Acceptable Use Policy for BiTSR Users

In order to protect the experience and safety of people who use BiTSR, there are some limitations on the type of content and behavior that we allow. These limitations are set forth in the BiTSR Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") below.
We reserve the right to monitor compliance as we deem reasonable, including by automated systems or from spot checking activity. BiTSR has no obligation to conduct any specific monitoring of users. BiTSR does not ordinarily monitor private chat rooms, but we reserve the right to monitor such rooms, including when we receive reports of non-compliant behavior.
The BiTSR AUP (along with all incorporated policies), End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy collectively make up the "BiTSR User Agreement" that governs a user's access to and use of BiTSR's services.
All individuals accessing or using BiTSR's services must adhere to the policies set forth in the BiTSR AUP. Failure to do so may result in BiTSR taking one or more of the following enforcement actions:
  • requiring you to delete prohibited content before you can again create new rooms and interact with other BiTSR users;
  • temporarily limiting your ability to create rooms or interact with other BiTSR users;
  • asking you to verify account ownership with a phone number or email address; or
  • permanently suspending your account(s).Double Click to Edit
If you attempt to evade a permanent suspension by creating new accounts, we will suspend your new accounts.

Please note that we may need to change the AUP from time to time and reserve the right to do so. The most current version is always available at https://BiTSRapp.com.

The policies set forth in the BiTSR AUP govern organic content on our platform.

Content and Use

Intellectual Property

Trademark:  We reserve the right to suspend accounts or take other appropriate action when someone's brand or trademark, including business name and/or logo, is used in a manner that may mislead or confuse others about your brand affiliation.

Copyright:
 We will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright infringement.

Graphic Violence and Adult Content

We consider graphic violence to be any form of gory media related to death, serious injury, violence, or surgical procedures. We consider adult content to be any media that is pornographic and/or may be intended to cause sexual arousal.
BiTSR allows some forms of graphic violence and/or adult content in rooms marked as private. However, you may not use such content in your profile or header images. Additionally, BiTSR may sometimes require you to remove excessively graphic violence out of respect for the deceased and their families if we receive a request from their family or an authorized representative. 

Unlawful Use

You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. By using BiTSR, you agree to comply with all applicable laws governing your online conduct and content.

Trends

At times, we may prevent certain content from trending or spreading. This includes content that violates the BiTSR AUP, as well as content that may attempt to manipulate trends, such as fake news.

Misuse of BiTSR

You may not use BiTSR to spread information that is knowingly false or malicious. While we cannot monitor all content, if we become aware of a pattern of deceptive, harmful, or false content presented in a public or private room by you, we may disable or terminate your account.

Misuse of Usernames

Selling usernames: You may not buy or sell BiTSR usernames.

Username squatting:
You may not engage in username squatting. Some of the factors we take into consideration when determining whether conduct is username squatting include:
  • the number of accounts created;
  • the creation of accounts for the purpose of preventing others from using those account names;
  • the creation of accounts for the purpose of selling those accounts; and
  • the use of third-party content feeds to update and maintain accounts under the names of those third parties.
Please note that BiTSR may also remove accounts that are inactive for more than six months. 

Abusive Behavior

We believe in freedom of expression and open dialogue, but that means little as an underlying philosophy if voices are silenced because people are afraid to speak up. In order to ensure that people feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs, we prohibit behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user's voice.
Context matters when evaluating for abusive behavior and determining appropriate enforcement actions. Factors we may take into consideration include, but are not limited to whether:
  • the behavior is targeted at an individual or group of people;
  • the report has been filed by the target of the abuse or a bystander;
  • the behavior is newsworthy and in the legitimate public interest.

Violence and Physical Harm

Violence: You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people. This includes, but is not limited to, threatening or promoting terrorism. You also may not affiliate with organizations that - whether by their own statements or activity both on and off the platform - use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes.

Suicide or self-harm: You may not promote or encourage suicide or self-harm. When we receive reports that a person is threatening suicide or self-harm, we may take a number of steps to assist them, such as reaching out to that person and providing resources such as contact information for our mental health partners.

Child sexual exploitation: You may not promote child sexual exploitation. 

Abuse and hateful conduct

Abuse: You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else's voice.

Unwanted sexual advances: You may not direct abuse at someone by sending unwanted sexual content, objectifying them in a sexually explicit manner, or otherwise engaging in sexual misconduct.

Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.

Hateful imagery and display names: You may not use hateful images or symbols in your profile image or profile header. You also may not use your username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behavior, such as targeted harassment or expressing hate towards a person, group, or protected category.

Private information and intimate media

Private information: You may not publish or post other people's private information without their express authorization and permission. Definitions of private information may vary depending on local laws.

Intimate media: You may not post or share intimate photos or videos of someone that were produced or distributed without their consent.

Threats to expose / hack: You may not threaten to expose someone's private information or intimate media. You also may not threaten to hack or break into someone's digital information.

Impersonation

You may not impersonate individuals, groups, or organizations in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others. While you may maintain parody, fan, commentary, or similar rooms, you may not do so if the intent of the account is to engage in spamming or abusive behavior

Spam and Security

We strive to protect people on BiTSR from technical abuse and spam.
To promote a stable and secure environment on BiTSR, you may not do, or attempt to do, any of the following while accessing or using BiTSR:
  • Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of BiTSR, BiTSR's computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of BiTSR's providers.
  • Probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network, or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures.
  • Access or search, or attempt to access or search, BiTSR by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by BiTSR (and only pursuant to the applicable terms and conditions), unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with BiTSR. Note that crawling or scraping BiTSR without our prior consent is expressly prohibited.
  • Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use BiTSR to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information.
  • Interfere with or disrupt the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing BiTSR's services, or by scripting the creation of content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on BiTSR.
Any accounts engaging in the following activities may be temporarily locked or subject to permanent suspension:
  • Malware/Phishing: You may not publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another person's mobile device, browser or computer or to compromise a person's privacy.
  • Spam: You may not use BiTSR's services for the purpose of spamming anyone. Spam is generally defined on BiTSR as bulk or aggressive activity that attempts to manipulate or disrupt BiTSR or the experience of users on BiTSR to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming include:
  • if you have followed and/or unfollowed a large number of of accounts in a short time period, particularly by automated means (aggressive following or follower churn);
  • if your streams or Direct Messages consist mainly of links shared without commentary; o if a large number of people have blocked you in response to high volumes of untargeted, unsolicited, or duplicative content or engagements from your account;
  • if a large number of spam complaints have been filed against you;
  • if you post duplicative or substantially similar content, replies, or mentions over multiple accounts or multiple duplicate updates on one account, or create duplicate or substantially similar accounts;
  • if you post multiple updates to a trending or popular topic with an intent to subvert or manipulate the topic to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives;
  • if you send large numbers of unsolicited replies or follower/friend requests;
  • if you add users to lists in a bulk or aggressive manner;
  • if you are randomly or aggressively engaging with BiTSR users (e.g., following, adding to lists of followers, etc.) to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives;
  • if you repeatedly post other people's account information as your own (e.g., profile URL, etc.);
  • if you share misleading, deceptive, or malicious content (e.g., affiliate links, links to malware/clickjacking pages, etc.);
  • if you create fake accounts, account interactions, or impressions;
  • if you sell, purchase, or attempt to artificially inflate account interactions (such as followers, followed, friends, likes, etc.); and
  • if you use or promote third-party services or apps that claim to get you more followers, or likes (such as follower trains, sites promising "more followers fast", or any other site that offers to automatically add followers or engagements to your account or rooms).
Accounts created to replace suspended accounts may be permanently suspended.

Content Access and Visibility

Accounts under investigation or which have been detected as sharing content in violation of the AUP may have their account or visibility limited in various parts of BiTSR, including search and archiving.