Community Guidelines

Introduction

Our mission is to provide our viewers with the best possible shared gameplay video experience by rewarding our viewers, allowing our viewers to rate gameplay and sharing all we love about gaming with the world’s gaming community.  We will constantly strive for improvement and, we hope, are open to engage with our viewers about how we could improve FruitLab in the future.

An important consideration for us is ensuring that FruitLab remains a place where our viewers can interact safely with one another. For this reason we ask all viewers to participate in a way that is consistent with promoting a friendly and positive experience for every member of our worldwide community.

In addition to our Terms of Use, we provide the following guidelines for the FruitLab community. These guidelines should be interpreted along common sense lines and they apply to all viewer generated content and activity on FruitLab.

This is considered a living document that we regularly update based on the evolution of the FruitLab website (referred to in the Terms of Use as the ‘FruitLab Site and Features’ or the ‘Services’). Additional guidelines or specific exceptions may be applicable for certain properties made available to viewers made as part of the Services.

To protect the integrity of our community, as the provider of the Services, we at FruitLab reserve the right to suspend any account for any conduct that we determine to be inappropriate or harmful. Such actions may include: removal of content, a strike on the account, and/or suspension of account(s). Please refer to this page for more detail: About Suspensions.  We believe FruitLab is something that should work for the benefit of all members of the FruitLab community.  Integral to this is a sense of partnership and togetherness, a sense of inclusion and cooperation.  We therefore encourage our viewers to report any content which they believe is not in keeping with our core views, including any content that our viewers believe might damage the potential benefits for all of us.

Breaking the Law

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

Suspension Evasion

All suspensions are binding until expiration or removal upon appeal. Any attempt to circumvent an account suspension or chat ban by using other accounts, identities, personalities, or presence on another viewer'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 Behaviour

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 a zero-tolerance violation, potentially leading to immediate suspension. These include, but are not limited to:

  • 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 such 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 FruitLab to facilitate hateful conduct or harassment, whether the targets are on or off FruitLab. Individuals, communities or organizations that do so are not allowed to use our Services. We may take action against viewers for hateful conduct or harassment that occurs off FruitLab services that is directed at FruitLab viewers.

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 but is not limited to:

  • 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 streaming from a private space, without permission

Impersonation

Content or activity meant to impersonate an individual or organization is prohibited. Any attempts to misrepresent yourself as a member of FruitLab 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 FruitLab or another viewer's experience or devices is prohibited. Such activity includes:

  • Any content or activity that disrupts, interrupts, harms, or otherwise violates the integrity of FruitLab services or another viewer's experience or devices is prohibited. Such activity includes:
  • Posting large amounts of repetitive, unwanted messages or viewer reports
  • Distributing unauthorized advertisements
  • Phishing
  • Defrauding others
  • Spreading malware or viruses
  • Misinformation (such as feigning distress, posting misleading metadata, or intentional channel miscategorisation)
  • Tampering (such as artificially inflating follow or live viewer stats)
  • Selling or sharing viewer accounts
  • Reselling FruitLab services or features

Nudity, Pornography, and Other Sexual Content

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

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 Centre 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 FruitLab that you own, or that you are otherwise authorized to share on FruitLab. If you share content on FruitLab that you do not own or otherwise do not have the rights to share on FruitLab, 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. 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 FruitLab.

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

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

  • Sharing other FruitLab creators' content
  • Playing pirated games
  • 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

Learn more about our policies regarding music content on FruitLab.

Content Labelling

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

Additional Gaming Content Guidelines

Cheating in Online Games

Any activity, such as cheating, hacking, botting, or tampering, that gives the account owner an unfair advantage in an online multiplayer game, is prohibited. This also includes exploiting another broadcaster's live broadcast in order to harass them in-game, such as stream sniping.

Closed Alphas/Betas and Pre-Release Games

We ask that you respect all publisher/developer-enforced release dates, embargoes, and NDAs by waiting to broadcast these games until everyone else gets to. Unless given prior approval, your channel may be subject to DMCA takedown by a rights holder. Rights holders should report violations in accordance with our DMCA Guidelines. We ask that viewers refrain from reporting possible violations via the viewer report tool.

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