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Terms amended concerning printing content.
References to the "Spaces" app have been removed again.
The changes from yesterday have been reverted concerning the "Spaces App".
Removed references to the "Spaces" app.
Some sections reworked, terminology updates, new sections and clarifications throughout.
Under the section "Personal and Confidential Information", the following has been posted: "Do not post or distribute images or videos of minors without the necessary consent from their legal representatives".
Many new changes have been made throughout.
The phrasing in the section "Contests and Promotions" has been updated.
"User Profile Name" section removed.
Hate Speech section updated.
The section on "Regulated Goods and Services" has changed.
A new section on Child Exploitation has been added.
Added "except by pre-approved means" to condition concerning Contests and Promotions.
The term "sexual abuse imagery" has been changed to "pornography/porn". Phrasing and terms added under the "User Profile Name" section.
The term "child pornography" has been changed to "child sexual abuse imagery".
"Daily deals" and "coupons" removed from the Contest and Promotions section.
New details added concerning Harassment and Bullying. New section on Contests and Promotions.
A new section on "Regulated Goods and Services" was added.
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USER CONTENT AND CONDUCT POLICY 

	 Our policies play an important role in maintaining a positive experience for our users. Please follow these policies when using our products and services ("Services"). When we are notified of a potential policy violation, we may review and take action, including limiting or terminating a user’s access to our Services.  

	 We may modify these policies so please check back here. Also, when applying our policies, we may make exceptions based on artistic, educational, or documentary considerations, or when there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action.  

 ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES 

	 Do not use our products to engage in illegal activities or promote dangerous and illegal acts.   

 MALICIOUS PRODUCTS 

	 Do not transmit viruses, malware, or any other malicious or destructive code. Do not distribute content that harms or interferes with the operation of the networks, servers, or other infrastructure of Google or others.   

 HATE SPEECH 

	 Do not distribute content that promotes hatred or violence towards groups of people based on their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity.   

 PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 

	 Do not distribute other people’s personal and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, confidential national ID numbers, or account passwords, without their permission.   

 ACCOUNT HIJACKING 

	 Do not access another user’s account without their permission. Do not use our products for phishing scams.   

 CHILD SAFETY 

	 Do not distribute content that exploits children, such as child pornography (including cartoon child porn) or content that presents children in a sexual manner.   

 SPAM 

	 Do not spam, including sending unwanted promotional or commercial content, or unwanted or mass solicitation.  

	 Do not aggressively add people to your circles.   

 RANKING MANIPULATION 

	 Do not manipulate ranking or relevancy using techniques like repetitive or misleading keywords or metadata.   

 SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL 

	 Do not distribute content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material. Do not drive traffic to commercial pornography sites.  

	 Your Profile Picture cannot include mature or offensive content. For example, do not use a photo that is a close-up of a person’s buttocks or cleavage.   

 VIOLENT OR BULLYING BEHAVIOR 

	 Do not distribute depictions of gratuitous violence. Do not threaten or bully other users.   

 IMPERSONATION OR DECEPTIVE BEHAVIOR 

	 Do not use our products to impersonate.   

 USER PROFILE NAME 

	 To help fight spam and prevent fake profiles, use the name your friends, family or co-workers usually call you. For example, if your full legal name is Charles Jones Jr. but you normally use Chuck Jones or Junior Jones, either of those would be acceptable.   

 REGULATED GOODS AND SERVICES 

	 While Google+ is a place to discuss many topics, our service is not ready to support the marketing of any regulated products at this time. Do not facilitate the promotion or sale of pharmaceuticals, alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, weapons, or health/medical devices. We may also remove content that offers or promotes the sale of substances that mimic the effects of illegal or regulated drugs.  

	 Discussion of gambling and gaming strategy is permitted, but do not distribute content that facilitates actual gambling, including online casinos, sports betting, or lotteries.  

	 Further, we may not allow verification of local Google+ pages for certain products and services such as escort services or other regulated goods.   

 ABOUT OUR POLICIES AND TERMS 

	 These policies apply generally to the content you post on our Services. Some Services have their own separate policies that can be found within those Services and apply to your use of them. All Serv ices are governed by their applicable terms of service.  

 REPORTING POTENTIAL ISSUES 

	 If you encounter content or a user that you believe violates the above policies, please report it to us using the “Report Abuse” link (or similarly named link). Learn more about reporting abuse.

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