Community Guidelines

EMPRESS BEAUTY COMMUNITY GUIDELINES FOR THE WEBSITES, APPLICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCES

  • Welcome to Empress Beauty!
  • All of us here at the Empress Beauty team would like to welcome You to our site! Empress Beauty users come from different backgrounds and visit the site from virtually every corner of the world, but we all share a common desire: to lead more glamorous, happier and healthier lives. In order to ensure Empress Beauty remains a fun and friendly place for everyone, we have established the following site guidelines which we ask all of our users to follow.
  • Moderation and Reporting Posts
  • Empress Beauty is moderated by a team of volunteers and a few full-time site administrators. Because we have a small team, it’s impossible for us to read every post on the site, so we rely on our users to help us identify problems. If You see a post on our Websites, Applications or Social Media Presences that seems to violate our guidelines, You can help us by sending us a message via the according channel to let us know. One of our moderators will review the report as soon as possible and handle it accordingly.
  • 1. NO ATTACKS OR INSULTS AND NO RECIPROCATION
  • a) Do not attack, mock, or otherwise insult others. You can respectfully disagree with the message or topic, but do not personally attack the user. This includes attacks against the user’s spelling or command of written English or any other language, or belittling a user for posting a duplicate topic.
  • b) If You are attacked by another user, and You reciprocate, You will also be subject to the same consequences. Defending Yourself or a friend is not an excuse! Do not take matters into Your own hands – instead, use the Report Post link to report an attack and we will be happy to handle the situation for You.
  • 2. NO HI-JACKING, TROLLING, OR FLAME-BAITING
  • Please stay on-topic in an existing thread, and post new threads in the appropriate forum. Taking a thread off-topic is considered hi-jacking. Please either contribute politely and constructively to a topic, or move on without posting. This includes posts that encourage any tension in a topic to escalate, or posts intended to incite an uproar from the community.
  • 3. NO PROMOTION OF UNSAFE WEIGHT-LOSS TECHNIQUES OR EATING DISORDERS
  • a) Posts intended to promote potentially unsafe or controversial weight loss products or procedures, including non-medically prescribed supplements or Multi-Level Marketing products will be removed without warning.
  • b) Profiles, groups, messages, posts, or wall comments that encourage anorexia, bulimia, or very low calorie diets of any kind will be removed, and may be grounds for account deletion. This includes positive references to bulimia, purging, or self-starving. Our goal is to provide users with the tools to achieve their weight management goals at a steady, sustainable rate. Use of the site to promote, glamorize, or achieve dangerously low levels of eating is not permitted.
  • c) Photos intended to glamorize extreme thinness will be deleted.
  • 4. SHOW RESEPECT TO ALL GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS
  • Derogatory references to sex, gender, age, weight, body-type, disability, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation, or endorsement of violence against any person or group, even if couched in humour, will not be permitted. This includes expressing stereotypes about any group or community.
  • 5. NO PUBLIC POSTING OF PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS
  • Do not publicly post an email or private message from any other Empress Beauty user, moderator or administrator at any time.
  • 6. NO INTENTIONALLY HURTFUL POSTS
  • Topics or posts which are started with the intent to belittle others, either directly named or through enough descriptive commentary to be possibly identified, are prohibited. This includes stalking a user through the forums, posting about past events, divulging personal information, or spreading gossip or rumors. At our discretion, any post referring to the behaviour or posts of other users of the site will be removed.
  • 7. DO NOT PUBLISH PRIVATE CONTACT INFORMATION
  • For Your safety, do not post personal information such as telephone numbers, emails, mailing addresses, chat or instant messenger IDs, etc.
  • 8. POSTS MUST ABIDE BY ALL LEGAL STATUTES
  • a) Do not post messages that violate any federal, state/provincial, or local laws which include, but are not limited to, anything that violates a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or is bound by any non-disclosure agreement or undertaking.
  • b) Posts which promote or encourage illegal activities, including, but not limited to, use of illegal substances, violence against others, and procurement of prescription drugs without a prescription, are prohibited.
  • c) Images containing hateful or violent imagery, depiction of illegal activities, or copyrighted material are not allowed and will be removed.
  • 9. DO NOT POST THE SAME TOPIC ON MULTIPLE BOARDS OR GROUPS
  • Please choose the most appropriate board or group for Your post and post it once. Posting the same message to multiple boards or multiple groups is a form of spam. Please note that this is NOT a guideline against inadvertently posting a question another user has asked before. We explicitly allow users to post questions that have been asked previously by other users. If You see a user post a topic that You think has been asked before by another user, please respond politely or simply move on. However, the same user cannot ask the same question or post the same topic more than once.
  • 10. MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS ARE NOT ALLOWED
  • Creating an account for the purposes of deceiving other users or to work around a forum suspension is not permitted and will be grounds for a permanent ban from the site.
  • 11. NO AIRING OF GRIEVANCES WITH MODERATORS
  • a) Protesting a moderator or administrative action is not allowed on the forums or in groups. If You have a question or concern about a moderator or admin action, please email us via the correct channel.
  • b) If You have concerns about another user, or wish to report a guideline violation, the only appropriate venue is to use the Report Post link of the according social media premise or to message us via the correct channel. You may not air such concerns on the message boards themselves. If You have a general concern that does not involve a specific user, You may post Your question in the Feedback or Help forums.
  • c) Threats made to moderators will not be tolerated, and will result in an immediate ban from the site.
  • 12. NO PROFANE, VULGAR, SEXUALLY EXPLICIT OR ILLEGAL IMAGES
  • All images on the site, including all profile pictures and images posted in the forums, should be work-place friendly. While we reserve the right to remove any photo we feel is inappropriate, here are some partial guidelines as to what is not acceptable:
  • – no nudity
  • – no underwear, thongs, g-strings, or banana hammocks
  • – no pants or shorts worn mid-hip or below (no saggers)
  • – no photos in which hands or objects are the only body covering
  • – no excessive cleavage (if You would wear it to work, it’s probably OK)
  • – no close-up shots of cleavage, butt, breasts or crotch in any state of dress
  • – no hateful or violent imagery
  • – no images containing profanity or vulgarity
  • If You are photographing Yourself to demonstrate successful weight loss, tight fitting spandex is a great way to show the change in Your shape, while still abiding by these guidelines. Photos altered to present inaccurate weight-loss results are not allowed. Please keep the experience at Empress Beauty encouraging by keeping Your “success” photos authentic.
  • 13. VIOLATION OF THESE GUIDELINES MAY LEAD TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION
  • We reserve the right to delete or lock posts and topics, to disable the posting privileges of any user, or to deny anyone use of our site at any time, for any reason, at our discretion without warning or notice. Conversely, we reserve the right to dismiss a reported post if we find it does not violate a guideline.
  • 14. NO ADVERTISING, SELF-PROMOTION, OR FUND-RAISING
  • a) You may not post any links or mentions of other services, websites, or businesses from which You or an associate might benefit financially or otherwise. This includes, but is not limited to; posts that contain links to offsite blog posts and social media. You also may not solicit off-forum contact from which You might benefit, e.g. “message me for more info”, “I can get You free samples”, etc.
  • b) Requests or solicitations for donations are also not allowed. This includes requesting contributions to “pooled fund” competitions, requests for votes in any venue (online contests, etc.), and even requests for charitable contributions. As You can imagine, we have a lot of people who would like to raise money for worthy causes through the site. As much as we’d like to support these causes, if we were to allow requests for donations, the forums would quickly become full of such requests which would take away from the main purpose of the forums – to support one another.
  • c) Posts or messages to users promoting websites that compete with Empress Beauty are also prohibited.
  • 15. NO POLITICAL TOPICS
  • Political content is not allowed. This includes images.
  • 16. NO PROFANE, VULGAR, OR SEXUALLY EXPLICIT LANGUAGE
  • No explicit, sexual, insulting or vulgar content including expletives, or sexual innuendo, will be permitted. This includes the use of non-alphabetical characters to approximate expletives or other objectionable language. Publicly visible text on Empress Beauty should be work-place friendly.
  • We reserve the right to moderate a topic or post based on the intent of the sexual material it contains. Posts intended to titillate will be removed. Posts with medical or clinical themes related to sex or sexual health may be permitted, at our discretion.
  • 17. ONE STRIKE AND YOU ARE OUT
  • We feel strongly that posts or actions disregarding these guidelines jeopardize the supportive atmosphere of Empress Beauty. Such posts may lead to consequences including warning, suspension of posting privileges, or, in extreme cases, removal of a user from the site.
  • 18. DO NOT TROLL OR HARASS THE COMMUNITY
  • There will be opinions that You do not agree with. Do not use our Websites, Applications or Social Media Presences as a way to harass or insult others.
  • THESE GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND WE HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR SERVICES!
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