Community Standards

Last Updated November 11, 2022

As part of our ongoing efforts to make LINK.ge a trusted platform for its users, we've developed guidelines that go hand-in-hand with our Terms and Conditions. They outline the dos and don’ts of using LINK.ge.

so that we can best keep you (and your audience!) safe. Please take a few minutes to review our Community Standards and digest ‘em, since-- like the T&Cs-- you’re agreeing to abide by them by using your LINk.ge.

 

 

Adult content

We want to empower creators of all kinds to carve out their own space on the Internet. We also want to make sure that visitors, including minors, can make informed decisions before they click. If you’re linking out to adult content on your LINK.ge, ensure that:

  1. the content you’re linking to is legal in your region,

the media on your LINK.ge, such as your avatar, remains suitable for all ages, and

  1. you enable the sensitive content label appropriately, especially if you're embedding content feeds that may contain adult material

 

Hate speech

LINK.ge is a place to share beliefs and ideas as long as it does not cause harm, incite hatred or violence, or discriminate against individuals and groups based on race, skin color, national origin, religious beliefs, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or medical condition. We’re also not a platform that should be used to glorify perpetrators of hatred, violence, or discrimination either.

 

Electoral fraud

Don’t use LINK.ge to impede your local/national electoral process, which includes misleading the public about where and how to participate, or about who can participate, and selling or attempting to sell your right to vote.

 

URLs

LINK.ge usernames are meant for everyone-- so don’t buy, sell, hoard or trade them. Don’t secure a username without the intention of using it, or with the intention to ‘domain squat’, i.e. to prevent someone else from using it, or to profit from reselling it. This is illegal in some countries, and LINK.ge does not allow it.

 

Illegal goods and services

Don’t use LINK.ge to advertise or facilitate the sale of regulated or illegal goods or services, including (but not limited to):

Alcohol (you may advertise the sale of alcohol with a liquor license, but you may not sell alcohol directly through LINK.ge commerce links)

  • Drugs
  • Weapons
  • Weapon schematics
  • Body parts (including body fluids, blood, etc.)
  • Offers for adoption / surrogacy 
  • Counterfeits
  • Embargoed goods
  • Endangered or protected species or parts of
  • Fireworks and explosives
  • Hazardous/toxic materials 
  • ID documents
  • Personal info or mailing lists
  • Regulated plants, insects, animals
  • Recalled items
  • Stolen items
  • Tobacco products, inc. e-cigarettes
  • Products offered through multi-level marketing schemes
  • Gambling
  • Human trafficking or prostitution.

 

LINK.ge should also not be used to encourage or facilitate any form of illegal activity, including the sale of illegal goods or services. Any content that you target at minors must not promote any content (including products or services) that is inappropriate, or that exploits or exert undue pressure on the targeted individuals.

 

Spam and fraud

Don’t use LINK.ge to spam or scam visitors, including linking out to external sites which might collect personal information under false pretenses.

 

Harassment

Don’t use LINK.ge to target individuals with the intention to intimidate, harass, threaten, or bully.

 

Extremist/terrorist content

Don’t use LINK.ge to advertise, propagandize, praise, or collect funds for extremist groups or their activities.

 

Child harm

LINK.ge has a no-tolerance policy for child harm. Do not upload or link out to content that harms minors or endorses harming minors, including child sexual abuse material, solicitation of minors, and imagery that feature underage individuals within an inappropriate context. We actively report any such cases of child endangerment or harm uploaded to or linked out from LINK.ge to relevant authorities, e.g. the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

 

Self-harm

We want LINK.ge to be a place where users can feel safe as they discuss the journey of recovery in a healthy way but we also want users to feel safe when visiting, so we prohibit content that promotes or idealizes suicide, self-mutilation, disordered eating, or potentially harmful alternatives to medical treatment.

 

Shocking or violent content

Don’t use LINK.ge to share content intended to shock and disturb visitors such as gore, mutilation, excessive violence, or physical abuse.

 

Copyright and trademark

You should not upload content that infringes an individual's intellectual property rights (including copyright, trademarks, and patents). If you believe your intellectual property rights are being infringed because of content on LINK.ge, please reach out to us.

 

Privacy and impersonation

Maintaining individual privacy is very important on LINK.ge -- it’s LINK we collect so little information from our users! We don’t allow LINK.ge profiles that expose others’ personal identifying information (billing details, IDs, etc.), collect identifying information without the appropriate legal basis (including IP addresses), or expose private media (image-based sexual abuse, etc.). We also don’t allow LINK.ge profiles that impersonate other individuals or organizations.

 

Misinformation

Don't use LINK.ge to post misinformation. This includes content that you know or suspect is false, inaccurate, or intended to misinform others.