Mindtalk encourages you to use our service as long as you abide by the Mindtalk Terms of Service and Mindtalk’s prohibition on spamming and unethical marketing activities. The following are some examples of spamming that may violate the Terms of Service and Mindtalk’s Universal Spam Policy:
- Manipulating identifiers, such as email headers, to disguise the origin of any content transmitted to or through Mindtalk computer systems.
- Relaying email from a third party’s mail servers without the permission of that third party.
- Using or causing to be used Mindtalk computer systems to facilitate the transmission of unsolicited or unauthorized material. This includes any promotional materials, URLs, “junk mail,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of unauthorized solicitation that you may upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available.
- Using “robots” or otherwise harvesting other’s email addresses from the Mindtalk site for purposes of sending unsolicited or unauthorized material.
- Uploading, posting, emailing, or transmitting the same message, URL, or post multiple times.
- Disrupting the normal flow of dialogue, or causing the screen to “scroll” faster than other users of the service are able to type, or otherwise acting in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real-time exchanges.
Certain Mindtalk services may have additional spam guidelines explaining appropriate conduct for those services. Those additional policies are incorporated by reference into the Mindtalk Universal Anti-Spam Policy. It is the user’s responsibility to check each property’s guidelines for additional details regarding spam.
Violations of our Terms of Service or this Universal Anti-Spam Policy may result in legal action against you and the termination, without notice, of your Mindtalk ID and/or anything associated with it, including, but not limited to, email accounts, clubs, posts, home pages, and profiles. Nothing in this policy is intended to grant any right to transmit email to or through Mindtalk computer systems. Mindtalk does not waive any rights by the failure to enforce this policy in every instance in which it might apply.
NOTICE: Sending unsolicited email advertisements to or through Mindtalk computer systems will use or cause to be used Mindtalk servers. Any unauthorized use of Mindtalk computer systems is a violation of the Mindtalk Terms of Service, Universal Anti-Spam Policy, and certain country and state laws. Such violations may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties.
Please report violations of this Universal Anti-Spam Policy. Learn more about how to report spam.
Mindtalk helps you connect with groups of people inside channel who share your interests and passions. We depend on each member to help keep it a safe, fun, and positive place for everyone. Your use of Mindtalk is subject to these Guidelines, and the Mindtalk Terms Of Services (TOS)
- Be a good citizen — Treat others with respect and report content that violates our Guidelines.
- Stay on topic — Keep your content relevant to the channel’s topic and moderate it correctly.
- Follow the law — We’ll take appropriate action if we find you breaking the law.
- Share what you know. Find the channels that are right for you. Chances are, someone can benefit from what you have to contribute.
- Be courteous. Everyone wants to be treated with respect, and showing respect to others makes the community better for all members.
- Stay on topic. Although all channels are different, most channels appreciate it when you stay on topic. If you constantly stray from the topic the channel owner may remove your content — or you — from the channel altogether.
- Moderate your content. Keep adult-oriented content only in age-restricted areas.
- Post your own content. Have the other group member’s permissions before re-posting their content or put a credit for the owner of the content if you posting content from anyone beside you. This goes for you too, moderators.
- Have a good time. When people behave responsibly and respectfully the community thrives and everybody wins.
- Don’t violate the law. Members of Mindtalk communities are not above the law, so don’t post anything that violates the laws of your country, state, province, or city. Don’t try to trick people into sharing their personal information, post illegal images, or steal anything (like copyright or trademark material). Don’t threaten, harass, impersonate, or hurt others, and don’t invade other people’s privacy. Don’t post content, share software or collect fees in violation of export or import laws.
- Violence and Threats . Safety is Mindtalk’s top priority. We remove content and may escalate to law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety. You may not credibly threaten others, or organize acts of real-world violence. Organizations with a record of terrorist or violent criminal activity are not allowed to maintain a presence on our site. We also prohibit promoting, planning or celebrating any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others, including theft and vandalism.
- Self-Harm . Mindtalk takes threats of self-harm very seriously. We remove any promotion or encouragement of self-mutilation, eating disorders or hard drug abuse. We also work with suicide prevention agencies around the world to provide assistance for people in distress.
- Bullying and Harassment. Mindtalk does not tolerate bullying or harassment. We allow users to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but take action on all reports of abusive behavior directed at private individuals. Repeatedly targeting other users with unwanted friend requests or messages is a form of harassment.
- Hate Speech . Mindtalk does not permit hate speech, but distinguishes between serious and humorous speech. While we encourage you to challenge ideas, institutions, events, and practices, we do not permit individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.
- Graphic Content. Mindtalk has long been a place where people turn to share their experiences and raise awareness about issues important to them. Sometimes, those experiences and issues involve graphic content that is of public interest or concern, such as human rights abuses or acts of terrorism. In many instances, when people share this type of content, it is to condemn it. However, graphic images shared for sadistic effect or to celebrate or glorify violence have no place on our site. When people share any content, we expect that they will share in a responsible manner. That includes choosing carefully the audience for the content. For graphic videos, people should warn their audience about the nature of the content in the video so that their audience can make an informed choice about whether to watch it.
- Nudity. Mindtalk has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any explicitly sexual content where a minor is involved. We also impose limitations on the display of nudity. We aspire to respect people’s right to share content of personal importance, whether those are photos of a sculpture like Michelangelo’s David or family photos of a child breastfeeding.
- Intellectual Property . Before sharing content on Mindtalk, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights.
- Regulated Goods . It is not permitted to complete transactions involving regulated goods on our platform. If you post an offer involving firearms, alcohol, tobacco, or adult products, we expect you to make sure you’re following all applicable laws and consider carefully the audience for that content. If you are using a Page to connect with your customers and other audiences, you need to abide by our Pages Terms.
- Phishing and Spam . We take the safety of our members seriously and work to prevent attempts to compromise their privacy or security. We also ask that you respect our members by not contacting them for commercial purposes without their consent.
- Security . We take the safety of our members seriously and work to prevent attempts to compromise their privacy or security, including those that use fraud or deception. Additionally, we ask that you respect our members by not contacting them for commercial purposes without their consent.
- Don’t be unkind. Exploitative or degrading comments are not welcome in Mindtalk. Also not welcome are belligerence, insults, slurs, profanity or ranting. If you wouldn’t say it in public or with a group of friends, don’t post it.
- Don’t use Mindtalk for personal storage. Mindtalk is for sharing and discussing, not for archiving and backing up personal files.
- Don’t use Mindtalk as a business. Mindtalk is a community not a marketplace, so we encourage interactions not transactions. Non-Adult channels may charge a reasonable access fee for membership, discuss legitimate products or services and allow classified listings or exchange of legitimate products and services, where relevant to the group. But please note that Mindtalk is not involved in or responsible for any commercial activity in Mindtalk.
- Don’t be a spammer. Your memberships and the frequency of your activities in Mindtalk should be limited to what can reasonably be done by a human. Also, keep off-topic commercial messages out
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If you see something on Mindtalk that you believe violates our terms, you should report it to us. Please keep in mind that reporting a piece of content does not guarantee that it will be removed from the site.
Because of the diversity of our community, it’s possible that something could be disagreeable or disturbing to you without meeting the criteria for being removed or blocked.
Mindtalk, in its sole discretion, may terminate or remove any content, Channel or your Mindtalk ID immediately and without notice if (a) Mindtalk believes that you have acted inconsistently with the spirit or the letter of the Mindtalk Terms of Service or the Mindtalk Community Guidelines, or (b) Mindtalk believes you have violated or tried to violate the rights of others. Please help us keep Mindtalk an enjoyable and positive experience. If you see a channel or content that violates our rules, please let us know by contacting us.