Terms of Service
General norms to follow while using Pratilipi
Anything that a user posts on Pratilipi, should stick to the standards mentioned below. This includes all forms of communication, description and sharing of thoughts i.e. Contents published by users; reviews written by readers on contents; messages exchanged between users; profile level details like username, bio, display images, images used in contents etc.
Standards/Code of conduct:
i. The choice of words and the tone should not be disrespectful towards any individual. No personal attacks or harassment of any form would be tolerated.
ii. No Hate speech. Hate speech is anything that incites violence or hatred against people based on their gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, disease, age, caste, sexual orientation or any other such attributes. Any glorification of the same is tantamount to hate-speech.
iii. Breach of Privacy - User should not post anything that belongs to another person, without his/her explicit consent.
iv. Copyright violation - Anything that a user posts should be his/her own creation. Posting another person's content is not allowed.
v. Sexual content isn't allowed.
vi. Users shouldn't post anything which is illegal.
vii. Spam isn't allowed - Ads, promotional contents, duplicate postings, back-links etc are treated as spam.
viii. Any action on the platform through automated programs or scripts isn't allowed.
ix. Any paid means of increasing readership isn't allowed.
x. Fake accounts, phishing and other fraudulent activities aren't allowed.
A breach in the above-mentioned code of conduct would result in any of the following:
i. The reach of your content towards readers will get reduced.
ii. Your account might get suspended or permanently blocked.
iii. Fellow users can take a legal course of action against you.
Pratilipi has the final call to deem an action as breach of code of conduct.
i. Every writer upon publishing their original work on Pratilipi becomes the copyright owner of such work. Copyright owners have exclusive rights to such content and others cannot use the same in any manner unless permitted.
ii. Writers should only publish their own creations on Pratilipi ie. The copyright of the contents should be owned by the writer. If a user violates the copyright of others ie, he/she publishes someone else's content, Pratilipi reserves the right to suspend his/her account. Legal action might also ensue.
iii. After posting a content on Pratilipi, there is no change in the copyright ownership. The copyrights still belong to the authors only. Pratilipi does not own the copyright for any content.
iv. Users should not copy or steal any content from Pratilipi and post on any other medium. This will violate the copyright of the author.
If you find a user indulging in any activity like using abusive language, posting sexual content, using hate speech, violating copyrights etc., please report the user profile to us. Our team will block the user profile within 72 hours of reporting. To report a user on the app, please go to the user profile and look for the '3-dots' button on the top right. You can use the 'Report' option that comes after clicking on the '3-dots' button.
To report a user on the web, please go to the user profile and look for the '!' button on the author's cover image. You can use the 'Report' option that comes after clicking on this button.
If you find a content or a review which is offensive or plagiarized please report the content or the review to us. Our team will take necessary action within 72 hours of reporting. To report a content on the app, please go to the content summary section and look for the '3-dots' button on the top right. You can use the 'Report' option that comes after clicking on the '3-dots' button.
To report a review, please use the '3-dots' button on the review.
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