Community Guidelines

Apni Team 11 is the flagship brand of Sporta Technologies Private Limited (“Apni Team 11” or “We”). Apni Team 11 is committed to creating a safe and open environment for expression and give people a voice on its social communities available on the Apni Team 11 website and mobile app (“Apni Team 11 Platform”). Through these communities, you can post, comment, vote, discuss, learn, debate, support and connect with people who share your interests. These guidelines (“Community Guidelines”), set out below provide general guidance and an overview of what is and what is not allowed on the Apni Team 11 Platform. These Community Guidelines apply to any content uploaded, hosted, transmitted or otherwise made available or communicated on our platform (“Content”). Use of the Apni Team 11 Platform constitutes the user’s acceptance of these Community Guidelines as may be amended from time to time. Apni Team 11 may, at its sole discretion, also notify the user of any change or modification in these Community Guidelines, by way of sending an email to the user’s registered email address or posting notifications on the Apni Team 11 Platform.

By using Apni Team 11, you agree to these guidelines and our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We are committed to these Community Guidelines and we require you to be committed too. Violation of these Community Guidelines may result in deleted content, disabled accounts, or other restrictions including a complete ban from the Apni Team 11 Platform. We may also notify law enforcement when we believe that there is a genuine risk of physical harm or a direct threat to public safety. Any action or decision taken by Apni Team 11 for violation of these Community Guidelines shall be at Apni Team 11’s sole discretion.

Apni Team 11 has sought to make these Community Guidelines as detailed as possible, however, this is not an exhaustive list of policies and all Content, if reported, shall be analysed independently based on the parameters mentioned in these Community Guidelines. We urge you that if you find Content that indirectly or directly violates these Community Guidelines, please report it to Apni Team 11 in the manner set forth herein.

Prohibited Content

The following types of content are prohibited on the Apni Team 11 Platform and may warrant action from Apni Team 11.

  • Spam

    Spam is any repeated, unwanted, unsolicited actions, whether automated or manual, that negatively affect the communities on the Apni Team 11 platform. To avoid being a spammer, do not do any of the following:

    • Post, share, engage with Content, or create accounts, groups, pages, events, either manually or automatically, at very high frequencies;
    • Direct users of the Apni Team 11 Platform directly or indirectly to leave the Apni Team 11 Platform for another website by posting misleading content, re-directing users to defective pop-up websites, or impersonating well-known brands;
    • Link to harmful third-party content, such as malware, phishing websites, deceptive pop-ups, etc.
    • Incentivise users to partake in some kind of monetary action to gain any unfair or undue advantage on the Apni Team 11 Platform;
    • Program bots that harm the Apni Team 11  Platform, including bots intended to promote content, products, or services;
    • Repeatedly contact people for commercial purposes without their consent;
    • Post repetitive comments across the Apni Team 11  Platform multiple times without any context or post Content that includes the words “follow me” in standalone form. Do note, however, that genuine instances where the words “follow me” come up contextually and naturally will not be included in this category;
    • Post repetitive Content or comments promoting other fantasy sports platforms, Telegram, or Whatsapp groups or repeatedly mentioning names of competitors on the Apni Team 11  platform.
    • Posting any form of content that can make any other user believe about your association with any brand, company, trust, organization, community, or service that provides information/ tips/ tricks/ hacks/ cheats on Fantasy games offered on Apni Team 11  Platform.
  • Misinformation or Scam

    You do not have to use your real name on the Apni Team 11  platform, however, your name, profile picture, team name cannot include:

    • Characters from multiple languages;
    • Symbols, numbers including without limitation mobile numbers, unusual capitalization, repeating characters or punctuation;
    • Words or phrases in place of name;
    • Offensive or suggestive words of any kind; or
    • Names of brands associated with fantasy sports

That said, we do require users :

    • to provide us with accurate and up-to-date account-related information.
    • Not to impersonate others by using their images with the explicit aim to deceive people;
    • Not to create accounts to violate our guidelines or mislead others.
    • Not to Use another person or organization’s name or details misleadingly;
    • Not to post images, videos, clips, gifs, and such other content that is likely to deceive the public to the content’s origin, if (i) the entity or an authorized representative object to the content; and/ or (ii) can establish a risk of harm to members of the public;
    • Not to Create accounts for minors;
    • Not to maintain multiple accounts;
    • Not to Share an account with another person;
    • Not to create another account after being banned from the Apni Team 11  Platform;
    • Not to create an account assuming to be or speak for another person or entity for whom you are not authorized to do so;
    • Not to use another person’s name, username, image, brand, logo, or other personal information; and
    • Not to Set up a user account using the name and image of a person, and then pretending that person is posting content or comments.
  • Violent and Criminal Behaviour

    We remove any content that encourages violence or has the potential to contribute to real-world harm or attacks on anyone based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disabilities or diseases. We vehemently prohibit hate speech, bullying and harassment and misinformation that contributes to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm. We try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety.

    Do not post any of the following:

    • Statements of intent to commit violence or statements advocating violence;
    • Content that encourages glorifies, incites, or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual or a group of people or animals;
    • Threats that lead to serious injury towards private individuals, public figures, high-risk persons or high-risk groups;
    • Content that praises or supports any criminal or terrorist organisations or individuals or any acts committed by them;
    • Content that praises or supports hate crimes, organised violence, mass shooting, human trafficking groups etc.;
    • Misinformation and unverifiable rumours that contribute to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm;
    • Content encouraging participation in high-risk viral challenges;
    • Content advocating vandalism, harm against property, theft etc.
    • Content that encourages bribery, embezzlement, money laundering, scams or any other fraudulent activity;
    • Content that promotes the selling of fantasy teams or convinces others to partake in any kind of monetary transactions;
    • Content that facilitates or coordinates the exploitation of humans, including human trafficking;
    • Content that encourages suicide, self-injury, self-mutilation including certain graphic imagery and real-time depictions of such acts;
    • Display content that promotes drug consumption, or encourages others to make, use, or trade-in drugs or other illicit substances;
    • Content that threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order.
  • Harassment

    We do not tolerate harassment, threatening, or bullying of any individuals on the Apni Team 11 Platform nor do we tolerate any groups dedicated to this behaviour. Do not do any of the following on the Apni Team 11 Platform:

    • Repeatedly contact someone in an unwanted, unsolicited or sexually harassing manner;
    • Target anyone by attacking them based on their status as a victim of sexual assault, sexual exploitation or domestic abuse;
    • Threaten to release an individual’s private phone number, residential address or email address;
    • Abuse, use curse words or swear words in any language against any individual in a derogatory way or engage in targeted swearing;
    • Make derogatory comments against other users or any other individuals;
    • Create pages or groups that are dedicated to attacking an individual;
    • Call for self-injury or suicide of a specific person or group of people;
    • Post content that mocks premature death, serious or fatal disease or disability, starvation, physical violence, domestic violence or serious physical injury;
    • Make calls for death, serious disease or disability, or physical harm to a specific person or group of people;
    • Attack a specific person or group of people through derogatory terms related to sexual activity;
    • Post content about a violent tragedy, or victims of violent tragedies, that includes claims that a violent tragedy did not occur.
  • Hate Speech

We remove content that contains credible threats or hate speech or content that incites violence or promotes hate based on identity or vulnerability or certain characteristics such as race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identity, and serious disease or disability.

Do not post any of the following:

      • Violent or dehumanizing speech, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation targeting a person or specific persons;
      • Content mocking events or victims of hate crimes;
      • Content that describes or negatively targets people with slurs;
      • Calls for segregation or political, social, or economic exclusion of specific persons based on their identity;
      • Expressions of contempt, dismissal, disgust, or generalizations about the inferiority of specific persons based on their identity.
  • Copyright Violation

    We require you to post original content and to refrain from posting content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights. Plagiarism of other users’ profiles or profile elements of other users is prohibited. Do not do any of the following:

    • Reshare a team created by another user and portray it as your own team;
    • Reshare a personalized image with data belonging to another Apni Team 11  user, as your own data; and
    • Reshare a Apni Team 11  screenshot shared by another user and project it as your own.
  • Security of the Apni Team 11 Platform

    Attempts to gather sensitive personal information by deceptive or invasive methods are harmful to the authentic, open, and safe atmosphere that we want to foster. Therefore, we do not allow attempts to gather sensitive user information through the abuse of the Apni Team 11  Platform. Do not do any of the following:

    • Hack the Apni Team 11  Platform or encourage users to hack the Apni Team 11 Platform or engage in any other activities that threaten or compromise the security of the Apni Team 11  Platform;
    • Gain or attempt to gain access to any account or user data other than your own without explicit permission from the account owner;
    • Disseminate any individual’s personal or confidential information including but not limited to PAN card, bank details, AADHAR card, telephone number, email address, residential address etc;
    • Encourage or deceive users and entities to download or run files or programs that will compromise a user’s online or data security. Such files and programs will be deemed to install malicious software or “malware” if they harm or gain unauthorized access to a computer, device, or network;
    • Distribute files that contain viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other materials that are malicious or harmful;
    • Attempt to obtain the sensitive information of others such as usernames, passwords, or other personal information, through deceptive means or the use of malicious software or websites;
    • Publicly share your own or another user’s login information on the Apni Team 11 Platform or through a third-party service;
    • Post Content that provides tips or encourages hacking of the Apni Team 11 Platform or engages in any other activities that threaten or compromise the security of the Apni Team 11  Platform;
    • Create, share, or host malicious software or malicious browser extensions to compromise accounts or gain access to user data or to interrupt the efficient functioning of the Apni Team 11 Platform.
  • Offensive Language & Visually Inappropriate Content

    We have zero-tolerance for predatory behaviour towards minors or posting sexual or suggestive content involving minors or someone who appears to be a minor. We remove content that depicts, threatens or promotes sexual violence, sexual assault or sexual exploitation. We remove content that displays, advocates for or coordinates sexual acts with non-consenting parties. Do not post any of the following:

    • Child sexual abuse imagery, child pornography, and any other content, including fantasy content, that depicts encourages or promotes paedophilia, child sexual exploitation, or otherwise sexualizes minors or someone who appears to be a minor;
    • Content that consists of any form of sexual touching, crushing, necrophilia or bestiality, or forced stripping or mocking victims of such acts;
    • Non-consensual intimate images of a person or secretly taken non-commercial imagery of a real person’s commonly sexualised body parts or of a person engaged in sexual activity;
    • Details about any adult commercial sexual services or prostitution activities, including requesting, offering or asking for rates for escort services.
    • Content that consists any nudity, pornography, whether consensual or non-consensual.

    Any sexually explicit or derogatory language is strictly prohibited

  • Reporting

    Each of us is an important part of the Apni Team 11 community. If you see any post, or comment or receive any message in your inbox that you think may violate these Community Guidelines, please report such Content by clicking on the Report button available on the app. Should you feel the need to communicate and share information about an offensive post or comment, you may choose to write to us at helpdesk@apniteam11 .com. When reporting Content, try to provide as much information as possible, such as links, usernames, and descriptions of the content. The Apni Team 11 team shall personally review the post or comment and shall provide warnings via emails, remove entire posts if they are found to violate our Community Guidelines, temporarily or permanently ban and/ or block users who post objectionable Content or report such behaviour to relevant authorities, helplines and third party experts, at the sole discretion of Apni Team 11 . If users complain against any content posted by any user either as a post, private message or in a group message and frequent complaints are received against any user from different users at any point in time, such users shall be blocked from posting, commenting, messaging in group chats and sending direct messages or to other users on the platform for a period of fourteen (14) days from the date of receipt of the complaint. For the avoidance of doubt, it is pertinent to mention that Apni Team 11  reserves the right to automatically block a user from commenting, posting in a group chat, sending direct messages on Apni Team 11  Platform if it is observed that the user has violated Apni Team 11 ’s Community Guidelines by sending an email to the registered email id of such user.. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, if a user wishes to be unblocked then he/ she shall place a request at helpdesk@apniteam11 .com. Please note that Apni Team 11  shall have the right to review a user’s request for unblocking a user account on a case to case basis and any decision taken by Apni Team 11  in this regard shall be final and at its sole discretion.

  • Moderation

    In addition to moderation of Content through the user reporting mechanism. In case of groups, the administrators of the groups on the Apni Team 11 Platform (“Group Admin”) shall have the power to remove any user found to be sharing any aforementioned prohibited content or otherwise violating these Community Guidelines. Group Admins may mute all other group members from sending messages by turning on the “Only Group Admins can send Message” mode. Apni Team 11  may also report risky behaviour to relevant authorities, helplines and third party experts and block user access to the Apni Team 11 Platform, at the sole discretion of Apni Team 11 .

For more information, please read the Apni Team 11 Terms and Conditions https://www.apniteam11 .com/games/fantasy-cricket/termsandconditions and the Apni Team 11 Privacy Policy https://www.apniteam 11 .com/about-us/privacypolicy available on the Apni Team 11 Platform or contact Apni Team 11 at helpdesk@apniteam11 .com.

Compliance report of action taken under the Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code 2021.


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