Sharetrip.com is a free service for communication, self-expression and freedom of speech.
We believe Sharetrip.com increases the availability of travel information, encourages healthy debate, and makes possible new connections between people / travelers.
We respect our users' ownership of and responsibility for the content they choose to share. It is our belief that censoring this content is contrary to a service that bases itself on freedom of expression.
In order to uphold these values, we need to curb abuses that threaten our ability to provide this service and the freedom of expression it encourages. As a result, there are some boundaries on the type of content that can be hosted with Sharetrip.com.
The boundaries we've defined are those that both comply with legal requirements and that serve to enhance the service as a whole.
Illegal PurposesSharetrip.com may not be used for illegal purposes.
Examples of this include using Sharetrip.com for fraudulent purposes or operating a phishing site (used to obtain account and password information).
SpamWe will aggressively seek to remove spam from our site.
There are a variety of different ways in which spam manifests itself in blogs. Generally, when we talk about spam we mean content that is created for the primary purpose of manipulating search engine results, or generating revenue or traffic through deceptive means. The following are examples of the types of spam that are forbidden by the Sharetrip.com content policy, but this is not an exhaustive list.
Identity Theft and PrivacyPost that misleadingly appropriate the identity of another person are not permitted.
Users may not post other people's personally identifying or confidential information, including but not limited to credit card numbers, Social Security Numbers, and driver's and other license numbers.
You may not post information such as other people's passwords, usernames, phone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses unless already publicly accessible on the Web.
Hate ContentHate speech and other objectionable content may be flagged for review by our users.
When this happens, Sharetrip.com reserves the right to warn others of the potentially offensive content through the use of a warning page.
Other content, such as adult material, may be depublicized so that it does not appear in frequently-trafficked places such as the homepage of Sharetrip.com
Just because a given blog has received votes through this mechanism does not mean that any particular action will be taken.
For example, blogs that are flagged because readers disagree with the political opinions expressed in a blog will not be acted upon.
Defamation/LibelUsers should not publish any content that is unlawful, defamatory, and fraudulent.
Note that an allegation of defamatory expression, in and of itself, does not establish defamation. The truth or falsehood of a bit of expression is a key element in establishing defamation, and we are not in a position to make that sort of fact-based judgment.
That said, if we have reason to believe that a particular statement is defamatory (a court order, for example), we will remove that statement.
CopyrightUsing copyrighted material does not constitute infringement in all cases. In general, however, users should be careful when using copyrighted content without the permission of those who created it.
It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA").
Commercial PornographyWe do not permit the hosting of sites that exist for the primary purpose of garnering commercial traffic through pornography.