User Guidelines

SME Business Academy is a Community of Experts. As a Community we make the most of our efforts to provide the best business content, knowledge, advices, information and guidelines for Small Businesses. Even your content is original and unique and you consider it truly valuable, there are a few categories of content and behaviour that we don’t permit because we consider them harmful to the community.

To be transparent about what is and isn’t allowed on your site, we’ve put together this set of guidelines. The following activity/material isn’t allowed on


Illegal content and conduct.



Intellectual property infringement. is a publishing, rather than a file sharing platform, so we recognize that copyrighted materials are often used in fair use context. We strongly support this and urge copyright holders to take this into consideration before submitting complaints. If you’re not sure, a good rule of thumb is to always ask the rights holder for permission before republishing their content.


Pornography and nudity.

Visual depictions of sexually explicit acts and nudity.


Technologically harmful content.

Please don’t upload or link to malware, spyware, adware, or other malicious or destructive code.



Don’t claim to be a person or organization you’re not. (Parody and satire are ok though!)


Directly threatening material.

We don’t tolerate direct and realistic threats of violence.


Posting private information.

Don’t share someone’s personal information without their consent.



Advertising isn’t permitted unless you have purchased an Ad-free Membership upgrade.


Hotlinking to

Your site shouldn’t host any files that will be used on other sites.


Spam or machine-generated content.

You know what this is, but in general, sites such as those primarily dedicated to drive traffic to third party sites, boost SEO, phish, spoof, or promote affiliate marketing aren’t cool. We don’t want you to pollute the web outside of either, so we ask you to please avoid sending unwanted or unsolicited promotions or emails about your site, even if it’s not on


Bear in mind that these are just guidelines — interpretations are up to us. These guidelines are not exhaustive and are subject to change.

If you believe a site has violated our Terms of Service or any of these policies, please report the site. We review and investigate all complaints that we receive, but if and how we respond will depend on a variety of factors, such as the information available to us and the type of violation. We may also contact the site owner to inform him/her of the complaint.

If we’re not in a position to make a determination, we defer to the judgement of a court.