Effective from 20 May 2017
UNI is a company that aims to put its users first when it comes to making important decisions. It’s a place where creative people showcase their work, converse, share ideas and discuss it with the rest of the community. To ensure these discussions help our users be more productive, propagate ideas among the community, and plants the seed of innovation among each other, UNI has put in place a Community Guidelines outlining the types of discussions and content that are acceptable on UNI, and what may be deemed inappropriate and stopped by UNI. These Community Guidelines are intended to provide our users guidance and complement the Conduct Policy found in the User Agreement governing your use of, and participation in, UNI’s online services.
Table of Contents:
Rules for Making Great Community
1. Rules for Making Great Community
1. Be Real
Unlike some other online services, our users need to be real people, who provide their real names and accurate information about themselves. It is not okay to provide misleading information about yourself, your qualifications or your work experience, affiliations or achievements on UNI.
UNI is a place of creative people to interact genuinely with one another. To maintain the quality of these interactions, we remove accounts that engage in behavior that undermines the authenticity of our community, including accounts that use fake profiles (to artificially increase appreciations or distribute spam), impersonate other people or entities, post false employment information, or use automated or scripted processes (such as bulk or automated following or appreciating user accounts, scripted commenting on projects, etc.). For similar reasons, we also suspend any accounts that accept (or offer) compensation in exchange for positive comments or appreciations.
2. Be Respectful
We ask our members to behave professionally by not being dishonest or inappropriate. We acknowledge the value of discussions on the platform and around someone’s work, but we do not want you to use UNI to shock or intimidate others. It is not okay to share graphic images to shock others, and it is not okay to share obscene images or pornography on UNI.
On UNI do not provide misleading information about yourself.
3. Upload Your Own Work
UNI is a place for sharing your own creative work — not for uploading or sharing other people’s work that you like. Please do not upload projects related to non-creative services or products that you are selling. 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 (and we are all about people getting credit for what they create!)
4. Constructive Criticism
When you discuss and idea or a project, its okay to disagree or not like someone’s work. But you need to be professional and provide constructive criticism to the project rather than bullying harassing or by using inappropriate language.
5. Stay On-topic
Discussions must be about the creative work in the project that you are commenting on. Don’t use comments on someone else’s project to promote your own work or to link to other websites. We consider off-topic posts ‘spam’ and we deactivate accounts that repeatedly violate this guideline.
Upload and publish the works that only you have created.
6. Be Nice
UNI shouldn’t be used to harm others. Terrorists and those who engage in violent crimes are not welcome on UNI. It is not okay to use UNI‘s services to harass, abuse, or send other unwelcomed communications to people (e.g., junk mail, spam, chain letters, phishing schemes). Do not use UNI’s services to promote or threaten violence or property damage, or for hate speech acts like attacking people because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political or religious affiliations, or medical or physical condition. Also, don’t use UNI’s services to intentionally infect others with viruses, worms, or other software that can destroy or interrupt their data or computer devices. It is not okay to interfere or disrupt UNI’s service.
7. Put Creative Work not Suitable for Adults Behind the Filter
(or Share it Privately)
UNI is all about helping creative people get exposure for their work, and our “Adult filter” is in this spirit as well. Many countries, schools and companies block web sites that don’t offer safe browsing so, by offering and enforcing this feature, we keep your work available to as broad of an audience as possible.
- 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. Anything safe can be seen by everyone everywhere, whether they’re registered with UNI or not.
- Your creative work should go behind the adult filter If: It contains nudity, expletives, violence or any other material making it unsuitable for a younger audience, a global audience or people at work. Content behind the adult filter is available only to registered UNI users who are over 18 and who live in countries where adult content is legal. Also, please don’t put adult content in your profile picture.
- Share your creative work privately If: It 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 projects shared publicly on UNI — even behind the adult filter. You can store it privately. 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.
- Don’t upload It at all if: your content depicts minors in a sexual manner, or is otherwise legally obscene or illegal. We also don’t allow content that clearly is intended to promote hatred.
Do not use UNI’s services to promote or threaten violence or property damage, or for hate speech acts.
8. Create a Team/Organization Page Only if You are Authorized to do so
Team pages may only be created by a current member of that team who is in good standing or a team’s legally authorized representative. Teams created for a brand, company, design firm or educational institution must be created by a user with an email address that corresponds to that entity’s official domain (e.g.,, only someone with an ‘@companyname.com’ email address associated with their UNI account can create a Nike team page).
If you leave a team or company, you need to promptly transfer control of your team page to a current member of the team. We do not permit creating team pages as a way of expressing support for a team, or for parodying or critiquing a team, as they may mislead of confuse users. We also do not permit creating team pages for arbitrary groups or categories (for example: don’t create a team called “Top Designers on UNI” and invite your friends to it).
If you believe someone has created a team page that is impersonating your team or organization, please let us know by filling out our “Trademark infringement” form or by clicking on the “report” link you will find on that team page.
9. Respect Others’ Rights and Follow the Law
We do not want UNI to be used for illegal activities or to violate the rights of others. Don’t use UNI’s services to commit fraud. Before sharing or using someone else’s copyrighted works, Trademarks, private information, or trade secrets, please make sure you have the legal right to do so.
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 of copyrighting, payment and Trademarks, 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 do that here.
If you have a contract, employment, or other dispute with a UNI user about content or or any kind of postings they have uploaded to our site, please click the “message” button on that user’s profile and resolve the issue with the user directly. We can’t moderate contract, employment, or other disputes between our users and other third-parties.
10. Respect Privacy:
Don’t use UNI to reveal private information about other people. And don’t upload photographic portraits or nude images of identifiable people unless you have their permission.
11. Respect UNI’s Rights
Please don’t violate the rights of UNI. You can find more information about what this means in our Terms of Services, but put simply, please don’t use UNI’s services to wrongfully take data or information. It is not okay to suggest that you are affiliated with or endorsed by UNI when you are not, and it is not okay to violate UNI’s intellectual property rights.
Do not create an organization page that you do not officially represent.