Policy on Imitation, impersonation, and appropriation
The safety of all people who use the Supernova network, whether they are members of our community or our 'Novas,' is our top priority. That's all the people who post, scroll, and leave comments. Everyone who is a sponsor. Our non-profit partners. Our group. Our supporters and stakeholders. Those who oppose us. Anyone and everyone who has a reason to look at our pages and network's content. We want you to have a safe, enjoyable experience that you know you can rely on.
And, as we previously stated, this is your Community.
People are the only reason that social media exists.
It is almost entirely made up of ‘user generated' content, unlike any other form of entertainment.
As a result, the very least we, the ‘platform,' can commit to is doing everything we can to keep it safe.
As a community, we rely on each of you to help us protect our one-of-a-kind, inclusive, kind, and purpose-driven network.
As a result, It's critical that you understand our Community Standards and how they contribute to our shared responsibility of keeping Supernova safe. Please take the time to read the policy below carefully. You can also find a complete list of our guidelines on this page.
Every individual and account holder on Supernova is a unique ‘nova.' As a result, we will not tolerate any ‘appropriation' of one account holder's content by another (or by any automated account impersonation system, such as ‘bots').
Supernova will also assist trademark owners in enforcing their rights. It may not be allowed if a profile, page, or content anywhere causes confusion about the source of goods and services advertised.
Please report any content that you believe violates this policy. If you believe your or another nova's page is being imitated or impersonated, please report the page using the instructions.
What are the implications of these policies for you?
If your content fits any of the descriptions below, don't post it on Supernova.
- Imitation, impersonation, or appropriation of the person: content that is meant to appear as if it was posted by someone else.
- Page impersonation or imitation: when a profile copies another profile's background, look, or feel in such a way that it appears to be someone else's profile.
- Even if the content isn't identical, if it's clear that you were copying, we'll consider it a violation and take action under our 3 Strikes Policy.
These are some examples of prohibited content on Supernova:
- Accounts with the same name and profile picture as another person's account, but with minor token or "hidden" differences such as a space in the name or a zero in place of the letter "O,"
- Using another person's real name, username, image, brand, or logo, or attempting to dupe or deceive people into believing you are that person in any way.
- Direct copying of a page description or profile to another page or profile, word for word
- Creating a user profile with the name and image of another user or person in order to give the impression that the other person is posting content on the phoney account you created,
- Pretending to be another user or person by creating a profile with the name and image of another user or person and commenting or otherwise engaging (liking, giving Supernovas) on other users' content or pages.
- Accounts that claim to be a "fan account" but are actually pretending to be the person they claim to be a fan of, re-posting and appropriating their content (often subtly).
- Any profiles or posts that pretend to be a news page that already exists.
- Any content that falsely claims to be from well-known brands or entities, such as news organisations,
These are just a few examples; there are many more, and we ask that you use your best judgement: simply do not post content if you believe it may be in violation of this policy. Think before you link in your content.
The safety of our creators, viewers, and partners is our top priority. And we count on each of you to assist us in preserving our distinct, inclusive, kind, and purpose-driven community. As a result, it's critical that you understand our Community Standards and how they contribute to our shared responsibility of keeping Supernova safe. Please take the time to read the policy below carefully. You can also find a complete list of our guidelines on this page.
Any and all links on Supernova that direct users to websites with content that violates our Community Guidelines are strictly prohibited.
Please report any content that you believe violates this policy. Here are the steps for reporting violations of our Community Guidelines. You can report the account if you've found multiple posts or comment violations.
What does this policy imply for you personally?
If your links lead to any of the following, do not post them on Supernova:
- Pornographic material
- Malware-infecting websites or apps
- Phishing for a user's login credentials, financial information, etc. on websites or apps.
- Websites, apps, or other forms of information technology that allow unauthorised access to audio, audio-visual content, full video games, software, or streaming services that are normally paid for.
- Websites that solicit funds or recruit members for terrorist groups
- Imagery of Child Sexual Abuse on the Internet (CSAI)
- Websites that sell items that are listed in our regulated goods guidelines
This policy applies to all types of content, including photos, posts, comments, live streams, and any other Supernova product or feature. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list; if any links are discovered to be in violation of our guidelines, they will be removed, and those responsible will be subject to our 3 strikes policy.
Note that affiliate content is not always in violation of Supernova's Terms of Service. However, mass-posting affiliate content in dedicated accounts may be a violation of our anti-spam policies. Our Spam, deceptive practises, and scams policies explain more about what's allowed.
The following are some examples of prohibited content on Supernova. This is not an exhaustive list; please consider whether your content will improve our community's overall experience before posting it.
- A video or image with sexually explicit content that includes a link to a pornographic website and a description that says "click here to see what Supernova won't allow!"
- A gameplay video or image that directs users to a website that promises free in-game currency or online store credit but instead directs them to a malware-infected website.
- A link to a phishing site where users' banking logins and passwords are stolen.
- Directing viewers to a pornographic or spammy website by copying and pasting an unclickable link in a post.
- A link to a website, file hosting service, or other facilitator that allows users to view or download images of child sexual abuse.
Please keep in mind that these are just a few examples; this is by no means an exhaustive list. Think before you link, and do not post content if you believe it contains links that may violate this policy.