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What is Squarespace policy on 'Adult' content?


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Hi there I am thinking of using Squarespace to set up a personal blog, and before I do I wanted to check the policy on adult content. I had a whizz through the TOS but could not spot anything so any pointers would be most appreciated. I know some hosts and blogging sites do not like anything of an adult nature so I thought it best to check first.

By "Adult Content" I am thinking of 

- text that discusses sexual acts and relationships

- text that focuses on BDSM consensual sexual relationships

- possibly images illustrating the same, but no overt 'porn' (hard to define I know, let's say no videos of naked people but possibly photos)

- possible links to adult sex toys or lingerie if it suits the post topic

 

Would anyone know whether Squarespace are happy to host this? I don't believe it is too racy but I know everyone has different standpoints 

thanks

Miss Bliss

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4.3. User Content. The Services or sites created using the Services may contain User Content: (a) that is offensive or objectionable; (b) that contains errors; (c) that violates intellectual property, trade secret, privacy, publicity or other rights or the good name of you or third parties; (d) that is harmful to your or others’ computers or networks; (e) that is unlawful or illegal; or (f) the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and policies of third parties or is protected by intellectual property, trade secret, privacy or other laws. By operating the Services, we don’t represent or imply that we endorse your or other users’ User Content, or that we believe such User Content to be accurate, useful, lawful or non-harmful. We’re not a publisher of, and we’re not liable for, any User Content uploaded, posted, published or otherwise made available via the Services by you or other users. You're responsible for taking precautions to protect yourself, your Accounts, and your computer or network, from User Content accessed via the Services.

 

This seems to say if you want to have a adult oriented site, whether its words, pictures, or video then you can and they aren't responsible for the content.  That is how I read that.

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On 1/14/2021 at 8:23 AM, JaxonCole said:

4.3. User Content. The Services or sites created using the Services may contain User Content: (a) that is offensive or objectionable; (b) that contains errors; (c) that violates intellectual property, trade secret, privacy, publicity or other rights or the good name of you or third parties; (d) that is harmful to your or others’ computers or networks; (e) that is unlawful or illegal; or (f) the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and policies of third parties or is protected by intellectual property, trade secret, privacy or other laws. By operating the Services, we don’t represent or imply that we endorse your or other users’ User Content, or that we believe such User Content to be accurate, useful, lawful or non-harmful. We’re not a publisher of, and we’re not liable for, any User Content uploaded, posted, published or otherwise made available via the Services by you or other users. You're responsible for taking precautions to protect yourself, your Accounts, and your computer or network, from User Content accessed via the Services.

 

This seems to say if you want to have a adult oriented site, whether its words, pictures, or video then you can and they aren't responsible for the content.  That is how I read that.

The language of that entry is explaining to potential viewers that Squarespace is not responsible for content users may upload, not that they condone or specifically allow/approve of it.
This is the important part:

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By using or accessing the Services, you're agreeing to these Terms, our Product Specific Terms, our Copyright Policy, our Acceptable Use Policy

You agree to the "Acceptable Use Policy". And what does that policy say?
6.3. Don’t publish sexually explicit or obscene material.

It's unfortunate but Squarespace can easily lose Paypal support for example because of Paypal's bad stance on it. The world still has some ways to go towards healthy sex positivity it seems.

So if someone decides to report your page and you have adult content, it's likely you'd be taken down.

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