Hateful Conduct and Harassment Policy

The FruitLab Platform is a space for viewers to share and enjoy gameplay, and interact with other members of the wider online community that share their interests. We want everyone to be able to express themselves on the FruitLab Platform, but it’s important that we do so in ways that allow everyone to flourish. This means protecting users from hateful behaviour and harassment.

We support FruitLab users who express diverse or unpopular points of view, or do so in humorous or controversial ways, but make your intent clear. We don’t tolerate conduct that encourages or condones hate or harassment in any way. Ignorance is not an acceptable excuse for conduct that results in hate or harassment.

We understand that there are many ways in which behaviour might be interpreted as hateful or harassing. When reviewing reported content or activity, we will consider its intent and context. To provide more clarity this policy details how we handle and evaluate hateful conduct and harassment.

1. Hateful Conduct
2. Harassment
3. Communities Responsible for Hateful Conduct and Harassment
4. Hateful Conduct and Harassment In-Person or Off-FruitLab
5. Additional Restrictions
6. How to Report and Manage Hate and Harassment on FruitLab
7. Escalating Serious Misconduct
8. FAQ
9. Consequences of Breaching This Policy

 

1. Hateful Conduct

Hateful conduct is any content or activity that promotes, encourages, or facilitates discrimination, denigration, objectification, harassment, or violence based on the following characteristics:

  • Race, ethnicity, or national origin
  • Religion
  • Sex, Gender, or Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Age
  • Disability or Medical Condition
  • Physical Characteristics
  • Veteran Status

Hateful conduct on the FruitLab Platform is strictly prohibited and all accounts associated with such activity may receive an indefinite suspension and/or be subject to any other measure that we deem to be appropriate in the circumstances, as detailed further in the Consequences of Breaching This Policy section below.

 

 

2. Harassment

Harassment is any content or activity that attempts to intimidate, degrade, abuse, or bully others, or creates a hostile environment for others. We will consider a number of factors to determine the intent, context, and impact of any reported harassment. To help you identify what types of behaviour and content may constitute harassment, below is a list of examples:

  • Bullying, such as repeated name calling or attempts to embarrass someone, with the intent to harm
  • Abusing someone based on their employer, organization, or other affiliation
  • Telling someone to hurt or kill themselves
  • Creating user accounts dedicated to harassment or hate
  • Stalking or violating someone’s established personal boundaries, such as circumventing channel bans, account blocks, or requests not to contact them
  • Revealing someone’s personal or private information against their will or with the intent to harm them
  • Recording someone against their will or with the intent to harm them
  • Sharing content, including doctored or out-of-context content, with the intent to degrade, bully, or harm someone.
  • Browsing or commenting on user channels with malicious intent
  • Unwanted sexual advances, sexual harassment, and sexual bullying
  • Learn more [https://fruitlab.com/content/nudity-pornography-sexual-content] about our policies and enforcement of sexual content, including sexual violence and exploitation
  • Deliberately submitting false reports, doctoring report evidence, or report brigading.
  • Inciting or encouraging others to harass

Violating our policy against harassment may result in all accounts associated with such activity being suspended or you may be subject to any other measure that we deem to be appropriate in the circumstances, as detailed further in the Consequences of Breaching This Policy section below.

 

 

3. Communities Responsible for Hateful Conduct and Harassment

Creators are role models and leaders of the communities they create or foster around them. Creators should consider the consequences of their statements and actions of their audiences; we ask that you make a good faith effort to quell any efforts from those in your community to harass others. The FruitLab Platform should not be used to incite, encourage, promote, facilitate, or organize hateful conduct or harassment, whether on or off the FruitLab Platform. We reserve the right to suspend communities, organizations and individuals that do so or take other action that we deem to be appropriate, as detailed in the Consequences of Breaching this Policy section below.

The FruitLab Platform should not be used to incite, encourage, promote, facilitate, or organize hateful conduct or harassment, whether on or off the FruitLab Platform. We reserve the right to suspend communities, organizations and individuals that do so or take other action that we deem to be appropriate, as detailed in the Consequences of Breaching This Policy section below.

 

 

4. Hateful Conduct and Harassment In-Person or Off-FruitLab

The FruitLab community is not confined to the FruitLab Platform. It is also present at conventions and on social media. Our community encompasses all of these spaces and we take them into consideration when it comes to our role in keeping the community safe. We may take action against persons for hateful conduct or harassment that occurs off the FruitLab Platform.

 

 

5. Additional Restrictions

If examples of hateful conduct or harassment are shared in an educational context, such as news reporting or a documentary, or raising awareness about the ways in which such conduct is bad, we ask that you express your intent clearly and mark such content as “Mature Content”.

 

 

6. How to Report and Manage Hate and Harassment on FruitLab

We want everyone on FruitLab to feel safe and to speak up against hate and harassment. If a comment, gesture, or behaviour is unwelcome to you please report it to us by contacting us at info@fruitlab.com.

 

 

7. Escalating Serious Misconduct

If you feel that hateful conduct or harassment gives rise to a legal claim, constitutes a crime or if someone is in danger we encourage you to seek help from your local law enforcement. Specific physical threats should be reported to your local law enforcement immediately.

 

 

8. FAQ

Do I need to be the target of a hateful comment or harassment to report a user?

No. Sometimes an individual target of this behaviour may not be aware of the harassment at the time it takes place or may be unable to submit a report. Sometimes hateful comments may not be directed at any one person, but rather at groups of people. Regardless of your level of involvement, hateful conduct and harassment in violation of this policy or our Community Guidelines can be reported to us if observed taking place.

Do I have to have to first communicate to the user that their behaviour is undesired before I report the user to FruitLab?

No, however in some contexts, content or activity that appears to be harassing may be unintentional and, upon being told their actions are making others uncomfortable, the user may correct their behaviour. You may also decide that some forms of harassment are severe enough to warrant reporting it to us without first communicating they are unwanted. If you feel it is safe and appropriate to do so, we recommend you clearly communicate to the user that their conduct is unwanted. If the unwanted behaviour persists, we recommend you report the user to us and consider other options to manage the situation such as blocking the user’s account(s) or banning them from chat.

 

 

9. Consequences of Breaching This Policy

Failure to comply with the provisions of this policy may result in us taking any or all of the following actions against you:

1. temporary or permanent removal of any content you have posted to the FruitLab Platform;
2. a suspension or warning “strike” placed on your account;
3. temporary or permanent withdrawal or suspension of your right to use the FruitLab Platform;
4. disclosure of information to the police or other law enforcement authorities if we reasonably feel it is necessary;
5. legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach; and/or
6. further legal action against you.

The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

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