Explicit Content

Paleogenics® Applied Science, Inc.

Procedures for handling issues involving explicit content and copyright infringement issues on our web media.

We Assume It’s Protected

As a general rule, we operate under the assumption that all works are protected by either copyright or trademark law unless conclusive information indicates otherwise. A work is not in the public domain simply because it has been posted on the Internet (a popular fallacy) or because it lacks a copyright notice (another myth). We do not assume that clip art, or materials labeled “royalty-free” or “copyright-free” can be distributed or copied without authorization. If you choose to link-us or share other types of ads on our website or in our social media network be prepared for a compliance review.

Removal of Unauthorized Material

Removal of infringing material is a critical element of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  If someone complains about an unauthorized use on our website, or social media network we will remove the offending material immediately. In the case of unauthorized uploads, downloads, or links, our webmaster will disable access to the offending material or link immediately. This is not to imply that we will cave in to every complaint. However, we will remove the material for the period until the claim is properly investigated, if necessary, we will consult with an attorney.

Investigate Claims Promptly

If someone complains about an unauthorized use, we will investigate the claim quickly and seek evidence of copyright ownership and validity from the complaining person. We will also investigate the transfer of the infringing material, if any, to and from our site, blog or social media network.

Inappropriate content

We value diversity and respect for others, and we strive to avoid offending users, so we don’t allow ads or destinations that display shocking content or promote hatred, intolerance, discrimination, or violence.

Below are some examples of what to avoid in your ads that are shared on our social media sites and our website, or blogs.

Dangerous or derogatory content

The following is not allowed:

Content that incites hatred against, promotes discrimination of, or disparages an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization

Examples: Content promoting hate groups or hate group paraphernalia; content that encourages others to believe that a person or group is inhuman, inferior, or worthy of being hated

Content that harasses, intimidates, or bullies an individual or group of individuals

Example: Content that singles out someone for abuse or harassment

Content that threatens or advocates for harm on oneself or others

Examples: Content advocating suicide, anorexia, or other self-harm; threatening someone with real-life harm or calling for the attack of another person; promoting, glorifying, or condoning violence against others; content made by or in support of terrorist groups, or content that promotes terrorist acts, including recruitment, or that celebrates terrorist attacks

Content that seeks to exploit others

Examples: Extortion; blackmail; soliciting or promoting dowries

Shocking content

The following is not allowed:

Promotions containing violent language, gruesome or disgusting imagery, or graphic images or accounts of physical trauma

Examples: Crime scene or accident photos, execution videos

Promotions containing gratuitous portrayals of bodily fluids or waste

Examples: Blood, guts, gore, sexual fluids, human or animal waste

Promotions containing obscene or profane language

Examples: Swear or curse words, slurs relating to race or sexuality, variations and misspellings of profane language

Note: If the official name of your product, website, or app includes profane language we are not interest in linking with you or sharing your content. 

Promotions that are likely to shock or scare

Examples: Promotions that suggest you may be in danger, be infected with a disease, or be the victim of a conspiracy

Sensitive events

The following is not allowed:

Content that may be deemed as capitalizing on or lacking reasonable sensitivity towards a natural disaster, conflict, death, or other tragic event

Examples: Appearing to profit from a tragic event with no discernible benefit to the victims

Animal cruelty

The following is not allowed:

Content that promotes cruelty or gratuitous violence towards animals

Examples: Promoting animal cruelty for entertainment purposes, such as cock or dog fighting

Content that may be interpreted as trading in, or selling products derived from, threatened or extinct species

Examples: Sale of tigers, shark fins, elephant ivory, tiger skins, rhino horn, dolphin oil

What happens if you violate our policies

To ensure a safe and positive experience for users, Paleogenics Applied Science, Inc. requires that advertisers comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Depending on how egregious a violation is, Paleogenics Applied Science, Inc.  may react in several different ways. Below is a list of various ways we enforce policies and laws.

Ad or extension disapproval

Ads and extensions that don't follow our policies may be disapproved. A disapproved ad won't be able to run until the policy violation is fixed and the ad is approved. 

Account suspension

An account may be suspended if you have several violations or a serious violation. If this happens, all ads in the suspended account will stop running, and we may no longer accept advertising from you. Any related accounts may also be suspended, and your new accounts may be automatically suspended.

Compliance review

We may review your business activities and or social media presence for compliance at any time. If we contact you to request information related to compliance, you're required to respond in a timely manner and swiftly take any corrective action needed to comply with our policies. If you have a manager account, we may also contact your managed accounts to verify compliance.