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-Last Modified: 2010-04-26
-The intent of this document is to clarify what we consider to be acceptable
-use of Tumblr.
-If you are found to be in violation of any of the below policies, you will
-receive a notice via email. Unless you explain or correct your behavior
-within 72 hours, your account will be suspended. We will do our best to
-work with you and ensure a fair outcome in all cases. We reserve the right
-to immediately suspend, without notice, any content, account, or IP address
-which we determine to be systematically generated, spam, or potentially
-damaging to our service or infrastructure.
-When your account is suspended, public access to your content is blocked,
-and your Tumblr URL (and custom domain if applicable) is redirected to the
-Tumblr home page. Access to your Tumblr Dashboard and the ability to
-add/edit posts is also disabled.
-• REDUNDANT CONTENT. Tumblr is not intended to be an all-purpose content
- aggregator. Users who import or aggregate content in a less-than-meaningful
- way are likely to be suspended.
-• ILLEGAL USE. Tumblr may not be used for illegal purposes. Examples of this
- include using Tumblr for fraudulent purposes or operating a phishing site
- (used to obtain account and password information).
-• SPAM. Users that do not publish meaningful content, use deceptive means to
- generate revenue or traffic, or whose primary purpose is affiliate
- marketing, will be suspended.
-• IDENTITY THEFT AND PRIVACY. Users that misleadingly appropriate the
- identity of another person are not permitted. Users may not post other
- people's personally identifying or confidential information, including but
- not limited to credit card numbers, Social Security Numbers, and driver's
- and other license numbers. You may not post information such as other
- people's passwords, usernames, phone numbers, addresses and e-mail
- addresses unless already publicly accessible on the Web.
-• HATE CONTENT, DEFAMATION, AND LIBEL. Hate speech and other objectionable
- content that is unlawful, defamatory, and fraudulent. Note that an
- allegation of defamatory expression, in and of itself, does not establish
- defamation. The truth or falsehood of a bit of expression is a key element
- in establishing defamation, and we are not in a position to make that sort
- of fact-based judgment. That said, if we have reason to believe that a
- particular statement is defamatory (a court order, for example), we will
- remove that statement.
-• DISRUPTIONS AND EXPLOITS. We will terminate accounts and block addresses of
- those who attempt unauthorized use of
-• COPYRIGHT. Using copyrighted material does not constitute infringement in
- all cases. In general, however, users should be careful when using
- copyrighted content without the permission of those who created it. It is
- our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with
- the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA").
-• MASS REGISTRATION AND AUTOMATION. Accounts that are registered
- automatically or systematically will be removed and access will be
- permanently suspended.
-• SEXUALLY EXPLICIT VIDEO. Accounts that use Tumblr's Video Upload feature to
- regularly upload and host sexually explicit or pornographic material will
- be suspended.
+Last Modified: 2012-03-02
+As a global platform for creativity and self-expression, Tumblr is deeply
+committed to supporting and protecting freedom of speech. At the same time, we
+draw lines around a few narrowly-defined but deeply important categories of
+content and behavior that jeopardize our users, threaten our infrastructure,
+or damage our community.
+What Tumblr is for:
+ Tumblr celebrates creativity. We want you to express yourself freely and use
+ Tumblr to reflect who you are, and what you love, think, witness, and
+ believe.
+What Tumblr is not for:
+ Malicious Bigotry.
+ Don't actively promote violence or extreme hatred against individuals or
+ groups, on the basis of race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender,
+ age, veteran status, or sexual orientation. While we firmly believe that
+ the best response to hateful speech is not censorship but more speech, we
+ will take down malicious bigotry, as defined here.
+ Harm to Minors.
+ Be thoughtful when posting anything involving a minor. Don't post anything
+ relating to minors that is sexually suggestive or violent. Don't bully
+ minors, even if you are one. Life as a teenager is hard enough without the
+ fear, anguish, and isolation caused by online bullying.
+ Promotion and Glorification of Self-Harm.
+ Don't post content that actively promotes or glorifies self-harm. This
+ includes content that urges or encourages readers to cut or injure
+ themselves; embrace anorexia, bulimia, or other eating disorders; or
+ commit suicide rather than, e.g., seeking counseling or treatment, or
+ joining together in supportive conversation with those suffering or
+ recovering from depression or other conditions. Dialogue about these
+ behaviors is incredibly important and online communities can be
+ extraordinarily helpful to people struggling with these difficult
+ conditions. We aim to sustain Tumblr as a place that facilitates
+ awareness, support and recovery, and to remove only those blogs that cross
+ the line into active promotion or glorification of self-harm.
+ Gore and Mutilation Content.
+ Don't post gore just to be shocking. Don't showcase the mutilation or
+ torture of human beings, animals, or their remains.
+ Unflagged NSFW Blogs.
+ Tumblr is home to millions of readers and bloggers from a variety of
+ locations, cultures, and backgrounds with different points of view
+ concerning adult-oriented content. If you regularly post sexual or
+ adult-oriented content, respect the choices of people in our community who
+ would rather not see such content by flagging your blog (which you can do
+ from the Settings page of each blog) as Not Suitable for Work ("NSFW").
+ This action does not prevent you and your readers from using any of
+ Tumblr's social features, but rather allows Tumblr users who don't want to
+ see NSFW content to avoid seeing it.
+ Uploading Sexually Explicit Video.
+ You can embed anything as long as it follows the other guidelines on this
+ page. But please don't use Tumblr's Upload Video feature to host any
+ sexually explicit videos. We're not in the business of profiting from
+ adult-oriented videos and hosting this stuff is fucking expensive. You can
+ use services like [] to host those instead.
+ Non-Genuine Social Gesture Schemes.
+ Don't participate in schemes to gain non-genuine gestures like follows or
+ reblogs. Don't orchestrate or engage in "follow trains," where users are
+ encouraged to follow lists of other users to gain more followers for
+ themselves. Don't scatter deceptive links to your blog or Follow pages.
+ Don't make bulk or indiscriminate use of messaging features like Fan Mail
+ or Asks to bait followers.
+ Username and URL Abuse.
+ Tumblr's URLs (usernames) are for the use and enjoyment of our users.
+ Don't squat, hoard, collect, trade, or sell Tumblr URLs, and don't
+ register a URL for the purpose of impersonating an individual,
+ organization, or brand.
+ Spam.
+ Don't abuse social gestures, send unwanted messages, post misleading tags,
+ or import/aggregate content in a less-than-meaningful way. Don't inject
+ deceptive links or dubious code in your posts. That includes Javascript to
+ unwillingly inject ads in blogs, or embedding links to interstitial or
+ pop-up ad services. Don't use deceptive means to generate revenue or
+ traffic. Don't create blogs with the primary purpose of affiliate
+ marketing. Spam doesn't belong on Tumblr.
+ Mass Registration and Automation.
+ Don't register accounts or post content automatically, systematically, or
+ programmatically.
+ Unauthorized Sweepstakes or Giveaways.
+ Everyone wants to be a winner, but there are many reasons (including legal
+ ones) why Tumblr can't be used for sweepstakes without our involvement and
+ consent. If you're planning something like this, [let us know].
+ Third-Party Theme Distribution.
+ To manage the safety and stability of blog themes, the vast majority of
+ which are contributed by the Tumblr community, it's important that themes
+ are distributed through our centralized Theme Garden. Third-party theme
+ directories are often used to inject nefarious code that results in spam,
+ ads, or phishing attacks. Since anyone can host and promote their themes
+ in the Theme Garden, don't create or use third-party services to
+ distribute source code for Tumblr themes. Creating blogs or directories
+ that curate themes in the Theme Garden is a-okay.
+ Copyright and Trademark Infringement.
+ Respect the copyrights and trademarks of others. If you aren't authorized
+ to use someone else's copyrighted or trademarked work (either expressly or
+ by legal exceptions and limitations like [fair use]), don't. It is our
+ policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement as per our
+ [Terms of Service] and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
+ Impersonation, Stalking, or Harassment.
+ Treat the community the way you'd like to be treated. Don't attempt to
+ circumvent the Block feature. If you want to parody or ridicule a public
+ figure (and who doesn't?), don't try to trick readers into thinking you
+ are actually that public figure.
+ Privacy Violations.
+ Don't use Tumblr to deceptively obtain personal information. Don't post
+ content that violates anyone's privacy, including personally identifying
+ or confidential information like credit card numbers, social security
+ numbers, unlisted contact information, or private photos of your ex's junk
+ (no matter how attractive).
+ Disruptions, Exploits, and Resource Abuse.
+ Our servers and the valiant engineers that support them work hard for you.
+ Don't attempt unauthorized use, disruption, or exploitation of
+ or our other products and services, or otherwise abuse Tumblr's resources.
+ Unlawful Uses and Content.
+ This one's pretty obvious, but Tumblr is not a place for illegal behavior,
+ including fraud, phishing, or illegally inciting violence.
+And now, some words from our lawyers:
+ If we conclude you are violating these policies, you may receive a notice
+ via email. If you don't explain or correct your behavior, your account may
+ be suspended and/or your IP address may be blocked. We do our best to ensure
+ fair outcomes, but in all cases we reserve the right to suspend accounts or
+ remove content, without notice, for any reason, but particularly to protect
+ our services, infrastructure, users, or community. We reserve the right to
+ enforce, or not enforce, these policies in our sole discretion, and these
+ policies don't create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act in any
+ particular manner.
+ We also reserve the right to amend these policies using the procedures set
+ forth in our [Terms of Service].
+ If you have questions or feedback, don't hesitate to [let us know].
+Link to Prior Versions
+ You will find a link to prior versions of our Community Guidelines below.
+ We have stored these versions on GitHub, which will also allow you to
+ compare different versions and see what terms have changed:
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