General Universal rated content is content which is acceptable to a universal audience and needs to meet the following guidelines. Note that these content standards and guidelines are subject to change from time to time and is the sole discretion of Bango. "Content" means any data that is sent, received, transmitted, downloaded, stored, or otherwise made available by you to an end user and is visible or audible to end users, including without limitation messages, pictures, images, text, graphics, video, audio, file names, artist names, content labels and the like.
Your site MUST NOT link to any other sites with any content that is not classified as G.
Use of profanity is strictly prohibited. Lyrics, Wallpapers, Song Titles, Alerts and moderated chat communications containing profanity are not acceptable. This includes any variations in spelling of the words listed below (i.e. fuck, phuck, fucks, fucker, fucked, fucking, etc.), any variations in pronunciation/spelling of the words listed below (i.e., nigger, nigga, nigghs etc.) or any combinations or creations containing any of the words listed below (i.e. ass, assboy, asslicker, uptheass, etc).
Nonetheless, it is not possible to compile a definitive list of unacceptable words. Language is fluid, with new words and phrases regularly entering the public volcabulary, and established meanings may change over time. For this reason, this list of words may change from time to time and is not meant to be all-inclusive:
anal, ass, bastard, beatoff, bitch, BJ, cameljockey, chink, circlejerk, clit, cock, coolie, coon, cornhole, cum, cunt, dago, deepthroating, dickhead, dickwad, dildo, dyke, dogging, eatme, fag, faggot, fellatio, fisting, fleshflute, fleshpopsicle, fornicate, fuck, fudgepacking, gangbang, genital, getlaid, gobtheknob, goldenshower, gook, hairpie, hardon, homo, honkey, jerkoff, jewboy, jizz, kike, lesbo, limey, manloaf, masturbate, muffdiver , nigger, nutsack, paki, panface, poontang, pubic, pussy, queef, queer, raghead, rimjob, rubyredbag, scrotum, shit, sitonmyface, sixtynine, slag, slant, slut, sodomize, spankthemonkey, spearchucker, spic, spooge, teabagging, testicles, twat, vagina, weback, whackoff, whipitout, whiteswallow, wop.
If a particular piece of content is incomplete without using a profane word, it is permissible to offer this product only after the word has been altered to be less profane (i.e. Sh*t). Note, inserting an asterisk into a word without removing a key letter is NOT acceptable (i.e. Sh*it, Fu*ck).
Sexually Explicit Images
No exposed breasts or genitalia, either cartoon or real, is permitted to be offered. No images meant to insight sexual activity may be offered. This includes images depicting any sexual act. Below are examples of what is and what is not acceptable:
Female: A single model, with no nudity, must be wearing a bra, panties and/or swimwear (must be swimsuit on Sprint). No nipples, no nipple covers, no nipple shadow or pubic hair may be visible. No see-through underwear. Full rear view if wearing a g-string or panties. No sexually suggestive touching or posing.
Male: Penis must not be erect underneath clothing.
Glamour Female: A single model with no nipples, no nipple covers and no pubic hair visible. No see-through underwear. Can include a full rear view if wearing a g-string or panties or nudity if photographed from the side.
Glamour Male: Penis must not be erect underneath clothing.
NOT ACCEPTABLE - Requires U Rating
Medium Shot Rear Nude Female: Medium shot of a single model. Can include a full rear view but not with legs up or apart. No genitalia, pubic hair and/or anus may be visible. No use of objects to imply sexual activity.
Topless Female: A single model with no genitalia, pubic hair and/or anus visible. Can include a full rear view. No sexually suggestive touching or position. No use of objects to imply sexual activity.
The following is not allowed:
- Depictions of sexual violence and/or rape
- Depictions of excessive blood and gore
- Gratuitous and deliberate presentation of killing or injury
- Gratuitous presentation of violent or sadistic practices
- Depictions of unusal methods of causing pain or self-harm
- Depictions of extreme violence including restraints, torture, sadism and/or mutiliation
- Depictions of exploitative or sadistic acts toward vulnerable or defenceless people or animals
- Glorification or promotion of criminal acts
- Possible allowable contexts: artistic, educational, medical, sports
Other prohibited categories
The following is not allowed:
- Obscene, indecent or illegal material
- Glorification or promotion of tobacco, alcohol or drug use
- Glorification or promotion of racial, religious or ethnic hatred
- Gratuitous descriptions or discussions of bodily excretions
- Gambling, contests or prizes
- Un-moderated chatting, flirting and/or peer-to-peer communications services
- Dating services
This is a non-exclusive list. Other content, that the digital merchant feels to be unsuitable for a universal audience for the countries they are promoting in, can be added and should be rated appropriately.
Bango reserves the right to change how the content is rated if it believes that the content is incorrectly rated.
These are the guidelines that Bango works by, and represent the current state of Bango's understanding of the regulations in force in the countries in question. These guidelines are not meant to represent legal advice, and digital merchants are responsible for keep abreast of developments in and abiding by the laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining in the countries into which they market and deliver content.