We strongly believe in freedom of speech. We have an audience spread across many cultures 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.
To be transparent about what is and isn’t allowed on this site, we’ve put together this set of guidelines. The following activity/material isn’t allowed on OpenLebo.com.
Illegal content and conduct. Self-explanatory. If it’s illegal, it’s illegal to post online too.
Intellectual property infringement. OpenLebo.com is a publishing, rather than a file-sharing platform, so 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, the golden rule is to always ask the rights holder for permission before republishing their content.
Pornography. We know that there may be different definitions of this, but generally, we define pornography as visual depictions of sexually explicit acts. Nudity, in and of itself, is fine in accordance with our rules on mature content.
Gambling. Discussing gambling isn’t a problem. If your content is primarily designed to link to gambling sites, we consider this spam and a breach of the user guidelines.
Technologically harmful content. Please don’t upload or link to malware, spyware, adware, or other malicious or destructive code.
Impersonation. Don’t claim to be a person or organization you’re not. (Parody and satire are ok though!)
Calls to violence. We prohibit content that incites, encourages, threatens, or promotes acts of violence against individuals or groups of people. We also remove content that glorifies acts of violence or its perpetrators. This does not mean that we will remove all hyperbolic or generally offensive language.
Posting private information. Don’t share someone’s personal information without their consent.
Hotlinking to OpenLebo.com. Your OpenLebo.com content shouldn’t host files that will only be used on other sites.
Spam or machine-generated content. You know what this is, but in general, content primarily dedicated to driving traffic to third-party sites, boosting SEO, phishing, spoofing, or promoting affiliate marketing isn’t cool. We don’t want you to pollute the web outside of OpenLebo.com either, so we ask you to please avoid sending unwanted or unsolicited promotions or emails, even if it’s not on OpenLebo.com.
Bear in mind that these are just guidelines — interpretations are solely up to us. These guidelines are not exhaustive and are subject to change.
If you believe any content on OpenLebo.com content has violated our Terms of Service or any of these policies, please report it. We aim to promptly 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 poster of the content 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.