Keek Community Guidelines
Respect the Keek Community & Keek Responsibly
As Keek is an online community filled with a range of different and unique individuals, all users should strive to respect each other and be responsible for their own actions. Being respectful and responsible in the community means many different things to many different users, but some common guidelines are as follows:
- Don’t post harassing or hateful comments or keeks directed towards other members of the community, even if you do so in a joking manner. Other users may not feel the same about your point of view as you do.
- Not everyone will be able to agree on each other’s points of view. It is better to agree to disagree than to find yourself in an argument with another user. Ultimately, it is your decision as to which content you will view and which content you will ignore.
- Keek is a worldwide community and not everyone will like every person they come into contact with. You may come into contact with users that you do not like or that you do not trust. When you do come across a user that you do not wish to interact with, use the block feature to ensure that you won’t have to worry about them interacting with you in the future.
- Keek with safety in mind. The internet is a public forum and as such, anything that you put on the internet is openly accessible to the public worldwide. This means that once something is posted to the internet you will never be able to remove it with 100% certainty. While Keek has control over what is saved and displayed within the Keek website or app, we have no control over who may save content once it is posted to the public areas of the site; this includes content saved by other internet users, other websites, or search engines such as Google.
Content Flagged as Inappropriate
You can flag content as inappropriate by clicking on the small flag icon located on or near the content.
Abusing the flagging feature is not permitted and may result in account deactivation and/or banning from the site.
You can report a user to us by going to the bio section of their profile page and clicking on the report button located at the bottom of their bio section.
Abusing the reporting feature is not permitted and may result in account deactivation and/or banning from the site.
The following is a list of content that is not authorized to be shown on the site. This content should be flagged and/or the user should be reported to us immediately:
- Content that contains pornography or sexually explicit material, as well as nudity. Any content or user found to be displaying such content, or requesting such content, will be removed and banned from the site. Keek works closely with law enforcement and will report all cases of child exploitation.
- Content that involves animal abuse, graphic or gratuitous violence, or illegal acts.
- Content that is copyrighted, trademarked, or otherwise the protected intellectual property of another individual, business or group.
- Content that is discriminatory towards, or which attacks or demeans, an individual or group of individuals based on their race or ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, disability, social condition, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity.
- Users who post content that exhibits predatory behavior, stalking, or is fraudulent, threatening, harassing (bullying), or invades the privacy of other users, or that reveals other users' personal information, will have such content removed, their account deactivated, and will be banned from further use of the site.
- Spam will be detected by the system automatically and the user who posted the content will have their posting privileges blocked temporarily. A message will inform you if you have been blocked from posting. While the block is temporary, repeatedly being blocked for spamming may incur longer block times and/or account deactivation.
- Content that contains viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; including links to such content.
- Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity. Keek reserves the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames, or for any other purpose.
- Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, or solicitations of any kind.
- Content that may expose users to any harm or liability of any type will be removed. This includes, but is not limited to: content that reveals private information such as addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and/or credit card numbers. Should such private information be posted with consent, but still be deemed to be harmful to you or another user, the content will be removed.
Keek works closely with law enforcement officials. Should we perceive an instance of genuine harm, threat, or illegal activity, we may report the instance to law enforcement officials without warning the offending user.
Posting Content Without Consent
Try contacting the user and ask them to remove the content first. It may be an instance where the user posting the content didn’t know that you thought the content was private in nature or that you didn’t want the content to be posted. Also, be considerate to other users if they contact you to remove content that was posted without their consent. Please respect the privacy of others and remove the content when requested to do so.
Reporting an Underage ChildYOU MUST BE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO USE THIS SITE.
If you are aware of an account that was created by a child under the age of 13, you can report the child to us by emailing email@example.com with the following information:
- The URL of the child’s account;
- The full name of the child;
- The email address registered to the child’s account;
- The actual age of the child;
- A piece of identification that can be used to verify the child’s current age; and
- Your relationship to the child;
NOTE: If the age of the child cannot be verified through the information provided the account may remain active until such time as we are able to verify the age of the child.
Removing My Child’s Account
If your child is under the age of 13, please see the section entitled “Reporting an Underage Child” for information regarding how to remove the account.
If your child is 13 years of age or older and you are concerned about the content of his or her profile, we encourage you to begin by talking to your teen about the subject. Engaging in a dialogue with your teen about what is and is not appropriate content to post is usually the fastest and easiest way to address the issue. Talking with your teen can also help you better understand your teen’s interactions on Keek.
Removing a Deceased User’s Account
If you are an immediate family member of the deceased, or a person who is authorized to act on behalf of the estate of the deceased, you may submit a request for deactivation to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- A physical or electronic signature indicating your full name (typing your full name will suffice);
- A piece of government issued photo identification which will be used to verify your identity;
- Your relationship to the deceased or a statement identifying yourself as a person authorized to act on behalf of the estate of the deceased;
- Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an active email address;
- The username(s) of the account(s) that will be deactivated;
- The email address registered to the account(s);
- A copy of the deceased user’s death certificate; and
- A statement that you are requesting the deactivation of the deceased’s account;
NOTE: We will be unable to provide access to the account to anyone regardless of their relationship to the deceased. Once the request has been submitted, our staff will review the request and deactivate the account accordingly.
Recovering Access to My Account
If you are unable to login to your account, you can send a 'forgot password' email to the email address registered to your account here.
Unfortunately, if you do not have access to the email address that the account was registered under, we are unable to provide you with access to the account or any information pertaining to the account, nor will we be able to deactivate the account for you.
Information on Cyber Bullying
Cyber bullying occurs when an individual repeatedly harasses another online through text messages, or video messages, with the intent to cause harm to the other person.
It is important to note that bullying and harassment are deliberate and repeated actions intended to trouble, harm, or attack another person. If a user is merely stating an opinion that you do not agree with, this is not considered cyber bullying. However, if this person continuously harasses you in a hostile and intimidating manner then it is considered cyber bullying.
It is best not to engage the cyber bully in any way as they are often looking for other users to get involved. Simply cutting off communication with them and reporting them is the best and most effective way to deal with them.
You can find more information regarding bullying on our Safety Tips page.
I’m Showing Up in Google Searches, Why?
Google is a website which saves information from billions of other websites so that users can search for the information on the Google search page.
Any website that is publicly accessible can and will be saved by Google. As Keek is a public website, any information posted to the public areas of the site can and will be saved and indexed by Google. This includes keeks, comments, keekbacks, bio information such as full name, birthdate, description, as well as usernames, followers, etc. To see what information is publicly accessible, go to your profile page while logged out. Please note that your email address is not publicly visible.
If you wish to have your Profile and content removed from search engine websites, you may make a request to be excluded by clicking here. Once you have submitted a request to be excluded it may take several days to have your Profile and content removed. Please be aware that in some rare cases it may take up to two months or more to have your Profile and content removed.
If you encounter a user who is potentially suicidal, seeking help, or is harming themselves, it is best to take such situations seriously. If you are comfortable interacting with the person you can offer support or guidance. Listed below are some support outlets that you can also share with the user.
If you yourself are suicidal, seeking help, or are engaging in self-harm actions, please consider seeking professional support, help, and guidance. There are many outlets available to help you through these tough times. Often times there are more people who care for you and wish to help you than you may realize. Finding someone to talk to can really help and the resources listed below are a good place to start.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (US) – 1-800-273-TALK - http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
- The Trevor Project (LGBTQ) - 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386) - http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
- The JED Foundation - http://jedfoundation.org/
- International Helplines & Centres - http://befrienders.org
- International Suicide Prevention Hotlines: http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html
- Samaritans - 08457 90 90 90 (UK) - 1850 60 90 90 (ROI) - http://www.samaritans.org/
- S.A.F.E Alternatives (International) - 1-800-DON’T-CUT - http://www.selfinjury.com/
- Self-injury Outreach & Support (SiOS) - http://www.sioutreach.org/
- Harmless (UK) - 0115 934 8445 - http://www.harmless.org.uk/
- Selfharm.co.uk (UK) - http://www.selfharm.co.uk/
Crisis & Other Resources:
- Youth America Hotline (US) – 1-877-YOUTHLINE - http://www.youthline.us/
- Kids Help Phone (CAN) - 1-800-668-6868 - http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx
- REACH OUT - http://us.reachout.com
- ChildLine (UK) – 0800 1111 - http://www.childline.org.uk
- Lifeline (AU) – 13 11 14 - http://www.lifeline.org.au/
- Kids Help Line (AU) – 1800 55 1800 - http://www.kidshelp.com.au/
- Headspace (AU) - http://www.headspace.org.au/
- SANE (AU) - 1800 18 SANE (7263) - http://www.sane.org
- Depression Hurts (CAN) - http://www.depressionhurts.ca
- Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (US) - http://www.dbsalliance.org
- Mind (UK) - http://www.mind.org.uk/
- Beyond Blue (AU) – 1300 22 4636 - http://www.beyondblue.org.au
- National Dating Abuse Helpline (US) - 1-866-331-9474 – http://www.loveisrespect.org/
- National Child Abuse Hotline (US) - 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) - http://www.childhelp.com/
- This is Abuse (UK) - http://thisisabuse.direct.gov.uk/
- Youth Say No (AU) - http://www.youthsayno.wa.gov.au/
- The Line (AU) - 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) - http://www.theline.gov.au/
- Love, The Good, The Bag, and the Ugly (AU) - http://lovegoodbadugly.com/
Last updated on February 1, 2013