Appeal the age restriction on your video
Our Community Guidelines describe what content is allowed and not allowed on YouTube. They are the rules of the road and every video must adhere to them. When videos violate these guidelines, we remove them. Some videos don’t violate our policies, but may not be appropriate for all audiences. We age-restrict these. In deciding whether to age restrict content we consider issues such as violence, disturbing imagery, nudity, sexually suggestive content, and portrayal of dangerous or illegal activities.
When a video is age-restricted, a warning screen displays before the video plays. Only users 18 years of age or older can then proceed to view the material. In order to reduce the chances of users accidentally stumbling across these videos, they are not shown in certain sections of YouTube.
Appealing the Age Restriction on your Video
Users have the ability to appeal an age-restriction. If your video was age-restricted you can appeal it on your accountVideo Manager page by clicking on the “Appeals Link” next to your age-restricted video. The YouTube team will review your request and take further action if appropriate. Please note that you may only appeal the age restriction on your video once.
Appealing video strikes on your channel
Strikes are issued when our reviewers identify a violation of the Community Guidelines. When a strike is issued, an email is sent to the user and an alert will also appear the next time they sign into YouTube in their Channel Settings.
Our reviewers are highly trained, but are human and do sometimes make mistakes. If you feel that your video does not violate our Community Guidelines and was removed in error, you can appeal the strike within your account.
Please note : Deleting the video will not resolve the strike. If you delete your video the strike will remain and you will not be able to appeal.
Appeal a strike
- Visit your Channel Settings
- Click the arrow next to the Community Guidelines section to show your strikes
- Click Appeal this decision link as shown below
If we find that your video did not violate our Community Guidelines, we will reinstate it and remove the strike from your account. In some instances, it is possible that we will remove the strike from your account but your video will remain down from the site. You will receive an email from us informing you of the result of your appeal request.
You may appeal each video strike only once. If we uphold our original decision on the strike, you will be unable to appeal future strikes on your account for a period of 60 days.
If your video was removed for copyright reasons, you can visit the YouTube Copyright Center to learn about your options.
Embedded third-party sponsorships and ads in YouTube content
YouTube creators can not include promotions, sponsorships or other advertisements for third party sponsors or advertisers in their videos where YouTube offers a comparable ad format, including but not limited to video ads (pre, mid and post rolls), image overlays and video bumpers. This is a violation of Section 4 of our Terms of Service and when we become aware of it, YouTube reserves the right to disable monetization and/or remove videos with such unauthorized third party promotions.
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