Terms & Code of Conduct
What information do we collect?
Basic account information
: If you register on this server, you may be asked to enter a username,
an e-mail address and a password. You may also enter additional profile
information such as a display name and biography, and upload a profile
picture and header image. The username, display name, biography,
profile picture and header image are always listed publicly.
Posts, following and other public information
: The list of people you follow is listed publicly, the same is true
for your followers. When you submit a message, the date and time is
stored as well as the application you submitted the message from.
Messages may contain media attachments, such as pictures and videos.
Public and unlisted posts are available publicly. When you feature a
post on your profile, that is also publicly available information. Your
posts are delivered to your followers, in some cases it means they are
delivered to different servers and copies are stored there. When you
delete posts, this is likewise delivered to your followers. The action
of reblogging or favouriting another post is always public.
Direct and followers-only posts
: All posts are stored and processed on the server. Followers-only
posts are delivered to your followers and users who are mentioned in
them, and direct posts are delivered only to users mentioned in them.
In some cases it means they are delivered to different servers and
copies are stored there. We make a good faith effort to limit the
access to those posts only to authorized persons, but other servers may
fail to do so. Therefore it's important to review servers your
followers belong to. You may toggle an option to approve and reject new
followers manually in the settings.
Please keep in mind that the operators of the server and any
receiving server may view such messages
, and that recipients may screenshot, copy or otherwise re-share them. Do not share any dangerous information over Mastodon.
IPs and other metadata
: When you log in, we record the IP address you log in from, as well as
the name of your browser application. All the logged in sessions are
available for your review and revocation in the settings. The latest IP
address used is stored for up to 12 months. We also may retain server
logs which include the IP address of every request to our server.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in the following
To provide the core functionality of Mastodon. You can only interact
with other people's content and post your own content when you are
logged in. For example, you may follow other people to view their
combined posts in your own personalized home timeline.
To aid moderation of the community, for example comparing your IP
address with other known ones to determine ban evasion or other
The email address you provide may be used to send you information,
notifications about other people interacting with your content or
sending you messages, and to respond to inquiries, and/or other
requests or questions.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your
personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal
information. Among other things, your browser session, as well as the
traffic between your applications and the API, are secured with SSL, and
your password is hashed using a strong one-way algorithm. You may enable
two-factor authentication to further secure access to your account.
What is our data retention policy?
We will make a good faith effort to:
Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this
server, in so far as such logs are kept, no more than 90 days.
Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users no more than
You can request and download an archive of your content, including your
posts, media attachments, profile picture, and header image.
You may irreversibly delete your account at any time.
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers
to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow).
These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a
registered account, associate it with your registered account.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your
personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third
parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or
servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information
confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release
is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or
protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.
Your public content may be downloaded by other servers in the network. Your
public and followers-only posts are delivered to the servers where your
followers reside, and direct messages are delivered to the servers of the
recipients, in so far as those followers or recipients reside on a
different server than this.
When you authorize an application to use your account, depending on the
scope of permissions you approve, it may access your public profile
information, your following list, your followers, your lists, all your
posts, and your favourites. Applications can never access your e-mail
address or password.
Site usage by children
If this server is in the EU or the EEA: Our site, products and services are
all directed to people who are at least 16 years old. If you are under the
age of 16, per the requirements of the GDPR (
General Data Protection Regulation
) do not use this site.
If this server is in the USA: Our site, products and services are all
directed to people who are at least 13 years old. If you are under the age
of 13, per the requirements of COPPA (
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
) do not use this site.
Law requirements can be different if this server is in another
This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated March 7, 2018.
Originally adapted from the
Code of Conduct
The following guidelines are not a legal document, and final interpretation
is up to the administration of Mastodon.Coffee; they are here to provide you
with an insight into our content moderation policies:
The following types of content will be removed from the public
Uncurated news bots posting from third-party news sources
Untagged nudity, pornography and sexually explicit content,
including artistic depictions
Untagged gore and extremely graphic violence, including
Fake news, anti-vaccination spam
The following types of content will be removed from the public
timeline, and may result in account suspension and revocation of access
to the service:
Racism or advocation of racism
Sexism or advocation of sexism
Casteism or advocation of casteism
Discrimination against gender and sexual minorities, or
Xenophobic and/or violent nationalism
The following types of content are explicitly disallowed and will
result in revocation of access to the service:
Sexual depictions of children
Content illegal in Germany and/or France, such as holocaust
denial or Nazi symbolism
Conduct promoting the ideology of National Socialism
Any conduct intended to stalk or harass other users, or to impede other
users from utilizing the service, or to degrade the performance of the
service, or to harass other users, or to incite other users to perform
any of the aforementioned actions, is also disallowed, and subject to
punishment up to and including revocation of access to the service.
This includes, but is not limited to, the following behaviors:
Continuing to engage in conversation with a user that has
specifically has requested for said engagement with that user
to cease and desist may be considered harassment, regardless of
platform-specific privacy tools employed.
Aggregating, posting, and/or disseminating a person's
demographic, personal, or private data without express
permission (informally called doxing or dropping dox) may be
Inciting users to engage another user in continued interaction
or discussion after a user has requested for said engagement
with that user to cease and desist (informally called brigading
or dogpiling) may be considered harassment.
These provisions notwithstanding, the administration of the service
reserves the right to revoke any user's access permissions, at any time,
for any reason, except as limited by law.
If you have questions, a copyright removal request or anything else please get in touch with @stux or send an email to hello [ at ] mastodon[ dot ] coffee.