Guidelines to assist members
Cofellow exists to help people become the people they want to be and live happy and fulfilling lives by connecting them with communities that will support them. However, Cofellow requires groups to meet some basic requirements in order for this to be possible:
- A group or event must provide opportunities for development.
- A group or event should provide members with opportunities to improve themselves in some way. This could imply:
Increasing public awareness of a specific topic
Visiting new places
Learning or teaching a new set of skills
Learning a new skill
Getting to know new people
Creating a community
advancing one's career
Giving time to a good cause
Supporting one another and encouraging a passion
Pursuing an objective or a leisure activity
Getting in shape and being active
- Be open and honest about your event’s or group's intentions.
- Events and group organizers must be honest and transparent with their members so that everyone is on the same page. The names and descriptions of groups and events must accurately convey enough information to allow members to make informed decisions about their participation. This includes, at the very least, being clear about:
The activities, interests, and intentions of the group,
The membership requirements of the group,
If there are any fees or dues,
If the group is affiliated with a business, organization, or any other third party, this information should be provided.
If Cofellow receives reports that a group is not accurately disclosing any of this information, we may, at our sole discretion, remove the group.
Prohibited topic, group, and event
We cannot support a few communities on our platform for safety, legal, or ethical reasons. If Cofellow determines that your group or its events fall into any of the following categories, we may remove the group at our sole discretion.
- We do not support any of the following topics, groups, or events.
- Violent, dangerous, or criminal behavior.
- Topics, groups, and events must not contain or promote content that could promote or facilitate illegal or violent activity, such as:
Purchasing or selling firearms or drugs
Physical assaults on others
Abuse of animals
Acts of vandalism
- Must not contain or promote content that could endanger public or personal safety, such as: Advocating for, inciting, or threatening to commit violence against any group of people, individual person, or specific location
Weapons and explosives Making threats in response to private or public events
Promotion or glorification of self-harm Promotion or glorification of self-harm
- Must not contain or promote content that incites hatred, violence, or harassment against individuals or groups of people because of personal characteristics such as race, color, religion, descent, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability, or a medical or genetic condition.
- It must not contain content that promotes, provides, distributes, or recruits terrorist organizations.
Harmful and Inaccurate information
Topics, Events, and groups must not contain or promote content or events that contain medical misinformation, such as:
- Guarantees of physical or mental healing
- Unrealistic claims about health, diet, and weight loss
- Claims that have been scientifically debunked and may endanger public or personal health
Topics, Events, and groups must not contain or promote content or events that include financial guarantees, such as:
- Guarantees of financial gain
- Specific promises of return on investment
Misrepresentation or hidden motives
Topics, Events, and groups must not contain or promote content or events that conceal or misrepresent the group's or its events' primary purpose, such as:
- A topic, event, and group formed with the intent of deliberately disseminating false or misleading information.
Sexual exploitation, pornography, nudity, or sexually explicit material
Topics, Events, and groups may not contain or promote content that promotes or facilitate sex trafficking, prostitution, or any other form of sexual exploitation.
Pornography or publicly shared nude or sexual photos are not permitted. If a group's identity or lifestyle includes nudity or sexuality, organizers must always supervise and keep the group private in order to restrict access to this content to the members of that group. Mature interest groups' group visibility settings must always be set to private.
Do not spam members
Spam is content sent to a member that is irrelevant, impersonal, unsolicited, promotional, or repetitive, and organizers who spam members may be blocked.
Here are some examples of inappropriate spam messages:
- Sending members repeated or unsolicited messages.
- Sending promotional messages, such as promoting a group or event to members who are not members of that group or event.
- Abusing the announcement or invite features by inviting members or non-members who are not relevant to the group.
- Creating topics, groups, events, or accounts with the intention of cross-promoting products or groups or events.
Use Respectful Language
Using vulgarities in an attacking, sexual, or offensive manner in group and event titles, descriptions, or any other area that is publicly promoted or viewable on the platform is prohibited.
Intellectual Property Rights
We respect other people's intellectual property rights.
It is forbidden to post content that infringes on the intellectual property rights of another party.
Cofellow will remove or disable access to material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others when provided with the necessary information, or remove accounts of those who may be repeat infringers.
Membership and restrictions
We take member account privacy seriously and have strict rules in place regarding who can access or create an account. Please be aware that we reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to suspend or remove any account or restrict access to certain features of the platform for any reason.
Policy for Deceased Members
If a member or organizer dies, Cofellow cannot provide access to their account, even to family members or people acting on the estate's behalf. If a family wishes to close accounts or groups or transfer them to another member, we will work with them and honor their wishes.
Cofellow reserves the right to remove a member if we learn that the member is a convicted sex offender or has been found guilty of a violent, fraudulent, or dangerous crime. We may also remove a member due to a criminal record, safety concerns, or other factors. Members who have suspicions about criminal or illegal activity should always report it to the appropriate authorities.
Participation of those under the age of 18
Members and organizers of Cofellow must be at least 18 years old. As a result, groups or events must be targeted and only offer opportunities to those over the age of 18.
While activities for families are welcome at events or groups, children must be guided, supervised, and accompanied by an adult guardian.
Community foundational standards
We genuinely think that the Cofellow community deserves to be welcomed, treated with respect, and jazzed to connect with one another, whether in person or online.
Here are the foundational pillars of our social media community:
- A kind-hearted community with no bullying, trolling, or bigotry.
- Think carefully and challenge ideas rather than people.
- Make an impression while respecting everyone's time.
- Be genuine in your interactions with others.
If your social media posts violate any of these principles, they may be removed. You would be privately notified, advised, and encouraged to modify your future actions in order to remain a member of the community. If you violate any of these principles again, we may ban you.