War On Cancer’s utmost priority is the safety of its community and we recognise how important it is to feel safe online. In order to ensure this, please read and adopt the following guidelines to maintain a safe and respectful community for everyone. If your content breaches these guidelines, we reserve the right to restrict your access to the War On Cancer app.
Contents of guidelines
- What our community is about
- What you agree to when signing up and guidelines
- What to do when you see someone breaching these guidelines
- Safety tips
- Personal privacy
What our community is about
1. Meaningful connections
Finding connections through shared experiences remind us we're not alone. Listen, support, and share to nurture these purposeful connections.
Having a diverse community with varied walks of life is celebrated. This community welcomes anyone in the world impacted by cancer and does not tolerate discrimination.
3. Goodwill and honesty
The War On Cancer app aims to foster a trustworthy and safe environment. Help create a safe space by treating each other with kindness, being respectful of others' opinions and experiences, and being authentically you.
4. Respectful conversations
The War On Cancer app is for sharing your experiences during and after cancer, and connecting with others who can relate. As a place where people dare to be vulnerable and desire to grow, please keep a respectful tone.
What you agree to when signing up
All of our members must agree and adhere to the following points:
1. Respect the privacy of others
Post only your own photos. Sharing other members' information and/or content outside of this platform is strictly forbidden.
Do not spam. This entails sending identical messages to a larger group of people, posting many images in a short period of time, copying and pasting the same comments on different posts, or sending inappropriate private messages. Duplicate and shared accounts aren’t permitted.
3. Medical advice and misinformation
We do not permit content that is inaccurate, false, or causes harm to our community, such as non-scientifically proven cancer cures. Sharing tips and treatment options from your own experience is allowed.
Any medical advice shared in the app are recommendations based on individual life experiences with cancer. Always communicate with your medical team regarding medical advice.
4. Graphic images and sensitive content
Any graphic or inappropriate content such as pictures with visible internal organs, genitalia, pornographic images or sexually explicit content is forbidden.
Content that has a clear connection to cancer such as mastectomy or other surgeries that do not involve genitals are allowed.
5. Seeking funds and/or donations
Asking for money in any form or giving out investment tips breaches these guidelines (ie. Cash App or GoFundMe). If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact your local authority.
The War On Cancer app is an ad-free app. This includes, but is not limited to: monetised promotions, buying or selling items, spam, irrelevant links, posts or comments with non-scientific proven links to external sites/platforms. This kind of content will be removed.
7. Reporting inappropriate behavior
Reporting inappropriate behavior seen in the War On Cancer app helps keep the community safe. To create the best possible community experience, please report anyone that breaches these guidelines. War On Cancer does not tolerate intentional and repeated misuse of the reporting function, such as submitting reports due to personal disagreements or false reporting.
What to do if you discover someone going against our guidelines
Please let us know! This community is grounded in care and accountability, so if you spot any content that breaches these guidelines, please report it. To do so, click the ellipsis (three dots) on the person's profile page or in the top right-corner of a post.
It is our policy to remove content that violates our community guidelines. Comments, entire posts, and entire accounts will be removed if these guidelines are violated.
Here are 4 tips to keep in mind in order to feel safe in the community:
1. Do not share anything you're uncomfortable having others see
Cancer can be an intimate and sensitive topic. There is never any pressure to share anything you don’t want to. The War On Cancer app is a place to connect and share what you feel comfortable with sharing. If you want to share your story and experience with cancer but don’t know how or where to start, try sharing an update through mood check-ins or answer a “question prompt” you see in your feed.
We strongly recommend uploading a profile picture, and filling in your status and diagnosis to make it easier for you to find relevant connections and information.
2. Do not share personal information
Do not share sensitive information such as:
- Social Security number or National
- Insurance number
- Passport or driving license
- Bank details
- Where your hospital is
- Who your doctor is
It is your responsibility to decide what type of details/information you share with the people you connect with.
3. Ask for permission to share pictures of anyone else
If you’re uploading pictures of another person, make sure to ask for and receive permission from them first, regardless of if they’re members of the War On Cancer app or not.
4. Share contact information privately
If you connect with someone and become friends, you may want to contact them outside of the War On Cancer app.
Firstly, do consider continuing your dialogue via the War On Cancer in-app chat. However, if you’d like to exchange phone numbers or email addresses, privately message people via private messages on the War On Cancer app to exchange contact information and only do so with people you trust. We advise against sharing your contact details in public posts or in groups.
5. Recruitment of members or data
Recruiting members for personal or business use is forbidden without consulting War On Cancer and being given explicit permission from us. If interested in patient insights, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other partnerships, please email email@example.com. We reserve the right to remove any content indicating this type of unsolicited search or recruitment.