This document is an English translation of the original version for reference purposes only. The original version is written in the Japanese language. In the case of any discrepancy between the original Japanese version and this English translation, the original Japanese version shall prevail.
pixiv Encyclopedia (“Service”) is a “collaborative encyclopedia” that provides detailed explanations and commentary regarding all types of words, phenomena, culture, and creative works ranging from anime to manga, videogames, and art. pixiv Inc. (“Company”) defines its ideal for the Service as “building a more robust fan community by allowing fans of all media to explain their favorite things in their own words”.
If you discover that an article posted to the Service contains insufficient information, typographical errors, or the like, by all means take the initiative to supplement or correct it. Likewise, please help us keep content in order by avoiding the duplication and overproduction of articles and the overcomplication of any single article, and bringing readers to articles that address a manageable range of events and topics.
At the same time, the content that users feel should and should not be included in Articles etc. will inevitably differ from user to user, and depending on the characteristics of events or the common practices of communities etc., there may be many different perspectives on how much should be written about which topics. Therefore, when conflicts arise between users concerning the editorial policies for an article, users should refrain from making assertions that advance only their own point of view, and from repeatedly editing the article in a unilateral manner. The first step must be to try to resolve the conflict by using the comments section etc. to have interparty discussions and work to develop the content of the article. Likewise, users should refrain from (among other activity) declaring as fact things that only a work’s original creator can determine or content that is based on personal conjecture or feelings, because such behavior makes it very difficult to resolve editorial policy disputes.
Measures Regarding Prohibited Acts and Content
- Sending warning messages to users
- Locking articles (making it so that no user can edit such articles)
- Word locking (making it impossible to post articles using the same words or same title)
- Rolling articles back to their previous states (returning articles to the state before they included prohibited acts or content)
- Deleting comments
- Deleting editing histories
- Deleting articles
- Suspending pixiv accounts
When using the Service, users shall not engage in acts that fall under or are deemed by the Company to fall under any of the following; provided, however, that the acts listed below are merely examples of prohibited acts, and the Company may regard other acts as prohibited.
- Editing other people’s Articles etc. many more times than necessary, or otherwise excessively and/or repeatedly editing articles
- Using multiple accounts to make posts, edits, comments, reports, or the like with the same or similar purport
- Using a crawler or other such program to collect articles, comments, etc.
- Imposing loads on servers of the Service beyond the normal extent
- Posting or editing articles with excessive frequency
- Commenting with excessive frequency
- Otherwise accessing servers with excessive frequency
On the Service, it is prohibited to post in Articles etc. any content that falls under or is deemed by the Company to fall under the following; provided, however, that the following are merely examples of prohibited content, and the Company may regard other content as prohibited.
- Material contrary to the aims of an encyclopedia
- Articles not created as explanations of events or topics
- Article content not relevant to the article title
- Articles lacking content
- Articles that do not contain sufficient information
- Articles that list meaningless terms or language
- Material that will not be fully understandable to third parties, such as personal memos
- Material not intended for the purposes of explanation/commentary, such as novels, essays, or diaries
- Republication from other websites, books, etc.
- Material that reproduces text from Wikipedia, dictionaries, or the like beyond the extent of a Quotation
- Information that can identify individuals
- Material that can identify an individual, such as the name, address, employer, or phone number of a poster or third party
- Information concerning the victims, suspects, etc. of incidents or accidents
* Does not include information that entertainers, writers, professional athletes, or other such parties have made public on their own initiative
- Material intended for harassment
- Material abusive of others
- Material that defames, threatens, harasses, or inflicts economic or psychological harm or hardship on the Company, other users of the Service, or other third parties
- Fake news, leaks, premature publication, and other material spreading information that is not yet publicly announced against the will of the parties concerned
- Material that treats as accepted fact any content whose truth or falsehood is difficult to verify
- Conspiracy theories, electoral activities, etc.
- Material intended to benefit or disadvantage particular political or religious groups or the like
- Articles consisting entirely of a language different from the language of provision of the Service
- Example: Posting, to the pixiv Encyclopedia’s Japanese edition, an article whose title and content is written mostly in English
- Age-restricted content
- Material not appropriate for persons under 18 years of age
- Material associated with sex, or material that depicts the same and evokes imagery of genital penetration or intercourse or sex acts
- Intensely violent, dangerous, or shocking material
- Scenes of excessive cruelty, material that is excessively shocking or can be expected to lead to the imitation of such material
- Material not appropriate for persons under 18 years of age
- Other material that the Company deems unsuitable
Enacted: 3 29, 2023