VSCO is a community for expression. Our mission is to enable you to fall in love with your creativity, find and elevate your voice, and provide a safe space where your privacy is respected at all times. To do so, we have created tools to protect you and prevent abuse.
- Location - If you don’t want your followers or anyone using VSCO to know where the images you post were taken, be sure to deactivate this feature in VSCO. If you decide to use the share location feature, we encourage you to be respectful of people's privacy and to only post images of people who are comfortable with you sharing their location publicly for anyone to see.
- Collections - All images you publish to your VSCO Profile can be favorited and republished to a Collection by another VSCO user. You can remove any of your images that were posted to a Collection of another VSCO.
- VSCO username - You do not have to use your real name when creating a VSCO Account. Here is how to change your username and how to update your profile information. Please note that while we allow anonymous use of VSCO, our policies prohibit impersonation.
- If you feel that you are being bullied or harassed on VSCO please see our article Bullying and Harassment on VSCO.
- If you would rather not allow certain VSCO users to interact with you or your content, see our article on Blocking.
- Private Information - You should not post other people’s private information unless they’ve provided you with explicit authorization. You may also not threaten to expose people’s private information or encourage others to do so. You also should not post any private information about yourself on your VSCO account.
What information is considered private?
Contact information that is not in the public domain such as phone numbers or email addresses;
Mailing addresses, somebody’s physical location, and any identifying information of private addresses such as GPS coordinates;
Identifying documents such as government-issued IDs, social security numbers or national identity numbers that are private in their region;
Login credentials to online services;
Financial information such as bank account numbers and credit card information;
- If you have deleted images from your VSCO profile or have deactivated your VSCO account but they are still appearing in search engine results, please contact the search engine in question to request the removal of the content.
If you feel your emotional or physical well-being is threatened, please report the content to us and reach out to someone who can help. Below is a list of mental health organizations that can provide you with specialized support.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
IASP’s Global Crisis Center Portal
HelpGuide’s Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings
If you feel like you are in imminent danger, please contact your local law enforcement.