Content Policy

Rankmylist is designed to be a platform for users to rank, discuss and share their opinion in an open environment. While Rankmylist is pro-free speech and encourages users to post content about anything, content that is illegal, abusive and/or negatively impacts the community of users on Rankmylist will generally be deemed unacceptable.

“Rankmylist content” includes the elements contained in our platform such as data, graphics, texts, images, videos, audios, GIFs, software, codes, websites, website compilation, website design, theme and appearance, mobile application, mobile application design, and advertisements. Rankmylist content is protected by intellectual property laws including copyright and other proprietary rights of the United States and foreign countries.

You are granted the right to access Rankmylist content in the manner described in our Terms of Service. You may not otherwise make unauthorized commercial use of, reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform, or publicly display Rankmylist content, except as permitted by the doctrine of Fair Use or as authorized in writing by Rankmylist.

The purpose of this content policy is to explain what content is prohibited from Rankmylist and what the consequences of posting prohibited content are. Please be aware that these policies will be enforced in the spirit in which they were written, and therefore, nothing can be gained by attempting to exploit loopholes.

Rankmylist relies primarily upon user reports and some automated systems to learn about content that may violate our policies. After a potential policy violation is reported, Rankmylist may review the content and take actions which may include restricting access to the content, removing the content, and/or limiting or terminating a user’s access to Rankmylist platform. Note that exceptions to these policies can be made based on artistic, educational, or documentary considerations, or when there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action.

If you are found to be in violation of any of the policies listed below, your account may be at the risk of a suspension or a permanent ban and you will receive a warning when this occurs via email as well as on our platform. Unless you explain or correct your action/behavior within the time specified in the warning, we will follow through with banning or suspending your account. This process may be accompanied at any time with the removal of the offending content or, if necessary, all your content from our platform. Though our goal is to work with you to ensure an equitable outcome in all cases, we reserve the right to immediately suspend or ban, without notice, any content, account, or IP address which we determine to be illegal, spam, systematically generated, or potentially damaging to our service or infrastructure.

These policies are occasionally modified, so you are advised to revisit here for any updates. Several features of Rankmylist may have additional policies and terms beyond those mentioned below - please check our other policies and guidelines for those additional requirements.

Our Terminology

Three specific terms are associated with our actions in response to a policy violation: warning, suspension and ban. When you have been warned about a policy violation, you will have access to your account as well as to all functionalities of Rankmylist during the warning period. When your account is suspended, you will no longer be able to access your account or other features of our platform for a given period of time. Public access to your content, or part thereof, may also be blocked during that period of time. Your account access and content will be restored after the suspension period. Rankmylist reserves the right to determine the duration of suspension period based on the nature of the policy violation. If a policy violation result in a ban of your account, you will lose access to your account permanently and your content, or part thereof may longer be accessible by public on our platform. A permanent ban of this nature can be either a ban of the user account (where another account can be created by the same individual with a different email address) or a ban of the IP address (where user can no longer access our platform from the same IP address).

Rankmylist defines a user as anyone who has created a Rankmylist account. A user account refers to the unique credentials that allow the user access to our platform. A profile refers to the collection of information, settings and features that identifies a user, such as username, profile image, privacy settings etc. A channel is the totality of all the information and content originating from a user including list(s), comments, subscribers, activities etc. A user who has created list(s) on our platform may be referred to as list creator in some instances. Anyone who has accessed or visited Rankmylist platform is referred to as viewer.

Illegal Conduct

Rankmylist platform may not be used for engaging in illegal activity or promoting activity that are illegal and dangerous. Examples of this include terrorism, human trafficking, selling illegal drug(s) or fraudulent activity. Rankmylist may also remove content that violates applicable local law(s).

Malicious and Deceptive Practices

Transmission of virus(es), malware(s) or any other destructive or malicious code(s) is strictly prohibited on Rankmylist. Rankmylist platform may not be used for phishing scam(s). Posting content that harms or actions that interfere with the Rankmylist platform such as creating program(s) that violate any of the API rule(s), or assisting anyone in misusing Rankmylist in any way are also prohibited.

Hate Speech

Rankmylist does not allow content that promotes violence or incites hatred against individual(s) or group(s) based on core characteristics such as race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, nationality, disability, veteran status, gender identity/sexual orientation. Any content with the primary purpose of attacking a protected group is regarded as a violation and will prompt us to take necessary action.

Harassment, Cyberbullying, Abuse and Threats

Rankmylist does not support any engagement in harassing, abusive, bullying, or threatening behavior or encouragement of such activity. Rankmylist will remove content(s) and/or suspend/ban account(s) that single individual(s) out for abuse, threaten someone with serious harm, sexualize a person in unwanted way(s) or harass someone in other way(s).

Users are reminded that online harassment is illegal in many regions and can have serious real life consequence(s) for both the harasser(s) and the victim(s). Rankmylist may inform imminent threat(s) of serious harm to law enforcement in case(s) of emergency.

Child Exploitation

Rankmylist prohibits posting, transmitting or sharing content(s) that exploits or abuses children including all child sexual abuse imagery (even cartoon images) and all content(s) that present children in a sexual way. Such content will be removed and appropriate action will be taken, which may include the banning of account(s) and reporting of the incident(s) to the law enforcement and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

The users are encouraged to file a report to NCMEC and contact local law enforcement if they come across content that promote child sexual exploitation somewhere else on the internet. If the content in question is hosted on a website outside of the United States, users can report it on the International Association of Internet Hotlines website

If you find any content that exploits children, do not share, comment, rank or engage in any way with such content except flagging and reporting it using our web-form to bring it to our attention.

Nudity and Sexual Content

Rankmylist does not allow any content and profile information that is sexually explicit, like pornography. Content(s) that features fetish(s) or sexual act(s) will either be removed or age-restricted depending on the severity of the act. Restriction(s), suspension(s) and ban(s) may apply equally to media depicting real human and virtual/digitally created imagery. All posts and contents that can be deemed not suitable for all ages in Rankmylist should be tagged as Not Safe For Work (NSFW).

Rankmylist allows naturalistic and documentary depictions of nudity (such as an image of post-mastectomy scars or active breastfeeding), as well as depictions of nudity that serve a clear educational, scientific, or artistic purpose.

Violent and Graphic Content

Rankmylist does not allow depictions of graphic or gratuitous violence that is primarily intended to be shocking, sensational, disrespectful, celebrating violence or shared for sadistic purpose. Both real and dramatized content(s) with certain level of graphic violence, if allowed on Rankmylist, should be tagged as NSFW. We may categorize such content as age-restricted or area-restricted where necessary. Content that celebrates, promotes or glorifies violence, acts of terrorism, rape or non-consensual sexual violence etc. are strictly prohibited and account(s) that post or engage with such content may be suspended / banned from Rankmylist.

Regulated Goods and Services

Rankmylist do not allow content that facilitates the sales of regulated product(s) and service(s), including alcohol, gambling, prescription drug(s) and unapproved supplement(s), tobacco, cannabis, fireworks, firearms, ammunition, weapons, or health/medical devices, even after we have implemented the appropriate age and area- restriction(s).

Harmful and Dangerous Content

Rankmylist prohibits content(s), channel(s) and activities on the platform that promote or encourage any kind self-injury including suicide, self-mutilation, eating disorders, drug abuse etc. Content(s) or channel(s) that identify victim(s) or survivor(s) of self- injury or suicide to degrade, defame, shame or target them for attack may be flagged by other uses and may result in their removal from the platform. Content(s) that incite violence or encourage dangerous and illegal activities with inherent risk of physical harm and death, choking games, instructions on bomb making etc. are also prohibited.


Rankmylist does not allow the use of its platform to mislead or confuse users by pretending to be another individual, representative of an organization or company and will suspend / ban any channel that portrays another individual or an organization in a deceptive or confusing way. Fan, parody, satire and/or commentary accounts are allowed by users as long as their intent is made clear in their username and channel description.


Rankmylist does not allow any act of “spamming” like username squatting, publishing content that is not meaningful or relevant, use of deceptive means to generate traffic, like(s), subscriber(s), rank(s), or posting with the primary intent of affiliate marketing etc. Rankmylist will continually evaluate the identifying characteristics of a “spam” or “fraud” in response to new tricks and tactics used by “spammers”.

Privacy Violation

Rankmylist prohibits posting and sharing of other people's personally identifying or confidential information or link(s) to personal information. Such information includes other people's credit card number(s), Social Security Number(s), driver's and/or other license number, password(s), phone number(s), physical address(es), private email address(es) etc.

Use of Multiple Accounts

Rankmylist allows the creation of multiple accounts using different email addresses but users must not create or use multiple accounts to engage in spamming activity, evade our policy or bypass suspension(s), ban(s) or otherwise subvert restriction(s) placed on an account. For example, if your content was removed from one channel, do not post the same or similar content using another replacement account. Multiple account owner(s) are forbidden to use their accounts to manipulate rankings of item(s), list(s) and/or number of like(s)/dislike(s) of suggestion(s).

Objectionable Content, Defamation, and Libel

Rankmylist does not allow hate speech, abuse and other objectionable content that is unlawful, defamatory, and fraudulent. Rankmylist recognizes that an allegation of defamatory expression, in and of itself, does not establish defamation, as the truth or falsehood of an expression is a necessary element in establishing defamation. As Rankmylist is not in a position to make that kind of fact-based judgement, any content that could be regarded as defamatory may be removed and the offending channel(s) may be banned or suspended.

Copyright and Trademark Infringement

Rankmylist advises its users to respect copyright(s), trademark(s) and any other legal right(s) and law(s) that might be applicable for them and the content they share on the platform. Rankmylist is unable to advise the users whether their use of copyrighted material may be fair or not and will respond to flags and notices of alleged infringement of intellectual property that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and U.S. Trademark laws.

Unauthorized Use

Rankmylist will ban account(s) and restrict access of individual(s) who attempt unauthorized use of our platform and Services.

Automated or Mass Registration

Rankmylist will remove and permanently suspend account(s) that are registered automatically or systematically.

Rank Manipulation

Any means of manipulating rank of item(s) or relevancy of content(s) such as repetitive or misleading keywords or information is prohibited.

Use of User Content

Rankmylist is granted (by you) a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sub licensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, save, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute your User Content on Rankmylist solely for the purposes of operating, developing, providing, and using the Rankmylist platform. Nothing in the Terms of Service or policies shall restrict other legal right(s) that Rankmylist may have to User Content, for example under other licenses. Rankmylist reserves the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, including User Content that it believes violates the Terms of Service or policies.

Repeat offender

Any content that violates our Content Policy in any way will be removed from the platform. Such violations may result in suspension(s) or a permanent ban of an account. Rankmylist will resolve such issues on a case by case basis depending on the type, severity and context of the policy violation rather than the number of violations by the same user.

Area-restricted content

Many countries have laws and regulations differing from our policies that may be applicable to Rankmylist content. In order to make our platform available to users everywhere, it may be necessary to withhold access to certain content(s)/channel(s) in a particular country from time to time. This restriction may be applied automatically or in response to a valid and properly scoped request from an authorized entity.

About our Policies and Terms

These policies apply generally to the content you post on our platform and your channel(s). A service may have its own separate policy(s) that can be found within that service(s) and apply to your use of them. All Rankmylist product(s) and service(s) are governed by applicable Terms of Service.

Reporting Potential Issues

If you encounter content or a user that you believe violates the above policies, please flag and report it using the Flag () icon. Learn more about flagging and reporting in our Community Guidelines.

This Content Policy was last updated on, and is effective as of 5/18/2017.