Community Guidelines

Respect the Tilvid Community

Basically, don’t abuse the site. We aren’t asking you to be a saint, but help make the community something you are proud to be a part of. All of the features, old and new, on Tilvid are created with you and the community in mind. We provide them with a certain level of trust that we ask you, and everyone, to use responsibly. Please respect that trust.

Keep Yourself in Check

Here are some common-sense rules that will help you steer clear of trouble:

  • Tilvid is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. If this describes your video, even if it's a video of yourself, don't post it on Tilvid. Also, be advised that we work closely with law enforcement and we report child exploitation. Please read our Safety Center and stay safe on Tilvid.
  • Don't post videos showing bad stuff like animal abuse, drug abuse, under-age drinking and smoking, or bomb making.
  • Graphic or gratuitous violence is not allowed. If your video shows someone being physically hurt, attacked, or humiliated, don't post it.
  • Tilvid is not a shock site. Don't post gross-out videos of accidents, dead bodies or similar things intended to shock or disgust. We want people to learn, not vomit.
  • Respect copyright. Only claim videos that you made or that you are authorized to use. This means don't claim videos you didn't make, or use content in your videos that someone else owns the copyright to, such as music tracks, snippets of copyrighted programs, or videos made by other users, without necessary authorizations. And by claim we mean, don’t upload videos to your Tilvid account and claim them as your own. You are perfectly allowed to share other people’s content from other sites as long as they get the credit (by using the YouTube or Vimeo API).
  • We encourage free speech and defend everyone's right to express unpopular points of view. But we don't permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity). Please report violations of this by clicking the report tab on the video page.
  • Things like predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, invading privacy, revealing other people’s personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts or to violate the Terms of Use are taken very seriously. Anyone caught doing these things may be permanently banned from Tilvid.
  • Everyone hates spam. Don’t create misleading descriptions, channels, titles or thumbnails in order to increase views. You will likely be voted down, but it still clutters up our service and makes it harder for us to bring you the best content. It's not okay to post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content, including comments and private messages.
  • Rate and upvote honestly. Giving false scores will not help create the best results. Also, upvoting channel names simply for laughs does not help the community locate great videos! Be honest!

Please take these rules seriously and take them to heart. Don't try to look for loopholes or try to lawyer your way around the guidelines—just understand them and try to respect the spirit in which they were created.

We Enforce These Guidelines

Tilvid staff reviews flagged videos on a regular and continual basis to determine whether they violate our Community Guidelines. When they do, we remove them. Sometimes a video doesn’t violate our Community Guidelines, but may not be appropriate for everyone. These videos may be age-restricted. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination. If your account is terminated, you won’t be allowed to create any new accounts. For more information about how the Community Guidelines are enforced and the consequences of violating them, please visit the Help Center.

Tilvid is All About Community!

Remember that this is your community! Each and every user of Tilvid makes the site what it is, so we highly encourage you to get involved! Don’t be afraid!

  • Have fun with the site. There's a lot to see here, and lots of folks making amazing stuff—one of them might be you! Equipment's getting cheaper and easier to use all the time, so dive in and enjoy.
  • Let folks know what you think. Feedback's part of the experience, and when done with respect, can be a great way to make friends, share stories, and make your time on Tilvid richer. So leave comments, reviews, rate videos, make your own responses to videos that affect you, vote on channels, check out user pages, create courses, enter contests of interest—there's a lot going on and a lot of ways to participate.
  • You may not like everything you see. Some of the content here may offend you—if you find that it violates our Terms of Use, then click the tab that says "Report" under the video you're watching to submit it for review by Tilvid staff. If it doesn't, rate it, then consider just clicking on something else—why waste time watching videos you don't like?

Thanks for reading! For more detailed information see the list below.

—The Tilvid Team

Community Guideline Tips

Want a little more insight into the limits and exceptions in the Community Guidelines? Here are some helpful examples and tips:

Sex and Nudity

Most nudity is not allowed, particularly if it is in a sexual context. Generally if a video is intended to be sexually provocative, it is likely that it is not acceptable for Tilvid. There are exceptions for some educational, documentary, scientific, and artistic content, but only if that is the sole purpose of the video and it is not gratuitously graphic. For example, a documentary on breast cancer would be appropriate, but posting clips out of context from the documentary might not be. Videos explaining sexual positions and techniques are fine, but showing them in minute detail and beyond the necessity of teaching is not acceptable.

Hate Speech

"Hate speech" refers to content that promotes hatred against members of a protected group. For instance, racist or sexist content may be considered hate speech. Sometimes there is a fine line between what is and what is not considered hate speech. For instance, it is generally okay to criticize a nation, but not okay to make insulting generalizations about people of a particular nationality.

Shocking and Disgusting Content

The world is a dangerous place. Sometimes people do get hurt and it’s inevitable that these events may be documented on Tilvid, especially in videos pertaining to the repercussions of actions or documentaries. However, it’s not okay to post violent or gory content that’s primarily intended to be shocking, sensational or disrespectful. If a video is particularly graphic or disturbing, it should be balanced with additional context and information. For instance, including a clip from a slaughter house in a video on factory farming may be appropriate. However, stringing together unrelated and gruesome clips of animals being slaughtered in a video may be considered gratuitous if its purpose is to shock rather than illustrate a point.

Illegal Activity

While it might not seem fair to say you can’t show something because of what viewers theoretically might do in response, we draw the line at content that’s intended to incite violence or encourage dangerous, illegal activities that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death. This means not posting videos on things like instructional bomb making, ninja assassin training, sniper attacks, videos that train terrorists, or tips on illegal street racing. Any depictions like these should be educational or documentary and shouldn’t be designed to help or encourage others to imitate them. We know this seemingly goes against what the site is for, but we really have to put our foot down here. Sorry.

Children

Videos involving children (anyone under the age of 18) are particularly sensitive. Videos containing children should never be sexually suggestive or violent. Please be cautious when posting something involving a child. If you want to share a private moment or home movie, consider posting it elsewhere and making it private so only friends and family can see it. We are here for sharing information to create a better world. This isn’t the place for personal videos. YOU MAY NOT POST INFORMATION CONTAINING PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13.

Copyright

When you create something original, you own the copyright for it. Likewise, when other people create content, they may have a copyright to it. As a creative community, it’s essential that everyone on Tilvid respect the copyrights of others. If you’re not sure if something will violate someone’s copyright, the safest thing to do is to create something completely original, with images and audio you’ve created. If it’s all yours you never have to worry about copyright—you own it. If you’ve recorded something from a DVD, videotaped your TV screen, or downloaded a video online, don’t post it unless you have permission. This does not include submitting videos from other sites. Tilvid is built to make sure that original posters of videos from other websites get credit where it’s due.

Privacy

If a video you've recorded features people who are readily identifiable and who haven't consented to being filmed, there's a chance they'll file a privacy complaint seeking its removal. We'll notify you if that happens and give you a chance to edit and re-upload your video before we act on the complaint. If we do remove your video for privacy reasons, don't upload or submit another version featuring the same people. Chances are those people will file another privacy complaint or report you for harassment. Don't post other people's personal information, including phone numbers, addresses, credit card numbers, and government IDs. We're serious about keeping our users safe and suspend accounts that violate people's privacy.

Harassment

This is all about respect. Tilvid supports and encourages sharing and interacting with the community in respectful ways. If you're not sure whether a video or comment you've made crosses the line, follow a simple rule of thumb: if you wouldn't say it to someone's face, don't say it on Tilvid. And if you're looking to attack, harass, demean, or impersonate others, go elsewhere.

Impersonation

Impersonating another user by copying someone's exact course, user or video layout; using a similar username; submitting or uploading videos and claiming them as your own by abusing our verification process; or posing as that person in comments, emails or videos is considered harassment. If you want to keep your account, stay away from participating in any form of impersonation or harassing activity on the site.

Threats

Users should never feel threatened on Tilvid. Don’t leave threatening comments or reviews on videos, user pages, in private messages or through any other means. Period.

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