Level Up Atlanta

Community Guidelines

Guidelines as of 12/21/2020

Level Up is a reflection of our diverse industry, community of cultures, ages, and beliefs. We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the different points of view that create a safe and open environment for everyone.

 

We created the Community Guidelines so you can help us foster and protect this amazing community. By using the Level Up Atlanta website, and extension thereof, you agree to these guidelines and our Terms of Use. We’re committed to these guidelines and we hope you are too. Overstepping these boundaries may result in deleted content, disabled accounts, changes in user permission and access, membership privileges revoked, or other restrictions.

In some cases, we allow content for public awareness which would otherwise go against our Community Guidelines – if it is newsworthy and in the public interest. We do this only after weighing the public interest value against the risk of harm.

 

Share only photos, videos, and original content that you’ve taken or have the right to share.
Remember to post authentic content, and don’t post anything you’ve copied or collected from the Internet that you don’t have the right to post. 

 

  • Post photos and videos that are appropriate for a diverse audience.

  • Foster meaningful and genuine interactions.
    Help us stay spam-free by not artificially collecting likes, followers, or shares, posting repetitive comments or content, or repeatedly contacting people for commercial purposes without their consent. Don’t offer money or giveaways of money in exchange for likes, followers, comments or other engagement. Don’t post content that engages in, promotes, encourages, facilitates, or admits to the offering, solicitation or trade of fake and misleading user reviews or ratings.

     

  • You don’t have to use your real name on our website, but we do require our users to provide us with accurate and up to date information. Don't impersonate others and don't create accounts for the purpose of violating our guidelines or misleading others.

    • Follow the law.
      Level Up Atlanta is not a place to support or praise terrorism, organized crime, or hate groups. Offering sexual services, buying or selling firearms, alcohol, and tobacco products between private individuals, and buying or selling illegal or prescription drugs (even if legal in your region) are also not allowed. Level Up Atlanta also prohibits the sale of live animals between private individuals, though brick-and-mortar stores may offer these sales. No one may coordinate poaching or selling of endangered species or their parts.
      Remember to always follow the law when offering to sell or buy other regulated goods. Accounts promoting online gambling, online real money games of skill or online lotteries must get our prior written permission before using any of our products.
      We have zero tolerance when it comes to sharing sexual content involving minors or threatening to post intimate images of others.

    • Respect other members of the Instagram community.
      We want to foster a positive, diverse community. We remove content that contains credible threats or hate speech, content that targets private individuals to degrade or shame them, personal information meant to blackmail or harass someone, and repeated unwanted messages. We do generally allow stronger conversation around people who are featured in the news or have a large public audience due to their profession or chosen activities.
      It's never OK to encourage violence or attack anyone based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disabilities, or diseases. When hate speech is being shared to challenge it or to raise awareness, we may allow it. In those instances, we ask that you express your intent clearly.
      Serious threats of harm to public and personal safety aren't allowed. This includes specific threats of physical harm as well as threats of theft, vandalism, and other financial harm. We carefully review reports of threats and consider many things when determining whether a threat is credible.

    • Maintain our supportive environment by not glorifying self-injury.
      The Level Up community cares for each other, and is often a place where people facing difficult issues such as eating disorders, cutting, or other kinds of self-injury come together to create awareness or find support. We try to do our part by providing education through our platforms and adding information in the Help Center so people can get the help they need.
      Encouraging or urging people to embrace self-injury is counter to this environment of support, and we’ll remove it or disable accounts if it’s reported to us. We may also remove content identifying victims or survivors of self-injury if the content targets them for attack or humor.

    • Be thoughtful when posting newsworthy events.
      We understand that many people may use our platform to share important and newsworthy events. Some of these issues can involve graphic images.To appeal to our diverse audience, we may remove any content of intense, graphic violence to make sure our community stays appropriate for everyone. Sharing graphic images for sadistic pleasure or to glorify violence is never allowed.

 

Help us keep the community strong:

  • Each of us is an important part of the Level Up community. If you see something that you think may violate our guidelines, please help us by making a report to Support@levelupatlanta.com. Our team reviews these reports and works as quickly as possible to remove content that doesn’t meet our guidelines. When you make the report, try to provide as much information as possible, such as links, profile names, and descriptions of the content, so we can find and review it quickly. We may remove entire posts if either the imagery or associated captions violate our guidelines.

  • We may work with law enforcement, including when we believe that there’s risk of physical harm or threat to public safety.

For more information, check out our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Thank you for helping us create one of the best communities in the world,

 

The Level Up Team