These community guidelines (“Community Guidelines”) set out a common code of conduct for all users of “STARTOK” (“Platform”). By accessing the services (“Services”) offered by STARTOK Pte Ltd (“STARTOK”) on and through the Platform, you agree to comply with the terms contained in the Community Guidelines. These Community Guidelines shall be read along with and shall be deemed to be an integral part of the User Agreement. STARTOK aims to create an open, inclusive and safe environment for user to express themselves and create and share content with other users. To ensure that all users feel comfortable and safe while accessing and using the Services, SATR TOK insists that all users must strictly abide by these Community Guidelines. These Community Guidelines apply to all users, and to all content shared and uploaded on the Platform. These Community Guidelines provide general guidance on what is and what is not allowed on the Platform and are indicative and not exhaustive in nature. In the event Startok becomes aware of any content uploaded or shared by an user on the Platform that violates the Community Guidelines, Startok may in its discretion remove/take down such content. In case of repeated violations Startok has the right to suspend such user account for a period as deemed fit by Startok . Where Startok identifies a genuine risk of violence, breach of terms of Community Guidelines or User Agreement or a risk to safety of any individual Startok may suspend such a user account for a period deemed fit by Startok and work with relevant legal authorities and provide them with the all the bonafide, and relevant information as and when necessary and appropriate. In case of repeated breach of this Community Guidelines or User Agreement, Platform may be completed to delete/ take down/ terminate the User account and block them from registering with the Platform. All the Content uploaded, shared, posted and commented on the Platform must be in adherence with all applicable laws including the laws of users jurisdiction. Startok may update the Community Guide Lines from time to time to evolve with community behavior, governing laws, mitigate emerging risks, and to keep the Service a safe place for its user and creators.
A. DANGEROUS INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Startok does not allow dangerous individuals, terrorist, dangerous group/s or organizations and terrorist groups/ organizations to use the Platform to promote terrorism, crime, dangerous and illegal activities or other types of behavior that could cause harm to others or entice users to promote such dangerous individuals or groups or illegal activities.
1. Other dangerous individuals and organizations
Dangerous individuals and organizations are those that commit crimes or entice others to cause harm and or commit crime. The types of groups/ organizations and crimes include, but are not limited to: (i) hate groups (ii) extremist organizations (iii) homicide (iv) human trafficking (v) organ trafficking (vi) arms trafficking (vii) drug trafficking (viii) kidnapping, extortion (ix) blackmailing (x) money laundering (xi) fraud (xii) cybercrime (xiii) Any other crime not specifically mentioned but are criminal/cognizable in nature
User must not under any circumstance post, share or upload names, symbols, logos, flags, slogans, uniforms, gestures, portraits or other objects meant to represent dangerous individuals and/or organizations, or content that praises, glorifies, or supports dangerous individuals and/or groups/ organizations and their activities.
Startok may, at its discretion and depending on the manner of the depiction allow an exception to educational, historical, satirical, artistic, and other content that can be clearly identified as counter speech or aims to raise awareness of the harm caused by dangerous individuals and/or organizations, which may be posted.
B. ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES AND REGULATED GOODS
Startok prohibits the trade, sale, promotion, advertisement, endorsement or use of certain regulated goods, as well as the depiction or promotion of illegal activities. Some content may be removed if it relates to activities or goods that are illegal or regulated in the jurisdiction of the posting or in the majority of the region or world, even if the activities or goods in question are legal in the jurisdiction of posting. Startok may at its discretion and depending on the manner of the depiction allow exceptions for content that provides value to the public, such as educational, scientific, artistic, and newsworthy content.
C. PROMOTION OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES
Criminal activities cover a wide spectrum of acts punishable by law, including but not limited to violence, theft, assault, human exploitation, and other harmful behavior.
You must not post content that promotes acts of physical harm, such as assault or kidnapping, risks the safety of others, including pranks like swatting, promotes human exploitation or wildlife trafficking, offers the purchase, sale, or trade of unlawfully acquired goods, provides instructions on how to conduct criminal activities.
D. SALE OR USE OF WEAPONS
Startok does not allow the depiction, trade or promotion of any weapons including but not limited to firearms, ammunition, firearm accessories, or explosive weapons or instructions on how to manufacture or use those weapons.
Startok may, at its discretion and depending on the manner of the depiction, give exceptions to content that displays firearms or other types of weapons in the following scenarios: in a fictional setting, as part of a museum's collection, carried by a police officer, in a military parade, or used in a safe and controlled environment such as a shooting range.
E. DRUGS AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Startok does not allow content that depicts the use or consumption or trade of drugs or other controlled substances.
You must not post content that displays drugs, drug consumption, or encourages others to make, use, or trade drugs or other controlled substances, sells, offers, trades, or solicits or provides information on how to buy or procure drugs or other controlled substances.
F. FRAUDS AND SCAMS
You must not post content that promotes phishing, ponzi or pyramid schemes, fixed betting, get-rich-quick schemes, or any other types of scams.
G. VIOLENT AND GRAPHIC CONTENT
Startok does not allow content that is excessively gruesome or shocking, especially that promotes or glorifies abject violence or suffering.
1. Violent and graphic content: Human
You must not post, upload or share content that is shocking, sadistic, or excessively graphic, including but not limited to depictions of violent or accidental deaths involving real people, dismembered, mutilation, charred, or burned human remains, gory content, or other severe acts of physical violence.
Startok may, at its discretion and depending on the manner of the depiction allow exception for content that is newsworthy or meant to raise awareness about issues, is staged or professional fighting, traditional martial arts, or fighting in a fictional setting.
2. Violent and graphic content: Animals
You must not post content that depicts killing or slaughtering of animals, acts of torture or abuse to animals whether dead or alive, sale or trading of wild animals and endangered species, corpses or animal parts, organized animal fighting any other form of animal cruelty.
H. SUICIDE, SELF-HARM, AND DANGEROUS ACTS
Startok does not promote or permit users to promote participation in activities that could lead to harm. Startok does not allow content that promotes self-harm or suicide.
You must not post content that displays suicide, suicidal tendencies, mocking of people who have committed self-harm or attempted or died by committing suicide or encourages participation in similar actions, provides instructions on how to commit suicide, praises, promotes, or glorifies suicide, or any form of suicide challenges.
However, Startok permits content that provides support, resources, or coping mechanisms for those going through suicidal tendencies.
You must not post content normalizing, encouraging, or triggering self-harm behavior, content that shows self-inflicted wounds, provides instructions on how to commit self-harm, supports pro-ana or other dangerous behavior to lose weight.
However, Startok permits content that provides support, resources, or coping mechanisms for those suffering from eating disorders or participating in self-harm.
3. Dangerous acts
You must not post content that encourages, promotes, or glorifies risky behavior or activities, including amateur stunts or dangerous challenges, inappropriate use of dangerous tools, depicts drinking liquids or eating substances not meant for consumption, dangerous challenges that might lead to injury, minors below the lawful age operating motor vehicles or engaged in any dangerous challenges or stunts.
I. HATE SPEECH
Startok does not tolerate content that attacks or incites violence against an individual or a group of individuals on the basis of their attributes, race, religion, ethnicity, religious beliefs/ affiliation, gender, serious illness/ disease or disability. Hate speech is content that does or intends to attack, threaten, incite violence against, or dehumanize an individual or a group of individuals on the basis of protected attributes/characteristics. Startok does not permit any hate speech and also does not allow content that verbally or physically threatens violence or depicts harm to an individual or a group based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, caste, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, serious disease or disability, immigration status. You must not post content that dehumanizes or incites violence or hatred against individuals or groups, based on the attributes listed above, including but not limited to claiming that they are physically or morally inferior, calling for or justifying violence against them, claiming that they are criminals, referring negatively to them as animals, inanimate objects, or other non-human entities, promoting or justifying exclusion, segregation, or discrimination against them.
You must not post content that promotes any hateful ideologies by talking positively about or displaying logos, symbols, flags, slogans, uniforms, salutes, gestures, portraits, illustrations, or names of individuals related to these ideologies, denies well-documented and violent events have taken place, music or lyrics that promote hateful ideologies.
You must not use slurs or other derogatory terms intended to disparage an ethnicity, race, or any other protected attributes listed above. However, Startok may permit use of slurs when slurs are used in a song or in other instances of a self-referential satirical context and/or reappropriation.
J. HARASSMENT AND BULLYING
You must not post content that threatens an individual with violence, wishes death, serious disease, physical, or other harm on an individual, incites violence or coordinated harassment, sexually harasses a user by disparaging their sexual activities or attempting to make unwanted sexual contact, disparages a private individual on the basis of attributes such as intellect, appearance, personality traits, or hygiene, praises violent tragedies and disparages their victims.
K. INFRINGEMENT OF OTHERS' PRIVACY
You must not post content that reveals or threatens to reveal personally identifiable information, including but not limited to residential address, private email address, private phone number, bank statement, social security number, or passport number, sexual imagery or non-consensual intimate imagery.
L. NUDITY, SEXUAL ACTIVITIES AND PORNOGRAPHY
Startok does not allow sexually explicit or gratifying content on the Platform, including animated content of this nature. Other type of content that are expressly barred to be uploaded, shared, or posted by user are as under:
- Content on molestation and nonconsensual sexual act (rape/ gang rape);
- Revenge pornography;
- Videos exposing private parts of males, females, transgender’s;
- Bestiality or promotion of bestiality;
- Usage, display or promotion of sex toys and sex stimulant medicines;
- Masturbation or foundling of genitals, breast or buttocks;
- Content that depict, entice, or promote acts of sexual solicitation and sexual objectification;
- Any sexual content that depicts penetration, non-penetrative sex, oral sex;
- Any other content which is barred by the laws of user’s jurisdiction
Startok may at its discretion and depending on the manner of depiction allow exceptions around nudity and sexually explicit content for educational, documentary, scientific, or artistic purposes.
M. FAKE/ UNAUTHENTIC NEWS
Startok does not allow any user to upload and or share an unauthenticated information presented as news. In event, it is found or brought to Platform’s attention that an user has uploaded and or shared fake news whether intentionally or unintentionally, in or der to order to harm some individual/ group/ organization/ company’s reputation or damage their social or political or monetary standing the Platform at its sole discretion and without notice to the user take down/ delete such content/ fake news uploaded and or shared and further consider to disable/ delete the account of the user spreading such fake news.
N. MINOR SAFETY
Startok has zero tolerance for predatory or grooming behavior toward minors. Startok does not allow content that depicts or disseminates child abuse, child nudity, or physical/ sexual exploitation of children.
Users must meet minimum age requirements to use the Service as stipulated in the User Agreement. When underage account holders are identified, Startok removes their accounts from the Platform.
1. Child Abuse
You must not post/ upload/ share content that involves minor is any sort of sexual act or sexual abuse.
You must not post/ upload/ share content that depicts minors consuming, possessing, or suspected of consuming alcohol, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or tobacco.
You must not post/ upload/ share content that depicts physical or psychological abuse involving minors.
You must not post content that encourages, instructs, or justifies grooming behavior, engages a minor in a sexually explicit conversation, incentivizes or blackmails a child to transmit sexually explicit material, sexually objectifies minors, contains sexual or erotic language involving minors.
O. INTEGRITY AND AUTHENTICITY
Startok does not permit activities such as spamming, impersonation, and disinformation campaigns. Content or activity that seeks to artificially inflate popularity on the platform is prohibited. We also prohibit any attempts to manipulate platform mechanisms to increase interaction metrics.
You must not share instructions on how to artificially increase views, likes, followers, shares, or comments, attempt to or engage in selling or buying views, likes, followers, shares, or comments, promote artificial traffic generation services, operate multiple accounts under false or fraudulent pretenses, including coordinated attempts to manufacture inauthentic activity, distribute commercial spam, or otherwise coordinate a scaled violation of Startok policies.
You must not post as another person or organization by using someone else's name, biographical details, or profile picture in a misleading manner.
You must not post misinformation meant to incite fear, hate, or prejudice, that may cause harm to an individual's health, such as misleading information about medical treatments, hoaxes, phishing attempts, or manipulated content meant to cause harm, content that misleads community members about elections or other civic processes.
You must not post content that violates or infringes someone else's copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights.