Content Guidelines

Content Guidelines

Effective date: September 7th 2021

Terap is a place for independent content creation for mental well-being and support. We host and celebrate a diverse range of thought and discussion. The following guidelines outline what is and is not acceptable on Terap. We have the exclusive right to interpret and enforce these guidelines, although we may consult outside experts, research, and industry best practices in doing so. If you encounter content that may be in breach of these guidelines or have any questions about them, you can email us at info@terap.me.

If we determine that any content is in breach of these guidelines, we may remove it, hide it from public view, or impose other restrictions. This is an evolving document: we reserve the right to update these Content Guidelines at our discretion and without notice.

Legal

Please respect people’s intellectual property and don’t infringe on their privacy or any other legal rights. Don’t publish anything that violates laws or regulations. You and you alone are responsible for the content you publish on Terap, and liable for any harm caused by the content you publish.

In General

We want Terap to be a safe place for the sharing, discussion and expression of sensitive topics around mental well-being. At the same time, we believe that critique and discussion of controversial issues are part of robust discourse, so we work to find a reasonable balance between these two priorities. In all cases, Terap does not allow harassment or threats.

Hate

Terap cannot be used to publish content or fund initiatives that call for violence, exclusion, or segregation based on protected classes. Offending behavior includes serious attacks on people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or medical condition.

Private information

You may not publish or post other people's private information (such as home phone number and address) without their express authorization and permission. We also prohibit threatening to expose private information or incentivizing others to do so.

Plagiarism

Do not publish any material that was created by someone else and claim it as your own.

Impersonation

We don’t allow impersonation, which includes posing as another person, brand, or organization. This applies to Terap itself: don’t use Terap’s name, logo, or trademark in any way that misrepresents the company or misleads others.

People restricted from making money on Terap

Terap’s payments are processed through Stripe, which excludes certain types of businesses from using their service. Please refer to the Stripe Service Agreement and Stripe’s restricted businesses for more information about restricted business categories and practices.

Harmful and illegal activities

We don’t allow content that promotes harmful or illegal activities, including material that advocates, threatens, or shows you causing harm to yourself, other people, or animals.

Nudity, porn, erotica

We don’t allow porn or sexually exploitative content. We allow artistic expressions of nudity and erotica on Terap as long as such content supports what Terap unilaterally accepts as a therapeutic discourse, but we may hide it from Terap’s discovery features, including search and Terap.me.

Terap audience, the Terapees

The philosophy behind these guidelines also applies to Terap’s visitors and subscribers. We believe that Terapers are most capable of managing their communities of Terapees, but there are some occasions when we will review reports of Terapees’ behavior.