MyPocketSkill is deeply committed to supporting young people to gain skills and experience. 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 person. 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 and staff 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, phone numbers or other contact details (including your own) on public listings, bios or messages. Don't use MyPocketSkill to deceptively obtain personal information. Be friendly and respectful in your communication with all other members and MyPocketSkill staff. 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. Be polite and friendly in your communication and if, for example, you cancel or decline a booking request, provide a reason or short explanation.
Keep all your listings and communication relevant to the purpose of the site
The site is effective when members list in the correct categories where possible and adher 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 indecent language, images or any content of an adult or sexual nature. 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 communications and payments on the platform
To keep all communications safe and to ensure that we can intervene to settle payment problems and disputes, please conduct all communications and payments through the platform. We reserve the right to suspend, ban and de-list users who abuse or we suspect of abusing our communications or payments policies.
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 or self-referring.
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, reviews or personal data such as email addresses or phone numbers. If you are using MyPocketSkill in an inappropriate or unacceptable manner, including through breaking any of these guidelines, 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 and/or deliberate rule-breaking will lead to a permanent ban from the site. An immediate permanent ban may also be applied at our discretion, related to rule-breaking, unauthorised commercial advertising or the misuse of accounts.
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 at our sole discretion, and these guidelines do not create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act in any particular manner.
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.