Acceptable Use Policy

Last Updated: 03 October 2019

This acceptable use policy is designed to keep Blend’s platform a safe and friendly environment for everyone.

Use of the site

You must not use the site in any way that is unlawful, illegal,fraudulent or harmful; or in connection with any unlawful, illegal,fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity. You must not use the site in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the site or impair availability or accessibility of the site. The site is for creators and clients to connect, so outside of that purpose you must not use it for any advertising or promoting anything else, or use it to send, or allow anyone else to send, spam.

Interacting with others

Please be polite and professional - this Acceptable Use Policy applies to your interactions over the phone or in person, as much as when using our site. You must not use the site for the purpose of deliberately upsetting or offending others. Content must not deliberately cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety to others (and if your portfolio contains material that might offend, please include a notice to warn others of the same). You must not use the site to send any hostile communication or any communication intended to insult, including such communications directed at a particular person or group of people.

Content you upload onto the site

Content must be appropriate, civil and tasteful, and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behaviour. Content must not be false, offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive,harassing, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory. Content and your use of it must not break laws or contracts, for example: (i) be libellous or maliciously false; (ii) be obscene or indecent; (iii) infringe any intellectual property rights; (iv)infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection laws; (v) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement; (vi) constitute an incitement to commit a crime,instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity; (vii) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order; (viii) constitute a breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation; (ix) constitute a breach of official secrets legislation; or (x) constitute a breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person (for example, a non-competitor exclusivity obligation). If you know or suspect that content may have been the subject of any threatened, pending or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint, please act with caution and do not upload it unless you’re sure you have the rights to do so.

You acknowledge that we may actively monitor the content and the use of the site.

Please help us to keep Blend’s platform a safe and pleasant place to be. Thank you.