Huck is here to help you meet and connect with other outdoor enthusiasts, but your safety is our highest priority. We want you to be able to trust in each other’s skill level and feel safe when you meet through our app so you can enjoy the outdoor activities you love.
Exploring the outdoors comes with some inherent risk, but so does meeting someone new online and offline. So, we hope that you read and follow the following safety tips and guidelines when you meet other users on our app.
Being Safe Online
Keep Your Personal Information Private
Never give personal information to people you haven’t met in person. Don’t share your home or work address, account numbers for credit cards or banking, social security numbers, or your login IDs and passwords. And keep conversations on the Huck app. It’s common for scammers to try to move conversations to email, text, or phone.
Note: Huck will never send you an email asking for your username and password information. Any such communication should be reported to Huck immediately at email@example.com.
Use a Unique Profile Photo
For your profile photo, use a photo you haven’t used on other social media sites. Images can be found using a reverse image search on Google, and that makes it easy for scammers to find you on other social media platforms.
Never Send Money
Do not respond to requests for money from someone you haven’t met or for you to purchase items to be shipped overseas as a favor, no matter how compelling the request may be. Do not wire money to anyone, especially overseas, because there are no protections in place for you as the sender. Please report any such requests to us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
Report Suspicious Users
If someone makes you uncomfortable, is sending you harassing messages, or is acting suspicious, you should report them at email@example.com. Your report will be anonymous.
- Minors (under the age of 18) using the platform
- Defaming, stalking, bullying, harassing, or threatening other users
- Impersonating other people or organizations and creating fake profiles
- Promoting violence, degradation, subjugation, discrimination or hatred aginst individuals or other groups
- Sending violent, nude, partially nude, or sexually suggestive photos
- Persons sending spam or solicitation, such as attempts to sell products or services
Meet in a Group
There’s safety in numbers. Take advantage of organized events on the app to meet someone for the first time or use the app to message and organize a group of users to get together.
Tell a Friend Before You Go
Tell a friend where you are going, who you are going with, and when they can expect to hear from you afterwards. Take a screenshot of their profile and send it to them. If plans for your meeting location change, then notify your friend.
Meet in a Public Place
Avoid meeting someone for the first time on a secluded trail or location. Also, don’t meet up at your home or office. Instead, choose a busy outdoor location, a gym, or other public place where there will be lots of people.
Arrange Your Own Transportation
Be in control of your own transportation so you are able to leave when you want. Don’t get into a vehicle with someone you don’t know or trust. Have rideshare apps on your phone and have your phone fully charged.
Consumption of alcohol or recreational drugs can impair your judgement and may put you or the person you are meeting up with in danger. Also be aware of your drink to prevent anyone altering them with synthetic substances.
Trust Your Gut
Trust your gut if you feel uncomfortable and leave. Your safety is more important than worrying about feeling rude. You also can report them to Huck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Hotline (www.rainn.org)
Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov)