INTRODUCTION

We recognize how important it is for High Impact Hypnosis to be a place where people feel empowered to communicate, and we take seriously our role in keeping abuse off our service. That’s why we’ve developed a set of Community Standards that outline what is and is not allowed on High Impact Hypnosis.

OUR COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY

The goal of our community standards it to create an online space where people feel valued, encouraged, and empowered.  This has not and will not change. Building community and bringing the world closer together depends on people’s ability to share diverse views, experiences, ideas and information. We want people to be able to talk openly about the issues that matter to them, even if some may disagree or find them objectionable.

We want you to feel that you can honestly express yourself, but we also ask that you recognize that you have responsibilities to others in the community. For this reason, when we limit expression, we do it in service of one or more the following values:

Authenticity: We want to make sure the content people are seeing on High Impact Hypnosis is authentic. We believe that authenticity creates a better environment for sharing, and that’s why we don’t want people using High Impact Hypnosis to misrepresent who they are or what they’re doing.

Safety: We are committed to making High Impact Hypnosis a safe place. Expression that threatens people has the potential to intimidate, exclude or silence others and isn’t allowed on High Impact Hypnosis.

Privacy: We are committed to protecting personal privacy and information. Privacy gives people the freedom to be themselves, and to choose how and when to share on High Impact Hypnosis and to connect more easily.

Dignity: We believe that all people are equal in dignity and rights. We expect that people will respect the dignity of others and not harass or degrade others.

Our Community Standards apply to everyone, all around the world, and to all types of content. They’re designed to be comprehensive – for example, content that might not be considered hateful may still be removed for violating a different policy. We recognize that words mean different things or affect people differently depending on their local community, language, or background. We work hard to account for these nuances while also applying our policies consistently and fairly to people and their expression. In the case of certain policies, we require more information and/or context to enforce in line with our Community Standards.

People can report potentially violating content, including Groups, Profiles, individual content, and comments. We also give people control over their own experience by allowing them to unfollow people.

The consequences for violating our Community Standards vary depending on the severity of the violation and the person’s history on the platform. For instance, we may warn someone for a first violation, but if they continue to violate our policies, we may restrict their ability to post on High Impact Hypnosis or disable their profile. We also may notify law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or a direct threat to public safety.

Our Community Standards are a guide for what is and isn’t allowed on High Impact Hypnosis. It is in this spirit that we ask members of the High Impact Hypnosis community to follow these guidelines.

Please note that the English version of the Community Standards reflects the most up to date set of the policies and should be used as the master document.

Part One: Violence and Criminal Behavior

  1. Violence and Incitement

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on High Impact Hypnosis. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person’s public visibility and the risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. Terrorists deserve to be killed), and we deem those non credible absent specific evidence to the contrary.

2. Dangerous Individuals and Organizations

In an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we do not allow any organizations or individuals that proclaim a violent mission or are engaged in violence to have a presence on High Impact Hypnosis. This includes organizations or individuals involved in the following:

Terrorist activity
Organized hate
Mass murder (including attempts) or multiple murder
Human trafficking
Organized violence or criminal activity

We also remove content that expresses support or praise for groups, leaders, or individuals involved in these activities.

3. Coordinating Harm and Publicizing Crime

In an effort to prevent and disrupt offline harm and copycat behavior, we prohibit people from facilitating, organizing, promoting, or admitting to certain criminal or harmful activities targeted at people, businesses, property or animals. We allow people to debate and advocate for the legality of criminal and harmful activities, as well as draw attention to harmful or criminal activity that they may witness or experience as long as they do not advocate for or coordinate harm.

4. Regulated Goods

To encourage safety and compliance with common legal restrictions, we prohibit attempts by individuals, manufacturers, and retailers to purchase, sell, or trade non-medical drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, and marijuana. We also prohibit the purchase, sale, gifting, exchange, and transfer of firearms, including firearm parts or ammunition, between private individuals on High Impact Hypnosis. Some of these items are not regulated everywhere; however, because of the borderless nature of our community, we try to enforce our policies as consistently as possible.

5. Fraud and Deception

In an effort to prevent and disrupt harmful or fraudulent activity, we remove content aimed at deliberately deceiving people to gain an unfair advantage or deprive another of money, property, or legal right. However, we allow people to raise awareness and educate others as well as condemn these activities using our platform.

Part Two: Safety

6. Suicide and Self-Injury

In an effort to promote a safe environment on High Impact Hypnosis, we remove content that encourages suicide or self-injury, including certain graphic imagery and real-time depictions that might lead others to engage in similar behavior. Self-injury is defined as the intentional and direct injuring of the body, including self-mutilation and eating disorders. We want High Impact Hypnosis to be a space where people can share their experiences, raise awareness about these issues, and seek support from one another, which is why we allow people to discuss suicide and self-injury.

We remove any content that identifies and negatively targets victims or survivors of self-injury or suicide seriously, humorously, or rhetorically.

7. Child Nudity and Sexual Exploitation of Children

We do not allow content that sexually exploits or endangers children. When we become aware of apparent child exploitation, we report it to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), in compliance with applicable law. We know that sometimes people share nude images of their own children with good intentions; however, we generally remove these images because of the potential for abuse by others and to help avoid the possibility of other people reusing or misappropriating the images.

Do not post:

Content that depicts participation in or advocates for the sexual exploitation of children, including (but not limited to)

Engaging in any sexual activity involving minors
  • Adults soliciting minors
  • Minors soliciting minors
  • Minors soliciting adults
Using our products and site functionality with the intention of sexualizing minors

Content that constitutes or facilitates inappropriate interactions with children, such as

  • Initiating unsolicited contact with minors (for example, private messages between stranger adults and minors)
  • Soliciting, displaying, sharing, or viewing imagery of nude, sexualized, or sexual activity with minors
  • Arranging real-world sexual encounters or obtaining sexual material from a minor directly
Displaying nudity to minors

Content (including photos, videos, real-world art, digital content, and text) that depicts

  • Any sexual activity involving minors
  • Minors in a sexual fetish context
  • Minors with sexual elements, including (but not limited to):
    • Restraints
    • Focus on genitals
    • Presence of aroused adult
    • Presence of sex toys
    • Sexualized costume
    • Stripping
    • Staged environment (for example, on a bed) or professionally shot (quality/focus/angles)
    • Open-mouth kissing with minor or adult

Content (including photos, videos, real-world art, digital content, and verbal depictions) that shows minors in a sexualized context

Content that depicts child nudity where nudity is defined as

  • Visible genitalia (even when covered or obscured by transparent clothing)
  • Visible anus and/or fully nude close-up of buttocks
  • Uncovered female nipples for children older than toddler-age
  • No clothes present from neck to knee for children older than toddler-age
  • Digitally-created depictions of nude minors, unless the image is for health or educational purposes

8. Sexual Exploitation of Adults

We recognize the importance of High Impact Hypnosis as a place to discuss and draw attention to sexual violence and exploitation. We believe this is an important part of building common understanding and community. In an effort to create space for this conversation while promoting a safe environment, we remove content that depicts, threatens or promotes sexual violence, sexual assault, or sexual exploitation, while also allowing space for victims to share their experiences. We remove content that displays, advocates for, or coordinates sexual acts with non-consenting parties or commercial sexual services, such as prostitution and escort services. We do this to avoid facilitating transactions that may involve trafficking, coercion, and non-consensual sexual acts.

9. Bullying and Harrassment

Bullying and harassment happen in many places and come in many different forms, from making threats to releasing personally identifiable information, to sending threatening messages, and making unwanted malicious contact. We do not tolerate this kind of behavior because it prevents people from feeling safe and respected on High Impact Hypnosis.

We distinguish between public figures and private individuals because we want to allow discussion, which often includes critical commentary of people who are featured in the news or who have a large public audience. For public figures, we remove attacks that are severe as well as certain attacks where the public figure is directly tagged in the post or comment. For private individuals, our protection goes further: we remove content that’s meant to degrade or shame, including, for example, claims about someone’s sexual activity.

Do not:

Repeatedly contact someone in a manner that is:

  • Unwanted or
  • Sexually harassing or
  • Directed at a large number of individuals with no prior solicitation

Target anyone maliciously by:

  • Attacking them based on their status as a victim of sexual assault, sexual exploitation, or domestic abuse
  • Calling for self-injury or suicide of a specific person, or group of people
  • Attacking them through derogatory terms related to sexual activity (e.g. whore, slut)
  • Posting content about a violent tragedy, or victims of violent tragedies that include claims that a violent tragedy did not occur
  • Posting content about victims or survivors of violent tragedies by name or by image, with claims that they are
    • Acting/pretending to be a victim of an event
    • Otherwise paid or employed to mislead people about their role in the event
  • Threaten to release an individual’s private phone number, residential address, or email address
  • Creating or posting content to Pages or Groups that are dedicated to attacking individual(s) by, for example
    • Calling for death or serious disease or disability
    • Making statements of intent of advocating to engage in sexual activity
    • Claims about sexually transmitted diseases
  • Sending messages that contain the following attacks when aimed at an individual or group of individuals in the thread
    • Targeted cursing
    • Calls for death, serious disease or disability, or physical harm

Target another private individual, or public figure who is a minor, with:

  • Calls for death or serious disease or disability
  • Female-gendered cursing terms when used in a derogatory way
  • Claims about sexual activity or sexually transmitted diseases

Groups created to attack through:

  • Targeted cursing
  • High-severity physical descriptions
  • Claims about religious identity or blasphemy
  • Expressions of contempt or disgust
  • Female-gendered cursing terms when used in a derogatory way
  • Male-gendered cursing terms when used in a derogatory way

Target public figures by purposefully exposing them to:

For adults

  • Calls for death or serious disease or disability
  • Statements of intent to engage in a sexual activity or advocating to engage in a sexual activity
  • Claims about sexually transmitted disease
  • Female-gendered cursing terms when used in a derogatory way
  • Male-gendered cursing terms when used in a derogatory way
  • Content that praises, celebrates, or mocks their death

For minors

  • Comparisons to animals or insects that are culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior or to an inanimate object (“cow,” “monkey” “potato”)
  • Content manipulated to highlight, circle, or otherwise negatively draw attention to specific physical characteristics (nose, ear, etc.)

Target private individuals or involuntary minor public figures with:

  • Comparisons to animals or insects that are culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior or to an inanimate object (“cow,” “monkey” “potato”)
  • Content manipulated to highlight, circle, or otherwise negatively draw attention to specific physical characteristics (nose, ear, etc.)
  • Attacks through negative physical descriptions
  • Content that ranks individuals on physical appearance or personality
  • Content that depicts others in the process of, or right after menstruating, urinating, vomiting, or defecating where context further degrades the individual or contains an expression of disgust
  • Physical bullying where the context further degrades the individual

In addition to the above, attacks through Groups:

  • Negative character or ability claims
  • Self-referential bullying; Only if the Object targets more than 1 private individual
  • Content that praises, celebrates, or mocks their death

Target private adults (who must self-report) or any private minors or involuntary minor public figures with:

  • Targeted cursing
  • Claims about romantic involvement, sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Coordination, advocation, or promotion of exclusion
  • Negative character or ability claims, except in the context of criminal allegations against adults
  • Expressions of contempt or disgust, except in the context of criminal allegations against adults

Target private individuals who are minors with:

  • Allegations about criminal or illegal behavior
  • Videos of physical bullying or violence against minors in a fight context shared in a non-condemning context

Target private individuals (who must self-report) with:

  • Self-referential bullying
  • Unwanted manipulated imagery
  • Comparison to other public, fictional or private individuals on the basis of physical appearance
  • Claims about religious identity or blasphemy, except in at-risk countries where the Violence and Incitement policy should be applied
  • Comparisons to animals or insects that are not culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior (“tiger,” “lion”)
  • Neutral or positive physical descriptions
  • Non-negative character or ability claims
  • Any bullying or harassment violation, when shared in an endearing context
  • Attacks through derogatory terms related to a lack of sexual activity

10. Privacy and Image Privacy Rights

Privacy and the protection of personal information are fundamentally important values for High Impact Hypnosis. We work hard to keep your account secure and safeguard your personal information in order to protect you from potential physical or financial harm. You should not post personal or confidential information about others without first getting their consent. We also encourage people to report imagery that they believe to be in violation of their privacy rights.

Part Three: Objectionable Content

11. Hate Speech

We do not allow hate speech on High Impact Hypnosis because it creates an environment of intimidation and exclusion and in some cases may promote real-world violence.

We define hate speech as a direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identity, and serious disease or disability. We protect against attacks on the basis of age when age is paired with another protected characteristic, and also provide certain protections for immigration status. We define attack as violent or dehumanizing speech, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation. We separate attacks into three tiers of severity, as described below.

Sometimes people share content containing someone else’s hate speech for the purpose of raising awareness or educating others. In some cases, words or terms that might otherwise violate our standards are used self-referentially or in an empowering way. People sometimes express contempt in the context of a romantic break-up. Other times, they use gender-exclusive language to control membership in a health or positive support group, such as a breastfeeding group for women only. In all of these cases, we allow the content but expect people to clearly indicate their intent, which helps us better understand why they shared it. Where the intention is unclear, we may remove the content.

We allow humor and social commentary related to these topics. In addition, we believe that people are more responsible when they share this kind of commentary using their authentic identity.

12. Violent and Graphic Content

We remove content that glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others because it may create an environment that discourages participation.  We know that people value the ability to discuss important issues like human rights abuses or acts of terrorism. We also know that people have different sensitivities with regard to graphic and violent content.

13. Adult Nudity and Sexual Activity

We restrict the display of nudity or sexual activity because some people in our community may be sensitive to this type of content. Additionally, we default to removing sexual imagery to prevent the sharing of non-consensual or underage content. Restrictions on the display of sexual activity also apply to digitally created content unless it is posted for educational, humorous, or satirical purposes.

Our nudity policies have become more nuanced over time. We understand that nudity can be shared for a variety of reasons, including as a form of protest, to raise awareness about a cause, or for educational or medical reasons. Where such intent is clear, we make allowances for the content. For example, while we restrict some images of female breasts that include the nipple, we allow other images, including those depicting acts of protest, women actively engaged in breast-feeding, and photos of post-mastectomy scarring. We also allow photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures.

Do not post:

Images of

Real nude adults, where nudity is defined as

  • Visible genitalia except in the context of birth giving and after-birth moments or health-related situations (for example, gender confirmation surgery, examination for cancer or disease prevention/assessment)
  • Visible anus and/or fully nude close-ups of buttocks unless photoshopped on a public figure
  • Uncovered female nipples except in the context of breastfeeding, birth giving and after-birth moments, health-related situations (for example, post-mastectomy, breast cancer awareness or gender confirmation surgery) or an act of protest

Sexual activity, including

  • Sexual intercourse
  • Explicit sexual intercourse, defined as mouth or genitals entering or in contact with another person’s genitals or anus, where at least one person’s genitals are nude
  • Implied sexual intercourse, defined as mouth or genitals entering or in contact with another person’s genitals or anus, even when the contact is not directly visible, except in cases of a sexual health context, advertisements, and recognized fictional images or with indicators of fiction
  • Implied stimulation of genitalia/anus, defined as stimulating genitalia/anus or inserting objects into genitalia/anus, even when the activity is not directly visible, except in cases of sexual health context, advertisements, and recognized fictional images or with indicators of fiction

Other sexual activities including (but not limited to)

  • Erections
  • Presence of by-products of sexual activity
  • Stimulating genitals or anus, even if above or under clothing
  • Use of sex toys, even if above or under clothing
  • Stimulation of naked human nipples
  • Squeezing female breast except in breastfeeding context

Fetish content that involves

  • Acts that are likely to lead to the death of a person or animal
  • Dismemberment
  • Cannibalism
  • Feces, urine, spit, snot, menstruation, or vomit

Digital content that meets our definition of sexual activity unless any of the following conditions exist

  • Content where the sexual activity (intercourse or other sexual activities) is not directly visible
  • Content was posted in a satirical or humorous context
  • Content was posted in an educational or scientific context
  • Imagery is not sufficiently detailed and only body shapes or contours are visible

14. Sexual Solicitation

As noted in Section 8 of our Community Standards, people might use High Impact Hypnosis to discuss and draw attention to sexual violence and exploitation. We recognize the importance of and want to allow for this discussion. We draw the line, however, when content facilitates, encourages or coordinates sexual encounters between adults. We also restrict sexually explicit language that may lead to solicitation because some audiences within our global community may be sensitive to this type of content and it may impede the ability for people to connect with their friends and the broader community.

Do not post:

Attempted coordination of or recruitment for adult sexual activities, including but not limited to:

  • Filmed sexual activities
  • Pornographic activities, strip club shows, live sex performances, erotic dances
  • Sexual, erotic, or tantric massages

Explicit sexual solicitation by, including but not limited to the following, offering or asking for:

  • Sex or sexual partners
  • Sex chat or conversations
  • Nude photos/videos/imagery

15. Cruel and Insensitive

We believe that people share and connect more freely when they do not feel targeted based on their vulnerabilities. As such, we have higher expectations for content that we call cruel and insensitive, which we define as content that targets victims of serious physical or emotional harm.

We remove explicit attempts to mock victims and mark as cruel implicit attempts, many of which take the form of memes and GIFs.

Do not post:
  • Content that depicts real people and laughs at or makes fun of their premature death, serious or fatal disease or disability, starvation, physical violence, domestic violence, or serious physical injury
  • Content that contains sadistic remarks and any visual or written depiction of real people experiencing premature death, serious physical injury, physical violence or domestic violence.
  • Imagery that depicts real animals that are visibly experiencing and being laughed at, made fun of, or contain sadistic remarks for any of the following (except staged animal vs. animal fights or animal fights in the wild):
    • premature death
    • serious physical injury (including mutilation)
    • physical violence from a human
Part Four: Integrity and Authenticity
15. Misrepresentation
Authenticity is the cornerstone of our community. We believe that people are more accountable for their statements and actions when they use their authentic identities. That’s why we require people to connect on High Impact Hypnosis using the name they go by in everyday life. Our authenticity policies are intended to create a safe environment where people can trust and hold one another accountable.
16. Spam
We work hard to limit the spread of spam because we do not want to allow content that is designed to deceive, or that attempts to mislead users to increase viewership. This content creates a negative user experience and detracts from people’s ability to engage authentically in online communities. We also aim to prevent people from abusing our platform, products, or features to artificially increase viewership or distribute content en masse for commercial gain.
Do not:
Post, engage with content, or create accounts, groups, or other assets, either manually or automatically, at very high frequencies.
Attempt to or successfully sell, buy, or exchange site privileges or product features, such as accounts, admin roles, permission to post, groups, likes, etc.

Encourage likes, follows, clicks, or the use of apps or websites under false pretenses, such as:

  • Offering false or non-existent services or functionality(e.g., “Get a ‘Dislike’ button!”)
  • Failing to direct to promised content (e.g., “Click here for a discount code at Nordstrom”; false play buttons)

Directing users off of High Impact Hypnosis through the deceptive or misleading use of URLs, defined as:

  • Cloaking: Presenting different content to High Impact Hypnosis users.
  • Misleading content: Content contains a link that promises one type of content but delivers something substantially different.
  • Deceptive Pop-up websites: Websites that require an action (captcha, watch ad, click here) in order to view the expected landing page content and the domain name of the URL changes after the required action is complete.
  • Like / Share-Gating: Landing pages that require users to like, share, or otherwise engage with content before gaining access to off-High Impact Hypnosis content.
  • Deceptive Landing Page Functionality: Websites that have a misleading user interface, which results in accidental traffic being generated (pop-ups/unders, clickjacking, etc.)
  • Impersonation: The website pretends to be a reputable brand or service by using a name, domain, or content featuring typos, misspellings, or other means to impersonate well-known brands (using a landing page similar to another, trusted site to mislead visitors).
And other behaviors that are substantially similar to those listed above.
17. Cybersecurity
We recognize that the safety of our users extends to the security of their personal information. Attempts to gather sensitive personal information by deceptive or invasive methods are harmful to the authentic, open, and safe atmosphere that we want to foster. Therefore, we do not allow attempts to gather sensitive user information through the abuse of our platform and products.
18. Inauthentic Behavior
In line with our commitment to authenticity, we don’t allow people to misrepresent themselves on High Impact Hyposis, use fake accounts, artificially boost the popularity of content, or engage in behaviors designed to enable other violations under our Community Standards. This policy is intended to create a space where people can trust the people and communities they interact with.
19. False News
Reducing the spread of false news on High Impact Hypnosis is a responsibility that we take seriously. We also recognize that this is a challenging and sensitive issue. We want to help people stay informed without stifling productive public discourse. There is also a fine line between false news and satire or opinion. For these reasons, we reserve the right to determine what qualifies as false news or not, and to remove any content that we identify as false news.
20. Manipulated Media

Media, including image, audio, or video, can be edited in a variety of ways. In many cases, these changes are benign, like a filter effect on a photo. In other cases, the manipulation isn’t apparent and could mislead, particularly in the case of video content. We aim to remove this category of manipulated media when the criteria laid out below have been met.

Do not post:

Video

  • that has been edited or synthesized, beyond adjustments for clarity or quality, in ways that are not apparent to an average person, and would likely mislead an average person to believe that a subject of the video said words that they did not say AND
  • is the product of artificial intelligence or machine learning, including deep learning techniques (e.g., a technical deepfake), that merges, combines, replaces, and/or superimposes content onto a video, creating a video that appears authentic.
This policy does not extend to content that is parody or satire or is edited to omit words that were said or change the order of words that were said.
Last updated May 5, 2020.