Community Guidelines

Freddie’s mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. We are building a global community where people can create and share, discover the world around them, and connect with others across the globe through the lens of design. As we grow, we are committed to maintaining a supportive environment for our community. Our Community Guidelines define a set of norms and common code of conduct for Freddie; they provide guidance on what is and is not allowed to make a welcoming space for everyone.

At Freddie, we prioritize safety, diversity, inclusion, and authenticity. We encourage members to celebrate what makes them unique and viewers to engage in what inspires them; and we believe that a safe environment helps everyone express themselves openly.

Our Community Guidelines apply to everyone and to everything on Freddie, and your use of the Services and the Site constitute your express consent to these Community Guidelines. We proactively enforce them using a mix of technology and human moderation before content gets reported to us. For these reasons, Freddie has the right to monitor accounts to create an authentic environment that highlight the work of interior designers.  Freddie has the right to suspend accounts or remove images should they misrepresent and not rightfully show their own original content.  Freddie encourages creativity amongst members and creative expression.  Should there be abuse or harassment on Freddie, you are in violation of the inclusive and collaborative community that Freddie stands for.

Individuals will be notified of our decisions and can appeal if they believe no violation has occurred. We will suspend or ban members that are involved in severe or repeated violations; when warranted, we will report the accounts to relevant legal authorities. From time to time we will update our Community Guidelines to evolve as part of our commitment to keeping Freddie a safe place for creativity and joy.

No hateful Content: We don’t allow content that attacks, denigrates, intimidates, dehumanizes, incites or threatens hatred, violence, prejudicial or discriminatory action against individuals or groups because of their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or disability status. Hate groups are not permitted. Do not use racial, religious, or other slurs that incite or promote hatred, or any other content intended to create division.

No Sexual Harassment or Advances: We don’t allow unwanted expressions of attraction, desire, requests for a romantic relationship, sexual advances or innuendo, or lewd remarks. Do not use Freddie to pursue romantic connections, ask for romantic dates, or provide sexual commentary on someone’s appearance.

No Harassment or Bullying: We don’t allow bullying or harassment. This includes abusive language, revealing others’ personal or sensitive information (aka “doxing”), or inciting or engaging others to do any of the same.

No Violence or Threats: We don’t allow threatening or inciting violence of any kind. We don’t allow individuals or groups that engage in or promote violence, property damage, or organized criminal activity. You may not use Freddie to express support for such individuals or groups or to otherwise glorify violence.

No Harmful or Offensive Material: We don’t allow content that is excessively gruesome or shocking. This includes content that is sadistic or gratuitously graphic, such as the depiction of severe physical violence. We don’t allow content or activities that promote, organize, depict, or facilitate criminal activity. We also don’t allow content depicting or promoting instructional weapon making, drug abuse, and threats of theft. Do not engage in or promote non-consensual sexually explicit content (e.g., revenge porn), escort services, prostitution, exploitation of children, or human trafficking. Do not share content or activities that promote or encourage suicide or any type of self-injury, including self-mutilation and eating disorders. If you see signs that someone may be considering self-harm, please report it.

No False or Misleading Content: Do not share content in a way that you know is, or think may be, misleading or inaccurate, including misinformation or disinformation. Do not share content to interfere with or improperly influence an election or another civic process. We may prevent you from posting content from sites that are known to produce or contain misinformation. Do not post “deepfake” images or videos of others or otherwise post content that has been manipulated to deceive.

No Fake Profiles: We don’t allow fake profiles or entities. Do not post misleading or deceptive information about yourself, your business, your qualifications, work experience, affiliations, or achievements. Do not use an image of someone else, or any other image that is not your likeness, for your profile photo. Do not associate yourself with a business or organization that you are not actually associated with. Do not use or attempt to use another person’s account or create a member profile for anyone other than yourself.

No Spam or Scams: We don’t allow untargeted, irrelevant, obviously unwanted, unauthorized, inappropriately commercial or promotional, or gratuitously repetitive messages or other similar content. Do not use our invitation feature to send promotional messages to people you don’t know or to otherwise spam people. Please make the effort to create original, professional, relevant, and interesting content in order to gain popularity, instead of trying ways to artificially increase the number of views, shares, likes, or comments. Respond authentically to others’ content and don’t agree with others ahead of time to like or re-share each other’s content. Pyramid Schemes, chain letters, phishing schemes, or any other scams are also prohibited.

Respect others’ privacy: You may not solicit email addresses or other personal information from other members you don’t know without authorization; use, disclose or distribute any data obtained in violation of any of our policies or agreements; disclose information that you don’t have the right to disclose (such as personal or confidential information of others, including your employer); or post or distribute content depicting children without the necessary consent from their legal guardian or parent. Don’t use others’ names, likenesses, or photos to suggest an endorsement of a product, service, or investment without their prior consent.

Comply with the law: You must comply with all applicable laws, including, for example, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements. Do not use the Services to create or operate a pyramid scheme, engage in fraud, or to sell or promote illegal products, including drugs.

Respect the intellectual property of others and do not violate the intellectual property rights of others: We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Do not violate the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights. For example, do not copy or distribute (except through the available sharing functionality) the posts or other content of others without their permission, which they may give by posting under a Creative Commons license.

No Unauthorized Use or Access: Access Freddie only in the manner that we expressly authorize, for the tasks that it is intended for. Do not access Freddie except through the interfaces intentionally provided by us, such as joinfreddie.com.  Any use of or attempt to retrieve source code that is not public is unauthorized.

No Interference with the Functionality of the Site or Services: Do not interfere with the functionality of, or our rights in, the Freddie service. Do not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on any Service.

Respect our rules: You must follow the spirit and letter of our rules, agreements, and policies. Do not violate any additional terms concerning the specific Freddie services that are provided when you sign up for or start using such services.