AnimeSpaces Site-wide Rules.

1) Content created by and shared by users in AnimeSpaces's community space where users interact with each other should be appropriate for the comfort of a wide range of users. Avoid especially salacious or graphically violent content, as well as material likely to be found offensive, including excessive vulgarity, and tasteless commentary or jokes regarding rape, sexual orientation, race, nationality, religion, etc. when contributing to message boards, comments, profile walls, groups, photos, and user reviews, and when creating your profile.

Keep in mind that context is relevant. There may be times when a remark or image is acceptable as part of one conversation, but would be inappropriate in another. Sometimes one or two remarks or images of a certain sort will be taken as fun, but a glut of such posts/comments may create an uncomfortable atmosphere for others. Use your best judgment, but understand that staff will also be using their best judgment (which might not always agree with yours) and may take appropriate action at their discretion.

2) Be respectful of other users and assume goodwill. Don't insult other users; don't troll, don't flame, don't offer up flamebait.

3) Cybersex, including sexual role play, is not allowed on AS, including via Private Messages (PMs)*, guest books, or groups. Profiles which appear to be invitations to (or which appear to express openness to) such activity are also not allowed.

*Out of respect for user privacy, AnimeSpaces staff do not have direct access to your private messages. Because of this AnimeSpaces provides a way for you to "moderate" your own inbox messages and essentially ban specific users from messaging you. Please use this feature if someone attempts to start sexual, or other unwanted conversation with you via PM. Add users to your Block List here: https://www.animespaces.com/account.php?do=block

If you feel like someone is pressuring you into cybersex roleplaying, please block that user immediately and report it right away. Don't let their behavior get you, or others, in trouble. If you know someone who is being pressured into these kinds of activities, please ask them to report the user to AnimeSpaces staff, and to block their messages.

4) Most commercial advertising is not allowed, but promotion of crowdfunded projects that are likely to be of special interest to AnimeSpaces users is allowed as long as it breaks no other rules, and is for smaller independent companies creating an actual product. Links to your own music, art, reviews, etc. that you create are allowed when they are on-topic (but don't spam them).

5) Creating additional ("alt") accounts is not generally allowed. If you need to create a second account for some reason, contact AnimeSpaces Staff with a reasonable explanation for creation of the alternate account. Alt accounts that are used to spam, harass/deceive other users, get around a ban or break any other rules may be banned or deleted on sight without warning.

6) Content/Activity Prohibited

You must use the AnimeSpaces Services in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations. The following are examples of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the AnimeSpaces Services. AnimeSpaces reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in AnimeSpaces's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending Content from the AnimeSpaces Services and terminating the Membership of such violators. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to, Content that, in the sole discretion of AnimeSpaces:

6.1           is patently offensive or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;

6.2           harasses or advocates harassment of another person;

6.3           exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;

6.4           contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;

6.5           solicits personal information from anyone under 18;

6.6           publicly posts information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person;

6.7           constitutes or promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;

6.8           constitutes or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work;

6.9           involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming";

6.10      contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);

6.11      furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;

6.12      solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;

6.13      involves commercial activities and/or sales without prior written consent from AnimeSpaces such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;

6.14      includes a photograph or video of another person that you have posted without that person's consent; or

6.15      violates the privacy rights, publicity rights, defamation rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.

The following are examples of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the Site and through the use of the AnimeSpaces Services. AnimeSpaces reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in AnimeSpaces's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:

6.16      criminal or tortious activity, including child pornography or erotica, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, spamming, "pyramid schemes," Ponzi schemes, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;

6.17      advertising to, or solicitation of, any User to buy or sell any products or services through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the AnimeSpaces Services. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Users.

6.18      circumventing or modifying, attempting to circumvent or modify, or encouraging or assisting any other person in circumventing or modifying any security technology or software that is part of the AnimeSpaces Services;

6.19      forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any posting, or in any way use the Site or AnimeSpaces Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information;

6.20      activity that involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network;

6.21      interfering with the access of any User, host or network to the Site;

6.22      covering or obscuring the banner advertisements on your personal profile page, or any AnimeSpaces page via HTML/CSS or any other means;

6.23      including any HTML, CSS or other coding on your personal profile page, including, without limitation, any hidden or otherwise surreptitiously contained code in the Content which is unrelated to the immediate aesthetic nature of the Content;

6.24      any automated use of the system, such as, but not limited to, using scripts to send images or videos;

6.25      interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the AnimeSpaces Services or the networks or services connected to the AnimeSpaces Services;

6.26      impersonating or attempting to impersonate another User, person or entity;

6.27      using the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your account;

6.28      selling or otherwise transferring your profile;

6.29      using any information obtained from the AnimeSpaces Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person or entity, or attempting to do the same;

6.30      displaying an unauthorized commercial advertisement on your profile, or accepting payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial activity through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the AnimeSpaces Services on behalf of that person;

6.31      deleting, or in any manner altering, the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices appearing on any Content except your own Content;

6.32      using any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a AnimeSpaces name, trademark, URL or product name without AnimeSpaces's express written consent;

6.33      attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any AnimeSpaces Service or breach any security or authentication measures;

6.34      collecting or store personal data about other users without their express permission;

6.35      impersonating or misrepresenting your affiliation with any person or entity, through pretexting or any other form of social engineering, or otherwise commiting fraud; or

6.36      using the AnimeSpaces Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

7) Content Posted.

7.1      AnimeSpaces may reject, refuse to post or delete any Content for any or no reason, including Content that in the sole judgment of AnimeSpaces violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights of any person or entity, or harm or threaten the safety of any person or entity. AnimeSpaces assumes no responsibility for monitoring the AnimeSpaces Services for inappropriate Content or conduct. If at any time AnimeSpaces chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the AnimeSpaces Services, AnimeSpaces nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such Content.

7.2      using the AnimeSpaces Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.





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