Community Standards

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Community Standards 2017-03-01T15:32:03+00:00

Our mission is to give people the power to share and connect on topics of fitness, health and heart health. Every day, people come to Pace Makers Running Company to share their stories, see the world through the eyes of others and connect with friends and causes. The conversations that happen on Pace Makers Running Company reflect the diversity of a community.

We want people to feel safe when using Pace Maker Running Company. For that reason, we’ve developed a set of Community Standards, outlined below. These policies will help you understand what type of sharing is allowed on Pace Makers Running Company, and what type of content may be reported to us and removed. Because of the diversity of our  community, please keep in mind that something that may be disagreeable or disturbing to you may not violate our Community Standards.

Helping to Keep you Safe

We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety.

Violence and Graphic Content

People use Pace Makers Running Company to share their experiences and to raise awareness about issues that are important to them. This means that you may encounter opinions that are different from yours, which we believe can lead to important conversations about difficult topics. To help balance the needs, safety, and interests of a diverse community, however, we may remove certain kinds of sensitive content.

Personal Account

We work hard to help keep your account secure and protect your personal information. By joining Pace Makers Running Company, you agree to use your authentic name and identity. You may not publish the personal information of others without their consent.

Protecting your intellectual property

Pace Makers Running Company is a place for you to share the things that are important to you. You own all of the content and information you post on Pace Makers Running Company, and you can control how it is shared through your dashboard. Any content shared on our “Social Wall” is visible to all Pace Makers Running Company members.

However, before sharing content on Pace Makers Running Company, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights.

Encouraging respectful behavior

People use Pace Makers Running Company to share their experiences and to raise awareness about issues that are important to them. This means that you may encounter opinions that are different from yours, which we believe can lead to important conversations about difficult topics. To help balance the needs, safety, and interests of a diverse community, however, we may remove certain kinds of sensitive content or limit the audience that sees it.

Hate Speech

Pace Makers Running Company removes hate speech, which includes content that directly attacks people based on their:
Race,
Ethnicity,
National origin,
Religious affiliation,
Sexual orientation,
Sex, gender, or gender identity, or
Serious disabilities or diseases.

Organizations and people dedicated to promoting hatred against these protected groups are not allowed a presence on Pace Makers Running Company. As with all of our standards, we rely on our community to report this content to us.

People can use Pace Makers Running Company to challenge ideas, institutions, and practices. Such discussion can promote debate and greater understanding. Sometimes people share content containing someone else’s hate speech for the purpose of raising awareness or educating others about that hate speech. When this is the case, we expect people to clearly indicate their purpose, which helps us better understand why they shared that content.

We allow humor, satire, or social commentary related to these topics, and we believe that when people use their authentic identity, they are more responsible when they share this kind of commentary. For that reason, we ask that Profile owners associate their name and Pace Makers Running Company Profile with any content that is insensitive, even if that content does not violate our policies. As always, we urge people to be conscious of their audience when sharing this type of content.

While we work hard to remove hate speech, we also rely on our community to notify us if they notice hate speech. You can also use Pace Makers Running Company to speak up and educate the community around you. Counter-speech in the form of accurate information and alternative viewpoints can help create a safer and more respectful environment.

Keeping your account and personal information secure

We work hard to help keep your account secure and protect your personal information. By joining Pace Makers Running Company, you agree to use your authentic name and identity. You may not publish the personal information of others without their consent.

Violence and Graphic Content

Pace Makers Running Company is a place where people share their experiences and raise awareness about important issues. We remove graphic images when they are shared for sadistic pleasure or to celebrate or glorify violence.

When people share anything on Pace Makers Running Company, we expect that they will share it responsibly, including carefully choosing who will see that content.

Nudity

People sometimes share content containing nudity for reasons like awareness campaigns. We restrict the display of nudity because some audiences within our community may be sensitive to this type of content – particularly because of their cultural background or age. In order to treat people fairly and respond to reports quickly, it is essential that we have policies in place that our team can apply uniformly and easily when reviewing content. As a result, our policies can sometimes be more blunt than we would like and restrict content shared for legitimate purposes. We are always working to get better at evaluating this content and enforcing our standards.

We remove photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks. We also restrict some images of female breasts if they include the nipple, but we always allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring. We also allow photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures. Restrictions on the display of both nudity and sexual activity also apply to digitally created content unless the content is posted for educational, humorous, or satirical purposes. Explicit images of sexual intercourse are prohibited. Descriptions of sexual acts that go into vivid detail may also be removed.

Using Your Authentic Identity: How Pace Makers Running Company’s real name requirement creates a safer environment.

People connect on Pace Makers Running Company using their authentic identities. When people stand behind their opinions and actions with their authentic name and reputation, our community is more accountable. If we discover that you have multiple personal profiles, we may ask you to close the additional profiles. We also remove any profiles that impersonate other people.

Fraud and Spam: How we protect you from fraud and spam.

We work hard to help ensure that the information you share is secure. We investigate any suspected breach of security. Any attempt to compromise the security of a Profile, including fraud, may be referred to law enforcement. Using misleading or inaccurate information to artificially collect likes, followers, or shares is not allowed. We also ask that you respect people by not contacting them for commercial purposes without their consent.

Protecting your intellectual property

Pace Makers Running Company is a place for you to share the things that are important to you. You own all of the content and information you post on Pace Makers Running Company, and you can control how it is shared through your profile. However, before sharing content on Pace Makers Running Company, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights.