[Revised on 20 December 2022]
Treat your interactions with other users on qoohoo as though these are interactions in the real world. Before you post any content, think about how the people you are talking about might feel if you told them to their face what you are planning to post. Do not post content about others that you would not like posted about you.
The community guidelines listed below set out the types of actions and behaviour that are prohibited on qoohoo. If you are found to have committed any of the actions listed below appropriate action might be taken against you including, but not limited to, taking down the violative content, in the appropriate circumstances informing the authorities, and suspension or termination of your account:
1. Hate Speech and Discrimination
Do not post hateful or discriminatory content on qoohoo.
Treat others on qoohoo with dignity, respect, and a sense of empathy. We encourage valid and well-intentioned expressions of healthy disagreement on the platform. We do not allow any forms of hateful, personal attacks, ad hominem speech, or uncivil disagreement which are intended to harm another user or cause them mental stress or suffering. Examples of hateful or discriminatory speech include comments which encourage violence, racially or ethnically objectionable or that which disparages anyone based on their national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disabilities, or diseases. We also prohibit content that could encourage other users to share such content.
You are not permitted to use hateful images or symbols in your profile image or profile header. You also may not alter your username, display name, or profile bio in such a manner as to appear as if you are engaging in abusive behaviour, or which could be reasonably construed as causing harassment to other user(s) or expressing hate towards a person or group.
2. Religiously Offensive Content
Be respectful of the religious beliefs of others.
You must always be respectful of the religious faith and beliefs of others regardless of whether or not they share the same views or beliefs as you. You must not publish anything which is hurtful to the sentiments of others, or which insults their religion or customs and/or causes communal discord.
3. Terrorism and Extremism
Do not post content that threatens, encourages or glorifies terrorism.
You must not threaten or promote any dangerous activities on qoohoo. In particular you must not use qoohoo to incite terrorism, secession, acts of violence against person or property or which threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign nations, or insults another nation. You must not post any content that promotes or encourages users to take actions on behalf of a terrorist or anti-national organization, or recruits and disseminates information for, or furthers the objectives of, such organizations. You must also not garner support or approval for the commission of violent acts during lawful protests or create violence-inducing terror and conspiracy networks on the platform.
4. Violent Content
Do not post content that threatens, depicts or glorifies violence, or encourages self harm.
You must not use qoohoo to make any direct or indirect threats of physical harm against another person. This includes any threat relating to theft, vandalism, wrongful confinement, bodily, mental or financial harm.
qoohoo does not permit its users to post content which involves references to mass murder, violent events, or specific means of violence, in particular where vulnerable communities or groups are the primary targets or victims, or which depicts or glorifies any such actions. qoohoo does not permit the glorification of violence in any manner including but not limited to celebrating events that have caused physical harm to or hurt the sentiments of any person or group. You must refrain from posting content which depicts torture, injury, mental suffering, death, bodily harm, abduction, kidnapping or other forms of violent content. You must also refrain from posting content relating to suicide or self harm, particularly in ways that can be construed as promoting or suggesting this course of action.
5. Graphic, Obscene and Sexual Content
Do not post graphic, obscene and/or sexual content on qoohoo.
qoohoo does not tolerate content which is obscene or sexually graphic or which could be seen to be inappropriate for some users. qoohoo does not allow pornographic or peodiphillic content, explicit depictions of deceased persons, violent sexual acts including content depicting rape, and imagery which is excessively gory. qoohoo also has a zero-tolerance policy for any content which depicts sexual content involving children or which may be otherwise harmful to children, or revenge pornography. Any users found posting content of this nature will be immediately reported to the authorities.
6. Sexual Harassment and non-consensual nudity
Do not post any content or engage in any activity that might be construed as being sexual harassment other users.
Do not make statements of a sexual nature that are intended to be insulting, harassing, or degrading on the basis of gender, or which make any other person feel uncomfortable. qoohoo does not condone sexual harassment on the platform, including, but not limited to, sexually explicit remarks, or innuendoes directed at any specific person or persons, or the sharing of sexual (or sexually suggestive) information or media in relation to a person without their consent or any content which may invasive of a person's bodily privacy. We have a zero-tolerance policy against any explicit images or videos that appear to be taken without the consent of another person or people.
Be kind and respectful in the community. Don’t be a bully.
qoohoo does not allow users to engage in bullying or harassment on the platform. Bullying could take many forms, including sharing defamatory or libelous content, or sending threatening messages or insults to another qoohoo user. Users must not post content containing personal attacks against other individuals including other qoohoo users. Do not use abusive language, slang, or expletives in any language and in particular do not direct such language at other users.
There is a difference between healthy discussion, debate and disagreement and direct personal attacks on another person. You are encouraged to do the former but must not do the latter.
8. Invasion of Privacy
Be respectful of the privacy of others.
qoohoo expects users to be respectful towards the privacy of others. You must refrain from publishing sharing, or encouraging the publication, or sharing, of any personal information or personally identifiable information of another person that is invasive of their privacy.
9. Illegal Activities
Much like in the real world, don’t break the law when you use qoohoo.
Do not post content which is illegal or which encourages other users to participate in any illegal activity. This includes buying or selling of narcotics, illegal or prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco products or any other categories of items that are not permitted to be traded between private individuals.. You must also not use the platform to offer access to lotteries, gambling, and real money games or encourage money laundering, prostitution, human or child trafficking, organised violence or any other criminal activity.
Do not post content that threatens public order, or incites other users to commit an offense or prevents investigation of any offense.
10. Identity Theft and Impersonation
Identity theft is serious. Don’t impersonate any other person.
Do not impersonate or pose as another person, brand, or organization to deceives or misleads users about the origin of the content. You are encouraged to voluntarily verify yourself and ensure that all the details provided in your profile are accurate and do not, in any manner, constitute misrepresentation.
11. Intellectual Property Infringement
Respect the intellectual property of others.
qoohoo believes in respecting intellectual property rights. You must not post content in respect of which others have a patent, copyright (including text, images, music or videos) or a trademark (such as in relation to a brand or a logo that you do not own) or any other proprietary rights, as this may result in infringement of their rights. Before posting something on qoohoo, ensure that it does not belong to another person and that you have the right to do so.
Keeping these principles in mind while undertaking any interactions of the platform (including posting content or sending messages to other people) would go long way in making the experience you and our larger community of users have on qoohoo safer and more enjoyable.
12. Don’t Spam
Users are not permitted to spam the chats on all qoohoo platforms. Unwanted and unsolicited texts are not allowed. You must always be respectful of others' privacy. qoohoo has the right to determine what actions would constitute ‘spamming’.