11. Privacy Violations and Image Privacy Rights

Policy Rationale

Privacy and the protection of personal information are fundamentally important values for 0censor. We work hard to keep your account secure and safeguard your personal information in order to protect you from potential physical or financial harm. You should not post personal or confidential information about others without first getting their consent. We also provide people with ways to report imagery that they believe to be in violation of their privacy rights.

Do not post:

Content that facilitates identity theft by posting or soliciting personally identifiable information, including (but not limited to):

  • National identification numbers, Social Security numbers, passport numbers, or exam numbers
  • Government IDs
  • School and education IDs featuring two of the following: (1) name, (2) photo, or (3) ID number
  • Digital identities, including passwords

Content that contains medical/psychological, biometric, or genetic records or official documentation of others

Content that facilitates identity theft by sharing personally identifiable information via an external link

Content that facilitates identity theft by sharing private financial information of an organization or business

Content that facilitates identity theft by disclosing the following personal financial information (of either the self or others):

  • Bank account and/or card information
  • Financial records paired with account information

Content that facilitates identity theft by sharing the private contact information of others defined as:

  • Private phone numbers or addresses
  • Email, Messenger, and chat identities
  • The above information may be shared to promote charitable causes, non-violating services, or to facilitate finding missing people or animals

Except in limited cases of newsworthiness, content claimed or confirmed to come from a hacked source, regardless of whether the affected person is a public figure or a private individual.

Content that identifies individuals by name and depicts their personal information, including:

  • Driver’s licenses, Government IDs other than driver’s licenses, Green Cards, or immigration papers
  • Marriage, birth, and name change certificates
  • Digital identities, including passwords
  • License plates

Content that includes photographs that display the external view of private residences if the following conditions apply:

  • The residence is a single-family home, or the resident’s unit number is identified in the image/caption
  • The city or neighborhood is identified
  • A resident is mentioned or depicted
  • That same resident objects to the exposure of their private residence

Content that exposes the undercover status of law enforcement personnel if:

  • The content contains the agent’s full name or other explicit identification and explicitly mentions their undercover status, or
  • The content contains images identifying the faces of the law enforcement personnel and explicitly mentions their undercover status

Content that exposes information about safe houses by sharing any of the below, unless the safe house is actively promoting its location, contact information, or the type of service and protection it offers through comments, posts, Pages or Groups:

  • The actual address of the safe house (post box only is allowed), Images of the safe house,
  • Identifiable city/neighborhood of the safe house, or
  • Information outing residents of the safe house

The following content also may be removed:

  • A reported photo or video of people where the person depicted in the image is:
    • A minor under thirteen years old and the content was reported by the minor or a parent or legal guardian,
    • A minor between thirteen and eighteen years old and the content was reported by the minor,
    • An adult, where the content was reported by the adult from outside the United States and applicable law may provide rights to removal
    • Any person who is incapacitated and unable to report the content on their own