Our goal is to provide a service that allows you to discover and receive content from sources that interest you as well as to share your content with others. We respect the ownership of the content that users share and each user is responsible for the content he or she provides. Because of these principles, we do not actively monitor userʼs content and will not censor user content, except in limited circumstances described below.
In order to provide the PinkelStar service and the ability to share messages with others, there are some limitations on the type of content that can be published with PinkelStar. These limitations comply with legal requirements and make PinkelStar a better experience for all. We may need to change these rules from time to time and reserve the right to do so. Please check back here to see the latest.
PinkelStar strives to protect its users from spam and abuse. Technical abuse and user abuse is not tolerated on PinkelStar.com, and will result in permanent suspension. Any accounts engaging in the activities speciﬁed below are subject to permanent suspension.
Serial Accounts: You may not create serial accounts for disruptive or abusive purposes, or with overlapping use cases. Mass account creation may result in suspension of all related accounts. Please note that any violation of the PinkelStar Rules is cause for permanent suspension of all accounts.
Username Squatting: You may not engage in username squatting. Accounts that are inactive for more than 6 months may also be removed without further notice. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be username squatting are:
- a) the number of accounts created
- b) creating accounts for the purpose of preventing others from using those account names
- c) creating accounts for the purpose of selling those accounts
- d) using feeds of third-party content to update and maintain accounts under the names of those third parties
Selling user names: Unless you have been speciﬁcally permitted to do so in a separate agreement with PinkelStar, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Services for any purpose, where "Services" is deﬁned as follows: Your use of PinkelStarʼs products, services and web sites (referred to collectively as the “Services” in this document and excluding any services provided to you by PinkelStar under a separate written agreement) is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and PinkelStar.
Malware/Phishing: You may not publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another userʼs browser or computer or to compromise a userʼs privacy.
Spam: You may not use the PinkelStar service for the purpose of spamming anyone. What constitutes “spamming” will evolve as we respond to new tricks and tactics by spammers. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming are:
- a) If you have sent share messages to a large amount of users in a short amount of time;
- b) If your updates consist mainly of links, and not personal updates;
- c) If you post misleading links;
- d) The number of spam complaints that have been ﬁled against you;
- e) If you post duplicate content over multiple accounts or multiple duplicate updates on one account;
- f) If you add a large number of unrelated users to lists in an attempt to spam a service or link;
Pornography: You may not use obscene or pornographic images in either your proﬁle picture or user background
Your account may be suspended for Terms of Service violations if any of the above is true. Accounts created to replace suspended accounts will be permanently suspended.
Accounts engaging in any of these behaviors may be investigated for abuse. Accounts under investigation may be removed from Search for quality. PinkelStar reserves the right to immediately terminate your account without further notice in the event that, in its judgment, you violate these Rules or the Terms of Service.