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HFX Community Guidelines

HFX is a platform for professionals and businesses to showcase their work and to connect with and discover the work of others. To help us keep the quality of our community high, please follow these guidelines when posting and sharing your work and posting in the HFX Forum. If you come across content that violates these guidelines, please let us know by clicking the ‘report abuse’ button you’ll find next to every project.

1. Only Upload Your Own Work:

HFX is a platform for sharing your own creative work — not for uploading or sharing other people’s work that you like. If you want to show your appreciation for someone else’s work, you can scroll to the bottom of the project and click the “appreciate this” button, you can leave them a positive comment, or you can promote their work via social sharing sites like Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest. But please don’t upload other people’s work into your own portfolio. This creates confusion about who originally authored the work.


2. Avoid Posting Creative Work You Wouldn’t Show To Kids (or Share It Privately): 

HFX is all about helping fashion professionals get exposure for their work. Many countries, schools and companies block web sites that don’t offer safe browsing so, by enforcing this rule, we keep your work available to as broad of an audience as possible.
a. Your Creative Work Is “Safe” If: It is appropriate for an audience of all ages and geographies, and you wouldn’t get in trouble for looking at it at work.

Share Your Creative Work Privately If: It contains nudity, expletives, violence or any other material making it unsuitable for a younger audience, a global audience or people at work. Also, please don’t put adult content in your profile picture.

Please Refrain from Posting Creative Work That: Depicts sexual acts, more extreme or graphic nudity, highly offensive content or graphically violent content. Although this type of content is legal in many countries, we don’t allow it in content shared on HFX. If you want to share it privately, make sure you’re sharing it only with willing recipients who are over 18 and who live in a country where the content you’re sharing is legal.

Illegal Content: Illegal content is prohibited.  We report any material exploiting minors to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) Cyber Tip Line. We also don’t allow content that clearly is intended to promote hatred.


3. Respect Intellectual Property Rights: 

Don’t present other people’s work as your own or overstate your own role in creating something. Don’t use other people’s trademarks without permission. If you aren’t sure whether your use of someone else’s content or trademark in your own work is legal, you can consult publicly available reference materials at the U.S. Copyright Office website, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office website, the Chilling Effects website, or talk to an intellectual property attorney. If you want to report misuse of your own creative work or your own trademark by one of our users, you can contact us.


4. Respect Privacy: 

Don’t use HFX to reveal private information about other people. And don’t upload photographic portraits or nude images of identifiable people unless you have their permission.
If you’d like to learn more about what is (and isn’t) allowed on HFX, please read through our Terms of Use.


5. Keep Forum Content Relevant and Respectful: 


The HFX Forum is a platform for sharing of opportunities, discussion and resources within Hawaii’s fashion community. The Forum contains Topics that define the scope of appropriate content, and content of questionable relevance will be removed.  Posts of a purely promotional nature will be removed.


In order to keep it a safe and supportive platform for all, we moderate posts that can be construed as personal arguments, baiting or attacks. Threats of action, flames, and calls to action against any company or person will be removed.


Multiple posts that violate these terms constitute grounds for revocation of Forum rights and possible revocation of Membership.


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