Welcome to Pickle, “The Social Plug” that allows you to find friends to collaborate on ideas, experiences and activities with.
Regardless of how big/small, outrageous/trivial, simple or complex, you can guarantee that on Pickle, there will be someone who shares your goals and wants to make them a reality.
We want Pickle to always be a trust-driven community, which is why we need your help. These guidelines let you know what’s ok and what’s not on the app, so please read and follow them carefully.
We take your safety extremely seriously and we’re here to help if you have any concerns or issues. You can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by messaging us on the app.
What do I need to be aware of?
First Things First…
Bullying sucks, end of. Whether online or in the real world. The sheer reach of social media means that it’s becoming increasingly common for users to receive hateful or threatening comments online, or feel pressured into doing something they are not comfortable with. We want users to respect each other and use the app sensibly. We ask that you think carefully before you post a comment. Could it offend, embarrass or harm someone? If so then do not post.
We have a zero tolerance policy for bullying. If you feel that you are being bullied or intimidated on Pickle, or you see someone else being bullied, you can let us know by messaging us directly in-app, or emailing email@example.com
Unfortunately, some people get a rise out of pretending to be someone else online. Catfishing can come in all shapes and sizes but in extreme cases, adults may set up fake profiles to target young people for sexual reasons. It can be hard to tell if someone is catfishing you or if they have an ulterior motive for talking to you. We binge-watched a load of MTV’s Catfish and came up with these possible tell-signs…
Does the person always know the right thing to say and wants to build a friendship really quickly?
Do they pay a huge amount of attention to you, shower you with compliments and even offer to buy you gifts?
Have they talked to you about sex and/or asked you to share nude photos or videos?
Do they suggest that you keep your friendship a secret?
Have they refused to show their face on Facetime, Skype or other live video?
Have they ever threatened, blackmailed or used manipulative behavior towards you?
If so, trust your instincts and don't meet up. Remember even if somebody seems normal it is completely fine to refuse a meetup if you are uncomfortable. If you do decide to meet anybody from Pickle, our app has a brief my buddy feature, which allows you to nominate a friend to track your whereabouts.
If you’re suspicious of anyone you’ve spoken to on Pickle, report them by messaging us in-app or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org You won't get into trouble and you will remain anonymous.
It is important that you treat and speak to other users in a way in which you would like to be spoken to yourself. Never threaten or intimidate others. Do not post jobs that aim to threaten to harm a person, group of people or property. We do not condone racism, sexism, homophobia or other discriminatory behaviors. If you see content that is discriminatory, please report it to us. Be proud of who you are and what you’re all about! We want our users to meet people who love what they're about, not who put each other down. Pickle needs to be a safe-space for everyone.
Dares are fun but if they go too far, they can also be dangerous. Do not post any dares that may put somebody’s life at risk: such as jumping from high places, running across roads or railways or eating things that are poisonous. When thinking up a dare, use your common sense and think: would this still be funny/crazy if the person was seriously injured or worse? The answer is always no.
Job Post No No’s
Please don’t post any jobs or upload any pics/vids to Pickle that contain nude images of yourself or others. Sexually explicit material of any kind is not allowed, along with selling or soliciting sexual activity. Posts that are explicit meet ups for sex are also not allowed as these threaten the safety and livelihood of our younger users.
Please do not post jobs that condone or request illegal activity such as drug use or sale, the purchase of alcohol for under 18s and the purchase of outlawed or banned items such as firearms. Asking someone from abroad to buy you something that’s illegal in your own country of residence is also not allowed.
Dangerous or harmful content:
Material promoting self-harm and eating disorders should not be posted and will immediately be removed. Neither is racist, sexist, homophobic or other discriminatory material as mentioned above. If you spot harmful content that does not fall into any of these categories and has not been mentioned on this list, please email email@example.com to let us know! We will remove posts and ban users as appropriate and make sure that we update our guidelines to keep future users safe.