Terms of Service

Mercator commenting policy:

Our goal at Mercator is to create a welcoming, engaging, and inclusive environment that fosters discussions around human dignity and the common good. We encourage open dialogue, sharing of opinions, and respectful debates. To maintain a positive atmosphere, we have established the following commenting policy:

  • Be respectful: Treat others with the same respect you would like to receive. Personal attacks, hate speech, discriminatory language, or harassment will not be tolerated.
  • Stay on topic: Ensure your comments are relevant to the article or discussion at hand, focusing on ethical and policy debates framed around human dignity. Off-topic or spammy comments may be removed.
  • No self-promotion or advertising: Please avoid posting links to your own website, products, or services. Comments that are overly promotional will be removed.
  • Use proper language: Offensive language, profanity, and vulgar expressions are not allowed. Keep your comments clean and appropriate for all audiences.
  • No illegal content: Do not post any content that is defamatory, libellous, or in violation of any laws or regulations.
  • Protect your own privacy: Refrain from sharing personal information about yourself or others, such as addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses.
  • Be constructive: When disagreeing with others, present your arguments in a thoughtful and reasoned manner. Avoid resorting to personal insults or inflammatory comments.
  • Respect others' intellectual property: Do not post copyrighted material without proper attribution, and always give credit to the original source when quoting or referencing someone else's work.



The Mercator team reserves the right to remove any comments that violate this policy. Repeated violations may result in a user being banned from commenting on the site.

By posting a comment on Mercator, you agree to abide by this commenting policy. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to create a respectful and engaging online community that focuses on human dignity and ethical discussions.