FOSTA Policy & Commitment
- Policy Statement
The Alt Style, LLC or the “Company”) is committed to compliance with the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (“FOSTA”) and other U.S. laws that may apply. This commitment extends to promoting strict compliance on an on-going basis with The Alt Style, LLC Terms and Conditions.
- Reason for Policy/Purpose
This FOSTA Compliance Policy (this “Policy”) sets forth the Company’s policies and procedures to be undertaken to further its compliance commitment. This document is a management system adopted to provide overall structure and controls for complying with FOSTA.
The Company provides an online social network, the AltStyle.com website (the “Site”) which allows users to connect with others who share similar interests and partake in a community whgich includes advertising genuine registered businesses and services. This social network allows users to create profiles, contribute to forums, and engage in group messaging along with a community board of services.
The Company will periodically review its compliance policies and procedures in the event of a material change in the Company’s business or applicable law.
- Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA)
FOSTA amends the Communications Act of 1934 and clarifies that the Communications Act does not prohibit the enforcement of Federal and State criminal and civil laws relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking against providers and users of interactive computer services.
Therefore, the Company (The Alt Style) will take the measures outlined in this Policy to deter users of the Site (the “User(s)”) from using the Site to engage in any activity that (i) promotes or facilitates prostitution, (ii) facilitates traffickers in advertising the sale of unlawful sex acts with sex trafficking victims, or (iii) may otherwise violate FOSTA.
III. Administration of this Policy
The Company’s Chief Compliance Officer (“CCO”) will oversee the administration of this Policy. The CCO will establish and oversee the management of procedures to facilitate timely detection of violations of FOSTA and coordinate the Company’s investigation of any reports of potential violations of FOSTA.
- Implement a Reporting System
The Company will set up an email account and identify a telephone number which the Users or any employees of the Company can email or call to report events that the User or employee believes to be a violation of FOSTA.
If employees or users have questions regarding FOSTA or reporting of FOSTA violations, he or she may contact the CCO or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Audits & Investigations
The Company may audit the Site by reviewing the following: (i) the User’s profile, (ii) any of the User’s communications made on the Site, and (iii) other content transmitted on the Site by the User (an “Audit”).
The Company may conduct an Audit for any reason, including if a User is reported per the reporting system discussed in Section IV of this Policy. The Company may also conduct an Audit for no reason, in its sole discretion. If the Company conducts an Audit which leads the Company to believe that any User has violated or may have violated FOSTA, the Company may terminate or suspend the User’s account or access to the Site with no financial recompense or reimbursement and reserve the right to ban the User for life and any associated accounts, advertising or pormotions.
If the Company terminates or suspends a User’s account based on the belief that the User is violating or violated FOSTA and the Company later discovers that the User is not violating or did not violate FOSTA, the Company may reinstate the User’s access to the Site.
The CCO shall make the ultimate decision regarding whether a violation of FOSTA is occurring or has occurred.
- Reports to Law Enforcement
If the Company believes a violation of FOSTA is occurring or has occurred, it will report such violation to law enforcement. In no way shall The Alt Style tolerate, promote or accept any sex trafficking or prostitution or paid for sex services under any terms.
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