We have a vast audience spread across many cultures, countries and backgrounds with varying values and our service is designed to let users freely express any ideas and opinions without us censoring or endorsing them. That being said, there are a few categories of content and behavior that we don’t permit because we consider them harmful to the community. Because of the live nature of the discussions on this website, it is not possible for us to review and/or confirm the accuracy or validity of a comment before it is posted. If you believe that someone has violated our User Guidelines or you have spotted content that may otherwise require attention, please contact us with a link to the content and a brief description of what you believe is wrong. Notification is voluntary and anonymous, but in no case should a user respond to a situation personally, thereby aggravating the situation further. Responding to a violation in an inflammatory manner is a violation in itself and will result in appropriate action.
This is an English Language website, we require that posted content be in the English language, so that it can be well received and properly monitored.
To be transparent about what is and isn’t allowed on your site, we’ve put together this set of guidelines.
Illegal content and conduct.
Intellectual property infringement.
CSRPublications.com is a publishing platform, so we recognize that copyrighted materials are often used in fair use context. Do not post copyrighted materials (articles, videos, audio, etc.) that you do not have permission to reproduce or distribute. For text articles, most of the time you may quote a small portion of the article (usually no more than 1/5 or 1/6) and link to/provide the source. Posting the entire article, even with the source, constitutes copyright infringement. This is not the place to illegally trade or distribute copyrighted (or those with questionable copyright status) video or audio clips. We strongly support this and urge users and copyright/trademark holders to take this into consideration before submitting complaints.
You cannot publish untrue information about anyone or anything that could negatively affect that person or thing’s reputation
Cross posting is not allowed and will result in the removal of one or more comments. Cross posting is defined as posting the same information in two or more locations. When posting your comment, please try to post it in the most appropriate place. Identical comments posted on the same or different entries will be removed.
Vulgarity & Pornography.
We know that there may be different definitions of this, but generally, we define pornography as visual depictions of sexually explicit acts/words/sentences/videos/images. Vulgar language and inappropriate material is not allowed and will be removed. Abbreviations, self censoring and attempts to circumvent the word censoring feature of the blog software also violate this guideline.
You must respect your fellow members. Please refrain from inflammatory and defamatory comments as well as flaming, taunting and general disrespect. Do not simply put down the opinion or advice given by others. If you don’t agree with it, say why – respectfully. Don’t just tell them they’re wrong. Do not make uninvited remarks about typos, duplicate posts, posting styles, etc.
Technologically harmful content.
Please don’t upload or link to malware, spyware, adware, or other malicious or destructive code. You are not allowed to post an affiliate URL that leads to you earning cash, banner impressions, credits, points, etc. These links are also not allowed as your comment form URL link. This includes a link created to simply redirect someone to an affiliate URL.
When linking to outside websites, you must ensure that the content of the link is appropriate for our website, in line with the guidelines laid out here. This includes mentioning or referencing a site, even if the mention is not hyperlinked. If you post a link and that link is automatically censored, it is considered to be an inappropriate link and you should remove it from your post immediately. If left, all posts that feature inappropriate links will be removed.
Don’t claim to be a person or organization you’re not. (Parody and satire are ok though!)
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.
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. Do not post personal, real life information such as home addresses and home phone numbers.
When posting and linking to images, videos, files, etc., please refrain from hotlinking. This is the direct linking to of images (.jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, etc.), video (.avi, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .wmv, etc.), audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.), archives (.zip, .rar, etc.) or otherwise downloadable or streamable files, on servers that you do not have permission to link to, instead of linking to the page where the item can be found. This includes providing a direct link to the file, even if that file is not embedded into your comment. This practice costs the server owner money and resources.
Advertisements are not allowed. Generally speaking, comments made specifically for the promotion of a website, product or service are considered advertising or, at least, posts made that unnecessarily send people to a website that you are in some way affiliated with. It does not matter if it is a commercial website, a personal website, a non profit website, etc. We do authorize and/or sell advertisements on a case by case basis. If you are interested in utilizing this option, please contact us.
Spam or machine-generated content.
Sites/links that are dedicated to drive traffic to third party sites, boost SEO, phish, spoof, or promote affiliate marketing are not welcome. Avoid sending unwanted or unsolicited promotions or emails.
Others but not limited to…
Comments that discuss illegal activities, transactions or websites such as warez, cracks, etc. will be removed. This includes the posting of information that you have obtained illegally. Political and religious discussions are not allowed on this website. If it is believed that the end result of a discussion will be political or religious, the comment may be removed. Likewise, strong political and religious sentiments should be kept out of usernames and other content.
Automated participation and content scraping is not permitted.
We know that people will have to leave our website (of their own free will or otherwise) from time to time and to that end, we do not delete comments or other content posted on our website. All content is granted to us with perpetual electronic publishing rights because any content posted on this website becomes a part of the website, even if you no longer are. You may request an item to be removed at any time, but we will decide when and if to remove content from our website.
Freedom of speech rights do not extend to privately owned websites, such as this one. These guidelines detail the types of behavior and activities that are allowed here. Bear in mind that these are just guidelines. Any content that violates our User Guidelines will be removed. — interpretations are solely up to us. Interpretation of our guidelines is at the discretion of the Administrator/Editor
If a user violates our guidelines and shows a disregard for them, our staff and our website, they run the risk of losing their ability to participate. We reserve the right to block any individual and to edit or remove any content without warning. These guidelines are not exhaustive and are subject to change at any time without notice.
CSRPublications.com have the final say on anything. If you have a problem, you may make a complaint to us directly and not publicly on the website. Posting comments that question or reference administrative decisions or potential administrative decisions, such as comment removals, is not permitted. We are not perfect and if you feel that we have made a mistake, please privately contact us and we will review the situation. If you ever need clarification on any part of our User Guidelines or have a question, suggestion, a bit of feedback or a problem with the site, please feel free to contact us directly to ensure that it receives the proper attention. Please do not post it as a comment as it will be removed.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these guidelines, please Contact Us and we will get in touch with you regarding the same.
You can choose to discontinue use of the Website or Service, if you do not accept the terms of this Policy, or any modified version of this Policy.
Updated on March 12, 2018.