Welcome to Paper2Publish! Our user community is filled with diverse people from all over the world. Each of our users contributes to building and maintaining our vibrant user community. In order to maintain the quality and standards of our community and to ensure that our users feel safe and respected while using our Platform, we have created these Community Guidelines. Please read these Guidelines carefully and apply them in your interactions with other users. We take these Guidelines quite seriously and reserve the right to deactivate/suspend your account if you are found to be violating them.
Our Guidelines, broadly speaking, cover the following:
Please be respectful of other users and the property of other writers, whether on this Platform or not. Some things to keep in mind are:
Please ensure that the username you choose for your account is not discriminatory, hateful, or explicit.
Do not harass, bully, abuse, demean or threaten other users. If a Paper2Publish user is engaging in any of the above behaviour towards you, please let us know.
While criticism is always encouraged, please ensure that your criticism of a user’s work/comments is constructive, respectful, and helpful. We would recommend that you focus on the work/comment itself rather than its author.
Please ensure that none of your activities on our Platform prevent the proper functioning of another user’s device, or our Platform itself. This includes, without limitation, the distribution of viruses, worms, trojans, DDOS attacks, or any other such material/activities.
Please ensure that your posts/comments on the Platform are on-topic and relevant to the discussion at hand. This also means that you should not be spamming other users or the Platform for reviews or self-promotion of your work. This includes the posting of unsolicited content or links to other websites/your own work.
Do not post any illegal or pornographic content, or links to such content.
Don’t pretend to be someone that you are not. While this does not mean that you have to use your real name while using our Platform, please do not impersonate another individual, or behave in a way that will cause other users to believe that you are someone else.
Do not disclose any personally identifiable information of users, i.e. “doxing” (this includes their real name, address, email ID, phone number, or any other such data). We reserve the right to permanently ban you if we determine that any such actions were intentional.
Do not use any services (whether automated or not) to artificially inflate any of your profile metrics, or increase interactions. Do not create multiple accounts for any reason, including but not limited to increasing the popularity of profiles, generating links to third-party websites, or interacting with Paper2Publish staff. We reserve the right to permanently ban you if we determine that any such actions were intentional.
While we cannot monitor or be held liable for the behaviour of Paper2Publish users on third-party platforms, we reserve the right to suspend/delete your account should we be made aware of any conduct on third-party platforms that violates these Guidelines. We therefore encourage you to maintain a respectful and helpful presence on the internet in general.
We reserve the right to suspend/delete your account if we are made aware of behaviour on third-party platforms which in our sole discretion reflects badly on us or may be seen to be damaging to our reputation, while you are representing yourself to be a Paper2Publish-published author on such third-party platforms. Should the need arise, we may also notify local law enforcement of any such actions that we may be made aware of, and will cooperate with them accordingly.
The above Guidelines are not an exhaustive list, and we reserve the right to delete/suspend accounts whose activities in our sole discretion are not in line with the community/image that we wish to maintain and represent us through the Platform.
Please ensure that any content you create/post/submit on the Platform is in accordance with these guidelines.
At Paper2Publish, we welcome all manner of opinions and beliefs, even if they may be controversial. However, we reserve the right to remove (at our sole discretion) any content that may be seen as harmful, threatening, discriminatory, or bigoted.
Examples of content we do not allow on the Platform include:
Any content that may be seen to be encouraging acts of violence, including but not limited to supporting or celebrating terrorist organizations and their leaders, or any content which incites others to commit acts of violence, destruction, or self-harm.
Any content that promotes or encourages hate, violence, or discrimination against a person or group based on race, caste, religion, nationality, creed, cultural or ethnic background, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Any content which exposes users or Paper2Publish to harmful software or websites. You are solely responsible for the safety and validity of any outgoing links you post. There are no circumstances under which such content as mentioned above is acceptable on the Platform.
We may allow some mature content on the Platform. Any such content must be marked as Mature and is only intended for users above the age of 18. In order to view such content, you must confirm to Paper2Publish that you are above the age of 18 and are willing to view this content. Providing context and clarifying intent in the content title and description are also very important, and we reserve the right to remove such Mature content at our discretion.
While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that users under the age of 18 do not view or access such Mature content, we cannot be held liable for any such unauthorized access. We reserve the right to suspend/deactivate user accounts that have accessed such mature content if we determine that the owner of that account is under the age of 18.
With respect to our mobile applications, please ensure that any such mature content complies with the applicable requirements of the iOS/Android app stores. We may ask you to amend or modify such content in order to ensure compliance with these policies.
We do not allow the posting of pornographic content, and reserve the right to ban/suspend accounts that post such material.
Advertisements and Spam
We do not allow users to promote or solicit for any third-party products or services on the Platform. Please also do not post irrelevant, repetitive, or unwanted content. We may suspend/deactivate your account if we determine that your account has been engaged in such behaviour.
Reports and Feedback
At Paper2Publish, we are committed to fostering a healthy community and promoting diversity of thought and opinion. Nevertheless, if you feel that any content violates these Community Guidelines, please let us know. We may notify the poster/owner of such content and will let them know what corrective actions can be taken. In particularly egregious cases, we may suspend or deactivate such users who violate the Guidelines.
Breach of any of these Guidelines may result in the suspension or termination of your account. Depending on the nature of the breach, we may also notify local law enforcement or other relevant authorities. We therefore request that you take these Guidelines and the intention behind them with the appropriate seriousness.
We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and healthy environment for our users. This means that we are open to feedback and revising our policies and Guidelines from time to time. If you have suggestions for how we can improve in our handling of the community, please let us know.