Our Community Rules
Our Community Guidelines
Last revised: December 01, 2009
and of these Community Guidelines. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with all of these terms. As a participant in the Gay Web Channel community, you agree to act in accordance with the guidelines that follow.
In exchange for your compliance with our guidelines, Gay Web Channel’s customer and member care team (“CMC”) is committed to nurturing a respectful, fun and lawful environment where lively discussions and issues are celebrated and honored, and where appropriate action will be taken against reported violations of this safe haven against any.
Individual Gay Web Channel properties does not have or allow adult content, including adult photos. By signing up for any of our service(s) on our various properties, you are certifying that you are 18 years of age or above. Premium services are for adults only and may not contain adult images or graphic language not suitable for youth.
What we mean by “Adult”
Depictions of the naked body, including individuals in sexual postures or activities and sexual engagements between or among individuals are considered adult. Every depiction that falls into this category must be identified as “adult” by you, the user.
What types of photos are not allowed?
While we celebrate the diversity of any community, we do not permit certain pictures that we believe would place our business and/or our members at risk. The types of images or pictures we may immediately remove in our absolute and sole discretion are:
*Copyrighted images where it’s clear that you do not own the copyright or have permission to use; this includes cartoons and other images you may have found and downloaded while searching the web.
* Pictures of children, including pictures of you as a child. (We realize you may have the best of intentions, but in interest of keeping children safe online it is best to avoid uploading any child photos).
* An animal in any sexual position.
* Any drug paraphernalia or icons, including “poppers”.
* Any sort of nudity and/or sexual activity.
* Any pictures where an erection is clearly visible (clothed or not).
* Any “scat” pictures.
* No “water sports” or urination pictures allowed.
* Any photos depicting blood or violence, including photos of guns, knives, razors, etc.
Member submissions that warrant further investigation and that are subject to immediate removal from the site include depictions or descriptions of violence, bestiality, incest, child pornography and any other objectionable violations of law or user safety. Depictions that fall into the category of unacceptable adult materials are ultimately subject to Gay Web Channel’s litmus test of violation, not the user’s personal opinion. Gay Web Channel reserves the right but is not obligated to remove any profile, including content and images,
which we deem inappropriate for a particular site and its viewers.
Don’t Be Afraid
Gay Web Channel is a community dedicated to providing a conversational safe haven — an online world where you can openly discuss the issues important to you. If you are new to the community, participating may be a scary proposition. But try it out. We encourage you to jump into the conversations and see what a friendly welcome you receive.
Keeping Quiet Is Okay
Just like any community, at our various Gay Web Channel properties every member has a different way of approaching new people. If you are not the forward type, feel free to enter any of the chat rooms and look around, listen for a while. While we suspect you’ll be chatting up a storm in no time, we want you to know it’s okay to watch.
Taking It Offline
While Gay Web Channel is a place to make friends and acquaintances, we encourage all members to act responsibly in choosing their offline interactions and in being conservative in the distribution of personal information, such as name, phone number and address. We cannot accept responsibility for what happens as a result of a connection made through Gay Web Channel services. Gay Web Channel does not conduct background checks or otherwise pre-screen members for criminal histories, mental illness, etc.
Republishing Your Words and Images
As we are dedicated to sharing the best of the Gay Web Channel community with a broader audience, we may republish your words and/or image(s) across other segments of our properties and you grant us full rights to do so without restriction.
No Hate Here
Expressions and/or threats of bigotry, hatred, harassment and abuse are not tolerated on the Gay Web Channel network of properties. Bashers are subject to immediate removal from the site no matter the status of your membership.
The time and energy of every member at Gay Web Channel is valuable. We respectfully request that you refrain from repeatedly sending messages, or extending a single monologue, even with different ideas. In other words, let others into the conversation!
Members that post commercial advertisements, including web pages that redirect users to membership-based pay-per-use sites and escort services, are subject to suspension of membership privileges, removal of content or removal from community areas. To pursue a partnership with Gay Web Channel, email us.
Posting offers for sale of products or services is not allowed in any part of our service with the exception of areas that we designate. If you do offer for sale products or services, you must do so in the appropriate categories only in those areas that we designate.
A great deal of thought goes into the determination of topics and in the interest of the communities that gather in those given areas, members are required to stick to the topic. Area names and titles specify the interests of those in that area. Please use these areas for the topics they were intended. Repeatedly straying off-topic may result in the suspension of membership privileges.
Information copyrighted by an individual or entity other than the author should never be posted or pasted within the Gay Web Channel community. In the event this does occur, the individual posting or pasting this information will be held responsible. Gay Web Channel cannot accept responsibility for this type of unlawful communication. See our User Agreement and
Legal Notice for more information.
Customer & Member Care Team
The CMC team reserves the right but is not obligated to hide inappropriate comments, messages and/or image(s), suspend members and block select privileges, based on the standards set here and in our governing User Agreement. Above all, the CMC team has complete and sole discretion in determining if a member is complying with these guidelines or the User Agreement.
If you feel another member is violating these guidelines or the User Agreement or are uncertain whether you might be or will be in violation, do not hesitate to contact us to find out for sure.
CEO & Founder of GayWebChannel’s Online Gay Social Media LGBT Resource Community
“We’re not an agency; we’re a way of thinking openly for gay social media.”