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Questionable Material & Prohibited Content Guidelines

These guidelines were written to help you better understand the rules under which you may use the CafePress.com service. If you have any questions regarding the information contained on this page please contact cup@cafepress.com.

All content being used in connection with the CafePress.com service will be graded using the White - Gray - Black scale. Content that is clearly ok to use will fall within the White Zone. Content that is strictly prohibited will fall within the Black Zone. Content that is questionable will fall within the Gray Zone.

Content that is deemed to be in the Gray Zone but closer to White Zone may have a higher probability of not being removed from a user's shop, while content that is deemed to be in the Gray Zone but closer to the Black Zone may have a higher probability of being removed.

Below are some general guidelines that you can use to govern your actions over the types of content that maybe prohibited on CafePress.com.

General Guidelines for Prohibited Content

  • Content that may infringe on the rights of a third a party.
  • Items that make inappropriate use of Nazi symbols and glamorize the actions of Hitler.
  • Use of marks that signify hate towards another group of people.
  • Hate and/or racist terms.
  • Inappropriate content or nudity that is not artistic in nature.
  • Content that exploits images or the likeness of minors.
  • Obscene and vulgar comments and offensive remarks that harass, threaten, defame or abuse others such as F*** (Ethnic Group).
  • Content that depicts violence, is obscene, abusive, fraudulent or threatening such as an image of a murder victim, morgue shots, promotion of suicide, etc.
  • Content that glamorize the use of "hard core" illegal substance and drugs such as a person injecting a vial of a substance in their body.
  • Material that is generally offensive or in bad taste, as determined by CafePress.com.

The list outlined above should NOT be construed as an exhaustive list of offensive material but rather as a general guideline for you to follow.

CafePress.com will determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, whether your content is in compliance with the guidelines outlined on this page and the CafePress.com Content Usage Policy (CUP). Any content that is determined to be in the Gray Zone may be subject to removal, in accordance with CUP, the CafePress.com Terms of Service and Shopkeeper Agreement.

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Additional Information

For additional information and FAQ's on Intellectual Property, please visit our Content Usage Policy.

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Intellectual Property Rights Policy

We encourage intellectual property rights owners to contact us if they believe that their rights have been infringed by a user of our service. We also encourage our users to contact us if they suspect that another user is infringing the rights of a third party. Please visit our Intellectual Property Rights Policy for information regarding the procedure to notify us of a potential infringement by a user of our service.

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