FindMino Community guidelines

Our mission

At FindMino, our mission is to help you discover and do what you actually care about. That means showing you ideas that are relevant, interesting and personal to you, and making sure you don’t see anything that’s inappropriate or spammy.

These guidelines are our acceptable use policy and clarify what we do and don’t allow on FindMino. We respect them when we list certain external sites or home made content, but expect you to do the same. If you come across an item, comment or message that seems to break these rules, you can report it to us by sending an email to info@findmino.com.  Where available, we look to external research and guidance from subject matter experts as we work to keep FindMino safe.

Safety

Our team works hard to keep divisive, disturbing or unsafe content off FindMino. Some types of content we delete, other stuff we just hide from public areas. We automatically block words that are obviously offensive, and may adjust the words listed going forward.

We remove porn. We may hide nudity or erotica.

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We remove content that physically or sexually exploits people. We work with law enforcement to address the sexualization of minors.

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We remove images that show gratuitous violence or promote or glorify violence. 

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We remove anything that promotes self-harm, like self mutilation, eating disorders or drug abuse.

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We remove hate speech and discrimination, or groups and people that advocate either.

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We remove content used to threaten or organize violence or support violent organizations.

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We remove attacks on private people or sharing of personally identifiable information.

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We remove content used to sell or buy regulated goods, like drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms and other hazardous materials.

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We remove accounts that impersonate any person or organization.

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We remove harmful advice, content that targets individuals or protected groups and content created as part of disinformation campaigns.

Intellectual property and other rights

To respect the rights of people on and off FindMino, please:

Don’t infringe anyone’s intellectual property, privacy or other rights.

Don’t do anything or post any content that violates laws or regulations.

Don’t use FindMino’s name, logo or trademark in a way that confuses people (check out our brand guidelines for more details).

Site security and access

To keep FindMino secure, we ask that you please:

Don’t access, use or tamper with our systems or our technical providers’ systems.

Don’t break or circumvent our security measures or test the vulnerability of our systems or networks, except as part of an authorized FindMino program.

Don’t use any undocumented or unsupported method to access, search, scrape, download or change any part of FindMino.

Don’t try to reverse engineer our software.

Don’t try to interfere with people on FindMino or our hosts or networks, like sending a virus, overloading, spamming or mail-bombing.

Don’t collect or store personally identifiable information from FindMino or people on FindMino without permission.

Don’t share your password, let anyone access your account or do anything that might put your account at risk.

Don’t sell access to your account, boards, or username, or otherwise transfer account features for compensation.

Spam and quality

We want FindMino to be high-quality and useful, so we prioritize things that are actionable and provide consistent, enriching experiences. This includes:

Original content that adds unique value. 

User friendly formatting that makes it easy for people to find what they’re looking for. 

A consistent landing page that matches what’s in a publication or item.

We also –if we can- remove spam and other disruptive content including:

Unsolicited commercial messages.

Attempts to artificially boost views and other metrics.

Repetitive or unwanted posts.

Automatic off-domain redirects (that’s off-domain from findmino.com), cloaking or other ways of obscuring where an item leads.

Misleading content or behavior. For example, deceptive design elements or suspicious pop-ups. 

Contests and paid content

Ideas on FindMino are collected by real people who are genuinely excited to try them. To prevent inauthentic content and behavior: 

Keep things relevant, transparent, high-quality, and authentic.

And…   Don’t incentivize or pay people to distribute content in large volumes, in spammy ways or for each item they save.

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Do feel free to use affiliate links and other pay-per-click payment structures as long as you’re not spammy. Keep in mind, we only support certain third-party analytics right now.

If you run a contest:

Don’t require people to save a specific image. Give people the ability to choose items based on their tastes and preferences, even if it’s from a selection or a given website.

Don’t allow more than one entry per person.

Don’t suggest that FindMino sponsors or endorses you or the promotion.

Do review our brand guidelines for general rules about using the FindMino brand.

Lastly, be sure to follow all relevant laws and regulations.

Last adjusted Sept 1, 2019