Acceptable use

[version 0.1 August 2012]

1.     This Policy

1.1.   At Glipho we believe in freedom of speech. We encourage writers to express their views and opinions through Glipho.

1.2.   We recognise however that free speech can sometimes be harmful, and exercise of the right to speak freely needs to be tempered with consideration and reasonable respect for the feelings of others,

1.3.   We feel that, in general terms, Users should treat others in a way they would feel acceptable if they were ‘on the receiving end’.

1.4.   This Acceptable Use Policy (‘AUP’) attempts to set out where we consider the line should lie between what are and what are not acceptable uses of Glipho.  We hope that a majority of Users will feel that we have drawn the line in about the right place, and ask all Users to respect this AUP when posting Content.

2.     General Principles

2.1.   All Content you Contribute to Glipho must comply with this AUP.

2.2.   If our attention is drawn to Content which does not comply with this AUP, we may remove it.

2.3.   In a serious case, or in case of repeated breaches of this AUP by a User, we may permanently exclude the User from Glipho.  There may also be other legal consequences for a User who Contributes Content which is unlawful.

3.     You must not Contribute Content or use language that may reasonably be considered to

3.1.   be hateful, harassing, harmful, abusive, degrading, threatening, discriminatory, or otherwise objectionable, either in relation to any specific identifiable individual, or in relation to any distinct sector of the population (whether on the basis of race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, opinions, or otherwise).

3.2.   be offensive, profane, or pornographic

3.3.   be fraudulent, false, misleading, or deceptive

3.4.   be invasive of personal privacy

3.5.   be defamatory or in any way unlawful, or in furtherance of any unlawful purpose

3.6.   incite any other person to commit any unlawful act

3.7.   create or increase a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to yourself, to any other person, or to any animal

3.8.   create or increase a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property

3.9.   seek to harm or exploit children or other vulnerable persons, whether by exposing them to inappropriate content, by seeking to obtain personally identifiable details, or in any other way

3.10. contain any information that is illegal or which you do not have the right to disclose

3.11. infringe any third party’s Intellectual Property Rights, privacy, personal or proprietary rights

3.12. be Contributed other than in good faith.

4.     You must not Contribute Content

4.1.   where the sole or dominant purpose is advertising or publicity, either for yourself or for another

4.2.   which consists of or includes incoherent text, or text repeated in order to achieve any requisite minimum number of words.

5.     User accounts

5.1.   Users may not create multiple or serial User accounts on Glipho, with a view to Contributing the same Content on different User accounts

5.2.   Users may not create or use User accounts in a way which impersonates any other person

5.3.   Users may not create or use User accounts for the sole or dominant purpose of affecting the rankings of other Users (‘mass subscription’)

5.4.   User accounts are personal to each User and may not be transferred to any other person.

6.     Spam and Malware

6.1.   Users may not ‘spam’ other Users.

6.2.   Users may not Contribute Content which contains links or code which could harm other Users’ computers.

6.3.   Users may not Contribute Content which consists solely of one or more hyperlinks.

7.     Miscellaneous

7.1.   Words and expressions defined in the current Terms of Use of Glipho have the same meanings in this AUP.

 

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