Behance Community Guidelines
1. Only Upload Your Own Work:
1.2 Behance is a platform for sharing your own creative work to the public — not for uploading or sharing other people’s work that you like. Please do not upload projects related to non-Adobe affiliated creative services or products that you are selling. If you want to show your appreciation for someone else’s work, you can scroll to the bottom of the project and click the "appreciate this" button, you can leave them a positive comment, or you can promote their work via social sharing sites like Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.
1.3 Please do not upload or use other people’s work (e.g., images, video snippets, music tracks, excerpts from books or articles, or other branded materials) without the necessary authorizations (licensing rights) to your own profile or when livestreaming. This creates confusion about who originally authored the work (and we are all about people getting credit for what they create!). However, feel free to add work created by other members on Behance as part of your Moodboards instead. [More Info on Moodboards]
2. Put Creative Work You Wouldn’t Show To Kids Behind The Adult Wall:
Behance is all about helping creative people get exposure for their work, and our "Adult Wall" filter is in this spirit as well. Many countries, schools and companies block web sites that don’t offer safe browsing so, by offering and enforcing this feature, we keep your work available to as broad of an audience as possible. As a general tip, please provide as much context in the description section of each project to help people understand the intent behind your work.
- 2.1 Your Creative Work Is "Safe" If: It is appropriate for an audience of all ages and geographies, and you wouldn't get in trouble for looking at it at work. Anything safe can be seen by everyone everywhere, whether they're registered with Behance or not.
- 2.2 Your Creative Work Should Go Behind The Adult Wall If: It contains nudity, profanity, violence or any other material making it unsuitable for a younger audience, a global audience or people at work. Content behind the adult wall is available only to registered Behance users who are over 18 and who live in countries where adult content is legal.
- 2.3 Since some sharing features on Behance do not have an adult wall, please don’t put adult content in your profile (including your banner or avatar), livestreams, or in your Work in Progress segments. [More Info on Adult Content]
- 2.4 The following is strictly prohibited on Behance and in any livestream:
- (A) Pornographic material & explicit nudity
- (B) Hate speech or highly offensive language
- (C) Harassment and threats
- (D) Graphic violence
- (E) Illegal activities or goods
- (F) Self-harm or the promotion of self-harm
- (G) Depictions of minors in a sexual manner
- (H) Promotion of terrorism or violent extremism
- (I) Spam
Please note that we report any material exploiting minors to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) CyberTipline.
3. Respect Intellectual Property Rights:
3.1 Don't present other people's work as your own or overstate your own role in creating something. Don't use other people's trademarks without permission. If you aren't sure whether your use of someone else's content or trademark in your own work is legal, you can consult publicly available reference materials at the U.S. Copyright Office website, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office website, the Lumen Project website, or talk to an intellectual property attorney. If you want to report misuse of your own creative work or your own trademark by one of our users, you can do that here.
3.2 If you have a contract, employment, or other dispute with a Behance user about content or job postings they have uploaded to our site, please click the "message" button on that user's profile and resolve the issue with the user directly. We can't moderate contract, employment, or other disputes between our users and other third-parties.
4. Respect Privacy:
Don't use Behance to reveal private information about other people. And don't upload photographic portraits or nude images of identifiable people unless you have their permission.
5. Be Authentic:
Behance is a platform for creative professionals to interact genuinely with one another. To maintain the quality of these interactions, we disable accounts that engage in behavior that undermines the authenticity of our community, including but not limited to, the following deceptive, harmful behaviors:
- 5.1 Using fake profiles
- 5.2 Impersonating other people or entities
- 5.3 Posting false or misleading employment information
- 5.4 Falsely attributing someone else's work
- 5.5 Using automated or scripted processes (such as bulk or automated following or appreciating user accounts, scripted commenting on projects, etc.)
- 5.6 Accepting or offering compensation in exchange for positive comments or appreciations
- 5.7 Engaging in appreciation schemes or in third-party services that claim to boost appreciations
6. Only Create A Team Page If You Are Authorized To Do So:
6.1 Team pages may only be created by a current member of that team who is in good standing or a team's legally authorized representative. Teams created for a brand, company, design firm or educational institution must be created by a user with an email address that corresponds to that entity's official domain (e.g., only someone with an '@nike.com' email address associated with their Behance account can create a Nike team page).
6.2 If you leave a team or company, you need to promptly transfer control of your team page to a current member of the team. We do not permit creating team pages as a way of expressing support for a team, or for parodying or critiquing a team, as they may mislead of confuse users. We also do not permit creating team pages for arbitrary groups or categories (for example: don’t create a team called "Top Behance Designers" and invite your friends to it).
6.3 If you believe someone has created a team page that is impersonating your team or organization, please let us know by filling out our "trademark infringement" form or by clicking on the "report" link you will find on that team page.
7. Communicating With Other Users:
7.1 Stay On-Topic
To keep the dialogue on Behance respectful and constructive, please make sure that your comments and messages are on-topic and relevant to the Behance community and to the project that you are commenting on. It is against our rules to engage in the following behaviors:
- (A) Using someone else's project comment section to promote your own work or to link out to other websites
- (B) Sending mass, unsolicited private messages
- (C) Posting comments or private messages to sell non-creative goods or services
- (D) We consider off-topic posts 'spam' and we deactivate accounts that repeatedly violate this guideline.
7.2 Be Respectful
Although we are all for free expression, we ask that you keep your comments, private messages, and other communications constructive and respectful. We don't tolerate abusive, vulgar or insulting comments and messages.
8. Livestreaming Rules, Rights and Licenses:
8.1 Livestreaming Rules
- (A) You must be 18 years old to livestream on Adobe.
- (B) Only stream creative work that you have permission to use. This applies to music, speech, visual materials, or any other work that may appear in your streams.
- (C) Streams are not allowed to contain any adult (nudity/pornographic), hateful, profane, abusive, violent, illegal, or otherwise inappropriate content.
- (D) Streamers are not allowed to broadcast streams that promote dangerous, reckless, or criminal behavior (e.g., driving while streaming, playing with a firearm).
- (E) Streams are broadcasted around the world, so please be mindful of what you display and be aware of the following:
- (i) what you are streaming on your desktop and browser (e.g., browser history, browser tabs)
- (ii) what can be seen in the surrounding environment (e.g., artwork, personal information, people who may not want to be streamed)
- (iii) what you are wearing or displaying on your body (e.g., no nudity allowed, see-through shirts, profanity on clothing)
- (F) Live streaming provides a forum for users to stream creative work and show the creative process. Do not use this feature to solicit, sell, or distribute any non-creative products or services.
8.2 Livestreaming grant of rights
In connection with livestreaming, you grant to Adobe the irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide, right, license, and privilege to:
- (A) record the livestream including any presentation materials and allow for the livestream to be available for viewing on various platforms, including but not limited to Adobe properties;
- (B) use, record, distribute, publish, publicly display the streamer's name, likeness, picture, photo, image, voice, appearance, and performance; and
- (C) use, copy, reproduce, modify, distribute, make derivative works of, publicly perform, and publicly display any and all visual materials you choose to share during the livestream.
9. Jobs on Behance:
We offer a ‘Creative Jobs’ section where creatives can come to discover career opportunities, freelance gigs and internships. You may not post jobs that point to specific work contests or other opportunities that solicit customized and unpaid creative work from creative professionals, and all jobs posted must relate to a creative field or opportunity. Any postings in violation of the Terms may be removed without refund. For more information please visit this Help Center page.
11. Report Abuse On Behance:
If you ever experience a user violating the Community Guidelines, you can make a report to us. To learn more about how to file an abuse report with us, please visit these Help Center pages.
12. Appeals Process:
If you believe your content was improperly put behind the “adult wall” or removed, you may appeal the decision. To learn more, please visit these Help Center pages. Please note you are only able to submit the appeal once per project.