iYap Policies and Safety

When you use IYapLive, you join a community of people from all over the world. Every cool, new community feature on IYapLive involves a certain level of trust. Millions of users respect that trust and we trust you to be responsible too. Following the guidelines below helps to keep IYapLive fun and enjoyable for everyone.

You might not like everything you see on IYapLive. If you think content is inappropriate, use the flagging feature to submit it for review by our IYapLive staff. Our staff carefully reviews flagged content 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to determine whether there’s a violation of our Community Guidelines.

Here are some common-sense rules that'll help you steer clear of trouble. Please take these rules seriously and take them to heart. Don't try to look for loopholes or try to lawyer your way around the guidelines—just understand them and try to respect the spirit in which they were created.

Nudity or sexual content
IYapLive is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. If this describes your video, even if it's a video of yourself, don't post it on IYapLive. Also, be advised that we work closely with law enforcement and we report child exploitation.

Harmful or dangerous content
Don't post videos that encourage others to do things that might cause them to get badly hurt, especially kids. Videos showing such harmful or dangerous acts may get age-restricted or removed depending on their severity.

Hateful content
Our products are platforms for free expression. But we don't support content that promotes or condones violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, caste, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or content that incites hatred on the basis of these core characteristics.

Violent or graphic content
It's not okay to post violent or gory content that's primarily intended to be shocking, sensational, or gratuitous. If posting graphic content in a news or documentary context, please be mindful to provide enough information to help people understand what's going on in the video. Don't encourage others to commit specific acts of violence.

Harassment and cyberbullying
It’s not ok to post abusive videos and comments on IYapLive. If harassment crosses the line into a malicious attack it can be reported and may be removed. In other cases, users may be mildly annoying or petty and should be ignored.

Spam, misleading metadata, and scams
Everyone hates spam. Don't create misleading descriptions, tags, titles, or thumbnails in order to increase views. It's not okay to post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content, including comments and private messages.

Things like predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, invading privacy, revealing other people's personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts or to violate the Terms of Use are taken very seriously. Anyone caught doing these things may be permanently banned from IYapLive. 

Respect copyright. Only upload videos that you made or that you're authorized to use. This means don't upload videos you didn't make, or use content in your videos that someone else owns the copyright to, such as music tracks, snippets of copyrighted programs, or videos made by other users, without necessary authorizations. Visit our Copyright Center for more information.

If someone has posted your personal information or uploaded a video of you without your consent, you can request removal of content based on our Privacy Guidelines.

Accounts that are established to impersonate another channel or individual may be removed under our impersonation policy.

Child Safety
Learn about how we protect minors in the IYapLive ecosystem. Also, be advised that we work closely with law enforcement and we report child endangerment.
Additional policies

Additional policies on a range of subjects.
If an IYapLive creator’s on- and/or off-platform behavior harms our users, community, employees or ecosystem, we may respond based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, the egregiousness of their actions and whether a pattern of harmful behavior exists.
Our response will range from suspending a creator’s privileges to account termination.

Your safety is important to us. Learn more about IYapLive tools and resources, and get tips on many topics below.

Teen safety
Here are some useful tools and friendly tips for staying safe on IYapLive.

Restricted mode
Screen out potentially objectionable content that you or your family may not want see.

Suicide and self-injury
You’re not alone. Need support? For free, confidential 24/7 support in the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. 

Educator resources
Here are some resources to help empower you and your students to stay safe online.

Parent resources
Tools and resources to help you manage your family’s experience on IYapLive. 

Additional resources
More helpful information and resources for IYapLive users.

Privacy and safety settings
Quick access to privacy and safety settings.

Legal policies
Information on our legal removals policies and the process for submitting complaints.

Learn about reporting content on IYapLive and how we enforce our Community Guidelines.

Report a video
When, why and how to flag content.

Report an abusive user
Directly file a report here. 
Report a legal complaint
Directly file a report here.

Report a privacy violation
Let us know if videos or comments on the site violate your privacy or sense of safety.

Other reporting options
When flagging a video does not accurately capture your issue.

Age Restrictions
Sometimes a video doesn't violate our guidelines, but might not be appropriate for everyone so may be age-restricted.

Community Guidelines strikes
What they are and how we handle them.

Account terminations
Serious or repeated violations Community Guidelines violations can lead to account termination.

Appealing video strikes
What to do if you get a strike.