Use Restrictions

Last updated: 01 April, 2023


TypeEngine works with cutting edge AI technology and has many potential applications which are both good and bad, such as propaganda. We recognize that however good the maker’s (our) intentions, technology can amplify the ability to cause great harm. That’s why we’ve established this policy. We feel an ethical obligation to counter such harm: both in terms of dealing with instances where TypeEngine is used to create harmful content and by affirming our products are not safe havens for people who wish to commit such harm. If you have an account with any of our products, you can’t use them for any of the restricted purposes listed below. If we find out you are, we will take action.

Please note that TypeEngine has inbuilt safe guards to identify harmful content and prevent our AI from being misused.

Restricted purposes

Do Anything Now "DAN" Attacks

The use of "DAN" attacks to attempt to override the inbuilt safety settings of the AI for ANY purpose will result in an immediate ban.

Generation of NSFW Content

You may not abuse the AI's capabilities to create and/or disseminate NSFW content of any kind. 

Violence, or threats thereof

If an activity qualifies as violent crime in the United Kingdom or where you live, you may not use TypeEngine products to plan, perpetrate, or threaten that activity.

Child exploitation, sexualization, or abuse

We don’t tolerate any activities that create, disseminate, or otherwise cause child abuse. Keep away and stop. Just stop.

Hate speech

You cannot use our products to advocate for the extermination, domination, or oppression of people.


Intimidating or targeting people or groups through content creation with harmful intent, including using racial slurs or dehumanizing language is a misuse of our system and we will take action against your account.


If you are using our product to share other peoples’ private personal information for the purposes of harassment, we don’t want anything to do with you.

Malware or spyware

Code for good, not evil. If you are using our products to make or distribute anything that qualifies as malware or spyware — including remote user surveillance — begone.

Phishing or otherwise attempting fraud

It is not okay to lie about who you are or who you affiliate with to steal from, extort, or otherwise harm others.


No one wants unsolicited commercial emails. We don’t tolerate folks (including their bots) using our products for spamming purposes. If your emails don’t pass muster with CAN-SPAM or any other anti-spam law, it’s not allowed.


We don’t like username extortionists. If you purchase a Basecamp product account in someone else’s name and then try to sell that account to them, you are cybersquatting. Cybersquatting accounts are subject to immediate cancellation.

Infringing on intellectual property

You can’t use TypeEngine products to make or disseminate work that uses the intellectual property of others beyond the bounds of fair use.

While our use restrictions are comprehensive, they can’t be exhaustive — it’s possible an offense could defy categorization, present for the first time, or illuminate a moral quandary we hadn’t yet considered. That said, we hope the overarching spirit is clear: TypeEngine is not to be harnessed for harm, whether mental, physical, personal or civic. Different points of view — philosophical, religious, and political — are welcome, but ideologies like white nationalism, or hate-fueled movements anchored by oppression, violence, abuse, extermination, or domination of one group over another, will not be accepted here.

How to report abuse

For cases of suspected malware, spyware, phishing, spamming, and cybersquatting, please alert us at . For all other cases, please let us know by emailing . If you’re not 100% sure if something rises to the level of our use restrictions policy, report it anyway. Please share as much as you are comfortable with about the account, the content or behavior you are reporting, and how you found it. Sending us a URL or screenshots is helpful. If you need a secure file transfer, let us know and we will send you a link. We will not disclose your identity to anyone associated with the reported account. Someone on our team will respond within one business day to let you know we’ve begun investigating. We will also let you know the outcome of our investigation (unless you ask us not to, or we are not allowed to under law).

Adapted from the Basecamp open-source policies / CC BY 4.0