Sightseek Community Guidelines
Last updated: April 2020
Welcome to Sightseek! We are thrilled that you want to use our services. Sightseek is an inclusive platform built for the celebration of shared travel experiences. Our priority is to create a community that is safe and fun for all to engage. Please read on for more about our values, how they apply to our community, and what you can and can’t do when using Sightseek. For more information about using our services, please visit our Terms of Service.
Make our community welcoming to all
Sightseek is an inclusive platform that welcomes all members to engage in positive, constructive behavior. Our members represent diverse nationalities, cultures, genders, races, ages and backgrounds. These diverse perspectives make the community a wonderful place, and we would like to foster continued growth and diversity. Therefore, we ask our members to respect each other and refrain from behavior that makes others feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or unsafe.
Specifically, we will not tolerate harassment, bullying, threats of violence, or discrimination. We do not allow horrifying, violent, or distressing content, including animal abuse. Do not post content that threatens to cause physical, emotional, or financial harm towards others. Do not degrade, shame, or in any other way harass others. Do not threaten to blackmail others. Do not engage in hate speech. Do not discriminate against or promote hatred or violence against others on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or disease.
Make our community safe for all
Sightseek’s community is built around mutual respect and support for all our members. We ask that you actively participate in keeping the members of our community safe.
We do not allow content that promotes harming oneself or others. Do not post content that encourages dangerous behavior, such as reckless challenges or dares.
We will not tolerate content that glorifies harmful behavior, such as eating disorders, suicide, cutting, or other self-harm. If you or someone you know is considering self-harm or suicide, please know there are resources and support available at national crisis centers such as the Crisis Text Line.
We will not allow content that promotes organized crime, terrorism, extremism or hate organizations. Hate or extremist organizations with a record and clearly-stated intention to commit terrorist or violent criminal activity are prohibited from maintaining a presence on Sightseek to promote any of their campaigns, plans, celebrate their violent acts, to fundraise, or recruit people.
Post content that belongs to you
Sightseek enjoys the creativity and expression of our user community, and aims to provide tools to help you create beautiful, authentic, unique, fun, and insightful content. However, we ask that you only post content that you have the right to use. Do not post content that is copyrighted or trademarked by someone else without their permission.
If you believe someone has used your or someone else’s work without the appropriate permission, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Respect the privacy, rights, and preferences of others
Please respect the privacy, rights, and preferences of everyone in our community.
Do not solicit disclosure of any personally identifiable or private information of others or your own, such as images of someone else's identity card, passport, work badge, or images with their car license plate showing.
Please only post content that is appropriate for a range of individuals, diverse in age and maturity. We do not allow sexually explicit or pornographic content, including digitally-created content that depicts things like sexual intercourse, masturbation, genitals or close-up shots of nude buttocks, or frontal nudity.
However, non-sexualized fine art such as paintings and sculpture shall be allowed.
Additionally, we celebrate strong women and mothers, and will allow content that depicts breastfeeding or mastectomy scars.
Any nude content involving minors or content that appears to be sexualizing a minor will be removed and promptly reported to the proper authorities.
A note for parents: your children are obviously an important part of your travel experiences, and we know you may post photos of them. For safety reasons, there are times when we may remove images that show nude or partially-nude children. Even when this content is shared with good intentions, it could be used by others in unanticipated ways.
Foster genuine and meaningful interactions
Sightseek was created with the intention of connecting you with the experiences of others so that you may see the world through their eyes. We encourage truthful, realistic content that is helpful for others.
We do not allow spammy content, misleading content, phishing attempts, or repeatedly contacting people for commercial purposes without their consent.
Do not attempt to mislead others or misrepresent any information, such as artificially collecting likes, followers, shares, or reviews.
Do not impersonate another person or organization in a way that deceives others.
Always follow the law
As a user of Sightseek’s services, we require that you adhere to the law when engaging with our community.
You may not engage in illegal behavior or criminal activity, such as offering sexual services, buying or selling firearms, alcohol, and tobacco products between private individuals, and buying or selling illegal or prescription drugs (even if legal in your region).
You also may not coordinate poaching or selling of endangered species or their parts. Though not illegal in every locale, we ask that you refrain from posting content that glorifies mistreatment of animals and we may in some cases remove this content.
Remember to always follow the law when offering to sell or buy other regulated goods. Accounts promoting online gambling, online real money games of skill or online lotteries must get our prior written permission before using any of our products.
As mentioned above, we have zero tolerance when it comes to sharing sexual content involving minors or threatening to post intimate images of others.
What we will do if you violate our guidelines
If your content violates our guidelines, we will remove it. If you repeatedly post content or engage in behavior that violates our guidelines, we will remove your account and ban you from our services. In some extreme cases, we may work with law enforcement, including when we believe that there’s risk of physical harm or threat to public safety.
What you can do if you believe someone has violated our guidelines
Each of us is an important part of the Sightseek community. If you see something that you think may violate our guidelines, please help us by letting us know. You can report these violations at email@example.com. In your report, include specifics such as links, usernames, screenshots, and descriptions of the content. We will make every effort to review and act upon these reports in a timely manner.
From time to time, you may encounter content on our platform that you don’t agree with but that does not violate our guidelines. In these cases, we encourage you to unfollow the user who created the content. If there's something you don't like in a comment on one of your posts, you can delete that comment.
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 file a copyright report. 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.