We believe that everyone should have the power to create and share ideas and information, without barriers. In order to protect the experience and safety of people who use MECENIZE, there are some limitations on the type of content and behavior that we allow. All users must adhere to the policies set forth in the MECENIZE Rules. Failure to do so may result in the temporary locking and/or permanent suspension of account(s).
Please note that we may need to change these rules from time to time and reserve the right to do so.
In order to provide the MECENIZE service and the ability to communicate and stay connected with others, there are some limitations on the type of content that can be published with MECENIZE.
Trademark: We reserve the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames. Accounts using business names and/or logos to mislead others may be permanently suspended.
Copyright: We will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright infringement. Our copyright procedures are set forth in the Terms of Service.
Graphic content: You may not use pornographic or violent media in your profile image.
Unlawful use: You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
Misuse of MECENIZE badges: You may not use badges, such as but not limited to the “promoted” or “verified” MECENIZE badge, unless provided by MECENIZE. Accounts using these badges as part of profile photos, header photos, background images, or in a way that falsely implies affiliation with MECENIZE may be suspended.
We believe in freedom of expression and in speaking truth to power, but that means little as an underlying philosophy if voices are silenced because people are afraid to speak up. In order to ensure that people feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs, we do not tolerate behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice.
Any accounts and related accounts engaging in the activities specified below may be temporarily locked and/or subject to permanent suspension.
Violent threats (direct or indirect): You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism.
Harassment: You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others.
Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.
Multiple account abuse: Creating multiple accounts with overlapping uses or in order to evade the temporary or permanent suspension of a separate account is not allowed.
Private information: You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address, or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission.
Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the MECENIZE service in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others.
We strive to protect people on MECENIZE from technical abuse and spam. Any accounts engaging in the activities specified below may be temporarily locked or subject to permanent suspension.
Username squatting: You may not engage in username squatting. Accounts that are inactive for more than six months may also be removed without further notice. Accounts created to replace suspended accounts will be permanently suspended.
Accounts under investigation may be removed from search for quality. MECENIZE reserves the right to immediately terminate your account without further notice in the event that, in its judgment, you violate these Rules or the Terms of Service.