As a member of the Spring community, it’s likely that you and your designs will engage with people all around the world who come from many different backgrounds and walks of life. While we strive to maintain a platform for freedom of expression and allow members to demonstrate their views, we also work hard to create a safe and respectful platform. Therefore, we have some limitations as to what we’ll allow to be expressed and sold on Spring.
Generally speaking, Spring reserves the right to delay, shorten, or terminate any campaign based on content concerns. We have provided the guidelines below to give you examples of the types of content that are likely to raise concerns and that may result in the termination of a campaign. If you have questions about this Acceptable Use Policy, we encourage you to find more resources in our Help Center. You can also reach out to us at [email protected]. To note, this Acceptable Use Policy is part of the Spring Terms of Service, which provides the terms of your use of the Spring Service.
Hate Speech and Harassment
We do not allow campaigns that promote or glorify hatred toward people based on their age, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and religion, including people, organizations, or symbols dedicated to hatred against these groups. Additionally, we will not allow campaigns including content that bullies, attacks, or threatens specific individuals.
We do not allow pornographic content in any campaign, including explicit or extreme representations of nudity or sexual activity. Any exploitation or presentation of minors is strictly prohibited. Tasteful photographs, including non-pornographic and artistic photographs, and nude cartoons or fictional works of art are ok.
Violence or Harm
We do not allow content that promotes or glorifies harm or violence to individuals or others, including campaigns in support of self-harm, incitement to violent acts or harassment, or praise or reverence of terrorist groups or figures.
We do not allow content that promotes harmful misinformation or groups known to spread misinformation, including content known to lead to harassment or violence, impediment of civic engagement, or threats to the health and safety of the public.
Raising awareness or showing support for victims of violence or human tragedy is allowed, provided you don’t violate any intellectual property rights.
We do not allow medical or medicinal products, devices, or services on Spring. Listings that claim to prevent, heal, cure, diagnose, reduce, or treat any illness, disease, symptom, dysfunction, malformation, or condition are prohibited.
We do not allow content in any campaign (image, title, description or URL) that is false or misleading. This includes misrepresenting your affiliation with any person or entity, presenting untrue information about the origin of production of a product, or falsely identifying an intended recipient of your campaign profits. You may not run campaigns for charities without proper authorization, and understand that you are required to accurately represent the percentage of proceeds and to whom they will be donated.
We do not allow campaigns that promote any illegal activity. This includes instructions on how to perform illegal acts or encouraging other forms of illegal activity. Political speech or discussions about topics or events that are illegal may be acceptable.
We do not allow campaigns that infringe upon the rights of any third party, including in the description, title, and URL of a campaign, or the text and images featured in the created merchandise. For seller-to-seller disputes on Spring, please refer to our Priority Policy.
Still have questions about our policies, contact us here.