Community Guidelines

Community Guidelines

 


The Short

We want aniaid to continue to be an authentic and safe place to express your concern for animals in need. Please help us foster this community. It is important that when you submit a report you do not enter a house number or name. Instead, place the aniaid paw-pin as accurately as possible on the location of your report. If you do enter a house number or name, your report may be removed due to local privacy & data protection laws. Post only your own photos and videos and always adhere to the law. Respect everyone on aniaid and don’t spam people or post nudity or anything deemed inappropriate.

The Long

aniaid is a reflection of our diverse community of cultures, ages, and beliefs. We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the different points of view that create a safe and open environment for everyone.

We created the Community Guidelines so you can help us foster and protect this amazing community. By using aniaid, you agree to these guidelines and our Terms of Use. We’re committed to these guidelines and we hope you are too. Overstepping these boundaries may result in deleted content, disabled accounts, or other restrictions.

  • Share only photos and videos that you’ve taken or have the right to share

As always, respects people’s privacy and remember you own the content you post on aniaid. Always post authentic content, and don’t post anything you’ve copied or collected from the Internet that you don’t have the right to post. We urge you to learn more about ‘intellectual property rights’ if you are in doubt.

  • Post photos and videos that are appropriate for a diverse audience

We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on aniaid. This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks. It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed. Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too.

If people share photos or videos of children, we may for safety reasons remove these images, especially if they show nude or partially nude children. Even when this content is shared with good intentions, others could use it in unanticipated ways.

  • Foster meaningful and genuine interactions

Help us stay spam-free by not artificially collecting likes, followers, or shares, posting repetitive comments or content, or repeatedly contacting people for commercial purposes without their consent.

  • Follow the law

aniaid is not a place to support or praise terrorism, organized crime, or hate groups. Offering sexual services, buying or selling firearms and illegal or prescription drugs (even if it’s legal in your region) is also not allowed. Remember to always follow the law when using aniaid.

When submitting a report, we ask you not to enter a house number or name. We rely solely on the aniaid paw-pin to be in the actual place of your report. If you do enter a house number or name, we may remove your post due to local privacy & data protection laws.

We have zero tolerance when it comes to sharing sexual content involving minors or threatening to post intimate images of others.

  • Respect other members of the aniaid community

We want to foster a positive, diverse community. We remove content that contains credible threats or hate speech, content that targets private individuals to degrade or shame them without a valid reason and in line with what aniaid stands for, personal information meant to blackmail or harass someone, and repeated unwanted messages. We do generally allow stronger conversation around people who are featured in the news or have a large public audience due to their profession or chosen activities.

It’s never OK to encourage violence or attack anyone based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disabilities, or diseases. When hate speech is being shared to challenge it or to raise awareness, we may allow it. In those instances, we ask that you express your intent clearly.

Serious threats of harm to public and personal safety aren’t allowed. This includes specific threats of physical harm as well as threats of theft, vandalism, and other financial harm. We carefully review reports of threats and consider many things when determining whether a threat is credible.

  • Maintain our supportive environment by not glorifying self-injury

The aniaid community cares for each other. Encouraging or urging people to embrace self-injury is counter to this environment of support, and we’ll remove it or disable accounts if it’s reported to us. We may also remove content identifying victims or survivors of self-injury if the content targets them for attack or humour.

  • Be thoughtful when posting newsworthy events

We understand that many people use aniaid to share important and newsworthy events. Some of these issues can involve graphic images. Because so many different people and age groups use aniaid, we may remove videos of intense, graphic violence to make sure aniaid stays appropriate for everyone.

We understand that people often share this kind of content to condemn, raise awareness or educate. If you do share content for these reasons, we encourage you to caption your photo with a warning about graphic violence. Sharing graphic images for sadistic pleasure or to glorify violence is never allowed.

Help us keep the community strong:

  • Each of us is an important part of the aniaid community. If you see something that you think may violate our guidelines, please help us by using our built-in reporting option. We have a dedicated team that reviews these reports and works as quickly as possible to remove content that doesn’t meet our guidelines. Even if you or someone you know doesn’t have an aniaid account, you can still file a report by email. When you complete the report, try to provide as much information as possible, such as links, usernames, and descriptions of the content, so we can find and review it quickly. We may remove entire posts if either the imagery or associated captions violate our guidelines.
  • You may find content you don’t like, but doesn’t violate the Community Guidelines. If that happens, please navigate away from the persons post.
  • Many disputes and misunderstandings can be resolved directly between members of the community. If one of your photos or videos was posted by someone else, you could try commenting on the post and asking the person to take it down. If that doesn’t work, you can. If you believe someone is violating your trademark, you can file a trademark report. Don’t target the person who posted it by posting screenshots and drawing attention to the situation because that may be classified as harassment.
  • We may work with law enforcement, including when we believe that there’s risk of physical harm or threat to public safety.

For more information, please refer to our Disclaimer and Terms of Use.

Thank you for helping us create one of the best communities in the world.