Usage and Content Policies: Rules for Using Hijinnks

Be Real

Hijinnks profiles are intended to represent real people in a local area. Hijinnks user profiles must be honest and authentic.

Be Honest: Intentions, Affiliations, Transparency

All users should be open about who they are, their intentions, and their affiliations. All Hijinnks groups and event descriptions should be accurate, to allow users to make informed decisions about their participation.

Be Yourself: Fake Accounts & Impersonation

Creating fake accounts, malicious accounts, or accounts meant to impersonate another person, is prohibited on Hijinnks.

Be Respectful

Respecting people’s time, attention, personal choices, and personal boundaries is essential to creating safe and trusting communities. Be respectful in interactions with people and in content posted on the platform. Hijinnks monitors and restricts behaviours that are dishonest, undermine the integrity of the platform, violate personal boundaries, or serve to intentionally upset people.

Message Respectfully: Don’t Spam

Content sent to a member that is irrelevant, impersonal, unsolicited, promotional, or repetitive is spam.

Set Appropriate Expectations and Honour Them: Don’t Tamper with Hijinnks

Converting or changing events in a Hijinnks or a Hijinnks group so that they no longer align with the expectations and purpose set by the organizer and leadership team is misleading and not allowed.

Honour Requests for Distance: About Block and Ban Decisions

If you are blocked, you’re blocked. Users must accept and respect any organizer’s decision to ban a user from a group, or a user’s decision to block a member from contacting them. Creating new accounts to circumvent block or ban decisions is prohibited.

Sexual Content and Nudity

Pornography is not allowed on Hijinnks. Publicly shared photos must be appropriate for general audiences. Nude or sexual photos are not allowed in public spaces.

Shocking, Disturbing, and Violent Content

Gratuitously graphic, disgusting, obscene, or violent content is prohibited. We don’t allow content posted to upset, shock, or disturb a Hijinnks community or its users.

Ask for Permission: Consent

Hijinnks defines consent as welcomed communications and actions to engage with a user. Engaging with anyone in a non-consensual way is strictly prohibited. If ever in doubt, ask permission.

Respect Privacy: Don’t Post Other People’s Private Information

Posting other people’s private information without their explicit consent is prohibited.

Be Kind

Bullying, harassment, exploitation, and acts of hate undermine community building in safe spaces where people can trust one another. Building real relationships requires us to be more compassionate and kinder towards one another. Hijinnks enforces against behaviours that are threatening, intentionally malicious, or personally harmful–physically, emotionally, or mentally.

Be Compassionate: Don’t Harass, Bully or Shame

Harassment and bullying are not allowed on Hijinnks. Hijinnks will honour requests to remove content that publicly shames or degrades a private individual.

Act with Integrity: Do Not Manipulate or Exploit

Any attempt to use someone’s insecurities or vulnerabilities for personal gain is considered manipulation or exploitation and is prohibited.

Hate and Supremacy

Hate speech, supremacy, or behaviour that incites hate or violence against individuals or groups of people based on who they are or their beliefs, is prohibited.

Be Safe

All organizers and users should take ownership over their personal safety and should never put themselves or others in danger. We expect all organizers and users to be mindful of local laws when engaging with their Hijinnks events. Where appropriate, organizers should also set guidelines for their events to ensure their members are participating safely.

No Threats, Violence, or Personal Endangerment

Using Hijinnks to promote, facilitate, or organize violent, criminal, or non-consensual actions that endanger anyone, physically, mentally or emotionally, is prohibited.

Self-Injury

Hijinnks does not allow any content that encourages or glorifies self-injury or encourages others to harm themselves.

Copyright and IP

Intellectual Property

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Posting content that violates another party’s intellectual property rights is prohibited.