Wildfire aims to create a community where individuals can help keep each other informed and safer. You can post on Wildfire when something happens that is important or notable in your community. The community grows stronger when we work together to keep each other better informed. We want people to feel empowered when using Wildfire.
In order to accomplish this we’ve developed community guidelines, outlined below. Keeping in mind the diversity of our communities please be mindful when posting content. It is also important to remember that something that may be disturbing to you may not violate our community guidelines. Notifications are sent out based on their relevance and pertinence to the immediate, surrounding community.
Please keep in mind that Wildfire is not a replacement for calling 9–1–1. If you are in or witness an emergency situation, we ask you to call 9–1–1 first before posting to Wildfire.
In order for Wildfire to provide relevant and real time safety information to our users, there are some limitations on the type of content that can be published on the app.
- Trademark: We reserve the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames. Accounts using business names and/or logos to mislead others may be permanently suspended.
- Copyright: We will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright infringement. Our copyright procedures are set forth in the Terms of Service.
- Graphic content: You may not use pornographic or excessively violent media in your profile image or header image. Wildfire may allow some forms of graphic content in posts that are reported by users. When content crosses the line into gratuitous images of violence or death, Wildfire may ask that you remove the content out of respect for the deceased and due to the triggering nature of the content.
- Unlawful use: You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
- Misuse of the “Verified Profile”: You may not use badges, such as but not limited to the “promoted” or “verified” user badge, unless provided by Wildfire. Accounts using these badges as part of profile photos, header photos, or in a way that falsely implies affiliation with Wildfire, may be suspended.
Wildfire believes in freedom of speech and expression, but in order to ensure that people feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs, we do not tolerate behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice. Any accounts engaging in the activities highlighted below may be temporarily blocked and/or subject to permanent suspension.
- Violent threats (direct or indirect): You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism.
- Harassment: You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Some of the factors that we may consider when evaluating abusive behavior include:
- If a primary purpose of the reported account is to post or send abusive comments to others.
- Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against, directly attack, threaten others, or post abusively against people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.
- Multiple account abuse: Creating multiple accounts with overlapping uses or in order to evade the temporary or permanent suspension of a separate account is not allowed.
- Private information: You may not publish or post other people’s private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address, or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission. In addition, you may not post intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject’s consent. Read more about our private information policy here.
- Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the Wildfire service in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others. Read more about our impersonation policy here.
- Self-harm: You may encounter posts about someone considering suicide or self harm on Wildfire. When we receive reports that a person is threatening suicide or self harm, we may take a number of steps to assist them, such as reaching out to that person, expressing our concern and the concern of other users on Wildfire or providing resources for mental health services.
You may not use Wildfire with the intention of spamming or providing false information to users. We reserve the right to add to this list as we respond to new tricks and tactics by spammers. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming are:
- if you repeatedly create false or misleading content;
- if you post misleading links (e.g. affiliate links, links to malware/clickjacking pages, etc.)
Our global community is growing every day and we strive to welcome people to an environment free from abusive content. To do this, we rely on people like you. If you see something on Wildfire that you believe violates our terms, please report it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildfire reserves the right to immediately terminate your account without further notice in the event that, in its judgment, you violate these Rules or the Terms of Service.
Wildfire in it’s entirety is not responsible for the content posted by users our app, nor are we liable for the validity of the content posted on the app. We make no warranties, assurances or representations with regards to the media’s content, timeliness, accuracy or reliability.
Reporting something doesn’t guarantee that it will be removed because it may not violate our policies.
Our content reviewers will look to you for information about why a post may violate our policies. If you report content, please tell us why the content should be removed.
The consequences for violating our Community Guidelines vary depending on the severity of the violation and the person’s history on Wildfire. For instance, we may warn someone for a first violation, but if we continue to see further violations we may restrict a person’s ability to post on Wildfire or ban the person from Wildfire.
Last Revised on August 23, 2016