Adult content on Squarespace: acceptable use policy

Today’s article is definitely not a long read but quite specific and deserves attention. It‘ll touch on a topic that most Internet users have come across in one way or another. Today, we’ll check if there’s the possibility of adding adult content to your Squarespace website.

Adult content uploading and how it might affect your website

Of course, the easiest way to get an answer to this question is to use a customer support service and contact the Squarespace experts directly. 

But if you want to figure it out on your own, you’d visit the “Terms of Service” and   “Acceptable Use Policy” sections. The point 4.3 called “User content” on the “Terms of Service” page warns potential viewers that Squarespace websites may contain offensive and objectionable materials. As the platform team isn’t a publisher, it can’t be liable for any content uploaded by users and only website visitors are fully responsible for taking all the precautions.

Now, let’s move to the “Acceptable Use Policy” page and see what is said there. In point 6.3, it’s clearly noticed that Squarespace users shouldn’t publish any sexually explicit or obscene content.

This is explained by the fact that such materials don’t comply with the rules of some Squarespace partners (for example, PayPal), which may stop cooperating with the platform. 

So, what conclusion can be drawn?

On the one hand, you can take the risk and publish adult content, but keep in mind that your website can be taken down in case of a complaint. 

by Kseniia Goldovska

Last modified: November 8, 2021

Hi, I’m Kseniia and I’m here to guide you through the tools that may be helpful for your business. Having 8 years of development and start up experience I always try to find new ways of getting things done with less effort and cost. Looking forward to your comments (especially negative ones :D)!