We believe in every person's right to share their thoughts, feelings and perspectives freely with their community. In fact, the Bonfire platform is centered around this core concept. To empower our communities to share and govern accordingly, we enforce a high-level free speech rule surrounding the types of discussions that are considered 'acceptable conduct'.
Some posts may appear abusive when viewed in isolation but may not be when viewed in the context of a larger conversation. When we review this type of content, it may not be clear whether it is intended to harass an individual, or if it is part of a consensual conversation. We will do our best to interpret these rules as they apply “in context”.
Bonfire is designed to enable our Camps to govern what is acceptable content and use these rules as a fallback. We entrust this momentous task to Camp admins because we know first-hand that members of a community know their peers better than anyone else. As such, we do not engage in every report of questionable conduct and leave content moderation to Camp administrators. Learn more about Camp moderation.
Some content is age-restricted on Bonfire. This includes, but is not limited to:
We reserve the right to restrict posts or media (images, attachments, links, etc) that meet this criteria. If posts inside a Camp—or the Camp itself—contain age-restricted content, we may also make that Camp private.
To avoid content deletion from your Camp with age-restricted content, you must include "18+" or similar in your Camp bio, as well as make the Camp private.
It is our mission to empower communities to grow, create and thrive.
So, we've made it our policy that (in most scenarios) Bonfire will not participate in content moderation inside of Camps. If a Camp feels that something is out of control, we will be notified by our systems and will look into the offending User(s).
There are a few cases where we are required, either by law or by moral obligation, to step in, including but not limited to:
See our Terms of Service for more details on content ownership and copyright violations.
We want to ensure our communities are safe, fun, and positive for all. Provocative content that incites violence towards others (whether individually or in groups) is never tolerated. We will do our best to remove or restrict this content whenever possible.
We also restrict content that isn't age appropriate by placing it behind a private Camp and ensuring it is clearly marked with a minimum age.
Any person accessing or using any of Bonfire’s services must adhere to the policies set forth in these Community and Content Policies. Failure to comply at all times with any of these policies may result in one or more of the following enforcement actions being taken against you:
Content that puts our users at risk of physical harm, including to yourself or others will not be tolerated. Self-expression is the goal of our platform, but we have zero-tolerance for hate.
Bonfire operates in the United States, and will adhere to law enforcement requests for information as it relates to our community guidelines. We will never give out your personal information to third parties, except where required to by law.
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