Fusion Now Privacy Policy 


At Fusion Now, LLC (“Fusion Now,” “us,” “our,” or “we”), is a dynamic marketing company comprised of talent from multiple industries and disciplines. Our continued growth enables us to help elevate companies in all corners of commerce.  


In providing this experience, we recognize that privacy is important – both to you and to us. We have prepared this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to inform you of the privacy principles that govern our website, which includes FusionNow.io or other affiliated websites (collectively, the “Website” and the services offered by Fusion Now to you through our website (collectively, the “Services”).  Fusion Now is committed to providing excellent service to all of our customers and to visitors to our website and is committed to the security and privacy of your information. This includes a commitment to the fair and transparent processing of our customers’ and Website visitors’ personal information (“Personal Information”). 


Our Privacy Policy is designed to advise you about how we collect, use, protect, and disclose the information that we collect and/or receive about you.  It also explains your privacy rights, and how you can manage the privacy of your Personal Information. Please note that this Privacy Policy does not govern the practices of third parties, including our partners, third-party service providers, and/or advertisers, even when those services are branded as, or provided on behalf of, Fusion Now. Information collected from you by others, such as third-party websites that you access through links on the Website, is governed by those entities’ privacy policies. 


Information We Collect 

We may collect certain information from you when you use our Website and other Services.  That information includes: 


Personal Information:  Personal Information, also known as “Personal Data,” is information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact you.  We collect various types of Personal Information when you interact with our website or other Services: 


Website:  We may collect certain Personal Information from you when you visit, use, and interact with our website or – for instance, when you choose to contact us, submit an article to Fusion Now, use or post information or content or sign up for our electronic newsletter.  This may include your name, company name, email address, telephone number, location information (such as your ZIP code or real-time location), and other information you choose to provide to us. It may also include other information such as your IP address, browsing history, interactions with the Website, preferences, and/or interests.   

At times, we may require you to provide certain Personal Information when you use certain parts of our or to fulfill your request with us – for instance, we may require you to provide or use your email address or other contact information when you contact us with a question or comment, so that we can respond to you. 


Generic Information:  Generic Information is information that does not directly reveal the identity of a customer or a visitor to the Website.  Fusion Now may automatically gather some Generic Information from our customers and Website visitors. This information may include aggregate usage metrics such as the total number of Website visitors, pages viewed, usage patterns within the Website, etc.  This may also include information about your device. At times, the combination of various types of data, including Generic Information, may enable you to be identified, and may therefore qualify as Personal Information. 


How We Collect Your Information 

Fusion Now collects and obtains your information in a few ways:  there is information that you choose to give to us, the information we obtain through your use of our Services – including our Website – and information we obtain from third parties.  Each of these is detailed below: 


Information You Give to Us 

We collect certain information that you share with us. As noted above, sometimes this is information that we require for you to use our website or certain Services.  For instance, when you apply for a job through the Website, you will need to provide information relevant to your qualifications and work experience as outlined above. In addition, we collect information that you voluntarily provide through your use of the website, or other Services, such as when you post photos, videos, messages, or other content to the or contact us via email or direct message with questions, feedback, or comments about our website or other Services.   


Information We Obtain When You Use Our Services 

We also collect certain Personal Information and Generic Information from you through your use of our Services.  As noted above, we may collect certain information related to your use of, and access to, our and other Services.   


Device Information:  As noted above, we may collect certain information related to the device that you use to log into, access, and use the Website or other Services. 

Location Information:  We will ask you to provide your location information when you use our via your mobile device, to provide certain features and services to you.  You may choose to turn off your device’s location-sharing features; however, certain functions such as our Maps and trip-planning features will not work properly if you do not share your location. 

Aggregate Information: We may use other aggregate information in relation to how you use our website or Services. 

We may also collect information through the use of cookies or pixel tags, as described below. 



The Website may collect certain information when you browse the Website and request pages from our servers.  When you request a page from our website, our servers log the information provided in the HTTP request header including the IP address, the time of the request, the URL of your request, and other information that is provided in the HTTP header.  We collect the HTTP request header information to make our website function correctly and provide you with the functionality that you see on the Website. We also use this and other information to personalize content presented to you on the Website and better understand how visitors use our website and how we can better tune their content and functionality to meet your needs.  Although this information may at times include your IP address, this information, by itself, will typically not identify you. However, if you access the Website from a link in an email that we sent you, we may identify you based on the information you previously supplied to us. 



We may use “cookies” and other similar technologies to collect information about your activities.   This is so that we can customize certain aspects of your specific experience and improve the overall function and efficiency of our Sites and Services.  Cookies are small data text files stored locally on your computer that uniquely identify your browser. We may use cookies – for example, Google Analytics, Google AdSense, Facebook Connect, and others – to perform various tasks such as: monitoring aggregate usage metrics, storing and remembering your login information (if you choose this option), storing your account preferences, and personalizing the Services we make available to you.   


Session and First Party Cookies 


The types of cookies that we use are referred to as “session” cookies and “first-party” cookies. Session cookies are temporary and are automatically deleted once you close your Internet browser.  First Party cookies remain on your computer hard drive until you delete them or until they are otherwise removed upon expiration. 


Third-Party Cookies 


Fusion Now permits third-party service providers, advertisers, and other companies to use cookies or other similar technologies on our website.  These companies may collect your information, track your behavior on our website, and gather information about your use of our websites or Services and other online services over time and across different services.  Additionally, some companies may use information collected to deliver targeted ads on behalf of us or other companies, including on other websites or online services. We are not responsible for the functioning of cookies and other technologies used and placed by third parties on your device. 


We may gather information about you automatically through your use of the Website or e.g., your IP address, your current location when you use them, and how you navigate the Website. We may collect information by automated means, including technologies such as pixel tags, browser analysis tools, server logs, and web beacons.  We use this information to better understand, customize, and improve user experience with our Website, Services, and offerings as well as to manage our advertising. 


Pixel tags   


Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action.  When you access these pages or open or click an email, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our web pages. 


Other technologies 


We collect many different types of information from other technologies to improve the quality of our website and the services we provide.  For example, we may collect information about the device you use to access our website or your operating system and/or mobile device type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located.  We may record the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. 


In many cases, the information we collect using cookies and other tools is only used in a non-identifiable way, without any reference to your Personal Information.  For example, we use the information we collect about all website users to optimize our website and to understand website traffic patterns. We may aggregate the data about visitors to our website or use it to improve the quality of our website and Services.  If we do associate the information, we collect using cookies and other technology with your Personal Information, then it will become “Personal Information” and will be protected as described above. 


Your Cookie Choices 


You may set your browser to block or otherwise control what cookies your browser or mobile device accepts via your browser or mobile device settings.  Additionally, you can choose to modify your settings and delete those cookies that are otherwise stored on your device. Please consult the instructions provided by your browser or your mobile device’s manufacturer to determine how you can limit the placement of and/or remove cookies or other technologies. Please note, however, that limiting or disabling the use of cookies and other technologies may impact or adversely affect your ability to perform certain transactions, use certain functionality, and access certain content on our website or App. 


Information We Obtain from Third Parties 

Fusion Now obtains information about you from third parties including information from third-party services accounts you create, and third-party providers we use to provide Services to you. 


Third-party accounts you create 


We may allow you to access our website and our user accounts you created with third-party services, like Facebook (“Third Party Service Accounts”).  If you choose to access our website or through Third Party Service Accounts, these services may share certain information about you with Fusion Now. This may include your name, email address, and your Third-Party Service Account profile data, among other information.  This information is shared with Fusion Now according to the Third-Party Service Account provider’s privacy policies. 


How We Use Your Information 

Fusion Now uses your information to provide you access to and facilitate your use of our website, and other Services.  For instance, we will use your information to facilitate your search and application for Truck Driving Jobs with employers made through our website and such as by sending you messages, emails, and text alerts for jobs we believe you may be interested in or qualified for. 


We also use the information you provide or information we collect and/or aggregate to understand and analyze the usage trends, interests, and preferences of our users, and to improve the way the Website looks and works.  We may also use this information to create helpful new features and functionality. 


We may also use your information and “cookies” information to: 


(a) personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Website; 


(b) provide customized third-party advertisements, content, information, and email messages; 


(c) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of our marketing activities (including related third-party marketing activities); and 


(d) monitor aggregate usage metrics such as a total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc. 


We may also process your Personal Information for a specific purpose that we communicate to you.  For instance, if you provide your email address to us, we may use your email address or other Personal Information to send you emails related to the Website, special offers, promotions, and other content or materials we think you may be interested in. Additionally, if you choose to provide us with your phone number when you register with our website or to apply for Truck Driving Jobs, we may send you to text alerts about job opportunities with employers we think are relevant or of interest to you. However, you will have the ability to “opt-out” of receiving such communications from us in the future through links provided in the messages, by sending an email to [email protected], or by following the prompts on the text alert and requesting to opt-out of receiving further communications. 


How We Disclose or Share Your Information 

Fusion Now may disclose or share your Personal Information in the following ways:   


Users/Visitors:  As noted above, we allow you to share content via our App’s social media functions, interact with other users, and will disclose information you provide to us for such purposes.  For instance, you can post messages, pictures, videos, and other content to the App’s publicly facing Message Feed. This information may include your name, your profile information, and other information that you choose to include. You may also share your location information with other truckers and users, as well as other information that you have permitted through your settings. We may also share any additional information you have consented for us to share.  

Third-Party Service Providers: Fusion Now may release or disclose your information to third-party service providers or agents who facilitate the provision of our Services to you.  For instance, we may share your information with service providers or contractors who perform functions on our behalfs, such as in operating the Website or communicating news and delivering promotional and other materials via e-mail and assisting us with sending communications and performing other marketing and support functions.  Also, we may use third-party social media platforms, including third-party social media websites, to communicate with you. 

In some circumstances, Fusion Now may share your Personal Information related to your employment with multiple third-party companies, such as when you apply for Truck Driving Jobs through jobs.livetrucking.com. When you apply for employment via these services, your Personal Information is not shared with a specific employer for a specific job.  Instead, your information is shared with a variety of third-party companies, to see if your employment history and qualifications are related to available employment opportunities they may have. 


Other Fusion Now entities: We may share your information with other Fusion Now entities.  In addition, if we sell all or part of our business or make a sale or transfer of assets, or are otherwise involved in a merger or other business transaction, we may transfer or sell your Personal Information to a third party as part of that transaction.  If such transaction materially affects the way your Personal Information is processed, we will notify you of such change prior to its implementation. We may share aggregate, or summary, information regarding our customers with partners or other third parties. 

Selling Information:  Fusion Now may also sell, rent, or trade your information – including Personal Information – to various third parties in relation to your search for Truck Driving Jobs, or for our and other entities’ marketing purposes. 

Co-Sponsors & Partners:  From time to time, we may partner with other organizations or companies to provide co-sponsored or co-branded promotions, services, or events and may share your Personal Information with our co-sponsor(s) and partners.   

Website/Development:  We may also work with third-party service providers to provide website and application development, hosting, and maintenance as well as other services for us.  To the extent it is necessary for these service providers to complete their contractual obligations to us, these third parties may access or process your Personal Information.     

Fusion Now may be required to disclose your Personal Information in response to a lawful and enforceable request by law enforcement, judicial, or other public authority, or in connection with a legal obligation.  In such instances, we will disclose your Personal Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or other lawful and enforceable processes, or where otherwise required by law. 


We may also disclose your information when there is a good faith belief that such action is necessary to investigate or protect against harmful activities to Fusion Now, our visitors, associates, or property (including the Website or App), or to others. We may also share your information with our third-party service providers as described in this Privacy Policy but they may use this information only to provide Fusion Now with a specific service and not for any other purpose. 


International Visitors and Transfers of Your Information 

The Website is hosted in and intended for visitors located within the United States. While the Website is available outside the United States, we do not directly market to or provide any other Services to individuals beyond the United States.  Laws governing data collection and use in other regions of the world may differ from U.S. law. If you are visiting this Website from a country other than the United States, the various communications you send and receive will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries to the United States.  This includes transmissions containing your Personal Information. 


If you are located in the European Union and choose to provide us information about you, you should be aware that information you provide or which is otherwise collected on the Website, or through any services rendered may be transferred to countries (including the United States) which do not have data protection laws deemed as adequate as those in the European Union.   


How Long Do We Keep Your Information? 

We keep your Personal Information to enable your continued use of our Services, for as long as it is required in order to fulfill the relevant purposes described in this Privacy Policy, as may be required by applicable law, as necessary to protect our rights and interests, or as otherwise communicated to you.  For example, we may retain your profile and other information to facilitate your application for future Truck Driving Jobs and to help us respond to your inquiries. 


Your Privacy Rights 

Fusion Now will ensure that you can exercise various rights relating to your Personal Information, including rights as provided by various data protection laws.  Fusion Now, therefore, informs you that, where applicable under relevant law, you are entitled: 


to have access to your Personal Information upon simple request – that is, you may receive a copy of such data upon request, unless for example, such data is made directly available to you within your personal account; 

to have access upon simple request, and free of charge, the categories and names of addresses of third parties that have received Personal Information for direct marketing purposes; 

to obtain a list of the categories of Personal Information collected about you, sold to third parties, or disclosed to third parties for business purposes, and a list of categories of third parties to whom your personal information was sold to or disclosed to for business purposes; 

to correct your Personal Information if you find it is inaccurate, incomplete or obsolete; 

to obtain the deletion of your Personal Information in the situations set forth by applicable data protection law (the “right to be forgotten”); 

to withdraw your consent to the data processing without affecting the lawfulness of processing, where your Personal Information has been collected and processed on the basis of your consent; 

to object to the processing of your Personal Information under certain circumstances, in which case we may ask you to justify your request by explaining to us your particular situation; 

to request limits to the processing of your data, when allowed by and in circumstances set forth under applicable law; 

to have your Personal Information directly transferred by us to a third-party processor of your choice (where technically feasible and when processing is based on your consent); and 

to non-discrimination, as defined under relevant law, in the Services or quality of Services you receive from us for exercising your rights. 

Under certain laws, you may also have the right to “opt-out” of having your Personal Information sold to a third party. This right to “opt-out” does not include the case of a merger, sale, financing, acquisition, or other transaction involving all or part of Fusion Now; in such instances, your information may still be involved in a transaction. 


For deletion, or “right to be forgotten” requests, we will undertake a good faith effort to accommodate requests for access to or deletion of personal information.  However, these requests may be subject to the evaluation of additional factors, including disproportionate burden or expense, or the risk to the rights, including the privacy rights, of others. 


We will strive and work to resolve any inquiry you may have regarding our privacy practices.  If you have any questions about these rights, would like to exercise any of these rights, or if you need any assistance with privacy related matters, please contact us as described in the “Contact Us” section below. We will take the necessary steps to respond to you as soon as possible. 


Your Choices on Collection and Use of Information 

As noted above, Fusion Now provides emails or other communications regarding offers, products, and services we feel may interest you.  Additionally, if you choose to provide us with your phone number when you register with our website or in order to apply for Truck Driving Jobs, we may send you text alerts about job opportunities with employers we think are relevant or of interest to you.  If you decide you do not want to receive such messages from us or our partners in the future, you always can “opt-out” by following the “unsubscribe” directions attached to such emails, or by sending an email to [email protected] Now.com and requesting to opt-out of receiving such communications in the future.   


Regarding the collection of Generic Information, as described above, you also have the ability to change your browser and device cookie settings to limit this collection. 


Updating and Correcting Your Information 

As we mentioned above, you may access, update, or delete your Personal Information stored by Fusion Now.  To access, update, or delete information related to your applications for Truck Driving Jobs, please login into your account with our website.  For all other requests, please contact us at the address below. Note that we may limit certain requests to modify your Personal Information, including requests that impact other users’ privacy, that concern information that Fusion Now does not possess or control, or requests that are repetitive, unlawful, or that require technical means disproportionate to the request. 


Protecting Your Information 

Fusion Now takes reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, and destruction. We employ certain physical, managerial, and technical measures designed to improve the integrity and security of the Website and the personal information you transmit to us and that we store on our systems. 


While we strive to make your information as secure as possible, no transmission system or data network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  By using or Website, and Services, you acknowledge that there are data security and privacy limitations inherent to the use of the Internet, and that the security, integrity, and privacy of all information exchanged between you and Fusion Now, or between you and other Fusion Now users and third-party partners, cannot be guaranteed.  We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or that we store, and you do so at your own risk. 



All of Fusion Now’s Services, including our website, are intended for adult audiences.  We do not offer or provide products and services for, and none of our products or services are intended for or directed to anyone under 18.  If you are under 18, do not attempt to register for or use any of our Services, including our website, and do not provide us any Personal Information about yourself.   


If we learn that any Personal Information of any person under the age of 18 has been collected on the Website, we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 18 has violated the terms of this Privacy Policy by obtaining an account on the Website or otherwise providing us with his or her information, you may alert us at [email protected] Now.com so that we may delete that child’s Personal Information and not further use or retain such information except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others, or as otherwise required by law. 


Special Offers and Promotions 

As noted above, we may send you emails about offers and special promotions.  It is our intention to only send you email communications that will be useful to you and that you want to receive.  We may use third party email service providers to send emails. 


We provide you the ability to define and modify your mailing preferences at any time, including unsubscribing from all marketing communications.  In addition, every time you receive an email, you will be provided the choice to opt-out of future emails by following the instructions provided in the email. 


We may also sell, lease, rent, or otherwise provide your email address to advertisers and third-party marketers to provide offers and special promotions that we think will be of interest to you. 


Do Not Track 

Your browser and other mechanisms may permit you to send do-not-track signals or other similar signals to express your preferences regarding online tracking. However, because there is not yet a defined response to do-not-track requests, our website does not respond to your browser’s do-not-track request. As noted above, third parties, such as our advertising partners, may collect data that relates to you. We cannot control third parties’ responses to do-not-track signals or other such mechanisms. Third parties’ use of data relating to you and responsiveness to do-not-track signals is governed by their respective privacy policies. 


Your California Privacy Rights 

If you are a California resident, you have the right to request information from us regarding the way we share certain categories of personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, in addition to the rights set forth above. Under California law, you have the right to send us a request at the designated address listed below to receive the following information: 


the categories of information we disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year; 

the names and addresses of the third parties that received the information; and 

if the nature of the third party’s business cannot be determined from their name, examples of the products or services marketed. 

To make such a request, please provide sufficient information for us to determine if this applies to you, and attest to the fact that you are a California resident.  Please also provide a current California address for our response. You may make this request in writing to us at the below address. Any such request must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description, and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code.  Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the address provided for this purpose below. 


Note that responsive information may be provided in a standardized format that is not specific to you. The designated email address for these information requests is: [email protected] Now.com. 


Changes to Our Privacy Policy 

The most current version of our Privacy Policy is accessible on our website at all times. In the future, we may need or decide to change this Privacy Policy, and we reserve the right to amend our Privacy Policy at any time and at our sole discretion.  We will post any changes to our Privacy Policy on this page and note the effective date so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it. If we materially change our practices regarding collection or use of your Personal Information, your Personal Information will continue to be governed by the Privacy Policy under which it was collected unless you have been provided notice, and have not objected to, such change.   


How to Contact Us 

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, your Personal Information, or your consent choices, you can contact us at: 


Fusion Now   


1475 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO  64106 


Or by email at:  [email protected] 

Fusion Now cares deeply about the privacy and security of your Personal Information. If you have questions regarding our compliance with this Privacy Policy, please contact us at the above email address. We will do our best to address your concerns as expeditiously as possible. 


Effective: 02/01/2017 


Fusion Now Terms of Use 


Acceptance of Terms 

At Fusion Now, LLC (“Fusion Now,” “us”, “our,” or “we”), our goal is to provide you a great online experience celebrating the commercial truck driver by providing news, information and entertainment, as well as an escape from the everyday grind. We also aim to celebrate and support the commercial truck driving industry by providing an online platform to connect drivers to the employers who need them. 


We’ve drafted these Terms of Use (“Terms”) to tell you how you may use our Services – including our website – and inform you of the rules that govern your use of our Services.  Please read these Terms carefully before you access our website or use any of our other Services. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use our website or other Services.   


Description of Services 

Fusion Now provides its website and other Services to its visitors to celebrate and support the commercial truck driving industry.  Much of our Website content is informational and provided for your convenience and entertainment. As such, the inclusion of or linking to any advertisement, product, service, opinion, or the like, or the mention thereof on our website does not imply any endorsement by Fusion Now. 


Please note that all features, content, and specifications of our website, or other Services are subject to change without notice.   


While we strive to ensure that our Services and all other information we provide is complete, accurate, and current, some information provided may sometimes be inaccurate, incomplete, or out-of-date. We make no representation regarding the completeness or accuracy of any Services, or other information, content, advice, or recommendations made through the Website, or Services. We also do not make any representations or warranties regarding the quality or safety of any products or Services, or third-party products or services offered or made available. 


Who Can Use Our Services 

All of Fusion Now’s Services – including the Website and – are intended for adult audiences only and are not intended for or directed to anyone under 18 years of age. Therefore, no one under 18 years of age is allowed to create an account or otherwise register with Fusion Now, apply for Truck Driving Jobs through our Website, or Services, or otherwise use our Services. By using our Services, including the Website and you attest that you are over 18 years of age, and that you will comply with these Terms and all applicable local, state, federal, and international laws, rules, and regulations. 


Registration with Fusion Now 

All information that you are required to provide at registration must be current, complete, and accurate. You are also responsible for ensuring that your account information is timely updated if it ever changes. In addition, you must keep and are responsible for keeping your sensitive information – like your account password – confidential. Please contact us immediately if you think your account has been compromised. 


In using the Services, you agree that: 


You are permitted to create only one account for yourself, and you will not create more than one account for your individual use. 

You will not, without our express permission, create another account for yourself if we have disabled or otherwise restricted your account. 

You will not buy, sell, rent, or lease access to your account in any way. 

You will not share your account’s login credentials (for example, your account password, or your email address and password reset/security question) with others. 

You will access the Website, and Services through only those means authorized by Fusion Now, and you will not log in or attempt to access the Website, or Services through any unauthorized means. 

Your Use of Our Services 

What We Grant To You 

Fusion Now grants you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable, non-exclusive, revocable, and limited license to access and use our Services, for the sole purposes of letting you use and enjoy the benefits of the Services in a way allowed by these Terms and our other policies. 


What You Grant to Us 

In using our Services, you may create, upload, post, send, receive, and store certain information. In doing so, you grant Fusion Now an unrestricted, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, sub-licensable, and transferable license to host, store, use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, publish, and distribute the content or other information you provide. We may use any content or other information that you provide in a number of ways, including but not limited to facilitating your search for Truck Driving Jobs through our Website, connecting you with other users and sharing your and for operating, developing, providing, promoting, and improving the Services. 


In addition, you understand that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, or article submissions (collectively, “Submissions”) you provide to us are not confidential and become our sole property. If you provide feedback, suggestions, articles, or any other Submissions, including but not limited to business ideas and original works, you are granting Fusion Now a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, fully sub-licensable, and irrevocable right to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, display, create works from and otherwise utilize such submissions. This means we can use the ideas you to provide us without compensating you. 


Though we are not required to do so, we may, in our sole discretion, monitor or review the Services, and access, review, screen, remove, and delete and content at any time and for any reason, including if we believe that content violates these Terms. 


Your Behavior 

You are responsible for all content provided and activity by you or that otherwise occurs under your account (even if that content or activity occurs from other individuals who have accessed the Website, and other Services through your device or account). 


By using the Services, you agree that: 


You will not use the Website, or any Services for any purpose that is illegal or otherwise prohibited in these Terms. 

You will not use any automated means – such as any robot, spider, etc. – to access the Services or extract other users’ submitted content or information. 

You will not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our website or services.   

You will not reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of the website’s software 

You will not use or develop any third-party applications to interact with the Website, Services, or other users’ content or information, unless you have our written consent. 

You will not use the Website, or any Services in a way that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect, or inhibit other Fusion Now’s users in fully using the Services, or our ability to maintain our Services. 

You will not use the Website, or any Services in a way that could damage, overburden, or impair the functioning of the Services. 

You will not use or attempt to use another Fusion Now user’s account without their permission. 

You will not solicit other users’ login credentials. 

You will not create an account using the name of another person or otherwise use the Services with the intent of impersonating the other person or create an account using any name that is offensive, vulgar, or obscene. 

You will not post content that is offensive or that contains pornography, graphic violence, threats, hate speech, or incites violence, or promotes any unlawful activity. 

You will not use the Services in any way that violates Fusion Now’s rights or those of any third party. 

You will not use the Services to harass, abuse, defame, stalk, or threaten others, including other users. 

You will not compromise the security of the Services, including but not limited to uploading viruses or other malicious code. 

You will not attempt to circumvent any content-filters or content-filtering techniques used by Fusion Now. 

You will access only those areas or features of the Services that we have authorized you to access, and you will not attempt to access any areas or features that you are not authorized to access. 

You will not probe, scan, or test the security or vulnerability of our Services, including any Fusion Now system or network. 

You will not use the Services – including the App’s Message Feed – to send unsolicited or spam emails or messages to other users or to Fusion Now, including to advertise or promote any product, service, or event. 

You will not engage in any activity that violates these Terms, and you will not encourage any acts that violate these Terms. 

Furthermore, you agree to the following terms and conditions: 


Violence & Criminal Behavior 


Violence and Incitement 

Policy Rationale 


We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Fusion Now. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person’s public visibility and the risks to their physical safety. In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. Terrorists deserve to be killed), and we deem those non credible absent specific evidence to the contrary. 


Do Not Post 


Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) targeting people or places where threat is defined as any of the following: 


Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence; or 

Calls for high-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence; or 

Statements advocating for high-severity violence; or 

Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence 

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary, or assassin against a target. 


Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target. 


Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, unnamed specified persons, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high-risk groups where threat is defined as any of the following: 


Statements of intent to commit violence; or 

Statements advocating violence; or 

Calls for mid-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or 

Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence; or 

Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high-risk groups and any credible: 

Statements of intent to commit violence; or 

Calls for action of violence; or 

Statements advocating for violence; or 

Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence 

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following: 


Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes: 

Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence 

Imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that has been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bulls’ eye, dart, gun to head, etc.) 


Content that exposes the identity or locations affiliated with any individual who is alleged to be a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group, share familial and/or romantic relationships with a member of an at-risk group or have performed professional activities in support of an at-risk group (except for political figures). 


Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through: 


Language explicitly stating that goal, or 

Photos or videos that show or simulate the result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction 

Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self-defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo) 

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives: 


Unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing) 

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, conditional or aspirational statements, or advocating for violence due to voting, voter registration, or the administration of outcome of an election 


Misinformation and unverifiable rumors that contribute to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm. 


Statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring weapons to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities, polling places, or locations used to count votes or administer an election ( or encouraging others to do the same). 


For the following content, we may require more information and/or context in order to enforce: 


Threats against election officials 

Dangerous Individuals and Organizations 

Policy Rationale 


To prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we do not allow any organizations or individuals that proclaim a violent mission or are engaged in violence to have a presence on Fusion Now. This includes organizations or individuals involved in the following: 


Terrorist activity 

Organized hate 

Mass murder (including attempts) or multiple murder 

Human trafficking 

Organized violence or criminal activity 

We also remove content that expresses support or praise for groups, leaders, or individuals involved in these activities. 


Do Not Post 


We do not allow the following people (living or deceased) or groups to maintain a presence (for example, have an account, Page, Group) on our platform: 


Terrorist organizations and terrorists, which include: 


Any non-state actor that: 

Engages in, advocates, or lends substantial support to purposive and planned acts of violence, 

Which causes or attempts to cause death, injury or serious harm to civilians, or any other person not taking direct part in the hostilities in a situation of armed conflict, and/or significant damage to property linked to death, serious injury or serious harm to civilians 

With the intent to coerce, intimidate and/or influence a civilian population, government, or international organization 

In order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim. 

Hate organizations and their leaders and prominent members 


A hate organization is defined as: 

Any association of three or more people that is organized under a name, sign, or symbol and that has an ideology, statements, or physical actions that attack individuals based on characteristics, including race, religious affiliation, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, serious disease or disability. 

Mass and multiple murderers (including attempts) 


We consider a homicide to be a mass murder if it results in three or more deaths in one incident 

We consider an attempted mass murder to be one where an individual uses a weapon or vehicle to attempt mass harm in a public space or against more than one person 

We consider any individual who has committed two or more murders over multiple incidents or locations a multiple murderer 

Human trafficking groups and their leaders 


Human trafficking groups are organizations responsible for any of the following: 

Prostitution of others, forced/bonded labor, slavery, or the removal of organs 

Recruiting, transporting, transferring, detaining, providing, harboring, or receiving a minor, or an adult against their will 

Criminal organizations and their leaders and prominent members 


A criminal organization is defined as: 

Any association of three or more people that is united under a name, color(s), hand gesture(s) or recognized indicia, which has engaged in or threatens to engage in criminal activity, including (but not limited to) 


Drug trafficking 

Arms trafficking 

Identity theft 

Money laundering 

Extortion or trafficking 



Sexual exploitation (covered in section 7 and section 8) 

We do not allow symbols that represent any of the above organizations or individuals to be shared on our platform without context that condemns or neutrally discusses the content. 


We do not allow content that praises any of the above organizations or individuals or any acts committed by them. 


We do not allow coordination of support for any of the above organizations or individuals or any acts committed by them. 


We do not allow content that praises, supports, or represents events that Fusion Now designates as terrorist attacks, hate events, mass murders or attempted mass murders, serial murders, hate crimes and violating events. 


Coordinating Harm and Publicizing Crime 

Policy Rationale 


To prevent and disrupt offline harm and copycat behavior, we prohibit people from facilitating, organizing, promoting, or admitting to certain criminal or harmful activities targeted at people, businesses, property or animals. We allow people to debate and advocate for the legality of criminal and harmful activities, as well as draw attention to harmful or criminal activity that they may witness or experience if they do not advocate for or coordinate harm. 


Do Not Post 


Harm against people 


Depicting, admitting to or promoting the following acts committed by you or your associates: 


Acts of physical harm against humans, including acts of domestic violence, except when shared in a context of redemption or defense of self or another person 

Statements of intent, calls to action, representing, supporting, or advocating for, or depicting, admitting to or speaking positively about, the following acts committed by you or your associates: 



Depicting, promoting, advocating for or encouraging: 


Participation in a high-risk viral challenge 

Harm against animals 


Statements of intent, calls to action, representing, supporting or advocating for, or depicting, admitting to or promoting: 


Acts of physical harm against animals committed by you or your associates except in cases of hunting, fishing, religious sacrifice, food preparation or processing, pest or vermin, self-defense, or redemption 

Staged animal vs. animal fights, including acts committed by a third party 

Harm against property 


Statements of intent, calls to action, representing, supporting, or advocating for harm against property that depicts, admits to, or promotes the following acts committed by you or your associates: 



Hacking when the intent is to hijack a domain, corrupt or disrupt cyber systems, seek ransoms, or gain unauthorized access to data systems 

Theft when committed by you or your associates, as well as positive statements about theft when committed by a third party 

Voter and/or Census Fraud 


Offers to buy or sell votes with cash or gifts 

Statements that advocate, provide instructions, or show explicit intent to illegally participate in a voting or census process 

Voter and/or Census Interference 


Misrepresentation of the dates, locations, and times, and methods for voting or voter registration or census participation 

Misrepresentation of who can vote, qualifications for voting, whether a vote will be counted, and what information and/or materials must be provided to vote. 

Misrepresentation of whether a candidate is running or not 

Misrepresentation of who can participate in the census and what information or materials must be provided to participate 

Calls for coordinated interference that would affect an individual’s ability to participate in the census or an election 

Content stating that census or voting participation may or will result in law enforcement consequences (e.g., arrest, deportation, imprisonment) 

Content claiming that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is at a voting location 

Explicit claims that people will be infected by COVID (or another communicable disease) if they participate in the voting process. 

Other misrepresentations related to voting in an official election or census participation may be subject to false news standards, as referenced in section 20 

For the following content, we include a label so that people are aware the content may be sensitive: 


Imagery depicting a high-risk viral challenge if shared with a caption that condemns or raise awareness of the associated risks 


Regulated Goods 

Policy Rationale 


To encourage safety and compliance with common legal restrictions, we prohibit attempts by individuals, manufacturers, and retailers to purchase, sell, or trade non-medical drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, and marijuana. We also prohibit the purchase, sale, gifting, exchange, and transfer of firearms, including firearm parts or ammunition, between private individuals on Fusion Now. Some of these items are not regulated everywhere; however, because of the borderless nature of our community, we try to enforce our policies as consistently as possible. Firearm stores and online retailers may promote items available for sale off of our services as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations. We allow discussions about sales of firearms and firearm parts in stores or by online retailers and advocating for changes to firearm regulation. Regulated goods that are not prohibited by our Community Standards may be subject to our more stringent Commerce Policies. 


Do Not Post 




Content that: 


Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements between private individuals, unless posted by a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g., police department, fire department) 

Provides access to 3D printing or computer aided manufacturing instructions for firearms or firearms parts even when posted by brick-and-mortar stores, brands, and legitimate websites. 

Non-medical drugs: 


Content that: 


Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit non-medical drugs 

Admits to buying or trading non-medical drugs by the poster of the content by themselves or through others 

Admits to personal use without acknowledgment of or reference to recovery, treatment, or other assistance to combat usage 

Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs 

Marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs: 


Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs 

Alcohol / Tobacco: 


Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift alcohol or tobacco products and is not posted by a Page, Group, or Instagram Profile representing a real brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand 

Endangered species: 


Content that: 


Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit endangered species or their parts 

Admits to poaching, buying or trading of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content either by themselves or through others 

Depicts poaching of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content by themselves or through others 

Speaks positively of the poaching of endangered species and their parts 

Promotes, encourages, or coordinates the poaching of endangered species and their parts 

Live non-endangered animals: 


Content that attempts to buy, sell or trade live non-endangered animals between private individuals. 

Human blood: 


Content that attempts to buy, sell, or trade human blood 

Content that solicits human blood unless for a donation or a gift 

Weight loss products: 


Content about weight loss that contains a miracle claim and attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, or gift weight loss products or supplements 

Historical artifacts: 


Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift or solicit historical artifacts 

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older: 




Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand, or government agency which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements. 


For the following content, we might restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older: 


Alcohol / Tobacco: 


Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift of alcohol or tobacco products off of Fusion Now’s services 


Bladed weapons: 


Content which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift bladed weapons. 


Weight loss products: 


Content that: 


Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift weight loss products 

Admits to or depicts using a weight loss product, unless in condemnation 

Promotes or encourages the use of weight loss products 

Provides instructions to use or make weight loss products 

Potentially dangerous cosmetic procedures: 


Content that: 


Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure 

Admits to or depicts using a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure, unless in condemnation 

Promotes or encourages the use of a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure 

Provides instructions to use or perform a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure 

Fraud and Deception 

Policy Rationale 


To prevent and disrupt harmful or fraudulent activity, we remove content aimed at deliberately deceiving people to gain an unfair advantage or deprive another of money, property, or legal right. However, we allow people to raise awareness and educate others as well as condemn these activities using our platform. 


Do Not Post 


Content that engages in, promotes, encourages, facilitates, or admits to the following activities: 


Offering, solicitation and trade of: 

Goods/property purchased with stolen financial information 

Future exam papers or answer sheets where answers are not meant to be widely shared 

Educational and professional certificates 

Credentials for paid subscription services 

Fake user reviews 

Fake or manipulated documents, e.g., coupons, medical prescriptions 

Fake or counterfeit currency 

Offering or selling of personally identifiable information 

Coordination or facilitation of betting manipulation, e.g., match fixing 

Recruitment of workforce for the purpose of fraudulent activities, e.g., Social Security Number (SSN) scams 

Other forms of deception aimed at depriving people of money or property such as: 

Confidence schemes, e.g., romance/military impersonation scams 

Ponzi schemes or Pyramid schemes 

Setting up false businesses or entities 

Investment schemes with promise of high rates of return 



Money laundering (concealment of the origins of criminally obtained money) 

Charity scams or fake fundraising campaigns 

Debt Relief or Credit Repair Scam 



Suicide and Self-Injury 

Policy Rationale 


To promote a safe environment on Fusion Now, we remove content that encourages suicide or self-injury, including certain graphic imagery, real-time depictions, and fictional content that experts tell us might lead others to engage in similar behavior. Self-injury is defined as the intentional and direct injuring of the body, including self-mutilation, and eating disorders. We want Fusion Now to be a space where people can share their experiences, raise awareness about these issues, and seek support from one another, which is why we allow people to discuss suicide and self-injury. 


We work with organizations around the world to aid people in distress. We also talk to experts in suicide and self-injury to help inform our policies and enforcement. For example, we have been advised by experts that we should not remove live videos of self-injury while there is an opportunity for loved ones and authorities to provide help or resources. 


In contrast, we remove any content that identifies and negatively targets victims or survivors of self-injury or suicide seriously, humorously, or rhetorically. 


Do Not Post 


Content that promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for: 




Eating disorders 

Content that depicts graphic self-injury imagery 


Except in limited situations of newsworthiness, it is against our policies to post content depicting a person who engaged in a suicide attempt or death by suicide 


Content that focuses on depiction of ribs, collar bones, thigh gaps, hips, concave stomach, or protruding spine or scapula when shared together with terms associated with eating disorders. 


Content that contains instructions for drastic and unhealthy weight loss when shared together with terms associated with eating disorders. 


For the following content, we restrict content to adults over the age of 18, and include a sensitivity screen so that people are aware the content may be upsetting: 


Photos or videos depicting a person’s death by suicide that are determined to be newsworthy 

Photos or videos depicting a person who engaged in euthanasia/assisted suicide in a medical setting 

For the following content, we include a sensitivity screen so that people are aware the content may be upsetting to some: 


Content that depicts older instances of self-harm such as healed cuts or other non-graphic self-injury imagery in a context of recovery 

Content that depicts ribs, collar bones, thigh gaps, hips, concave stomach, or protruding spine or scapula in a recovery context. 

We provide resources to people who post written or verbal admissions of engagement in self injury, including: 



Euthanasia/assisted suicide 


Eating disorders 

Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Nudity 

Policy Rationale 


We do not allow content that sexually exploits or endangers children. When we become aware of apparent child exploitation, we report it to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), in compliance with applicable law. We know that sometimes people share nude images of their own children with good intentions; however, we generally remove these images because of the potential for abuse by others and to help avoid the possibility of other people reusing or misappropriating the images. 


Do Not Post 


Content that depicts participation in or advocates for the sexual exploitation of children, including (but not limited to) 


Engaging in any sexual activity involving minors 

Adults soliciting minors 

Minors soliciting minors 

Minors soliciting adults 

Using our products and site functionality with the intention of sexualizing minors 

Content that constitutes or facilitates inappropriate interactions with children, such as 


Initiating unsolicited contact with minors (for example, private messages between stranger adults and minors) 

Soliciting, displaying, sharing, or viewing imagery of nude, sexualized, or sexual activity with minors 

Arranging real-world sexual encounters or obtaining sexual material from a minor directly 

Displaying nudity to minors 

Content (including photos, videos, real-world art, digital content, and text) that depicts 


Any sexual activity involving minors 

Minors in a sexual fetish context 

Minors with sexual elements, including (but not limited to): 


Focus on genitals 

Presence of aroused adult 

Presence of sex toys 

Sexualized costume 


Staged environment (for example, on a bed) or professionally shot (quality/focus/angles) 

Open-mouth kissing with minor or adult 

Content (including photos, videos, real-world art, digital content, and verbal depictions) that shows minors in a sexualized context 


Content that depicts child nudity where nudity is defined as 


Visible genitalia (even when covered or obscured by transparent clothing) 

Visible anus and/or fully nude close-up of buttocks 

Uncovered female nipples for children older than toddler-age 

No clothes present from neck to knee for children older than toddler-age 

Digitally-created depictions of nude minors, unless the image is for health or educational purposes 

Imagery that depicts non-sexual child abuse regardless of sharing intent 


Content that praises, supports, promotes, advocates for, provides instructions for or encourages participation in non-sexual child abuse 


Sexual Exploitation of Adults 

Policy Rationale 


We recognize the importance of Fusion Now as a place to discuss and draw attention to sexual violence and exploitation. We believe this is an important part of building common understanding and community. To create space for this conversation while promoting a safe environment, we remove content that depicts, threatens, or promotes sexual violence, sexual assault, or sexual exploitation, while also allowing space for victims to share their experiences. We remove content that displays, advocates for, or coordinates sexual acts with non-consenting parties or commercial sexual services, such as prostitution and escort services. We do this to avoid facilitating transactions that may involve trafficking, coercion, and non-consensual sexual acts. To protect victims and survivors, we also remove images that depict incidents of sexual violence and intimate images shared without permission from the people pictured. 


Do Not Post 


In instances where content consists of any form of non-consensual sexual touching, crushing, necrophilia or bestiality, or forced stripping, including: 


Depictions (including real photos/videos), or 

Advocacy (including aspirational and conditional statements), or 

Statements of intent, or 

Calls for action, or 

Threatening, soliciting, or stating an intent to share imagery, or 

Admitting participation, or 

Mocking victims of any of the above 

Content that attempts to exploit people by any of the following: 


Sextortion: Coercing money, favors, or intimate imagery from people with threats to expose their intimate imagery or intimate information 

Sharing, threatening, stating an intent to share, offering or asking for imagery known as “Revenge Porn” or “Non-Consensual Intimate Images” that fulfills all three of the following conditions: 

Image is non-commercial or produced in a private setting 

Person in the image is (near) nude, engaged in sexual activity, or in a sexual pose 

Lack of consent to share the image is indicated by 

Vengeful context (for example, caption, comments, or page title) 

Independent sources (for example, law enforcement record) including entertainment media (for example, leak of images confirmed by media) 

A visible match between the person depicted in the image and the person who has reported the content to us 

The person who reported the content to us shares the same name as the person depicted in the image 

Secretly taken non-commercial imagery of a real person’s commonly sexualized body parts (breasts, groin, buttocks, or thighs) or of a real person engaged in sexual activity. This imagery is commonly known as “creepshots” or “upskirts” and includes photos or videos that mocks, sexualizes, or exposes the person depicted in the imagery. 

Threatening or stating an intent to share private sexual conversations that meets the following criteria: 

Lack of consent is indicated by: 

Vengeful context and/or threatening context, or 

A visible match between the person depicted in the image and the person who has reported the content to us 

The person who reported the content to us shares the same name as the person depicted in the image 

Attempting to coordinate adult commercial sexual services or prostitution activities, such as requesting or offering or asking for rates for escort services and paid sexual fetish or domination services. 


For the following content, we might include a warning screen so that people are aware the content may be disturbing: 


Narratives and statements that contain a depiction of non-consensual sexual touching (written or verbal) that includes details beyond mere naming or mentioning the act if: 


Shared by the victim, or 

Shared by a third party (other than the victim) in support of victim or condemnation of act or for general awareness to be determined by context/caption 

Content mocking the concept of non-consensual sexual touching 


Bullying and Harassment 

Policy Rationale 


Bullying and harassment happen in many places and come in many different forms, from making threats to releasing personally identifiable information, to sending threatening messages, and making unwanted malicious contact. We do not tolerate this kind of behavior because it prevents people from feeling safe and respected on Fusion Now. 


We distinguish between public figures and private individuals because we want to allow discussion, which often includes critical commentary of people who are featured in the news or who have a large public audience. For public figures, we remove attacks that are severe as well as certain attacks where the public figure is directly tagged in the post or comment. For private individuals, our protection goes further: we remove content that is meant to degrade or shame, including, for example, claims about someone’s sexual activity. We recognize that bullying and harassment can have more of an emotional impact on minors, which is why our policies provide heightened protection for users between the ages of 13 and 18. 


Context and intent matter, and we allow people to share and re-share posts if something was shared to condemn or draw attention to bullying and harassment. In certain instances, we require self-reporting because it helps us understand that the person targeted feels bullied or harassed. 


Do Not Post 


Repeatedly contact someone in a manner that is: 


Unwanted or 

Sexually harassing or 

Directed at a large number of individuals with no prior solicitation 

Target anyone maliciously by: 


Calling for, or making statements of intent to engage in, bullying and/or harassment 

Attacking them based on their status as a victim of sexual assault, sexual exploitation, or domestic abuse 

Calling for self-injury or suicide of a specific person, or group of people 

Attacking them through derogatory terms related to sexual activity (e.g., whore, slut) 

Posting content about a violent tragedy, or victims of violent tragedies that include claims that a violent tragedy did not occur 

Posting content about victims or survivors of violent tragedies by name or by image, with claims that they are 

Acting/pretending to be a victim of an event 

Otherwise paid or employed to mislead people about their role in the event 

Threatening to release an individual’s private phone number, residential address, or email address 

Making statements of intent to engage in a sexual activity or advocating for them to engage in a sexual activity 

Creating Pages or Groups that are dedicated to attacking individual(s) by: 

Calling for death, serious disease, epidemic disease, or disability 

Making statements of intent of advocating to engage in sexual activity 

Making claims that the individual has or may have a sexually transmitted disease 

Sending messages that contain the following attacks when aimed at an individual or group of individuals in the thread 

Targeted cursing 

Calls for death, serious disease, disability, epidemic disease, or physical harm 

Target another private individual, or public figure who is a minor, with: 


Calls for death, serious disease, epidemic disease, or disability 

Claims about sexual activity or sexually transmitted diseases 

Pages or Groups created to attack through: 

Targeted cursing 

Negative physical descriptions 

Claims about religious identity or blasphemy 

Expressions of contempt or disgust 

Target public figures by purposefully exposing them to: 


For adults 

Calls for death, serious disease, epidemic disease, or disability 

Claims about sexually transmitted disease 

Content that praises, celebrates, or mocks their death 

For minors 

Comparisons to animals or insects that are culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior or to an inanimate object (“cow,” “monkey” “potato”) 

Content manipulated to highlight, circle, or otherwise negatively draw attention to specific physical characteristics (nose, ear, etc.) 

Target private individuals or involuntary minor public figures with: 


Comparisons to animals or insects that are culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior or to an inanimate object (“cow,” “monkey” “potato”) 

Content manipulated to highlight, circle, or otherwise negatively draw attention to specific physical characteristics (nose, ear, etc.) 

Attacks through negative physical descriptions 

Content that ranks individuals on physical appearance or personality 

Content sexualizing another adult 

Content that depicts others in the process of, or right after menstruating, urinating, vomiting, or defecating where context further degrades the individual or contains an expression of disgust 

Physical bullying where the context further degrades the individual 

Content that praises, celebrates, or mocks their death 

In addition to the above, attacks through Pages or Groups: 

Negative character or ability claims 

Self-referential bullying: Only if the Object targets more than 1 private individual 

Target private adults (who must self-report) or any private minors or involuntary minor public figures with: 


Targeted cursing 

Claims about romantic involvement, sexual orientation, or gender identity 

Coordination, advocation, or promotion of exclusion 

Negative character or ability claims, except in the context of criminal allegations against adults 

Expressions of contempt or disgust, except in the context of criminal allegations against adults 

Target private individuals who are minors with: 


Allegations about criminal or illegal behavior 

Videos of physical bullying or violence against minors in a fight context shared in a non-condemning context 

Target private individuals (who must self-report) with: 


Self-referential bullying 

Unwanted manipulated imagery 

Comparison to other public, fictional, or private individuals on the basis of physical appearance 

Claims about religious identity or blasphemy, except in at-risk countries where the Violence and Incitement policy should be applied 

Comparisons to animals or insects that are not culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior (“tiger,” “lion”) 

Neutral or positive physical descriptions 

Non-negative character or ability claims 

Any bullying or harassment violation, when shared in an endearing context 

Attacks through derogatory terms related to a lack of sexual activity 

For the following content, we include a warning screen so that people are aware the content may be disturbing: 


Videos of physical bullying or violence against minors in a fight context shared with a condemning caption 


Human Exploitation 

Policy Rationale 


After consulting with outside experts from around the world, we are consolidating several existing exploitation policies that were previously housed in different sections of the Community Standards into one dedicated section that focuses on human exploitation and captures a broad range of harmful activities that may manifest on our platform. Experts think and talk about these issues under one umbrella — human exploitation. 


To disrupt and prevent harm, we remove content that facilitates or coordinates the exploitation of humans, including human trafficking. We define human trafficking as the business of depriving someone of liberty for profit. It is the exploitation of humans to force them to engage in commercial sex, labor, or other activities against their will. It relies on deception, force, and coercion, and degrades humans by depriving them of their freedom while economically or materially benefiting others. 


Human trafficking is multi-faceted and global; it can affect anyone regardless of age, socioeconomic background, ethnicity, gender, or location. It takes many forms, and any given trafficking situation can involve various stages of development. By the coercive nature of this abuse, victims cannot consent. 


While we need to be careful not to conflate human trafficking and smuggling, the two can be related and exhibit overlap. The United Nations defines human smuggling as the procurement or facilitation of illegal entry into a state across international borders. Without necessity for coercion or force, it may still result in the exploitation of vulnerable individuals who are trying to leave their country of origin, often in pursuit of a better life. Human smuggling is a crime against a state, relying on movement, and human trafficking is a crime against a person, relying on exploitation. 


Do Not Post 


Content or exhibit behavior that may lead to human exploitation, which includes any of the following: 


Sex Trafficking, covering minors and adults 

The sale of children for illegal adoption 

Orphanage Trafficking and Orphanage Volun-tourism 

Forced Marriages 

Labor Exploitation (incl. bonded labor) 

Domestic Servitude 

Non-regenerative Organ Trafficking 

Forced Criminal Activity (e.g., forced begging, forced drug trafficking) 

Recruitment of Child Soldiers 

Content geared towards the: 


Recruitment of potential victims through force, fraud, coercion, enticement, deception, blackmail or other non-consensual acts. 

Facilitation of human exploitation by coordinating, transporting, transferring, harboring or brokering of victims prior or during the exploitation. 

Exploitation of humans by promoting, depicting, or advocating for it. 

Content that offers or assists in smuggling of humans 

Privacy Violations and Image Privacy Rights 

Policy Rationale 


Privacy and the protection of personal information are fundamentally important values for Fusion Now. We work hard to keep your account secure and safeguard your personal information in order to protect you from potential physical or financial harm. You should not post personal or confidential information about others without first getting their consent. We also provide people ways to report imagery that they believe to be in violation of their privacy rights. 


Do Not Post 


Content that facilitates identity theft by posting or soliciting personally identifiable information, including (but not limited to) 


National identification numbers, Social Security numbers, passport numbers, or exam numbers 

School and education IDs featuring two of the following: (1) name, (2) photo, or (3) ID number 

Digital identities, including passwords 

Content that contains medical/psychological, biometric, or genetic records or official documentation of others 


Content that facilitates identity theft by sharing personally identifiable information via an external link 


Content that facilitates identity theft by sharing private financial information of an organization or business 


Content that facilitates identity theft by disclosing the following personal financial information (of either the self or others) 


Bank account and/or card information 

Financial records paired with account information 

Content that facilitates identity theft by sharing the private contact information of others defined as 


Private phone numbers or addresses 

Email, Messenger, and chat identities 

The above information may be shared to promote charitable causes, non-violating services, or to facilitate finding missing people or animals 

Except in limited cases of newsworthiness, content claimed or confirmed to come from a hacked source, regardless of whether the affected person is a public figure or a private individual. 


Content that includes photographs that display the external view of private residences if the following conditions apply: 


The residence is a single-family home, or the resident’s unit number is identified in the image/caption 

The city or neighborhood is identified 

A resident is mentioned or depicted 

That same resident objects to the exposure of their private residence 

Content that exposes the undercover status of law enforcement personnel if 


The content contains the agent’s full name or other explicit identification and explicitly mentions their undercover status, or 

The content contains images identifying the faces of the law enforcement personnel and explicitly mentions their undercover status 

Content that exposes information about safe houses by sharing any of the below, unless the safe house is actively promoting its location, contact information, or the type of service and protection it offers through comments, posts, Pages or Groups: 


Actual address of the safe house (post box only is allowed), 

Images of the safe house, 

Identifiable city/neighborhood of the safe house, or 

Information outing residents of the safe house 

The following content also may be removed 


A reported photo or video of people where the person depicted in the image is: 

A minor under thirteen years old, and the content was reported by the minor or a parent or legal guardian, 

A minor between thirteen and eighteen years old, and the content was reported by the minor, 

An adult, where the content was reported by the adult from outside the United States and applicable law may provide rights to removal 

Any person who is incapacitated and unable to report the content on their own 

Objectionable Content 


Hate Speech 

Policy Rationale 


We do not allow hate speech on Fusion Now because it creates an environment of intimidation and exclusion and in some cases may promote real-world violence. 


We define hate speech as a direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identity, and serious disease or disability. We protect against attacks based on age when age is paired with another protected characteristic and provide certain protections for immigration status. We define attack as violent or dehumanizing speech, harmful stereotypes, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation. We separate attacks into three tiers of severity, as described below. 


Sometimes people share content containing someone else’s hate speech for the purpose of raising awareness or educating others. In some cases, words or terms that might otherwise violate our standards are used self-referentially or in an empowering way. People sometimes express contempt in the context of a romantic break-up. Other times, they use gender-exclusive language to control membership in a health or positive support group, such as a breastfeeding group for women only. In all of these cases, we allow the content but expect people to clearly indicate their intent, which helps us better understand why they shared it. Where the intention is unclear, we may remove the content. 


In addition, we believe that people are more responsible when they share this kind of commentary using their authentic identity. 


Do Not Post 


Tier 1 


Content targeting a person or group of people (including all subsets except those described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses) on the basis of their aforementioned protected characteristic(s) or immigration status with: 


Violent speech or support in written or visual form 

Dehumanizing speech or imagery in the form of comparisons, generalizations, or unqualified behavioral statements (in written or visual form) to or about: 


Animals that are culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior 

Filth, bacteria, disease and feces 

Sexual predator 


Violent and sexual criminals 

Other criminals (including but not limited to “thieves,” “bank robbers,” or saying “All [protected characteristic or quasi-protected characteristic] are ‘criminals’”) 

Statements denying existence 

Mocking the concept, events or victims of hate crimes even if no real person is depicted in an image 

Designated dehumanizing comparisons, generalizations, or behavioral statements (in written or visual form)- that include: 

Black people and apes or ape-like creatures 

Black people and farm equipment 

Caricatures of Black people in the form of blackface 

Jewish people and rats 

Jewish people running the world or controlling major institutions such as media networks, the economy or the government 

Muslim people and pigs 

Muslim person and sexual relations with goats or pigs 

Mexican people and worm like creatures 

Women as household objects or referring to women as property or “objects” 

Transgender or non-binary people referred to as “it” 

Tier 2 


Content targeting a person or group of people on the basis of their protected characteristic(s) with: 


Generalizations that state inferiority (in written or visual form) in the following ways: 

Physical deficiencies are defined as those about: 

Hygiene, including but not limited to: filthy, dirty, smelly 

Physical appearance, including but not limited to: ugly, hideous 

Mental deficiencies are defined as those about: 

Intellectual capacity, including but not limited to: dumb, stupid, idiots 

Education, including but not limited to: illiterate, uneducated 

Mental health, including but not limited to: mentally ill, retarded, crazy, insane 

Moral deficiencies are defined as those about: 

Character traits culturally perceived as negative, including but not limited to: coward, liar, arrogant, ignorant 

Derogatory terms related to sexual activity, including but not limited to: whore, slut, perverts 

Other statements of inferiority, which we define as: 

Expressions about being less than adequate, including but not limited to: worthless, useless 

Expressions about being better/worse than another protected characteristic, including but not limited to: “I believe that males are superior to females.” 

Expressions about deviating from the norm, including but not limited to: freaks, abnormal 

Expressions of contempt (in written or visual form), which we define as: 

Self-admission to intolerance on the basis of a protected characteristics, including but not limited to: homophobic, Islamophobic, racist 

Expressions that a protected characteristic should not exist 

Expressions of hate, including but not limited to: despise, hate 

Expressions of dismissal, including but not limited to: don´t respect, don’t like, don´t care for 

Expressions of disgust (in written or visual form), which we define as: 

Expressions that suggest the target causes sickness, including but not limited to: vomit, throw up 

Expressions of repulsion or distaste, including but not limited to: vile, disgusting, yuck 

Cursing, defined as: 

Referring to the target as genitalia or anus, including but not limited to: cunt, dick, asshole 

Profane terms or phrases with the intent to insult, including but not limited to: fuck, bitch, motherfucker 

Terms or phrases calling for engagement in sexual activity, or contact with genitalia, anus, feces or urine, including but not limited to: suck my dick, kiss my ass, eat shit 

Tier 3 


Content targeting a person or group of people on the basis of their protected characteristic(s) with any of the following: 


Calls for segregation 

Explicit Exclusion which includes but is not limited to “expel” or “not allowed”. 

Political Exclusion defined as denial of right to political participation. 

Economic Exclusion defined as denial of access to economic entitlements and limiting participation in the labor market, 

Social Exclusion defined as including but not limited to denial of opportunity to gain access to spaces (incl. online) and social services. 

We do allow criticism of immigration policies and arguments for restricting those policies. 


Content that describes or negatively targets people with slurs, where slurs are defined as words commonly used as insulting labels for the above-listed characteristics. 


Violent and Graphic Content 

Policy Rationale 


We remove content that glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others because it may create an environment that discourages participation. We allow graphic content (with some limitations) to help people raise awareness about issues. We know that people value the ability to discuss important issues like human rights abuses or acts of terrorism. We also know that people have different sensitivities with regard to graphic and violent content. For that reason, we add a warning label to especially graphic or violent content so that it is not available to people under the age of eighteen and so that people are aware of the graphic or violent nature before they click to see it. 


Do Not Post 


Imagery of People 


Videos of people or dead bodies in non-medical settings if they depict 



Visible internal organs; partially decomposed bodies 

Charred or burning people unless in the context of cremation or self-immolation when that action is a form of political speech or newsworthy 

Victims of cannibalism 


Live streams of capital punishment of a person 


For the following content, we include a warning screen so that people are aware the content may be disturbing. We also limit the ability to view the content to adults, ages eighteen and older: 


Imagery of People 


Videos of people or dead bodies in a medical setting if they depict 



Visible internal organs; partially decomposed bodies 

Charred or burning people, including cremation or self-immolation when that action is a form of political speech or newsworthy 

Victims of cannibalism 


Photos of wounded or dead people if they show 



Visible internal organs; partially decomposed bodies 

Charred or burning people 

Victims of cannibalism 


Imagery that shows the violent death of a person or people by accident or murder 


Imagery that shows capital punishment of a person 


Imagery that shows acts of torture committed against a person or people 


Imagery of non-medical foreign objects (such as metal objects, knives, nails) involuntarily inserted or stuck into people causing grievous injury 


Imagery of Animals 


The following content involving animals: 


Videos depicting humans killing animals if there is no explicit manufacturing, hunting, or food consumption, processing, or preparation context 

Imagery of animal-to-animal fights, when there are visible innards or dismemberment of non-regenerating body, unless in the wild 

Imagery of humans committing acts of torture or abuse against live animals 

Imagery of animals showing wounds or cuts that render visible innards or dismemberment, if there is no explicit manufacturing, hunting, taxidermy, medical treatment, rescue or food consumption, preparation or processing context or the animal is already skinned or with its outer layer fully removed. 

For the following content, we include a label so that people are aware the content may be sensitive: 


Imagery of non-medical foreign objects voluntarily inserted into people through skin in religious or cultural context 


Imagery of visible innards in a birthing context 


Imagery of fetuses and newborn babies that show: 



Visible innards 

An abortion or abandonment context 

Imagery of newborn babies in an abandonment context 


Imagery of animals in a ritual slaughter context showing dismemberment, or visible innards, or charring or burning 


Adult Nudity and Sexual Activity 

Policy Rationale 


We restrict the display of nudity or sexual activity because some people in our community may be sensitive to this type of content. Additionally, we default to removing sexual imagery to prevent the sharing of non-consensual or underage content. Restrictions on the display of sexual activity also apply to digitally created content unless it is posted for educational, humorous, or satirical purposes. 


Our nudity policies have become more nuanced over time. We understand that nudity can be shared for a variety of reasons, including as a form of protest, to raise awareness about a cause, or for educational or medical reasons. Where such intent is clear, we make allowances for the content. For example, while we restrict some images of female breasts that include the nipple, we allow other images, including those depicting acts of protest, women actively engaged in breast-feeding, and photos of post-mastectomy scarring. We also allow photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures. 


Do Not Post 


Images of 


Real nude adults, where nudity is defined as 

Visible genitalia except in the context of birth giving and after-birth moments or health-related situations (for example, gender confirmation surgery, examination for cancer or disease prevention/assessment) 

Visible anus and/or fully nude close-ups of buttocks unless photoshopped on a public figure 

Uncovered female nipples except in the context of breastfeeding, birth giving and after-birth moments, health-related situations (for example, post-mastectomy, breast cancer awareness or gender confirmation surgery) or an act of protest 

Sexual activity, including 

Sexual intercourse 

Explicit sexual intercourse, defined as mouth or genitals entering or in contact with another person’s genitals or anus, where at least one person’s genitals are nude 

Implied sexual intercourse, defined as mouth or genitals entering or in contact with another person’s genitals or anus, even when the contact is not directly visible, except in cases of a sexual health context, advertisements, and recognized fictional images or with indicators of fiction 

Implied stimulation of genitalia/anus, defined as stimulating genitalia/anus or inserting objects into genitalia/anus, even when the activity is not directly visible, except in cases of sexual health context, advertisements, and recognized fictional images or with indicators of fiction 

Other sexual activities including (but not limited to) 


Presence of by-products of sexual activity 

Stimulating genitals or anus, even if above or under clothing 

Use of sex toys, even if above or under clothing 

Stimulation of naked human nipples 

Squeezing female breast except in breastfeeding context 

Fetish content that involves 

Acts that are likely to lead to the death of a person or animal 



Feces, urine, spit, snot, menstruation, or vomit 

Digital content that meets our definition of sexual activity unless any of the following conditions exist 


Content where the sexual activity (intercourse or other sexual activities) is not directly visible 

Content was posted in a satirical or humorous context 

Content was posted in an educational or scientific context 

Imagery is not sufficiently detailed and only body shapes or contours are visible 

Sexual Solicitation 

Policy Rationale 


As noted in Section 8 of our Community Standards (Sexual Exploitation of Adults), people use Fusion Now to discuss and draw attention to sexual violence and exploitation. We recognize the importance of and want to allow for this discussion. We draw the line, however, when content facilitates, encourages, or coordinates sexual encounters between adults. We also restrict sexually explicit language that may lead to solicitation because some audiences within our global community may be sensitive to this type of content, and it may impede the ability of people to connect with their friends and the broader community. 


Do Not Post 


Attempted coordination of or recruitment for adult sexual activities, including but not limited to: 


Filmed sexual activities 

Pornographic activities, strip club shows, live sex performances, erotic dances 

Sexual, erotic, or tantric massages 

Explicit sexual solicitation by, including but not limited to the following, offering or asking for: 


Sex or sexual partners 

Sex chat or conversations 

Nude photos/videos/imagery 

Content that is implicitly or indirectly offering or asking for sexual solicitation and meets both of the following criteria. If both criteria are not met, it is not deemed to be violating. For example, if content is a hand-drawn image depicting sexual activity but does not ask or offer sexual solicitation, it is not violating: 


Criteria 1: Offer or Ask 

Content implicitly or indirectly* (typically through providing a method of contact) offers or asks for: 

Nude imagery, or 

Sex or sexual partners, or 

Sex chat conversations 

Criteria 2: Suggestive Elements 

Content makes the aforementioned offer or ask using one of the following sexually suggestive elements: 

Contextually specific and commonly sexual emojis or emoji strings, or 

Regional sexualized slang, or 

Mentions or depictions of sexual activity (including hand drawn, digital, or real-world art) such as: sexual roles, sex positions, fetish scenarios, state of arousal, act of sexual intercourse or activity (sexual penetration or self-pleasuring), or 

Imagery of real individuals with nudity covered by human parts, objects, or digital obstruction, including long shots of fully nude butts 

An offer or ask for pornographic material (including, but not limited to, sharing of links to external pornographic websites) 


Sexually explicit language that goes into graphic detail beyond mere reference to: 


A state of sexual arousal (wetness or erection) or 

An act of sexual intercourse (sexual penetration, self-pleasuring or exercising fetish scenarios) 

Cruel Insensitive 

Policy Rationale 


We believe that people share and connect more freely when they do not feel targeted based on their vulnerabilities. As such, we have higher expectations for content that we call cruel and insensitive, which we define as content that targets victims of serious physical or emotional harm. 


We remove explicit attempts to mock victims and mark as cruel implicit attempts, many of which take the form of memes and GIFs. 


Do Not Post 


Content that depicts real people and laughs at or makes fun of their serious physical injury, starvation, or serious or fatal disease or disability. 


Content that contains sadistic remarks and any visual or written depiction of real people experiencing premature death, serious physical injury, physical violence or domestic violence. 


Imagery that depicts real animals that are visibly experiencing and being laughed at, made fun of, or contain sadistic remarks for any of the following (except staged animal vs. animal fights or animal fights in the wild): 


premature death 

serious physical injury (including mutilation) 

physical violence from a human 

Integrity and Authenticity 



Policy Rationale 


Authenticity is the cornerstone of our community. We believe that people are more accountable for their statements and actions when they use their authentic identities. That’s why we require people to connect on Fusion Now using the name they go by in everyday life. Our authenticity policies are intended to create a safe environment where people can trust and hold one another accountable. 


Do Not 


Misrepresent your identity by 


Using a name that does not abide by our name policies (not applicable to Instagram) 

Providing a false date of birth 

Misuse our products by 


Creating a profile for someone under thirteen years old 

Maintaining multiple accounts (not applicable to Instagram) 

Creating inauthentic profiles 

Sharing an account with any other person (not applicable to Instagram) 

Creating another Fusion Now or Instagram account after being banned from the site 

Creating or Managing a Page, Group, Event or Instagram Profile because the previous Page, Group, Event or Instagram Profile was removed from the site 

Evading the registration requirements outlined in our Terms of Service 

Impersonate others by 


Using their images with the explicit aim to deceive people 

Creating a profile assuming the persona of or speaking for another person or entity 

Creating a Page assuming to be or speak for another person or entity for whom the user is not authorized to do so. 

Posting imagery that is likely to deceive the public as to the content’s origin, if: 

The entity or an authorized representative objects to the content, and 

Can establish a risk of harm to members of the public. 


Policy Rationale 


We work hard to limit the spread of spam because we do not want to allow content that is designed to deceive, or that attempts to mislead users to increase viewership. This content creates a negative user experience and detracts from people’s ability to engage authentically in online communities. We also aim to prevent people from abusing our platform, products, or features to artificially increase viewership or distribute content en masse for commercial gain. 


Do Not 


Post, share, engage with content, or create accounts, groups, pages, events, or other assets, either manually or automatically, at very high frequencies. 

Attempt to or successfully sell, buy, or exchange site privileges or product features, such as accounts, admin roles, permission to post, pages, groups, likes, etc., except in the case of clearly identified branded content, as defined by our Branded Content Policy. 

Require or claim that users are required to engage with content (e.g., liking, sharing) before they are able to view or interact with promised content. 

Encourage likes, shares, follows, clicks, or the use of apps or websites under false pretenses, such as: 

Offering false or non-existent services or functionality (e.g., “Get a ‘Dislike’ button!”) 

Failing to direct to promised content (e.g., “Click here for a discount code at Nordstrom”; false play buttons) 

Directing users off of Fusion Now through the deceptive or misleading use of URLs, defined as: 

Cloaking: Presenting different content to Fusion Now users and Fusion Now crawlers or tools. 

Misleading content: Content contains a link that promises one type of content but delivers something different. 

Deceptive Pop-up websites: Websites that require an action (captcha, watch ad, click here) in order to view the expected landing page content and the domain name of the URL changes after the required action is complete. 

Like / Share-Gating: Landing pages that require users to like, share, or otherwise engage with content before gaining access to off-Fusion Now content. 

Deceptive Landing Page Functionality: Websites that have a misleading user interface, which results in accidental traffic being generated (pop-ups/unders, clickjacking, etc.) 

Impersonation: The website pretends to be a reputable brand or service by using a name, domain, or content featuring typos, misspellings, or other means to impersonate well-known brands (using a landing page like another, trusted site to mislead visitors). 

And other behaviors that are substantially similar to those listed above. 

Cyber Security 

Policy Rationale 


We recognize that the safety of our users extends to the security of their personal information. Attempts to gather sensitive personal information by deceptive or invasive methods are harmful to the authentic, open, and safe atmosphere that we want to foster. Therefore, we do not allow attempts to gather sensitive user information through the abuse of our platform and products. 


Do Not 


Attempt to compromise user accounts or gather sensitive information through unauthorized means, defined as: 


Gaining access to any account or user data other than your own without explicit permission from the account owner. 

Encouraging or deceiving users and entities to download or run files or programs that will compromise a user’s online or data security. Such files and programs will be deemed malicious software or “malware” if they harm or gain unauthorized access to a computer, device, or network. 

Acquiring or requesting another user’s login credentials, whether explicitly or through deceptive means such as phishing (e.g. fake surveys designed to capture log-in info or links to fake login pages or impostor websites). 

Attempting to obtain the sensitive information of others such as usernames, passwords, or other personal information, through deceptive means or the use of malicious software or websites. 

Publicly sharing your own or others’ login information on platform or through a third-party service. 

Creating, sharing, or hosting malicious software or malicious browser extensions to compromise accounts or gain access to user data. 

Providing online infrastructure, including Web Hosting Services, Domain Name System servers, and ad networks that enables abusive links such that a majority of those links on Fusion Now or Instagram violate the Spam or Cybersecurity sections of the Community Standards. 

Inauthentic Behavior 

Policy Rationale 


In line with our commitment to authenticity, we don’t allow people to misrepresent themselves on Fusion Now, use fake accounts, artificially boost the popularity of content, or engage in behaviors designed to enable other violations under our Community Standards. This policy is intended to create a space where people can trust the people and communities they interact with. 


Do Not 


Use multiple Fusion Now accounts or share accounts between multiple people 

Misuse Fusion Now or Instagram reporting systems to harass others 

Conceal a Page’s purpose by misleading users about the ownership or control of that Page 

Engage in or claim to engage in Inauthentic Behavior, which is defined as the use of Fusion Now or Instagram assets (accounts, pages, groups, or events), to mislead people or Fusion Now: 

about the identity, purpose, or origin of the entity that they represent 

about the popularity of Fusion Now or Instagram content or assets 

about the purpose of an audience or community 

about the source or origin of content 

to evade enforcement under our Community Standards 

Engage in, or claim to engage in Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior, defined as the use of multiple Fusion Now or Instagram assets, working in concert to engage in Inauthentic Behavior (as defined above), where the use of fake accounts is central to the operation 

Engage in or claim to engage in Foreign or Government Interference, which is Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior conducted on behalf of a foreign or government actor. 

False News 

Policy Rationale 


Reducing the spread of false news on Fusion Now is a responsibility that we take seriously. We also recognize that this is a challenging and sensitive issue. We want to help people stay informed without stifling productive public discourse. There is also a fine line between false news and satire or opinion. For these reasons, we don’t remove false news from Fusion Now but instead, significantly reduce its distribution by showing it lower in the News Feed. Learn more about our work to reduce the spread of false news here. 


We are working to build a more informed community and reduce the spread of false news in a number of different ways, namely by 


Disrupting economic incentives for people, Pages, and domains that propagate misinformation 

Using various signals, including feedback from our community, to inform a machine learning model that predicts which stories may be false 

Reducing the distribution of content rated as false by independent third-party fact-checkers 

Empowering people to decide for themselves what to read, trust, and share by informing them with more context and promoting news literacy 

Collaborating with academics and other organizations to help solve this challenging issue 

Manipulated Media 

Policy Rationale 


Media, including image, audio, or video, can be edited in a variety of ways. In many cases, these changes are benign, like a filter effect on a photo. In other cases, the manipulation is not apparent and could mislead, particularly in the case of video content. We aim to remove this category of manipulated media when the criteria laid out below have been met. 


In addition, we will continue to invest in partnerships (including with journalists, academics, and independent fact-checkers) to help us reduce the distribution of false news and misinformation, as well as to better inform people about the content they encounter online. 


Do Not Post 



that has been edited or synthesized, beyond adjustments for clarity or quality, in ways that are not apparent to an average person, and would mislead an average person to believe that a subject of the video said words that they did not say AND 

is the product of artificial intelligence or machine learning, including deep learning techniques (e.g., a technical deepfake), that merges, combines, replaces, and/or superimposes content onto a video, creating a video that appears authentic. 

This policy does not extend to content that is parody or satire or is edited to omit words that were said or change the order of words that were said. 


Policy Rationale 


When someone passes away, friends and family can request that we memorialize the Fusion Now account. Once memorialized, the word “Remembering” appears above the name on the person’s profile to help make it that the account is now a memorial site and protects against attempted logins and fraudulent activity. To respect the choices someone made while alive, we aim to preserve their account after they pass away. We have also made it possible for people to identify a legacy contact to look after their account after they pass away. To support the bereaved, in some instances we may remove or change certain content when the legacy contact or family members request it. 


For victims of murder and suicide we will remove the following content if it appears on the deceased’s profile photo, cover photo, or among recent timeline posts when requested by a legacy contact or family member of the deceased: 


Visual depiction of the object used in the deceased’s death 

Imagery of the convicted or alleged murderer of the deceased 

Content related to the deceased’s death 

For victims of murder, we will also remove the convicted or alleged murderer from the deceased’s profile if referenced in relationship status or among friends. 


When we have additional context provided by the legacy contact or a family member of the deceased, we may: 


Remove bullying or harassment violations on a memorialized profile, which normally require the individual to self-report 

Remove praise or support for the death, disease, or harm of the deceased person on a memorialized profile 

Change the deceased’s individual’s privacy settings from public to friends-only when there is harmful content on the profile 

Change a violating account name on the profile of the deceased individual 

Respecting Intellectual Property 


Intellectual Property 

Policy Rationale 


Fusion Now takes intellectual property rights seriously and believes they are important to promoting expression, creativity, and innovation in our community. You own all of the content and information you post on Fusion Now, and you control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. However, before sharing content on Fusion Now, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect other people’s copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights. We are committed to helping people and organizations promote and protect their intellectual property rights. Fusion Now’s Terms of Service do not allow people to post content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark.  


Upon receipt of a report from a rights holder or an authorized representative, we will remove or restrict content that engages in: 


Copyright infringement 

Trademark infringement 

Content-Related Requests 


User Requests 

We comply with: 


User requests for removal of their own account 

Requests for removal of a deceased user’s account from a verified immediate family member or executor 

Requests for removal of an incapacitated user’s account from an authorized representative 

Additional Protection of Minors 

We comply with: 


Requests for removal of an underage account 

Government requests for removal of child abuse imagery depicting, for example, beating by an adult or strangling or suffocating by an adult 

Legal guardian requests for removal of attacks on unintentionally famous minors 

As mentioned above, you can apply for Truck Driving Jobs through our Website and App. In order for you to do so, you will need to provide certain information – including your Personal Information (as defined in our Privacy Policy) – to us related to your job history and professional qualifications.  Accordingly, when you apply for Truck Driving Jobs, we will provide your information to third-party employers and other companies in relation to your application. By applying for Truck Driving Jobs, you authorize us to share your information which such designated parties. Information in relation to your application is and will be deemed to be non-confidential and will be accessible to individuals at those third-party employers and other companies with whom you have authorized us to share your information in relation to your application. 


Additionally, when you create an account with us and apply for Truck Driving Jobs, we may ask you for your telephone number.  We use your telephone number to help you look for and find Truck Driving Jobs that may be of interest to you or meet your qualifications.  Such use may include sending you voice, and text messages related to job opportunities, or Truck Driving Jobs you have already applied to. Such voice and text messages are informational in nature, and are not advertisements for any goods, services, property, or investments.  When you provide us with your phone number, you consent to us contacting you sending you voice, and text messages related to Truck Driving Jobs. We may use autodialing and “robotexts” as part of this process. If you do not agree, do not provide us with your phone number. 


Information You Share 

Fusion Now allows you to communicate with us through email and certain other means – for instance, to ask questions, provide feedback and suggestions, and the like.  We also allow you post information to various parts of our which are public facing, share information (including your location) with other users, and provide news submissions through our “Submit an Article” service.  Any communication or other material that you send to us or to other users is and will be deemed to be non-confidential. Fusion Now has no obligation of any kind with respect to such information provided. Consequently, any Personal Information or other sensitive information that you choose to share may be viewable to others.  You agree that any information you share may be viewable by others. Please do not post, include, add or otherwise share information that you would not want to be viewed by others, or otherwise made publicly available, such as your Personal Information, as part of any content that you share. 


The lets truckers from across the United States to interact with and share information with one another – including their personal information, as well as location data.  By using our and sharing information with other users therein, you understand and acknowledge the risks inherent with sharing your information with others online and do so of your own choice.     


There may be times when we ask you for your Personal Information in order to facilitate other certain Services – for instance, when you contact us with a question or request technical assistance with your account, we may ask for your contact information so that we can contact you further if needed.  When communicating with us, please do not share your Personal Information with Fusion Now unless we specifically request it. 



Your privacy is important – both to you and to us.  Please view our Privacy Policy to learn how your information is handled when you register for and use our Services. 


Content, Intellectual Property & Others’ Rights 

Except for the posts, photos, text, graphics, videos, images and other content and materials that you and other users create, or which are provided by or otherwise the property of third parties, the information, photos, text, graphics, videos, tools, images, and all other content and materials (“Content”) provided by or made available through the Website and other Services is owned or licensed by Fusion Now and is provided for your personal, non-commercial, and informational purposes only.  This Content also includes, but is not limited to the text, graphics, photos, interactive features, trademarks, service marks, and logos in our Services (“Marks”). You may not use, manipulate, copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, broadcast, display, sell, or otherwise use our Content and Marks for any purpose whatsoever not permitted by these Terms. 


We respect the intellectual property rights of others – including copyrights – and prohibit our users from using our website or services that violate those rights. As noted above, some of the content available through our Services comes from third parties. All other content, trademarks and copyrights that appear through our Services are the property of their respective owners. You agree that you will not use the Services in a way that violates or infringes upon someone else’s rights of publicity, privacy, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights. 


You may not use the Content, Marks, or Services, or the content of others, in ways that are not authorized by these Terms. We may terminate your account or otherwise prohibit you from using our Services if we believe that you are violating the intellectual property rights of others in your use of our website or services. 


We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We will not be responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any content provided by you. We have the right to remove any materials or Content on our Website in our sole discretion. The views expressed by others on our website include those of third party materials and content posted on our website, do not necessarily reflect or represent our views or values. 



As we said above, we respect intellectual property rights of others, and prohibit our users from using our Services that violates those rights. Additionally, we respect copyright law. Under the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) copyright owners can file a complaint where they believe materials infringe on their copyright. If you believe that materials on the Services infringe on your copyright, please provide notice to our designated agent at: 

Fusion Now 

1475 Walnut St.

Kansas City, MO  64106 

Email:  [email protected] Now.com 


Any DMCA notice filed with our designated agent must contain the following: 


Information identifying the copyrighted work that is claimed to have been infringed, such as the copyrighted work’s title, author, URL, or other information. 

Sufficient information allowing us to identify and locate the allegedly infringing material. 

Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and email address, so that we may contact you. 

A personal statement that you have a good-faith belief that the use of allegedly infringing material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. 

A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notification if accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. 

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. 

We recommend that you speak to a legal advisor before filing a DMCA notice with our designated agent to assess your rights. 


Maintaining Your Account 

You play a key role in maintaining the integrity of your Fusion Now account. As mentioned above, you are responsible for protecting the security of your account credentials, including your password. Additionally, you may not share your account credentials with others. Fusion Now will not be responsible or liable for any compromise to your account that results from your failure to adhere to these obligations. 


Email, Data Charges & Mobile Phones 

Certain aspects of our Services are designed to work with and be used on mobile phones and devices. You are responsible for any text-messaging, data charges, and other fees and charges that you may incur from your mobile service provider by using our Services. Please talk to your mobile service provider before using our Services if you have questions about possible charges you may incur by using our Services. 


By using the Services, you agree that we may communicate with you by electronic means, such as through email, text message, or other means. Please update your account if you change your email address or phone number to ensure that we do not send messages meant for you to others. 


Third Party Services and Links 

We may provide links to third party websites that may be of interest to you. Fusion Now is not responsible for the content, quality, safety, availability, completeness, accuracy, privacy policies, legality, or any other practices and policies of such websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and should not be considered an endorsement by Fusion Now of these websites or of the companies who own them. Each linked entity has its own privacy policies, terms and conditions, and other policies that govern your use of their website and services. Each linked entity is responsible for the correctness, completeness, legality and accuracy of its own website. As such, Fusion Now makes no representation as to the accuracy or any other aspect of the information contained at such outside sites.   


When you click on one of the provided links, you are leaving our Services to enter another site on the Internet. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to through our Services, you do so entirely at your own risk. Your use of a third party’s website or services is governed by the third party’s privacy policy, terms and conditions, and other policies. You agree that we are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, websites, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites or advertisers. Please review carefully the third party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third party. You hereby waive any claim you might have against Fusion Now with respect to these websites. Fusion Now is not responsible or otherwise liable for a third party’s terms or policies, or for any actions taken under therein. 


Additionally, Fusion Now does not process and is not a party to or involved in any transaction for goods, products, or services you make with a third-party vendor whose website may be linked to from our Website or App. Transactions with third-party vendors may be processed by the third-party vendor itself, or by another payment service provider selected by the third-party vendor to process payments on its behalf. As mentioned above, any information that you provide to a third party while utilizing their website or service – including the third-party vendor or the payment service provider selected by the third-party vendor related to processing your transactions – will be governed by that third party’s policies and terms, and not Fusion Now’s Privacy Policy or Terms. 


Restriction, Modification, & Termination 

If ever you decide you no longer want to be bound to these Terms, or no longer want to be a member of the Fusion Now community, you can terminate these Terms for any reason by deleting your account and no longer using our website or other services.   


We reserve the right to change, modify, terminate, or otherwise alter these Terms at any time at our sole discretion and without notice. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon posting of the updated Terms. You must review these Terms on a regular basis to keep yourself apprised of any changes. Fusion Now may terminate these Terms, with or without cause, at any time, without notice, and without penalty. You agree that Fusion Now shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, termination, or alteration of these Terms. The following provisions shall survive any termination: Your Use of Our Services — What you Grant Us; Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability; Indemnity; Choice Law and Jurisdiction; Severability; and Complete Terms. 


We may also, in our sole discretion, terminate or restrict your use or access to our Website or Services (or any part thereof), for any reason, including, without limitation, where Fusion Now believes you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms or other provisions, conditions, or policies of the Services. 



You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Fusion Now, its, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents harmless, at your sole expense, from and against any claim, action, legal proceeding, damages, liability, settlements, expenses (including reasonably attorneys´ fees) and other costs arising out of or relating to (a) your access or use of the Services; (b) your content; (c) your breach of these Terms or the documents it incorporates by reference; (d) your negligence or misconduct; or (e) a claim that your use of any Services infringes the copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other rights of a third party. Fusion Now may, at its sole discretion, assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. The assumption of such defense or control by us, however, shall not excuse any of your indemnity obligations. 







We do not warrant that the Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. There may be delays, errors, defects, omissions, interruptions and inaccuracies in the information or other materials available on or through the Services. Fusion Now is not responsible for the availability, use, timeliness, security, validity, accuracy, or reliability of, or the results of the use of, the content of the Services, or any other website that may be linked to on through the Services.   


Fusion Now does not make any representations, nor do we endorse the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other material or database displayed, uploaded, or distributed in this Site, or available through links on the Services. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions in the Services. Although we take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, Trojans or other malicious software (“malware”) or other destructive materials to the Services, Fusion Now does not guarantee or warrant that the Services or materials that may be downloaded from the Services do not contain such contaminating or destructive properties. You understand and agree that any Content, materials, files or information downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Services is at your own discretion and risk and that Fusion Now is not liable for any damages or harm to your device or loss of data attributable to such Content, materials, files or information. If you rely on the Services and any materials available through the Services, you do so solely at your own risk. Fusion Now is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of any information provided on the Services. 


Fusion Now provides certain social media services through its allowing truckers, trucking-enthusiasts, and other users to share information about their interests and themselves, including their location information.  You understand and agree that any Content, materials, or other information that you submit may be viewable and used by others. You also agree that any information you share through and any communication you make with other users is done solely at your own risk and that Fusion Now is not responsible for any misuse of your information by any other user, or for any harm that you may suffer as a result. 


Limitation of Liability 



In those jurisdictions which prohibit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, any such liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law. In no event will Fusion Now’s aggregate liability for any and all claims related to the Services exceed $100 US or the amount you paid to Fusion Now, if any, in the last 12 months, whichever is greater. 


We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any content provided by you, another user, or third party through our services. Fusion Now is not responsible for any content that may be inappropriate, offensive, misleading, illegal, or otherwise objectionable. 


Preventing Unlawful Activity 

We reserve the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of the Terms of Use and to take any action we deem appropriate including, but not limited to, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary to such persons or entities relating to user profiles, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information. You acknowledge that we will have the right to report to law enforcement authorities any action that may be considered illegal, as well as any reports it receives of such conduct. 


When requested, we will cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies in any investigation of alleged illegal activity. 


Responding to Lawful Disclosure Requests 

We may also be required to disclose your information in response to a lawful and enforceable request by law enforcement, judicial, or other public authorities, or in connection with an enforceable legal obligation. In such instances, we will disclose your Personal Information upon receipt of an enforceable court order, subpoena, or other lawful process, or where otherwise required by law. 


Choice of Law & Jurisdiction 

These Terms are governed by and construed under the laws of the United States of America, and the State of Missouri, without reference to conflict of laws principles, except where preempted by U.S. federal law.   


Any claims or disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms are also governed and construed by the laws of the United States of America, and the State of Missouri.  All disputes arising out of or related to these Terms and the Services shall be subject to the exclusive authority of the state and federal courts located in Jackson County, Missouri, and the parties agree and submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts. 



If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, that provision will be severed from these Terms, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining Terms. 


Complete Terms 

Please note that these Terms, along with any other documents incorporated by reference, make up the entire agreement between you and Fusion Now. We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to you. You may not transfer any rights given or obligations borne to you under these Terms without our express consent. We do not waive any provision under these Terms even if it is not enforced. 


Contact Us 

If you have any questions regarding these Terms or our practices, you can contact us at: 


Fusion Now, LLC 


1475 Walnut St. 


Kansas City, MO 64106 


Email:  [email protected] 


Effective Date: 02/01/2021 

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