User Content and Conduct Policy
Our policies play an important role in maintaining a positive experience for our users. Please follow these policies when using our products and services (“Services”). When we are notified of a potential policy violation, we may review and take action, including limiting or terminating a user’s access to our Services.
We may modify these policies so please check back here. Also, when applying our policies, we may make exceptions based on artistic, educational, or documentary considerations, or when there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action.
1. Illegal Activities
Do not use our products to engage in illegal activities or promote dangerous and illegal acts.
2. Malicious Products
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.
3. Hate Speech
Do not distribute content that promotes hatred or violence towards groups of people based on their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity.
4. 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.
5. Account Hijacking
Do not access another user’s account without their permission. Do not use our products for phishing scams.
6. Child Safety
Do not distribute content that exploits children, such as child pornography (including cartoon child porn) or content that presents children in a sexual manner.
Do not spam, including sending unwanted promotional or commercial content, or unwanted or mass solicitation.
Do not aggressively add people to your circles.
8. Ranking Manipulation
Do not manipulate ranking or relevancy using techniques like repetitive or misleading keywords or metadata.
Do not distribute content that facilitates online gambling, including online casinos, sports betting, or lotteries.
10. Sexually Explicit Material
Do not distribute content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material. Do not drive traffic to commercial pornography sites.
Your Profile Picture cannot include mature or offensive content. For example, do not use a photo that is a close-up of a person’s buttocks or cleavage.
11. Violent or Bullying Behavior
Do not distribute depictions of gratuitous violence. Do not threaten or bully other users.
12. Impersonation or Deceptive Behavior
Do not use our products to impersonate.
13. User Profile Name
To help fight spam and prevent fake profiles, use the name your friends, family or co-workers usually call you. For example, if your full legal name is Sam Jones Jr. but you normally use Sam Jones or Junior Jones, either of those would be acceptable.
About our Policies and Terms
These policies apply generally to the content you post on our Services. Some Services have their own separate policies that can be found within those Services and apply to your use of them. All Services are governed by their applicable terms of service.
Reporting Potential Issues
If you encounter content or a user that you believe violates the above policies, please report it to us using the “Report Abuse” link (or similarly named link). Learn more about reporting abuse.