Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Last updated: April 17th, 2019

These Terms of Use (“Terms”, “Terms of Use”) govern your relationship with www.accessfriends.com website and Access Friends Inc. mobile application (the “Service”) operated by Access Friends Inc. (“us”, “we”, or “our”).

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using our website and Access Friends Inc. mobile application (the “Service”).

Your access to and use of the Service is based on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms and accept all legal consequences. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, in whole or in part, please do not use the Service.


Our Service allows you to post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material (“Content”). You are responsible for the Content that you post to the Service, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.

By posting Content to the Service, you grant us the right and license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content on and through the Service. You retain any and all of your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Service and you are
responsible for protecting those rights. You agree that this license includes the right for us to make your Content available to other users of the Service, who may also use your Content subject to these Terms.

You represent and warrant that: (i) the Content is yours (you own it) or you have the right to use it and grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and (ii) the posting of your Content on or through the Service does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.

We reserve all rights to block or remove communications or materials that we determine to be: (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene; (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading; (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or, other intellectual property right of another or; (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to us in our sole discretion.

You acknowledge that, by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the Service, we are merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the Service.


When you create an account with us, you must provide us information that is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account on our Service.

You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Service and for any activities or actions under your password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service.

You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.

We take our role in keeping abuse off our service seriously. That’s why we have developed a set of Standards that outline what is and is not allowed on Access Friends. Our Standards apply around the world to all types of content. They are designed to be comprehensive – for example, content that might not be considered hate speech may still be removed for violating our bullying policies.

The goal of our Standards is to encourage expression and create a safe environment. Our policies are rooted in the following principles:

Safety: People need to feel safe in order to build community. We are committed to removing content that encourages real-world harm, including (but not limited to) physical, financial, and emotional injury.

1. Credible Violence
We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety.

Do not post:
• Threats: Credible statements of intent to commit violence against any person, groups of people, or place. We consider statements credible if the following are present:
o A target (person, group of people, or place)
o Bounty/demand for payment
o Mention or image of specific weapon
o Sales offer or ask to purchase weapon
o Spelled-out address or named building
o A target and two or more of the following details (can be two of the same detail):
 Location
 Timing
 Method
o Any statement of intent to commit violence against a vulnerable person (identified by name, title, image, or other reference) or vulnerable group, including (but not limited to) heads-of-state, witnesses and confidential informants, activists and journalists
o Calls for violence or statements advocating violence against the following targets (identified by name, title, image, or other reference) : Any vulnerable person or group including (but not limited to) heads of state, national elected officials, witnesses and confidential informants, activists, and journalists, public individuals, if credible as defined above
o Groups of people or unnamed specific person(s), if credible
o Places, if credible
o Where no target is specified but a symbol representing the target or a visual of weapons is included
o Aspirational and conditional statements of violence against any vulnerable groups, public individuals, if credible (unless the individual is convicted of certain crimes or is a member of a dangerous organization), vulnerable person(s), if credible, groups of people or unnamed specific person(s), if credible, places, if credible
o Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group
o Instructions on how to make or use weapons if the goal is to injure or kill people as may be evident from:
 language explicitly stating that goal, or
 As evident from imagery that shows or simulates the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
 Unless there is clear context that the content is for an alternative purpose (for example, shared as part of recreational self-defense activities, training by a country’s military, commercial video games, or news coverage)
 Instructions on how to make or use explosives, unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example, clear cientific/educational purpose use or fireworks)
o Exposure of vulnerable individuals’ identities without their permission
o Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, representation, support or advocating for violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election
o Misinformation that contributes to imminent violence or physical harm

2. Dangerous Individuals and Organizations
We do not allow any organizations or individuals that proclaim a violent mission or are engaged in violence, from having a presence on Access Friends. This includes organizations or individuals involved in the following:
• Terrorist activity
• Organized hate
• Mass or serial murder
• Human trafficking
• Organized violence or criminal activity
• We also remove content that expresses support or praise for groups, leaders, or individuals involved in these activities.
• We do not allow the following people (living or deceased) or groups to maintain a presence (for example, have an Account, Page, Group) on our platform:
o Terrorist organizations and terrorists
o A terrorist organization is defined as any non-governmental organization that engages in premeditated acts of violence against persons or property to intimidate a civilian population, government, or international organization in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim
o A member of a terrorist organization or any person who commits a terrorist act is considered a terrorist. A terrorist act is defined as a premeditated act of violence against persons or property carried out by a non-government actor to intimidate a civilian population, government, or international organization in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim.
• Hate organizations and their leaders and prominent members. A hate organization is defined as any association of three or more people that is organized under a name, sign, or symbol and that has an ideology, statements, or physical actions that attack individuals based on characteristics, including race, religious affiliation, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, serious disease or disability.
• Mass and serial murderers. This policy applies to a mass or serial murderer who meets any of the following criteria:
o They were convicted of mass or serial murder
o They were killed by law enforcement during commission of the mass or serial murder or during subsequent flight
o They killed themselves at the scene or in the aftermath of the mass or serial murder
o They were identified by law enforcement with images from the crime
• Human trafficking groups and their leaders. Human trafficking groups are organizations responsible for any of the following:
o Prostitution of others, forced/bonded labor, slavery, or the removal of organs
o Recruiting, transporting, transferring, detaining, providing, harboring, or receiving a minor, or an adult against their will
• Criminal organizations and their leaders and prominent members. A criminal organization is defined as any association of three or more people that is united under a name, color(s), hand gesture(s) or recognized indicia, that has engaged in or threatens to engage in criminal activity, including (but not limited to)
o Homicide
o Drug trafficking
o Arms trafficking
o Identity theft
o Money laundering
o Extortion or trafficking
o Assault
o Kidnapping
o Sexual exploitation (covered in section 7 and section 8)
• We do not allow symbols that represent any of the above organizations or individuals to be shared on our platform without context that condemns or neutrally discusses the content.
• We do not allow content that praises any of the above organizations or individuals or any acts committed by them.
• We do not allow coordination of support for any of the above organizations or individuals or any acts committed by them.

3. Promoting or Publicizing Crime
We prohibit people from promoting or publicizing violent crime, theft, and/or fraud because we do not want to condone this activity and because there is a risk of copycat behavior. We also do not allow people to depict criminal activity or admit to crimes they or their associates have committed. Do not post:
• Content depicting, admitting, or promoting the following criminal acts committed by you or your associates
• Acts of physical harm committed against people
• Acts of physical harm committed against animals except in cases of hunting, fishing, religious sacrifice, or food preparation/processing
• Poaching or selling endangered species or their parts
• Staged animal vs. animal fights
• Theft
• Vandalism or property damage
• Fraud
• Trafficking as referenced in section 2
• Sexual violence or sexual exploitation, including sexual assault, as referenced in section 7 and section 8

4. Coordinating Harm
In an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we prohibit people from facilitating or coordinating future activity, criminal or otherwise, that is intended or likely to cause harm to people, businesses, or animals. People can draw attention to harmful activity that they may witness or experience as long as they do not advocate for or coordinate harm.

Do not post statements of intent, calls to action, or advocating for the following:
• Acts of physical harm committed against people
• Acts of physical harm committed against animals except in cases of hunting, fishing, religious sacrifice, or food preparation/processing
• Staged animal vs. animal fights
• Theft
• Vandalism/property damage
• Swatting
• Fraud, defined as the deliberate deception to take advantage of another, secure an unfair gain, or deprive another of money, property, or legal right. Examples of fraud include, but are not limited to Bribery, Embezzlement, Money Laundering (concealment of the origins of criminally obtained money), Supporting and/or facilitating the misuse of payment cards
• Voter fraud, defined as any offers to buy or sell votes with cash or gifts
• Voter suppression, defined as Misrepresentation of the dates, locations, and times, and methods for voting or voter registration, Misrepresentation of who can vote, qualifications for voting, whether a vote will be counted, and what information and/or materials must be provided in order to vote, Other misrepresentations related to voting in an official election may be subject to false news standards, as referenced in section 19
• Arranged marriages with refugees or internally displaced persons
• Trafficking as referenced in section 2
• Sexual violence or sexual exploitation, including sexual assault, as referenced in section 7 and section 8
• Offers of services to smuggle or assist in smuggling people.
• Content that depicts, promotes, advocates for or encourages participation in a high risk viral challenge, including content with no caption or one that expresses a neutral sentiment.

5. Regulated Goods
To encourage safety and compliance with common legal restrictions, we prohibit attempts by individuals, manufacturers, and retailers to purchase, sell, or trade non-medical drugs and pharmaceutical drugs. We also prohibit the purchase, sale, gifting, exchange, and transfer of firearms, including firearm parts or ammunition, between private individuals on Access Friends. Some of these items are not regulated everywhere; however, because of the borderless nature of our community, we try to enforce our policies as consistently as possible.

Do not post content about non-medical drugs (other than alcohol or tobacco) that:
• coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs
• Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates
• Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs
• Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context
• Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that mentions or depicts pharmaceutical drugs, makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following:
o Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
o Asking the audience to buy
o Listing the price
o Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information attempting to solicit the product, defined as: stating interest in buying the product, or asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade. This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of pharmaceutical drugs

Do not post content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals. This includes content that:
• Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives and a product unrelated to firearms, and
• Makes an attempt to sell or transfer including any of the following, unless posted by an entity representing a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand: Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery, Asking the audience to buy, Listing the price or noting that the product is free
• Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
• Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as stating that they are interested in buying the good, or asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade

Do not post:
• Content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, transfer, promote or otherwise provide access to instructions for 3D printing or computer-aided manufacturing of firearms or firearm parts.
• Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human organs and/or blood where trade is defined as:
• Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or
• Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price
• Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human organs and/or blood
• Content that coordinates or supports the poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts

6. Suicide and Self-Injury
In an effort to promote a safe environment on Access Friends, we remove content that encourages suicide or self-injury, including certain graphic imagery and real-time depictions that experts tell us might lead others to engage in similar behavior. Self-injury is defined as the intentional and direct injuring of the body, including self-mutilation and eating disorders. We remove any content that identifies and negatively targets victims or survivors of self-injury or suicide seriously, humorously, or rhetorically.

Do not post:
• Content that promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for Suicide, Self-injury, Eating disorders
• Content that depicts graphic self-injury imagery
• Content depicting a person who engaged in a suicide attempt or death by suicide
• Photos or videos depicting a person who engaged in euthanasia/assisted suicide in a medical setting
• Content that depicts older instances of self-harm such as healed cuts or other non-graphic self-injury imagery in a context of recovery

7. Child Nudity and Sexual Exploitation of Children
We do not allow content that sexually exploits or endangers children. We will remove all images because of the potential for abuse by others and to help avoid the possibility of other people reusing or misappropriating the images.

Do not post:
• Content that depicts participation in or advocates for the sexual exploitation of children, including (but not limited to) engaging in any sexual activity involving minors; adults soliciting minors, minors soliciting minors, minors soliciting adults, using our products and site functionality with the intention of sexualizing minors
• Content that constitutes or facilitates inappropriate interactions with children, such as initiating unsolicited contact with minors (for example, private messages between stranger adults and minors), soliciting, displaying, sharing, or viewing imagery of nude, sexualized, or sexual activity with minors, arranging real-world sexual encounters or obtaining sexual material from a minor directly, displaying nudity to minors
• Content (including photos, videos, real-world art, digital content, and text) that depicts
o Any sexual activity involving minors
o Minors in a sexual fetish context
o Minors with sexual elements, including (but not limited to):
o Restraints
o Focus on genitals
o Presence of aroused adult
o Presence of sex toys
o Sexualized costume
o Stripping
o Staged environment (for example, on a bed) or professionally shot (quality/focus/angles)
o Open-mouth kissing with minor or adult
• Content (including photos, videos, real-world art, digital content, and verbal depictions) that shows minors in a sexualized context
• Content that depicts child nudity where nudity is defined as
o Visible genitalia (even when covered or obscured by transparent clothing)
o Visible anus and/or fully nude close-up of buttocks
o Uncovered female nipples for children older than toddler-age
o No clothes present from neck to knee for children older than toddler-age
o Digitally-created depictions of nude minors, unless the image is for health or educational purposes

8. Sexual Exploitation of Adults
We remove content that depicts, threatens or promotes sexual violence, sexual assault, or sexual exploitation, that displays, advocates for, or coordinates sexual acts with non-consenting parties or commercial sexual services, such as prostitution and escort services.

Do not post:
• Instances where content consists of any form of non-consensual sexual touching, crushing, necrophilia or bestiality, including:
• Depictions (including real photos/videos), or advocacy (including aspirational and conditional statements), or statements of intent, or calls for action, or participation by yourself or others to engage in any form of the above mentioned sexual acts.
• Content that attempts to exploit people by any of the following:
o Coercing money, favors, or images from people by threats of exposure of their naked or semi-naked photos/videos
o Sharing imagery that fulfills all three of the following conditions:
o Image is non-commercial or produced in a private setting
o Person in the image is (near) nude, engaged in sexual activity, or in a sexual pose
o Lack of consent to share the image is indicated by vengeful context (for example, caption, comments, or page title), independent sources (for example, media coverage or law enforcement record), a visible match between the person depicted in the image and the person who has reported the content to us, the person who reported the content to us shares the same name as the person depicted in the image
o Sharing imagery of people or a person focusing on sexualized areas of the body such as the breasts, groin, or buttocks or focusing on people engaged in sexual activity.
o Threatening or stating an intent to share intimate imagery without consent
o Soliciting intimate imagery to view or share without consent
o Threatening or stating an intent to share private sexual conversations
o Attempting to coordinate adult commercial sexual services or prostitution activities, such as requesting or offering or asking for rates for escort services and paid sexual fetish or domination services.

9. Bullying
Bullying happens in many places and comes in many different forms from making statements degrading someone’s character to posting inappropriate images to threatening someone. We do not tolerate bullying on Access Friends because we want the members of our community to feel safe and respected.
We will remove content that purposefully targets private individuals with the intention of degrading or shaming them. We recognize that bullying can be especially harmful to minors, and our policies provide heightened protection for minors because they are more vulnerable and susceptible to online bullying.

Do not post:
• Content about another private individual that reflects claims about sexual activity, high-severity physical descriptions, ranking individuals on physical appearance or personality
• Threats of non-consensual sexual touching
• Sexualized text targeting another individual
• Attacks through derogatory terms related to sexual activity (e.g. whore, slut)
• An individual in a context that is intended to degrade, for example, menstruating, urinating, vomiting, or defecating
• Physical bullying where the context further degrades the individual
• Comparison to animals that are culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior or to an inanimate object
• Content that has been photo-shopped to target and demean an individual, including by highlighting specific physical characteristics or threatening violence in text or with imagery
• Content that specifies an individual as the target of statements of intent to commit violence, calls for action of violence, statements advocating violence, aspirational and conditional statements of violence, physical bullying
• Claims about religious identity or blasphemy
• Cursing at an individual or individuals
• Making negative character claims
• Making negative ability claims
• Content that is targeted at minors when it contains cursing
• Claims about romantic involvement or sexual orientation
• Allegations about criminal or illegal behavior
• Coordinating, advocating, or promoting exclusion
• Expressions of contempt or disgust
• Calls for death or serious disease or disability
• Videos of physical bullying or violence against minors in a fight context shared with no caption or a neutral or praising caption
• Content written in the first person but is actually posted by a different individual than the person referenced in the content. This may be done to target the person in the content with the intention of degrading or shaming them. We remove this content.

10. Harassment
We do not tolerate harassment on Access Friends. We want people to feel safe to engage and connect with their community. Our harassment policy applies to both public and private individuals because we want to prevent unwanted or malicious contact on the platform.

Do not:
• Repeatedly contact a single person despite that person’s clear desire and action to prevent that contact
• Repeatedly contact large numbers of people with no prior solicitation
• Send messages to any individual that contain
• Targeted cursing aimed at an individual or group of individuals in the thread
• Calls for death, serious disease or disability, or physical harm aimed at an individual or group of individuals in the thread
• Bullying policy violations
• Claims that a victim of a violent tragedy is lying about being a victim, acting/pretending to be a victim of a verified event, or otherwise is paid or employed to mislead people about their role in the event when sent directly to a survivor and/or immediate family member of a survivor or victim
• Send messages to a group that contain any bullying policy violations, regardless of whether the person being targeted is a public or private individual
• Target anyone maliciously, including public figures, by
• Attacking them based on their status as a victim of sexual assault or sexual exploitation
• Threatening any participant in public discourse with violence in an attempt to intimidate or silence them
• Calling for self-injury or suicide of a specific person, or group of people
• Attacking them through derogatory terms related to sexual activity (e.g. whore, slut)
• Post content about a violent tragedy, or victims of violent tragedies that include claims that a violent tragedy did not occur
• Target victims or survivors of violent tragedies by name or by image, with claims that they are lying about being a victim of an event, acting/pretending to be a victim of an event, otherwise paid or employed to mislead people about their role in the event
• Target a minor who is a public figure with Claims about sexual activity or sexually transmitted disease(s),
• Content has been photo-shopped to include threats of violence either in text or image (for example, adding bullseye, dart, gun to head)
• Calls for death or serious disease or disability
• Statements of intent to commit violence or low severity harm in an attempt to silence someone
• Objects created to attack through targeted cursing, high-severity physical description, claims about blasphemy, expressions of contempt, expressions of disgust
• Post content about anyone, including a public figure, that contains a name, photo, or video of the individual and any statements of intent to commit lethal violence, or any calls for action of lethal violence, or any statements advocating lethal violence

11. Privacy Violations and Image Privacy Rights
Privacy and the protection of personal information are fundamentally important values for Access Friends. We work hard to keep your account secure and safeguard your personal information in order to protect you from potential physical or financial harm. You should not post personal or confidential information about others without first getting their consent.

Do not post:
• Content that facilitates identity theft by posting or soliciting personally identifiable information, including (but not limited to) National identification numbers, Social Security numbers, passport numbers, or exam numbers, Government IDs , School and education IDs featuring two of the following: (1) name, (2) photo, or (3) ID number, Digital identities, including passwords
• Content that contains medical/psychological, biometric, or genetic records or official documentation of others
• Content that facilitates identity theft by sharing personally identifiable information via an external link
• Content that facilitates identity theft by sharing private financial information of an organization or business
• Content that facilitates identity theft by disclosing the following personal financial information (of either the self or others): Bank account and/or card information, Financial records paired with account information
• Content that facilitates identity theft by sharing the private contact information of others defined as private phone numbers or addresses, Email, Messenger, and chat identities
• Content that identifies individuals by name and depicts their personal information, including Driver’s licenses, Government IDs other than driver’s licenses, Green Cards, or immigration papers, Marriage, birth, and name change certificates, Digital identities, including passwords, License plates
• Content that includes photographs that display the external view of private residences if the following conditions apply: The residence is a single-family home, or the resident’s unit number is identified in the image/caption, The city or neighborhood is identified, A resident is mentioned or depicted, That same resident objects to the exposure of their private residence
• Content that exposes the undercover status of law enforcement personnel if the content contains the agent’s full name or other explicit identification and explicitly mentions their undercover status, or the content contains images identifying the faces of the law enforcement personnel and explicitly mentions their undercover status
• Content that exposes information about safe houses by sharing any of the below, unless the safe house is actively promoting its location, contact information, or the type of service and protection it offers through comments, posts, pages or groups: Actual address of the safe house (post box only is allowed), Images of the safe house, Identifiable city/neighborhood of the safe house, or Information outing residents of the safe house
• A reported photo or video of people where the person depicted in the image is a minor under thirteen years old, and the content was reported by the minor or a parent or legal guardian, A minor between thirteen and eighteen years old, and the content was reported by the minor, An adult, where the content was reported by the adult from outside the United States and applicable law may provide rights to removal, Any person who is incapacitated and unable to report the content on their own.

12. Hate Speech
We do not allow hate speech on Access Friends because it creates an environment of intimidation and exclusion and in some cases may promote real-world violence. We define hate speech as a direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identity, and serious disease or disability. We also provide some protections for immigration status. We define attack as violent or dehumanizing speech, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation, as described below.

Do not post:
• attacks which target a person or group of people who share one of the above-listed characteristics or immigration status (including all subsets except those described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses), where attack is defined as any violent speech or support in written or visual form, dehumanizing speech such as reference or comparison to: Insects, animals that are culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior, filth, bacteria, disease and feces, sexual predator, sub-humanity, violent and sexual criminals, other criminals (including but not limited to “thieves,” “bank robbers,” or saying “all [protected characteristic or quasi-protected characteristic] are ‘criminals’”), mocking the concept, events or victims of hate crimes even if no real person is depicted in an image, Designated dehumanizing comparisons in both written and visual form
• attacks which target a person or group of people who share any of the above-listed characteristics, where attack is defined as Statements of inferiority or an image implying a person’s or a group’s physical, mental, or moral deficiency , physical (including but not limited to “deformed,” “undeveloped,” “hideous,” “ugly”), mental (including but not limited to “retarded,” “cretin,” “low IQ,” “stupid,” “idiot”), moral (including but not limited to “slutty,” “fraud,” “cheap,” “free riders”), expressions of contempt or their visual equivalent, including (but not limited to) “I hate”, “I don’t like”, “X are the worst”, expressions of disgust or their visual equivalent, including (but not limited to), “Gross”, “Vile”, “Disgusting”, cursing at a person or group of people who share protected characteristics
• attacks which are calls to exclude or segregate a person or group of people based on the above-listed characteristics
• We do allow criticism of immigration policies and arguments for restricting those policies
• Content that describes or negatively targets people with slurs, where slurs are defined as words commonly used as insulting labels for the above-listed characteristics.

13. Violence and Graphic Content
We remove content that glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others because it may create an environment that discourages participation. We allow graphic content (with some limitations) to help people raise awareness about issues. We know that people value the ability to discuss important issues like human rights abuses or acts of terrorism.

Do not post:
• Imagery of violence committed against real people or animals with comments or captions by the poster that contain enjoyment of suffering, enjoyment of humiliation, erotic response to suffering
• Remarks that speak positively of the violence or remarks indicating the poster is sharing footage for sensational viewing pleasure
• Videos of dying, wounded, or dead people if they contain dismemberment unless in a medical setting, visible internal organs, charred or burning people unless in the context of cremation or self-immolation when that action is a form of political speech or newsworthy
• Victims of cannibalism
• Videos that show child abuse, defined as repeated kicking, beating, slapping, or stepping on by an adult or animal, strangling or suffocating by an adult or animal, drowning by an adult or animal, biting through skin by an adult or animal, poisoning by an adult, forcible restraint by an adult, inflicting of burn or cut wounds by an adult, forcible smoking, tossing, rotating, or shaking of an infant (too young to stand) by their wrists/ankles, arms/legs, or neck
• Videos and photos showing violent death of persons
• Imagery featuring mutilated people if it contains the following in a medical setting: dismemberment, throat-slitting, photos of wounded or dead people if they show
• Videos of animal abuse, defined as repeated kicking or beating of an animal by a person, acts of torture by a person committed against animals, biting of an animal for abusive purposes, imagery of animal fights when visible innards or dismemberment is visible, unless in the wild, animals being killed in a hunting, manufacturing, or food preparation/processing context
• Videos or photos that show child abuse, defined above, when accompanied by captions or context condemning or raising awareness about the abuse
• Videos that show the violent death of a person or people by accident or murder
• Still images depicting the violent death of a person or people
• Videos that show acts of torture committed against a person or people
• Videos of physical bullying or violence against minors in a fight context shared with a condemning caption
• Photos and videos of non-medical foreign objects (such as metal objects, knifes, nails) involuntarily inserted or stuck inside people or animals causing grievous injury
• An abortion or abandonment context
• Imagery of newborn babies in an abandonment context
• Photos and videos of animals in a ritual slaughter context showing dismemberment, or visible innards, or charring and burning
• Imagery of visible innards in a birthing context
• Imagery of non-medical foreign objects voluntarily inserted or stuck inside human through skin in religious or cultural context

14. Adult Nudity and Sexual Activity
We restrict the display of nudity or sexual activity because some people in our community may be sensitive to this type of content. Additionally, we default to removing sexual imagery to prevent the sharing of non-consensual or underage content. Restrictions on the display of sexual activity also apply to digitally created content unless it is posted for educational, humorous, or satirical purposes.

Do not post:
• Real nude adults, where nudity is defined as visible genitalia except in the context of birth giving and after-birth moments or health-related situations (for example, gender confirmation surgery, examination for cancer or disease prevention/assessment)
• Visible anus and/or fully nude close-ups of buttocks unless photo-shopped on a public figure
• Uncovered female nipples except in the context of breastfeeding, birth giving and after-birth moments, health-related situations (for example, post-mastectomy, breast cancer awareness or gender confirmation surgery) or an act of protest
• Sexual activity, including sexual intercourse, explicit sexual intercourse, defined as mouth or genitals entering or in contact with another person’s genitals or anus, where at least one person’s genitals are nude, implied sexual intercourse, defined as mouth or genitals entering or in contact with another person’s genitals or anus, even when the contact is not directly visible, except in cases of a sexual health context, advertisements, and recognized fictional images or with indicators of fiction, Implied stimulation of genitalia/anus, defined as stimulating genitalia/anus or inserting objects into genitalia/anus, even when the activity is not directly visible, except in cases of sexual health context, advertisements, and recognized fictional images or with indicators of fiction
• Other sexual activities including (but not limited to) erections, presence of by-products of sexual activity, stimulating genitals or anus, even if above or under clothing, use of sex toys, even if above or under clothing, stimulation of naked human nipples, squeezing female breast except in breastfeeding context
• Fetish content that involves acts that are likely to lead to the death of a person or animal, dismemberment, cannibalism, feces, urine, spit, snot, menstruation, or vomit
• Digital content that meets our definition of sexual activity unless any of the following conditions exist: Content where the sexual activity (intercourse or other sexual activities) is not directly visible, Content was posted in a satirical or humorous context, Content was posted in an educational or scientific context, Imagery is not sufficiently detailed and only body shapes or contours are visible

15. Sexual Solicitation
As noted in Section 8 of our Standards (Sexual Exploitation of Adults), people use Access Friends to discuss and draw attention to sexual violence and exploitation. We recognize the importance of and want to allow for this discussion. We draw the line, however, when content facilitates, encourages or coordinates sexual encounters between adults. We also restrict sexually explicit language that may lead to solicitation because some audiences within our global community may be sensitive to this type of content and it may impede the ability for people to connect with their friends and the broader community.

Do not post:
• Attempted coordination of or recruitment for adult sexual activities, including but not limited to filmed sexual activities, pornographic activities, strip club shows, live sex performances, erotic dances, sexual, erotic, or tantric massages
• Explicit sexual solicitation by, including but not limited to the following, offering or asking for: Sex or sexual partners, sex chat or conversations, nude images
• Implicit sexual solicitation, which we define as an offer or request to engage paired with at least one of the following elements: Suggestive statements, such as “looking for a good time tonight”, sexualized slang, sexual hints such as mentioning sexual roles, sex positions, fetish scenarios, state of arousal, act of sexual intercourse or activity (sexual penetration or self-pleasuring), commonly sexualized areas of the body such as the breasts, groin, or buttocks, state of hygiene of genitalia or buttocks
• Content (hand drawn or real-world art) that may depict explicit sexual activity or suggestively posed person(s).
• An offer or ask for other adult activities such as:
• Commercial pornography
• Nude images, unless modeling context is clear
• Sexually explicit language that goes into graphic detail beyond mere reference to a state of sexual arousal (wetness or erection), an act of sexual intercourse (sexual penetration, self-pleasuring or exercising fetish scenarios).

16. Cruel and Insensitive
We believe that people share and connect more freely when they do not feel targeted based on their vulnerabilities. As such, we have higher expectations for content that we call cruel and insensitive, which we define as content that targets victims of serious physical or emotional harm.

Do not post content that depicts real people and mocks their implied or actual serious physical injuries, disease, or disability, non-consensual sexual touching, or premature death

17. Spam
We work hard to limit the spread of commercial spam to prevent false advertising, fraud, and security breaches, all of which detract from people’s ability to share and connect. We do not allow people to use misleading or inaccurate information to collect likes, followers, or shares.

Do not:
• Artificially increase distribution for financial gain
• Create or use fake accounts or compromise other people’s accounts to impersonate or pretend to be a business, organization, public figure, or private individual or attempt to create connections, create content, or message people
• Restrict access to content by requiring people to like, share, or recommend before viewing
• Encourage likes, shares, or clicks under false pretenses
• Maliciously use login credentials or personally identifiable information by attempting to gather or share login credentials or personally identifiable information, using another person’s login credentials or personally identifiable information, promise non-existent Access Friends features

18. Misrepresentation
Authenticity is the cornerstone of our community. We believe that people are more accountable for their statements and actions when they use their authentic identities.

Do not misrepresent your identity by:
• Using a name that does not abide by our name policies
• Providing a false date of birth
• Misuse our profiles product by
o Creating a profile for someone under eighteen years old
o Maintaining multiple accounts
o Creating inauthentic profiles
o Sharing an account with any other person
o Creating another account after being banned from the site
o Evading the registration requirements outlined in our Terms of Service
• Impersonate others by
o Using their images with the explicit aim to deceive people
o Creating a profile assuming the persona of or speaking for another person or entity
o Creating a Page assuming to be or speak for another person or entity for which the user is not authorized to do so.
o Posting imagery that is likely to deceive the public as to the content’s origin, if The entity or an authorized representative objects to the content, and Can establish a risk of harm to members of the public, Engage in inauthentic behavior, which includes creating, managing, or otherwise perpetuating
• Accounts that are fake
• Accounts that have fake names
• Accounts that participate in, or claim to engage in, coordinated inauthentic behavior, meaning that multiple accounts are working together to do any of the following: Mislead people about the origin of content, Mislead people about the destination of links off our services (for example, providing a display URL that does not match the destination URL), Mislead people in an attempt to encourage shares, likes, or clicks, Mislead people to conceal or enable the violation of other policies under the Standards

19. False News
Reducing the spread of false news on Access Friends is a responsibility that we take seriously. We also recognize that this is a challenging and sensitive issue. We want to help people stay informed without stifling productive public discourse. There is also a fine line between false news and satire or opinion.

False news can be reduced in a number of different ways, namely by disrupting economic incentives for people, pages, and domains that propagate misinformation. We encourage people to decide for themselves what to read, trust, and share.

20. Intellectual Property
The Service and all contents, including but not limited to text, images, graphics or code are the property of Access Friends Inc. and are protected by copyright, trademarks, database and other intellectual property rights. You may display and copy, download or print portions of the material from the different areas of the Service only for your own non-commercial use. Any other use is strictly prohibited and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. These Terms do not grant you a license to use any trademark of Access Friends Inc. or its affiliates. You further agree not to use, change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the Service.

Access Friends takes intellectual property rights seriously and believes they are important to promoting expression, creativity, and innovation in our community. You own all of the content and information you post on Access Friends, and you control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. However, before sharing content, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect other people’s copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights. Our Terms of Service do not allow people to post content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark.

Upon receipt of a report from a rights holder or an authorized representative, we will remove or restrict content that engages in Copyright infringement and Trademark infringement

21. User Requests
We comply with:
• User requests for removal of their own account
• Requests for removal of a deceased user’s account from a verified immediate family member or executor
• Requests for removal of an incapacitated user’s account from an authorized representative

22. Additional Protection of Minors
We comply with:
• Requests for removal of an underage account
• Government requests for removal of child abuse imagery depicting, for example, beating by an adult or strangling or suffocating by an adult
• Legal guardian requests for removal of attacks on unintentionally famous minors

23. Links To Other Web Sites
The Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Access Friends Inc..

Access Friends Inc. has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Access Friends Inc. shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.

24. Termination

We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including, without limitation, if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Upon termination, your right to use the Service will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Service.

25. Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Access Friends Inc., its principals, officers, directors, representatives, employees, contractors, licensors, licensees, suppliers and agents, from and against any claims, losses, damages, obligations, costs, actions or demands.

These include but are not limited to: (a) legal and accounting fees resulting from your use of the Service; (b) your breach of any of these Terms; (c) anything you post on or upload to the Service; and (d) any activity related to your account. This includes any negligent or illegal conduct by you, any person or entity accessing the Service using your account whether such access is obtained via fraudulent or illegal means.

26. Limitation Of Liability
Access Friends Inc., its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, shall not be liable for any loss or damage, direct or indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, economic loss, loss or damage to electronic media or data, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of the Service; (ii) your inability to access or use the Service; (iii) any conduct or content of any third-party on or related to the Service; (iv) any content obtained from or through the Service; and (v) the unauthorized access to, use of or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other claim in law, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

27. Disclaimer And Non-Waiver of Rights
Access Friends Inc. makes no guarantees, representations or warranties of any kind as regards the website and associated technology. Any purportedly applicable warranties, terms and conditions are excluded, to the fullest extent permitted by law. Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance, except as provided for under the laws of any province in Canada. In such cases, the provincial law shall apply to the extent necessary.

Access Friends Inc. its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.

If you breach any of these Terms and Access Friends Inc. chooses not to immediately act, or chooses not to act at all, Access Friends Inc. will still be entitled to all rights and remedies at any later date, or in any other situation, where you breach these Terms. Access Friends Inc. does not waive any of its rights. Access Friends Inc. shall not be responsible for any purported breach of these Terms caused by circumstances beyond its control. A person who is not a party to these Terms shall have no rights of enforcement.

You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these Terms.

28. Exclusions
As set out, above, some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you. Provincial laws of Canada may apply to certain products and service provided.

29. Governing Law
These Terms shall be governed by, and interpreted and enforced in accordance with, the laws in the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada, as applicable.

If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then any remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements, oral or otherwise, regarding the Service.

30. Changes
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will make reasonable efforts to provide at least 15 days’ notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, in whole or in part, please stop using the website and the Service.

Contact Us: If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.