Last updated July 6, 2021
Hi there! 👋 WithOthers is currently in early beta, and we’re learning a lot each day. As we open up to a broader audience, we expect this document to evolve. If you have any feedback or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you.
These Community Guidelines are meant to help you better understand:
- The principles that we think make WithOthers events special.
- The roles that people play at WithOthers.
- The rules we expect you to abide by as part of the WithOthers community.
- What you can do if you come across inappropriate behavior.
The in-person event experience is core to who we are. A place where people can have fun, learn, make meaningful connections, and share rich experiences with others. Below are a few guiding principles that we believe are important.
- Have fun: This is a space to relax and enjoy yourself.
- Default to trust: Assume the best intentions of the other people around you.
- Be respectful: This applies to every person, at all times.
- Be open: Speak to a stranger, make a new friend.
- Listen: Don't just speak.
- Take part: No more sideline, lean in and participate.
- Follow up: Purpose isn't something that happens to you, it happens because of your action. Take action after the event to support the people you connected with on the night.
Please note that these principles are intended to be high-level guidelines only. If you’re interested in knowing what can get people locked out of WithOthers, please see the Rules sections below. 🙂
Our community comes to life through our events. At each event will be an activist, some artists, some crew members, a host, and a roomful of voters.
For more information on how to be successful in each of these roles check out our FAQs.
An Activist presents every event. Activists will have at least one cause, and the show is based on that cause.
Every event has at least one Artist performance, often two. Artists are there because they care about the activist's cause, and they want to support it.
Every event has a trained and professional crew to run the night. This includes everyone from the person you meet at the door to the person MCing the show. They're fantastic people and there to ensure you have the best experience possible.
Every event takes place in a venue, and a host runs every venue. Without these generous people, our events couldn't happen. Please respect that by being respectful of their space.
Every event has up to 200 voters in the room. These are the people who bought tickets and came along to enjoy the show. But they're more than that; they're also part of the event experience itself and make the night what it is. Meet them!
These are not hard and fast rules; consider them more general tips and pointers to make sure that both you and other people have the best WithOthers experience possible. 🙂
- 🕗 Turn up on time
- 🕙 Stay until the end
- 🗣 Don't talk over the activists, artists, or MC while they're on stage
- 📱Put down your phone, be present, and listen
- 🌯 If you bring food, don't stink the place out
- 🍻 If you're going to drink alcohol, please do so in moderation
When you attend a show, you agree to abide by the following rules at all times. You also agree not to encourage others to violate these rules. The latter is taken seriously and can also result in removal from the Service.
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You must use a real name and identity.
- We may require users to use the name they use in real life so we know who you are. This helps keep our events safe. If we receive a complaint about a potential fake name, we may require users to provide identification.
- We prohibit any attempt to impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
- We prohibit the creation of duplicate or multiple accounts by one individual, whether representing themselves or another entity.
- We prohibit unauthorized promotion of your account in ways that could be confusing for other users.
- We prohibit "username squatting," (e.g., intentional registration of "branded" usernames or acting with a bad faith intent, e.g., to sell the handle at an inflated price)
You must be at least 18 years of age to attend a show.
If you are under 18 years old and attend an Event, you are in violation of our Community Guidelines and Terms of Service
You may not engage in abuse, bullying, or harassment of any person or groups of people.
- Abuse is any attempt to bully, harass, or intimidate someone. Bullying is offensive, intimidating, insulting, or malicious behavior, or an abuse or misuse of power intended to undermine, humiliate, or injure the victim. Harassment is unwanted, unwelcomed, and uninvited behavior that is demeaning, threatening, or offensive and results in a hostile environment.
- A hostile environment is one in which the behavior is enduring and pervasive enough that a reasonable person would consider it intimidating, hostile, or abusive. Harassing behavior includes, but is not limited to, offensive jokes, ridicule or mockery, derogatory comments, slurs, lewd propositions, visual insults, and derogatory images.
- This applies to all types of content on the platform—including things said in conversations, things displayed in profile photos, and things written on profiles.
You may not discriminate against, engage in hateful conduct directed at, or threaten violence or harm against any person or groups of people.
- Discrimination is the unfair treatment of any individual or a group of individuals as a result of, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any status protected by law.
- Hateful conduct includes violence and attacks directed at individuals or groups of individuals on the basis of the characteristics defined above. We prohibit the existence of accounts or use of accounts whose purpose is to promote hateful conduct, whether via imagery, text, or speech.
- We prohibit threats of violence or harm against any individual or group of individuals, and attempts to glorify violence in any form of media or communication.
- We prohibit all forms of terrorism or violent extremism, and the existence of accounts or use of accounts for the purpose of furthering violent or extremist ideologies or activities.
- We prohibit all organizations that engage in or proclaim violence to have a presence at WithOthers. This includes, but is not limited to terrorism, hate, and organized violence or criminal activity. We further prohibit all content that represents or promotes these organizations.
- This applies to all types of content on the service—including things said in conversations, things displayed in profile photos, and things written on profiles.
- Our events are intended to be open to all, and while crew reserve the right to remove any person from the event, doing so solely and explicitly on the basis of race, gender, or any protected class is prohibited.
You may not upload any content that violates any intellectual property or other proprietary rights.
- You must adhere to all property, copyright, and trademark laws.
- We reserve the right to suspend or remove accounts that may be in violation.
You may not spread false information or spam, or artificially amplify or suppress information.
- We prohibit the spread of or attempts to spread false information or news.
- Fake incident report submissions or intentional, false reports of a Rule violation are a violation of this Rule.
- We prohibit the artificial amplification or suppression of information and any attempts to manipulate the platform to enable this.
- We prohibit the propagation of "spam," which is generally irrelevant or unsolicited messages shared to other users.
You may not share or promote information (or synthetic or manipulated media) that is intended or likely to cause harm to any person or groups of people, including minors.
- We prohibit the posting and sharing of media that includes excessive gore or themes of sexual violence, child sexual exploitation, or other forms of violence or adult content.
- We prohibit the use or promotion of "synthetic" or manipulated media that is intended or likely to cause harm.
- We prohibit the posting of content that contains full or partial nudity, graphic sexual content, profane statements, or other offensive content.
You may not use the platform for the purpose of conducting any unauthorized or illegal activities.
- We prohibit the use of our service for the purpose of conducting illegal activities, including but not limited to the promotion or sale of illegal goods and services.
- We prohibit unauthorized promotion of your account in ways that could be confusing for other users. This includes adding fake "verified account" check marks, fake speaking indicators or fake moderators badges to your profile photo.
- We prohibit the use of our service, directly or indirectly, for the solicitation, sale, or purchase of any goods or services not specifically authorized, including but not limited to the sale or solicitation of Clubhouse invites, accounts, follows or fraudulent engagement. We also prohibit investment and financial schemes, and content or services that are adult in nature.
- We prohibit the use of scam tactics to solicit money or private financial information.
- We prohibit the encouragement or promotion of acts of self-harm or suicide.
- We prohibit any solicitation of minors, as well as the sharing of suggestive, sexual, mature, graphic, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate content with them.
- We prohibit intentional threats to Clubhouse platform or user account privacy or security.
If you witness a Rules violation, please follow the instructions below to report it.
And, if you have questions, feedback, or suggestions, please let us know!
We depend on the vigilance of each user to report violations of Rules. If you believe a user has violated a Rule, you can report a Trust & Safety incident. Note: Inappropriate use of the incident reporting system or intentional, false reports are against our rules and are taken seriously.
You can report an incident in 2 ways:
- Report an incident in real time: While at the event, go speak directly to a WithOthers Crew Member. They are trained to deescalate the event if necessary at the time, and to escalate it later by filing an incident report.
- Report a past incident: To report an incident after the event has ended, you can contact us here and submit a report.
Here’s what you should know about reporting another user for a Rule violation:
- If you submit a report, we will not share your identity with the person you are reporting.
- All reports that are submitted will be reviewed and investigated. The need for and type of corrective or disciplinary action needed will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
- We seek to be fair, consistent, and responsive in addressing all reported incidents.
- If the violation directly targeted you, we will share certain information about the process and resolution with you (e.g., the stage of investigation, any concerns that you may be at risk for immediate harm, information on how the resolution could impact you).
- Intentional, false reports of violations are treated as a violation of the Rules.
If another user has reported you for violating a Rule, here’s what you should know:
- If a report has been filed against you, we will contact you through your WithOthers account with information about the nature of the report. We may keep some details private in order to protect the reporting user(s). If we cannot reach you, we may restrict your account access temporarily until you can.
- We will notify you of the result of the investigation and its potential impact to you.
- If you believe a report has been falsely filed against you or you would like to appeal a decision, please contact us, including as much context as possible.
- Any attempt to retaliate against users who participate in reporting or investigation is a violation.
These are examples of potential consequences for Rules violations (non-exhaustive):
- Provide a warning for a first offense of low severity and impact
- Request the removal of or directly remove offending content
- Restrict the ability to attend some or all events
- Temporarily or permanently disable or remove the account
- Notify law enforcement when there is risk of physical harm or a threat to public safety
Consequences for confirmed violations may vary based on the type and severity of the violation, the impact to victim(s), the historical actions of the offending user, and the intent of the actions.
Finally, please keep in mind this quick legal note on our Community Guidelines, violations, and how we may enforce them:
- You are solely responsible for your interactions with other WithOthers users and you agree that we will have no liability or responsibility with respect to those interactions.
- We understand that not all WithOthers users will share our views as to what constitutes a violation of these Community Guidelines. However, to operate a functional platform, we must reserve the right to determine in our sole discretion what constitutes a violation.
- Our failure to enforce these Community Guidelines in each and every instance in which it might have application does not amount to a waiver of our rights under our Terms of Service or these Community Guidelines.
- We reserve the right, in our sole discretion we reserve the right n, to change portions of these Community Guidelines at any time. If we do this, we will post the changes on this page, indicating that these terms were last updated at the top of this page.
We take these Community Guidelines seriously and ask that you follow them in the spirit in which they are intended. We further recognize that these guidelines must continually evolve, so please contact us with questions, suggestions, or comments here.
Thank you for reading, and for helping us build an amazing community! 🙏