Unacceptable Use Policy

A summary of the content and actions that are not allowed on our platforms.

This Unacceptable Use Policy (UUP) delineates the prohibited uses for all services "("Service") of Crowdstack, Inc. ("Crowdstack", "we", "us", "our") and related entities, including Social Strata, Inc. Crowdstack reserves the right to modify it at any time, effective upon posting of the modified UUP at this URL (https://www.crowdstack.com/policies/uup.php). By using the Service, you agree to abide by the then-current version of the UUP.

We provide a neutral platform for groups of all types and sizes to communicate with each other. As a platform, our purpose is to provide the software/infrastructure for groups to post content and share information with each other. We will not editorialize, censor, or take political positions. However, we do expect all groups and the participants in those groups to abide by a minimum set of standards. The following activities and/or types of content are expressly prohibited.

  1. Illegal Activities

    You may not use the Crowdstack service to do anything that violates Federal laws in the United States of America or laws in other applicable jurisdictions where data may be hosted. This also includes copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret violations.

  2. Pornography

    You may not post content that is sexually explicit or pornographic or exploits/presents minors in a sexual way.

  3. Privacy Violations

    You may not collect, disseminate, or disclose any personally identifiable user information without the consent of the impacted parties. This includes protected health information (PHI) and credit card information. Usage of Crowdstack's premium memberships does not violate this policy, because payment is managed by Crowdstack Pay and no credit card information is stored on our systems.

  4. Threats of Physical Harm To Others

    Serious, direct, and obvious threats to harm another person or encourage self-harm are not permitted. Examples include threatening to injure or kill someone, imploring others to do harm against one or more people, including damage to property owned by someone. Name-calling is a not a threat. Being rude is not a threat. Hurt feelings are not considered damage.

  5. Fraudulent Profiteering

    You may not offer or promote fraudulent goods, services, or schemes or engage in any practice that constitutes an unfair or deceptive trade practice. Such violations must be obvious, direct, and be based on an apparent plan to profit off of people in a fraudulent manner.

  6. Attempts to Violate our Systems/Software

    You may not attempt to compromise or reduce overall integrity of our systems or software, via any method, including viruses, Trojan horses, bots, and worms. In addition, any attempt to access information stored on our servers is strictly prohibited via hacking, phishing, or any other devious practice.

Penalties
Our customers own the content in the groups, and the members of those groups are "end users" on our platform. However, when we discover or are informed of potential violations of this UUP, we have the right, but do not assume the obligation, to inspect content/data associated with each potential violation. In the event that we determine, at our sole and reasonable discretion, that there has been a violation of this UUP, we may take any action that it deems appropriate and reasonable under the circumstance to protect its systems, facilities, customers and/or third parties. Such corrective actions include, but are not limited to:

  • Issuing a warning
  • Suspending or terminating the Service for the Customer account where the violations have occurred, with or without notice to Customer
  • Temporarily or permanently restricting or prohibiting access to any Customer Content that is objectionable or otherwise violates the UUP
  • Disabling or removing content that violates the UUP
  • Disabling/deleting a user account, if that user has seriously violated the UUP

Without limiting the foregoing, it is our policy to terminate Service for repeated violations of the UUP.

How To Report UUP Violations In General

For everything but copyright infringement, you may report suspected UUP issues to us via [email protected]. When emailing, provide all necessary details, including URL of the offending content, as well as reason for violation. Each reported violation will be subject to internal review to determine if the violation is legitimate. We will protect your identity when you report a suspected violation.

If you are reporting a copyright violation, however, please follow the procedure described in the next section.

How To Report Copyright Infringements
We have filed a designation of an agent with the United States Copyright Office to receive notifications of copyright infringement (please see https://dmca.copyright.gov/osp/publish/history.html?search=Crowdstack%2c+Inc&id=aba128ac479c5a43a23287344ca7d72c). Valid notifications of copyright infringement must be sent to us via certified mail and include the following:

  • A physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that has allegedly been infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work or a list of the copyrighted works claimed to have been infringed;
  • Identification of the allegedly infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  • Contact information for the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, email address;
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the copyright owner, its agent, or the law has not authorized the use of the material in the manner in which it was used;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

If such copyright infringement notifications do not include the aforementioned, notification is deemed invalid.

Notifications should be sent to us at:

Crowdstack, Inc.
ATTN: Copyright Infringement Officer
1985 Riviera Drive, Suite 103-122
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Last updated June 15, 2021.