Voxxyz Content Policy
Voxxyz is a free service for communication, self-expression and freedom of speech. We believe that Voxxyz increases the availability of information, encourages healthy debate and makes possible new connections between people.
We respect our users’ ownership of and responsibility for the content they choose to share. It is our belief that censoring this content is contrary to a service that bases itself on freedom of expression.
In order to uphold these values, we need to curb abuses that threaten our ability to provide this service and the freedom of expression it encourages. As a result, there are some boundaries on the type of content that can be hosted with Voxxyz. The boundaries we have defined are those that both comply with legal requirements and that serve to enhance the service as a whole.
Our content policies play an important role in maintaining a positive experience for you, the users. Please respect these guidelines. From time to time, we may change our content policies, so please check back here. Also, please note that when applying the policies below, we may make exceptions based on artistic, educational, documentary or scientific considerations or where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action on the content.
Adult Content: We do allow adult content on Voxxyz, including images or videos that contain nudity or sexual activity. But, please mark your blog as ‘adult’ in your Voxxyz settings. Otherwise, we may put it behind a ‘mature content’ interstitial.
There are some exceptions to our adult content policy:
• Do not use Voxxyz as a way to make money on adult content. For example, don’t create blogs that contain ads or links to commercial porn sites.
• We do not allow non-consensual or illegal sexual content, including image, video or textual content that depicts or encourages rape, incest, bestiality or necrophilia.
Child safety: We have a zero-tolerance policy towards content that exploits children. Some examples ofthisinclude:
• Child sexual abuse imagery: We will terminate the accounts of any user we find publishing or distributing child sexual abuse imagery. Wewillalsoreportthatuserto the police.
• Paedophilia: We do not allow content that encourages or promotes sexual attraction towards children. For example, do not create blogs with galleries of images of children where the collection of images or text accompanying the images is sexually suggestive.
Hate Speech: Our products are platforms for free expression. But we don’t support content that promotes or condones violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status or sexual orientation/gender identity, or whose primary purpose is inciting hatred on the basis of these core characteristics. This can be a delicate balancing act but, if the primary purpose is to attack a protected group, the content crosses the line.
Crude Content: Don’t post content just to be shocking or graphic. For example, collections of close-up images of gunshot wounds or accident scenes without additional context or commentary would violate this policy.
Violence: Don’t threaten other people on your blog. For example, don’t post death threats against another person or group of people and don’t post content encouraging your readers to take violent action against another person or group of people.
Harassment: Do not harass or bully others. Anyone using Voxxyz to harass or bully may have the offending content removed or be permanently banned from the site. Online harassment is also illegal in many places and can have serious offline consequences.
Copyright: It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. Please don’t provide links to sites where your readers can obtain unauthorised downloads of other people’s content.
Personal and confidential information: It’s not OK to publish another person’s personal and confidential information. For example, don’t post someone else’s credit card numbers, National Insurance numbers, unlisted phone numbers and driver’s licence numbers. Also, please keep in mind that in most cases, information that is already available elsewhere on the Internet or in public records is not considered to be private or confidential under our policies.
Impersonating others: Please don’t mislead or confuse readers by pretending to be someone else or pretending to represent an organisation when you don’t. We’re not saying that you can’t publish parody or satire – just avoid content that is likely to mislead readers about your true identity.
Illegal activities: Do not use Voxxyz to engage in illegal activities or to promote dangerous and illegal activities. For example, don’t author a blog encouraging people to drink and drive. Please also do not use Voxxyz to sell or promote regulated or illegal drugs. Otherwise, we may delete your content. Also, in serious cases, such as those involving the abuse of children, we may report you to the appropriate authorities.
Spam: Spam takes several forms in Voxxyz, all of which can result in deletion of your account or blog. Some examples include creating blogs designed to drive traffic to your site or to move it up in search listings, posting comments on other people’s blogs just to promote your site or product and scraping existing content from other sources for the primary purpose of generating revenue or other personal gains.
Malware and viruses: Do not create blogs that transmit viruses, cause pop-ups, attempt to install software without the reader’s consent or otherwise impact readers with malicious code. This is strictly forbidden on Voxxyz.
Enforcement of Voxxyz’s Content Policy.
If you encounter a blog that you believe violates our content policies, please report it to us using the ‘Report Abuse’ link located at the top of each blog under the ‘More’ drop-down (Note: If the blog owner has hidden this link, you can still ReportAbuse in the Voxxyz Help Center).
Our team reviews these flags for policy violations. If the blog does not violate our policies, we will not take any action against the blog or blog owner. If we find that a blog does violate our content policies, we take one or more of the following actions based on the severity of the violation:
• Put the blog behind a ‘mature content’ interstitial
• Put the blog behind an interstitial where only the blog author can access the content
• Delete the offending content, blog post or blog
• Disable the author’s access to his/her Voxxyz account
• Report the user to law enforcement