Community guidelines

Our mission

Invocial believe everyone’s influencer. That said, not all content is inspiring, so we have Community Guidelines to outline what we do and don’t allow on Invocial. These guidelines are our Acceptable Use Policy, so if you find content that shouldn’t be on Invocial, please report it to us. We use your reports to learn and evolve our standards, and work with subject matter experts to inform and update our guidelines.

Content safety

Invocial isn’t a place for antagonistic, explicit, false or misleading, harmful, hateful or violent content or behaviour. We may remove or limit the distribution of such content and the accounts that save it. We determine whether content should be limited or removed based on how much harm it poses. We’re committed to presenting you with clear and transparent expectations that are easy to understand and follow. If you have questions or encounter problems on Invocial, please contact us.

Adult content

Invocial isn’t a place for pornography. We limit the distribution of or remove mature and explicit content, including:

  • Fetish imagery

  • Vivid sexual descriptions

  • Graphic depictions of sexual activity

  • Images of nudity where the poses, camera angles or props suggest pornographic intent

We do our best to to differentiate between pornography and other mature content.

Exploitation

Invocial isn’t a place for exploitation of people or animals. We’ll remove or limit the distribution of content and accounts involved in sexual, physical or financial exploitation. That includes:

  • Non-consensual images, meaning images of a private or sexual nature obtained or published without consent. This includes revenge porn and upskirt images.

  • Adult sexual services that may involve sexual or physical exploitation or trafficking, such as sex cams and escort services.

  • Human trafficking and other illegal commercial exploitation, such as trading in organs or protected and endangered wildlife or wildlife products.

  • Sexualisation or sexual exploitation of minors, such as grooming, sexual remarks or inappropriate imagery. If we find it, we’ll report it to relevant authorities such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Hateful activities

Invocial isn’t a place for hateful content or the people and groups that promote hateful activities. We limit the distribution of or remove such content and accounts, including:

  • Slurs or negative stereotypes, caricatures and generalisations

  • Support for hate groups and people promoting hateful activities, prejudice and conspiracy theories

  • Condoning or trivialising violence because of a victim’s membership in a vulnerable or protected group

  • Support for white supremacy, limiting women’s rights and other discriminatory ideas

  • Hate-based conspiracy theories and misinformation, such as Holocaust denial

  • Denial of an individual’s gender identity or sexual orientation, and support for conversion therapy and related programmes

  • Attacks on individuals including public figures based on their membership in a vulnerable or protected group

  • Mocking or attacking the beliefs, sacred symbols, movements or institutions of the protected or vulnerable groups identified below

Protected and vulnerable groups include: people grouped together based on their actual or perceived race, colour, caste, ethnicity, immigration status, national origin, religion or faith, sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or medical condition. It also includes people who are grouped together based on lower socio-economic status, age, weight or size, pregnancy or ex-military status.

Misinformation

Invocial isn’t a place for misinformation, disinformation or mal-information. We remove or limit distribution of false or misleading content that may harm the public’s well-being, safety or trust, including:

  • Medically unsupported health claims that risk public health and safety, including the promotion of false cures, anti-vaccination advice, or misinformation about public health or safety emergencies

  • False or misleading content about individuals or protected groups that promotes fear, hate or prejudice

  • False or misleading content that encourages turning individuals, groups of people, places or organisations into targets of harassment or physical violence

  • Conspiracy theories

  • False or misleading content that impedes an election’s integrity or an individual's or group's civic participation, including registering to vote, voting and being counted in a census

  • Content that originates from disinformation campaigns

  • Factual information that’s published or deliberately modified to erode trust or inflict harm, such as changing or omitting context, date or time

  • Fabricated or meaningfully manipulated visual or audio content that erodes trust or causes harm

Harassment and criticism

Invocial isn’t a place to insult, hurt or antagonise individuals or groups of people. There are good reasons to express criticism, but we may limit the distribution of or remove insulting content to keep Invocial a positive, inspiring place; this includes:

  • Manipulated images intended to degrade or shame

  • Shaming people for their bodies or assumed sexual or romantic history

  • Sexual remarks about people’s bodies and solicitations or offers of sexual acts

  • Criticism involving name-calling, profanity and other insulting language or imagery

  • Mocking someone for experiencing sadness, grief, loss or outrage

Private information

We don’t allow content that reveals personal or sensitive information. We remove:

  • Personal ID and passport information

  • Private contact information and addresses

  • Online login information (usernames and passwords)

  • Photos of private people that they don’t want posted online

  • Personal financial or medical history

If you come across unwanted photos of or information about you, you can contact us via email invocial@upordo.com.

Self-injury and harmful behaviour

Invocial isn’t a place for content that displays, rationalises or encourages suicide, self-harm, eating disorders or substance abuse. We’ll limit the distribution of or remove such content, including:

  • Self-harm instructions

  • Suicidal thinking and quotes

  • Graphic or otherwise triggering imagery

  • Promotion of self-harm

  • Mockery of people who self-harm or who have attempted or died by suicide

  • Images of accessories used to self-harm

  • Negative self-talk and insensitive humour about self-harming behaviour

Violence

Invocial isn’t a place for graphic violence or threatening language. We limit the distribution of or remove such content, including:

  • Content that shows the use of violence

  • Disturbing scenes from before or after violent events

  • Threats or language that glorifies violence

Dangerous organisations and individuals

Invocial isn’t a place for violent content, groups or individuals. We limit the distribution of or remove content and accounts that encourage, praise, promote or provide aid to dangerous actors or groups and their activities. This includes:

  • Extremists

  • Terrorist organisations

  • Gangs and other criminal organisations

Dangerous goods and activities

Invocial isn’t a place for private trading or selling of certain regulated goods – products or substances that can cause harm when used, altered or manufactured irresponsibly. We limit the distribution of or remove such content and accounts, including:

  • Private people offering to sell, purchase or trade alcohol, tobacco, drugs and weapons, including firearms and accessories

  • Content from or about unauthorised Internet pharmacies

  • Offers, attempts or instructions to bypass purchasing laws and regulation

  • Instructions for creating lethal or toxic substances

  • Instructions for creating lethal weapons, such as bombs or grenades, including 3D printed weapons

Impersonation

We don’t allow accounts that impersonate or misrepresent their affiliation with any person or organisation. If you have a fan or commentary account for a public figure or brand, make it clear through your username or Invocial profile that you aren’t officially affiliated with them.

Photos & comments

All of our Community Guidelines apply to photos you posted & comments. You can report content such as:

  • Irrelevant post

  • Private information

  • Unsolicited chain mail

  • Criticism using insulting language

  • Comments and solicitations of a sexual nature

  • Unsolicited or irrelevant product and business promotion.

  • Hateful or shaming remarks such as comments about physical appearance

Intellectual property and other rights

  • To respect the rights of people on and off Invocial, please:

    • Don’t infringe anyone's intellectual property, privacy or other rights.

    • Don’t do anything or post any content that violates laws or regulations.

    • Don’t use Invocial’s name, logo or trademark in a way that confuses people.

Site security and access

To protect the Invocial platform, please:

  • Don’t access, use or tamper with our systems or our technical providers’ systems.

  • Don’t break or circumvent our security measures or test the vulnerability of our systems or networks.

  • Don’t use any undocumented or unsupported method to access, search, scrape, download or change any part of Invocial.

  • Don’t try to reverse engineer our software.

  • Don’t try to interfere with people on Invocial or our hosts or networks, such as sending a virus, overloading, spamming, mail-bombing & post-bombing.

  • Don’t collect or store personally identifiable information from Invocial or people on Invocial without permission.

  • Don’t share your password, let anyone access your account or do anything that might put your account at risk.

  • Don’t attempt to buy or sell access to your account, or usernames, or otherwise transfer account features for compensation.

Spam

We want the inspiration and ideas on Invocial to be high quality and useful, so we remove spam when we find it. We ask you to be considerate of others' experiences on Invocial and don't spread spam or engage in spammy behaviour.

Our guidelines around spam are:

  • Don't use automation that hasn't been explicitly approved by Invocial. This includes unauthorised services that automatically perform actions on your behalf.

  • Don't create or operate accounts that aren't authentic, create accounts, or create new accounts for the purpose of violating these guidelines.

  • Don't create or save content that is repetitive, deceptive or irrelevant in an attempt to make money.

  • Don't link to websites that are unsafe, deceptive, untrustworthy, unoriginal, or that facilitate or encourage spam. Websites should have original content that adds unique value for Invocial users.

  • Don't send unsolicited messages or make irrelevant comments in bulk, especially when these are deceptive or commercial in nature.

  • Don't attempt to artificially manipulate distribution, clicks or other metrics, including but not limited to: buying or selling engagement, "stuffing" irrelevant keywords, generating inauthentic traffic, redirecting existing shop-able post to new destinations, using fake or compromised accounts to perform coordinated actions.

  • Don't attempt to evade our anti-spam systems, for example, by using shorteners, redirects or intermediate websites to obscure a link's final destination.

Be sure to follow all relevant laws and regulations.