These are some simple guidelines to follow when you use the Change.org platform:
We’re big fans of free speech. Everyone has the right to express their point
of view, even if it’s unpopular, on Change.org. However, hate speech (which includes,
but is not limited to, speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic
origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender
identity) is not allowed.
Friction, debate, and disagreement on our site is inevitable -- we’re a social change
platform. However, Change.org is not a platform for bullying or harassment. Predatory
behavior, stalking, posting threats, posting private personal information and other
forms of bullying are not tolerated.
Don’t impersonate others on the site. Be yourself!
No one likes a spammer. Using Change.org to email out advertisements, collect personal
information or engaging in other spam-like behavior is not allowed.
Pornography or sexually explicit videos, photos or text don’t belong on Change.org.
Emotionally powerful petition photos and videos can make or break a campaign. But
there’s a line between showing what’s important and posting needlessly violent or
upsetting imagery. Don’t post graphic photos and videos with the intention of being
inflammatory or shocking.
Don’t break the law. Make sure that your use of Change.org doesn’t violate the laws
of your jurisdiction (in particular laws concering intellectual property) - Change.org
will not help you if you engage in unlawful behavior, so play by the rules!
Want to know more? All of these guidelines are written out in more legal language in the
User Conduct section of our
Terms of Service.
How To Report
We rely on our community to flag content that violates these guidelines. Members
can do this through the “Flag” function below all “Reasons For Signing” and on all
petitions. You can also file a Help Desk request.
What happens if a petition violates these guidelines?
Petitions and “Reasons For Signing” violating these guidelines that are flagged by
the community will be reviewed and potentially removed from the site.