Community Guidelines
Welcome to Gorebook, a peer-to-peer content sharing platform and associated services. Gorebook aims to put creators first and provide them with a service that they can use to flourish and express their ideas freely.

These Community Guidelines give an overview of the behaviour that is expected from you and the rest of the Gorebook community. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing with and accepting these Community Guidelines in their entirety. They should be read and understood in conjunction with Our Commitment to the Gorebook community.

Respect & Decency
All members of the community and wider society should be treated as equals with the same rights, regardless of their race, age, sex, religion, political beliefs, or any other immutable attribute or self-assigned designation.

We expect members of the Gorebook community to act maturely and in a decent manner that is respectful to other members of the community and wider society.

Personal Responsibility
As an individual, you are responsible for your own actions, and you will be held accountable for any content that you add to the Gorebook platform, along with any related metadata such as titles, descriptions, thumbnails, hashtags, etc.

You are not responsible for the actions of others on the site; however, you are expected to consider that others may be influenced and/or incited by the content you produce.

It is the responsibility of the content creator to ensure that they do not add content that violates the Prohibited Content or Platform Misuse guidelines, and that any content that they do add to the Gorebook platform has the correct Content Sensitivity assigned to it.

All members of the Gorebook community have a responsibility to each other to ensure these guidelines are always complied with.

Compliance with Law
You own and are legally responsible for all the content you add to the Gorebook platform.

We expect members of the Gorebook community to follow the laws of their domicile pertaining to online conduct, communication and content. Gorebook will respect applicable laws pertaining to online communications.

Before sharing content on Gorebook, please be sure you have the right to do so. We expect you to respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights of third parties. You are expected to reference applicable fair use laws appropriately when adding content to the Gorebook platform. See the Copyright Policy for more details on how we handle copyright.

When requested to do so by the authorities, we may apply filters on specific content that is considered illegal within their country. These filters will be applied so that they do not impact viewing of the content in other countries where the content is still considered legal.

If you discover any such material on Gorebook, then we expect you to report it to us immediately using the Flagging & Reporting tools provided.

We acknowledge that showing and/or referencing instances of the following activities may be necessary to hold the perpetrators to account. If this your objective then you must clearly state this within the content, be respectful to victims and ensure that your content cannot be exploited to endorse, empower or otherwise promote individuals, organisations or any other entity engaging in such activities.

Animal Cruelty
As defined in the Prevention of Harm section of the UK Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Child Abuse or Endangerment
Defined as the abuse, sexualisation, endangerment, exploitation of children or any offence defined within the UK Children and Young Persons Act 1933.

Harassment
Defined as any harassment that is determined to be unlawful within the domiciles of either the originator or the target. This includes disclosure of sensitive personal information without permission of the individual, including but not limited to addresses, social security numbers, passport numbers, phone numbers or bank account numbers.

 

Terrorism & Violent Extremism
Defined as any act of violence or intimidation carried out with the intention of furthering a religious, political or any other ideological objective.

Gorebook maintains and publishes a Proscribed Terrorist & Violent Extremist List that is utilised when identifying terrorist and violent extremist material. As this list will evolve over time, we suggest that all users regularly check it to ensure they are not breaching the guidelines.

Threats or Incitement to Violence
Defined as credible threats of violence or incitement to violence where there is a reasonable probability that the content would succeed in actual action against the target, recognizing that such causation should be rather direct.

Platform Misuse
Misuse of the platform and/or the functionality provided is not permitted and should be reported using the Flagging & Reporting tools provided when discovered. The following are some examples of what we consider to be misuse of the platform:

Dogpiling or Brigading - Coordinated group attacks with the aim to shame, silence or otherwise shut down other users.

Metric Manipulation – Manipulation of metrics such as views, likes and/or subscriptions. When this is detected such metrics will be adjusted to compensate.

Misleading Metadata - Creating misleading titles, descriptions, tags, or thumbnails in order to increase views or otherwise trick users into viewing your content.

Name Squatting – Claiming a username, channel name or other similar entity on the site with the intention to trade it, exploit its similarity to another or otherwise trick users into viewing your content.

Scamming - Attempts to scam others out of their earnings, views, votes or anything else.

Spamming - Posting large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content, including comments and private messages. Posting the same content more than once or twice may be considered spam.