Community Guidelines

MyPocketSkill is deeply committed to supporting youth entrepreneurship and effectively connecting young adults with those who wish to utilise their skills.  In order to protect the interests of the site and those who use it, we draw lines around a few narrowly defined but deeply important categories of content and behaviour that jeopardise our users, threaten our infrastructure, and damage our community. To ensure that all our users enjoy the site safety we have the following rules:

Harm to Children and Young Adults

Be thoughtful when posting anything involving a child or young adult. Don't post or solicit anything that is sexually suggestive or violent. Don't bully  - being a teenager is complicated enough without the anxiety, sadness, and isolation caused by bullying. Report any instance or evidence or harm immediately here or go here for further advice.

 

Treat other users with respect                        

Respect the opinions of others and their privacy. Don’t post personal details of others without their explicit consent and don’t post personal email addresses or phone numbers (including your own) on public listings. Don't use MyPocketSkill to deceptively obtain personal information. Be friendly and respectful in your communication with other members. Don’t insult, patronise or belittle them and don’t make personal attacks. Do not express discriminatory or otherwise offensive views. There’s no place for racism, religious hatred, sexism or homophobia here. No indecent language and images .  Do not post or link to adult content, which would include sexually explicit images or text and graphic/violent images or video clips.

Keep all your listings relevant to the purpose of the site

The site will be effective by members posting in the correct categories where possible and adhering to the designed structure and layout. Do not post the same content multiple times, within either a single or multiple categories. For those listing a requirement – we ask you to remove the listing once the listing has been placed or if the task is no longer required.

No spammers, please. That means no advertising or other promotional activity without our explicit consent.

If you post a listing, please make sure it’s useful. Don’t post referral links, codes or similar, which offer a benefit to you when another person uses the link/code to make use of a service. Don’t campaign for votes or similar. Don't promote other/competing platforms or similar services. Don't attempt unauthorised use, disruption, or exploitation of MyPocketSkill.com or our other products and services, or otherwise abuse MyPocketSkill's resources. Don't use MyPocketSkill to conduct illegal behaviour, like fraud or phishing.

Do not use MyPocketSkill to assist with, condone or advocate illegal activity.

Examples of illegal topics would include discussion of joining terrorist groups or being involved in terrorist activity, copyright infringement(including torrents and unauthorised streams of copyrighted material), fake IDs and drugs that are either banned or (where not in a prescribed context) prescription-only. We’re a UK-based site, so the laws of England and Wales are our guideline for determining illegality, although laws from other countries will be considered if appropriate to the context of the relevant post. These guidelines also apply to content included in profiles, messages, listings and reviews.

 

Do not misuse secondary/duplicate accounts.

We prefer that members do not operate multiple accounts on MyPocketSkill.

If you have an account banned, the use of a secondary/duplicate account - including posting, sending messages and leaving reviews is not permitted. Do not use an account to impersonate other members or otherwise deliberately confuse or mislead members. Do not use another account to abuse the reputation system, eg, by self-reviewing.

 

Moderation

Sometimes the MyPocketSkill Admin Team may edit, delete or move any material that is posted on the site. For example we might edit or remove listings or reviews. If you are using MyPocketSkill in an inappropriate or unacceptable manner, including through breaking any of the forum rules, we may restrict, suspend or terminate your membership or ban you from part or all of the site. If you break any of the community guidelines, a reminder or warning may be issued to you by a member of the Community Team. A reminder is used for minor issues and will let you know that one of your posts (or other contribution) has broken a rule. Consistent

rule-breaking will lead to a permanent ban from the site.

 

We do our best to ensure fair outcomes, but in all cases we reserve the right to suspend accounts, or remove content, without notice, for any reason, but particularly to protect our services, infrastructure, users, and community. We reserve the right to enforce, or not enforce, these guidelines in our sole discretion, and these guidelines don't create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act in any particular manner.

 

An immediate permanent ban may also be applied in response to very severe rule-breaking, unauthorised commercial advertising or the misuse of accounts.

If you have any questions about any moderation action taken towards you, however, we can only discuss warnings with the member receiving them, so please do not ask about other members' warnings.

 

These rules, in addition to our current terms of use, constitute the understanding between you and us as to your use of MyPocketSkill, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings.

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