OUTRIDE Community Guidelines

Respect the OUTRIDE Community

By joining OUTRIDE, you are saying that you will abide by our guidelines. You won’t find anything unreasonable or surprising laid out here, but we do trust you to take these guidelines seriously and to be a responsible, respectful member of our community.


The Basics

Here are some common-sense rules that will help you steer clear of trouble:

  • Your videos are hosted by YouTube.com. All content you post must also follow their rules and regulations. Please review YouTube’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines for more information.
  • Do not post pornography or sexually explicit content. Be advised that YouTube works closely with law enforcement and they report child exploitation. We can and will do the same.
  • Don't post videos that show any illegal behavior. Animal abuse, drug abuse, under-age drinking and smoking, bomb making, etc. are all unacceptable.
  • Graphic or gratuitous violence is not allowed. We understand the nature of action sports often results in wipeouts, but if someone is seriously hurt, attacked, or humiliated, we trust you to not post material that may be sensitive to others.
  • Anything intended to shock or disgust, such as moments of death, gruesome accidents, dead bodies, etc. are prohibited.
  • Copyright law is a serious business. Only videos you create/own or have authorization to use can be posted. This includes the use of music, images, etc. that don’t belong to you. Check out our copyright policy to learn more.
  • Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing, but hate speech is not ok. Speech that attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity is unacceptable.
  • Things like predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, invading privacy, revealing other people’s personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts or to violate the Terms of Use are taken very seriously. Anyone caught doing these things may be permanently banned from OUTRIDE and YouTube alike.
  • Don’t spam. This encompasses misleading descriptions, tags, titles or thumbnails to increase views and includes what you post in comments and private messages.

Monitoring and Implementing These Guidelines

The OUTRIDE staff sees everything you post. As far as videos go, YouTube keeps an eye on those, too. If we feel like content violates our Community Guidelines, it can and will be removed. Content may also be removed that doesn’t explicitly violate Community Guidelines, but is deemed inappropriate for reasons at the discretion of the OUTRIDE staff. Further disciplinary actions may be taken and could result in account suspension or termination. If you feel like your content has been removed or account has been suspended accidentally, please contact us

Contribute to the Community

The entire purpose of OUTRIDE is to bring the world of action sports closer; to show your sessions to the rest of the world and check out rides from other users. This world was made for you and we want you to be a part of it.

  • Most importantly, have fun. We all ride for different reasons and there’s nothing cooler than seeing someone do some amazing trick. It’s time to show off and get inspired.
  • It’s also a place to give kudos were kudos are due. Impressed by a run? Let them know! Interacting, liking, rating, and commenting on videos are pieces of the whole experience. We all like getting gold stars, so give some out yourself.
  • Of course, you may also not be impressed by a run. Instead of bringing a rider down, why not look for another video you do like? If you don’t like a video or photo because you find it offensive, you can flag it for review.

—The OUTRIDE Team


Sex and Nudity


Most nudity is not allowed, particularly if it is in a sexual context. Generally if a video is intended to be sexually provocative, it is less likely to be acceptable for either YouTube or OUTRIDE. Exceptions may be made for some educational, documentary, scientific, and artistic content, but only in extraordinary cases if that is the sole purpose of the video and it is not gratuitously graphic.


Hate Speech


"Hate speech" refers to content that promotes hatred against members of a protected group. For instance, racist or sexist content may be considered hate speech. Sometimes there is a fine line between what is and what is not considered hate speech. For instance, it is generally okay to criticize a nation, but not okay to make insulting generalizations about people of a particular nationality.


Shocking and Disgusting


The world is a dangerous place. And those of us who throw ourselves down mountains or around waves, banked turns, and skate parks don’t make it any less dangerous for ourselves. Sometimes people do get hurt and it’s inevitable that these events may be documented on OUTRIDE. However, it’s not okay to post violent or gory content that’s intended to be shocking, sensational or disrespectful. If a video might be considered graphic or disturbing, it should be balanced with additional context and information. For instance, including a dirtbike accident and the related injuries may be appropriate. However, stringing together gruesome video clips of injuries in a video may be considered gratuitous if its purpose is to shock rather than illustrate.


Dangerous Illegal Acts


While it might not seem fair to say you can’t show something because of what viewers theoretically might do in response, we draw the line at content that’s intended to incite violence or encourage dangerous, illegal activities that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death. This means not posting videos on things like instructional bomb making, ninja assassin training, sniper attacks, videos that train terrorists, or tips on illegal street racing. Any depictions like these should be educational or documentary and shouldn’t be designed to help or encourage others to imitate them. Besides, do you really believe that law enforcement is incapable of using the internet? Think how the video might come across if you changed the title to “People’s Exhibit 1” and showed it to a dozen people who couldn’t get out of jury duty before you post anything questionable.


Children


Videos involving children (anyone under the age of 18) are particularly sensitive. Videos containing children should NEVER be sexually suggestive or violent. Please be cautious when posting something involving a child. If you’re sharing a private moment or home movie, consider making it private so that only family and friends can see it.


Copyright


When you create something original, you own the copyright for it. Likewise, when other people create content, they may have a copyright to it. As a creative community, it’s essential that everyone on OUTRIDE respect the copyrights of others. If you’re not sure if something will violate someone’s copyright, the safest thing to do is to create something completely original, with images and audio you’ve created. If it’s all yours you never have to worry about copyright—you own it. If you’ve recorded something from a DVD, videotaped your TV screen, or downloaded a video online, don’t post it unless you have permission.


Privacy


If a video you've recorded features people who are readily identifiable and who haven't consented to being filmed, there's a chance they'll file a privacy complaint seeking its removal. We'll notify you if that happens and give you a chance to edit and re-upload your video before we act on the complaint. If we do remove your video for privacy reasons, don't upload another version featuring the same people. Chances are those people will file another privacy complaint or report you for harassment. Don't post other people's personal information, including phone numbers, addresses, credit card numbers, and government IDs. We're serious about keeping our users safe and suspend accounts that violate people's privacy.


Harassment


It comes down to respect. OUTRIDE is all about sharing and interacting with the community in respectful ways. If you're not sure whether a video or comment you've made crosses the line, follow a simple rule of thumb: if you wouldn't say it to someone's face, don't say it on OUTRIDE. And if you're looking to attack, harass, demean, or impersonate others, go elsewhere.


Impersonation


No one likes a poser and impersonation is considered harassment. Do not pose as anyone else but you in comments, photos, videos, messages, etc. or your account could be deleted.


Threats


No one should ever feel threatened in life or on the Internet. That includes everything you post to OUTRIDE. It’s an unacceptable behavior in real-life and we don’t tolerate it, so just don’t do it.