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VIBER PUBLIC CHATS CONTENT POLICY

Viber allows users to share and follow content in a safe environment, in its social spaces such as Public Chats. Each user is responsible for their own behavior online, including the kind of content they choose to share and their interaction with other users.  For this reason, we have compiled the following rules for this content sharing platform.

Keep the Peace

Overly graphic expressions of violence, in particular where the violence is glorified or encouraged, are not allowed. This includes extreme depictions or descriptions of violence and credible threats of violence to any individual and/or group. We prohibit planning or promoting of violent acts that could directly or indirectly cause physical or mental harm to others.

No Bullies Allowed

We encourage vigorous debate and believe in people openly expressing their opinions, no matter how they may be received. However, we do not tolerate anything that crosses over into bullying or harassment of private individuals and/or groups.

Loving Vibes Prevail

We defend a person’s right to express unpopular points of view, but we do not allow speech which attacks or demeans a group based on ethnic or national origin, race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, age or sexual orientation.

Keep it Appropriate

Graphic material of any kind that is posted purely for titillating purposes is not permitted. There may be instances where graphic content is permitted in acceptable contexts; for example, a conversation that’s raising awareness about terrorism, or human rights abuses.

Love Thyself

Viber does not allow the promotion or encouragement of self-harm, eating disorders or alcohol and hard drug abuse.

Respect the Privacy of Others

We do not allow the publishing of personal or private information of others without their consent. This includes but is not limited to: telephone numbers; email addresses; home addresses; bank details; financial information; social security numbers; passport or ID information.

Protect Our Children

Content that seeks to exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise, is strictly prohibited.

Nudity in Good Taste

We allow a level of nudity within the context of a family-friendly setting (like breastfeeding) and photos of art and sculpture. We do not allow sexually explicit content or pornographic content.

Respect the Law

We do not allow content that breaks the law or provides advice on how to break the law or otherwise promotes illegal activity. This includes defamation (libel), contempt of court and breach of copyright.

Respect Copyrights

We do not allow content which Infringes any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including violating anyone's copyrights or trademarks or their rights of publicity; Includes audio or video file formats (such as MP3, .mng, .avi, .mov, .qt, wmv) for which the person posting do not own the content or have a license to post. This includes copies any other pages or images on this Service except with appropriate authority Please view our DMCA Policy for more information.

We also do not allow content for which the posting person do not have the right to transmit under any contractual or other relationship (such as inside information, proprietary or confidential information received in the context of an employment or a non-disclosure agreement).

Be Yourself

We do not allow content that impersonates or misrepresents a posting person's connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content. We do not allow deceptive or fraudulent links, such as wrongly describing a link, or setting misleading click-through links on images, or embedding links to interstitial or pop-up ads.

Share Good Vibes – Don't Advertise or Promote without Authorizations

We do not allow content which advertises any commercial endeavor (such as offering for sale products or services) or otherwise involves commercial activity (like conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as specifically authorized on this Service;

No Soliciting

We do not allow content that is fake or fraudulent in any way or that solicits funds, advertisers, or sponsors.  We do not allow content that solicits funds on behalf of fake or fraudulent persons or entities. We prohibit content that amounts to a ‘pyramid’ or similar scheme.

Don’t Look for the Other Way Around

We do not allow content that contains links to other sites that contain the kind of content, which is described as unacceptable in this Content Policy.

IF YOU SEE CONTENT THAT YOU THINK IS AGAINST OUR GOOD VIBES POLICY- YOU CAN DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Unfollow the account in which the content was posted.
  • Try to resolve the matter directly with the user who posted the content – but without using any methods which would count as harassment or threat.
  • If you believe your intellectual property rights were breached, you can file a DMCA report. Please read our DMCA policy.
  • Report such content to us though the app directly or via email to support@viber.com

 

The English version of this policy shall prevail over any translation