Last updated on August 1st, 2022
In the age of online dating, networking, shopping, etc., a universal code of ethics designed to help users safely navigate any given online industry/platform has been established across the board. Given that Muze is a program geared toward putting musicians in touch with one another, we’re no exception to a necessary code of ethics.
We weigh risk factors when selecting users for you to collaborate with, but there’s still some variability when you’re meeting strangers on an app or through a website. Muze is dedicated to making sure our users feel safe (and ARE safe) while swiping through a roster of prospective collaborators, so rest assured knowing we’re on your side here.
So let’s get into how you can practice safety while finding new musicians to work with.
Never Provide Any Personal Information
Like any social connection site, make sure you keep personal information to yourself at first. This can include your social security number, home or work address, or financial information (more on that later) with people you don’t know.
Generally speaking, it’s safe to provide your social media pages and music on your profile, but don’t add any other direct contact info until you’re comfortable doing so. Unless you’ve already met someone in person and you’re planning to link up for a jam session, nobody needs to know your home address, and they certainly don’t need to know your credit card number.
Never Send Money Or Financial Information
Similarly, if someone is asking for money on the app or offering some service that seems sketchy, report them to us immediately. These can be someone pretending to be someone they’re not, or maybe it’s someone offering a service that is just a flat out scam.
Never send money, especially over wire transfer. Wiring money is like sending cash and it’s almost impossible to reverse the transaction or trace where your money went. Nobody should be asking you for money the first time they meet you.
Never share information that could be used to access your financial accounts. If another user asks you for any financial information, report it to us immediately.
Report Suspicious Behavior On The App
As I mentioned before, Muze allows you to report people who make you feel uncomfortable. Any time someone tries to offer you a certain service that seems questionable, asks for money, is deliberately trying to harass you or gain personal information that is none of their business, we encourage you to report it to keep the community safe. Other examples of times you should report a user:
- Sending disrespectful messages (such as hate speech, rude/abusive behavior, bullying, and misogyny).
- Seeking romantic or sexual connection. This is not a dating app.
- Fraudulent profiles. This can include incorrect profile information such as their age.
- Posting content which is not their own.
- Messaging or posting inappropriate images, including:
- Explicit or suggestive photos – including nudity, swimwear, underwear, or shirtless photos
- Graphic photos (gore/violence)
- Pornographic material
- Soliciting material, including coupon codes & sales links.
- Anything else depicting illegal acts
- Underage users.
- Inappropriate or harmful behavior during or after meeting in person.
- Any illegal activity. Muze does not tolerate on illegal activity of any kind. This may result in being reported to the authorities.
Your safety is our top priority, and we don’t pull any punches in making sure you feel safe.
- If a user has not broken our terms of service or community guidelines and you don’t feel as though they are harmful to the community, you can still block users if you do not wish to see them in your matches or receive messages from them.