18 U.S. Code § 2257 Statement

We are an educational platform, not a producer of the published content. We cooperate with law enforcement or content reports to immediately remove material once determined to be in violation of our terms or policies.

Compliance

The BDSM Organization allows for the submission of educational material and content of an adult nature. With this in mind, we ensure compliance by:

  • Requiring all users to be over 18 years old.
  • Allowing all published material and content to be reported by our users if illegal, unlawful, or harmful to our community. Our team reviews these reports dilligently and removes such content if deemed against our terms or content policies.

Exemption: Content Produced by Third Parties (Contributors)

The operator of the BDSM Organization (the "Website") is not the “producer” of any depictions of actual or simulated sexually explicit conduct that may appear on the Website. The operator of the Website limits its handling of this content, and only performs the activities of transmission, storage, retrieval, hosting, or formatting of material that may depict sexually explicit conduct, all of which material appears on the Website as the result of actions taken by third-party users of the Website. All parts of the Website that contain user-generated material are under the control of the relevant user, for whom the Website is provided as an online educational service by the operator. In accordance with 18 U.S.C. § 2257(h)(2)(B)(v) and 47 U.S.C. § 230(c), the operator of the Website may remove materials or content appearing on the Website as the result of actions taken by the Website’s users, which materials or content are considered, in the operator’s sole discretion, to be indecent, obscene, defamatory, or inconsistent with the polices and terms of use for the Website, in addition to our Contributor content guidelines.

For further assistance and/or information in finding the content's originating source, please contact our team at [email protected].

Exemption: Content Produced by Website Operator (Our Team)

The extent that any media appear on the Website, for which the operator of the Website may be considered the “producer”, those images and videos are exempt from the requirements of 18 U.S.C. § 2257 and 28 C.F.R. Part 75 for one or more of the following reasons:

  • the produced images or videos do not portray any sexually explicit conduct defined in 18 U.S.C. § 2256(2)(A);
  • the produced images or videos do not portray depictions of the genitals or pubic area created after July 27, 2006; or
  • the produced images or videos do not portray simulated sexually explicit activity occurring after the effective date of 18 U.S.C. § 2257A;

Last Updated: October 5, 2018

The gist:

We (the kinky folks at BDSM.org) manage a service that provides educational resources on a worldwide basis. Our service is free, and we offer paid upgrades for features such as the removal of ads, early access to updates, and so forth. Our website and it's platform is designed to give educators and teachers means to contribute their work, and for you to be able to access it without limitation.

However, to maintain a safe atmosphere for all, the service is governed by our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and other legalese.