Use Restrictions

Adapted from the Basecamp open-source policies / CC BY 4.0

Restricted purposes

  • Child exploitation, sexualization, or abuse: We don’t tolerate any activities that create, disseminate, or otherwise cause child abuse. Keep away and stop. Just stop.

  • Doxing: If you are using Nextjournal to share other peoples’ private personal information for the purposes of harassment, we don’t want anything to do with you.

  • Infringing on intellectual property: You can’t use Nextjournal to make or disseminate work that uses the intellectual property of others beyond the bounds of fair use.

  • Malware or spyware: Code for good, not evil. If you are using our products to make or distribute anything that qualifies as malware or spyware, begone.

  • Phishing or otherwise attempting fraud: It is not okay to lie about who you are or who you affiliate with to steal from, extort, or otherwise harm others.

  • Spamming: No one wants unsolicited commercial emails. We don’t tolerate folks (including their bots) using Nextjournal for spamming purposes.

  • Violence, or threats thereof: If an activity qualifies as violent crime in the European Union, the United States or where you live, you may not use Nextjournal to plan, perpetrate, or threaten that activity.

We’ve outlined these restrictions to be clear about what we won’t stand for. That said, this list is by no means exhaustive. We will make changes over time.

How to report abuse

See someone using Nextjournal for one of the restricted purposes? Let us know by emailing team@nextjournal or via Intercom. If you’re not 100% sure, report it anyway.

Please share as much as you are comfortable with about the account, the content or behavior you are reporting, and how you found it. Sending us a URL or screenshots is super helpful. If you need a secure file transfer, let us know and we will send you a link. We will not disclose your identity to anyone associated with the reported account. For copyright cases, please contact team@nextjournal.

Someone on our team will respond to let you know we’ve begun investigating. We will also let you know the outcome of our investigation (unless you ask us not to or we are not allowed to under law).