To respect our vTime “Three Golden Rules” and comply with our Community Guidelines you must comply with our Acceptable Use Policy
You are encouraged to be yourself on the System rather than to adopt a false identity or character.
Users should be aware of those with whom they are sharing their experiences and should conduct themselves accordingly. Not everyone using the System is over 18 and therefore some discussion topics or content may not be suitable or appropriate for those individuals, even if it does not contravene our Community Guidelines and Content Standards (defined below). You should ensure that those people with whom you share content are consenting and not made to feel uncomfortable. Other users may block and/or report you if they feel you contravene our Community Guidelines and Content Standards.
The System provides an online social experience. As such it is not always within our ability to control each user’s experience. We cannot, for example, prevent users engaging in conversation or sharing content that some users may find upsetting, but which does not contravene our Community Guidelines and Content Standards.
Users are advised to utilise the Blocking function to ensure they are not connected to users whom they find to be disagreeable.
Users are also able to use the Reporting function.
Communication via the System is transient and in general is not recorded, therefore we are unable to investigate all occurrences and reports. In some cases it will be one user’s word against another.
We will keep track of blocks and reports (both by and against each user) and to what they relate. We will take any action we consider appropriate in our sole discretion, in particular for repeat offenders.
We reserve the right to record, preserve and listen in to user experiences on the System for technical, training, or investigation purposes.
All the above are forbidden regardless of the means used, including but not limited to, hacking or by the introduction of any worms, Trojan horses, viruses, unauthorised, malicious or harmful code or other harmful software. Some of the acts described above may be criminal acts under the UK’s Computer Misuse Act 1990, the U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 or other applicable laws.
You also agree:
We may from time to time provide the following interactive services (the “Interactive Services”) within the System, including, without limitation:
Where we do provide any Interactive Service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of Interactive Service offered, if such Interactive Services are moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
We will make commercially reasonable efforts to assess possible risks for users (and, in particular, for children) from third parties when users use any Interactive Services, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant Interactive Service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any Interactive Service we provide on the System, and we expressly exclude and disclaim any liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any Interactive Services by a user, whether the Interactive Service is moderated or not.
Our apps and services are not intended for children (anyone under 16 years of age) and accordingly, children are not permitted to use our Interactive Services, even if they have consent of the parent or guardian.
Where we do moderate an Interactive Service, we may provide users with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
You agree to comply with the following Content Standards that apply to each Contribution and Submission, in whole or in part.
Contributions and Submissions must not:
If we determine, in our sole discretion, that a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy has occurred, we may take such actions as we deem appropriate in response to such breach.
We disclaim any liability for actions taken by us in response to breaches of our Acceptable Use Policy. The responses described in this Acceptable Use Policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we deem appropriate to respond to a breach.
We may revise this Acceptable Use Policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this Acceptable Use Policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the System. All such revisions are effective immediately upon notice thereof, which we may give by any means, including, but not limited to, by posting a revised version of this Acceptable Use Policy on the System, or providing other notice via the System. We expressly reserve the right to make any changes to this Acceptable Use Policy at any time, without prior notice to you. Our electronically or otherwise properly stored copies of this Acceptable Use Policy shall be deemed to be the true, complete, valid, authentic, and enforceable copy of the version of the Acceptable Use Policy which were in force on each respective date you visited the System.
You may wish to report violations of this Policy such as:
We reserve the right to remove Contributions or Submissions alleged to be infringing or in breach of this Policy without prior notice, at our sole discretion, and without liability to you. In appropriate circumstances, we will also terminate a user’s account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer.
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Reports: ONLINE FORM: at www.vtime.net
As well as reporting other users, you can block and unblock users and provide reasons for taking such action. For persistent users of the blocking and unblocking functions, the ability to reblock a particular user may be suspended for longer than one month.
As standard we will operate a three strikes rule before suspending any user’s account, but this may depend on the severity of the activity and the regularity. Some behaviour may result in an instant permanent ban, other behaviour may be temporary or banned pending further investigation to be determined at our sole discretion. We may also take similar action against any user considered, at our sole discretion, to be misusing the blocking or reporting functions.
For non-severe reports, we intend, at our sole discretion, to remove the report from the user’s account after six months.
This policy was last updated on March 12th, 2019.