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Yahoo!7 Pulse Community Guidelines

The Yahoo!7 Pulse Community Guidelines will help acquaint you with being a member of Yahoo!7 Pulse and are offered to ensure that everyone within the community has the positive experience they want.

In addition to the Pulse Community Guidelines, use of Yahoo!7 Pulse is subject to the Yahoo!7 Terms of Service.

Violating the Yahoo!7 Pulse Community Guidelines, the Yahoo!7 Community Guidelines, or the Yahoo!7 Terms of Service may result in the removal of abusive content without warning and in certain circumstances the termination of your Yahoo!7 ID and, consequently, access to all related Yahoo!7 accounts and subscription services.

For safety reasons, children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use Yahoo!7 Pulse.

Things to do on Yahoo!7 Pulse

Do share your experiences
Share what’s happening in your life and what’s interesting to you and to your friends. Complete your profile information so that colleagues or classmates and people with similar interests can connect with you. Make new friends and see the world through other people’s eyes. You can also react to what your friends post by replying with your own comment or by simply clicking on “like.”

Do create your stories
Upload photos and compose blogs that you can share with your connections or with anybody on the Web . Let people who are interested in your stories subscribe to your RSS feed so that they’ll get your new posts automatically.

Do play nice
We're a global community of many types of people, including teens, who all have the right to feel comfortable and who may not think what you think, believe what you believe, or see what you see. Please be respectful. Give your connections the same consideration you'd give them in person, and treat them the way you'd like to be treated.

A bit of respectful debate is healthy! We all have the right to express our beliefs in a safe and respectful environment. Agree to disagree — respectfully — in the interests you list, in the interactions you have within blog comments and photo comments, and in all other communications.

Do moderate your content.
You need to take responsibility for ensuring that what you post or upload is appropriate for the community.

If you’re unsure whether content is appropriate or consistent with the Yahoo!7 Pulse Community Guidelines, or the Yahoo!7 Terms of Service, please err on the side of caution and do not post it to Yahoo!7 Pulse.

Things not to do on Yahoo!7 Pulse

Don’t upload content that is illegal or prohibited.
Photos, text, or other content that violates applicable law does not belong in our community.

Don’t upload photos, text, or other content that violates copyright or other intellectual property laws.

Respect copyright and other intellectual property rights of third parties. You may only post copyrighted content where it is legal to do so, for example, with permission from the owner .

Don’t try to stir up trouble.
Content that is violent, racist, incendiary, obscene, or otherwise objectionable does not belong on Yahoo!7 Pulse.

Don’t harass members of the community.
Yahoo!7 Pulse is not a place to “yell” by typing in all caps, harass, bully, abuse, impersonate, or intimidate others. Posting identical messages repeatedly to other users’ blog comments, photo comments, guestbook message, or other communication channels is annoying, so don’t do it. Being a valued member of our community includes being considerate and respectful of others.

Don’t use Yahoo!7 Pulse for commercial purposes.
Yahoo!7 Pulse is not a place to post solicitations or advertisements selling goods, services, or yourself.

Don’t forget the teens.
Think before you post content. If you would hesitate to show what you're about to post on Yahoo!7 Pulse to a teenager, your mother, or Uncle Bob, that means you probably shouldn't post it on Yahoo!7 Pulse. So please take a moment to think about who might see your content. Moderate accordingly.

Other points to keep in mind

Yahoo!7’s response to violations
Yahoo!7 has no obligation to monitor content posted on Pulse and will not edit any of your personal information, blogs, photos, or other content on Pulse. However, if we become aware that you have violated these Guidelines we reserve the right to remove abusive content without warning and in our sole discretion. Depending on the level of abuse, violating these guidelines may also result in the termination of your Yahoo!7 ID and consequently, access to all related Yahoo!7 accounts (including email) and subscription services.

Other people (their content, their behavior)
You will see all sorts of things on Yahoo!7 Pulse, some of which you may disagree with or may even offend you. If you are offended by a blog, photo, or other user-created content, either click away or, if you think it violates these guidelines or the Yahoo!7 Terms of Service, please click the “Report Abuse” link and report it to Yahoo!7.

Copyright infringement
If you see your blog entries, photos, or other content that you’ve created copied on another person’s blog or photo pages without your permission, don't panic. It may be a misunderstanding, and you can always contact the person directly and politely ask him or her to remove it. Alternatively, you may file a notice of infringement with Yahoo!7’s Copyright Agent.