These Crierspost Rules (collectively, “CP Rules”) along with all incorporated policies, Crierspost’s Privacy Policy, and Crierspost’s Terms of Use collectively make up the “CP User Agreement” that governs a user's access to and use of Crierspost’s services.

Please note that we may need to change the CP Rules from time to time and reserve the right to do so.

In order to protect the experience and safety of people who use Crierspost, there are some limitations on the type of content and behavior and the following activity/material is not allowed:

Graphic violence

Graphic violence is any depiction (whether real, simulated live action, or animated) of vivid, brutal and realistic acts of violence related to, but not limited to, death, serious injury, violence, gruesome crime or accident scenes, torture, murder, assault with a deadly weapon, accidents which result in death or severe injury, suicide, or surgical procedures.

Pornography/Adult Content

Pornography/adult content is any depiction (whether real, simulated live action, or animated) that is pornographic and/or may be intended to cause sexual arousal and/or talking about or depicting behavior or using language that is very sexual and only appropriate for adults. Some examplesinclude, but are not limited to, depictions of full or partial nudity (including close-ups of genitals, buttocks, or breasts), simulating a sexual act intercourse or any sexual act (may involve humans, humanoid animals, cartoons, or anime). Please note that some exceptions may be made for artistic, medical, health, or educational content.

Unlawful use

You may not use Crierspost for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. By using Crierspost, you agree to comply with all applicable laws governing your online conduct and content.

Third-party advertising in video content

You may not submit, post, or display any video content on or through Crierspost that includes third-party advertising, such as pre-roll video ads or sponsorship graphics, without our prior consent.

Abusive Behavior

Behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice. This does not mean that Crierspost will remove all hyperbole and/or offensive language.

Profanity

Crierspost reserves the right to remove excessively vulgar, socially unacceptable language that a person typically would not use in polite conversation. This does not mean that Crierspost will remove all posts that contain any amount of profanity.

Violence and physical harm

Violence: You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people. This includes, but is not limited to, threatening or promoting terrorism. You also may not affiliate with organizations that, whether by their own statements or activity both on and off the platform, use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes.

Suicide or self-harm: You may not promote or encourage suicide or self-harm. When we receive reports that a person is threatening suicide or self-harm, we may take a number of steps to assist them, such as reaching out to that person and providing resources such as contact information for our mental health partners.

Child sexual exploitation: You may not promote child sexual exploitation. We do not tolerate child sexual exploitation on Crierspost. When we are made aware of links to images of or content promoting child sexual exploitation they will be removed from the site without further notice and reported to The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; we permanently suspend accounts promoting or containing updates with links to child sexual exploitation.

Hateful conduct

Abuse:You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice.

Unwanted sexual advances: You may not direct abuse at someone by sending unwanted sexual content, objectifying them in a sexually explicit manner, or otherwise engaging in sexual misconduct.

Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on thebasis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. Examples of what we do not tolerate includes, but is not limited to, behavior that harasses individuals or groups of people with violent threats; wishes for the physical harm, death, or disease of individuals or groups; references to mass murder, violent events, or specific means of violence in which/with which such groups have been the primary targets or victims; behavior that incites fear about a protected group; repeated and/or non-consensual slurs, epithets, racist and sexist tropes, or other content that degrades someone. promoting child sexual exploitation they will be removed from the site without further notice and reported to The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; we permanently suspend accounts promoting or containing updates with links to child sexual exploitation.

Hateful imagery and display names: You may not use hateful images or symbols in your profile image or profile header. You also may not use your username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behavior, such as targeted harassment or expressing hate towards a person, group, or protected category.

Defamation: Defamation is generally the communication of a false statement that, depending on the law of the country, harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation. Defamation laws vary from state to state and there may be many defenses thereto, including, but not limited to: opinions, fair comment on matters of public interest, consent, statements made in a good faith and reasonable belief that they were true.

Private information and intimate media

Personal information: You may not publish or post other people's personal information without their express authorization and permission. Definitions of personal information may vary depending on local and federal laws and includes, but is not limited to, any information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity, such as name, social security number, date and place of birth, mother's maiden name, or biometric records; and any other information that is linked or linkable to an individual, such as medical, educational, financial, and employment information and such private information, including, but not limited to passwords and credit card numbers.

Intimate media: You may not post or share intimate photos or videos of someone that were produced or distributed without their consent.

Threats to expose / hack: You may not threaten to expose someone’s personal information or intimate media. You also may not threaten to hack or break into someone’s digital information.

Technologically harmful content

Maliciousness: You may not upload or link to malware, spyware, adware, or other malicious or destructive code. You may not publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another person’s browser or computer or to compromise a person’s privacy.

Spam: You may not use Crierspost’s services for the purpose of spamming anyone. Spam is generally defined as bulk or aggressive activity that attempts to manipulate or disrupt Crierspost or the experience of users on Crierspost to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives.

Security: To promote a stable and secure environment, you may not do, or attempt to do, any of the following:

Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of Crierspost, Crierspost’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Crierspost’s providers;

Probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network, or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures;

Access or search, or attempt to access or search, Crierspost by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by us (and only pursuant to the applicable terms and conditions);

Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use Crierspost to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information; and/or,

Interfere with or disrupt the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing Crierspost’s services, or by scripting the creation of content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on Crierspost.

Impersonation

You may not impersonate individuals, groups, or organizations in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others. While you may maintain parody, fan, commentary, or newsfeed accounts, you may not do so if the intent of the account is to engage in spamming or abusive behavior.

Counterfeit: You may not sell or promote the sale of counterfeit goods. Counterfeit goods contain a trademark or logo that is identical to or substantially indistinguishable from the trademark of another. They mimic the brand features of the product in an attempt to pass themselves off as a genuine product of the brand owner.

Intellectual property infringement

Trademark: We reserve the right to suspend accounts or take other appropriate action when someone’s brand or trademark, including business name and/or logo, is used in a manner that may mislead or confuse others about your brand affiliation. Read more about our Trademark Policy located at: http://www.crierspost.com/trademark and how to report a violation.

Copyright: Crierspost abides by the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) by responding to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable laws. As part of our response, we may remove or disable access to material that is controlled or operated by Crierspost that is claimed to be infringing. Our copyright procedures are set forth in our Terms of Service and our Copyright Policy located at: http://www.crierspost.com/privacy-policy.

Please note that the foregoing are simply guidelines — interpretations are solely up to Crierspost. These guidelines are not exhaustive and are subject to change.

Reporting Violations

Crierspost is a sharing platform, therefore we ask that users assist us in reporting posts that violate the CP User Agreement and, more specifically, the CP Rules above.

If you believe a particular post has violated the CP User Agreement and, more specifically, the CP Rules above, please report the post by flagging the particular post by using the Reporting Button (!) located on the right upperhand corner of posted videos. Follow the link and include sufficient information to identify the particular post.

If you feel that certain content on the site violates your rights or applicable laws, you may flag the video using the Reporting Button or submit a complaint to the following email address: support@crierspost.com and include sufficient information to identify the particular post. See also Crierspost Copyright Policy and Trademark Policy for additional information on these issues.

Crierspost aims to promptly review and investigate all complaints that we receive, but if and how we respond will depend on a variety of factors, such as the information available to us and the type of violation. We may also contact the uploader to inform him/her of the complaint.

If we’re not in a position to make a determination (for example, whether something is defamatory or not), we defer to the judgment of a court.

Note on Defamation: Crierspost takes into account local legal considerations in our defamation blocking process, and in some cases, we require a court order. For us to be able to process a defamation blocking request, the claim needs to be specific and strongly supported. For example, it needs to explain why you believe the statements are untrue and how it damages your reputation.

Note on Captioning: If you've received a notice informing you that your video is in violation of the Communications and Video Accessibility Act, you may have uploaded content that was originally shown on TV with captions. The CVAA requires that all pre-recorded video programming that is captioned on TV also be captioned on the internet. If you believe you're exempt from the CVAA requirement, you may select a certification for your content.

If you believe a video is required by the Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) to contain captions, but the uploader has not made captions available, please send an email to: support@crierspost.comand include “CVAA” in the Subject Line.

Failure to Comply with CP Rules

All individuals accessing or using Crierspost’s services must adhere to the policies set forth in the CP Rules above and, in general, to the CP User Agreement. By creating an account you agree to these CP Rules, along with all incorporated policies, Crierspost’s Privacy Policy, and Crierspost’s Terms of Use. Crierspost takes our policies very seriously and act on all information we receive in order to investigate potential breaches.

Failure to adhere to the policies set forth in the CP Rules above and, in general, to the CP User Agreement may result in Crierspost taking one or more of the following enforcement actions:

If we find any of your posts or content to be in violation of our policies, we will remove content, disable certain features on your account, and/or suspend your account entirely.

If you attempt to evade a permanent suspension by creating new accounts, we will suspend your new accounts.

Depending on the scenario, we will email you. The notification will contain a link that you can use to contact us regarding the issue, and you can always contact us via email.

If you feel that we’ve done anything in error, please contact us via email. Crierspost will review your request and reply with our decision as soon as possible.