First of all, it is important to notice that HappyFans is a diverse community. Each User might not necessarily agree with someone’s opinion or point of view, however, none of the Users can violate our Community Guidelines.
That being said, when you see a profile on HappyFans that, according to you, violates our Community Guidelines, please take the time to report them via [email at business @ happyfans .club].
Here, down below, you can find more information with regards to reporting a Creator or any content that one uploads. A member of the [Safety] team will evaluate the report and if our Community Guidelines have been violated, the responsible member of the Safety team will inform the Creator that one breached these guidelines.
Each Creator commits to comply with our Community Guidelines. Our primary goal is to make these decisions as fair and transparent as possible. We always want Creators to feel like they can trust us and communicate with us freely.
Thus, our initial response is to try to educate the Creators to help them understand how a rule has been broken and how to solve it. In cases where the breach is particularly bad or intentional, we might take further actions (e.g., suspending or removing their account). In the most extreme cases, we may ban a creator from using our platform. Because you receive benefits on HappyFans, we might be held accountable for what you do with those funds, so we may also look at what you do with your membership of our platform. As a result, when we talk about “On HappyFans”, it means the creations you are funding on and through HappyFans.
When reviewing a page, we look at how creations are shared, where the profile is linked to, and where the traffic comes from. No matter what happens, we always give Creators the opportunity to appeal a decision by contacting us and sending any relevant information they believe was not considered. We still might not change our decision, however, we will always accept and consider Creator’s arguments.
Respect, safety & creativity
These Community Guidelines exist to shape and guide HappyFans and the growing number of Creators and communities using it. This is not about building a strict framework of what is correct and what is not. It’s about making HappyFans a place where diverse creators and their communities feel excited, supported, and happy to exist, while still allowing a variety of points of view.
These guidelines summarize a thorough, thoughtful, and living internal policy that we spent time thinking about and defining with guidance from community and safety experts. We believe they will help creators build a safe and supportive environment in which they can continue to create, share, and build very close and lasting friendships with their Fans.
Bullying, harassment, and threats
We don’t permit bullying or harassment because we want HappyFans to feel like a safe place for our various communities. Moreover, we want people to be able to express themselves, be critical, and discuss controversial issues.
We understand that some discussions regarding celebrities, media, or other public figures can sometimes involve harsh criticism, and we believe that is an appropriate part of free debate. However, we draw the line when it comes to harassing private figures or taking any action that might affect people’s physical safety, regardless of whether these people are private or public figures.
As much as we want you to feel free to express yourself, we want all our Users to have the right to express their opinion without feeling intimidated. Even the most difficult conversations should take place in the most respectful way. Down below you can find ideas on how we define these kinds of behavior.
Bullying and harassment:
You cannot attempt to intimidate anyone, either directly or by using your influence over others. We treat real-life interactions more seriously than online interactions when analyzing whether a line has been crossed because it can be more threatening and lead to physical violence. When both sides engage in similar behavior, such as disputes between public figures, we are less likely to interrupt and act.
Anyone on HappyFans should be able to express their opinion in a way that doesn’t create threats for other people. In this respect, we take threats of violence very seriously. Any Creator or Fan threatening the well-being of an individual or group of people will be removed. This includes threatening behavior such as stalking or inciting others to commit violent acts. If you are a victim of such behavior and feel that your personal safety is at risk, we suggest you contact your local law enforcement, afterward report the behavior to us.
HappyFans is a place for Creators who offer something original for the world. As a Creator, you cannot post creations that infringe on others’ intellectual property rights.
To be precise:
- You can’t create fake pages or collect money for things you’re not actually doing. For instance, you cannot create a fan page for someone else.
- You cannot pretend to be or impersonate someone else by using the name, brand, or works of another to deceive the Fans. On the other hand, we will review satire and comedy in a different way as we believe these subgenres are original creations.
- You also can’t use HappyFans as a prank or to fund non-activity. For example, a Creator cannot collect funds for “not doing” something, such as, “I will stop creating gaming videos where I only lose if I reach $123 per month.”
If you want to read more about our copyright infringement policies, you can find more information in our Copyright and Trademark Policy.
HappyFans connects Creators to their Fans all over the world. We are a global platform built on promoting creativity, which makes us a very close community. Therefore, there is no room on our platform for projects funding hate speech, such as calling for violence, exclusion or segregation. This includes serious attacks on people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or serious medical conditions. When reviewing an account for a potential hate speech violation, we consider some of the following questions:
- Do the creations have historical or educational value? For instance, we don’t allow the use of the swastika for propaganda and promoting hate, but it would be acceptable to use it in an educational video to talk about Germany under the Third Reich.
- Is there a call for violence against someone based on a characteristic like those listed above?
- Does the creator glorify a group that is known to support ideologies that would be classified as hate speech under this policy?
- Is the creator using racial slurs or negative depictions of someone based on a characteristic like those listed above?
Not all the considerable questions are included here, but we want to be honest about how we work in the grey areas between speech and action. There can be a thin line between political comments and hate speech. If you come across what you believe to be hate speech on HappyFans, please take the time to report it.
Adult creations and mature themes
As we strive to create a community that is inclusive and diverse, we want to define the different ages and sensitivities. Once again, we are not trying to create or reinforce judgmental frameworks of what is correct and what is not, but rather want to give people the choice of whether or not to view adult creations.
In order to help our Fans to make these decisions, we separate adult content (i.e., content containing mature themes) from all-audience content by applying an 18+ flag to the former. We explain “mature themes” as any audio, visual or audiovisual creations depicting explicit sexual situations, including nudity in sexual contexts (more on nudity below). We ask Creators to indicate their profiles as 18+ if their creations may be considered inappropriate for people under 18 years old. We realize the exact age threshold may vary depending on where you are, but most places require a certain level of maturity to view these creations and engage in these activities. Down below is a short, however not complete, guidance.
Examples of content we view as containing mature themes:
- Works depicting real people in the nude in sexual contexts;
- Animations or illustrations depicting nudity in sexual contexts, and animations or illustrations featuring sexual interactions;
- Audio content that features simulated sexual interactions.
Examples of content we won’t view as mature:
- Works featuring nudity that is not designed to be sexually gratifying, such as photos of sculptures or paintings;
- Works featuring nudity or sexual situations that are designed for educational purposes;
- A stand-up comedy set featuring profanity or “adult” language.
We ask that all Creators keep the public spaces on their HappyFans profiles (meaning profile pictures, membership tier descriptions, page banners, etc.) appropriate for all audiences. Content depicting mature themes must be reserved for Fans-only posts.
As above-mentioned, you can post nude creations on HappyFans of both real and fictional subjects. Just be sure to mark posts with mature themes as “Fans Only” and ensure your page is flagged as 18+ if your content will feature such themes. As a reminder, you should never post or share nude creations of any minor, including yourself. As a strong commitment to child safety, we will work with law enforcement whenever we come across child exploitation material. You can read more about our pornography policy in the next section. Lastly, we understand that you may make a mix of 18+ creations and other types of creations, and that is okay with us too. We will always review your work within its context. However, if you have concerns, please let us know and we will provide you with guidance on how to maintain a dual presence.
Pornography and sexual services
We don’t allow pornographic material or sexual services on HappyFans, which we define as “real people engaging in sexual acts such as masturbation or sexual intercourse on camera”.
Offensive and graphic creations
We understand that artists sometimes have to push boundaries to create thought-provoking art, so we don’t review offensive and graphic creations with strict black-and-white guidelines. We instead review creations in the context of the whole Creator profile. However, we have zero-tolerance when it comes to the glorification of sexual violence, which includes bestiality, rape and child exploitation (i.e., sexualized depiction of minors). This is applicable for illustrated, animated or any other type of creations. HappyFans reserves the right to review and remove accounts that may violate this guideline.
Moreover, we do not allow other fringe sexual fetish creations, such as incest, necrophilia, or fetish creations that are hard to distinguish from non-consensual sex. We understand that some topics on this list such as incest or rape are a little bit more complicated because these situations are, unfortunately, part of real life. As a result, when reviewing these types of creations, the [Safety] team will take context into consideration, including the personal, historical, or educational narrative.
We strongly stand against doxing, which is sharing an individual’s private information or aggregating their public information for the purpose of intimidating them through harassment. We are strongly opposed doxing because it is used to silence or intimidate people with different viewpoints on the internet. It can cause extensive emotional trauma and can put the victim’s physical safety at risk. The most classic form of doxing is when an individual’s private personal information is shared. This could be information such as a phone number or home address. The definition of private personal information can vary and may mean that it is simply very difficult to find.
We also consider the situation to be doxing when an individual’s non-private information is aggregated. For instance, we would consider it doxing if someone’s profile picture was combined with their real name, all their known social media accounts, and the city they lived in.
No matter the specific information shared, we also evaluate the context around why it was shared. If it looks like this information is being shared for the purpose of making it easier for a large group to harass that individual, we are likely to consider it doxing. Furthermore, when doxing takes place, we lose the ability to have conversations. Doxing isn’t speech countering speech; it is speech shutting down others’ ability to speak. It contradicts our ability to discuss ideas, grow as individuals and have a safe space for disagreement.
People who can’t use HappyFans
Since HappyFans empowers people financially, we restrict both the types of media and projects that can be funded on HappyFans, and also which people can and cannot receive funds through our platform. After creating a HappyFans profile, any creator caught in the act or convicted of making credible violent threats, committing violent crimes, malicious doxing, coordinating non-violent harm (such as fraud, money laundering, and gambling), or encouraging others to do any of these activities can be banned from using our platform.
Politicians cannot use HappyFans to fund their run for office or to fund the political campaigns of others.
Individuals with criminal or harmful past, who have fulfilled the terms of their sentence for past offenses might share their works on HappyFans. However, any Creator observed committing, or convicted of, making credible violent threats or acts, child abuse, malicious doxing, coordinating nonviolent harm (such as fraud, money laundering, and gambling), or encouraging others to do any of these activities, might be banned from using HappyFans.
Dangerous organizations, i.e., people with a direct affiliation to violent or dangerous groups (such as terrorist or cyber-terrorist organizations, organized criminal groups, and violent hate groups) may be restricted from receiving funds through HappyFans. Creators may discuss these groups in their content for educational, reporting, or debunking purposes. However, actively supporting these groups or their leaders through HappyFans can result in account removal.
HappyFans is not tolerant at all for behaviors that exploit minors such as grooming. Users actively facilitating exploitation or attempting to exploit minors in this way will be removed from our platform. We will report every user engaging in such activity to legal authorities upon removal.
We prohibit anything that promotes or glorifies self-harm, such as profiles that encourage self-injury, suicide, or an eating disorder. Examples include pages that glorify self-scarification or a pro-anorexia campaign. If we believe there’s a credible risk the Creator will harm themselves, we will work with law enforcement when needed. However, we allow creations that raise awareness such as self-harm survival stories, especially if they have educational value. If you or someone close to you might be in danger of hurting themselves, please contact local authorities or seek help.
Harmful and illegal activities
We don’t allow funds to be collected for anything that facilitates harmful or illegal activities. You cannot fund creations that advocate, threaten, or show you causing harm to yourself, other people, or animals. In the same manner, you cannot promote illegal activities such as property crime, distribution of illegal weapons, or drug manufacturing.
We ask those creators who are posting dangerous and difficult actions to include a clear disclaimer. We also require that these types of posts be marked as “Fans-only” if they are too graphic or dangerous for a general audience.
We don’t permit Creator profiles that collect money for an illegal purpose, or that encourage others to break the law. Creators cannot promote illegal weapons, drug manufacturing techniques or distribution, or property crime. We review each case individually.
User Contributions must not:
- Promote or solicit any illegal activity, or advocate, promote, or assist any unlawful act, including promoting or facilitating the prostitution of another person, sex trafficking, or human trafficking.
- Involve commercial activities or sales, including unsanctioned contests, sweepstakes, and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising, including soliciting creators or fans for commercial ventures.