Platform Guidelines


How these guidelines are enforced

Please realize that ActualFans is a diverse community and, while you may not necessarily agree with someone’s point of view, it may not be a violation of our Platform Guidelines. That said, when you see a page on ActualFans that you feel violates our Platform Guidelines, please take the time to report them via our reporting tool. A member of the team will review the report and if our Platform Guidelines have been violated, the case manager will contact the creator to let them know that they are outside these guidelines.

This is a commitment to creators. We know this is your livelihood. Our first reflex is always to try to educate creators to help them understand how a rule has been broken and how to remedy the issue. In cases where the violation is particularly bad or intentional we may take further action such as suspending or removing their account. In the most extreme cases we may ban a creator from using ActualFans.

ActualFans is for creators who put something original out into the world. As a creator, you may not post creations that infringe on others' intellectual property rights.



Bullying, harassment, and threats

We don’t allow bullying or harassment because we want ActualFans to feel like a safe place for our various communities. At the same time, we want people to be able to express themselves, be critical, and discuss controversial issues.

Bullying

You cannot attempt to intimidate anyone, either directly or by using your influence over others. We treat real-life interactions more seriously than online interactions when analyzing whether a line has been crossed because it can be more threatening and lead to physical violence. When both sides engage in similar behavior, such as feuds between public figures, we are less likely to take action.

Harassment

Anyone on ActualFans should be able to express their opinion in a way that doesn't threaten another person. In this respect, we take threats of violence very seriously. Any creator or subscriber threatening the well-being of an individual or group of people will be removed. This includes threatening behavior such as stalking or inciting others to commit violent acts.
If you are a victim of this behavior and feel that your personal safety is at risk, we suggest you contact your local law enforcement, in addition to reporting the behavior to us.

Hate speech

There is no room on ActualFans for projects funding hate speech, such as calling for violence, exclusion, or segregation. This includes serious attacks on people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or serious medical conditions.

18+ creations

As we strive to create a community that is inclusive and diverse, we want to take into consideration our diverse user base of different ages and sensitivities. We require that all posts on your page be appropriate for all audiences/ages. Posts with mature themes must be marked as “subscriber Only".

Nudity:

You can not post nude creations on ActualFans of both real and fictional subjects. This means that you cannot post nudity in public areas including your profile picture, banner, reward images or ‘about me’ section. As a reminder, you should never post or share nude creations of any individual under the age of 18, including yourself.

Pornography and sexual services:

We don't allow pornographic material or sexual services on ActualFans, which we define as "real people engaging in sexual acts such as masturbation or sexual intercourse on camera." If you want to learn more, please make sure to also consult our Content & Creation Guidelines.

Offensive and graphic creations:

We review any content reported as offensive and graphic & we have zero tolerance when it comes to the glorification of sexual violence which includes bestiality, rape, and child exploitation (i.e., sexualized depiction of minors). This is true for illustrated, animated, or any other type of creations. ActualFans reserves the right to review and remove accounts that may violate this guideline.
We also do not allow other fringe sexual fetish creations, such as incest, necrophilia, or fetish creations.

People who can’t use ActualFans

Because ActualFans empowers people financially, we restrict both the types of media and projects that can be funded on ActualFans, and also which people can and cannot receive funds through ActualFans. After creating a ActualFans page, any creator caught in the act or convicted of making credible violent threats, committing violent crimes, malicious doxing, coordinating nonviolent harm (such as fraud, money laundering and gambling), or encouraging others to do any of these activities may be banned from using ActualFans.

Politicians:

You cannot use ActualFans to fund your run for office or to fund the political campaigns of others.

Criminal or Harmful Past:

Any creator caught in the act or convicted of making credible violent threats, committing violent crimes, child abuse, malicious doxing, coordinating nonviolent harm (such as fraud, money laundering, and gambling), or encouraging others to do any of these activities, may be banned from using ActualFans.

Dangerous Organizations:

People with a dangerous criminal history or a known affiliation with violent or dangerous groups (including terrorist or cyber terrorist organizations, organized criminal groups, and violent hate groups), cannot receive funds through ActualFans, no matter the purpose or apparent intention of their ActualFans page.
Any creator praising or actively supporting these groups or their leaders won't be allowed on ActualFans

Harmful and illegal activities

We don’t allow funds to be collected for anything that facilitates harmful or illegal activities. You cannot fund creations that advocate, threaten, or show you causing harm to yourself, other people or animals. In the same way, you cannot promote illegal activities such as property crime, distribution of illegal weapons, or drug manufacturing.

Self-harm:

We don’t allow any page that promotes or glorifies self-harm, such as pages that encourage self-injury, suicide, or an eating disorder.

If you or someone close to you might be in danger of hurting themselves, please contact local authorities or seek help.

Illegal activity:

We don’t allow pages that collect money for an illegal purpose, or that encourage others to break the law. For example, creators may not promote illegal weapons, drug manufacturing techniques or distribution, or property crime. For example, we don't allow creations that help organize or encourage vandalism. Note that we do allow street art.

Dangerous activities:

We ask those creators who are posting dangerous stunts to include a clear disclaimer. We also require that this types of posts be marked as “subscriber Only" if it is too graphic or dangerous for a general audience.

Spam

While it can be hard to grow a subscriber base, no one likes being spammed. Be creative and original, don’t post repetitive comments or send unwanted private messages to other members of the community.
These are some of the actions we consider to be spamming, which is prohibited on ActualFans: When reviewing reports about spam, we will distinguish between commercial spam and friendly abuse such as legitimate creators spamming other creators’ pages. If we determine the spam is friendly abuse, the account will be flagged; repeat offenses will lead to full removal of the creator or subscriber page. Commercial spamming by an account that is not a legitimate creator will be removed from ActualFans.

Subscriber or Fan accounts

The philosophy behind these guidelines also applies to subscribers. While we believe that creators are best at managing their communities there are some instances when our team will review reports for subscribers' behaviour.

If you would like us to review the behavior of one of your subscribers we will keep the review confidential.Our team reviews reports around hate speech, harassment and solicitation very carefully and we will take action against a subscriber account if we find that they are in clear violation of these guidelines.

Please remember that we will not share any details related to what kind of action we might have taken against a subscriber's account. Most importantly, if you feel unsafe because a subscriber is stalking or harassing you, you should always try to seek the help of your local law enforcement and contact the closest cyber crime unit as they will have the most tools and means to help. ActualFans will work closely with law enforcement when there is an investigation and if a law enforcement agency sends us a subpoena.

This policy is part of ActualFans’s Terms of Use. For more information, contact ActualFans at connect@actualfans.in. Actual.fan’s role

At ActualFans our endeavour is to create an environment where an individual creator/business can earn and focus on their art. We will do our best in making sure the creators get the opportunity to monetize their art and fan following. We aspire to empower the creators so that they can become their own BOSS. Said that we clearly understand and also propagate the fact that we all need to work in the realms of law.

We function as a platform connecting creators with their fanbase to help them earn from their creations. Our role strictly is of an intermediary between creators and their subscribers. We have belief and trust in Indian laws governing the intermediary and we follow them strictly. Here are the terms that we intend to follow while operating our platform which does not allow any creator on ActualFans to post the content which :