Welcome to Afro Nations!
Afro Nations builds technologies and services that enable people to connect with each other, build communities, and grow businesses. These Terms govern your use of Afro Nations, Messenger, and the other products, features, apps, services, technologies, and software we offer (the Afro Nations Products or Products), except where we expressly state that separate terms (and not these) apply. These Products are provided to you by HAPIDiT Group.
We don’t charge you to use Afro Nations or the other products and services covered by these Terms. Instead, businesses and organizations pay us to show you ads for their products and services. By using our Products, you agree that we can show you ads that we think will be relevant to you and your interests. We use your personal data to help determine which ads to show you.
We don’t sell your personal data to advertisers, and we don’t share information that directly identifies you (such as your name, email address or other contact information) with advertisers unless you give us specific permission. Instead, advertisers can tell us things like the kind of audience they want to see their ads, and we show those ads to people who may be interested.
Our Data Policy explains how we collect and use your personal data to determine some of the ads you see and provide all of the other services described below. You can also go to your settings at any time to review the privacy choices you have about how we use your data.
1. Our services
Our mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the users closer together. To help advance this mission, we provide the Products and services described below to you:
- We provide a personalized experience for you:
Your experience on Afro Nations is unlike anyone else’s: from the posts, stories, events, ads, and other content you see in News Feed or our video platform to the Pages you follow and other features you might use, such as Trending, Marketplace, and search. We use the data we have – for example, about the connections you make, the choices and settings you select, and what you share and do on and off our Products – to personalize your experience.
- We connect you with people and organizations you care about:
We help you find and connect with people, groups, businesses, organizations, and others that matter to you across the Afro Nations Products you use. We use the data we have to make suggestions for you and others – for example, groups to join, events to attend, Pages to follow or send a message to, shows to watch, and people you may want to become friends with. Stronger ties make for better communities, and we believe our services are most useful when people are connected to people, groups, and organizations they care about.
- We empower you to express yourself and communicate about what matters to you:
There are many ways to express yourself on Afro Nations and to communicate with friends, family, and others about what matters to you – for example, sharing status updates, photos, videos, and stories across the Afro Nations Products you use, sending messages to a friend or several people, creating events or groups, or adding content to your profile.
- We help you discover content, products, and services that may interest you:
We show you ads, offers, and other sponsored content to help you discover content, products, and services that are offered by the many businesses and organizations that use Afro Nations and other Afro Nations Products. We also show you those contents through subscribing to our Newsletter.
- We combat harmful conduct and protect and support our community:
People will only build community on Afro Nations if they feel safe. We employ dedicated teams and develop advanced technical systems to detect misuse of our Products, harmful conduct towards others, and situations where we may be able to help support or protect our community. If we learn of content or conduct like this, we will take appropriate action – for example, offering help, removing content, removing or restricting access to certain features, disabling an account, or contacting law enforcement.
- We research ways to make our services better:
We engage in research to develop, test, and improve our Products. This includes analyzing the data we have about our users and understanding how people use our Products, for example by conducting surveys and testing and troubleshooting new features. Our Data Policy explains how we use data to support this research for the purposes of developing and improving our services.
- We provide consistent and seamless experiences across the Afro Nations Company Products:
Our Products help you find and connect with people, groups, businesses, organizations, and others that are important to you. We design our systems so that your experience is consistent and seamless across the different products that you use.
- We enable global access to our services:
To operate our global service, we need to store and distribute content and data in our data centers and systems around the world, including outside your country of residence. This infrastructure may be operated or controlled by HAPIDiT Group.
Instead of paying to use Afro Nations and the other products and services we offer, by using the Afro Nations Products covered by these Terms, you agree that we can show you ads that businesses and organizations pay us to promote. We use your personal data, such as information about your activity and interests, to show you ads that are more relevant to you.
Protecting people’s privacy is central to how we’ve designed our ad system. This means that we can show you relevant and useful ads without telling advertisers who you are. We don’t sell your personal data. We allow advertisers to tell us things like their business goal, and the kind of audience they want to see their ads (for example, people between the age of 18-35 who like cycling). We then show their ad to people who might be interested.
3. Your commitments
We provide these services to you and others to help advance our mission. In exchange, we need you to make the following commitments:
3.1. Who can use Afro Nations
When people stand behind their opinions and actions, our community is safer and more accountable. For this reason, you must:
- Use the same name that you use in everyday life.
- Provide accurate information about yourself.
- Create only one account (your own) and use your timeline for personal purposes.
- Not share your password, give access to your Afro Nations account to others, or transfer your account to anyone else (without our permission).
We try to make Afro Nations broadly available to everyone, but you cannot use Afro Nations if:
- You are under 13 years old (or the minimum legal age in your country to use our Products).
- You are a convicted sex offender.
- We’ve previously disabled your account for violations of our Terms or Policies.
- You are prohibited from receiving our products, services, or software under applicable laws.
3.2. What you can share and do on Afro Nations
We want people to use Afro Nations to express themselves and to share content that is important to them, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others or the integrity of our community. You therefore agree not to engage in the conduct described below (or to facilitate or support others in doing so):
- You may not use our Products to do or share anything:
- That violates these Terms that apply to your use of Afro Nations.
- That is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent.
- That infringes or violates someone else’s rights, including their intellectual property rights.
- You may not upload viruses or malicious code or do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of our Products.
- You may not access or collect data from our Products using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data you do not have permission to access.
We can remove or restrict access to content that is in violation of these provisions.
If we remove content that you have shared in violation of our Terms, we’ll let you know and explain any options you have to request another review, unless you seriously or repeatedly violate these Terms or if doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.
To help support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe violates your rights (including intellectual property rights) or our terms and policies.
We also can remove or restrict access to your content, services or information if we determine that doing so is reasonably necessary to avoid or mitigate adverse legal or regulatory impacts to Afro Nations.
3.3. The permissions you give us
We need certain permissions from you to provide our services:
- Permission to use content you create and share: Some content that you share or upload, such as photos or videos, may be protected by intellectual property laws.
You own the intellectual property rights (things like copyright or trademarks) in any such content that you create and share on Afro Nations you use. Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want.
However, to provide our services we need you to give us some legal permissions (known as a ‘license’) to use this content. This is solely for the purposes of providing and improving our Products and services as described in Section 1 above.
Specifically, when you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content. This means, for example, that if you share a photo on Afro Nations, you give us permission to store, copy, and share it with others (again, consistent with your settings) such as service providers that support our service or other Afro Nations Products you use.This license will end when your content is deleted from our systems.
You can delete content individually or all at once by deleting your account. When you delete content, it’s no longer visible to other users, however it may continue to exist elsewhere on our systems where:
- immediate deletion is not possible due to technical limitations (in which case, your content will be deleted within a maximum of 90 days from when you delete it);
- your content has been used by others in accordance with this license and they have not deleted it (in which case this license will continue to apply until that content is deleted); or
- where immediate deletion would restrict our ability to:
- investigate or identify illegal activity or violations of our terms and policies (for example, to identify or investigate misuse of our Products or systems);
- comply with a legal obligation, such as the preservation of evidence; or
- comply with a request of a judicial or administrative authority, law enforcement or a government agency;
in which case, the content will be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it has been retained (the exact duration will vary on a case-by-case basis).
In each of the above cases, this license will continue until the content has been fully deleted.
- Permission to use your name, profile picture, and information about your actions with ads and sponsored content: You give us permission to use your name and profile picture and information about actions you have taken on Afro Nations next to or in connection with ads, offers, and other sponsored content that we display across our Products, without any compensation to you. For example, we may show your friends that you are interested in an advertised event or have liked a Page created by a brand that has paid us to display its ads on Afro Nations. Ads like this can be seen only by people who have your permission to see the actions you’ve taken on Afro Nations.
- Permission to update software you use or download: If you download or use our software, you give us permission to download and install updates to the software where available.
3.4. Limits on using our intellectual property
If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our Products (for example, images, designs, videos, or sounds we provide that you add to content you create or share on Afro Nations), we retain all rights to that content (but not yours).
4. Additional provisions
4.1. Updating our Terms
We work constantly to improve our services and develop new features to make our Products better for you and our community. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices. We will only make any changes if the provisions are no longer appropriate or if they are incomplete, and only if the changes are reasonable and take due account of your interests.
4.2. Account suspension or termination
We want Afro Nations to be a place where people feel welcome and safe to express themselves and share their thoughts and ideas.
If we determine that you have clearly, seriously or repeatedly breached our Terms or Policies, including in particular our Community Standards, we may suspend or permanently disable access to your account. We may also suspend or disable your account if you repeatedly infringe other people’s intellectual property rights or where we are required to do so for legal reasons.
Where we take such action we’ll let you know and explain any options you have to request a review, unless doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; or where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.
4.3. Limits on liability
We work hard to provide the best Products we can and to specify clear guidelines for everyone who uses them. Our Products, however, are provided “as is,” and we make no guarantees that they always will be safe, secure, or error-free, or that they will function without disruptions, delays, or imperfections. To the extent permitted by law, we also DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We do not control or direct what people and others do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or any content they share (including offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, and other objectionable content).
We cannot predict when issues might arise with our Products. Accordingly, our liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and under no circumstance will we be liable to you for any lost profits, revenues, information, or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or incidental damages arising out of or related to these Terms or the Afro Nations Products, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
We try to provide clear rules so that we can limit or hopefully avoid disputes between you and us. If a dispute does arise, however, it’s useful to know up front where it can be resolved and what laws will apply.
If you are a consumer, the laws of the country in which you reside will apply to any claim, cause of action, or dispute you have against us that arises out of or relates to these Terms or the Afro Nations Products, and you may resolve your claim in any competent court in that country that has jurisdiction over the claim. In all other cases, you agree that the claim must be resolved exclusively in the Malagasy Court.
- These Terms (formerly known as the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities) make up the entire agreement between you and Afro Nations. regarding your use of our Products. They supersede any prior agreements.
- Some of the Products we offer are also governed by supplemental terms. If you use any of those Products, supplemental terms will be made available and will become part of our agreement with you. For instance, if you access or use our Products for commercial or business purposes, such as buying ads, selling products, developing apps, managing a group or Page for your business, or using our measurement services, you must agree to our Commercial Terms. If you post or share content containing music, you must comply with our Music Guidelines. To the extent any supplemental terms conflict with these Terms, the supplemental terms shall govern to the extent of the conflict.
- If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. If we fail to enforce any of these Terms, it will not be considered a waiver. Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.
- You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else without our consent.
- You may designate a person (called a legacy contact) to manage your account if it is memorialized. Only your legacy contact or a person who you have identified in a valid will or similar document expressing clear consent to disclose your content upon death or incapacity will be able to seek disclosure from your account after it is memorialized.
- These Terms do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights. All of our rights and obligations under these Terms are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
- You should know that we may need to change the username for your account in certain circumstances (for example, if someone else claims the username and it appears unrelated to the name you use in everyday life). We will inform you in advance if we have to do this and explain why.
- We always appreciate your feedback and other suggestions about our products and services. But you should know that we may use them without any restriction or obligation to compensate you, and we are under no obligation to keep them confidential.
- We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.
5. Other terms and policies that may apply to you
- Commercial Terms: These terms apply if you also access or use our Products for any commercial or business purpose, including advertising, operating an app on our Platform, using our measurement services, managing a group or a Page for a business, or selling goods or services.
- Pages, Groups and Events Policy: These guidelines apply if you create or administer a Afro Nations Page, group, or event, or if you use Afro Nations to communicate or administer a promotion.
- Commerce Policies: These guidelines outline the policies that apply when you offer products and services for sale on Afro Nations.
5.1. Commercial Terms of Afro Nations
These Commercial Terms apply to access or use of the Afro Nations Products (or “Products“), for a business or commercial purpose (except where we state that separate terms, and not these Commercial Terms, apply to such access or use of a Afro Nations Product). Business or commercial purposes include using ads, selling products, developing apps, managing a Page, managing a Group for business purposes, or using our measurement services regardless of the entity type.
- Compliance with Law: You represent and warrant that your access or use of Afro Nations Products for business or commercial purposes complies with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. You further indicate that you will restrict access to your content and apps in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, including geo-filtering or age-gating access where required. In addition to and without limiting the requirements about who can use the Afro Nations Products under our Terms, if you are located in a country that is subject to embargo you may not engage in commercial activities on Afro Nations Products unless authorized by applicable laws. You also may not access or use the Afro Nations Products if you are prohibited from receiving products, services, or software under applicable law.
- Data Restrictions: You may not send to us, or use Afro Nations Products to collect from people, information that: (i) you know or reasonably should know is from or about children under the age of 13; or (ii) includes health, financial, biometrics, or other categories of similarly sensitive information (including any information defined as sensitive under applicable law); except in cases where (a) the terms for that Afro Nations Product specifically allow it or (b) you are sending financial information for the express purpose of effecting a financial transaction either with us or as enabled by a Afro Nations Product.
- Limits on Liability: In addition to and without limiting the scope of the “Limits on liability” section in our Terms, you agree that we are not responsible for the actions, services, content, or data of third parties and you release us, our directors, officers, employees, and agents from any claims and damages, known or unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any claim you have against any such third parties.
- Third Party Claims: If anyone brings a claim, cause of action, or dispute against us related to your services, actions, content or information on Afro Nations or other Afro Nations Products or your use of any Afro Nations Products, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to any such claim, cause of action, or dispute.
- Commercial Claims:
Any Commercial Claim between you and Afro Nations, must be resolved exclusively in a Madagascar’s court, that you submit to the personal jurisdiction of the court for the purpose of litigating any such claim, and that the malagasy laws will govern these Commercial Terms and any such claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
Without prejudice to the foregoing, you agree that, in our sole discretion, we may also bring any claim we have against you related to efforts to abuse, interfere, or engage with our Products in unauthorized ways in the country in which you reside that has jurisdiction over the claim.
- Updates: We may need to update these Commercial Terms from time to time, including to accurately reflect the access or uses of our Products for business or commercial purposes, and so we encourage you to check them regularly for any updates. By continuing any access or use of any Afro Nations Products for business or commercial purposes after any notice of an update to these Commercial Terms, you agree to be bound by them. Any updates of these Commercial Terms will apply only to disputes that arise after notice of the update takes place. If you do not agree to the updated terms, please stop all access or use of our Products for business or commercial purposes.
- Conflicts and Supplemental Terms: If there is a conflict between these Commercial Terms and the Terms, these Commercial Terms will govern with respect to your access and use of the Afro Nations Products for business or commercial purposes to the extent of the conflict. Supplemental terms and policies may also apply to your use of certain Afro Nations Products. To the extent those supplemental terms conflict with the Commercial Terms, the supplemental terms will govern with respect to your use of those Afro Nations Products to the extent of the conflict.
- If any portion of these Commercial Terms are found to be unenforceable, then (except as otherwise provided) that portion will be severed and the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.
- If we fail to enforce any of these Commercial Terms, it will not be considered a waiver.
- Any amendment to or waiver of these Commercial Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.
- You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Commercial Terms to anyone else without our consent.
- Except as set out in the Data Transfer Addendum, these Commercial Terms do not confer any third party beneficiary rights.
- We offer tools to provide transparency and controls to our users about the Afro Nations experience, including information to show them why they are being shown specific content or provide feedback about content, and controls to block content or stop seeing certain types of content (such as by removing themselves from interests used for advertising). You agree that information about you and your use of Afro Nations for commercial or business purposes may be included in these tools. For clarity, our license to content extends to the display of content in conjunction with providing these tools.
- You consent that Afro Nations may disclose your advertising content and Page posts (“Commercial Content”), and all information associated with such Commercial Content, including information associated with the delivery of that Commercial Content, in response to valid legal process related to an electoral matter or to a governmental entity or body if Afro Nations believes that disclosure would assist in a lawful investigation.
- Please note that our retention policies for Commercial Content may differ from those set forth in the Terms. We retain Commercial Content as necessary to provide our services to users, for internal record keeping, and for product improvement and safety purposes.
- All of our rights and obligations under these Commercial Terms are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
- Nothing in these Commercial Terms or any applicable supplemental terms will prevent us from complying with the law.
- We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.
5.2. Pages, Groups and Events Policy:
Understanding Our Policies
The following terms, as well as our Data Policy, Community Standards and Terms of Service, apply to all creators and administrators of Pages, Groups and Events on Afro Nations. You are responsible for ensuring that your Page, Group, or Event complies with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations.
- General Policies for Pages, Groups, and Events
- Prohibited Business Practices
Pages, Groups, and Events must not promote products, services, schemes or offers using deceptive or misleading business practices, including those intended to scam people out of money or personal information.
Pages, Groups, and Events must not impersonate or falsely represent a brand, entity, or public figure. Where a Page, Group, or Event is being used to express support for or interest in a brand, entity, or public figure, it must make clear in the name or description that it is not an official representation.
Pages, Groups and Events must not promote online gambling, or gaming where anything of monetary value (including digital currencies) is required to play and anything of monetary value forms part of the prize, without our prior written permission. Common types of gambling or gaming activities which may require permission include betting, lotteries, raffles, casino, fantasy sports, bingo, poker, skill game tournaments and sweepstakes.
- Inaccurately Tagged Content
Pages, Groups, and Events must not inaccurately tag content or encourage users to inaccurately tag content.
Pages, Groups, and Events must not incentivize people to misuse Afro Nations features or functionality.
- Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Pages, Groups, and Events must not promote drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers that are misleading, engaging in practices that are harmful to patients, or otherwise violating applicable laws.
- Promotions on Pages, Groups, and Events
Communicating a Promotion
If you use Afro Nations to communicate or administer a promotion (ex: a contest or sweepstakes), you are responsible for the lawful operation of that promotion, including:
- The official rules;
- Offer terms and eligibility requirements (ex: age and residency restrictions); and
- Compliance with applicable rules and regulations governing the promotion and all prizes offered (ex: registration and obtaining necessary regulatory approvals).
Promotions on Afro Nations must include the following:
- A complete release of Afro Nations by each entrant or participant; and
- Acknowledgement that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Afro Nations.
Administration of a Promotion
Promotions may be administered on Pages, Groups, Events, or within apps on Afro Nations. Personal Timelines and friend connections must not be used to administer promotions (ex: “share on your Timeline to enter” or “share on your friend’s Timeline to get additional entries”, and “tag your friends in this post to enter” are not permitted).
Afro Nations will not assist you in the administration of your promotion, and you agree that if you use our service to administer your promotion, you do so at your own risk.
- Collection of Data on Pages, Groups, and Events
- Collecting Data From Users
If you collect content and information directly from users, your Page, Group or Event must make it clear that you (and not Afro Nations) are collecting it, and must provide notice about and obtain user consent for your use of the content and information that you collect. Regardless of how you obtain content and information from users, you are responsible for securing all necessary permissions to reuse their content and information.
- Automated Collection of Data
Your Page, Group or Event must not collect users’ content or information, or otherwise access Afro Nations, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without written permission from Afro Nations.
- Calls to Action
Your Page, Group or Event cannot use information obtained from a person’s interaction with your Page’s call-to-action button for any purpose other than to provide the service associated with the call-to-action button. If you want to use this information for any other purpose, first obtain a person’s explicit consent.
- Pages-Specific Policies
- Platform Policy
Apps on your Page must comply with the Afro Nations Platform Policy.
- Page Names
Page names must not include profanity, excessively incorrect grammar or punctuation, and must not consist solely of generic terms or locations.
- Content Visibility
Content posted to a Page is public and can be viewed by everyone who can see the Page.
- Cover Photos and Profile Pictures
Your Page’s cover photo or profile picture must not include a verified checkmark, and also must not include third-party products, brands or sponsors.
Showmarks on Show Pages must accurately represent the show, and must not represent the parent entity or network.
- Online Pharmacies
Pages must not promote the sale of prescription pharmaceuticals. Pages for online pharmacies may be permitted with Afro Nations’s prior approval.
- Age Gating
You must restrict access by age using Afro Nations Page gating functionality as necessary to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
- Post Preview
When sharing a third party link from your Page, you must not edit any elements of the post preview.
- Upload Functionality
You must not misuse Afro Nations’s upload functionality in connection with your Page
- Name Change and Merges
Name changes and merges must not result in a misleading or unintended connection and must not substantially change the Page’s subject matter
- Regulated Goods or Services
Pages promoting the sale of regulated goods or services must comply with our Community Standards.
- Driving Traffic to Third Party Apps and Sites
You must not accept anything of value to drive traffic to an app or site that engages in traffic arbitrage, or one that contains a disproportionate volume of ads relative to content, or content that is highly sexual, shocking, clickbait, or promotes scams.
- Sharing Content
Content you post to your Page may be reshared by other admins of the Page to other Afro Nations Products connected to the Page.
- Limited Originality of Content
Pages must not post or share content that primarily consists of minimal original content.
- Branded Content on Pages
- Branded Content
Branded content must comply with the Afro Nations Branded Content Policies.
- Show Pages
Show Pages must not include branded content within show marks or show trailers, and must comply with the Afro Nations Branded Content Policies.
- Necessary Disclosures
Your Page must include all necessary disclosures to people using Afro Nations, such as any disclosures needed to indicate the commercial nature of content posted by you.
- Jobs Policies
The following Jobs Policies provide guidance on what types of employment posts are allowed on Afro Nations. These policies, along with our Community Standards, govern posts for employment, including all Job posts on Pages and in Groups.
- Misleading, Deceptive, or Fraudulent Jobs
Job posts must not promote employment opportunities that are misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent.
- Illegal Products and Services
Job posts must not promote employment opportunities that involve illegal activity, products, or services.
Job posts must not discriminate against applicants based on any protected characteristics, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, disability, medical or genetic condition or any other basis protected under federal, state or local law. Job posts must comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination.
- Sexually Suggestive Jobs
Job posts must not promote employment opportunities in a sexually suggestive manner.
- Adult Products and Services
Job posts must not promote employment opportunities that require adult services or use of adult products.
- Personal Information
Job posts must not solicit personal identification or financial information from any potential applicants.
- Multilevel Marketing
Job posts must clearly and fully describe the product or business model it is promoting. Job posts must not promote employment opportunities for business models that offer quick compensation for little investment, including multi level marketing opportunities.
Job posts must not impersonate a brand, company, entity, or public figure. This includes falsely representing an association with a business.
- Drug-Related Products and Services
Job posts must not promote employment opportunities that involve illegal or recreational drugs, products, and services.
- Profanity and Grammar
Job posts must not contain profanity or bad grammar and punctuation. Symbols, numbers and letters must be used properly without the intention of circumventing our review process and enforcement systems.
- Events-Specific Policies
- Automated Events
Events cannot use automated means to generate event invites.
- Cost Disclosures
Events must provide clear and up-front disclosure for any actions or additional costs associated with an event ticket purchase.
- Misleading Event Changes
Changes to an event must not result in a misleading or unintended connection and must not substantially change the event.
5.3 Commerce policies
Products sold on Afro Nations must comply with our Commerce Policies. Additionally, products sold on Afro Nations must comply with Afro Nations’s Community Standards, Our Commerce Policies provide rules on the types of products and services that can be offered for sale on Afro Nations. Buyers and sellers are also responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations. Failure to comply may result in a variety of consequences, including, but not limited to, removal of listings and other content, rejection of product tags, or suspension or termination of access to any or all Afro Nations commerce surfaces or features. If you repeatedly post content that violates our policies, we may take additional action on your account. We reserve the right to reject, approve, or remove any listing for any reason at any time, in our sole discretion.
- Steps to Take if Disapproved
Appeal the Decision
If your listing has been rejected for violating our Commerce Policies and you feel it was a mistake, you can request a review by following these steps and we’ll take another look.
- Prohibited Content
Buying or selling of the following is prohibited on Afro Nations commerce surfaces and features:
Commerce listings must not violate our Community Standards.
- Adult Products
Listings may not promote the buying, selling, or use of adult products.
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of alcohol.
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of animals.
- Body Parts and Fluids
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of human body parts or fluids.
- Digital Media and Electronic Devices
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of devices that facilitate or encourage streaming digital content in an unauthorized manner or interfering with the functionality of electronic devices.
Listings, and commerce Messenger threads, must not wrongfully discriminate or suggest a preference for or against people because of a personal characteristic, included but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, marital status, disability, or medical or genetic condition. Listings must comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination. This includes but is not limited to discrimination for housing listings.
- Documents, Currency, and Financial Instruments
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of real or fake documents, currency, financial instruments and virtual currency.
Listings may not promote the buying, selling or facilitation of online gambling for money or money’s worth, including digital currencies. Online gambling includes gaming, betting, lotteries, raffles, casino, fantasy sports, bingo, poker and sweepstakes in an online environment.
- Hazardous Goods and Materials
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of hazardous materials and substances.
- Human Exploitation and Sexual Services
Listings may not promote any form of human trafficking, prostitution, escort, or sexual services.
- Ingestible Supplements
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of ingestible supplements.
Listings on commerce products may not promote job opportunities. This prohibition includes job opportunities that fully describe the associated product or business model, as well as job opportunities that are misleading, deceptive, fraudulent or have an unclear business model.
- Medical and Healthcare Products
Listings may not promote medical and healthcare products and services, including medical devices, or smoking cessation products containing nicotine.
- Misleading, Violent, or Hateful
Listings may not contain misleading, violent, or hateful products and offers.
- No Item for Sale
Listings may not promote news, humor, or other content that does not offer any product for sale.
- Prescription Products, Drugs, and Drug Paraphernalia
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of drugs, drug paraphernalia, or prescription products.
- Products with Overtly Sexualized Positioning
Listings may not position products or services in a sexually suggestive manner.
- Recalled Products
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of recalled products.
Services may not be listed.
- Stolen Goods
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of items that have been stolen.
- Subscriptions and Digital Products
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of downloadable digital content, digital subscriptions, and digital accounts.
- Third-Party Infringement
Listings may not contain content that infringes upon or violates the intellectual property rights of any third party, including copyright or trademark. This includes, but is not limited to, the promotion or sale of counterfeits, such as goods that copy the trademark (name or logo) and/or distinctive features of another company’s products to imitate a genuine product.
- Tobacco Products and Related Paraphernalia
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of tobacco products or tobacco paraphernalia.
- Weapons, Ammunition, and Explosives
Listings may not promote the buying, selling, or use of weapons, ammunition, and explosives.
- Restricted Content
The sale of the following is restricted on Afro Nations Commerce Products:
- Events or Admission Tickets
The buying and selling of tickets is restricted.
- Gift Cards and Vouchers
The buying and selling of gift cards or vouchers is restricted.