Community Guidelines

Version Effective: February 24, 2024


Spatial is a 3D gaming hub where creators craft and share immersive social experiences for web, mobile, and VR.As we grow, we are committed to maintaining a supportive environment for our community. Our Community Guidelines define a set of norms and common code of conduct for Spatial; they provide guidance on what is and is not allowed to make a welcoming space for everyone, including all forms of content whether video, audio, images, 3D models, text, or messages in text chat.

At Spatial, we prioritize safety, diversity, inclusion, and authenticity. We encourage creators to celebrate what makes them unique and viewers to engage in what inspires them; and we believe that a safe environment helps everyone express themselves openly. We deeply value the global nature of our community, and we strive to take into account the breadth of cultural norms where we operate. We also aim to cultivate an environment for genuine interactions by only allowing authentic content on Spatial.

Our Community Guidelines apply to everyone and to everything on Spatial. We proactively enforce them using a mix of technology and human moderation before content gets reported to us. We also encourage our community members to use the tools we provide on Spatial to report any content or behavior they believe violates our Community Guidelines. We will remove any content - including video, audio, images, 3D models, text, and messages in text chat - that violates our Community Guidelines. Individuals are notified of our decisions and can appeal if they believe no violation has occurred. We will suspend or ban accounts and/or devices that are involved in severe or repeated violations; we will consider information available on other platforms and offline in these decisions. When warranted, we will report the accounts to relevant legal authorities.

We recognize that some content that would normally be removed per our Community Guidelines could be in the public interest. Therefore, we may allow exceptions under certain circumstances, such as educational, documentary, scientific, or artistic content, satirical content, content in fictional settings, counterspeech, and content in the public interest that is newsworthy or otherwise enables individual expression on topics of social importance. In consultation with relevant stakeholders, we update our Community Guidelines from time to time to evolve alongside new behaviors and risks, as part of our commitment to keeping Spatial a safe place for creativity and joy.

##Violent Extremism

We take a firm stance against enabling violence on or off Spatial. We do not allow people to use our platform to threaten or incite violence, or to promote dangerous individuals or organizations, whether through video, images, or messages within text chat. When there is a threat to public safety or an account is used to promote or glorify off-platform violence, we may suspend or ban the account. When warranted, we will report threats to relevant legal authorities. To effectively protect our community, we may consider information available on other platforms and offline to identify violent and extremist individuals and organizations on our platform. If we find such individuals or organizations on Spatial, we will close their accounts.

Threats and Incitement to Violence

We consider incitement to violence as advocating for, directing, or encouraging other people to commit violence. We do not allow threats of violence or incitement to violence on our platform that may result in serious physical harm, including through messages in text chat. Do not post, upload, stream, or share, and do not send messages in text chat that contain:

Organized Hate

Organized hate refers to those individuals and organizations who attack people based on protected characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, caste, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, or immigration status. We consider attacks to include actions that incite violence or hatred, dehumanize individuals or groups, or embrace a hateful ideology, including through text chat. Do not post, upload, stream, or share, and do not send messages in text chat that:

Hateful Behavior

Spatial is a diverse and inclusive community that has no tolerance for discrimination. We do not permit content or messages in text chat that contains hate speech or involves hateful behavior, and we remove it from our platform. We suspend or ban accounts that engage in hate speech violations or which are associated with hate speech off the Spatial platform. Attacks on the basis of protected attributes: We define hate speech or behavior as content that attacks, threatens, incites violence against, or otherwise dehumanizes an individual or a group on the basis of protected attributes, including through text chat. Do not post, upload, stream, or share, and do not send messages in text chat that: Contain hateful content related to an individual or group, including claiming that they are physically, mentally, or morally inferior; calling for or justifying violence against them; claiming that they are criminals; referring to them as animals, inanimate objects, or other non-human entities; promoting or justifying exclusion, segregation, or discrimination against them. Depict harm inflicted upon an individual or a group on the basis of a protected attribute. Use or include slurs as defined by our guidelines.

Harassment and Bullying

We believe in an inclusive community and individualized expression without fear of abuse. We do not tolerate members of our community being shamed, bullied, or harassed, including through messages sent through text chat. Abusive content or behavior can cause severe psychological distress and will be removed from our platform.

Abusive behavior:

We remove all expressions of abuse, including threats or degrading statements intended to mock, humiliate, embarrass, intimidate, or hurt an individual, including through the use of Spatial features and text chat. To enable expression about matters of public interest, critical comments of public figures may be allowed; however, serious abusive behavior against public figures is prohibited. Do not post, upload, stream, or share, and do not send messages in text chat that:

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment involves unwanted or inappropriate sexual behavior directed at another individual. We do not allow content, including comments or advances, that sexually harasses others, regardless of the user's intent, as such actions can cause great distress to targeted individuals, including through messages in text chat. Do not post, upload, stream, or share, and do not send messages in text chat that:

Privacy, Personal Data, and Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

We do not allow content that violates the confidentiality of personal data or personally identifiable information, including any messages in text chat that contain personal data or PII. Do not post, upload, stream, or share, and do not send messages in text chat that:

Integrity and Authenticity

We believe that trust forms the foundation of our community. We do not allow activities that may undermine the integrity of our platform or the authenticity of our users. We remove content or accounts that involve spam or fake engagement, impersonation, misleading information that causes harm, or that violate any intellectual property rights, including messages in text chat that are used for spam, impersonation, or spreading misleading information. Spam and fake engagement: Fake engagement includes any content or activity that seeks to artificially inflate popularity on the platform. We prohibit any attempts to manipulate the platform to increase interaction metrics, including through the use of text chat for promoting artificial traffic generation services or operating multiple Spatial accounts under false or fraudulent pretenses to distribute commercial spam. Impersonation: We do not allow accounts that pose as another person or entity in a deceptive manner. When we confirm a report of impersonation, we will ask the user to revise the profile or suspend or ban the account. We do allow parody, commentary, or fan accounts, as long as the user indicates in the bio and username that it is fan, commentary, or parody and not affiliated with the subject of the account, including in text chat. Misinformation: Misinformation is defined as content that is inaccurate or false. While we encourage our community to have respectful conversations about subjects that matter to them, we do not permit misinformation that causes harm to individuals, our community, or the larger public regardless of intent, including through text chat. Do not post, upload, stream, or share, and do not send messages in text chat that: