MeetYourmessenger hopes that you will
contribute to keep our site a nice and informal place to meet, where everyone
feels welcome. We aspire to create a good balance between open and direct
communication and to ensure that our users feel safe when using our site. That
is why we have developed this checklist, which we encourage you to read.
We have created a checklist you can use as
a guide for what kind of material we do not want published on our website.
We reserve the right to delete, report or
block the following:
that is racist, chauvinistic, discriminating, aggressive or in other ways
hateful, abusive, threatening, harassing, vulgar or condescending to a person
or group based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation etc.
where a person pretends to be someone else (fake profiles) or gives inaccurate
information (e.g. about age or attachment to a group etc.).
and other distasteful material
of sexual or erotic character
that show abuse or physical damage of any kind
and protected material
upload pictures of personal character that (i) is of you or your friends, (ii)
was taken by you or your friends, (iii) was created by you or your friends (own
art and animations etc.)
not copy, upload, show, forward or share files, documents etc. that do not
belong to you personally (and to which you do not hold the copyright)
not upload pictures with trademarks (visible copyright signs)
not copy, show, distribute or represent other immaterial rights such as
patents, databases, registered design, service and brands etc.
not copy, show, distribute or represent anything that is legally owned by meetYourmessenger
such as the use of terms (names), logos, software sources etc.
out “junk mail”, chain letters or unsolicited advertisements (spam)
activities and/or sales without our permit e.g. advertising for products and
material that contains software virus or other computer codes, files or
programs that are damaging for other computer software and hardware and
content that encourages illegal activities or provides knowledge of such. E.g.
creating or buying weapons, delivery or creation of computer virus.
and/or publishing of private information:
users write or make sensitive information/private information public.
(This is, however, possible with a subscription to a VIP profile, with which
free communication is allowed (under your own responsibility).
you have a basic profile at meetYourmessenger, we do not tolerate sharing of private
information. Your mails are screened through a filter using different criteria
and a message will be sent to you if your mail has been identified and stopped by
the filter. If you experience any kind of inappropriate behaviour from another
user who wants to get in contact with you and who leaves his private
information, we ask you to report this to our support. We want to ensure that
our guidelines for general communication between our users are followed with
regards to sending each other mails with private information.
If one of our
administrators requests that you make corrections to your profile you must
follow this. If you choose not to follow our written rules, you risk having
your profile deleted, blocked or reported to the authorities without any
Responsibility, honesty and respect
When you create a profile on
meetYourmessenger you are provided with your own profile page where you can
send mails, upload pictures and write a text about yourself. On this page you
are your own webmaster and you can adjust the amount of pictures and text to
match your requirements.
When you want to upload content to your
profile, we encourage you to think about three things that we believe are
towards other people
By thinking about these three points you
will get the most out of your experience and use of meetYourmessenger.
MeetYourmessenger encourages you to use our
website in a responsible way to allow everyone to have a positive experience of
the site. All content that is placed on your profile (incl. text and pictures)
should be considered as belonging to the public domain. You are responsible for
all your activities on this website and you should therefore consider carefully
what you write and which pictures you make public.
People of all ages use our website, which
is why you should be aware that not all pictures should be out in the public domain
for everyone to see. Therefore, avoid uploading material with a pornographic
character and other offensive material. Choose a profile picture that you would
have a clear conscience showing to a person you meet on the street. At
meetYourmessenger you can always get your own private picture gallery and
control who sees what.
Be factual and reasoned when you write
articles and comment on people’s contributions. Allow your text to inspire and
not destroy in order to be respected by the other users. Use BIG LETTERS with
caution, as they can be perceived as a person yelling and seem offensive.
MeetYourmessenger is not responsible for
the content or the activities on the user generated sites, which are part of
the public domain on meetYourmessenger; that means every time a user uploads a
picture or writes a text on their profile it is his or her own responsibility.
Therefore, we ask you to do this with care, as you are held liable for any
possible consequences yourself.
MeetYourmessenger is not designed to be the
primary place where all data is stored. You yourself are responsible for making
a back-up of the material you upload on meetYourmessenger such as pictures,
documents etc. MeetYourmessenger cannot be held liable for any loss or deletion
of these data.
In particular for children, young people
You are responsible for the actions you take
based on any advice and information you receive on meetYourmessenger. Always
bear in mind that advice can come from people of all ages and of very different
backgrounds. This is why we recommend that you use your common sense before
making your choices. This for instance applies to deciding who to trust,
considering handing out a phone number or e-mail address, telling where one
If you are interested in meeting a person
you got to know through meetYourmessenger, we encourage you to always bring a
good friend the first time. Meet the person in a public place and tell friends
and family where you are and what plans you have. In this way you create safety
and peace of mind for yourself and your close ones.
We advise parents to keep track of their children’s
online activities and to support them with good advice on the way.
MeetYourmessenger encourages you to conduct
yourself in a way that shows yourself as an honest and decent person in
everything you do on the website. This has a positive effect on dialogues and hence
on the new relations you create on meetYourmessenger. Tell people who you
really are and what you stand for. In this way you will appear as a confident
person and you will be respected by your peers.
At the same time you should be honest to
yourself and only give out information you feel comfortable sharing when you
communicate with others. We promote openness on meetYourmessenger, but you
should always make sure to remember your privacy in the process and set clear
Respect towards other people
We encourage everyone to show respect. Do
not use the different sites at meetYourmessenger to threaten, harass or stalk
other users. Keep in mind that there is a person behind every profile. Be
considerate and treat others the way you would like to be treated yourself.
We promote freedom of speech and defend
everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view. However, we reserve the
right to delete any material that contains an aggressive tone and hate speech
(points of view that attack or degrade a group based on race, ethnicity,
religion, sexual orientation etc.)
Private information must be treated with
the utmost confidentiality. It is not allowed to make one's e-mail address or
other personal information public through general communication on
meetYourmessenger. Doing so will trigger a block of the communication between
the parties involved. This is to protect children and young people and to avoid
our users from being harassed or abused for instance with spam mails. You will
be allowed to share your personal information if you have bought a VIP profile
(this is, however, at one’s own risk).
Handing out or distributing pictures of
other people than yourself is not allowed, unless you have their consent.
Handing out or distributing other people’s private information which you know
of or have found is not legal.
Avoid sending spam mail through
meetYourmessenger. The phrasing ‘spam mail ‘ is used for unsolicited
advertisements sent with the purpose of luring the recipient to buy one or more
products. Spam mails are against the law and therefore the distribution of such
will not be tolerated at meetYourmessenger. We reserve the right to report
violations to the police. According to the law, the distribution of spam mails
can be punished with a fine for each mail that has been sent.
Make meetYourmessenger a nice and fun place to be
Follow the guidelines with the three basic
principles: take responsibility, be honest and respect other people. If you do
that you contribute to meetYourmessenger as a nice and fun place to be.
You can report another user to our support
if you believe the user in question has violated our guidelines. After
receiving a report we will in each case consider if we have to take action. You
can choose to block other users if you feel harassed or uncomfortable with them.
After being blocked, a user cannot see or contact your profile.
Social responsibility is a core issue for meetYourmessenger
As an international company in the field of
social networking, we accept a social responsibility regardless of which
country we get involved in.
It is our objective to respect the culture
and the norms that apply in the individual countries in relation to displaying public
material on a social network such as pictures, videos, text etc. Through person-driven
and technical initiatives and a close dialogue with our users, we ensure that
ethical standards are followed as closely as possible.
24/7 picture validation:
conducts picture validations on the website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By
doing this we meet the wishes of our users and our own business. We have
created specific rules for when a picture must be deleted or approved on our
website. These rules take into consideration whether the uploaded picture is a
profile picture, a gallery picture or a private picture. We refer to the
guidelines we have developed. In all places on our website where we show a
picture, you have the possibility to report it to our support if you find it
Reporting offensive material:
we have our own support system that deletes offensive contents from our
website. We encourage everyone to report offensive material to our support
Filter for children and young people
has developed a filter for children and young people that ensures (to the
extent it is possible) that children have access to people who are relevant to them
such as friends and people they know along with people their own age.
has introduced a safety filter which limits the amount of spam, sensitive
information etc. on our website.
Many of the problems found on the Internet
are commonly known and re-appear in many places. There are organizations and
authorities that have specialized in handling these issues. MeetYourmessenger
has with the above guidelines attempted to create a safe environment for users
in areas where we feel we can make a difference, but beyond that we refer to
the specialists who have much greater experience in handling these issues.
INHOPE (International network cooperation
against illegal Internet content)
is a worldwide network of hotlines that deals with reports of illegal Internet
content. This is where organizations from all over the world work together to
create common standards for hotline operation and fighting illegal use of the