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Community Guidelines

Follow these simple guidelines and help make everyone’s experience on Voqel enjoyable.

Participate
Everyone has a good story to share, including you!  Explore the many voices on Voqel, and then share some of your own.


Be Respectful
Avoid remarks that are hurtful or untrue, or that infringe other people’s rights.  Whether uploading or adding a comment, always be sincere and keep it civil in tone.


Make it Your Own
Do not upload content that is owned by others unless you have the right to do so.


Report Offensive Content
If you hear content that is objectionable, flag it for our review.  Remember that you can block users whose content you dislike.


Make Voqel Even Better

Tell us if you see a problem or want to suggest improvements.  We welcome your feedback.

 

Want more details?  Please read the following Community Guidelines and see our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. If you have questions or comments, email us at support@voqel.com.So have fun on Voqel and remember to share some of your own stories.  The world is waiting to hear them!

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Our passion is spoken expression.  In a wonderfully diverse world, there are many remarkable people and stories.  When people share their experiences and perspectives, it adds richness and insight that too often goes unheard.  So share your story.  It creates terrific potential for human connection and understanding.  And a better-connected humanity is a good thing.

At the same time, public places on the Internet can degrade into material that is trite, false and even hostile.  Unfortunately, not everyone shows respect, restraint and tolerance; such is the nature of open and free discussion.  To this end, we’ve outlined Community Guidelines which we hope lead to a welcoming and worthwhile user experience.  Additionally, we provide user tools and editorial controls to help elevate the good stuff and diminish the bad.  It’s not perfect, but it’s a start, and we welcome your feedback about how to make it better.  Most of all, it’s up to you and how you choose to participate.  After all, it’s your story, and it’s your voice.

Participate

  Voqel is an active community.  Don’t just passively listen; contribute your own stories.  Comment on clips you find interesting, people like the feedback.  Keep it constructive and civil in tone, and never demean or harass another user.  If you hear something you like, remember to give it a Star, it helps other users find the good stuff.

Be Respectful 

Voqel is a diverse community.  Our users and their stories cross boundaries of geography, life experience, age, gender, ethnicity and worldview.  Expect to hear a variety of opinions, some of which you’ll applaud, others with which you’ll disagree.  Respect that diversity.  Express your views, but never demean or attack a group based on race, religion, gender, age, or sexual orientation.     

Make it Your Own

Voqel is about your story, shared in your voice.  We provide a venue for personal expression and tools to direct how widely you publish your content, whether to small private groups, or to the world at large.  The quality of the Voqel experience depends entirely upon the contributions of users, so get creative and share your ideas and stories.  We respect the copyright and intellectual property of others.  Do not upload material that is owned by others unless you have the right to do so.  We will terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly violate copyrights of others. 

Report Offensive Material: 

You may encounter content that you find objectionable.  Be mindful that it is often easiest to simply skip these clips and not waste time and energy on disagreeable material.  We provide tools for you to block selected content, comments and users, as well as flag objectionable items for our review.  Flagged items may or may not be removed based on our sole determination of whether the content violates our User Conduct provisions, which you will find in our Terms of Service.  In short, do not post any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, excessively violent, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.

Keep it Safe 

Help us preserve Voqel as a safe place to share and engage.  Young people deserve special care.  Do not use Voqel if you are under 13 years of age, and only with the approval of your parent or guardian if you are under 18.  Take care when sharing anything about children, and never post material that is sexually suggestive or violent.  When children are featured, consider limiting distribution to a Private Group that you restrict to family and friends.  Regardless of age, never post material that incites violent, dangerous or illegal acts, or material that is intended to shock, sensationalize or is hateful or disrespectful.

Respect Privacy

Voqel respects the Privacy of its users and others.  Obtain the consent of others that are readily identifiable in your uploaded material.  If you do not obtain consent, know that they may seek its removal to protect their privacy.  If we remove your content for privacy considerations, please do not upload other material featuring the same people, as this can lead to harassment.  Never post or ask for other people’s personally identifying information, such as phone number, address, sensitive financial information and the like.  Do not impersonate any person or entity or state false or misleading information.  In regards to how the Voqel Service may collect, store and use personal data and other information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Commercial Use: 

Voqel is a free service to Users and financially supported by our sponsors and advertisers and through purchases or subscriptions to premium services.  User uploads and comments are restricted to those that are non-commercial in nature, and you should never use the site to spam or solicit other users.  If you wish to advertise on Voqel or utilize the site for other commercial or promotional purposes, please contact us at advertising@voqel.com.

We Enforce these Guidelines

At Voqel, we are doing our best to create a fun, safe, interesting and enlightening environment for spoken expression.  We need your help.  By all means engage Voqel with passion and creativity, but be respectful of others.  If you encounter content or users that are abusing the community, flag the content or report it to us at support@voqel.com.  Know that we actively review content posted to Voqel and delete or restrict objectionable material at our sole discretion.  Also know that if you repeatedly violate our Terms of Service, your account will be terminated and you will be prohibited from participating on Voqel.


Keep it respectful and safe, and let’s create a great forum for human expression and connection!



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