Code of Conduct
Last updated on March 25, 2020
Virtual Immersive Educational Worlds, Inc., dba FluentWorlds (“FluentWorlds” or “Company”) operates an online immersive meeting environment, which is called 3DMeet™ (hereinafter “Service(s)”). FluentWorlds wants to provide users the best experience with 3DMeet™, especially for students (students should feel safe in their online interactions). To achieve this goal, we ask that all users participate in the Service in a manner that promotes a friendly, pleasant experience for users. As such, FluentWorlds requires that users follow a “code of conduct” (“Code of Conduct”). This Code of Conduct represents common values, and applies to all user-generated content and activity on FluentWorlds’ Services. Additional, other guidelines may be applicable to other of FluentWorlds’ service.
As the provider of the Service, FluentWorlds reserve the right to suspend or ban any account at any time for any conduct that we determine to be inappropriate or harmful. Such actions may include: immediate suspension of services, removal of content and/or messages, ban of account(s), and/or suspension or removal of account(s).
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 strictly prohibited.
Unauthorized Sharing of Private Information
Users may not violate the privacy of others. Users are prohibited from sharing content that may reveal private, personal information about an individual without permission. This includes but is not limited to:
- Sharing personally identifiable information (such as real name, location, etc.);
- Sharing restricted or protected social profiles, or any information from those profiles; and/or
- Sharing content, without permission, that violates another’s reasonable expectation of privacy
Intellectual Property Rights
You should only share content on FluentWorlds that you own, or that you are authorized to share. If you share content on FluentWorlds that you do not own, or do not have the rights to share, 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 to secure all appropriate rights as needed, before sharing your content on FluentWorlds. Examples of content you cannot share on FluentWorlds without permission from the copyright owner(s) or other authorization include:
- Sharing other creator’s content;
- Sharing content from other sites;
- Sharing curriculum of other schools/organizations;
- Showing movies, television shows, or sports matches; and/or
- Playing music you do not own or do not have the rights to share
Any unauthorized content you share on FluentWorlds may be subject to a takedown by the rights holder(s) and/or FluentWorlds. In other words, FluentWorlds may remove the infringing content as a violation of this Code of Conduct and/or our Terms of Service. Multiple violations of our policies may lead to a permanent suspension or removal of your account.
Threats, Aggressive Behavior, or Violence
Threats or acts of violence will be taken seriously, and FluentWorlds has zero-tolerance policy for such behavior or any act(s) outlined in this section. Users who violate this Code of Conduct will be indefinitely suspended, along with all accounts associated with such activities. Aggressive behavior is any activity that may endanger life, or may lead to physical harm, and is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, suicide threats, intentional physical harm, illegal use of drugs, illegal or dangerous consumption of alcohol, etc. Other violations include, but are not limited to:
- Threats, attempts, or acts to physically harm or kill others;
- Threats, attempts, or acts to hack others;
- Threats, attempts, or acts constituting a distributed denial-of-service;
- Threats, attempts, or use of weapons to physically threaten, intimidate, harm, or kill others;
- Hateful words or conduct; and/or
- Harassment, either in words or conduct
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, age, disability, medical condition, physical characteristics, or veteran status, and is prohibited. Any hateful conduct is considered a violation of this Code of Conduct, and all accounts associated with such conduct may be suspended indefinitely.
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 suspended indefinitely on the first violation.
FluentWorlds prohibits any user from using its Service to facilitate hateful conduct or harassment, whether the targets are on or off FluentWorlds. Individuals that engage in prohibited conduct are not allowed to use FluentWorlds’ Services. We may take action, including criminal prosecution, against users for exhibiting hateful conduct or harassment.
Spam, Scams, or Other Malicious Conduct
Any content or activity that disrupts, interrupts, harms, or otherwise violates the integrity of FluentWorlds’ Services, or another user’s experience or device(s), is prohibited. Such activity includes:
- Posting large amounts of repetitive, unwanted messages or user reports;
- Distributing unauthorized advertisements;
- Defrauding others;
- Spreading malware or viruses;
- Misinformation, such as feigning distress, posting misleading metadata, or intentional channel miscategorization;
- Tampering, such as artificially inflating follow or live viewer stats;
- Selling or sharing user accounts; and/or
- Reselling FluentWorlds’ Services or features (such as channel moderator status)
Nudity, Pornography, or Other Sexual Content
Nudity, pornography, and/or sexually explicit content or activities, such as sexual acts or intercourse are strictly prohibited. Any such activity by users falls under a zero-tolerance violation and will result in indefinite suspension and/or removal of account(s) and/or account privileges. Also, sexually suggestive content or activities 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 may be reported to authorities and/or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Extreme Violence, Gore, and Other Obscene Conduct
Content that contains extreme or gratuitous gore and violence is strictly prohibited. Any such activity by users falls under a zero-tolerance violation and will result in indefinite suspension and/or removal of account(s) and/or account privileges.
All suspensions are binding until expiration, or removal based upon appeal. FluentWorlds will consider the following as attempts to circumvent an account suspension or chat ban, including, but is not limited to, using other accounts, identities, personalities, or presence on another user’s account will also result in suspension. Suspension evasion will not only increase the length of suspension, but may lead to an indefinite suspension or removal of account(s) and/or account privileges.
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, categories, or other metadata are prohibited.
Content or activity meant to impersonate an individual or organization in a false light is prohibited. Any attempts to misrepresent yourself as a FluentWorlds’ representative or employee, without express written permission, is a zero-tolerance violation and will result in indefinite suspension and/or removal of account(s) and/or account privileges.
Written by the 3Dmeet team, who work everyday to innovate the way the world collaborates online.