Our content policies play an important role in maintaining a positive experience
for you, the users. Please respect these guidelines. From time to time, we may
change our content policies so please check back here. Also, please note that
when applying the policies below, we may make exceptions based on artistic,
educational, documentary, or scientific considerations or where there are other
substantial benefits to the public from not taking action on the content.
Adult Content: We do allow
adult content on Blogger, including images or videos that contain nudity or
sexual activity. But, please mark your blog as 'adult' in your Blogger settings.
Otherwise, we may put it behind a 'mature content' interstitial.
There are some exceptions to our adult content policy:
Child safety: We have a zero
tolerance policy towards content that exploits children. Some examples of this
Speech: Our products are
platforms for free expression. But we don't support content that promotes or
condones violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin,
religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, or sexual
orientation/gender identity, or whose primary purpose is inciting hatred on the
basis of these core characteristics. This can be a delicate balancing act, but
if the primary purpose is to attack a protected group, the content crosses the
Crude Content: Don't post
content just to be shocking or graphic. For example, collections of close-up
images of gunshot wounds or accident scenes without additional context or
commentary would violate this policy.
Violence: Don't threaten
other people on your blog. For example, don't post death threats against another
person or group of people and don't post content encouraging your readers to
take violent action against another person or group of people.
Harassment: Do not harass or
bully others. Anyone using Blogger to harass or bully may have the offending
content removed or be permanently banned from the site. Online harassment is
also illegal in many places and can have serious offline consequences.
Copyright: It is our policy
to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. More information
about our copyright procedures can be found here. Also,
please don't provide links to sites where your readers can obtain unauthorized
downloads of other people's content.
Personal and confidential information: It's not ok to publish another
person's personal and confidential information. For example, don't post someone
else's credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, unlisted phone numbers, and
driver's license numbers. Also, please keep in mind that in most cases,
information that is already available elsewhere on the Internet or in public
records is not considered to be private or confidential under our policies.
Impersonating others: Please
don't mislead or confuse readers by pretending to be someone else or pretending
to represent an organization when you don't. We're not saying you can't publish
parody or satire - just avoid content that is likely to mislead readers about
your true identity.
Illegal activities: Do not
use Blogger to engage in illegal activities or to promote dangerous and illegal
activities. For example, don't author a blog encouraging people to drink and
drive. Please also do not use Blogger to sell or promote regulated or illegal
drugs. Otherwise, we may delete your content. Also, in serious cases such as
those involving the abuse of children, we may report you to the appropriate
Spam: Spam takes several
forms in Blogger, all of which can result in deletion of your account or blog.
Some examples include creating blogs designed to drive traffic to your site or
to move it up in search listings, posting comments on other people's blogs just
to promote your site or product, and scraping existing content from other
sources for the primary purpose of generating revenue or other personal gains.
Malware and viruses: Do not
create blogs that transmit viruses, cause pop-ups, attempt to install software
without the reader's consent, or otherwise impact readers with malicious code.
This is strictly forbidden on Blogger.
If you encounter a blog that you believe violates our content policies, please
report it to us using the 'Report Abuse' link located at the top of each blog
under the 'More' dropdown (Note: If the blog owner has hidden this link, you can
Abuse in the Blogger Help
Our team reviews these flags for policy violations. If the blog does not violate
our policies, we will not take any action against the blog or blog owner. If we
find that a blog does violate our content policies, we take one or more of the
following actions based on the severity of the violation: