Terms of Service Violations & Legal Issues

AdButler is a SparkLIT Networks Inc product and follows all it's agreements and policies.



Users of the AdButler site agree to abide by our General Terms of Service and Membership Agreement.

AdButler services are used for communication, self-expression and freedom of speech. We believe our services promote these values.

All complaints and requests for action must be submitted via mail or fax; we cannot respond to email or telephone complaints. Our technical support staff will not be able to assist you with legal matters.

We respect our users' ownership of and responsibility for the content they choose to share. We believe that censoring this content is contrary to our goals as a service.

However, there are some boundaries as to the type of content that may be hosted, linked, or in any way connected with AdButler. The boundaries are those which allow us to comply with legal requirements and that serve to enhance the service for everyone.

CATEGORIES OF LEGAL ISSUES:
1. PERSONAL ABUSE

Definition:
 Linking, referring to, uploading, posting, emailing or otherwise transmitting any Content that is threatening, abusive, tortious, defamatory, or libelous.

AdButler is one of the world's largest online services, and it should come as no surprise that users occasionally link, or otherwise refer to materials that someone may find objectionable. Unfortunately, AdButler cannot evaluate the propriety of the hundreds of thousands of new advertisements, links, or referrals made on its service each day. For example, we are simply not in any position to evaluate an allegation that a particular post is defamatory.

It is for this reason that under United States federal law (47 U.S.C.), service providers like AdButler are not liable for content posted to their services by third parties. Accordingly, AdButler will not, as a matter of practice, remove links or referrals based on allegations of abuse without legal process that AdButler reasonably believes compels a response. By contrast, where a party presents a court order establishing that particular content is abusive and should be removed, AdButler will respond as it believes appropriate. We will also respond appropriately to intellectual property claims, and may remove any post as we see fit, in accordance with our Terms of Service.



Procedure:
 All requests or information related to subpoenas and court orders in conjunction with abuse should be mailed or faxed to SparkLIT headquarters, attention: Legal Department

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2. SUBPOENA/COURT ORDER

Definition:
 Any legal process that AdButler reasonably believes compels a response.

Procedure:
 All requests or information related to subpoenas and court orders in conjunction with abuse should be mailed or faxed to SparkLIT headquarters, attention: Legal Department

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3. ILLEGAL PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL

Definition:
 Posting, linking to, referring to, or otherwise causing to appear, any material AdButler reasonably believes to constitute or solicit illegal activity, including but not limited to: child pornography, pedophilia, incest, bestiality.

Procedure:
 Fill out and send a Legal Issue Submission Form.
Select "Posting of Illegal Material" under "Specify Your Issue"

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4. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Definition:
 It is AdButler's policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright violation

Procedure:
 Fill out and send a Legal Issue Submission Form
Select "Copyright Infringement" under "Specify Your Issue"
In the description, include URL's that contain the specific posts that you believe are in violation; where appropriate, provide a description of the posts, including user name and a description of contents. Also include information required for DMCA compliance.

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5. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

Definition:
 We do not allow the publishing of private confidential information (for example credit card numbers, social security numbers, driver's license numbers)

Procedure:
 Fill out and send a Legal Issue Submission Form
Select "Violations of Privacy" under "Specify Your Issue"

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6. UNLAWFUL USE OF SERVICES

Definition:
 Our products and services should not be used for unlawful purposes or for the promotion of illegal activities.

Procedure:
 Fill out and send a Legal Issue Submission Form

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7. HATEFUL CONTENT

Definition:
 Users may not publish material that promotes hate toward groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity.

Procedure:
 Fill out and send a Legal Issue Submission Form

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8. VIOLENT CONTENT

Definition:
 Users may not publish direct threats of violence against any person or group of people.

Procedure:
 Fill out and send a Legal Issue Submission Form

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9. SPAM, MALICIOUS CODES AND VIRUSES

Definition:
 We do not allow transmitting of viruses, malware and unsolicited commercial ads.

Procedure:
 Fill out and send a Legal Issue Submission Form

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