Last Updated April 26, 2022
These guidelines exist so that everyone can feel as safe and comfortable as possible on Circles App. A “Circle” in this document and in our app refers to a study group you choose to join along with a handful of other students. Whenever you join a Circle you’re agreeing to follow the guidelines listed here, and to encourage others not to violate them, too.
If you do see or hear something that breaks these community rules, please report it to us so we can take a look. Reports can lead our team to take a number of steps depending on the severity, including issuing a warning, removing the content, or removing someone’s account entirely.
Ok, enough with the preamble. Let’s get into it!
Don’t harass anyone. Don’t make lewd propositions, use extreme insults, or celebrate or mock someone experiencing a tragedy. Don’t doxx people. Don’t share, threaten to share, or incentivize the sharing of other people's private information.
Don’t incite hatred or discriminate against based on things like race, religion, national origin, caste, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. This covers, but is not limited to, slurs, insults, and conspiracies. Accounts whose purpose is to promote hateful conduct are absolutely prohibited, as are hate organizations.
Don’t threaten violence or harm against any individual or group of individuals, glorify acts of violence against others, or encouraging others to commit acts of violence.
Don’t behave in a way that intentionally disrupts or ruins the experience for other people, like joining a stage and making abusive statements or loud noises. If you feel compelled to randomly make air horn sounds, please seek help.
Don’t do anything to endanger children ever. We absolutely prohibit any sexualization of or solicitation of minors, and any content that may endanger their welfare. This includes the sharing of suggestive, sexual, mature, graphic, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate content with minors. Where appropriate, we report child endangerment to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
Don’t share media that includes excessive gore, themes of violence, harm to animals, or other forms of extreme violence that may shock or disgust people.
Don’t spread harmful health misinformation, spread misinformation for the purpose of making money, or for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes. The promotion of "synthetic" or manipulated media that is intended or likely to cause harm is also prohibited.
Don’t share illegal content or use Circles App to conduct any unauthorized or illegal activities, promote illegal activities, or to sell or market highly regulated goods and services.
Don’t engage in any conversations or upload any content that violates any intellectual property or other proprietary rights. If content violates your trademark or intellectual property, please notify us.
Don’t share non-consensual sexual images, content that depicts or promotes sexual assault, or content that sexualizes the unique attributes of young children in any way, even if that content features actual adults pretending to be children.
Don’t encourage or promote acts of self-harm or suicide. If you need support, it’s available. Visit www.findahelpline.com and enter the country you’re in to find free, confidential help. In the U.S. you can call Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741.
Don’t do anything that praises or promotes terrorism, violence, or proscribed terror groups. These organizations are neither welcome nor allowed on Circles App, and the existence of accounts or use of accounts for the purpose of furthering violent or extremist ideologies or activities is prohibited.
Just don’t. No shirt, no bra, no pants, no undies, no service. We don’t allow nudity or pornographic images on Circles App.
Don’t abuse our reporting systems. Mass fake incident report submissions or otherwise intentionally false reports of Community Guidelines violations are not allowed, and we suspend accounts who abuse reports.
Don’t sell Circles App features. This includes but is not limited to the following: the sale or solicitation of Circles App access, reach, or engagement.
Don’t threaten our team. We prohibit intentional threats to the Circles App app, the privacy or security of user accounts, or to Circles App employees, staff, or partners. This includes, but is not limited to, unwanted attempts to contact Circles App employees, staff, or partners via personal channels including personal email addresses, phone numbers, in person visits, or via other unauthorized or invasive methods. Attempts to do so will constitute a violation and may be escalated to law enforcement.
We don’t allow irrelevant or unsolicited messages shared to other users, like sending unwanted or inappropriate app invites, or repeated requests to join Circles. We also prohibit the use of scam tactics to solicit money or private financial information, investment and financial schemes, or raiding funds directed towards individuals or organizations that may violate our guidelines.
If someone has not violated any of our guidelines, but you’d still rather not see or hear them around, here are some tools that might help.
Circle Hosts decide who is in a Circle.
Hopefully, you’ll take these guidelines as seriously as we do. We always love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with your questions, suggestions, or comments here.
Thanks for reading, and for everything you do to make Circles App a wonderful place to hang out! 🙏🏽
Team Circles App