Opined Acceptable Use Policy

Effective Date: Effective: January 03, 2018

 

Opined is a place that empowers people to share and read opinions on trending topics. We believe if people don’t feel safe they cannot contribute or express themselves, take part in discussions or listen to another person’s point of view. The following rules help everyone on Opined have a safe experience,

Respect Every Individual

Follow our Respect Every Individual policy, which includes the following:


Engage with Others in a Constructive Way

Assume everyone on Opined is here to make the platform a great resource with diverse background, beliefs, and opinions. It is OKAY to disagree, but please be civil, respectful, and considerate of other posters. Don’t threaten, encourage, or incite violence against anyone, directly or indirectly.


No Hate Speech

Opined is a place for civil discourse and does not tolerate content that attacks or disparages an individual or group based on race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, political group, sexual orientation or another similar characteristic. Any generalizations about these topics should be phrased as neutrally as possible.


No Harassment and Bullying

Abusive behaviour directed towards private individuals is not allowed. Repeated and unwanted contact constitutes a form of harassment. Content should not make threats against others or advocate violence, including self-harm.

 

Respect the Rights of Others


Identity and Deceptive Activity

Your Opined profile should use your real name or legally incorporated business name and use accurate and truthful credentials. Do not use Opined to impersonate another person, act as another entity without authorization, or create multiple accounts.


Intellectual Property and Personal Rights

Do not post content that infringes any intellectual property or personal right of another party. Writing taken from another source should be properly attributed and block quoted.

 

Respect the Opined Platform


No Spam

Do not use Opined to post or attract spam.


No Malicious or Illegal Activity

Do not contribute viruses, malware, and other malicious programs or engage in activity that harms or interferes with the operation of Opined or seeks to circumvent security or authentication measures. Do not use Opined to engage in unlawful activity or to promote illegal acts.


Paid, Automatic, Bulk, or Non-Genuine Interactions

Opined depends on various user behaviours – like follows and recommends – to determine what content to feature and make the site work well for everyone. So, we don’t allow artificial behaviours that skew this system and as a result degrade or distort other users’ experience.

  • Don’t buy, sell, or trade in account interactions – including follows, recommendations, highlights, or responses.
  • Don’t use services, apps, or arrangements that offer you more follows, recommends, or other interactions on your Opined account or content.
  • Don’t register accounts, post content, or interact with users or content automatically, systematically, or programmatically.


Porn and Graphic Content

Don’t post pornographic images or videos. There are other places to post it. You know where they are. We do allow erotic writing and non-graphic erotic images.
Don’t post gratuitously graphic or disturbing media, even if it is not pornographic. Don’t post anything promoting the sexual or violent exploitation of children.


Privacy Violations

Don’t post content that violates others’ privacy, including personally identifying or confidential information such as credit card numbers, government issued identity numbers, non-public phone numbers, physical addresses, email addresses, or other non-public information.


Promotion and Glorification of Self-harm

Don’t encourage, promote, or glorify acts of self-harm, such as cutting, eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, and suicide. If you encounter users contemplating or threatening self-harm, please Contact Us.


Abide by Other Opined Policies

Follow Opined's other policies, which Opined may add or change from time to time.

 

Reporting Problems

If you see something on Opined that you believe violates our guidelines or policies, please report it to us using Contact Us page.

Violating the Acceptable Use Policy may result in the removal of content, or in the limitation or termination of a user’s access to Opined.