By interacting with AniSocial, through direct means, third-party apps, or federation, you agree to the terms and conditions set by this TOU.
Any part of the TOU may change without prior notice. The date in which the TOU changes is indicated on the footer of this document.
The TOU applies to the interaction of AniSocial users with federated instances. Likewise, be aware that many federated instances also have their own terms and policies which must be observed by all AniSocial users when interacting with these instances. The TOU applies to the interaction of users in AniSocial from other federated instances.
By interacting with the instance, you agree to the following:
You will not interfere with, disrupt, or damage the instance and its associated services.
You will not deceptively impersonate another person or entity.
You are responsible for keeping your account secure.
By enabling “Show NSFW”, you are 18 years old or the equivalent legal age of your jurisdiction and you agree to see content that is “Not Safe for Work”.
Additionally, you will abide by AniSocial’s policies, such as the Content Policy, the Privacy olicy, the Bot Policy, and the Federation Policy, which may be found within this document.
The Content Policy is an overview of what submissions are allowed in AniSocial to regulate the general well-being of the instance.
Content is hereby defined as any user-submitted text or media including, but not limited to, avatars, icons, banners, links, posts, comments, and private messages.
The Content Policy requires all users to abide by the following guidelines:
Do not submit content that is illegal or violates the copyright of any work.
Do not spam or submit unwanted solicitations.
Do not submit content that incites hatred or violence against a person on the basis of their race, their ethnicity, their gender, their sexual orientation, or their disability.
Do not submit content that causes immediate harm to others.
Do not submit content containing another person’s private information without their explicit permission or consent.
Content must be tagged as NSFW when necessary.
Do not submit content depicting a child (both real and virtual) engaged or involved in explicit sexual activities. A child is defined as a person who is under 18 years old; or a person, regardless of age, who is presented, depicted or portrayed as under 18 years old.
Do not submit content depicting scat, extreme gore, snuff, or beastiality.
Content that does not comply with this policy will be removed. Depending on the severity of the violation and the age of the account, the user will be banned temporarily or permanently.
An appeal may be made by contacting us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information you provide us, which includes your username, email address, content, and any other information you choose to provide.
Information we collect automatically, which includes your IP address and browser information.
For use of the instance, such as registering for an account, creating a submission, or sending you an email.
To improve the instance, which includes analyzing how you use the instance and identifying where we can improve.
To contact you about your account, the instance, or other necessary matters.
For the functionality of the instance, we use third party services such as Cloudflare (CDN) and Lark Suite (Email).
To comply with law enforcement, we will share information such as your email address, IP address, and submitted content.
You have the right to delete your information by going to the account settings tab and clicking the “Delete Account” button which will delete all your personal information residing on the server. We are not responsible for deleting information that is federated with other instances.
The Bot Policy describes the rules regarding bots. Bots are defined as automated or scripted programs that interact with the instances using user accounts.
The Bot Policy requires users to abide by the following rules:
Bots must be appropriately tagged as “Bot”. This setting may be found under the user settings with the label “Bot Account”.
The owner of the bot is responsible for the actions and content produced and submitted by the bot.
Bots must include the contact information of its owner in its profile description. The contact information must be any one of the following:
Failure to comply with this policy will result in a permanent ban of the bot account.
The Federation Policy describes the conditions in which another instance may be defederated from AniSocial.
AniSocial will only defederate from another instance if it meets any one of the following conditions:
(Last updated: September 6, 2023)