Safety Guidelines

Dating Safety
One premise behind Righter is bringing like-minded (of course we prefer to think of it was Right-minded!) people together. New connections are being made hourly and our community is growing quickly.

User safety is a priority.
We recognize that meeting someone for the first time, whether online, being introduced through friends and acquaintances or meeting at an outing or event, is exciting. Your safety is very important an because only you can control your Righter experience, there are safety steps that you always consider and follow while dating online and offline.
Please read the guidelines, tips, and information below we strongly encourage you to apply them in the interest of your personal safety and well-being. You are always the best judge of your own safety and these guidelines are in no way intended to be a substitute for your own judgment.

Online Behavior
Protect Your Finances and Never Send Money or Financial Information
Never respond to any request to send money, especially overseas or by wire transfer – and report it to us immediately – even if the person claims to be in an emergency situation. Wiring money is like sending cash: the sender has no protections against loss or way to recover those funds. It is nearly impossible to reverse the transaction or trace the money or recipient.
Protect Your Personal Information
Never give personal information to someone you don’t know well an haven’t met in person. This includes your social security number, credit card or bank information, or your work or home address.
Note: Righter will never send you an email asking for your username and password information. Any request for this information should be reported immediately.

Be Web Aware
Block and report suspicious users. You can block and report any suspicious user anonymously at any time on Righter. Keep conversations through the app. Ba actors will often try to move the conversation to text, email or personal phone conversations very early in your connection.
Report All Suspicious Behavior
Please report anyone who violates our Terms of Use! Being vigilant about this protects you and other users.

Examples of terms of use violations include:
• Asks for money or donations
• Requesting Photographs
• Minors using the App
• Users sending harassing or offensive messages
• Users behaving inappropriately after meeting in person
• Fraudulent registration or profiles
• Spam or solicitation, such as invitations to call 1-900 numbers or attempts to sell products or services

Offline Behavior
First meetings are exciting but always take precautions and follow these guidelines to help you stay safe:

Get to Know the Other Person
Keep your communications limited to the app and really get to now users online using the app before meeting them in person. Bad actors often push people to communicate off of the app right away. It is up to you to do your research and do your due diligence.

Always Meet and Stay in Public
We strongly suggest meeting for the first time and maybe the first few times in a populated, public place – never in a private or remote location – and never at your home. If your date pressures you to go somewhere private, end the date and leave at once.
Tell Your Friends and Family Members of Your Plans
Inform a friend or family member of your plans including when and where you are going. Make sure you have your cell phone charged and with you at all times. Arrange for a check-in text or communication to let them know you are safe and all is well. Have an exit strategy if things don’t go well.

Be Responsible for Your Own Transportation to and From the Meeting
You need to be independent and in control of your own transportation, especially in the case things don’t work out.

Stay Sober
Consumption of alcohol or other substance before or during your meeting/date can impair your judgment and potentially put you at risk. It is important to keep a clear mind and avoid anything that might place you at risk. Be aware that bad actors might try to take advantage of you by altering your beverage(s) with synthetic substances.

Health
Righter encourages and empowers our community members to create and cultivate relationships. An important part of any healthy relationship – whether formed on Righter or otherwise – is ensuring proper sexual health and safety. As a member of the Righter community it is your responsibility to take the following precautions if you choose to engage in physical/sexual activity:

Protect Yourself
You and your partner should use proper protection. Condoms and other mechanisms and practices can significantly reduce the risk of contracting or passing on an STD. To be effective though protective measures must be used consistently. Please keep in mind you can still get certain STIs from contact with your partner’s skin even when using a condom. Consult with your doctor for information and guidance to best be prepared. Testing is a great way to stay protected.

Be Open and Honest
It is completely reasonable to have a conversation with your partner regarding sex and sexual contact before actually having it. All issues ranging from the number of partners each of you has had, to the last time of each of you was tested for STIs are appropriate. Many STIs can be present without symptoms and are curable or treatable. If either you or your partner has an STI that is curable, you both need to seek to have treatment to avoid becoming re-infected. It is important to be completely honest in these conversations.

Vaccinate
The risk of contracting some STIs can be reduced through vaccination. Talk to your doctor or a professional at a sexual health clinic to learn more.

Know Your Status
Some STIs don’t show symptoms. Regular testing is critical to staying on top of your health and helping prevent the spread of STIs. Always ask for a copy of your test results so you are sure of your status. Check with your local community health organizations but there are many free, quick and confidential testing options – find the best testing locations near you but referring to Healthvana’s free STD testing locator.

For More Help, Support or Advice:
In the event that something has happened, immediately call 9-1-1. Emergency situations include a recent threat of violence or sexual violence, recent act of violence or sexual violence or if your health or someone else’s health is in danger.
If something has happened and you are in need of help, support or advice pertaining to physical or sexual assault, please call any of the 24-hour hotlines below.

Rape, Abuse and Incest Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE / www.rainn.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224
www.thehotline.org