Kormo Platform Policies
Welcome to the Kormo Platform Policies Center. Our Kormo Platform Policies help ensure that Employers and Seekers of Kormo continue to enjoy a positive experience. Google reserves the right to amend our policies at any time, so please check back here for any updates. We will also exercise our sole discretion in the interpretation and enforcement of these policies, in conjunction with the Kormo Terms of Service. Capitalized terms used herein are also defined in the Kormo Terms of Service.
Our policies cover the conduct of Employers and Seekers on the platform; as well as content, including jobs, that are prohibited on the Kormo platform.
General Policies for Employers and Seekers
We want all our partners and users of Kormo to have a positive, useful and safe experience. This is why we do not allow Employers and Seekers to misuse Kormo or violate our policies. Examples of misusing Kormo and violating our policies include:
- Employers and Seekers being below a legally permissible age posting content (including job posts) or accepting jobs on Kormo;
- Employers encouraging or accepting applications from and/or employing Seekers who are below the age of employment or restricted from certain types of work as required under applicable law(s);
- Seeking to circumvent Kormo systems and processes, including by creating multiple accounts or interfering with the operation of Google networks, servers, or other infrastructure;
- Employers including contact information on Kormo, so as to circumvent Kormo systems and processes. Such information includes phone numbers, WhatApp details, social media details, email addresses, etc.
- Engaging in any behaviour that violate these Kormo Platform Policies;
- Not acting in good faith, including by attempting to cheat, manipulate or deceive the other party, when requesting or undertaking jobs (e.g., Employers misleading Seekers on the requirements and/or compensation of jobs; Seekers providing false certifications and qualifications; Employers cancelling jobs without reasonable notice);
- Employers failing to provide a safe working environment for Seekers;
- Employers failing to provide payment, at reasonable durations, to Seekers for their services rendered. This includes Employers failing to maintain necessary active accounts with third party payment service providers associated with the Kormo platform, in order to provide payment to Seekers. Seekers should also ensure that they maintain necessary accounts with such third party payment service providers, in order to receive payment from Employers; and
- Any other fraudulent activities.
Content and Jobs Policies
Content, including jobs, on Kormo must not contain or facilitate, or must not direct to promote, collect, disclose, distribute or undertake, the following types of material and behaviour:
Primarily child directed (PCD)
Material or behaviour that are primarily directed to children under the age of consent in their relevant jurisdiction are prohibited in the Kormo platform.
Information from children
Material or behaviour collecting or disclosing information from children under the age of consent in their relevant jurisdiction are prohibited in the Kormo platform.
Material or behaviour that exploits or abuses children, including all child sexual abuse material (even cartoon images), and all material or behaviour that presents children in a sexual manner, as well as material or behaviour that may appeal to children but contain adult themes.
Adult or mature
Pornography, sexual or mature material or behaviour, whether involving consensual subjects or otherwise.
Examples: nudity, sexually suggestive or gratifying material or behaviour, fetishes and sexual performance aids including used underwear, mail order brides, escort services, dating services, romantic or sexual liaisons, erotic massage services, prostitution; or any tips, advice or discussion about improving sexual performance, sexually transmitted diseases, or about sexual health related to pregnancy, abortion, childbirth or family planning.
Dangerous or derogatory
Material or behaviour, whether online or offline, including that which:
- Threatens or advocates for harm on, or harms ,oneself or others;
- Harasses, intimidates, bullies or doxes an individual or group of individuals;
- Incites or condones hatred or violence against, promotes discrimination of, or disparages an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, caste, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization;
- Suggests that a tragic event did not happen, or that victims or their families are actors, or complicit in a cover-up of the event;
- Exposes oneself or others to greater risk of harm
Material produced by or in support of terrorist groups, or material or behaviour that promotes or celebrates terrorist activities, including recruitment or fundraising.
Material or behaviour that intends to or may shock others, including:
- Gruesome, graphic or disgusting accounts or imagery (e.g., blood, guts, gore, sexual fluids, human or animal waste, crime scene or accident photos);
- Depictions of acts of violence (e.g., accounts or images of shootings, explosions, or bombings; execution videos; violent acts committed against animals); or
- Significant amounts of obscene or profane language.
Material or behaviour that comprises, promotes, recommends, sells, advocates for or instructs on weapons, weapon accessories and related products or services, including but not limited to explosives, fireworks, ammunition, pistols, rifles, BB guns, sporting guns, air guns, blow guns, stun guns; and any parts of such devices or equipment.
Recreational drugs and drug-related
Material or behaviour comprising, advocating for, instructing on, promoting, recommending or selling recreational drugs and drug-related material, including substances that alter mental states for the purpose of recreation; and related products or services such as pipes or bongs.
Viruses, malware or other malicious or deceptive code
Material or behaviour comprising or comprising the transmission of viruses, malware, or any other malicious or deceptive code, including material or behaviour that harms or interferes with the operation of networks, servers, or other infrastructure; or which facilitate or perform the act of phishing.
Material that enables dishonesty
Material or behaviour that helps mislead others or is dishonest in nature.
- Material or behaviour that promotes or facilitates creating fake or false documents such as passports, diplomas, or accreditation;
- Material or behaviour that promotes or facilitates creating fake or false identities;
- Sale or distribution of term papers, paper-writing or exam-taking services;
- Information or products for passing drug tests;
- Material or behaviour that promotes fraudulent activities or business practices;
- Material or behaviour that promotes or advises on fraudulently or artificially inflating a product’s ranking, view counts, reviews, ratings, or ad impressions or clicks;
- Material or behaviour promoting or encouraging any form of hacking or cracking, including instructions on how to access or use equipment that tampers with or provides unauthorized access to information, software, servers, or websites.
Spam or irrelevant content
Material or behaviour comprising, promoting or distributing spam, including gibberish, nonsensical material, or unwanted or unsolicited promotional or commercial material. This includes material or behaviour that are irrelevant to Seekers, e.g., material that is not related to jobs.
Jobs where the positions’ details, which are relevant to Seekers, are missing or incorrectly filled in. This may include the job title, job location, interview details, job description, job slots, salary, etc.
Misrepresentation or misleading claims
Material or behaviour that misrepresents, misstates, or conceals information, including about the material’s creator, or the material’s intended purpose; or material that is misleading (e.g., making false or misleading statements about the business or qualifications, falsely affiliate with other individuals, organizations, products and services, or false claims which position improbable results as likely outcomes even if they are technically possible, e.g.,, “get rich quick schemes” or “miracle pills”).
- Jobs that are fake, non-existent, or posted without legitimate intent to hire for bona fide positions. This includes jobs that primarily seek to collect information about Seekers, rather than to legitimately employ those Seekers; or jobs that are expired (i.e., the positions no longer exist).
- Jobs that represent the position, employer, or poster in a matter that is not accurate, realistic, or truthful. This includes jobs with false or misleading information that do not match the actual positions, such as locations, wages, working hours, benefits, working conditions, etc., that do not tally with those associated with the actual positions.
- Jobs that are posted without the authorization of the employer, organization or company.
- Jobs that fail to disclose whether a position is for a full-time employee, an independent contractor or is part-time, temporary, seasonal, commission-based, etc., or whether the position has otherwise nontraditional working conditions or compensation.
Fees for job search
Jobs that require recruiting others or that resemble franchises, pyramid schemes, multi-level marketing, club memberships, distributorships, etc.; or jobs requiring payment, or the bearing of costs, contingent upon which a Seeker may be awarded such jobs. This does not include legitimate scenarios whereby an employee may be required to provide a token sum for items necessary to perform the job (e.g., purchase a uniform with a small token amount).
Personally Identifiable Information
Material or behaviour comprising, promoting, or distributing the unauthorized publication or collection of people's private or personal information, confidential information, any data that may need individual consent and is not obtained following the due process of applicable law, other information including credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, drivers and other license numbers, or any other information that is not publicly accessible. This includes the unauthorized sharing of such information, such as Seekers’ personal information, with any other parties.
Material or behaviour that comprise, facilitate or promote illegal activity, or infringe on the legal rights of others, based on applicable laws and regulations, including applicable employment or hiring laws. Examples include jobs that engage in recruitment or hiring practices that violate the law in your state or country, or the state or country where the job is to be performed; the sale, distribution, promotion, recommendation or advocacy of products derived from endangered or threatened species; or material or behavior comprising or promoting any copyright-infringing or counterfeit products or services.
Jobs or positions comprising, promoting or facilitating discrimination on the basis of personal identity or belief characteristics such as age, gender identity and expression, caste, nationality, race, ethnicity, immigration status, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, language etc., unless where legitimately or practically required (such as to comply with legal employment visa or work pass conditions, or an intimate apparel store requiring employees of a certain gender in order to serve customers of the same gender).
Violating or bypassing Google policies
Material or behaviour comprising, promoting or facilitating the violation or circumvention of Google policies, including in relation to Kormo. Such behaviour may include the use of multiple Google accounts to evade Google’s policies, or circumvent any restrictions placed on any account.
When we encounter a potential policy violation, we may review the material or conduct and, in our sole discretion, take action accordingly. Depending on how egregious a violation is, we may respond in several ways, including removing the violating content or jobs from Kormo, or prohibiting a violating Employer or Seeker from using Kormo, temporarily or permanently. In the case of several violations or an egregious violation, we may prohibit an Employer or Seeker from participating in Kormo, or disable the user’s Kormo Account. We take into account local legal considerations in our review process, and in some cases, we require a court order. As required by law, we may also report any illegal activity.
To submit feedback or contact us, please refer to this page.