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.

Have a question about what’s legal and illegal?

 

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.

Thero is a public platform for reliable information on mental health resources. We do not prioritize one resource over another for profit. Advertising on Thero.org is not permitted. 

 

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.

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 site owner 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.