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Community Guidelines

Respect the Declaration Community

Every community feature on Declaration involves a certain level of trust. We ask that you respect and help foster that trust.

Use Common Sense

The following guidelines will help keep you from making any missteps:

  • Declaration is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. If this describes your content, even if it’s content of yourself, please don’t post it on Declaration. Also, be advised that we work closely with law enforcement and report child exploitation.
  • Don’t post content showing animal abuse, drug abuse, under-age drinking and smoking, or bomb making.
  • Graphic or gratuitous violence is not allowed. If your content involves someone being physically hurt, attacked, or humiliated, please don’t post it.
  • Declaration is not a shock site. Please don’t post content intended to shock or disgust.
  • Respect copyright. Only upload content that you made or that you are authorized to use. Don’t upload content you didn't make or use material in your content that someone else owns the copyright to without necessary authorizations. Read our Copyright Tips [links to Copyright Tips page] for more information.
  • We encourage free speech and defend everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view. But we don’t permit hate speech (speech that attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity).
  • Predatory behavior such as stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, impersonation, invading privacy, revealing other people’s personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts or to violate the Terms of Use are taken very seriously. Anyone caught doing these things may be permanently banned from Declaration.
  • Please don’t generate spam by creating misleading descriptions, tags, titles or thumbnails or any other means in order to increase views. It is not okay to post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content, including comments and private messages.

Please take these rules seriously and respect the spirit in which they were created.

We Enforce These Guidelines

Declaration content managers review flagged content around the clock to determine whether it violates our Community Guidelines. When it does, we remove it. Sometimes content doesn’t violate our Community Guidelines, but may not be appropriate for everyone. This content may be age-restricted. Accounts with serious or repeated violations may be terminated.

Community Guidelines Tips
Sex and Nudity

Generally if content is intended to be sexually provocative, it is less likely to be acceptable for Declaration. There are exceptions for educational, documentary, scientific, and artistic content, but only if one or more of these is the primary purpose of the content.

Hate Speech

“Hate speech” refers to content that promotes hatred against members of a protected group. Sometimes there is a fine line between what is and what is not considered hate speech. For instance, racist or sexist content may be considered hate speech. It is also generally okay to criticize a nation, but not okay to make insulting generalizations about people of a particular nationality.

Shocking and Disgusting

It is not okay to post violent or gory content intended to be shocking, sensational or disrespectful.

Dangerous Illegal Acts

Content that is intended to incite violence or encourage dangerous, illegal activities that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death is not welcome on Declaration.

Children

Content involving children (anyone under the age of 18) should never be sexually suggestive or violent. Please be cautious when posting content involving children.

Copyright

When you create something original, you own the copyright for it. Likewise, when other people create content, they may have a copyright to it. As a creative community, it’s essential that everyone on Declaration respect the copyrights of others.

Privacy

If content you’ve uploaded features people who are readily identifiable and who haven’t consented to appearing, there may file a privacy complaint seeking its removal. We’ll notify you if that happens and give you a chance to edit and re-upload your content before we act on the complaint. Don’t post other people’s personal information, including phone numbers, addresses, credit card numbers, and government IDs. We’re serious about keeping our users safe and suspend accounts that violate people’s privacy.

Harassment

Declaration is all about sharing and interacting with the community in respectful ways. If you’re not sure whether content or a comment you’ve made crosses the line, follow a simple rule of thumb: if you wouldn’t say it to someone’s face, don’t say it on Declaration.

Impersonation

Impersonating another user by copying someone’s exact profile layout, using a similar username, or posing as that person in comments, emails or content is considered harassment. If you want to keep your account, stay away from participating in any form of impersonation or harassing activity on the site.

Threats

Users should never feel threatened when they’re on Declaration. End of story.