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Writing the terms of service & privacy policy, any input?

Submitted by ziq in meta

Terms of Service


YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF ANY RADDIT.ME SERVICES SIGNIFIES THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OUTLINED BELOW.

By accessing or using any Services, you are declaring that you have the legal authority to accept the Terms on behalf of yourself and any party you represent in connection with your use of any Services. If you do not agree to the Terms, you are not authorized to use any Services and should cease the registration process, or if you have already created an account, delete it immediately.


User Requirements

You must be 16 years of age or older to create an account on this Site.

Mature content must be clearly marked by the submitter using the [NSFW] tag in the title of the submission. Persons under 18 years of age are not permitted to view this content. Mature content includes anything of a graphically violent or sexual nature.

What sets this site apart from others is our no-tolerance policy for bigotry and reactionary ideology. Users that demonstrate a pattern of intolerance or attempt to use raddit.me as a platform for far-right ideas and bigotry will be seen as violating these Terms of Service and will be banned from using this site.

Creating multiple accounts to evade bans or avoid restrictions is prohibited.


Administrator Responsibilities

List of administrators:

https://raddit.me/user/emma

https://raddit.me/user/ziq

The administrators of this site will not cooperate with any court, government or law enforcement agency, or provide any private data from our Site to anyone. We are not Americans and are not subject to American law. We will not appoint any American administrators because of the oppressive data retention and data seizure laws that country places on its citizens. We will not store raddit.me on a server located inside the USA.

We will delete the entire site and its content before allowing your data to fall into the hands of any third party.

The administrators of this site will delete your account and all your data if you request it. Such requests can be made in the f/meta subforum or by contacting one of us directly.

Site development

The source code is open source and released under the zlib license. The zlib license has been approved by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) as a free software licence, and by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as an open source license. It is compatible with the GNU General Public License.

You can view and contribute to it here:

https://gitlab.com/edgyemma/raddit-app

Warrant Canary

The administrators of this site provide a warrant canary that is updated at regular intervals. You can access it in the f/meta subforum.


Moderator Responsibilities

Any User that creates a subforum becomes a moderator automatically. Users can also be offered moderator positions by existing moderators or administrators, or request that they be appointed moderators of specific subforums.

By becoming a moderator on raddit.me, you must agree to remove instances of deliberate spam, bigotry and oppression, or you will run the risk of being removed as a moderator by the administrators of the site.

Moderators that 'squat' subforums but do not contribute to their maintenance may be removed as moderators at the discretion of the site administrators. Moderators that demonstrate support for oppressive rhetoric will not be tolerated.

It is every moderator's responsibility to ensure the Content Policy outlined below is upheld.


Content Policy

Content is prohibited if it

Promotes white supremacy, homophobia or heterosexism, transphobia or cisgenderism, misogyny or patriarchy, classism, ableism, body shaming, antisemitism, Islamophobia, colonialism or age discrimination.

Sexualizes minors or promotes adults having sex with minors.

Trivializes or makes light of rape.

Apologizes for police or military brutality, imperialism, eugenics, genocide.

Apologizes for violence towards children.


Enforcement

Moderators are able to delete content and give warnings or subforum bans to Users that violate the site-wide Terms of Service, or a subforum's individual rules.

Administrators are able to delete content, give subforum bans, site-wide bans, IP bans and account deletions to Users that violate the site-wide Terms of Service or a subforum's individual rules.


Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which raddit.me collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the https://raddit.me website ("Site").

Personal identification information

We will collect personal identification information from Users (their email address) only if they voluntarily submit such information to us when they register an account on the site. Users are not obliged to offer their email address when registering, but if they do choose to provide it, it will only be used for password retrieval purposes in the case that the User forgets their password and needs to reset it, and potentially to notify users in the event that these Terms of Service or Privacy Policy are updated. Users may also visit our Site anonymously and browse without creating an account.

IP addresses are stored for all Users for a period of 7 days, until midnight on the seventh day, when this data is automatically released. IP addresses of Users that have been banned Site-wide by Site administrators for violating our policies will be retained until said Users are unbanned or we no longer require the data to secure the Site from their spam or abuse.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. This non-personal identification information is simply any headers your browser makes available to us. This information will only be used to identify and ban spammers and trolls.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use two "cookies" to enhance User experience. These cookies are named "PHPSESSID" and "REMEMBERME". User's web browser places these cookies on their hard drive so that they remain logged in to the site on return visits. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent, and instead log in manually each visit. Cookies are only used in so far as they are required for the technical working of the system, and we never use them to track you on third party sites.

How we use collected information

raddit.me may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

To run and operate our Site, each User is identified by their IP address, this allows us to remove spammers and trolls more effectively by banning their IP addresses. Your IP addresses will only be stored by our Site for 7 days, whereupon each IP address will be automatically released at midnight on the seventh day. The only exception to this is Users that are "IP banned" by the site administrators. We will store the IPs of users that are banned site-wide for as long as we need to in order to prevent spam and abuse, or until they are unbanned.

We will use the provided email address to allow Users to reset their passwords.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your email address, username and password stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others.

External links

Users may find links to other websites on our Site. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Compliance with children's online privacy protection act

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important to us. For that reason, we deny access to our Site to those we actually know are under 16, and no part of our Site is structured to attract anyone under 16.

Changes to this privacy policy

raddit.me has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. If we do update it, 14 days in advance of the change, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site and email you the same notification (if you have provided us with an email address). We will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page when the change takes place. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect your data. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of any modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

This document was last updated on May 23, 2017

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tlckl wrote

Another question: Porn. I'm partial to "no porn".

If there is going to be porn, then at least add some restrictions (obvious one like: no rape or unvoluntary porn and no child porn).

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Calistoga wrote

No Porn is a good idea.

I'm fucking sick and tired of porn. It's damn near impossible to avoid on the internet and I'd really rather not see it here, even feminist friendly porn. Go literally anywhere else if you want porn.

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unk wrote

I'd agree on no porn. I mean, there are feminist porn sites, but 99% of porn isn't like that and most of it portrays women as only being there to please men, which doesn't really align with our or atleast my believes.
EDIT: Porn is everywhere, we don't really need it here tbh, do we?

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tlckl wrote

I generally agree.

To play the devel's advocate: There's really no place on the internet which contains an organized collection of non-sexist/feminist pornography. It's really hard to find.

Although to be honest, I don't think that is within the scope of this site, but it's still worth keeping in mind.

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ziq wrote

Added this to the content policy:

Trivializes or makes light of rape.

Apologizes for police or military brutality, imperialism, eugenics, genoci

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tlckl wrote

Apologizes for police or military brutality, imperialism, eugenics, genocide

Add: "violence against children" to that. That shit is way too common in leftist communities.

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tlckl wrote

You must be 14 years of age or older to create an account on this website.

Can we change this to 16? Many discussion topics here are definitely NOT for 14 or 15 years olds (or even 16!). Like, police brutality, rape, etc.

raddit.me has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site and revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

I think this hould be replaced by something along the lines of "update it within 14 days of an E-mail sent to all users of the site".

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ziq wrote

Can we change this to 16?

I'd be fine with that, I asked for feedback in the other thread and 14 seemed to be the consensus, but I'd be more comfortable with 16, personally.

I think this hould be replaced by something along the lines of "update it within 14 days of an E-mail sent to all users of the site".

Should we be contacting users via email though without them specifically asking to be contacted (to reset their password)? Most people opt not to provide an email at all.

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tlckl wrote

Should we be contacting users via email though without them specifically asking to be contacted (to reset their password)? Most people opt not to provide an email at all.

I definitely think we should require email, because it makes sockpuppets and trolls much harder. I speak from experience from some forum software I wrote back in the day.

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Calistoga wrote

There are dozens of throwaway email servers out there. Requiring email to register would do almost nothing to deter trolls, and blocking those throwaway services would hurt actual users who want the privacy of using one.

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ziq wrote

I don't agree with that, I think our users expect as much privacy as possible. We would get a flood of complaints if we required email addresses - even reddit doesn't require that.

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tlckl wrote

What about this:

If you give an email, we will ensure that you get an mail about a change of our privacy policy, at least 14 days prior to the change takes effect.

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ziq wrote

Users: What do you think? Do you want emails or just on-site announcements for this?

I added the 14 days notification via email stipulation for now.

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unk wrote

You could make it so the users themselves can decide whether or not they want emails, for example by adding a check box in the settings or upon registration that asks if the user is okay with it or not.

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tlckl wrote

Another possibility is to have a big "privacy policy last changed: [date]" above the login box.

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ziq wrote

Cross referencing my question here: https://raddit.me/f/lobby/588/comment/623/ is gender critical radical feminist theory accepted under these guidelines or would it be considered to be "transphobia and cisgenderism"?

'Radical feminist' material isn't transphobic. But if you're talking about TERF shit, it's not welcome in any safe space. Anti prostitution - that depends on if you're attacking the sex worker or the conditions they suffer.

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ziq wrote

Added the Site development section.

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tlckl wrote

Promotes white supremacy, homophobia and heterosexism, transphobia and cisgenderism, misogyny and patriarchy, classism, ableism, body shaming, colonialism or age discrimination.

Isn't "sexism" and "racism" enough for many of those?

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ziq wrote

I didn't want to use the word 'racism' because I don't want it to encompass i.e. black nationalism, which could be seen as racism by some fragile white people. Same goes for sexism - MRA's constantly accuse feminists of being sexist.

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tlckl wrote

I see. It's definitely more clear.

Re: black nationalism, do we really want them here? Even if they're not racists.

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ziq wrote

Added Administrator Responsibilities section and would appreciate feedback. What else do you expect from the administrators? Also if there are any experts on EU law here, can you go over what I wrote and tell me if it's okay? Do I need to specify the country I live in, and thus operate the site from?

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boringskip wrote

Is there a reason you chose the age of 16? 13 is generally accepted for legal reasons, and many 14 year olds are in high school, which is when I first became interested in anarchism.

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ziq wrote

I had it at 15 and people complained and asked it be raised to 16, so I waited to see if there were any objections, and then changed it to 16 when there weren't. We can open a discussion to change it again if you want.

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ziq wrote

Added "antisemitism, Islamophobia" to the content policy.

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asdfr wrote

Content is prohibited if it Promotes white supremacy, homophobia and heterosexism, transphobia and cisgenderism, misogyny and patriarchy, classism, ableism, body shaming, colonialism or age discrimination.

So is it okay to promote black supremacy and matriarchy?

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ziq wrote

You created a sub "for straight white men only". The sub was deleted and you have been IP banned.

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tlckl wrote

So is it okay to promote black supremacy and matriarchy?

Both are oxymorons.

(Well, in the west at least)