1. Fun and Light. SpotLighting.Us is an adventure in pure positive thinking. One SpotLighter called it a mutual adoration society. Everybody loves everybody here! SpotLight people and things you like. Put the SpotLight on people who truly deserve some recognition and praise. If your SpotLights aren’t appropriate, we’ll either let you know and remove the Spot, or perhaps permanently eject you from SpotLighting.Us. To keep the place fun and friendly, we’ll be blocking SpotLights that don’t fit in. It’s possible we might be late to delete something that should be deleted and we are not responsible for unwanted consequences of users’ contributions. Improper uses include (but are not limited to):
- violating any applicable federal, state, or local law or regulation;
- posting or transmitting content User does not have the right to post or transmit;
- posting or transmitting content that infringes a third party’s trademark, patent, trade secret, copyright, publicity, privacy, or other right;
- posting or transmitting content that is unlawful, untrue, stalking, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, tortious, threatening, obscene, hateful, abusive, harmful or otherwise objectionable as determined by SpotLighting.Us;
- attempting to intercept, collect or store data about third parties without their knowledge or consent;
- accessing, tampering with or using non-public areas;
- attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any system or network or to breach security or authentication measures;
- sending or attempting to send unsolicited messages, including without limitation, promotions or advertisements for products or services, “pyramid schemes,” “spam,” “chain mail” or “junk mail”;
- impersonating any person or entity or falsely stating or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity;
- forging headers or otherwise manipulating identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any material transmitted through SpotLighting.Us;
- transmitting any material that contains software viruses or any other “mal-code” designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- interfering with or disrupting SpotLighting.Us servers or networks or other devices, or disobeying any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
- using SpotLighting.Us for high volume data transfers, especially sustained high volume data transfers, hosting a web server, IRC server, or any other server;
- using SpotLighting.Us for voice content related services including, without limitation, chat lines.
- using any automatic method to avoid inactivity disconnect or to otherwise maintain a connection unless actively using it;
- reselling the SpotLighting.Us service;
- abusing the privilege of placing ads;
- clicking on your own ads;
- doing anything to artificially increase impressions and-or clicks, whether by hand or by machine;
- allowing other people to click your ads or do anything deceptive just to get clicks;
- saying things like, “Please click on my links,” or “Please support us,: etc;
- putting additional text or images on or next to official ads;
- putting ads anywhere but in the blog (for example, in popups or in any other kind of script);
- referring to an ad as anything but an ad, advertisement, or sponsorship;
- placing ads that are not in accord with the SpotLighting.Us positive spirit;
- posting content, or ads, that are anything but clean and family-oriented — for example, content that is pornographic, obscene, violent, or intolerant or critical of an individual or group; about computer hacking, gambling, drugs and drug paraphernalia, alcohol, tobacco, weapons or ammunition, pirated goods, term papers, compensation for clicking ads, doing searches, or reading emails, or anything else that is illegal, defamatory, promotes illegal activity, infringes on the rights of others, or is inappropriate in any other way;
- changing ad-code in any way that is not permissible or appropriate;
- placing more than three ads in a SpotLight (just one ad per SpotLight is going to be the most effective and is most likely to benefit you);
- using copyrighted material that you don’t own or have legal permission to use;
- over-doing keywords; listing too many as tags, and writing too many into your posts (we strongly recommend simply being genuinely genuine);
- promoting your SpotLights or anything related to SpotLighting.Us with unsolicited mass email.
2. If you link to an ad landing page, the product described in the landing page has to be clearly related to the the SpotLight you link from, cannot be about more than that one product, and has to clearly state who the advertiser is with reliable contact information.
3. One Ad. If you insert ads into your SpotLights, it’s best to keep it to one ad per Spot. Three is the limit. Instructions on how to insert ads will be sent to you soon after you get your Lighting Booth key.
4. Relevant Ads. For your own success with ad linking, insert ads only for companies that you know sell products related to the subject and story of your SpotLight. For example, if your SpotLight includes a story about a trip you made with your subject, and you bought something, or ate at a restaurant, or stayed at a hotel on that trip, it might make sense to put an ad about the thing you bought, or the restaurant, or the hotel in your SpotLight. But only if you really did like it! If you can’t find an appropriate advertiser, don’t place an ad. SpotLights without ads are just as useful to you and the world as ones with ads. You’re building your own community here. Yours is more to likely grow if you’re genuine and not an endless sales pitch.
5. Team Up! The more your Light shines, the more Light you’ll receive. Use SpotLighting.Us to make friends, establish business and professional associations, harmonize vibrations of the universe, and maybe even earn some money by placing intelligent, sincere recommendations in ads. Your Light makes the whole shine more brightly than the suns of its parts.
6. User Names. Just choose something you’ll remember. Anonymity is fine, but don’t hesitate to use your real name. (You might want to make a file of some kind right now and put it in a folder for everything you’ll do with Spotlighting.)
7. Share The SpotLight. You’re welcome and encouraged to send people to your SpotLights.
8. Linking. Yes, by all means, post links to other sites in your SpotLights, but be aware the system currently limits the number of links you can include.
9. Hiring Professional Writers. Yes, Cyrano, you can hire somebody to write the content of your SpotLight. Go ahead! Gush!
10.Content on SpotLighting.Us may include endorsements, recommendations, advice, advertisements, and or commercials.
11. We reserve, and your use grants us, the right to edit or modify all contributions to SpotLighting.Us, including inserting ads on or next to content you supply.
12. Keep In Touch. Let us know what we can do to improve. And Let your light shine like the sun!