Rules of Conduct


Community Guidelines

Perch is about never missing a moment. This durability encourages candid depiction of life allowing others to take part in selecting moments for preservation. We have guidelines intended to keep Perch open and safe:

  • Do not broadcast pornographic or overtly sexual content
  • Do not publish explicitly graphic content or media that is intended to incite violent, illegal or dangerous activities
  • Respect each other. Do not abuse, harass or post others’ private, confidential information
  • Do not impersonate to mislead or deceive
  • Do not spam

Perch reserves the right to allow sensitive content when it offers artistic, educational, scientific or newsworthy. Remember, Perch is not to be used for any unlawful purposes or in furthering any illegal activity.

Graphic Content

Explicit graphic content includes, but is not limited to, depictions of child abuse, animal abuse or bodily harm. Perch is not for content that is intended to incite violence, or includes a direct and specific threat of violence to others.

Private Information

Respect the privacy of others. Do not publish another person’s private or confidential information. Examples of private information include:

  • Social security or other national identity numbers
  • Credit card information
  • Addresses or locations are considered and treated private
  • Non-public, personal phone numbers and emails
  • Intimate videos or photos taken or distributed without the subject’s consent
  • Videos or images that are considered and treated as private under applicable laws

While you may feel certain information is private, not all publishing of information may be in violation of this policy. We may consider the context and nature of the information posted, local privacy laws, and other case-specific facts when determining if this policy has been violated.

Impersonation

Do not impersonate with the intent to mislead, confuse or deceive others. Parody, commentary, or fan accounts should be clearly labeled. For example, in your account bio write, “This is a parody account” or use a descriptive username, e.g., NotCNN.

Spam

Spam sucks. It ruins things for everyone. Do not use Perch to spam anyone. User abuse and technical abuse will not be tolerated and both are grounds for account suspension.

  • Malware / Phishing: publishing or linking to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another user’s account or device, or to compromise a user’s privacy or login information
  • Serial Accounts: creating multiple accounts for disruptive or abusive purposes
  • Selling Accounts: purchasing or selling Perch accounts
  • Invitation Spam: repeatedly following and unfollowing people
  • Broadcast spam:
    • Broadcasting for the sole purpose of directing users to an external site or service
    • Posting misleading broadcast titles, especially with the intent to redirect the viewer to an external site or service
    • Purchasing favorites or paying to get a broadcast or clip ‘shared’ to advertise a service or link
    • Using or promoting third-party sites or services that claim to get you more favorites or followers

Perch Copyright & DMCA Policy

Help Perch respect the intellectual property rights of others. Perch will respond if given notice of an alleged copyright infringement that complies with applicable law and is properly provided to us.

If you believe that your content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information:

  • a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf;
  • identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material:
    • username, (e.g.,appleco),
    • broadcast title,
    • date,
    • time,
    • broadcast URL, if available
  • your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner

We reserve the right to remove content alleged to be infringing without prior notice and at our sole discretion. In appropriate circumstances, Perch will also terminate a user’s account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer.