Ka Pao Content Policy

Ka Pao is a free service for communication, self-expression and freedom of speech. We believe that Ka Pao 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. 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 Ka Pao. The boundaries we have 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 a positive experience for you, the users. Please respect these guidelines. From time to time, we may change our content policies so please check 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 not allow adult content on Ka Pao. An example of adult content is text, images or videos that describe or contain nudity and/or sexual activity.

Child safety: We have a zero tolerance policy towards content that exploits children.

Hate Speech: We want you to use Ka Pao to express your opinions, even very controversial ones. But, don't cross the line by publishing hate speech. By this, we mean content that promotes hate or violence towards groups based on race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, age or sexual orientation/gender identity. For example, don't write a blog saying that members of Race X are criminals or advocating violence against followers of Religion Y.

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, discussions or comments. 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.

Copyright: It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. Also, please don't provide links to sites where your readers can obtain unauthorised 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 licence numbers. Also, please bear 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 organisation when you don't. We're not saying that you can't publish parody or satire - just avoid content that is likely to mislead readers about your true identity.

Illegal activities: Don't use Ka Pao 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. Otherwise, we may delete your content. Also, in serious cases we may report you to the appropriate authorities.

Spam: Spam takes several forms in Ka Pao, all of which can result in deletion of your account or blog, discussions or comments. 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, discussions or comments 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 Ka Pao.

Enforcement of Ka Pao's Content Policy

If you encounter a blog, discussion or comment that you believe violates our content policies, please report it to us using the 'Report' link located at the top of each blog-post or discussion topic/entry. Our team reviews these flags for policy violations. If the blog, discussion or comment does not violate our policies, we will not take any action against the blog, discussion or comment or blog-owner or discussion topic creator. If we find that a blog, discussion or comment does violate our content policies, we take one or more of the following actions based on the severity of the violation:

Delete the offending content, blog, discussion or comment
Disable the author's access to his/her Ka Pao account
Report the user to law enforcement