User Guidelines

 

A part of our mission is to promote the value mental diversity, so we are committed to hearing diversity of opinion. There are, however, a few categories of content and behavior that we don’t permit because we consider them harmful to the community.

We’ve put together this set of guidelines to support the health and wellness of community . The following activity/material isn’t allowed on Thero.org.

 

1. Illegal content and conduct.

You may use our services only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use our services:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation.
  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm Thero users of the Website or expose them to liability. 

2. Intellectual property infringement.

We allow some users on Thero.org to submit user generated content, such as publishing articles on the Thero Blog. We recognize that copyrighted materials are often used in fair use context. We strongly support this and urge copyright holders to take this into consideration before submitting complaints. If you’re not sure, a good rule of thumb is to always ask the rights holder for permission before republishing their content.

 

3. Pornography.

We know that there may be different definitions of this, but generally, we define pornography as visual depictions of sexually explicit acts. Explicit images of sexual intercourse are prohibited. Descriptions of sexual acts that go into vivid detail may also be removed.

Some nudity is restricted and is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. For clarity, examples of nudity we allow include certain artistic endeavors-paintings, sculptures, photographs, and other art that depicts nude figures, mother’s breast feeding, descriptions or images of medical procedures used for educational purposes.

  

4. Technologically harmful content.

Please don’t upload or link to malware, spyware, adware, or other malicious or destructive code.

 

5. Impersonation.

Don’t claim to be a person or organization you’re not.

 

6. Directly threatening material.

Do not post direct and realistic threats of violence. That is, you cannot post a genuine call for violence—or death—against an individual person, or groups of persons. This doesn’t mean that we’ll remove all hyperbole or offensive language.

 

7. Posting private information.

Don’t share someone’s personal information without their consent. This includes collecting sensitive information in Contact Forms such as account passwords and credit card numbers, to name a couple. 

 

8. Advertising.

The Thero Resource Directory is a public platform for reliable information on mental health resources. We do not prioritize one resource over another for profit. Advertising on the Thero Resource Directory is not permitted. We reserve the right to remove any Resource from the Directory that is making unrealistic claims or not maintaining accurate data. 

The Thero Job Board (also known as Job Search) is for posting paid advertising for mental health jobs. Content that is not relevant to mental health jobs may be deleted by Thero staff or affiliates.

 

9. Hotlinking to Thero.org.

Do not link to images or files that are  hosted by thero.org.  Hotlinking is when a website owner uses a link to the picture such as http://example.com/picture.jpg. When the hotlinking website is loaded, the image is loaded from the original website, which uses its bandwidth.

 

 

 

10. Spam or machine-generated content.

You know what this is, but in general, sites such as those primarily dedicated to drive traffic to third party sites, boost SEO, phish, spoof, or promote affiliate marketing aren’t cool. We don’t want you to pollute the web outside of Thero.org either, so we ask you to please avoid sending unwanted or unsolicited promotions or emails about your site, even if it’s not on Thero.org.

 

11.  Guidelines are Subject to change.

Bear in mind that these are just guidelines — interpretations are up to us. These guidelines are not exhaustive and are subject to change.

If you believe a user on Thero.org has violated our Terms of Service or any of these policies, please report the site to support@thero.org and title the subject line as “Terms Violation”. We 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 user to inform them 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.