Behance Community Guidelines
Behance is a platform for creative professionals around the world to showcase their own work and to discover the creative work of others. To help us keep the quality of our community high, please follow these guidelines when posting and sharing your work. If you come across content that violates these guidelines, please let us know by clicking the ’report abuse’ button you’ll find next to every project.
- 1. Only Upload Your Own Work:
Behance is a platform for sharing your own creative work — not for uploading or sharing other people’s work that you like. Please do not upload projects related to non-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. But please don’t upload other people’s work into your own portfolio. This creates confusion about who originally authored the work (and we are all about people getting credit for what they create!)
- 2. Put Creative Work You Wouldn’t Show To Kids Behind The Adult Wall (or Share It Privately):
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.
- a. 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.
- b. Your Creative Work Should Go Behind The Adult Wall If: It contains nudity, expletives, 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. Also, please don’t put adult content in your profile picture.
- c. Share Your Creative Work Privately If: It depicts sexual acts, more extreme or graphic nudity, highly offensive content or graphically violent content. Although this type of content is legal in many countries, we don’t allow it in projects shared publicly on Behance — even behind the adult wall. You can store it privately. If you want to share it privately, make sure you’re sharing it only with willing recipients who are over 18 and who live in a country where the content you’re sharing is legal. [More Info on how to Private Share]
- d. Don’t Upload It At All If: your content depicts minors in a sexual manner, or is otherwise legally obscene or illegal. We report any material exploiting minors to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) Cyber Tip Line. We also don’t allow content that clearly is intended to promote hatred.
- 3. Respect Intellectual Property Rights:
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 Chilling Effects 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.
- 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. Automated or Scripted Behavior
Behance is a platform for creative professionals to interact genuinely with one another. Because any automated or scripted process (such as bulk or automated following or appreciating user accounts, scripted commenting on projects, etc.) undermines the authenticity of our community, we suspend all accounts that engage in scripted behavior. For similar reasons, we also suspend any accounts that accept (or offer) compensation in exchange for positive comments or appreciations.
- 6. Only Create A Team Page If You Are Authorized To Do So
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).
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).
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.