The idea for bzzHive came out of desire to see publishers of all shapes and sizes have a platform to add value to their audience in an easy, monetizeable, engaging way. Educational and positive content that leave its viewer better than before is the DNA of bzzHive. That’s why our community is so important, because everyone can play a part in helping us keep the quality of content high.
bzzHive exists to provide you with a platform to manage and deliver all of your digital content. Because we don’t host your content, but rather provide an interface to mange and then storefronts to sell and deliver, we trust you our users to be responsible and host content on your servers that you have permission to use. See the Content Guidelines below for more details.
This is easy. You are free to disagree, but you are not free to attack people simply for your amusement. If you wouldn't say it to someone's face, don't say it on bzzHive or anywhere else on the internet for that matter. We reserve the right, and will remove you quickly if we find you can’t conduct yourself in a responsible, professional manner.
bzzHive is not a big destination site, but rather a decentralized network of amazing publishers and their engaged audiences. You bzzHive Storefront is designed to give you the opportunity to sell and deliver content directly on your web or facebook page while still being connected to the larger global digital content marketplace that is bzzHive. Offer you content, enjoy other people's content and engage in the social conversation around your shared interests and creativity.
In order to sell and deliver any type of content using bzzHive, you must own or hold all necessary rights (copyrights, etc.) to the content and follow the rules set forth in our Community Guidelines. If you do not follow these simple rules, we reserve the right to disconnect your bzzHive account from whatever hosting source you provided and then delete your bzzHive account without warning. Note, that we will not delete content from your hosting accounts, that action is only possible by you, using our content manager.
PLEASE NOTE: these guidelines are for your convenience and information, and should be read together with the bzzHive Terms of Service which govern your use of bzzHive’s site and services.
We are serious about these guidelines. They are pretty standard. They aren’t negotiable, so please respect them and enjoy using bzzHive. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Want a little more insight into the limits and exceptions in the Community Guidelines? Here are some helpful examples and tips which are similar to what you find on other content sites like bzzHive.
Most nudity is not allowed, particularly if it is in a sexual context. Generally if a video is intended to be sexually provocative, it won’t be acceptable for sale and delivery using bzzHive. There are exceptions for some educational, documentary, scientific, and artistic content, but only if that is the sole purpose of the video and it is not gratuitously graphic.
"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.
Violent or gory content that’s primarily intended to be shocking, sensational or disrespectful is not permitted to be delivered using bzzHive. If content is particularly graphic or disturbing, it should be balanced with additional context and information. For instance, including a clip from a slaughter house in a video on factory farming may be appropriate. However, stringing together unrelated and gruesome clips of animals being slaughtered in a video may be considered gratuitous if its purpose is to shock rather than illustrate.
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.
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.
When you create something original, you own the copyright for it. Likewise, when other people create content, they may have a copyright to it. If you’re not sure if something will violate someone’s copyright, the safest thing to do is to create something completely original, with content 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 or downloaded files online, don’t post it unless you have permission.
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.
It comes down to respect. bzzHive 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 in your content or through our commenting system. And if you're looking to attack, harass, demean, or impersonate others, go elsewhere.
Impersonating someone by copying someone's content, using a similar username, or posing as that person in comments, emails or content is considered harassment. If you want to keep your account, stay away from participating in any form of impersonation or harassing activity on the site.
Users shouldn't feel threatened when they use bzzHive. Period. Don't leave threatening comments on other people's content or collections...ever.