Code of Conduct and Moderation. All members are required to follow the Code of Conduct. Those provisions notwithstanding, the moderators of the service reserve the right to revoke any user's access permissions, at any time, for any reason, except as limited by law.

Host Terms of Service. We use MastoHost as our hosting provider and abide by all of its policies and terms of service.

Ownership of Content. Member-submitted content, including profile information, avatars, uploaded media, posted content, replies, and any other information submitted remain the property of the users who submit it, provided they owned it to begin with.

Cookies. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account. We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Disclosure of Data. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information for marketing purposes or to generate revenue. We may release your information when release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.

Instance Blocking Policy. We encourage our members to communicate with people across the Fediverse. In some cases, we may block other instances that threaten the integrity of our own community. For example:

  • We will suspend other instances in cases where an instance publishes material that is illegal for us to publish.
  • We will block instances that consist entirely of spam-bots, follow-bots, or who appear to be scraping the Fediverse or doing other potentially malicious data-mining.
  • We will block instances with policies fundamentally at odds with ours. This includes, but is not limited to, advocating philosophies contrary to human dignity, allowing exploitative depictions of children, and tolerating harassment.
  • We will block instances that have publicly abdicated responsibility for moderating their users' behavior.
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