ChristianBlog.Com is a service for communication, self-expression and freedom of speech. We believe ChristianBlog.Com increases the availability of information, encourages healthy debate, and makes possible new connections between people.
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 and the Christian religion.
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 ChristianBlog.Com. The boundaries we've defined are those that both comply with legal requirements and that serve to enhance the service as a whole.Content Boundaries:
Our content policies play an important role in maintaining an acceptable experience for you, the users. Please respect these guidelines. From time to time, we may change our content policies so please check back here on a regular basis.
Pornography and Obscenity:
ChristianBlog.Com defines denominational abuse as: "those of one religious sect attacking, being rude toward, threatening, or repeatedly challenging those of another religious sect".
These are the most predominate types, but not an all inclusive list, of Denominational Abuses:
As a website that requires our Users to sign a Faith Disclaimer ChristianBlog.Com will provide our Users a health amount of flexibility in defending their Christian beliefs, so long as defending does not turn into attacking other Users. While counter-attacks are a necessary part of defending ones faith, ChristianBlog.Com will take a hard line in the enforcement of hate speech, trolling, and cyber-bulling should counter-measures cross over from defending to outright attacking other Users.
ChristianBlog.Com believes that nearly all Christian dogmatic doctrines (systematic theology) can be proven to be true in a civil manner and we will take action against any User who uses the ChristianBlog.Com Services to attack either Christian or non-Christian beliefs.
ChristianBlog.Com defines content abuse as any method used by a User which abuses the ChristianBlog.Com Services or Users of ChristianBlog.Com.
These are the most predominate types of Content Abuse, but not an all inclusive list, of Content Abuse:
Slander & Libel:False or malicious claims regarding any person, organization, product, belief, etc., are prohibited. Posting blatantly false information, speculations as if they are fact, intentional slander, or libel are likewise are prohibited.
Abuse of Comment Removal: Abuse of removal of comments from blogs are a serious problem and it will not be tolerated. The ChristianBlog.Com Blog Services allow our Users access to multiple methods to prevent others from commenting on their blogs - such as using the IgnoreList feature, only allowing your friends to view your blogs, and setting your blogs to have each comment approved before they are made public. Should you encounter issues with other Users you must use these features to prevent said User from further access to your Blogs. Should you choose to not utilize these Services/features and instead allow open access to your blogs, than proceed to mass delete comments from your blogs, please be aware that ChristianBlog.Com reserves the right to revoke your ability to delete comments from your blogs. We believe that only in rare situations should blog comments be removed and therefore encourage all of our Users to give great consideration before removing published/public blog comments from their blogs.
Limitations On Political Related Blogs: No more than ten percent (10%) of your blogs may be about political topics. While ChristianBlog.Com allows the ability to publish blogs on nearly any topic, it is not the goal of ChristianBlog.Com to be a Political Blogging Service Provider. A healthy blogging habit includes blogging about multiple issues of the Christian faith and life and therefore we seek to limit the percentage of blogs that are political based topics.
Copyright: It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. More information about our copyright procedures can be found here. Please note that we will only take actions against Copyright infringements when the alleged copyright infringement is delivered to ChristianBlog.Com by a legal representative of said copyrighted material.
Private and Confidential Information: Publishing of private and confidential information, either your own or that of others is not permitted. Any transmission or publication of email address(es), phone number(s), and/or physical or mailing address(es), anywhere within public view is not permitted. Any transmission or publication of social connections, private message content, and/or other personal information, distributed without authorization, is not permitted.
Unlawful Use of Services: Our products and services may not be used for unlawful purposes or for promotion of dangerous and illegal activities. Your account may be terminated and you may be reported to the appropriate authorities.
Citation/Sourced Content: Citation or Sourced Content is defined as published or unpublished sourced content that has not been originally published by the blog author. Citation/Sourced Content must include a citation to the original content source. Published Content must include citation source(s) if it contains sourced content. Published Content cannot contain more than 25% of Sourced Content. Bible Citation is likewise required.
Signatures: Signatures are blocks of text you may place at the bottom of Published Content. ChristianBlog.Com does not allow Users with free accounts to use 'signature links' (links at the bottom or top of their publications.) For non-trial members, signatures may contain up to two lines (one line being that displayed on a browser opened to 800px width) of normal size text. Signatures may not contain an image of any kind. Signatures may not contain any direct website hyperlinks to any type of content other than a website - linking directly to audio, video, images, maps, files, torrents, and other none website type files are not allowed. Signatures cannot contain website links to websites to which you do not have the legal ownership of and/or are not legally affiliated with. All Signature website links must conform to the "Linking To Other Websites" Section of our Content Policy. The use of ShortURL Services for website links is not allowed. Signatures may not contain an single line of text if that single line of text includes a website link. You may not include text in any way which suggests you offer official support of the ChristianBlog.Com Service unless you have been directly authorized by ChristianBlog.Com to do so.
Profile Avatars: User defined avatars are to be no larger than 200 pixels square, contain no animation, contain no image which attempts to portray the user as having an official status (e.g. mimicking photographs/avatars of staff) and may not exceed 6kB (6000 Bytes) in filesize. Profile Avatars should not include any pornography and obscenity of any kind - reference the "Pornography and Obscenity" section above for further details. Profile Avatars cannot contain any content which would violate any other aspect of the ChristianBlog.Com Global Policies. Profile Avatars cannot contain any Registered/Copyrighted material pursuant to our Copyright and DMCA policy.
Localization: ChristianBlog.Com requires that users publish only officially recognized language content.
Advertisement, Fundraising, Marketing, and Philanthropy: ChristianBlog.Com prohibits all three of these type of activities at our website. No Published Content should contain any hint of these three forms of monetary and/or goods exchange, except within provided "For Sale" and "For Trade" Services available to those users with granted privileges.
Fundraising is the process of soliciting and gathering money or other goods by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. Although fundraising typically refers to efforts to gather funds for not-for-profit organizations, it is sometimes used to refer to the identification and solicitation of investors or other sources of capital for for-profit enterprises.
The American Marketing Association suggests that Marketing is "the process of planning and executing the pricing, promotion, and distribution of goods, ideas, and services to create exchanges that satisfy individual and organizational goals." Another definition, perhaps simpler and more universal, is the process of moving people closer to making a decision to purchase, use, follow, refer, upload, download, obey, reject, conform, become complacent to another person's, society's or organization's value. Simply, if it doesn't facilitate a "sale" then it's not marketing. However, the most widely accepted definition of marketing on a global scale comes from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) in the UK, which is the largest marketing body in the world in terms of membership. The definition claims marketing to be the "management process of anticipating, identifying and satisfying customer requirements profitably".
Philanthropy is the voluntary act of donating money or goods or providing some other support to a charitable cause, usually over an extended period of time. In a more fundamental sense, philanthropy may encompass any activity which is intended to enhance the common good or improve human well being. Someone who is well known for practicing philanthropy may sometimes be called a philanthropist.
Linking To Other Websites: ChristianBlog.Com does not allow the publication of any type of website links (be they personal, business, or commercial) if the purpose is to fund raise, market, advertise, seek or offer philanthropy, or to promote competitive Services of those that ChristianBlog.Com provides. Off-site links can only be used as a means of citation. Off-site links cannot be linked to a websites home page, they must link to a specific sub-page of a website that is specifically for the citation. Off-site links cannot utilize 'ShortLinks' of any kind from any service outside of the ChristianBlog.Com Services. ChristianBlog.Com does not allow Users with free accounts to use 'signature links' (links at the bottom or top of their publications.) ChristianBlog.Com does not allow the publication of website links to websites that asks, or offer the ability for, donations to support their ministry, business, fundraiser, or cause. ChristianBlog.Com does not allow the publication of website links to promote commercial websites - we define "commercial" as any website that sells or offers products (books, cds, gifts, music, services, etc). For commercial website promotion please see our Advertisement page.Policing:
ChristianBlog.Com reserves the right to terminate the account of any user who violates one or many of these policies at any time, for any reason, without refund of account if applicable, and without notification nor explanation. ChristianBlog.Com reserves the right to suspend/remove any Content at any time for any reason without notification.
ChristianBlog.Com reserves the right to modify this agreement at any time without notification to our users or the generalized public.
Should this Content Policy at any time conflict with the ChristianBlog.Com Terms of Service, the ChristianBlog.Com Terms of Service should be the overwriting policy.