Community Guidelines

Last Updated, January 26, 2021
Our Community Guidelines along with relevant portions of the Terms of Use (collectively, the “Guidelines”) govern your relationship with and use of Clapper, and are enforced by us, the admins.

Clapper intends to use ‘equal opportunity’ algorithms to show ordinary, real and diverse communities of people through the sharing of short videos and livestreams, we are a platform of neutrality where users can converse and discover the world around them through content. We have created a platform to express yourself, share your life and show your talent. Our mission is to use technology to empower everyone's life, so that everyone has the opportunity to show, the channel to speak, and the possibility to be seen. To accomplish this, we generally allow Clapper users to moderate and curate their own content, but also have set basic Guidelines to protect the safety and privacy of our users and others. To that end, our Guidelines are based on Equality, Unbiasedness, Respect, and Law.

You must follow each of the below “Overarching Principles,” as well as any other principles outlined in the Guidelines. Users who violate any of the Guidelines may be restricted, suspended, or otherwise banned, in our sole discretion. Again, our hope is that the Clapper community is defined by you, but the Clapper admins must reserve the right to revoke access or remove content for any reason, without notice, especially when it comes to the safety and privacy of our users and others.

Overarching Principles
  • No attacks on others. All Clapper users are humans, which means they FEEL. We strictly do not allow harassment, bullying, identity-based attacks, racism, impersonation, or threats, advocation, or provocation of violence on our platform.
  • No violations of privacy. You may not post others’ confidential, non-consensual, and/or sensitive details or impersonate others. Further, you may not post or threaten to post intimate or sexually-explicit media without the subject’s consent.
  • No illegality or tortious activity. You may not post anything that is illegal, tortious, or that violates any law or regulation, nor may you use Clapper to solicit or facilitate illegal, tortious, or prohibited activities or transactions, including but not limited to those involving controlled substances or contraband.
  • No explicit or suggestive content involving minors. You may not post or encourage others to post sexual or suggestive content involving minors.
  • No spamming, phishing, bots or malicious software. You may not post, distribute, facilitate, or use Clapper in furtherance of phishing schemes, spam, malware, or other malicious code, nor may you use bots on Clapper.
For additional details, please refer to Section 5 of the Terms of Use show below:

Enforcement

For more fairness and transparency, we have two ways(Enforcement A and Enforcement B)to enforce these Guidelines, in our discretion, which we’ll exercise based on the gravity of the violation:

Enforcement A

    1st. Warning, removal of content

    2nd. Temporary suspension of accounts, removal of content

    Final: Deletion of account, device ban fully revoking access to the Clapper platform

Enforcement B

    Deletion of account, device ban fully revoking access to the Clapper platform

The specific enforcement according to each situation is as follows

You may not violate the Community Guidelines, any applicable law, contract, intellectual property right, or other third-party right, nor commit any tortious acts, and you are solely responsible for your conduct while using our Services. In particular, you will not:
  • Engage in any harassing, threatening, intimidating, predatory, or stalking conduct;
  • Use or attempt to use another user’s account without authorization from that user and Clapper;
  • Impersonate or post on behalf of any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Sell, resell, or commercially use our Services;
  • Copy, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, or publicly display all or portions of our Services, except as expressly permitted by us or our licensors;
  • Modify our Services, remove any proprietary rights notices or markings, or otherwise make any derivative works based upon our Services;
  • Send, distribute, or post spam, unsolicited or bulk commercial electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
You also may not post or otherwise share User Content that is confidential and/or that you do not have all necessary rights to disclose. You may not create, post, store, or share any User Content that:
  • Is libelous, defamatory, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory
  • Contains or depicts any statements, remarks, or claims that do not reflect your honest views and experiences;
  • Impersonates or misrepresents your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • Contains any private or personal information of a third party without such third party’s consent;
  • Contains any unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, or solicitations;
  • May infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party; If reposted video being reported.
For the above situation, we will implement Enforcement A.

You may not violate the Community Guidelines, any applicable law, contract, intellectual property right, or other third-party right, nor commit any tortious acts, and you are solely responsible for your conduct while using our Services. In particular, you will not:
  • Use our Services other than for their intended purpose and in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect, or inhibit other users from fully enjoying our Services, or that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the functioning of our Services in any manner;
  • Reverse engineer any aspect of our Services or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any part of our Services;
  • Use any data mining, robots, or similar data-gathering or extraction methods designed to scrape or extract data from our Services;
  • Develop or use any applications that interact with our Services without our prior written consent;
  • Bypass or ignore instructions contained in our robots.txt file; or
  • Use our Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, or engage in, encourage, or promote any activity that violates these Terms and/or the Community Guidelines.
You also may not post or otherwise share User Content that is confidential and/or that you do not have all necessary rights to disclose. You may not create, post, store, or share any User Content that:
  • Is unlawful, obscene,pornographic,lewd,fraudulent,mis-info, conspiracy(QAnon), content that incites violence.
  • Contains any viruses, corrupted data, or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files or content; or
  • In our sole judgment, is objectionable, restricts, or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying our Services, or may expose Clapper or others to any harm or liability of any type.
  • Would constitute, encourage, or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national, or international law;
  • May infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party; If reported pretending to others and using other’s Intellectual property.
For the above situation, we will implement Enforcement B.

Reporting Violations

Clapper is content-neutral, such that we won’t remove posts or users based solely on their expressed viewpoints.

That said, to ensure the safety and privacy of our users and others, Clapper relies upon its users to report violations of these Guidelines. To report a violation for a user, a video and a comment: (1) visit the relevant user’s profile and click the ellipsis in the right-hand corner; (2) select “Report” from the pop-up menu; and (3) follow the prompts to complete your report:




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Step 2

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We will then conduct a review of your report. If we, in our sole discretion, determine that a reported user or content violates these Guidelines, we will act against the violation and inform the reporter accordingly.

Before reporting violations, please keep in mind that people have differing opinions, reporting doesn’t guarantee a certain result, and that we reserve the right to decide whether to remove content or users at our sole discretion. For additional details see Section 9 of the Terms of Use.