Acast will always seek to safeguard freedom of expression and freedom of information for creators, advertisers, and listeners. And just as we promote free speech and the right to information, we also believe that conversations should take place in a respectful, safe, and relevant way.
As a champion of the open podcast ecosystem committed to uplifting creators, Acast enables podcast creators of all sizes to distribute and monetize their own content on our hosting platform. As such Acast does not in general engage in reviewing or controlling any content before it is uploaded or made available on the Acast platform, though we will act conscientiously when alerted to any inappropriate or harmful content (see below). As a creator or advertiser, you are solely responsible for all content that you upload to the Acast platform or that is uploaded on your behalf.
What is inappropriate content?
Inappropriate content may include, but is not limited to, content that Acast deems in its sole discretion:
- is illegal, harmful, hateful, violent, dangerous, defamatory, fraudulent, libellous, abusive, offensive, obscene, threatening, harassing, bullying, discriminating, misleading, impersonating, or encourages self-harm;
- infringes the rights of others, including copyright or trademark infringement;
- violates another person’s right to privacy;
- may harm Acast’s business, trademark, goodwill and/or reputation;
- includes spam or viruses;
- reasonably could be regarded as uploaded for any other purpose than distribution of podcast content to listeners, e.g. SEO optimisation or similar purposes/activities;
- reasonably could be regarded as having been subject to any actions that artificially or in bad faith alter the streaming and/or download numbers of the content as measured by our platform;
- mainly includes music, non-spoken and/or AI or other automatically created content;;
- reasonably could be regarded as having been subject to any actions that may affect our ability to accurately count listens, impressions or the placement of advertisements according to Acast’s assumed standards; promotes, encourages or challenges others to act or behave in such a manner as described in any of the points above;
- includes hosts and/or guests that may harm Acast’s business, trademark, goodwill and/or reputation.
Removing content etc.
Acast will react and review content when we become aware of any content hosted or distributed on our platform that may be illegal or otherwise inappropriate as set out in these guidelines. We fully and unconditionally reserve the right to remove any inappropriate content on the Acast platform, in our sole discretion, without prior notification to you or any third party. This covers the entire platform provided by Acast.
In the event of violations of our Community Guidelines, or any other agreement you may have with us, we also reserve the right to terminate or disable your Acast account and/or use of Acast services.
How to report suspected inappropriate content
Updated on September 15, 2023