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Content Posting Rules

Please read our content posting rules carefully. They summarize what content we consider acceptable and unacceptable. We may update the rules from time to time, so request you to read them before posting anything on our site.

Rule 1: We appreciate your opinions

We appreciate and thus welcome your opinions. We would love our readers to read and understand different points of view. We welcome your contribution to our discussion forums as well as to our features.

Rule 2: Ours is a public forum

Once your comment is posted, it becomes online, and every one with Internet access will be able to read it. Please ensure to make your comments clear so that it is not misunderstood. You are free to express a strong opinion but please do not go over the top. Please do not forget that you are legally responsible for what you submit. Also keep in mind how your comments may be received by other readers.Any content you post on Bonobology, be it a comment or a blog post, will be discoverable by anyone with internet access. We advise you to refrain from posting anything you may not want to be openly associated with and at the same time be clear in your expression to minimize the scope for misunderstanding. You are free to express a strong opinion but without resorting to hate speech, hurtful or abusive language. Be mindful of how your comments may be received by other readers. Also bear in mind that you are legally responsible for what you submit.

Rule 3: Language and relevance

 

We request you to be polite. Do not use swear words or sexually explicit or crude language. Keep your comments and submissions relevant to the topic. Kindly do not insult other contributors or discuss the removal or non-appearance of any content on Bonobology.com or the suspension or termination of any users. Feel free to discuss the operation of the website with us by emailing us at [email protected].

Rule 4: No libel or other abuse

We request you to not make or encourage comments which are:

 

  • Insulting, threatening or abusive

  • Defamatory, false or misleading

  • Offensive, racist, sexist, homophobic or discriminatory against any religions or other groups

  • obscene or of a sexual nature

Rule 5: Confidentiality, privacy and contempt

Please respect other readers’ or contributors’ privacy. You are not allowed to submit confidential or private information about other people. For example, you should not upload the phone number, email address or any other contact details of any person other than yourself.

 

You must not write anything that could prejudice pending or ongoing court proceedings of which you are aware. For instance, if you have any personal knowledge about an individual being prosecuted or charged or being arrested for an offense, you should not mention it. If you do so, you may be in contempt of court.

Rule 6: No advertising, solicitation or investigations

 

You must strictly not use Bonobology.com for:

 

  • Sponsorship, petition, campaign, scheme or chain message

  • Promotion of products or services or for any other commercial purpose

  • An investigation e.g. tracing the whereabouts of any person

Rule 7: No impersonation and proper disclosure

You must not pretend to be an expert, another user or a member of our team. Nor should you conceal your involvement in any topic, story or issue, where you have clear vested interests. We encourage you to disclose any personal connection you may have to a story or topic; if that’s too uncomfortable for you, we advise you to refrain from commenting on any such matter on our portal.

Rule 8: No linking or copyright infringement

 

You should not insert links to websites (URLs) or submit content on our website which would be an infringement of copyright.

Rule 9: Comments on Features or on our Discussions

 

Registered users can submit an unlimited number of comments across bonobology.com. If you want to contribute to an ongoing debate about a topic, please use our Discussion Forums.

Rule 10: Respect the spirit as well as the tone of the Content Posting Rules

 

In deciding what is acceptable, kindly respect the spirit and tone of the rules mentioned here and the community.

Rule 11: Removal of content

Any comments that violate the letter or spirit of the rules mentioned here may be removed (or not published in the first place, if checked in advance). We may remove whole posts or entire threads if found in violation of the content posting rules. This means that even if only one sentence is objectionable, the whole comment may usually be removed (or not published).

A thread or a comment may be removed for several reasons. This may be done because the comment is the subject of an abuse report or it violates our terms. The comment may sometimes also be removed because it is connected to another comment which is being removed. We request you kindly understand that we may have to remove a comment (once properly notified of a complaint) for legal reasons (whatever the rights and wrongs).

 

We may email you to inform you if your content has been removed or you have been banned from submitting further comments to Bonobology.com. If you become aware that your content has been removed, you must not resubmit it deliberately.

Rule 12: Suspension and termination

We reserve the right to ban or suspend an account at our sole discretion. Here are some reasons why we might do so:

  • Breaching the rules mentioned here or in our Privacy Policy

  • Conduct or comments that abuse our staff or that demand a disproportionate amount of our time

  • Serious failure to respect the spirit and tone of the community

 

Bans are typically imposed in extreme cases and for repeated abusive behavior/serious breach of Bonbology’s terms and conditions. If your registration is canceled or suspended, kindly do not attempt to re-register or submit content (by using someone else’s account) without our permission.

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