COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

Mitron TV Private Limited (“Company”) aims to create a safe and inclusive space for the users of its application named “Mitron” (“Platform”). To ensure that the users have a pleasant experience, these community guidelines (“Community Guidelines”) set out a common code of conduct for all users of the Platform. By accessing the services (“Services”) offered by the Company on and through the Platform, you agree to comply with the terms contained in the Community Guidelines. These Community Guidelines shall be read along with and shall be deemed to be an integral part of the Terms of Service.

The Company recognizes the importance of safeguarding the interests of the users in order to enable them to express themselves freely and create and share content with other users. Through these Community Guidelines, the Company aims to prevent abuse of any manner, on the Platform and ensure that all users feel comfortable and safe while accessing and using the Services. These Community Guidelines lay down general guidelines on what is and what is not allowed on the Platform and apply to all users, and to all content shared on the Platform.  These Community Guidelines are indicative and not exhaustive in nature.

 All users must strictly abide by these Community Guidelines. In the event the Company becomes aware of any content on the Platform that violates the Community Guidelines, the Company may, in its discretion remove such content. In case of repeat violations, the Company has the right to ban or terminate such account. Where the Company deems it necessary, the Company may ban such a user account and will work with relevant legal authorities as and when necessary and appropriate.

The Company may update the Community Guidelines from time to time to evolve with community behavior, mitigate emerging risks, and to keep the Service and the Platform a safe place for its user and creators. You can determine when the Community Guidelines were last modified by referring to the “Last Updated” legend above. It shall be your responsibility to check the Community Guidelines periodically for changes.

  1. DANGEROUS INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS

The Company does not allow dangerous individuals or organizations to use the Platform to promote terrorism, crime, or other types of behavior that could cause harm to others.

  1. Terrorists and terrorist organizations

Terrorists and terrorist organizations are any non-state actors that use premeditated violence or threats of violence to cause harm to non-combatant individuals, in order to intimidate or threaten a population, government, or international organization in the pursuit of political, religious, ethnic, or ideological objectives. 

  1. Other dangerous individuals and organizations

Dangerous individuals and organizations are those that commit crimes or cause other types of severe harm. The types of groups and crimes include, but are not limited to:

  1. hate groups,
  2. violent extremist organizations,
  3. homicide,
  4. human trafficking,
  5. organ trafficking,
  6. arms trafficking,
  7. drug trafficking,
  8. kidnapping, extortion,
  9. blackmailing,
  10. money laundering,
  11. fraud,
  12. cybercrime.

You must not post names, symbols, logos, flags, slogans, uniforms, gestures, portraits, or other objects meant to represent dangerous individuals and/or organizations, or content that praises, glorifies, or supports dangerous individuals and/or organizations.

The Company may, at its discretion and depending on the manner of the depiction allow an exception to educational, historical, satirical, artistic, and other content that can be clearly identified as counter speech or aims to raise awareness of the harm caused by dangerous individuals and/or organizations, which may be posted.

  1. ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES AND REGULATED GOODS

The Company prohibits the trade, sale, promotion, advertisement, endorsement or use of certain regulated goods, as well as the depiction or promotion of criminal activities. Some content may be removed if it relates to activities or goods that are illegal or regulated in the jurisdiction of the posting or in the majority of the region or world, even if the activities or goods in question are legal in the jurisdiction of posting. The Company may at its discretion and depending on the manner of the depiction allow exceptions for content that provides value to the public, such as educational, scientific, artistic, and newsworthy content.

  1. PROMOTION OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES

Criminal activities cover a wide spectrum of acts punishable by law, including theft, assault, human exploitation, and other harmful behavior.

You must not post content that promotes acts of physical harm, such as assaulting or kidnapping, risks the safety of others, including pranks like swatting, promotes human exploitation or wildlife trafficking, offers the purchase, sale, or trade of unlawfully acquired goods, provides instructions on how to conduct criminal activities.

  1. SALE OR USE OF WEAPONS

The Company does not allow the depiction, trade, or promotion of firearms, ammunition, firearm accessories, or explosive weapons or instructions on how to manufacture those weapons.

The Company may, at its discretion and depending on the manner of the depiction, give exceptions to content that displays firearms or other types of weapons in the following scenarios: in a fictional setting, as part of a museum's collection, carried by a police officer, in a military parade, or used in a safe and controlled environment such as a shooting range.

  1. DRUGS AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

The Company does not allow content that depicts the use or trade of drugs or other controlled substances.
You must not post content that displays drugs, drug consumption, or encourages others to make, use, or trade drugs or other controlled substances, sells, offers, trades, or solicits or provides information on how to buy or procure drugs or other controlled substances.

  1. FRAUDS AND SCAMS

You must not post content that promotes phishing, ponzi or pyramid schemes, fixed betting, get-rich-quick schemes, or any other types of scams.

  1. VIOLENT AND GRAPHIC CONTENT

The Company does not allow content that is excessively gruesome or shocking, especially that promotes or glorifies abject violence or suffering.

  1. Violent and graphic content: Human

You must not post content that is gratuitously shocking, sadistic, or excessively graphic, including but not limited to depictions of violent or accidental deaths involving real people, dismembered, mutilated, charred, or burned human remains, gore in which an open wound or injury is the core focus or other severe physical violence.

The Company may, at its discretion and depending on the manner of the depiction allow exception for content that is newsworthy or meant to raise awareness about issues, is staged or professional fighting, traditional martial arts, or fighting in a fictional setting.

  1. Violent and graphic content: Animals

You must not post content that is gratuitously shocking, sadistic, or excessively graphic, including but not limited to depictions of the slaughter of real animals, dismembered, mutilated, charred, or burned animal remains, or animal cruelty.

  1. SUICIDE, SELF-HARM, AND DANGEROUS ACTS

The Company does not promote or permit users to promote participation in activities that could lead to harm. The Company does not allow content that promotes self-harm or suicide.

  1. Suicide

You must not post content that displays suicide, suicidal tendencies, or encourages participation in similar actions, provides instructions on how to commit suicide, praises, promotes, or glorifies suicide, or any form of suicide challenges.

However, the Company permits content that provides support, resources, or coping mechanisms for those going through suicidal ideation.

  1. Self-harm

You must not post content normalizing, encouraging, or triggering self-harm behavior, content that shows self-inflicted wounds, provides instructions on how to commit self-harm, supports pro-ana or other dangerous behavior to lose weight.

However, the Company permits content that provides support, resources, or coping mechanisms for those suffering from eating disorders or participating in self-harm.

  1. Dangerous acts

You must not post content that encourages, promotes, or glorifies risky behavior or activities, including amateur stunts or dangerous challenges, inappropriate use of dangerous tools, depicts drinking liquids or eating substances not meant for consumption, dangerous challenges that might lead to injury, or minors below the lawful age operating motor vehicles.

  1. HATE SPEECH 

The Company does not tolerate content that attacks or incites violence against an individual or a group of individuals on the basis of their attributes.  Hate speech is content that does or intends to attack, threaten, incite violence against, or dehumanize an individual or a group of individuals on the basis of protected attributes. The Company does not permit any hate speech and also does not allow content that verbally or physically threatens violence or depicts harm to an individual or a group based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, caste, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, serious disease or disability, immigration status. You must not post content that dehumanizes or incites violence or hatred against individuals or groups, based on the attributes listed above, including but not limited to claiming that they are physically or morally inferior, calling for or justifying violence against them, claiming that they are criminals,  referring negatively to them as animals, inanimate objects, or other non-human entities, promoting or justifying exclusion, segregation, or discrimination against them.

You must not post content that promotes any hateful ideologies by talking positively about or displaying logos, symbols, flags, slogans, uniforms, salutes, gestures, portraits, illustrations, or names of individuals related to these ideologies, denies well-documented and violent events have taken place, music or lyrics that promote hateful ideologies.  

You must not use slurs or other derogatory terms intended to disparage an ethnicity, race, or any other protected attributes listed above. However, the Company may permit use of slurs when slurs are used in a song or in other instances of a self-referential satirical context and/or reappropriation.

  1. HARASSMENT AND BULLYING

You must not post content that threatens an individual with violence, wishes death, serious disease, physical, or other harm on an individual, incites violence or coordinated harassment, sexually harasses a user by disparaging their sexual activities or attempting to make unwanted sexual contact, disparages a private individual on the basis of attributes such as intellect, appearance, personality traits, or hygiene, praises violent tragedies and disparages their victims.

  1. INFRINGEMENT OF OTHERS' PRIVACY

You must not post content that reveals or threatens to reveal personally identifiable information, including but not limited to residential address, private email address, private phone number, bank statement, social security number, or passport number, sexual imagery or non-consensual intimate imagery.

  1. ADULT NUDITY AND SEXUAL ACTIVITIES

The Company does not allow sexually explicit or gratifying content on the Platform, including animated content of this nature. The Company may at its discretion and depending on the manner of depiction allow exceptions around nudity and sexually explicit content for educational, documentary, scientific, or artistic purposes.

You must not post content that depicts, commits, or incites non-consensual sexual acts, commits, promotes, or glorifies sexual solicitation or sexual objectification, pornography and nudity.

You must not post content that depicts sexual activities such as penetration, non-penetrative sex, or oral sex, human genitalia, female nipples, or buttocks, sexual arousal, a sexual fetish. 

  1. MINOR SAFETY

The Company has zero tolerance for predatory or grooming behavior toward minors. The Company does not allow content that depicts or disseminates child abuse, child nudity, or sexual exploitation of children.

Users must meet minimum age requirements to use the Service as stipulated in the Terms of Service. When underage account holders are identified, the Company removes their accounts from the Platform.

  1. Child Abuse

You must not post content that shows the private parts of minors, sexual exploitation of minors, sexual activities such as penetration, non-penetrative sex, or oral sex involving minors, sexual arousal involving minors, sexual fetish involving minors.

You must not post content that depicts minors consuming, possessing, or suspected of consuming alcoholic beverages, drugs, or tobacco.

You must not post content that depicts physical or psychological abuse involving minors.

You must not post content that encourages, instructs, or justifies grooming behavior,  engages a minor in a sexually explicit conversation, incentivizes or blackmails a child to transmit sexually explicit material, sexually objectifies minors, contains sexual or erotic language involving minors.

  1. INTEGRITY AND AUTHENTICITY

The Company does not permit activities such as spamming, impersonation, and disinformation campaigns. Content or activity that seeks to artificially inflate popularity on the platform is prohibited. The Company also prohibits any attempts to manipulate platform mechanisms to increase interaction metrics.

You must not share instructions on how to artificially increase views, likes, followers, shares, or comments, attempt to or engage in selling or buying views, likes, followers, shares, or comments, promote artificial traffic generation services, operate multiple accounts under false or fraudulent pretenses, including coordinated attempts to manufacture inauthentic activity, distribute commercial spam, or otherwise coordinate a scaled violation of Company policies.

You must not post as another person or organization by using someone else's name, biographical details, or profile picture in a misleading manner.

You must not post misinformation meant to incite fear, hate, or prejudice, that may cause harm to an individual's health, such as misleading information about medical treatments, hoaxes, phishing attempts, or manipulated content meant to cause harm, content that misleads community members about elections or other civic processes. 

You must not post content that violates or infringes someone else's copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights.