Violent and Graphic Content Policy

Overview

You may not mint NFTs that show excessively Violent and Graphic content. This rule also applies to your profile image, your cover image, collection image and collection cover image (“web2 surfaces”). However, Foundation generally allows artistic depictions of violent content. 

Foundation is a marketplace that enables artists and collectors to share, buy, and sell NFTs that they are passionate about. Sometimes these NFTs and the creators who make them make works that feature violence and/or graphic imagery. As a platform that welcomes all creators, collectors, and curators, we recognize that some people may not want to be exposed to this type of content. In instances where there is an artistic expression of violence and/or contains graphic imagery, we may limit the visibility of the NFT. For instances where Foundation deems an NFT/web2 surface to be excessively graphic, we may remove the content from Foundation.

What happens if you are affected by this policy? 

The enforcement action we take depends on the type of content you shared and where you have shared it. 

Violence / Graphic Imagery

  • NFTs and Web2 Surfaces that are determined to have violent imagery but framed with an artistic/journalistic/scientific context will result in that NFT having reduced visibility. This includes but is not limited to: not being featured on the front page and not appearing in /trending.

Incitement of Violence / Abuse

  • NFTs and web2 surfaces that are determined to graphic content that incites others to commit violent acts against individuals or specific groups will result in being removed from Foundation
  • NFTs and content on web2 surfaces that target someone in a clearly abusive or unsolicited way will result in your profile being removed from Foundation.

If you believe your NFT/profile was removed in error, you can submit an appeal by writing to us at trust@foundation.app. Please include a link to your Foundation Profile and a URL to the NFT/content that you are appealing. 

What happens to an NFT if it is removed? 

As all NFTs are minted onto the blockchain and the media is hosted on an IPFS server, the NFT will–depending on the circumstance–either remain in the owner’s wallet or in escrow in our market contract. While the owner and creator of the NFT will be able to view the NFT on Foundation, the larger public will be unable to view it. 

 

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