(Here's the short version... if you're ever in doubt about what's allowed, ask yourself if you'd want kids or your grandma to come across it. No? Then Riddle's not the tool to use for it.)
Right, now on with the formal bit...
We've created Riddle as an awesome interactive content creation tool for people of all ages. To help us keep Riddle running smoothly for all of our users, you agree that you will use the service only in a manner consistent with the following Acceptable Use Policy.
You agree not to post User Content that:
- is explicit pornographic (including shots of genitals);
- creates a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to yourself, to any other person, or to any animal;
- may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property;
- seeks to harm or exploit children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise;
- violates, or encourages any conduct that violates laws or regulations;
- contains any information or content we deem to be hateful, violent, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, threatening, profane, or otherwise objectionable;
- contains any information or content that is illegal (including, without limitation, the disclosure of insider information under securities law or of another party's trade secrets);
- infringes any third party's Intellectual Property Rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or other personal or proprietary rights;
- contains any information or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; or
- is fraudulent, false, misleading, or deceptive.
You agree not to engage in any of the following prohibited activities:
- use, display, mirror or frame the Service, any individual element within the Service, the Riddle name, trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page, without our express written consent;
- access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Service, our computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of our providers;
- attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Riddle system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
- avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Riddle or any of our providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Services or Riddle Content;
- attempt to access or search the Services, User Content or Riddle Content or scrape or download User Content or Riddle Content from the Services, or otherwise use, upload content to, or create new links, reposts, or referrals in the Service through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including automated scripts, spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by Riddle or other generally available third party web browsers;
- send any unsolicited or unauthorized spam and spam comments on posts, advertising messages, promotional materials, email, junk mail, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
- use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a Riddle or Riddle trademark, logo, URL, or product name without Riddle’s express written consent;
- use Riddle user information to forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
- attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Services;
- interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Services;
- collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Services from other users of the Services without their express permission;
- impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
- violate any applicable law or regulation;
- request, collect or store username, password, token or any other account authentication information from other users; or
- encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the activities prohibited in this Acceptable Use Policy.
Riddle reserves the right, but is not obligated, to remove any User Content for any reason or for no reason, including User Content that Riddle believes violates this Acceptable Use Policy or its Terms of Service. Riddle may also permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend a User account without notice and liability for any reason, including if, in Riddle's sole determination, a User violates any provision of this Acceptable Use Policy, our Terms of Service, or for no reason.
Whew - thanks for reading... if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll get right back to you.