ANTI-SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING STATEMENT 2022
Lemon Social L.L.C owns and operates the website lemonsocial L.L.C (https://Lemon Social.com) ("Lemon Social" or the "Company"), a subscription based social platform revolutionizing creator and fan connections. The site is inclusive of content creators from all genres and empowers creators to own their full potential in accordance with the Company’s values and goals.
Lemon Social L.L.C fights to combat modern slavery. We are committed to building the safest digital media platform in the world and we do not tolerate modern slavery or human trafficking in any form including on our platform, in our partnerships or in our supply chain.
This statement is made pursuant to our Company values and goals, and in line with the UK Modern Slavery Act, Australia Modern Slavery Act, and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act. It sets out the steps taken bylemonsocial L.L.Cto ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our business operations, partnerships and supply chains.
Lemon Social L.L.C stands against all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking. Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
This website regularly analyzes all content creators material in accordance with license and guidelines rules, laws, and regulations. Any violations will result in immediate removal of the account and loss of funds.
We are committed to acting with integrity and mitigating the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business dealings and relationships with our creators and fans. We are also committed to treating all employees, partners and vendors with respect and dignity, ensuring safe working conditions, and conducting environmentally responsible and ethical operations.
Steps Taken to Prevent, Detect and Report Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Risks
We will continue to roll out company wide mandatory modern slavery and trafficking training.
Issued company-wide policies and procedures as to acceptable business practices and ethical conduct;
Reviewed our supply chain to identify and mitigate risks of modern slavery and human trafficking;
Invested heavily in enhancing our approach to content moderation including hiring additional specialist resources;
Appointed an independent monitor to review our safety controls and compliance program to continue to enhance the safety of our platform; and
Increased our engagement with third-parties that seek to combat modern slavery and human trafficking.
Lemon Social L.L.Cis committed to taking all reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure that there are no modern slavery or human trafficking activities taking place on our platform, in our business, or in our supply chain.
We have a Code of Conduct & Business Ethics in place which sets out our expectation that all employees act with integrity and to exercise good judgment and common sense in their efforts to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, including in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking. This Code is also shared with key suppliers and contractors.
This Anti-Slavery and Anti-Trafficking Statement sets out our overarching commitment to combating modern slavery and human trafficking. The Statement also describes the concrete actions the Company takes to mitigate the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking and provides reporting channels for suspected instances of modern slavery or human trafficking.
Our Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy specifically prohibit the uploading, posting, displaying, or publishing of content lemonsocial that:
shows, includes or refers to any other individual unless written consent is obtained from each individual to use their name or images (or both) in the Content; or shows, promotes, advertises or refers to escort services, sex trafficking, or prostitution.
We also strive to hold our employees and suppliers to high standards. Any violation of our standards by an employee can result in disciplinary action, including termination of employment. Any violation by a supplier can result in contract termination.
Our Risk Assessment
We continually assess modern slavery and human trafficking risks in our business environment through identifying and analyzing higher-risk areas of our business. Our assessment is based on external reports and standards, and country and sector risk profiles, and we adjust our processes and controls, as appropriate, based on changing risks.
Our Direct Business Operations
We consider the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking to be relatively low in our direct business operations as our direct workforce is largely comprised of professionally qualified or skilled personnel. We recognise that in areas where we employ contractors outside the United Kingdom and United States of America, there is a slightly higher risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. We ensure that our entire workforce is aware of these risks and our views toward these issues, and that they can report any instances of suspected modern slavery or human trafficking.
Our Platform and Supply Chain
Creator Content. As with all social media platforms, there are risks related to creators’ content, including the risk of material being uploaded that is exploitative and in breach of various laws and our policies.
Contractors and Third Parties. We use contractors and temporary staff for our platform services, and third-party suppliers to assist with, among other tasks, user verification and content moderation processes. These contractors and third parties may violate relevant laws or our policies.
Merchandise. We procure promotional merchandise, which is provided to creators and fans for marketing purposes and is available for sale on the lemonsocial L.L.Cstore. These items may be manufactured by a workforce that is at more risk of exploitation. We understand the garment manufacturing industry has the potential for modern slavery and human trafficking, including in such areas as freely chosen employment, young workers, working hours, wages and benefits, humane treatment, non-discrimination/non-harassment, and freedom of association.
Our Risk Mitigation Efforts
We have continued our efforts to reduce the risks indicated in our earlier statements on modern slavery and human trafficking, and we are committed to reporting on the important points of action we aim to take in the future.
Creator Verification Each application for a creator account undergoes a thorough verification of identity and payment information to ensure that only the applicant can create an account on their own behalf. We check for any mismatches between identity documents and the legal name provided on payment methods and implement technological precautions to prevent users from changing creator payment information. This is to ensure that the creator is paid directly through lemon social.
During our initial verification, we require a "selfie" identification process to log into a creator account at specific intervals (which can include every log in). When you create an account, you will be asked to upload a selfie with the date holding your identification and that no one else be in the photograph. For both your protection and our own, we reserve the right to ask for a new selfie at any time during your time on lemonsocial.
Content Moderation. In order to prevent and detect harm, we monitor all media uploaded to the platform and remove, and report where necessary, any content that facilitates or coordinates the exploitation of people, including modern slavery and human trafficking. We have continued to enhance the depth and sophistication of our content moderation to ensure compliance with our Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy. All our content moderators are trained to identify and swiftly report any suspected modern slavery including trafficking. Before content can appear on a newsfeed, we inspect it with state-of-the-art digital technologies to check whether the content is allowed on the platform. All content which attempted to be uploaded to lemonsocial L.L.C is compared against databases and tools used by law enforcement to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking. All content that passes this initial review is then manually reviewed by our trained human moderators within 24 hours. Our trained moderators identify, and immediately escalate, any content which they suspect may be an indicator of modern slavery or human trafficking. We can review and remove any image or video shared with lemonsocial L.L.C at any time, including in all direct messages.lemonsocial L.L.C does not use end-to-end encryption and everything on the site is visible to our team of trained reviewers. There are no “hidden” posts, “secret” areas, or disappearing messages lemonsocial.
contractors or agency employees. To combat modern slavery and human trafficking, we routinely include a contractual duty for agencies and temporary personnel to comply with numerous laws and our standards. We are as well implemented training for all personnel on contemporary slavery and human trafficking. The annual training requirement will be given by an online training provider.
We consider the relevant elements of our Code of Conduct & Business Ethics, Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, and this Anti-Slavery & Anti-Trafficking Statement to ensure that our business relationships with manufacturers adhere to our principles against modern slavery and human trafficking.
Assist Law Enforcement. If lemonsocial L.L.C identifies content which contains indicators of modern slavery or human trafficking, we immediately suspend the associated account and pass this information to law enforcement and non-governmental organizations to help identify the perpetrators.
investments and collaborations Our operational and technological teams continue to make substantial investments in our capacity to detect material connected to human exploitation. We are boosting our investments and capacity to identify and disrupt the criminal networks, organizations, and enterprises responsible for these operations. We seek to implement countermeasures, both on our platforms and through external partnerships, to prevent illegal organizations and individuals from utilizing our services at all stages of the exploitation chain.
Reporting.lemonsocial L.L.C. is devoted to developing the world's most secure content creators and blockchain NFT marketplace and platform. We are dedicated and will disclose data that validates the initiatives we claim to be taking.
If you have any concerns or need to report a violation of any law by the Company, whether by its employees, contractors, agency staff or any third party doing business on the Company’s behalf, please report the matter by email to legal@LemonSocials.com
If a concern is raised regarding a supplier or contractor, we will coordinate with appropriate stakeholders to investigate and address the issue. If a reported concern is substantiated, corrective action will be taken, up to and including termination.
Our Ongoing Commitment to Continuous Improvement
Slavery and human trafficking in the contemporary day are complicated issues for all enterprises.lemonsocial's attempts to fight these behaviors and our efforts to fight these problems are always being enhanced. Our stance on modern slavery and human trafficking will continue to be communicated to all of our employees and vendors, both at the outset of a business partnership and on an ongoing basis.
Identify and assess any further risk areas within our business or supply chain.
Mitigate the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business or supply chain.
Protect whistleblowers and take appropriate remedial action as needed.
Stay up to date with any recognised changes to the UK Modern Slavery Act, Australian Modern Slavery Act and any other laws we noted above or related legislation.
Monitor potential risk areas and possible solutions to ensure employees, users and any third parties are safe from the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Responsibility for this Declaration
It is the duty of our Executive Leadership to ensure that all people under our authority comply with this statement and our associated policies. It is the responsibility of all levels of management to ensure that their teams comprehend this statement and adhere to our anti-slavery and anti-trafficking policies and procedures. Our legal team is responsible for managing the principles outlined in this statement, resolving any questions regarding the statement, and evaluating internal control systems and processes to ensure they are successful in combating modern slavery and human trafficking.
This statement has been approved by the Board of lemonsocial L.L.C
Legal Dept of lemon social llc