Code Of Conduct

Our Code(s) of Conduct (C.O.D.) guides your relationship with CT3, your use of CT3, as well as your access to our services and products. By accessing CT3, you agree to our terms and values. These C.O.D. are designed to enable productive, polite discourse among people with differing interests, life experiences, and viewpoints.

Our goal is to provide all community members with a welcoming, nonpartisan Community. We know the First Amendment does not apply to private companies such as CT3, However, our mission is to create a social platform that embodies spirit of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. We prefer that removing users or user-provided content be kept to the absolute minimum. We prefer to leave decisions about what is seen and who is heard to everyone. In no case will CT3 decide what content will be removed or filtered, or whose account will be removed, based on the opinion expressed within the content at issue.  CT3’s policies are, to use a well-known concept in First Amendment law, “viewpoint neutral”. We do not curate your feed; we do not pretend to be qualified to do so.  We believe only you are qualified to curate your feed, and so we give you the tools you need to do it yourself. To that end, CT3 offers several features—including the ability to block other users, and report offensive or inappropriate material.  We encourage you to use these tools.

However, CT3 is not a “safe place” you may encounter something you do not agree with, and we expect you to deal with it as a mature adult.  You have options use them and be respectful.

At CT3, we’re committed to continuous improvement toward fulfilling our mission.  Accordingly, these C.O.D. are subject to modification, unilaterally by CT3, at any time and without notice.

Value #1:

CT3 will not knowingly allow itself to be used as a tool for crime, civil torts, or other unlawful acts. We will remove reported user content that a reasonable and objective observer would believe constitutes or evidence such activity. We may also remove the accounts of users who use our platform in this way. Sometimes the law properly requires us to exclude content from our platform once it is reported to us or to our Community Jury—content we would make it a priority to exclude anyway.

Obvious examples include:

  • Child sexual abuse material,
  • Content posted by or on behalf of terrorist organizations,
  • Intellectual property theft.

However, even when the law may not require us to flag or remove reported content, or to ban a user, we will nonetheless do so when we deem it necessary to prevent our services from being used by someone in the commission of a crime or civil tort—particularly when these are likely to interfere with our mission of providing a welcoming, nonpartisan Community.

Examples include:

  • Criminal sollicitation
  • Fraud
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Finally, while CT3 allows the posting of “Not Safe for Work” and “trolling” content, you do have the options to block and report or just don’t “connect” with the user.

Value #2:

Posting spam and using bots are nuisances and are not conducive to productive and polite discourse. In addition, it is unjust to our Influencers and creators, who have put time and effort into building their following and goodwill, and who deserve unfettered enjoyment of the effects of their hard work. The use of our mute and block features, by individual users, is often adequate to address problems with spam. But whenever it is not, and particularly when the behavior negatively affects the ability of those participating in our Influencer Network to monetize themselves, CT3 will remove accounts of those who engage in this behavior. A detailed discussion of the types of actions encompassed by these two principles is available here:

https://legal.CT3.com/documents/Elaboration-on-C.O.D..pdf

Reporting Violations:

CT3 relies upon its community members to report violations of these C.O.D. Read more about how it works here:

You can report violations directly from your Profile or on the offenders Profile.