TABLE OF CONTENTS


Spirit of the Policy

Bullying and harassment happen in many places and come in many different forms, from making threats to release personally identifiable information (PII), to sending threatening messages and making unwanted malicious contact. We do not tolerate this kind of behavior because it prevents people from feeling safe and respected on Medal.


Context and intent matter and we allow people to share and re-share posts if it is clear that something was shared in order to condemn or draw attention to bullying and harassment. In certain instances, we require self-reporting because it helps us understand that the person targeted feels bullied or harassed. In addition to reporting such behavior and content, we encourage people to use tools available on Medal to help protect against it.


Principles and Rational

Rational

We recognize Medal as a social media platform where people may use many different channels such as our application or Discord to discuss different topics or share personal stories and experiences. However, in order to create a safe environment for our community we base our standards generally around the safety of all, especially children. 


Principles

The goal of our Community Standards is to encourage expression and create a safe environment. We base our policies on input from our community and from experts in fields such as technology and public safety. Our policies are also rooted in the following principles: 


Safety

Safety: Safety is an essential factor in community building. At Medal, we are dedicated to removing content that encourages or causes real-world harm, including (but not limited to) physical, emotional, or financial injury as well as privacy violation that could harm a targeted individual(s). 


Voice:

We embrace the different backgrounds and diverse views of our community. We want to provide a platform and opportunity for users to not only share their gaming experience, but build lasting bonds with one another. We err on the side of allowing content, even when some find it objectionable, unless removing that content cant prevent real-world harm to the user. We vow to discuss and consider allowing content that otherwise violates our stands if we deem it to be newsworthy, or important to the public interest based on global and national trends. 


Equity:

We recognize the diverse backgrounds of our community from around the world. It's important for us, at Medal, to keep our policies broad in order to apply them consistently and fairly based on an ever-adapting global culture. Because our community standards must transcend cultural, regional, and linguistic barriers, we recognize the need for a broad but consistent standard. Because of the broadness of our policies, in some cases, and when provided with additional context, we will have to make decisions based on the spirit, as opposed to the letter, of the policy.


Policy

This type of content violates our policy and is therefore not allowed on our platform.


  1. Content that depicts participation in or advocates for the sexual exploitation of children, defined as:
    1. Engaging in any sexual activity involving minors, toddlers or babies.
    2. Adults soliciting minors.
    3. Minors soliciting minors.
    4. Minors soliciting adults.
    5. Using our product or site functionality in any way with the intention of sexualizing minors. (This includes creating groups, naming clips, or publishing verbal indications of sexualizing a minor on the platform. This is a non-exhaustive list)

  2. Inappropriate interactions with children, such as;
    1. Initiating unsolicited contact with minors with the intent to sexualize.
    2. Soliciting, sharing, displaying or viewing imagery of nude, sexualized or sexual activity between minors.
    3. Arranging real-world sexual encounters or obtaining sexual material from a minor directly.
    4. Display nudity to minors.

  3. Content (including clips, photos, videos, real-world art, digital art or text) that depicts;
    1. Any sexual activity involving minors, toddlers or babies.

    2. Content involving minors,  toddlers or babies with sexual elements such as;
      1. Restraints.
      2. Genitals or imagery croppy in the genital region.
      3. Presence of sex toys.
      4. Presence of an aroused adult near a minor.
      5. Signs of arousal.
      6. Sexualized costumes.
      7. Stripping.
      8. Open-mouth kissing of an adult and minor.

    3. Content (including clips, photos, videos, real-world art, digital art or text) that sexualizes in minor in any way.

    4. Content that depicts child nudity.

    5. Non-sexual child abuse.

    6. Any video or photo that depicts non-sexual child abuse regardless of sharing intent;

    7. Any content that praises, supports, promotes, advocates for, provides instruction for or encourages participation in non-sexual child abuse.