Community guidelines & rules

Welcome to the YourPortfolio site rules section. All the rules, below, have been split into their relevant sections.
If you'd like clarification on anything, please feel free to email us: [email protected]

Rule Categories

General Rules
Account Rules
Profile Rules
Feedback Rules
Commenting Rules
Photo Rules
Messaging Rules
Forum Rules
Castings Rules
Profile link Rules

General Site Rules

Moderator/staff decisions are final.
YourPortfolio staff reserve the right to edit/remove site content as they see fit, or to fit in with the Terms and Conditions
You may not directly copy any content from this website for inclusion in any other publication in any form
If you quote from any other source, a link is required to that source
No profanity/swearing may be used, for any reason
Linking to YourPortfolio competitors is not allowed.
Treat other members and staff with respect and offer courtesy. If you can't say anything in a civilised manner then do not say anything at all.
No spamming
Do not criticise staff decisions publically. If you have an issue, contact us
Abuse/signing up fake accounts under the "Refer-a-friend" promotion is strictly prohibited
Any action(s) on or off site that may potentially bring the reputation of the site or its members into disrepute may result in account suspension or termination

Account Rules

An account on YourPortfolio is a priviledge, not a right
We reserve the right to reject accounts of those who sign up 3 or more accounts.
Your account may only be accessed and used by you. No sharing of accounts.
You must be 18 or over to join YourPortfolio
We do not delete accounts upon request. If you wish to delete your account, you can do so by going to home > settings > deactivate > permanently delete account
Usernames must not contain URL's, email addresses, contact numbers or any other form of contact information
Usernames must be professional and appropriate
Usernames must not controvene any other rules relating to content on YourPortfolio
Your supplied email address must be valid, monitored and it must be your own email address. If any of our emails to you are bounced back, your account may be suspended until you resolve the issue.
As a minimum criteria, accounts must have: a profile photo, 4 approved media items, an email address, an appropriate username and filled in profile info. If any of this is missing, the account may be deactivated or removed without further notice.
We reserve the right to suspend, ban or permanently delete your account without warning or right to appeal.

Commenting Rules

Any form of abusive comment(s) will not be tolerated
Comments should not be crude or rude in nature

Photo Rules

If of you, the photo must represent you appropriately and professionally, for example, no drunk/clubbing photos.
By uploading a photo, you confirm you either own the copyright to the photo, or have presentable written permission/usage license from the copyright holder. Failure to provide proof of ownership or usage license may result in suspension or termination.
Photographers may only upload photos they've taken, unless it is a photo of the photographer for which they have permission to upload.
Photos must be no less than 500pixels on the longest side.

Messaging Rules

Abuse of the messaging system may result in account suspension. This includes, but is not limited to, spamming and messages of an offensive nature

Competition Rules

Images may not be entered into consecutive competitions
Images entered into Image of the Week must be new uploads, and may not be reuploaded images

YourPortfolio rules are subject to change without notice, and any changes will be effective immediately.

We reserve the right to reject any sexually explicit photos, regardless of whether they meet these rules.
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