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Content Guidelines

Last change: 17/02/2020

Spirit is a platform for self-publishing books, whether published as Fanfictions or Original Stories.

In order to maintain a safe and comfortable environment, there are some rules that must be followed. 

Therefore, please, always keep yourself updated about our Terms of Use, that can be read through this link: https://www.spiritfanfiction.com/termos

You may also read and keep yourself updated about our Privacy Policy, that can be read through this link: https://www.spiritfanfiction.com/informacoes/politica-de-privacidade

 

Be aware that every story published here must be in accordance with the Brazilian Law. 

 

The contents added to this platform are published by third parties, in other words, by its users. Therefore, in accordance to the Marco Civil (Law nº 12.965/2014), our administration team has no responsibility for them.

 

Irregular contents (contents that violate our terms and/or the brazilian law) must be reported to tour Report Center. You can report an irregular content by clicking on the three dots on the top of the screen and select “report” option. The report must be done as detailed as possible by sending the proofs needed so our staff can analyze the reported content.

 

In cases of crimes or unlawful acts being commited, the individual, being a legal entity or a natural person, can, and must, seek other means to safeguard their rights. 

 

Spirit has no power, obligation and/or duties outside the platform. 

 

Spirit has no power to carry criminal investigations or apply any legal sanctions. Only the competent/judicial bodies and authorities can do this.

 

Content Guideline

 

I - the user who adds any content on this platform is the only one responsible for it under the law as well as under this platform’s terms of use and these guidelines. You must agree with them before add any content here.

 

II - You are not allowed to add any stories/fanfictions that were not written by yourself. In these cases, the user who published anything that violates another person’s copyright will have his account banned from the platform.

 

III - We do not allow on this platform stories/fanfictions (regardless of Rating) that make an apology for, encourage readers, glorify, demonstrate in a positive way and/or trivialize the following:

 

a. abuse and/or violence against children and/or teenagers. In other words, stories that narrate in a positive and/or detailed way sexual insinuation or intercourse as well as sexual abuse and/or violence against an individual under 18 years old by demonstrating in a positive way those acts. If the described abuse and/or violence is against children under 14 years old, the violation is considerate even more serious.

 

b. the rape of vulnerable and the abuse or neglect of incapacitated. In other words, stories that narrate in a positive and/or detailed way sexual insinuation or intercourse as well as sexual abuse and/or violence against an individual under that due to physical or mental illness has no power to understand, consent or resist to the act.

 

c. rape. In other words, stories that portray in a positive and/or detailed way a non-consensual intercourse.

 

d. suicide, self-harm and self-abuse. In other words, stories that portray in a positive and/or detailed way, glorify, defend or trivialize acts such as suicide, acts of self-injuries (physical and/or psychological) and eating disorders.

 

e. criminal conduct and violence. In other words, stories that portray in a positive and/or detailed way, glorify and/or encourage criminal practices, instigating the readers to commit such crimes.

 

f. racism, discrimination and hate speech. In other words, stories that encourage, instigate violence or discrimination against any ethnic groups, nationality, religion, disability, illness, gender, gender identity, age or sexual orientation.

 

g. drug abuse. In other words, stories that encourage, portray in a positive way, glorify drug abuse, instigating the readers to use them.

 

h. abuse or violence against animals. In other words, stories that portray in a positive and/or detailed way abuse or violence against animals.

 

i. cruel, insensitive and/or immoral acts that are severely and detailed described.

 

j. illegal and/or immoral sex acts, such as bestiality and necrophilia. In other words, stories that portray those acts in a positive and/or detailed way.

 

Original Stories/Fanfictions that make apologies for (speaks in favor of) the mentioned above will be immediately removed from the platform and the author may be warned or banned, depending on the severity of the case and/or recurrence.

 

IV - You are not allowed to advertise (spam practices) on another user’s stories/fanfictions. In other words, you are not allowed to spread stories links or other websites links through someone else's story comment section. Users that do the mentioned above will be warned or banned, depending on the severity of the case and/or recurrence.

 

V - Be offensive to other members on the platform, whether users or staff, can lead you to get warned or banned, depending on the severity of the case or recurrence.

 

VI - It's forbidden requiring readers (on your notes, chapters, timeline and/or comment section) to add your story to their favorite list, rate it or leave reviews/comments so your story will be update quickly or for you won’t stop writing it or for you to write longer chapters. It’s also forbidden offering products or values (sweepstakes, gifts, etc.) under the same conditions mentioned. Those acts will result in the story being removed from the platform.

 

VII - It's forbidden to misuse the comment section. In other words, it's not allowed to use the comment section for purposes other than comment on the story, such as random conversations or messages with inappropriate content. The author may be jointly responsible for the misuse of the comment section if he/she also participates in the irregular comment or omits (do not remove and/or report them) in order to benefit from any popularity ranks. The reader's comment will be removed and the author's story may be removed and all the offenders users may be warned or banned, depending on the severity of the case and/or recurrence.

 

VIII - It's forbidden to misuse the Report Center and the Stories Publish System. In other words, it's not allowed to use any section of the story (author's notes, final notes, story/chapter section or comment section) to instigate/encourage people to make multiples reports on the same content. The user that does as such will have his/her story removed from the platform and will be warned or banned, depending on the severity of the casa  or recurrence.

 

1. Content

 

1.1 - About the content allowed and not allowed on the Spirit Fanfics e Histórias

 

I - We accept only book publications (fanfictions and original stories) in the following formats:

a - prose

b - verse (poetry)

c - script

 

II - It's not allowed to publish, for example:

a - biographies;

b - articles

c - reminders and/or any kind of advertisment;

d - news;

e - descriptive/narrative forms or publishing rules with no story (rules, characters' forms, readers' forms usually within interactive stories)

f - random comments;

g - reviews;

h - trailers;

i - lyrics;

j - memes;

k - pornographic content: stories with no plot when it exists solely for the purpose of sexual stimulation (also known as pwp)

l - role play (games) and/or texting simulation with or without sexual content, with no story/plot.

m - pictures/images with no plot;

n - diaries/personal blogs;

o - social networks simulation;

 

All contents that are not among the literary formats that we allow will be removed from the platform and the user may be warned or banned, depending on the severity of the case and/or recurrence.

 

 1.2 it is not allowed to publish any story that is written in a language that is not available on our publishing form. Both synopsis and chapters must be published in the same selected language;

 

1.3 - The  story’s and chapter titles must not:

a. be written in uppercase (except acronyms);

b. have only the category and/or couple's name. If the name of the category or/and the couple are contextualized or are only a complement it will be accepted (example: Category Name - Title / Title - Couple name);

c. have any kind of special characters or characters that are not from the selected language (example: kanji, hanzis, hanjas, etc), including emojis/emoticons.

d.speak in favor (make an apology for) crimes, such as drug abuse, racism, etc;

e.have detailed/explicit violence or torture;

f.have slangs, pornographic/erotic content, vulgar/obscene words or any construction that offends morals.

 

Stories and/or chapters which have irregular titles may be edited or removed from the platform and the user can be warned or banned, depending on the severity of the case and/or recurrence.

 

1.4 - Writing your synopsis on the synopsis section is mandatory. It must contain a brief summary or a short excerpt from the story, which (regardless of the story rating) is forbidden to:

a. be entirely written in a different language from the selected one;

b. contain any kind of special characters or characters that are not from the selected language (example: kanjis, hanzis, hanjas, etc), including emojis/emoticons;

d. speaks in favor (make an apology for) crimes, such as drug abuse, racism, etc;

e. have detailed/explicit violence or torture;

f. have only "read to find out the content" or anything similar written.

 

Stories with irregular synopsis sections may be edited or removed from the platform and the user may be warned or banned, depending on the severity of the case and/or recurrence.

 

 1.5 - For notes, warnings or thankfulness speech use only the "Author's Note" or "Final Notes" sections. Do not write them within the synopsis or on the story section. If the user does so, the story and/or chapters can be edited or removed from the platform.

 

1.6 Links can only be published on the Author's notes or Final Notes sections. Links on the synopsis and/or story/chapter sections may cause the story/chapters to be removed from the platform. 

 

1.7 - The chapters published in a story must be related to the same story. In other words, publications that have more than one story on the same post (imagines or oneshots collections) are not allowed. In this case the stories must be publish separately under penalty of being removed from the platform.

 

2 - Images

 

2.1 The stories and/or chapter covers are not mandatory and, regardless the story rating, it's forbidden the use of images that:

a. speak in favor of (make an apology for) crimes, such as, for example, pedophilia, drugs, racism, prejudice, violence and any other kind of discrimination;

b. have sexual, obscene, erotic or vulgar content;

c. have partial, total or disguised/censored nudity;

d.offend morals;

e. can cause psychological discomfort, such as mutilations, self-harm, dead bodies, blood, etc;

f. violates third-parties copyrights;

Stories with irregular covers (either in the story or on its chapter) will be removed from the platform and the user may be warned or banned, depending on the severity of the case or recurrence.

 

3 - Category and Tags

 

3.1 - The story/fanfiction must be added to the category(ies) it belongs; if the platform does not have the category yet, you can request it through our Support Center;

 

3.2 - Select the "Original" category only if the whole plot's universe, as well as the characters, and any other narrative elements were entirely created by yourself. Do not add this category alongside other categories.

 

3.3 - Tags are keywords that must be rated for any audiences, and are used  to simplify the search for related stories. Therefore it is not a mandatory section and the tags are not allowed to:

a.speak in favor of (make an apology for) crimes, such as racism, ethnic discrimination, etc;

b.have detailed/explicit violence or torture;

c.have pornographic, erotic, vulgar, obscene content or that offend the morals;

 

Stories/Fanfictions in which the tag section is irregular may be edited or removed from the platform and the user may be warned or banned, depending on the severity of the case and/or recurrence.

 

4 - Content rating

 

4.1 - content suitable for mature adults and/or erotic contents must be rated 18+.

 

4.2 - content with non-explicit suggestive sexual material must be rated 16+.

 

4.3 - the stories must be classificated accordly with their mature content, genres, warns and tags under the penalty of being edited or removed from the platform, depending on the severity of the case;

 

5 - Formatting

 

5.1 - You can only use emoticons/emojis on the "author's notes" or on the "final notes" section. Or you can also use them in the middle of the story only if in short excerpts simulating text-messages via smartphones or computers. In this case, the excerpts must be quoted so it's possible to differentiate it from the rest of the chapter. Emoticons/emojis inserts on the synopsis or in the middle of the chapter (when it's not in the condition described above) will result in the story being removed from the platform;

 

5.2 - the synopsis cannot be completely written in uppercase, under the penalty of having the story removed from the platform;

 

5.3 - The text from the story's chapters can not be entirely formatted in capital letters, bold, italic, underline nor fully aligned to the right or on the center (we accept the text aligned on the center if the story has the genre poetry selected);

 

5.4 - Stories with low quality writing are not allowed. We understand as "low quality" texts that contains (purposefully or not, regardless if the text is quoted or not as chat simulation), for example:

a.internet slangs;

b. lack or misuse of the formal punctuation and accentuation;

c. Excessive spelling and/or grammar errors;

d. abbreviations and incoherent sentences;

Stories with low quality writing may be edited or removed and the user may be warned or banned, depending on the severity of the case and/or recurrence;

 

6 - Final dispositions

 

These guidelines are only a few examples of the provided in our Terms of Use, so they not exempt you from fully read them.

 

By agreeing with these Terms of Use and Guidelines, I take full responsibility for the content that I add on Spirit and I am susceptible, in case of noncompliance with them, to the penalties and sanctions of the Spirit Administration Staff or even Civil and Criminal penalties and Sanctions provided by the brazilian law.

 

If the user is a minor, his/her legal guardian will be responsible for his/her actions.

 

Reccurent violations of any terms or rules from Spirit may result in the user being banned from the platform. In case of any of the terms and rules are ignored or violated by the users, the Spirit Administration Staff has total right to edit/remove the content without any explanation being given.

 

7 - Where you can find help

 

Suicide Prevention App (in english)

https://www.suicidepreventionapp.com/

 

ADAA (in english)

Anxiety and depression association of america

https://adaa.org/adaa-online-support-group

 

CVV (in portuguese)

Life Valuation Center

Offers emotional support and suicide prevention.

http://www.cvv.org.br

email helpline: [email protected]

55 11 31514109

CVV - Rio de Janeiro

(21) 233 9191

 

Safernet (in portuguese)

Organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of Human Rights on the Internet.

http://www.safernet.org.br/