User Content and Conduct Policy

PetSquare is a search engine for pet owners where pet owners can review and exchange information around animals. Our policies play an important role in maintaining a positive experience for our users. Please follow these policies when you upload content on PetSquare or share it (collectively referred to below as the “Services”).

We occasionally modify these policies, so please check back here for any updates.

We will remove content that violates PetSquare's Content policy.

Illegal Activities

Do not use our Services to engage in illegal activities or promote dangerous and illegal acts.

Malicious and Deceptive Practices

Do not transmit viruses, malware, or any other malicious or destructive code. Do not distribute content that harms or interferes with the operation of the networks, servers, or other infrastructure of Google or others. Do not use our Services for phishing scams.

Third party rights

Do not upload content on our services and/or share it, unless you have all necessary rights(including copyright and trademark rights).

Hate 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 line.

Personal and Confidential Information

Do not distribute other people’s personal and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, confidential national ID numbers, or account passwords, without their permission.

Account Hijacking

Do not access another user’s account without their permission.

Child Exploitation

Do not upload or share content that exploits or abuses children. This includes all child sexual abuse imagery (even cartoon images) and all content that presents children in a sexual manner. We will remove such content and take appropriate action, which may include disabling accounts and reporting to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and law enforcement. Note that this policy may additionally apply to any content uploaded or transmitted through Google Photos.

If you find any content that you think exploits children in this manner, do not comment on such content, even if your intent is to bring it to PetSquare’s attention. Instead, please contact [email protected] with a link to the page that shows abusive content. If you find content elsewhere on the internet, please contact NCMEC directly.

Spam

Do not spam, including by sending unwanted promotional or commercial content, or unwanted or mass solicitation.

Ranking Manipulation

Do not manipulate ranking or relevancy using techniques like repetitive or misleading keywords or metadata.

Sexually Explicit Material

Do not distribute sexually explicit or pornographic material. Do not drive traffic to commercial pornography sites.

Harassment, Bullying, and Threats

Do not engage in harassing, bullying, or threatening behavior, and do not incite others to engage in these activities. Anyone using our Services to single someone out for malicious abuse, to threaten someone with serious harm, to sexualize a person in an unwanted way, or to harass in other ways may have the offending content removed or be permanently banned from using the Services. In emergency situations, we may escalate imminent threats of serious harm to law enforcement. Keep in mind that online harassment is also illegal in many places and can have serious offline consequences for both the harasser and the victim.

Violence

Do not distribute depictions of graphic or gratuitous violence.

Impersonation

Do not use our Services to mislead or confuse users by pretending to be someone else or pretending to represent an organization you do not represent.

Use of Multiple Accounts

Do not create or use multiple accounts to evade our policies or bypass blocks or otherwise subvert restrictions placed on your account. For example, if you’ve been blocked by another user or suspended for abuse, don’t create a replacement account that engages in similar activity.

Copyright

Do not upload any copyrighted content to PetSquare unless you own the right to use the content.

About our Policies and Terms

These policies apply generally to the content you post on our Services. PetSquare is governed by its applicable terms of use.