BUDDYBET COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

Last Updated: 25 November 2021

Overview

Buddybet offers a social network like no other, allowing you to enter into friendly wagers with your family, friends and colleagues.

To enhance your experience, you are able to post, comment, discuss, vote and debate, in a safe, friendly and respectful manner.

Buddybet has established its Community Guidelines to help you understand:

  • what type of behaviour is inappropriate on our platform;
  • what tools are available to you to reduce such behaviour; and
  • how we respond to inappropriate behaviour.

Our Community Guidelines are to be read in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, Responsible Gambling Statement and Betting Guidelines (“Customer Terms”).

Inappropriate Behaviour

Set out below is a high-level overview of the type of behaviour that is not permitted on our platform (whether in the form of a bet, comment, post, image, profile or otherwise).

  • Harassment

Intentionally harassing, bullying, threatening, intimidating or abusing another person or group.

  • Threatening Violence, Injury or Death

Participating in, encouraging, incentivising, glorifying, inciting or calling for violence or physical harm, injury or death against people, groups, places or animals.

  • Hate

Vilifying, humiliating, harassing, promoting identity-based attacks against, promoting hatred against or threatening violence against another person or group.

  • Unlawful or Dangerous Acts

Participating in, encouraging, incentivising, glorifying, inciting or calling for conduct that:

    • is unlawful;
    • may result in harm, injury, illness or death to any person, group or animal;
    • may result in damage to or loss of property; or
    • otherwise presents any safety risk or could expose us to any liability to a third party.
    • Sharing Personal Information

Sharing or threatening to share private, personal or confidential information about another person or group.

  • Prohibited Transactions

Soliciting or facilitating illegal transactions or prohibited goods and services.

  • Abusing Reporting Tools

Using Buddybet’s reporting tools to spam, harass, bully, intimidate, abuse or create hostility against another person or group.

  • Impersonation or other misleading conduct

Impersonating a person or group, other than yourself, or otherwise actin in a misleading and deceptive way (such as by suggesting that you have an affiliation or association that you do not have).

  • Infringing Intellectual Property rights

Posting content that infringes copyright rights, trademarks or other rights of another person or group.

  • Spam

Sending unwanted or unsolicited material to another person or group.

  • Sexual or Suggestive Content

Soliciting, sharing, threatening to share or encouraging the sharing of sexual or suggestive content.

  • Other

Any other type of behaviour or activity which Buddybet, at its sole discretion, deems inappropriate.

Reporting

Reporting inappropriate behaviour is the best way of bringing a breach of the Community Guidelines to our attention.

Within the Buddybet App, on iPhone and Android, you are able to notify us of inappropriate behaviour by:

  1. tapping , which will appear on the top right corner of each bet, comment, or post;
  2. selecting “Report” from the on-screen options;
  3. selecting the type of inappropriate behaviour you wish to report from the on-screen options;
  4. detailing reasons for making the report (*optional*); and
  5. selecting “Submit”.

Each report sent by you will remain anonymous, except where you are reporting a copyright or trademark infringement.

If you wish to report another account, you can do so by clicking into the relevant profile and tapping  on the top right corner and following the same prompts as above.

Alternatively, you are welcome to send us an email about your concerns to support@buddybet.com.

We appreciate that reporting disturbing behaviour or content can be difficult for some and we encourage you to seek external help and/or support if required.

Blocking Users

If you wish to block another account on Buddybet, you can do so.

An account that has been blocked by you, will not be able to detect, search, find or view your profile or our content. However, if you have an active or resulted bet with an account that you have blocked, the bet will remain be visible from within “My Bets”.

You can block another account by clicking into their profile and tapping “Block”.

If you wish to unblock an account, you can do so by clicking into their profile and tapping “Unblock”.

Content

You should not submit content on Buddybet that you do not have the rights or authority to share. Doing so may expose you to liability.

Buddybet may use your content to operate its services and for broadcast, distribution, or publication.

Any ideas, suggestions and feedback you provide to us can be freely used by us.

We may, in our sole discretion, delete or remove your content at any time and for any reason.

Your use of any content that third parties post on Buddybet is at your own risk.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information about content rights.

Your rights

We respect the property of others and expect you to do the same.

If you believe that any content on Buddybet infringes your copyright rights, trade marks or any of your other rights, you can report it to us at support@buddybet.com.

If you falsely report an infringement, you may be liable for costs and damages.

We will notify you if we remove content you have posted in response to an infringement report made by someone else.

Enforcement

If we suspect that our Community Guidelines have been disregarded, we, in our sole and absolute discretion, have a number of ways to enforce them. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Asking you to stop engaging in certain conduct;
  • Temporary or permanent suspension of your account;
  • Removal of privileges from, or adding restrictions to, your account; and
  • Removal of content.

Review

If you believe your account has been unfairly or incorrectly affected by our enforcement procedures, please email us at support@buddybet.com.