Community Guidelines

Short Version.

In a diverse world connected, with different races, cultures, ethics, Wow is an inclusive platform built upon the foundation of freedom and creative expression.  Wow is an authentic global community and safe place for inspiration and expression where users can create, share, discover the world around them, and connect with others across the globe. Our Community Guidelines reflect our values and also aim to cultivate an environment for authentic interactions by keeping deceptive content and accounts off our platform. These guidelines also allow our community to help maintain a safe shared space.

Long Version.

· Share only photos and videos that you’ve taken or have the right to share.

As always, you own the content you post on Woow. Remember to post authentic content, and don’t post anything you’ve copied or collected from the Internet that you don’t have the right to post.

· Post photos and videos that are appropriate for a diverse audience.

We do not allow nudity on Woow. This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content. Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is acceptable, however.

· Foster meaningful and genuine interactions.

Help us stay spam-free by not artificially collecting likes, followers, or shares, posting repetitive comments or content, or repeatedly contacting people for commercial purposes without their consent. Do not offer money or giveaways of money in exchange for likes, followers, comments or other engagement. Don’t post content that engages in, promotes, encourages, facilitates, or admits to the offering, solicitation or trade of fake and misleading user reviews or ratings.

You don’t have to use your real name on Woow, but we do require Woow users to provide us with accurate and up to date information. Do not impersonate others and don't create accounts for the purpose of violating our guidelines or misleading others.

· Follow the law.

Woow is not a place to support or praise terrorism, organized crime, or hate groups.  Offering instruction about conducting illegal activities, scams, sexual services, buying or selling firearms, alcohol, and tobacco products between private individuals, and buying or selling illegal or prescription drugs (even if legal in your region) are also not allowed. Woow also prohibits the sale of live animals between private individuals, though brick-and-mortar stores may offer these sales.

Remember to always follow the law when offering to sell or buy other regulated goods.

We have zero tolerance when it comes to sharing sexual content involving minors or threatening to post intimate images of others.

· Respect other members of the WOOW community.

We want to foster a positive, diverse community. We remove content that contains credible threats or hate speech, content that targets private individuals to degrade or shame them, personal information meant to blackmail or harass someone, and repeated unwanted messages. We do generally allow stronger conversation around people who are featured in the news or have a large public audience due to their profession or chosen activities.

It's never acceptable to encourage violence or attack anyone based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disabilities, or diseases. When hate speech is being shared to challenge it or to raise awareness, we may allow it. In those instances, we ask that you express your intent clearly.

Serious threats of harm to public and personal safety aren't allowed. This includes specific threats of physical harm as well as threats of theft, vandalism, and other financial harm. We carefully review reports of threats and consider many things when determining whether a threat is credible.

· Maintain our supportive environment by not glorifying self-injury.

The Woow community cares for each other, and is often a place where people facing difficult issues such as eating disorders, cutting, or other kinds of self-injury come together to create awareness or find support.

Encouraging or urging people to embrace self-injury is counter to this environment of support, and we’ll remove it or disable accounts if it’s reported to us. We may also remove content identifying victims or survivors of self-injury if the content targets them for attack or humour. 

· Be thoughtful when posting newsworthy events.

We understand that many people use Woow to share important and newsworthy events. Some of these issues can involve graphic images. Because so many different people and age groups use Woow, we may remove videos of intense, graphic violence to make sure Woow stays appropriate for everyone.

We understand that people often share this kind of content to condemn, raise awareness or educate. If you do share content for these reasons, we encourage you to caption your photo with a warning about graphic violence. Sharing graphic images for sadistic pleasure or to glorify violence is never allowed.

· Minor safety

Users must meet minimum age requirements to use Wow (as stipulated in our Terms of Service) . When underage account holders are identified, we remove their accounts from our platform.

If you'd like to report an account belonging to someone under 13 or if you believe someone is impersonating your child who's under 13, please contact us. We will delete the account if we can't verify the account is managed by someone over 13 years old.

We Do not Allow posting on Wow,  content if it has any of the items:

What happens if content violates these guidelines?

If your content violates this policy, we’ll remove the content and send you an email to let you know. If this is your first time violating our Community Guidelines, you’ll get a warning with no penalty to your account.  After one warning, we’ll issue a Community Guidelines strike to the account and that account will have temporary restrictions. Accounts that receive four strikes within a 59-day period will be terminated. All strikes can be appealed if the Creator believes there was an error, and our teams will re-review the decision. It is important to appeal before fourth strike, once an account is terminated, all content associated with that account will be wiped from our servers within 6 Minutes after termination. Deleted Content is permanent and not reversible.

We update our Community Guidelines from time to time to evolve with community behaviour and keep Wow a safe place for creativity and joy. Last Update: December 29, 2020.

Thank you for helping us grow an incredible online community,

The Woow Team