Cheezburger’s mission is to make the world a happier place, so we don’t allow certain words and phrases to be used on Cheezburger that promote negativity and hate. Our community guidelines define what type of content cannot be uploaded to Cheezburger and what type of behavior violates our terms. We review content that has been flagged due to words and phrases on a case by case basis depending on the context. We also review messages and comments left by registered and non-registered members.

Do not use words or phrases that are directly: 1) defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, or an invasion of the privacy of another person; (2) are bigoted, hateful, or racially or otherwise offensive; (3) are discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age); (4) are violent, self-mutilating, vulgar, obscene, pornographic or otherwise sexually explicit; (5) are intended to or can reasonably be expected to embarrass or harm any person or entity; (6) are descriptive of illegal and unsafe activities or encourages or advocates unsafe or illegal activity or the discussion of unsafe or illegal activities with the intent to commit them, including material that is, or represents an attempt to engage in, child pornography, murder, stalking, cruelty, abuse, sexual assault, fraud, weapons, trafficking in obscene or stolen material, drug dealing and/or drug abuse, harassment, theft, or conspiracy to commit any criminal activity; (7) are self-serving, business-related or advertises or offers to sell any products, services or otherwise (whether or not for profit), or solicits others (including solicitations for contributions or donations). Be advised that we will work with law enforcement to report illegal content that has been uploaded to Cheezburger. Cheezburger agents reserve the right to remove content on a case by case basis.

Respect copyright. Only upload pictures that you made or that you have obtained the rights to use. This means don’t upload pictures you didn’t make or use content in your pictures that someone else owns the copyright to, such as pictures made by other users, without their permission. Please visit our Copyright Information page for more information.

Violations of the terms of these community guidelines may result in a warning notification or may result in termination of your use of Cheezburger and the deletion of all your content. Cheezburger agents decide if violations of our terms should result in the termination of your account and/or use of the sites.