How these guidelines are enforced
We know our creators are diverse and may have different ways of viewing the world around them. We are open minded and like to give second chances. However, if we discover you stepping across any of the lines listed below, we will take action, which may mean deleting your site and/or terminating your account with or without warning. You can report a site that is violating our Community Guidelines here. A member of the Trust & Safety Team will review the report. If our Community Guidelines have been violated, will contact the creator to let them know that they are outside these guidelines.
What is not allowed?
Here are the basics of what we don’t allow on Universe Sites:
- Hate speech
- Illegal activity
- Exploitation of minors
Universe is intended to be a tool for creators to put something original out into the world. You may not create sites that infringe on others’ intellectual property rights, intend to impersonate, scam, or promote the spread of disinformation.
As a creator, you may not create sites that infringe on others’ intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark.
You can find more information in our Terms of Service.
Impersonation & Identity Fraud
Sites meant to impersonate an individual or organization are prohibited. You cannot pretend to be or impersonate someone else by using the name, brand, or works of another to deceive others.
Scams, Fraud, Illegal/Regulated Goods & Other Malicious Content
Universe prohibits sites that promote the buying, selling, constructing, or trading of regulated/illegal goods or services including but not limited to:
- Embargoed goods
- Hazardous / toxic materials
- ID documents
- Personal info or mailing lists
- Stolen items
- Human trafficking
Violence, Harassment, Bullying, and Threats
We have zero tolerance for acts of harassment and threats of violence.
Bullying & Harassment
We don’t allow bullying or harassment sites. We believe emotional safety and wellbeing are necessary for creative expression. Universe is not a platform for the creation of sites that degrade, shame, insulte, or antagonize others. You cannot create a site with the intention to **attempt to intimidate anyone, either directly or by using your site to rally harassment of an individual or group.
Anyone on Universe should be able to express their opinion in a way that doesn’t threaten another person. We take threats of violence very seriously. This includes threatening behavior such as stalking or inciting others to commit violent acts.
We take a strong stance against doxing — sharing an individual’s private information or aggregating their public information for the purpose of intimidating them through harassment.
Universe does not allow sites that depicts, glorifies, encourages, and/or supports extremist groups or their activities.
Universe is a global platform built on values of inclusion and respect. There is absolutely no place on Universe for sites that solicit, discriminate against, attack, promote, or incite harm or violence towardsndividuals or groups based on the following protected attributes: race, ethnicity, national origin or migration status, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (physical or mental), or serious medical conditions.
Adult Content & Graphic Content
Universe believes in inclusivity and diversity and allows creators to share anything that empowers their sense of self. We define “Adult Content” as any audio, visual, or audiovisual creations including graphical representation, depicting explicit sexual situations, including nudity in sexual contexts.
Universe allows for sites that depict Consensual Adult Content. There may be restrictions on the monetization of Adult Content on Universe sites based on the payment processor used for sales.
Universe has a zero tolerance policy towards distributing sexually graphic images of another person without that person’s consent (Non-Consensual Pornography).
If you’re a victim of non-consental pornography of a site made on Universe reach out to our Trust & Safety Team for removal. Additionally, the Badass Army is a great resource for support.
Catch a Predator Style Sites
Universe takes minor safety very seriously, however we do not allow sites made with the intention of luring or exposing child predators. If you have information on child predators you should report them to the NCMEC.
Offensive and graphic creations
We prohibit 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. We also do not allow other fringe sexual fetish creations, such as incest, necrophilia, or fetish creations that are hard to distinguish from non-consensual sex.
We don’t allow any page that promotes or glorifies self-harm, such as pages that encourage self-injury, suicide, substance abuse, eating disorders, or other harmful acts.
However, we do allow sites that are intended for awareness such as self-harm survival, personal blogs, or educational materials.
Universe has zero tolerance for sites that exploit minors. This includes, but is not limited to, child sexual abuse, child endangerment, or child grooming. Sites that contain content that depicts or promotes the sexual exploitation of children, including illustrated or computer-generated content of that nature will be reported to relevant legal authorities and law enforcement. This includes content:
- Depicting sexual activity involving minors.
- Depicting sexual fetishism or arousal involving minors.
- Depicting sexually suggestive language objectifying or otherwise involving minors.
- Linking to third-party sites that host material involving the sexual exploitation of minors.
- Content depicting child abuse or the infliction of physical or emotional trauma on a minor.
👉If you come across a site you think is violating our Community Guidelines you can get in touch with us using this form, contact our Support Team from in the App, or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org