Bateworld.com
Community Guidelines

Last Updated: March 18, 2021

Our mission is to provide the best shared social experience created by our growing community where users can interact safely. To achieve this goal, we ask that all users participate in such a way that promotes a friendly, positive experience for our global community.

In addition to our Terms of Service, we provide the following guidelines for our community. These guidelines fall under a commonsense philosophy and apply to all user generated content and activity on our Website. This is considered a living document that we regularly update based on the evolution of our community and service. Additional guidelines or specific exceptions may be applicable for certain services or properties.

To protect the integrity of our community, as the provider of the service, we may suspend any account at any time for any conduct that we determine to be inappropriate or harmful. These actions may include removal of content, a strike on the account, or suspension of account.

Breaking the Law

You must respect all applicable local, national, and international laws while using our Website. Any content or activity featuring, encouraging, offering, or soliciting illegal activity is prohibited.

Suspension Evasion

All suspensions are binding until expiration or removal on appeal. Any attempt to circumvent an account suspension or chat ban by using other accounts, identities, personalities, or presence on another user’s account will also result in suspension. Suspension evasion will not only increase the length of suspension but may lead to an indefinite suspension.

Self-Destructive Behavior

Any activity that may endanger your life or lead to your physical harm is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to suicide threats, intentional physical trauma, illegal use of drugs, illegal or dangerous consumption of alcohol, and dangerous or distracted driving.

Violence and Threats

Acts and threats of violence will be taken seriously and are considered zero-tolerance violations and all accounts associated with those activities will be indefinitely suspended. This includes:

  • Attempts or threats to physically harm or kill others
  • Attempts or threats to hack, DDOS, or SWAT others
  • Use of weapons to physically threaten, intimidate, harm, or kill others

Hateful Conduct and Harassment

Hateful conduct is any content or activity that promotes, encourages, or facilitates discrimination, denigration, objectification, harassment, or violence based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, medical condition, physical characteristics, or veteran status, and is prohibited. Any hateful conduct is considered a zero-tolerance violation and all accounts associated with that conduct will be indefinitely suspended.

Harassment is any content or activity that attempts to intimidate, degrade, abuse, or bully others, or creates a hostile environment for others, and is prohibited. Depending on the severity of the offense, your account may be indefinitely suspended on the first violation.

We prohibit using our Website to facilitate hateful conduct or harassment, whether the targets are on or off our Website. Individuals, communities, or organizations that do so are not allowed to use our Website. We may take action against users for hateful conduct or harassment that occurs off the Website that is directed at our users.

Unauthorized Sharing of Private Information

Do not invade the privacy of others. It is prohibited to share content that may reveal private personal information about individuals, or their private property, without permission. This includes:

  • Sharing personally identifiable information (such as real name, location, or ID)
  • Sharing restricted or protected social profiles or any information from those profiles
  • Sharing content that violates another’s reasonable expectation of privacy, for example filming from a private space, without permission

Impersonation

Content or activity meant to impersonate an individual or organization is prohibited. Any attempts to misrepresent yourself is a zero-tolerance violation and will result in indefinite suspension.

Spam, Scams, and Other Malicious Conduct

Any content or activity that disrupts, interrupts, harms, or otherwise violates the integrity of the Website or another user’s experience or devices is prohibited. That activity includes:

  • Posting large amounts of repetitive, unwanted messages, or user reposts
  • Distributing unauthorized advertisements
  • Phishing
  • Defrauding others
  • Spreading malware or viruses
  • Misinformation (such as feigning distress, posting misleading metadata, or intentional miscategorization)
  • Tampering
  • Selling or sharing user accounts
  • Reselling services or features

Nudity, Pornography, and Other Sexual Content

Nudity and sexually explicit content or activities, such as pornography, sexual acts, or intercourse are permitted.

Content that depicts or portrays any of the following is prohibited: minors, incest, age play, rape or nonconsensual sex, extreme violence, torture, nonconsensual pain, blood, cutting, erotic asphyxiation, torture, necrophilia, sadomasochistic abuse or bondage, genital mutilation, bestiality, urination, defecation, enema play, vomiting, menstrual bleeding, paraphilia, or any other content that would be considered obscene under applicable community standards.

Content or activities that threaten or promote sexual violence or exploitation are strictly prohibited and may be reported to law enforcement. Child exploitation will be reported to authorities via the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Extreme Violence, Gore, and Other Obscene Conduct

Content that exclusively focuses on extreme or gratuitous gore and violence is prohibited.

Intellectual Property Rights

You should only share content on the Website that you own, or that you are otherwise authorized to share on the Website. If you share content on the Website that you do not own or otherwise do not have the rights to share on the Website, you may be infringing another person’s intellectual property rights. This includes any third-party content included in your content, derivative creations, or performances of others’ copyrighted content, including music. We encourage you to assess your content for adherence to applicable intellectual property laws and the proper application of principles such as fair use, and to secure all appropriate rights needed, before sharing your content on the Website.

Any unauthorized content you share on the Website may be subject to a takedown by the rights holder to remove the infringing content from the Website and is a violation of our Terms of Service and these Community Guidelines. Multiple violations of our policies may lead to a permanent suspension of your account.

Examples of content you cannot share on the Website without permission from the copyright owners or other authorization include:

  • Sharing other users’ content
  • Sharing content from other sites
  • Showing movies, television shows, or sports matches
  • Playing music you do not own or do not have the rights to share

Content Labeling

You are expected to accurately label your content to the best of your ability. When choosing a category or tag, if applicable, please choose whichever best describes your content. Deliberate or extensive misuse of titles, tags, categories, or other metadata are prohibited.