The PLANETCIVIC Rules


Please be civil, respectful and open-minded in your comments on PLANETCIVIC. Often, positive change happens when people with different opinions find common ground.


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PLANETCIVIC was established to bring people together and find solutions to communal problems by giving all a real voice. Accordingly, we respect the ownership of the content that users share and each user is responsible for the content he or she provides. Because of these principles, we do not actively monitor and will not censor user content, except in limited circumstances described below.


Content Boundaries and Use of PLANETCIVIC

In order to provide the PLANETCIVIC service and the ability to communicate and stay connected with others, there are some limitations on the type of content that can be published with PLANETCIVIC. These limitations comply with legal requirements and make PLANETCIVIC a better experience for all. We may need to change these rules from time to time and reserve the right to do so. Please check back here to see the latest.

Impersonation:

You may not impersonate others through the PLANETCIVIC service.

Private information:

You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission. You may not post intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject's consent.

Violence and Threats:

You may not publish or post threats of violence against others or promote violence against others.

Copyright:

We will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright infringement. Our copyright procedures are set forth in the Terms of Service.

Unlawful Use:

You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities.


Abuse and Spam

PLANETCIVIC strives to protect its users from abuse and spam. User abuse and technical abuse are not tolerated on PLANETCIVIC, and may result in permanent suspension. Any accounts engaging in the activities specified below may be subject to permanent suspension.

Serial Accounts:

You may only create one account. In addition, you have to be a resident, representative of a non-profit organization, or business owner in the community your registration address corresponds with. Please note that any violation of the PLANETCIVIC rules is cause for temporary or permanent suspension of all accounts.

Targeted Abuse:

You may not engage in targeted abuse or harassment. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be targeted abuse or harassment are: (i) if the sole purpose of your account is to send abusive messages to others; or (ii) if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats.

Invitation spam:

You may not use PLANETCIVIC's address book contact import to send repeat, mass invitations.

Selling usernames:

You may not buy or sell PLANETCIVIC member names.

Malware/Phishing:

You may not publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another user's browser or computer or to compromise a user's privacy.

Spam:

You may not use the PLANETCIVIC service for the purpose of spamming anyone. What constitutes "spamming" will evolve as we respond to new tricks and tactics by spammers. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming are: (i) if you have sent invitations to large amounts of users in a short time period, particularly by automated means; (ii) if your updates consist mainly of links, and not personal updates; (iii) if you post misleading links (e.g. affiliate links, links to malware/click jacking pages, etc.); (iv) if a large number of spam complaints have been filed against you; (v) if you post multiple unrelated comments to a priority or comment; (vi) if you repeatedly create false or misleading content.

Graphic Content:

You may not use pornographic or excessively violent content in PLANETCIVIC.

Your account may be suspended for Terms of Service violations if any of the above is true. Accounts created to replace suspended accounts will be permanently suspended. Accounts engaging in any of these behaviors may be investigated for abuse and may be temporarily suspended.

PLANETCIVIC reserves the right to immediately terminate your account without further notice in the event that, in its judgment, you violate these Rules or the Terms of Service. We may revise these Rules from time to time.

To report an account for violation of the PLANETCIVIC Rules, Please contact us at [email protected]

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