Privacy Statement

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This agreement was written in English (US). To the extent any translated version of this agreement conflicts with the English version, the English version controls. Please note that Section 16 contains certain changes to the general terms for users outside the United States.Date of Last Revision: November 8, 2012.


Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

This Statement of Rights and Responsibilities ("Statement," "Terms," or "SRR") derives from the deshismash Principles, and is our terms of service that governs our relationship with users and others who interact with DeshiSmash .
By using or accessing DeshiSmash, you agree to this Statement, as updated from time to time in accordance with Section 13 below. Additionally, you will find resources at the end of this document that help you understand how DeshiSmash works.

1) Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us. We designed our Data Use Policy to make important disclosures about how you can use DeshiSmash to share with others and how we collect and can use your content and information. We encourage you to read the Data Use Policy, and to use it to help you make informed decisions.

2) Sharing Your Content and Information

You own all of the content and information you post on DeshiSmash, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. In addition:

  • For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with DeshiSmash (IP License).
    This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
  • When you delete IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).
  • When you use an application, the application may ask for your permission to access your content and information as well as content and information that others have shared with you. We require applications to respect your privacy, and your agreement with that application will control how the application can use, store, and transfer that content and information. (To learn more about Platform, including how you can control what information other people may share with applications, read our Data Use Policy and Platform Page.)
  • When you publish content or information using the Public setting, it means that you are allowing everyone, including people off of DeshiSmash, to access and use that information, and to associate it with you (i.e., your name and profile picture).
  • We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about DeshiSmash, but you understand that we may use them without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).

3) Safety

We do our best to keep DeshiSmash safe, but we cannot guarantee it. We need your help to keep DeshiSmash safe, which includes the following commitments by you:

  • You will not post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam) on DeshiSmash.com
  • You will not collect users' content or information, or otherwise access DeshiSmash, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our prior permission.
  • You will not engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme, on DeshiSmash.
  • You will not upload viruses or other malicious code.
  • You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.
  • You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user.
  • You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
  • You will not develop or operate a third-party application containing alcohol-related, dating or other mature content (including advertisements) without appropriate age-based restrictions.
  • You will follow our Promotions Guidelines and all applicable laws if you publicize or offer any contest, giveaway, or sweepstakes ("promotion") on DeshiSmash.
  • You will not use DeshiSmash to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory
  • You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of DeshiSmash, such as a denial of service attack or interference with page rendering or other DeshiSmash functionality.
  • You will not facilitate or encourage any violations of this Statement or our policies.

4) Registration and Account Security

DeshiSmash users provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:

  • You will not provide any false personal information on DeshiSmash, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
  • You will not create more than one personal account.
  • If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission.
  • You will not use your personal timeline for your own commercial gain (such as selling your status update to an advertiser).
  • You will not use DeshiSmash if you are under 13.
  • You will not use DeshiSmash if you are a convicted sex offender.
  • You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
  • You will not share your password (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.
  • You will not transfer your account (including any Page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission.
  • If you select a username or similar identifier for your account or Page, we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if we believe it is appropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about a username that does not closely relate to a user's actual name).

5) Protecting Other People's Rights

We respect other people's rights, and expect you to do the same.

  • You will not post content or take any action on DeshiSmash that infringes or violates someone else's rights or otherwise violates the law.
  • We can remove any content or information you post on DeshiSmash if we believe that it violates this Statement or our policies.
  • We provide you with tools to help you protect your intellectual property rights. To learn more, visit our How to Report Claims of Intellectual Property Infringement page.
  • If we remove your content for infringing someone else's copyright, and you believe we removed it by mistake, we will provide you with an opportunity to appeal.
  • If you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights, we will disable your account when appropriate.
  • You will not use our copyrights or trademarks (including DeshiSmash, the DeshiSmash and Logos, Poke, Book and Wall), or any confusingly similar marks, except as expressly permitted by our Brand Usage Guidelines or with our prior written permission.
  • If you collect information from users, you will: obtain their consent, make it clear you (and not DeshiSmash) are the one collecting their information, and post a privacy policy explaining what information you collect and how you will use it.
  • You will not post anyone's identification documents or sensitive financial information on DeshiSmash.
  • You will not tag users or send email invitations to non-users without their consent. DeshiSmash offers social reporting tools to enable users to provide feedback about tagging.

6) Payments

If you make a payment on DeshiSmash or use DeshiSmash Credits, you agree to our Payments Terms.

7) Special Provisions Applicable to Social Plugins

If you include our Social Plugins, such as the Share or Like buttons on your website, the following additional terms apply to you:

  • We give you permission to use DeshiSmash 's Social Plugins so that users can post links or content from your website on DeshiSmash.
  • You give us permission to use and allow others to use such links and content on DeshiSmash.
  • You will not place a Social Plugin on any page containing content that would violate this Statement if posted on DeshiSmash.

8) Special Provisions Applicable to Developers/Operators of Applications and Websites

If you are a developer or operator of a Platform application or website, the following additional terms apply to you:

  • You are responsible for your application and its content and all uses you make of Platform. This includes ensuring your application or use of Platform meets our DeshiSmash Platform Policies and our Advertising Guidelines.
  • Your access to and use of data you receive from DeshiSmash, will be limited as follows:
    • - You will only request data you need to operate your application.
    • - You will have a privacy policy that tells users what user data you are going to use and how you will use, display, share, or transfer that data and
      you will include your privacy policy URL in the Developer Application.
    • - You will not use, display, share, or transfer a user's data in a manner inconsistent with your privacy policy.
    • - You will delete all data you receive from us concerning a user if the user asks you to do so, and will provide a mechanism for users to make such a request.
    • - You will not include data you receive from us concerning a user in any advertising creative.
    • - You will not directly or indirectly transfer any data you receive from us to (or use such data in connection with) any ad network, ad exchange, data broker, or other advertising related toolset, even if a user consents to that transfer or use.
    • - You will not sell user data. If you are acquired by or merge with a third party, you can continue to use user data within your application, but you cannot transfer user data outside of your application.
    • - We can require you to delete user data if you use it in a way that we determine is inconsistent with users' expectations.
    • - We can limit your access to data.
    • - You will comply with all other restrictions contained in our DeshiSmash Platform Policies.
  • You will not give us information that you independently collect from a user or a user's content without that user's consent.
  • You will make it easy for users to remove or disconnect from your application.
  • You will make it easy for users to contact you. We can also share your email address with users and others claiming that you have infringed or otherwise violated their rights.
  • You will provide customer support for your application.
  • You will not show third party ads or web search boxes on www. deshismash.com.
  • We give you all rights necessary to use the code, APIs, data, and tools you receive from us.
  • You will not sell, transfer, or sublicense our code, APIs, or tools to anyone.
  • You will not misrepresent your relationship with DeshiSmash to others.
  • You may use the logos we make available to developers or issue a press release or other public statement so long as you follow our DeshiSmash Platform Policies.
  • We can issue a press release describing our relationship with you.
  • You will comply with all applicable laws. In particular you will (if applicable):
    • - have a policy for removing infringing content and terminating repeat infringers that complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
    • - comply with the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), and obtain any opt-in consent necessary from users so that user data subject to the VPPA may be shared on DeshiSmash.
      You represent that any disclosure to us will not be incidental to the ordinary course of your business.
  • We do not guarantee that Platform will always be free.
  • You give us all rights necessary to enable your application to work with DeshiSmash, including the right to incorporate content and information you provide to us into streams, timelines, and user action stories.
  • You give us the right to link to or frame your application, and place content, including ads, around your application.
  • We can analyze your application, content, and data for any purpose, including commercial (such as for targeting the delivery of advertisements and indexing content for search).
  • To ensure your application is safe for users, we can audit it.
  • We can create applications that offer similar features and services to, or otherwise compete with, your application.

9) About Advertisements and Other Commercial Content Served or Enhanced by DeshiSmash

Our goal is to deliver ads and commercial content that are valuable to our users and advertisers. In order to help us do that, you agree to the following:

  • You can use your privacy settings to limit how your name and profile picture may be associated with commercial, sponsored, or related content (such as a brand you like) served or enhanced by us. You give us permission to use your name and profile picture in connection with that content, subject to the limits you place.
  • We do not give your content or information to advertisers without your consent.
  • You understand that we may not always identify paid services and communications as such.

10) Special Provisions Applicable to Advertisers

You can target your desired audience by buying ads on DeshiSmash or our publisher network. The following additional terms apply to you if you place an order through our online advertising portal (Order):

  • When you place an Order, you will tell us the type of advertising you want to buy, the amount you want to spend, and your bid. If we accept your Order, we will deliver your ads as inventory becomes available. When serving your ad, we do our best to deliver the ads to the audience you specify, although we cannot guarantee in every instance that your ad will reach its intended target.
  • In instances where we believe doing so will enhance the effectiveness of your advertising campaign, we may broaden the targeting criteria you specify.
  • You will pay for your Orders in accordance with our Payments Terms. The amount you owe will be calculated based on our tracking mechanisms.
  • Your ads will comply with our Advertising Guidelines.
  • We will determine the size, placement, and positioning of your ads.
  • We do not guarantee the activity that your ads will receive, such as the number of clicks your ads will get.
  • We cannot control how clicks are generated on your ads. We have systems that attempt to detect and filter certain click activity, but we are not responsible for click fraud, technological issues, or other potentially invalid click activity that may affect the cost of running ads.
  • You can cancel your Order at any time through our online portal, but it may take up to 24 hours before the ad stops running. You are responsible for paying for all ads that run.
  • Our license to run your ad will end when we have completed your Order. You understand, however, that if users have interacted with your ad, your ad may remain until the users delete it.
  • We can use your ads and related content and information for marketing or promotional purposes.
  • You will not issue any press release or make public statements about your relationship with DeshiSmash without our prior written permission.
  • We may reject or remove any ad for any reason.
  • If you are placing ads on someone else's behalf, you must have permission to place those ads, including the following:
    • - You warrant that you have the legal authority to bind the advertiser to this Statement.
    • - You agree that if the advertiser you represent violates this Statement, we may hold you responsible for that violation.

11) Special Provisions Applicable to Pages

If you create or administer a Page on DeshiSmash, you agree to our Pages Terms.

12) Special Provisions Applicable to Software

  • If you download our software, such as a stand-alone software product or a browser plugin, you agree that from time to time, the software may download upgrades, updates and additional features from us in order to improve, enhance and further develop the software.
  • You will not modify, create derivative works of, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us, unless you are expressly permitted to do so under an open source license or we give you express written permission.

13) Amendments

  • We can change this Statement if we provide you notice (by posting the change on the DeshiSmash Site Governance Page) and an opportunity to comment. To get notice of any future changes to this Statement, visit our DeshiSmash Site Governance Page and "like" the Page.
  • For changes to sections 7, 8, 9, and 11 (sections relating to payments, application developers, website operators, and advertisers), we will give you a minimum of three days notice.
    For all other changes we will give you a minimum of seven days notice. Comments to proposed changes will be made on the DeshiSmash Site Governance Page.
  • If more than 7,000 users post a substantive comment on a particular proposed change, we will also give you the opportunity to participate in a vote in which you will be provided alternatives.
    The vote shall be binding on us if more than 30% of all active registered users as of the date of the notice vote.
  • If we make changes to policies referenced in or incorporated by this Statement, we may provide notice on the Site Governance Page.
  • We can make changes for legal or administrative reasons, or to correct an inaccurate statement, upon notice without opportunity to comment.
  • Your continued use of DeshiSmash following changes to our terms constitutes your acceptance of our amended terms.

14) Termination

If you violate the letter or spirit of this Statement, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing all or part of DeshiSmash to you. We will notify you by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account. You may also delete your account or disable your application at any time. In all such cases, this Statement shall terminate, but the following provisions will still apply: 2.2, 2.4, 3-5, 8.2, 9.1-9.3, 9.9, 9.10, 9.13, 9.15, 9.18, 10.3, 11.2, 11.5, 11.6, 11.9, 11.12, 11.13, and 15-19.

15) Disputes

  • You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute (claim) you have with us arising out of or relating to this Statement or DeshiSmash exclusively in a state or federal court located in Santa Clara County. The laws of the State of California will govern this Statement, as well as any claim that might arise between you and us, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in Santa Clara County, California for the purpose of litigating all such claims.
  • If anyone brings a claim against us related to your actions, content or information on DeshiSmash, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim. Although we provide rules for user conduct, we do not control or direct users' actions on DeshiSmash and are not responsible for the content or information users transmit or share on DeshiSmash. We are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content or information you may encounter on DeshiSmash. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, or any user of DeshiSmash.
  • WE TRY TO KEEP DeshiSmash UP, BUG-FREE, AND SAFE, BUT YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE PROVIDING DeshiSmash AS IS WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT DeshiSmash WILL ALWAYS BE SAFE, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DeshiSmash WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DISRUPTIONS, DELAYS OR IMPERFECTIONS. DeshiSmash IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE 1542, WHICH SAYS: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS STATEMENT OR DeshiSmash, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THIS STATEMENT OR DeshiSmash WILL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100) OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID US IN THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, DeshiSmash 'S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

16) Special Provisions Applicable to Users Outside the United States

We strive to create a global community with consistent standards for everyone, but we also strive to respect local laws. The following provisions apply to users and non-users who interact with DeshiSmash outside the United States:

  • You consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
  • If you are located in a country embargoed by the United States, or are on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals you will not engage in commercial activities on DeshiSmash (such as advertising or payments) or operate a Platform application or website.
  • Certain specific terms that apply only for Gemran users are available here.

17) Definitions

  • By " DeshiSmash " we mean the features and services we make available, including through (a) our website at www. deshiSmash.com and any other DeshiSmash branded or co-branded websites (including sub-domains, international versions, widgets, and mobile versions); (b) our Platform; (c) social plugins such as the Like button, the Share button and other similar offerings and (d) other media, software (such as a toolbar), devices, or networks now existing or later developed.
  • By "Platform" we mean a set of APIs and services (such as content) that enable others, including application developers and website operators, to retrieve data from DeshiSmash or provide data to us.
  • By "information" we mean facts and other information about you, including actions taken by users and non-users who interact with DeshiSmash.
  • By "content" we mean anything you or other users post on DeshiSmash that would not be included in the definition of information.
  • By "data" or "user data" or "user's data" we mean any data, including a user's content or information that you or third parties can retrieve from DeshiSmash or provide to DeshiSmash through Platform.
  • By "post" we mean post on DeshiSmash or otherwise make available by using DeshiSmash.
  • By "use" we mean use, copy, publicly perform or display, distribute, modify, translate, and create derivative works of.
  • By "active registered user" we mean a user who has logged into DeshiSmash at least once in the previous 30 days.
  • By "application" we mean any application or website that uses or accesses Platform, as well as anything else that receives or has received data from us. If you no longer access Platform but have not deleted all data from us, the term application will apply until you delete the data.

18) Other

  • If you are a resident of or have your principal place of business in the US or Canada, this Statement is an agreement between you and DeshiSmash, Inc. Otherwise, this Statement is an agreement between you and DeshiSmash Limited. References to "us," "we," and "our" mean either DeshiSmash, Inc. or DeshiSmash Limited, as appropriate.
  • This Statement makes up the entire agreement between the parties regarding DeshiSmash, and supersedes any prior agreements.
  • If any portion of this Statement is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.
  • If we fail to enforce any of this Statement, it will not be considered a waiver.
  • Any amendment to or waiver of this Statement must be made in writing and signed by us.
  • You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Statement to anyone else without our consent.
  • All of our rights and obligations under this Statement are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
  • Nothing in this Statement shall prevent us from complying with the law.
  • This Statement does not confer any third party beneficiary rights.
  • We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.
  • You will comply with all applicable laws when using or accessing DeshiSmash.

You may also want to review the following documents, which provide additional information about your use of DeshiSmash:

  • Data Use Policy: The Data Use Policy contains information to help you understand how we collect and use information.
  • Payment Terms: These additional terms apply to all payments made on or through DeshiSmash.
  • Platform Page: This page helps you better understand what happens when you add a third-party application or use DeshiSmash Connect, including how they may access and use your data.
  • DeshiSmash Platform Policies: These guidelines outline the policies that apply to applications, including Connect sites.
  • Advertising Guidelines: These guidelines outline the policies that apply to advertisements placed on DeshiSmash.
  • Promotions Guidelines: These guidelines outline the policies that apply if you offer contests, sweepstakes, and other types of promotions on DeshiSmash.
  • Brand Permissions Center: These guidelines outline the policies that apply to use of DeshiSmash trademarks, logos and screenshots.
  • How to Report Claims of Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Pages Terms: These guidelines apply to your use of DeshiSmash Pages.
  • Community Standards: These guidelines outline our expectations regarding the content you post to DeshiSmash and your activity on DeshiSmash.

To access the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities in several different languages, change the language setting for your DeshiSmash session by clicking on the language link in the left corner of most pages. If the Statement is not available in the language you select, we will default to the English version.

DeshiSmash Principles

We are building DeshiSmash to make the world more open and transparent, which we believe will create greater understanding and connection. DeshiSmash promotes openness and transparency by giving individuals greater power to share and connect, and certain principles guide DeshiSmash in pursuing these goals. Achieving these principles should be constrained only by limitations of law, technology, and evolving social norms. We therefore establish these Principles as the foundation of the rights and responsibilities of those within the DeshiSmash Service.

  • Freedom to Share and Connect: People should have the freedom to share whatever information they want, in any medium and any format, and have the right to connect online with anyone - any person, organization or service - as long as they both consent to the connection.
  • Ownership and Control of Information: People should own their information. They should have the freedom to share it with anyone they want and take it with them anywhere they want, including removing it from the DeshiSmash Service. People should have the freedom to decide with whom they will share their information, and to set privacy controls to protect those choices. Those controls, however, are not capable of limiting how those who have received information may use it, particularly outside the DeshiSmash Service.
  • Free Flow of Information: People should have the freedom to access all of the information made available to them by others. People should also have practical tools that make it easy, quick, and efficient to share and access this information.
  • Fundamental Equality: Every Person - whether individual, advertiser, developer, organization, or other entity - should have representation and access to distribution and information within the DeshiSmash Service, regardless of the Person's primary activity. There should be a single set of principles, rights, and responsibilities that should apply to all People using the DeshiSmash Service.
  • Social Value: People should have the freedom to build trust and reputation through their identity and connections, and should not have their presence on the DeshiSmash Service removed for reasons other than those described in DeshiSmash 's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Open Platforms and Standards: People should have programmatic interfaces for sharing and accessing the information available to them. The specifications for these interfaces should be published and made available and accessible to everyone.
  • Fundamental Service: People should be able to use DeshiSmash for free to establish a presence, connect with others, and share information with them. Every Person should be able to use the DeshiSmash Service regardless of his or her level of participation or contribution.
  • Common Welfare: The rights and responsibilities of DeshiSmash and the People that use it should be described in a Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, which should not be inconsistent with these Principles.
  • Transparent Process: DeshiSmash should publicly make available information about its purpose, plans, policies, and operations. DeshiSmash should have a town hall process of notice and comment and a system of voting to encourage input and discourse on amendments to these Principles or to the Rights and Responsibilities.
  • One World: The DeshiSmash Service should transcend geographic and national boundaries and be available to everyone in the world.

DeshiSmash Community Standards

DeshiSmash gives people around the world the power to publish their own stories, see the world through the eyes of many other people, and connect and share wherever they go. The conversation that happens on DeshiSmash - and the opinions expressed here - mirror the diversity of the people using DeshiSmash.
To balance the needs and interests of a global population, DeshiSmash protects expression that meets the community standards outlined on this page.
Please review these standards. They will help you understand what type of expression is acceptable, and what type of content may be reported and removed.

  • Violence and Threats: Safety is DeshiSmash 's top priority. You may not credibly threaten to harm others, or organize acts of real-world violence. We remove content and may escalate to law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety. We also prohibit promoting, planning or celebrating any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others, including theft and vandalism.
  • Self-Harm: DeshiSmash takes threats of self-harm very seriously. We remove any promotion or encouragement of self-mutilation, eating disorders or hard drug abuse. We also work with suicide prevention agencies around the world to provide assistance for people in distress.
  • Bullying and Harassment: DeshiSmash does not tolerate bullying or harassment. We allow users to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but take action on all reports of abusive behavior directed at private individuals. Repeatedly targeting other users with unwanted friend requests or messages is a form of harassment.
  • Hate Speech: DeshiSmash does not permit hate speech. While we encourage you to challenge ideas, institutions, events, and practices, it is a serious violation to attack a person based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.
  • Graphic Content: People use DeshiSmash to share events through photos and videos. We understand that graphic imagery is a regular component of current events, but must balance the needs of a diverse community. Sharing any graphic content for sadistic pleasure is prohibited.
  • Nudity and Pornography: DeshiSmash has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and imposes limitations on the display of nudity. At the same time, we aspire to respect people's right to share content of personal importance, whether those are photos of a sculpture like Michelangelo's David or family photos of a child breastfeeding.
  • Identity and Privacy: On DeshiSmash people connect and share using their real identities. This culture creates accountability and builds trust and safety for everyone. Claiming to be another person, creating multiple accounts, or falsely representing an organization undermines community and violates DeshiSmash's terms. Finally, you may not publish other people's personal information.
  • Intellectual Property: Before sharing content on DeshiSmash, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights.
  • Phishing and Spam: We take the safety of our members seriously and work to prevent attempts to compromise their privacy or security. We also ask that you respect our members by not contacting them for commercial purposes without their consent.
  • Reporting Abuse: If you see something on DeshiSmash that you believe violates our terms, you should report it to us. Please keep in mind that reporting a piece of content does not guarantee that it will be removed from the site.
    Because of the diversity of our community, it's possible that something could be disagreeable or disturbing to you without meeting the criteria for being removed or blocked. For this reason, we also offer personal controls over what you see, such as the ability to hide or quietly cut ties with people, Pages, or applications that offend you.