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Community Standards

Overview

We want people to feel safe when using Fetish Exchange. For that reason, we've developed a set of Community Standards, outlined below. These policies will help you understand what type of sharing is allowed on Fetish Exchange, and what type of content may be reported to us and removed. Because of the diversity of our global community, please bear in mind that something that may be disagreeable or disturbing to you may not violate our Community Standards.

Helping to keep you safe

We remove content, disable accounts and work with law enforcement when we believe that there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. Learn more about how Fetish Exchange handles abusive content.

Direct Threats: How we help people who feel threatened by others on Fetish Exchange.

We carefully review reports of threatening language to identify serious threats of harm to public and personal safety. We remove credible threats of physical harm to individuals. We also remove specific threats of theft, vandalism or other financial harm.

We may consider things such as a person's physical location or public visibility in determining whether a threat is credible. We may assume credibility of any threats to people living in violent and unstable regions.

Self-injury: How we work to help prevent self-injury and suicide.

We don't allow the promotion of self-injury or suicide. We work with organisations around the world to provide assistance for people in distress. We prohibit content that promotes or encourages suicide or any other type of self-injury, including self-mutilation and eating disorders. We don't consider body modification to be self-injury. We also remove any content that identifies victims or survivors of self-injury or suicide and targets them for attack, either seriously or humorously. People can, however, share information about self-injury and suicide that does not promote these things.

Dangerous Organisations: What types of organisations we prohibit on Fetish Exchange.

We don't allow any organisations that are engaged in the following to have a presence on Fetish Exchange:

terrorist activity, or
organised criminal activity.

We also remove content that expresses support for groups that are involved in the violent or criminal behavior mentioned above. Supporting or praising leaders of those same organisations, or condoning their violent activities, is not allowed.

We welcome broad discussion and social commentary on these general subjects, but ask that people show sensitivity towards victims of violence and discrimination.

Bullying and Harassment: How we respond to bullying and harassment.

We don’t tolerate bullying or harassment, unless a specific individual has created an Fetish Exchange account to be bullied and/or harassed. We allow you to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but remove content that appears to purposefully target private individuals with the intention of degrading or shaming them, unless a specific individual has created an Fetish Exchange account to be degraded and/or shammed. This content includes, but is not limited to:

  • Pages that identify and shame private individuals

  • Images altered to degrade private individuals

  • Photos or videos of physical bullying posted to shame the victim

  • Sharing personal information to blackmail or harass people and

  • Repeatedly targeting other people with unwanted friend requests or messages.


  • We define private individuals as people who have neither gained news attention nor the interest of the public, by way of their actions or public profession.

    Attacks on Public Figures: What protection public figures receive on Fetish Exchange.

    We permit open and critical discussion of people who are featured in the news or have a large public audience based on their profession or chosen activities. We remove credible threats to public figures, as well as hate speech directed at them – just as we do for private individuals.

    Criminal Activity: How we handle reports of criminal activity on Fetish Exchange.

    We prohibit the use of Fetish Exchange to facilitate or organised criminal activity that causes physical harm to people, businesses or animals, or financial damage to people or businesses. We work with the police when we believe that there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety.

    We also prohibit you from celebrating any crimes that you've committed. We do, however, allow people to debate or advocate for the legality of criminal activities, as well as address them in a humorous or satirical way.

    Sexual Violence and Exploitation: How we fight sexual violence and exploitation on Fetish Exchange.

    We remove content that threatens or promotes sexual violence or exploitation, unless a specific individual has created an Fetish Exchange account to be sexually violated and/or exploited, with the exception of this individual being a person under 18 years of age. This includes the sexual exploitation of minors and sexual assault. To protect victims and survivors, we also remove photographs or videos depicting incidents of sexual violence and images shared in revenge or without permission from the people in the images.

    Our definition of sexual exploitation includes solicitation of sexual material, any sexual content involving minors, threats to share intimate images and offers of sexual services. Where appropriate, we refer this content to law enforcement. Offers of sexual services include prostitution, escort services, sexual massages and filmed sexual activity.

    Regulated goods

    We prohibit any attempts by unauthorized dealers to purchase, sell or trade prescription drugs, marijuana, firearms or ammunition. If you post an offer to purchase or sell alcohol, tobacco or adult products, we expect you to comply with all applicable laws and carefully consider the audience for that content. We do not allow you to use Fetish Exchange payment tools to sell or purchase regulated goods on our platform.

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