Lexep is not just a 'social media', it’s a place to self-actualization, a home where we not only want to see people dream about things but to empower them to do the dreams.
Lexep goes beyond connecting with families and friends. We believe everyone should be able to have their voice heard, regardless of background or experience level and regardless of which medium you can communicate. If you've ever tried to start something meaningful, you know all the logistical barriers that can stand in your way. At Lexep, we aim to remove all of these barriers. Our goal is to make social networking easy, fun and profitable for ALL, without sacrificing the quality everyone deserves.
We’ve both always loved radio, podcasts, playing music, watching mind-blowing videos, reading and writing and all things social. In 2017, we were inspired to build Lexep prototype after realizing how difficult it was to create and distribute online content. Our experiment quickly took on a life of its own, and we made it a habit and lifestyle to bring Lexep to life. We’re now a growing team, based in Ghana and continuing to invent crazy new ways for people to immerse themselves in the world of social networking. We all agree it’s the most fun job we’ve ever had.
- Abe & Fiz Lexep co-founders
Lexep’s investors include;
The Founders themselves. We are Open to External Investors...
Abe Ansah (@abeansah) - A Ghanaian. Software Engineer. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Lexep. He is responsible for the Company’s overall Vision and Strategy as well as day to day Operations.
Fiz Danielz (@fizdanielz) - A Ghanaian. Computer Programmer and Modern Application Designer. Loves simplicity. He is the Co-founder and CTO of Lexep. He is responsible for Engineering and Product design.
The Lexep Service
We agree to provide you with the Lexep Service. The Service includes all of the Lexep products, features, applications, services, technologies, and software that we provide to advance Lexep's mission: To help people Connect, Create, Discover and Make their creations more profitable to them. The Service is made up of the following aspects (the Service):
The Data Policy
Providing our Service requires collecting and using your information. The Data Policy explains how we collect, use, and share information across the Lexep Products. It also explains the many ways you can control your information, including in the Lexep Edit Settings. You must agree to the Data Policy to use Lexep.
In return for our commitment to provide the Service, we require you to make the below commitments to us.
Who Can Use Lexep.
We want our Service to be as open and inclusive as possible, but we also want it to be safe, secure, and in accordance with the law. So, we need you to commit to a few restrictions in order to be part of the Lexep community.
How You Can't Use Lexep.
Providing a safe and open Service for a broad community requires that we all do our part.
Permissions You Give to Us. As part of our agreement, you also give us permissions that we need to provide the Service.
Additional Rights We Retain
Content Removal and Disabling or Terminating Your Account
Our Agreement and What Happens if We Disagree
Who Has Rights Under this Agreement.
Who Is Responsible if Something Happens.
How We Will Handle Disputes.
If you are a consumer, the laws of the country in which you reside will apply to any claim, cause of action, or dispute you have against us that arises out of or relates to these Terms ("claim"), and you may resolve your claim in any competent court in that country that has jurisdiction over the claim. In all other cases, you agree that the claim must be resolved exclusively in the Supreme Court of Ghana located in Accra, that you submit to the personal jurisdiction of either of these courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim, and that foreign laws regarding this claim and the laws of the State of Ghana will govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
We always appreciate feedback or other suggestions, but may use them without any restrictions or obligation to compensate you for them, and are under no obligation to keep them confidential.
Updating These Terms
We may change our Service and policies, and we may need to make changes to these Terms so that they accurately reflect our Service and policies. Unless otherwise required by law, we will notify you (for example, through our Service) before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect. Then, if you continue to use the Service, you will be bound by the updated Terms. If you do not want to agree to these or any updated Terms, you can delete your account.
Revised: July 15, 2019
This policy describes the information we process to support Lexep and other products and features offered by Lexep (Lexep Products or Products).
I. What kinds of information do we collect?
To provide the Lexep Products, we must process information about you. The types of information we collect depend on how you use our Products.
Things you and others do and provide.
As described below, we collect information from and about the computers, phones, and other web-connected devices you use that integrate with our Products, and we combine this information across different devices you use.
Information we obtain from these devices includes:
II. How do we use this information?
We use the information we have (subject to choices you make) as described below and to provide and support the Lexep Products and related services described in the Lexep Terms. Here's how:
Provide, personalize and improve our Products.
We use the information we have to deliver our Products, including to personalize features and content (including your Lexep Stories and ads) and make suggestions for you (such as people you may be interested in or topics you may want to follow) on and off our Products. To create personalized Products that are unique and relevant to you, we use your connections, preferences, interests and activities based on the data we collect and learn from you and others (including any data with special protection you choose to provide); how you use and interact with our Products; and the people, places, or things you're connected to and interested in on and off our Products. Learn more about how we use information about you to personalize your Lexep experience, including features, content and recommendations in Lexep Products.
Promote safety, integrity and security.
We use the information we have to verify accounts and activity, combat harmful conduct, detect and prevent spam and other bad experiences, maintain the integrity of our Products, and promote safety and security on and off of Lexep Products. For example, we use data we have to investigate suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies, or to detect when someone needs help. To learn more, visit the Lexep security Tips.
Communicate with you.
We use the information we have to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Products, and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.
Research and innovate for social good.
We use the information we have (including from research partners we collaborate with) to conduct and support research and innovation on topics of general social welfare, technological advancement, public interest, health and well-being.
III. How is this information shared?
Your information is shared with others in the following ways:
Sharing on Lexep Products
People and accounts you share and communicate with
When you share and communicate using our Products, you choose the audience for what you share. For example, when you post on Lexep, you select the audience for the post, such as on your timeline, your whole country (Publish), stories to your connectors, Pins to your Timeline Visitors, market and events. Similarly, when you use Lexep to communicate with people or businesses, those people and businesses can see the content you send. Your network can also see actions you have taken on our Products, including engagement with ads and sponsored content. We also let other accounts see who has viewed their Lexep Stories.
Public information can be seen by anyone, on or off our Products, including if they don't have an account. This includes your Lexep username; any information you share with a public audience; information in your public timeline on Lexep; and content you share on a Lexep Page or any other public forum, such as Lexep Marketplace. You, other people using Lexep, and we can provide access to or send public information to anyone on or off our Products, including in search results, or through tools and APIs. Public information can also be seen, accessed, reshared or downloaded through third-party services such as search engines, APIs, and by apps, websites and other services that integrate with our Products.
Learn more about what information is public and how to control your visibility on Lexep.
Content others share or reshare about you
You should consider who you choose to share with, because people who can see your activity on our Products can choose to share it with others on and off our Products, including people and businesses outside the audience you shared with. For example, when you share a post or send a message to specific friends or accounts, they can download, screenshot, or reshare that content to others across or off our Products, in person on your device. Also, when you comment on someone else's post or react to their content, your comment or reaction is visible to anyone who can see the other person's content, and that person can change the audience later.
People can also use our Products to create and share content about you with the audience they choose. For example, people can share a photo of you in a Series, mention or tag you in a related post, or share information about you in their posts or messages. If you are uncomfortable with what others have shared about you on our Products, you can report to us at Lexep settings.
Information about your active status or presence on our Products.
People in your networks can see signals telling them whether you are active on our Products, including whether you are currently active on Lexep, or when you last used our Products.
Sharing with Third-Party Partners
We work with third-party partners who help us provide and improve our Products or who use Lexep Business Tools to grow their businesses, which makes it possible to operate our companies and provide free services to people around the world. We don't sell any of your information to anyone, and we never will. We also impose strict restrictions on how our partners can use and disclose the data we provide. Here are the types of third parties we share information with:
Partners who use our analytics services.
We provide aggregated statistics and insights that help people and businesses understand how people are engaging with their posts, listings, Pages, videos and other content on and off the Lexep Products. For example, Lexep Users receive information about the number of people or accounts who viewed, reacted to, or commented on their posts, as well as aggregate demographic and other information that helps them understand interactions with their Timeline or account and other third party apps.
We provide advertisers with reports about the kinds of people seeing their ads and how their ads are performing, but we don't share information that personally identifies you (information such as your name or email address that by itself can be used to contact you or identifies who you are) unless you give us permission.
We share information about you with companies that aggregate it to provide analytics and measurement reports to our partners.
Partners offering goods and services in our Products.
When you subscribe to receive premium content, or buy something from a seller in our Products, the content creator or seller can receive your public information and other information you share with them, as well as the information needed to complete the transaction, including shipping and contact details.
Vendors and service providers.
We provide information and content to vendors and service providers who support our business, such as by providing technical infrastructure services, analyzing how our Products are used, providing customer service, facilitating payments or conducting surveys.
Researchers and academics.
We also provide information and content to research partners and academics to conduct research that advances scholarship and innovation that support our business or mission, and enhances discovery and innovation on topics of general social welfare, technological advancement, public interest, health and well-being.
Law enforcement or legal requests.
We share information with law enforcement or in response to legal requests in the circumstances outlined below.
Learn more about how you can control the information about you that you or others share with third-party partners in the Lexep user rules.
V. How can I manage or delete information about me?
We provide you with the ability to access rectify port and erase your data. We store data until it is no longer necessary to provide our services and Lexep Products, or until your account is deleted - whichever comes first. This is a case-by-case determination that depends on things like the nature of the data, why it is collected and processed, and relevant legal or operational retention needs. For example, if you submit a copy of your government-issued ID for account verification purposes, we delete that copy 30 days after submission. When you delete your account, we delete things you have posted, such as your photos and status updates, and you won't be able to recover that information later. Information that others have shared about you isn't part of your account and won't be deleted. If you don't want to delete your account but want to temporarily stop using the Products, you can deactivate your account instead. To delete your account at any time, please visit the Lexep Edit Settings.
VI. How do we respond to legal requests or prevent harm?
We access, preserve and share your information with regulators, law enforcement or others:
Information we receive about you (including financial transaction data related to purchases and payment made with Lexep) can be accessed and preserved for an extended period when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations of possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also retain information from accounts disabled for terms violations for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other term violations.
VII. How do we operate and transfer data as part of our global services?
We share information globally, both internally within the Lexep Company, and externally with our partners and with those you connect and share with around the world in accordance with this policy. Your information may, for example, be transferred or transmitted to, or stored and processed in the United States or other countries outside of where you live for the purposes as described in this policy. These data transfers are necessary to provide the services set forth in the Lexep Terms to globally operate and provide our Products to you. We utilize standard contract services, rely on the European Commission's adequacy decisions about certain countries, as applicable, and obtain your consent for these data transfers to the United States and other countries.
VIII. How will we notify you of changes to this policy?
We'll notify you before we make changes to this policy and give you the opportunity to review the revised policy before you choose to continue using our Products.
IX. How to contact Lexep with questions
If you have questions about this policy, you can contact us as described below. We may resolve disputes you have with us in connection with our privacy policies and practices.
You may contact us directly at any time about accessing, correcting, updating, or deleting your Personal Information, or altering your data or marketing preferences by emailing us at [email protected] We will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws. In addition, if you are a resident of the EEA, you can object to processing of your Personal Information, ask us to restrict processing of your Personal Information or request portability of your Personal Information. Again, you can exercise these rights by emailing us at [email protected]
Contact Us on Lexep Settings or through email at [email protected]
The Services may include certain tools to help you develop, launch, operate and market your User Content for the purpose of monetizing and enabling you to collect money through your usage of the Services, such as the “Listener or Viewer Support” and “Sponsorships” features, (collectively, the “Monetization Services”). We may implement additional operating rules, policies and procedures relating to the use of Monetization Services from time to time, by posting them to our website(s) or through a notice provided through the Services, via e-mail or by another appropriate means of electronic communication. Such rules, policies and procedures, in addition to these Terms, will govern your access to and use of the Monetization Services. To the extent you use Monetization Services in connection with your User Content, such User Content will become “Monetized Content”.
Explainer: Lexep has tools to help you make money off your content, if you’re eligible.
This terms and conditions describe a legal statement that binds you and Lexep.com in respect to provide you a genuine, transparent and satisfied user content monetization. We sincerely render apology to you in the first place in order not to let you break any terms and conditions. If you do not agree to our terms and conditions, then we plead on you to give us peace by not upgrading to a monetization level for our service. With regard to this legal statements which is binding you or your and us(lexep.com), has desist you to not hold Lexep.com responsible with regard to your use of the website into committing any illegal financial transaction. You are duly responsible for any action you take on our website/Apps. As our able user, we have full confidence in you that you will help us by taking heed to the terms and conditions to enable us offer a good customer care.
Below are the terms to follow to enable a successful Lexep to user payment:
Below is the Explanation of the subscription levels:
NOTE: At the moment, Lexep allows cash out 5 times per day no matter the number of points you get. So you must cash out every time your point reaches 1K. If your points exceed 1K, extra coins is not added to it. At every cash-out, your points are automatically set to zero and restarted.
1K = GH¢ 28.82 (or $5 equivalent)
Music & Podcast is paid by number of plays.
Videos is paid by number of views.
Articles is paid by number of reactions (likes count)
NB: Only premium users who play, view or react to your post contribute to your monetization count.
More updated terms and policies will be added to these terms as per the website/app functionality and usage.
Objectionable Content. Lexep respects intellectual property rights and expects you to do the same. We’ve established a few ground rules for you to follow when using the Services or submitting User Content to the Service, to make sure the Service stays enjoyable for everyone. The current rules are listed below, but these may be updated, or we may provide you with additional rules, from time to time. You agree to follow these rules.
The following is not permitted for any reason whatsoever:
Please respect Lexep, the owners of the User Content, yourself, and other users of the Services. Don’t engage in any activity, submit any User Content, or register and/or use a username, which is or includes material that:
You agree that you will not assist any person in engaging, or permit or encourage any person to engage, in any Objectionable Content.
You acknowledge and agree that posting any Objectionable Content may result in immediate termination or suspension of your Lexep account. Lexep may also reclaim your username for any reason, including, but not limited to, for the purpose of giving your username to another user of the Services, and Lexep will have no liability to you if it does so. Lexep has a set of Lexep Community Guidelines that further govern the conduct of all users of the Service. You will also comply with other such guidelines incorporated herein by reference.
Please be thoughtful about how you use the Services and what you submit. The Services include the ability to post User Content and make certain information about you public. Remember that shared or publicly available information may be used and re-shared by other users on the Services or across the web, and may live on in perpetuity once posted, so please submit User Content on the Services carefully. Lexep has no responsibility for your choices to post User Content on the Services.
We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce these Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users and the public.
Explainer: There are various types of content that are strictly forbidden on Lexep, like content that is stolen, dangerous, abusive, harmful, or illegal. Use common sense and you'll be fine!
You will ensure that all advertising or sponsorship messages contained in your User Content provided through the Monetization Services, comply with Lexep’s Advertising Editorial Policies, which may be updated from time to time and which are currently located at https://www.lexep.com/help, or a successor link. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge that advertising and/or sponsorship messages submitted through the Monetization Services containing pornographic content, or for firearms, ammunition, weapons, cigarettes, tobacco or e-cigarettes, or that relate to paid advertising for any competitive services, is not permitted. No data provided by Lexep or acquired by you in relation to usage of the User Content on the Services may be used for the purposes of targeting for advertisers. You shall not use the “Lexep” name or brand marks, in any advertising sales collateral without prior approval from Lexep. Lexep reserves the right to remove any User Content that contains any embedded advertising and/or sponsorship messages that do not comply with these Terms. You agree that cookies may only be used in and/or in relation to the User Content to improve the user experience.
Explainer: We have some restrictions on the types of advertising you can promote on Lexep which we have clearly stated .
Lexep Inc. (“Company”) has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf) and other applicable intellectual property laws. The address of the Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement (“Designated Agent”) is listed at the end of this policy.
Procedure for Reporting Copyright Infringement:
If you believe that material or content residing on or accessible through Company’s websites or services infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:
Counter-Notice: If you believe that your content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to upload and use your content, you may send a written counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, Company will send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.
Repeat Infringer Policy: In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable law, Company has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Company's sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Company may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Lexep Inc Platform and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Please contact the Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement for Company by sending a mail to [email protected]
Publications are shared spaces for stories written around a common theme or topic, usually by multiple authors.
The internet should reward quality thinking, not clickbait. That’s why we’ve created a better home for writers, journalists and experts. It’s simple to use, free from ads, and connects you to curious, avid readers, so you can focus on what matters: putting your best work out there.
Writers should be paid for the quality of their ideas — not the attention they attract for advertisers. That’s why anyone can join Lexep and earn money when Lexep members read their stories.
Write something good
Share your thinking about something that matters to you. It can be short or long, serious or funny, reported or opinionated - it’s the quality of your perspective that counts.
Put your story to work If you’d like to earn money through the Partner Program, make sure that you Subscribe and publish your story.
Earn for your work
If you’re in the Partner Program, you’ll earn money when subscribing members read your work.
Get paid Everyday
Each day, we’ll deposit your earnings into your bank account or debit card or mobile money wallet.
Expand your audience
Your story doesn’t end here. Keep writing about what you love to build and broaden your readership. We’ll help spread the word, too.
You’re rewarded by readers, not advertisers
Partner Program writers are paid based on how deeply Lexep members read their work. As members read and react more, writers earn more. In addition, we distribute a portion of each member’s subscription fee to the writers they read most each day.
Each publication is owned by a single user account—the publication's owner. The owner account has full rights to manage the publication and can add other users as publication editors and writers.
Creating a publication is available to all Lexep users. The user account used to create the publication will become its owner.
For a step-by-step guide to setting up your publication, see Create Publication.
In the publication's setting, you can add a header with a title, set up a number of sections with customizable layouts to make your publication look great and more readable.
For a story to be added to a publication, a user must first write the story and submit to the publication.
Once a story is submitted to a publication, it is accessible to the public yet the publication's owner can edit the story again and re-publish into the publication. The author retains all rights to the content and is still able to introduce changes or withdraw it from the publication altogether.
MAKE IT YOURS
All writing and images must be your own, or must be used with permission or citation.
RAISE THE BAR
Lexep readers seek depth and nuance. So we recommend publishing your best analysis, reporting, essays, and ideas - and avoiding listicles or fluff pieces.
Stories published on Lexep should foster thinking that educates, inspires, and moves understanding forward. We’ve created some best practices to ensure everyone’s on the same page.
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Our mission is To help people Connect, Create, Discover and Make their creations more profitable to them.
Lexep makes every content accessible to everyone and modernizes the medium by making it shareable, interactive, and easy to create and consume.
A few of the many benefits:
We’re a hard-working team of people who are obsessed with reinventing social media network.
People who work at Lexep are passionate - not just about their jobs or helping people get their voices heard, but about all kinds of things. You might be a musician, writer, artists, content creator, or have an interesting side project, or volunteer outside of work. Whatever it is, we all care deeply about our shared and personal missions and the ways we impact the world around us.
We’ve built our company culture around collaborative people. We expect everyone to work together, be willing to help with projects outside of their comfort zones - whether that’s learning a new skill, brainstorming a wacky idea, or helping to build furniture - and have the confidence to ask for help when it’s needed.
The members of Team Lexep are creative, both professionally and personally. We laugh a lot. We’re always willing to humor strange conversations, because they lead to the best ideas. We all bring our unique life experiences to work with us and use them to guide us in building a platform that delights a huge variety of people constantly. And of course, we’re all constantly launching our own goofy podcasts, videos and publications.
Most importantly, everyone at Lexep is not an asshole. We know that nothing matters more than being kind to our coworkers and ourselves. We pride ourselves on making connections with the very awesome people using our product every day, and remember that everything we do, we do for them. We go out of our way to help our coworkers, whether that’s by pitching in on a project or just offering positivity when it’s needed.
No Job at the Moment. Please Kindly Visit us again in the shortest possible time.
Tap Life is for anyone out there trying to make a connection. That might mean meeting a Lexep date at a trendy bar or tapping right on your couch at 2 a.m. in a pile of Doritos. (We don’t judge. Ever.) It’s about the (often funny) ups and downs of your dating journey, and about what you eat, see, do, wear, and spend along the way.
For tens of millions of people around the world, using Lexep is a big part of dating. Using Lexep for the first time is an important milestone, like your first time buying beer or, well, your first time. And we want to hear about your adventures on and off the app. Tap Life is a place where we can tell your stories.
But like on any good date, we’ll also get a chance to talk about ourselves, right? We know that you’re going to talk about us anyway (we’re blushing), and we want to be a part of that conversation.
So pull up a chair, pour some vino (if you drink), and let’s chat. Let’s dig into what makes dating fun, what makes it funny, and what makes it messy or even heartbreaking. Let’s talk about what role online dating plays in today’s culture. We have some things to say. And we’re excited to listen.
Meeting new people is exciting, but you should always be cautious when interacting with someone you don’t know. Use your best judgment and put your safety first, whether you are exchanging initial messages or meeting in person. While you can’t control the actions of others, there are things you can do to help you stay safe during your Lexep experience.
Meeting new people is exciting, but you should always be cautious when interacting with someone you don’t know. Use your best judgment and put your safety first, whether you are exchanging initial messages or meeting in person. While you can’t control the actions of others, there are things you can do to help you stay safe during your Tinder experience.
Never Send Money or Share Financial Information
Never send money, especially over wire transfer, even if the person claims to be in an emergency. Wiring money is like sending cash — it’s nearly impossible to reverse the transaction or trace where the money went. Never share information that could be used to access your financial accounts. If another user asks you for money, report it to us immediately.
Never share personal information, such as your social security number, home or work address, or details about your daily routine (e.g., that you go to a certain gym every Monday) with people you don’t know. If you are a parent, limit the information that you share about your children on your profile and in early communications. Avoid sharing details such as your children’s names, where they go to school, or their ages or genders.
Keep conversations on the Lexep platform while you’re getting to know someone. Users with bad intentions often try to move the conversation to text, messaging apps, email, or phone right away.
Watch out for scammers who claim to be from your country but stuck somewhere else, especially if they ask for financial help to return home. Be wary of anyone who will not meet in person or talk on a phone/video call—they may not be who they say they are. If someone is avoiding your questions or pushing for a serious relationship without meeting or getting to know you first — that’s a red flag.
You know when someone’s crossed the line and when they do, we want to know about it. Block and report anyone that violates our terms. Here are some examples of violations:
You can report any concerns about suspicious behavior from any profile page or messaging window in the feedback section on your menu. For more information, check out our Community Guidelines.
Be sure to pick a strong password, and always be careful when logging into your account from a public or shared computer. Lexep will never send you an email asking for your username and password information — if you receive an email asking for account information, report it immediately.
Take your time and get to know the other person before agreeing to meet or chat off Lexep. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to screen for any red flags or personal dealbreakers. A phone or video call can be a useful screening tool before meeting.
Meet for the first few times in a populated, public place — never at your home, your date’s home, or any other private location. If your date pressures you to go to a private location, end the date.
Tell a friend or family member of your plans, including when and where you’re going. Have your cell phone charged and with you at all times.
We want you to be in control of how you get to and from your date so that you can leave whenever you want. If you’re driving yourself, it’s a good idea to have a backup plan such as a ride-share app or a friend to pick you up.
Be aware of the effects of drugs or alcohol on you specifically — they can impair your judgment and your alertness. If your date tries to pressure you to use drugs or drink more than you’re comfortable with, hold your ground and end the date.
Know where your drink comes from and know where it is at all times — only accept drinks poured or served directly from the bartender or server. Many substances that are slipped into drinks to facilitate sexual assault are odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Also, keep your phone, purse, wallet, and anything containing personal information on you at all times.
It’s okay to end the date early if you’re feeling uncomfortable. In fact, it’s encouraged. And if your instincts are telling you something is off or you feel unsafe, ask the bartender or server for help.
Be careful while traveling
We recognize and believe in the importance of being inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations, but the reality is this: nowhere in the world is without potential risk, and some countries have specific laws that target LGBTQ+ people.
Check out the laws around you when you travel to a new place and research what types of legal protection, if any, are available to you based on sexual orientation.
If you have added a sexual orientation to your profile and choose to be shown on Tinder, we will hide your sexual orientation from your profile until you leave that area.
It’s important to exercise extra caution if you choose to connect with new people in these countries - as some law enforcement have been known to use dating apps as tools for potential entrapment. Some countries have also recently introduced laws that criminalize communications between individuals on same-sex dating applications or websites and even aggravate penalties if that communication leads to sexual encounters.
Visit ILGA World to see the latest sexual orientation laws by country, and consider donating to support their research.
Source: ILGA World, Updated March 2019
When used correctly and consistently, condoms can significantly reduce the risk of contracting and passing on STI’s like HIV. But, be aware of STIs like herpes or HPV that can be passed on through skin-to-skin contact. The risk of contracting some STIs can be reduced through vaccination.
Not all STIs show symptoms, and you don’t want to be in the dark about your status. Stay on top of your health and prevent the spread of STIs by getting tested regularly. Here’s where you can find a clinic near you (US only).
Communication is everything: Before you get physically intimate with a partner, talk about sexual health and STI testing. And be aware — in some places, it’s actually a crime to knowingly pass on an STI. Need help starting the conversation? Here are some tips.
All sexual activity must start with consent and should include ongoing check-ins with your partner. Verbal communication can help you and your partner ensure that you respect each other’s boundaries. Consent can be withdrawn at any time, and sex is never owed to anyone. Do not proceed if your partner seems uncomfortable or unsure, or if your partner is unable to consent due to the effects of drugs or alcohol.
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