Effective date: November 2nd, 2023
Bonfire is a place for independent content creation. We host and celebrate a diverse range of thought and discussion. The following guidelines outline what is and is not acceptable on Bonfire. We have the exclusive right to interpret and enforce these guidelines, although we may consult outside experts, research, and industry best practices in doing so. If you encounter content that may be in breach of these guidelines or have any questions about them, you can email us at email@example.com.
If we determine that any content is in breach of these guidelines, we may remove it, hide it from public view, or impose other restrictions. This is an evolving document: we reserve the right to update these Content Guidelines at our discretion and without notice.
Please respect people’s intellectual property and don’t infringe on their privacy or any other legal rights. Don’t upload or publish anything that violates laws or regulations. You and you alone are responsible for the content you publish on Bonfire, and liable for any harm caused by the content you publish.
We want Bonfire to be a safe place for discussion and expression. At the same time, we believe that critique and discussion of controversial issues are part of robust discourse, so we work to find a reasonable balance between these two priorities. In all cases, Bonfire does not allow credible threats of physical harm.
Bonfire cannot be used to publish content or fund initiatives that incite violence based on protected classes. Offending behavior includes credible threats of physical harm to people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or medical condition.
You may not publish or post other people's private information (such as a personal phone number or home address) without their express authorization and permission. We also prohibit threatening to expose private information or incentivizing others to do so. The publication of publicly accessible information is not a violation of this policy.
Do not publish any material that was written or created by someone else and claim it as your own.
We don’t allow impersonation, which includes posing as another person, brand, or organization. This applies to Bonfire itself: don’t use Bonfire’s name, logo, or trademark in any way that misrepresents the company or misleads others.
Harmful and illegal activities
We don’t allow content that promotes harmful or illegal activities, including material that advocates, threatens, or shows you causing harm to yourself, other people, or animals.
Spam and phishing
We are vehemently anti-spam and anti-phishing. If you are importing a mailing list from another platform, you are required to ensure it’s made up of people who explicitly opted-in to receive emails from your specific publication. We don’t allow imports of email addresses that were purchased, scraped, or harvested from third party websites. Don’t add people to your mailing list without their consent, and don’t import your contacts list or social graphs. Similarly, you may not create publications for spamming or phishing purposes. Don’t post spam when interacting with others on Bonfire, such as in comments, discussion threads, or email replies.
Comments, Notes & Community Surfaces
These guidelines also apply to Bonfire’s Creator Feed, including in the comments, reactions, and other community surfaces. We believe that creators are responsible for moderating their own communities as they see fit and readers for curating their own experiences on the platform. Don’t create accounts for the sole purpose of circumventing boundaries like blocks and bans imposed by other users. We may intervene to remove accounts engaged in artificial or inauthentic activity on community surfaces.