To use thiswebsite, you must be at least 14 yearsold.If you are age 13 or younger,use of thissite is strictly
By using this site and/or by submitting any content to Holysmoke.org (including posts,photos,comments,
and any other material), you agree to the following terms:
1. Acceptable Use
The purpose of thiswebsite is to allow our users to exercise their rightsunder the First Amendment.This
means you can use this site to share your thoughts,views, comments, storiesand opinionswith the world.
However,the rightsestablished by the First Amendment are not unlimited.We thereforerequire you to
comply with the following standards:
? Submissionsmust be factually true.Publishing false statements can,depending on other factors,subject
the author to significant civil and/or criminal liability.Only post factually true information,or mattersof
personal opinion which are clearly identified as such.
? By posting any content on Holysmoke.org, you represent and warrant that your submission is factually
true,and not unlawful (i.e.,not an invasion of privacy).
? Submissionsmust be fair and not misleading.For example,if someone wasarrested for a crime and the
chargeswere later dropped or the defendant was found not guilty, you should include that information in
your post.In other words,don?t leave out important detailsthat make your story misleading.
? Submissions should contain your real contact info (name/email).Asa general rule,we will protect the
identity of our usersto the fullest extent permitted by law,but we may be required to release information
when served with a valid subpoena or court order.If you are extremely concerned about protecting your
identity,it isOK to use a pseudonym.
2. Prohibited Use
You must also comply with the following standards:
Do not post false,defamatory,or otherwise unlawful material.You are legally responsible for your words,
so please don?t lie.
Do not post material that violatesanother person?s intellectual property rights (copyrights,etc.).
Do not post nudity,pornography or obscenity,including but not limited to ?revenge porn?.
Refrain from profanity/vulgarity.
Do not post threatsof violence/harm.
Do not post imagesof minor children except when relevant to the story (i.e.,a kidnappingcase).
Do not post hate speech such as commentsattacking other people for their sexual orientation,gender
identity,race,religion,national origin,or physical/mental disability,except when necessary to the story (i.e.,
Can you believe Donald Trump said the following thingsabout thisgroup of people? .??)
Do not bully or harassanyone (criticism isOK when warranted,but please exercise restraint and common
NEVERencourage any form of self-harm (cutting/suicide,etc.)