Welcome to the Hangouts! When using Hangouts, you’re making a promise that you won’t be rude, offensive, sinister, or anything that doesn’t hurt or endanger other members of your community and our family! When using Hangouts, you’re making a promise to be polite, respectful, safe, patient, and understanding. We hold everyone (newcomers and veterans of Hangouts) to the same standards in order to keep our app clean, honest, and most importantly, safe for everybody!
We have prepared a short list of Yes and No behavioural traits to follow in order to get the most out of Hangouts! Remember, you’re in charge of yourself and how you act, not of other people, so treat others as you wish to be treated!
We are not messing around when we say that we have zero tolerance for any type of flirting or sexual advances on the app or at an app created Hangout or Event.
We all know there are plenty of dating apps out there for that sort of thing, so you have plenty of other options. We encourage you to report any possible flirting immediately (and also block them).
If we find any user to be flirting they will be banned from the app immediately.
Impersonation is a BIG one! Any social app you go on you’ll find that people aren’t always who they say they are. Telltale signs that someone isn’t who they say they are can be found here [can input a sheet here to help people know who Nigerian scammers are] It is always important to be open, honest, and transparent with yourself and the people you match with; after all, we’re all looking for love, aren’t we?
Everybody hates spam - don’t be a spammer and spam the heck out of people. Keep your messages concise and sensible. In addition, never attempt to divert people to external websites, applications, phone numbers, or places - this will result in a permanent ban.
In addition, scammers often attempt to have you communicate off the app so that they can operate outside of our jurisdiction. Never send anything to people that ask for it, regardless of how emotional their stories or claims are - a dating app is never the place to seek help. Be smart and report these accounts to us.
Acts and attempts to prostitute or traffic in any sense of the word is illegal and forbidden and will not be tolerated on Hangouts in any fashion - doing so will incur a permanent ban on Hangouts and possible police/federal repercussions.
Ads find us everywhere - solicitation pops up everywhere, too; we don’t need it on our community app! Be it promoting businesses, political campaigns, environmental activism, profit, non-for-profit, contests of any sort - anything of the sort will breach our terms & conditions and will result in a permanent ban from Hangouts.
Being of the age of 17 is another BIG one. You must be 17+ to use Hangouts. You cannot select an age below 17 and it is simply not allowed. We encourage anyone using Hangouts to report any account that has a photo of any persons that are under 17 or people that claim to be below 17. Reporting these accounts is the right thing to do for their sake.
This one falls on you, the user: if the information someone is asking for is personal, treat it as such. Just because someone is online doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous. It’s always important to tell people you trust specific information without putting yourself or friends and loved ones in danger. Take your time, be patient, learn to learn the person you’re speaking to, then make a judgment call when you’re well and ready. Never rush into things!
This one’s really very simple: if there is only one you, there should only be one account. One account keeps everything simple, clean, and downright easier for everyone!
We all know what is and isn’t illegal, which is why we wouldn’t do it in real life. Keep our digital streets clean, buddy!
We all know what harassment is, what it entails, and why it occurs sometimes. In case we don’t, harassment is: Discriminatory harassment (be it based on religion, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, etc.), Threatening physical or bodily harm, Creating multiple accounts in order to message someone repeatedly, Using personal details obtained from a user to continually contact them despite them saying no, Even outside behavior can result in penalties on Hangouts. Be kind, and if there are any problems you can always contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for any resolutions needed! Be sure to use the reporting buttons that are present on Hangout pages, Event Pages, and User profiles to notify us of any harassment a well. We take reports very seriously.
We will not tolerate any form of threat, gory graphic, human or animal abuse, or intimidating content on Hangouts. These acts of violence are strictly prohibited. If you communicate with someone that talks of suicide or self-harm, you can report the user to us and we can take clear and concise steps to get them the help they need. If in doubt, speak out.
This includes but is not limited to: violence against individuals or groups regarding race, religion, age, ethnicity, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or lifestyle choices. It also includes any form of bigotry, hatred, violence, or threats of any kind.
If you have nothing nice to say, simply leave the virtual or in-person hangout and search for another.
This one’s pretty easy: be presentable and respectable. Keep it clean, keep it neat, but don’t put up displays of graphic, sexual content - let’s keep it sensible, shall we?
Violating this will result in the photo being removed by us. Second strike will result in a permanent ban.
With everything above said, let’s keep Hangouts a clean, transparent, and happy place to meet new and exciting people to change our lives.
For any help, guidance, or specific requests or questions, you can reach us at email@example.com.