Community Standards


Every day, people come to Hummr to share their stories, get help and help others and connect with friends and causes. We recognize how important it is for Hummr to be a place where people feel empowered to communicate, and we take our role in keeping abuse off our service seriously. That’s why we have developed a set of Community Standards that outline what is and is not allowed on Hummr. Our Standards apply around the world to all types of content. They’re designed to be comprehensive – for example, content that might not be considered hate speech may still be removed for violating our bullying policies. The goal of our Community Standards is to encourage expression and create a safe environment.

1. Violence and Graphic Content

We remove content that glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others because it may create an environment that discourages participation. We allow graphic content (with some limitations) to help people raise awareness about issues. We know that people value the ability to discuss important issues like human rights abuses or acts of terrorism. We also know that people have different sensitivities with regard to graphic and violent content. For that reason, we add a warning label to especially graphic or violent content so that it is not available to people under the age of eighteen and so that people are aware of the graphic or violent nature before they click to see it.

2. Adult Nudity and Sexual Activity

We restrict the display of nudity or sexual activity because some people in our community may be sensitive to this type of content. Additionally, we default to removing sexual imagery to prevent the sharing of non-consensual or underage content. Restrictions on the display of sexual activity also apply to digitally created content unless it is posted for educational, humorous, or satirical purposes. Our nudity policies have become more nuanced over time. We understand that nudity can be shared for a variety of reasons, including as a form of protest, to raise awareness about a cause, or for educational or medical reasons. Where such intent is clear, we make allowances for the content. For example, while we restrict some images of female breasts that include the nipple, we allow other images, including those depicting acts of protest, women actively engaged in breast-feeding, and photos of post-mastectomy scarring. We also allow photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures.

Do not post:

Images of

  • 2.1 Real nude adults, where nudity is defined as
    • 2.1.1 Visible genitalia except in the context of birth giving and after-birth moments or health-related situations (for example, gender confirmation surgery, genitalia self-examination for cancer or disease prevention/assessment)

2.1.2 Visible anus and/or fully nude close-ups of buttocks unless photoshopped on a public figure

    • 2.1.3 Uncovered female nipples except in the context of breastfeeding, birth giving and after-birth moments, health-related situations (for example, post-mastectomy, breast cancer awareness or gender confirmation surgery) or an act of protest


  • 2.2 Sexual activity, including 
Sexual intercourse
    • 2.2.1 Explicit sexual intercourse, defined as mouth or genitals entering or in contact with another person's genitals or anus, where at least one person's genitals are nude

    • 2.2.2 Implied sexual intercourse, defined as mouth or genitals entering or in contact with another person's genitals or anus, even when the contact is not directly visible, except in cases of a sexual health context, advertisements, and recognized fictional images or with indicators of fiction

Implied stimulation of genitalia/anus, defined as stimulating genitalia/anus or inserting objects into genitalia/anus, even when the activity is not directly visible, except in cases of sexual health context, advertisements, and recognized fictional images or with indicators of fiction


  • 2.3 Other sexual activities including (but not limited to)

    • 2.3.1 Erections

    • 2.3.2 Presence of by-products of sexual activity

    • 2.3.3 Stimulating genitals or anus, even if above or under clothing

    • 2.3.4 Use of sex toys, even if above or under clothing

    • 2.3.5 Stimulation of naked human nipples

    • 2.3.6 Squeezing naked female breast except in breastfeeding context


  • 2.4 Fetish content that involves
    • 2.4.1 Acts that are likely to lead to the death of a person or animal

    • 2.4.2 Dismemberment

    • 2.4.3 Cannibalism

    • 2.4.4 Feces, urine, spit, snot, menstruation, or vomit


  • 2.5 Digital content that meets our definition of sexual activity unless any of the following conditions exist
    • 2.5.1 Content where the sexual activity (intercourse or other sexual activities) is not directly visible

    • 2.5.2 Content was posted in a satirical or humorous context

    • 2.5.3 Content was posted in an educational or scientific context

    • 2.5.4 Imagery is not sufficiently detailed and only body shapes or contours are visible

  • 2.6 Sexually explicit language, defined as description that goes beyond mere mention of
    • 2.6.1 A state of sexual arousal

    • 2.6.2 An act of sexual intercourse or sexual activity, unless posted in an attempt at humor or satire, or is educational in nature

3. Sexual Solicitation

People use Hummr to discuss and draw attention to sexual violence and exploitation. We recognize the importance of and want to allow for this discussion. We draw the line, however, when content facilitates, encourages or coordinates sexual encounters between adults. We also restrict sexually explicit language that may lead to solicitation because some audiences within our global community may be sensitive to this type of content and it may impede the ability for people to connect with their friends and the broader community.

4. Spam

We work hard to limit the spread of commercial spam to prevent false advertising, fraud, and security breaches, all of which detract from people's ability to share and connect. We do not allow people to use misleading or inaccurate information to collect likes, followers, or shares.

5. Intellectual Property

Hummr takes intellectual property rights seriously and believes they are important to promoting expression, creativity, and innovation in our community. You own all of the content and information you post on Hummr, and you control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. However, before sharing content on Hummr, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect other people’s copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights. We are committed to helping people and organizations promote and protect their intellectual property rights. Hummr's Terms of Service do not allow people to post content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark.

Upon receipt of a report from a rights holder or an authorized representative, we will remove or restrict content that engages in:
  • Copyright infringement
  • Trademark infringement

6. User Requests

We comply with:
  • User requests for removal of their own account

  • Requests for removal of a deceased user’s account from a verified immediate family member or executor

  • Requests for removal of an incapacitated user’s account from an authorized representative

7. Additional Protection of Minors

We comply with:
  • Requests for removal of an underage account

  • Government requests for removal of child abuse imagery depicting, for example, beating by an adult or strangling or suffocating by an adult

  • Legal guardian requests for removal of attacks on unintentionally famous minors