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.
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.
Invocial isn’t a place for pornography. We limit the distribution of or remove mature and explicit content, including:
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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
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
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:
Gangs and other criminal organisations
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
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.
All of our Community Guidelines apply to photos you posted & comments. You can report content such as:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.