1. Overview

1.1. Understanding Our Policies

The following terms, as well as our Community Standards and Terms of Service, apply to all creators and administrators of Groups and Events on Youtopia. You are responsible for ensuring that your Group or Event complies with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations.


  1. General Policies for Groups and Events

2.1. Prohibited Business Practices

Groups and Events must not promote products, services, schemes, or offers using deceptive or misleading business practices, including those intended to scam people out of money or personal information.  

Examples:  Services promoting predatory lending, or schemes and services that claim to guarantee a visa without any requirements or offer a free government grant in exchange for personal information or upfront payment.

2.2. Impersonation

Groups and Events must not impersonate or falsely represent a brand, entity, or public figure. Where a Group or Event is being used to express support for or interest in a brand, entity, or public figure, it must make clear in the name or description that it is not an official representation. 

Examples: titling a Group or Event with a name that could be confused with a verified brand, place, organization, or public figure, or referring to a Group or Event as “official” if it is not the official entity or not affiliated with the official group

2.3. Gambling

Groups and Events must not promote online gambling or gaming where anything of monetary value (including digital currencies) is required to play and anything of monetary value forms part of the prize, without our prior written permission. Common types of gambling or gaming activities that may require permission include betting, lotteries, raffles, casino, fantasy sports, bingo, poker, skill game tournaments, and sweepstakes.

2.4. Inaccurately Tagged Content

Groups and Events must not inaccurately tag content or encourage users to inaccurately tag content.

2.5. Incentivization

Groups and Events must not incentivize people to misuse Youtopia features or functionality.

Example:  Encouraging users to give false reviews in return for free goods.

2.6 Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Groups and Events must not promote drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers that are misleading, engaging in practices that are harmful to patients, or otherwise violating applicable laws.


  1. Promotions on Groups and Events

3.1. Communicating a Promotion

If you use Youtopia to communicate or administer a promotion (ex: a contest or sweepstakes), you are responsible for the lawful operation of that promotion, including:

  • The official rules;
  • Offer terms and eligibility requirements (ex: age and residency restrictions); and
  • Compliance with applicable rules and regulations governing the promotion and all prizes offered (ex: registration and obtaining necessary regulatory approvals).

3.2. Required Content

Promotions on Youtopia must include the following:

  • A complete release of Youtopia by each entrant or participant; and
  • Acknowledgment that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Youtopia.

3.3. Administration of a Promotion

  • Promotions may be administered on Groups and Events or within apps on Youtopia. 
  • Personal Timelines and friend connections must not be used to administer promotions.

Example:   “share on your Timeline to enter” or “share on your friend's Timeline to get additional entries”, and "tag your friends in this post to enter" are not permitted.

3.4. Assisting Promotions

Youtopia will not assist you in the administration of your promotion, and you agree that if you use our service to administer your promotion, you do so at your own risk.


  1. Collection of Data on Groups and Events

4.1. Collecting Data From Users

If you collect content and information directly from users, your Group or Event must make it clear that you (and not Youtopia) are collecting it, and must provide notice about and obtain user consent for your use of the content and information that you collect. Regardless of how you obtain content and information from users, you are responsible for securing all necessary permissions to reuse their content and information.

4.2. Automated Collection of Data

Your Group or Event must not collect users' content or information, or otherwise access Youtopia using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without written permission from Youtopia.

4.3. Calls to Action

Your Group or Event cannot use information obtained from a person’s interaction with your Page's call-to-action button for any purpose other than to provide the service associated with the call-to-action button. If you want to use this information for any other purpose, first obtain a person’s explicit consent.


  1. Specific Policies

5.1. Platform Policy

Apps on your page must comply with the Youtopia Platform Policy.

5.2. Page Names

Page names must not include profanity, excessively incorrect grammar or punctuation, and must not consist solely of generic terms or locations.

Examples:  Profane language, including profanity that is partially obscured by asterisks or symbols; misused capitalization, like using all capital letters in your Page name.

5.3. Content Visibility

Content posted to a page is public and can be viewed by everyone who can see the page.

5.4. Cover Photos and Profile Pictures

Your page's cover photo or profile picture must not include a verified checkmark, and also must not include third-party products, brands, or sponsors.

5.5. Online Pharmacies

 Your page must not promote the sale of prescription pharmaceuticals.  

5.6. Age Gating

You must restrict access by age as necessary to comply with applicable laws and regulations.

5.7. Post Preview

When sharing a third-party link from your page, you must not edit any elements of the post preview.

5.8. Name Change and Merges

Name changes and merges must not result in a misleading or unintended connection and must not substantially change your subject matter.

5.8. Regulated Goods or Services

 promoting the sale of regulated goods or services must comply with our Community Standards.

5.9. Driving Traffic to Third-Party Apps and Sites

You must not accept anything of value to drive traffic to an app or site that engages in traffic arbitrage, or one that contains a disproportionate volume of ads relative to content, or content that is highly sexual, shocking, clickbait, or promotes scams.

5.10. Limited Originality of Content

 You must not post or share content that primarily consists of minimal original content.


  1. Branded Content on Youtopia

6.1. Branded Content

Branded content must comply with the Youtopia Branded Content Policies.

6.2. Show 

Any show must not include branded content within show marks or show trailers and must comply with the Youtopia Branded Content Policies.

6.3. Necessary Disclosures

Your Page must include all necessary disclosures to people using Youtopia, such as any disclosures needed to indicate the commercial nature of content posted by you.


  1. Jobs Policies

The following Jobs Policies provide guidance on what types of employment posts are allowed on Youtopia. These policies, along with our Community Standards, govern posts for employment, including all Job posts on and in Groups.

7.1. Misleading, Deceptive, or Fraudulent Jobs

Job posts must not promote employment opportunities that are misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent.

7.2. Illegal Products and Services

Job posts must not promote employment opportunities that involve illegal activity, products, or services.

7.3. Discrimination

Job posts must not discriminate against applicants based on any protected characteristics, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, disability, medical or genetic condition or any other basis protected under federal, state or local law. Job posts must comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination.

Examples:"Only looking for female applicants"; "Must be under age 35 to apply”; No Catholic applicants welcome"; "Unmarried applicants preferred." 

The following examples do not violate our jobs discrimination policies because they encourage all applicants to apply, including people from particular protected groups:

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all to apply including women and minorities.
  • We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including minorities and persons with disabilities.
  • We are an organization that values diversity. We encourage all applicants including women and people of color.

Job posts that contain gender-specific titles violate our job discrimination policies. The following examples cover gender-specific terms that are policy-violating and the recommended policy-compliant equivalents.  Examples:  waiter/waitress instead of waiter; cleaning professional instead of maid; salesperson instead of salesman.

7.4. Sexually Suggestive Jobs

Job posts must not promote employment opportunities in a sexually suggestive manner.

7.5. Adult Products and Services

Job posts must not promote employment opportunities that require adult services or the use of adult products.

Examples:  escort services, jobs involving sex toys, jobs that involve sexual enhancement products, jobs that involve videos, publications, or live shows that are sexual in nature or involve nudity.

7.6. Personal Information

Job posts must not solicit personal identification or financial information from any potential applicants.

Example:  credit card, bank account, or government-issued ID information.

7.7. Multi-Level Marketing

Job posts must clearly and fully describe the product or business model it is promoting. Job posts must not promote employment opportunities for business models that offer quick compensation for little investment, including multi-level marketing opportunities.

7.8. Impersonation

Job posts must not impersonate a brand, company, entity, or public figure. This includes falsely representing an association with a business.

7.9. Drug-Related Products and Services

Job posts must not promote employment opportunities that involve illegal or recreational drugs, products, and services.

7.10. Profanity and Grammar

Job posts must not contain profanity or bad grammar and punctuation. Symbols, numbers, and letters must be used properly without the intention of circumventing our review process and enforcement systems.


  1. Events-Specific Policies

8.1. Automated Events

Events cannot use automated means to generate event invites.

8.2. Cost Disclosures

Events must provide clear and up-front disclosure for any actions or additional costs associated with an event ticket purchase.

8.3. Misleading Event Changes

Changes to an event must not result in a misleading or unintended connection and must not substantially change the event.

Example:  An event for a yoga trip is changed to an event for a chess tournament; an event promoting a soccer team’s opening match is changed to an event for the World Cup.


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