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If your HIT could contain explicit or offensive content, for instance, nudity, make sure to do the following:

  1. Include the following phrase in your HIT title: "(WARNING: This HIT may contain adult content. Worker discretion is advised.)"
  2. Require that Workers have the Adult Content Qualification in order to work on your HIT. This qualification requires Workers to acknowledge that they are over 18 and that they agree to work on potentially offensive content. You can set this requirement during the Design step on the Requester web site or via the developer tools.
  3. Require that Workers have the Adult Content Qualification in order to preview the HIT by checking the "Required for Preview" box in the Design step on the Requester web site or via the developer tools.

You may not use Amazon Mechanical Turk for illegal or objectionable activities. Here are some examples of prohibited activities:

  • collecting personal identifiable information
  • fraud
  • disrupting or degrading the operation of any website or internet service
  • direct marketing
  • spamming
  • unsolicited contacting of users
  • impermissible advertising or marketing activities
  • infringing or misappropriating the rights of any third party
  • posting illegal or objectionable content
  • disrupting operation of the Mechanical Turk website
  • creating a security risk for Mechanical Turk, any Mechanical Turk user, or any third party
  • HITs requiring disclosure of the Worker's identity or e-mail address, either directly or indirectly
  • HITs requiring registration at another website or group
  • HITs that directly or indirectly promote a site, service, or opinion
  • HITs that violate the terms and conditions of an activity or website (for instance asking Workers to vote for something)
  • HITs that have explicit or offensive content, for instance, nudity, but do not have the Adult Content Qualification
  • HITs asking Workers to solicit third parties
  • HITs that generate "referred" site visits or click-through traffic
  • HITs that ask Workers to take action to manipulate a website's behavior or results
  • HITs that violate intellectual property rights of any party
  • HITs that require Workers to download software

Amazon respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.