We are an enterprise which ethically conducts its business in full consideration of and compliance with the laws, ordinances and moral conventions which govern our society. Furthermore, we uphold ethical initiatives which strive to maintain above all else the long-term trust and stability of our customers, content providers, and business operations.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct embodies and exemplifies the principles of our Compliance Policy, and pledges that we as individuals and as a company shall operate to the best of ability in accordance with them.
The details stated in the following are not based on any particular standards of a central ethics organization, and are internally regulated to the best of ability in accordance with our Compliance Policy; content so regulated does not guarantee its approval, as in the case of certain of our products.
Further, the judgment of socially unacceptable content is not restricted to this Code.
(Sex-related special business (type: image delivery) notification, reception No. 1529 in Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department - Katsushika Division, September 19, 2000)
About Self Rating
DLsite.com provides a web-based content filtering system which restricts visibility of adult-oriented products.
Filtering restricts access (via password) to any page with content inappropriate for children. (Free and pay-to-use filtering tools with various features can be found online.)
As many of our products are intended for adults only, we recommend that you install and use filtering to prevent children from undue exposure.
(SafetyOnline2 classification: Self Rating LV4)
About Age Specifications
For all works that are available on DLsite.com, we offer three categories: All Ages, R-15, and Adults.
Each category has a corresponding label/mark indicating the targeted age group. Please refer to the following guidelines:
[All Ages] No restrictions
[R-15] Restricted to ages 15 and older
Sexual imagery: mild sexual expressions, exposed breasts or buttocks (general).
Other imagery: mild violent scenes or expressions, thoughts, hidden messages.
[Adults] Restricted to ages 18 and older
Sexual imagery: graphic sexual expressions, depiction of genitals (explicit), penetration (explicit), etc.
Other imagery: explicit violent scenes or expressions, thoughts, hidden messages.
About Product Registration
Before a product can be sold, DLsite.com requires that the product operates as intended, mosaic censorship is adequate, and the contents do not violate the legal definition of public decency.
DLsite.com English does not tolerate the following:
•Works that contain inappropriate expressions of ideology, religion, politics or race. (Also includes inappropriate expressions of historical events.)
•Works that contain so-called "lolicon (lolita complex)" content: defined as sexually suggestive works featuring a character that appears to be teenage or younger. This may be indicated or implied in the contents, sample image(s), or product details of the Product Details page; or by reasonable consensus that the following verbal descriptions apply: underage, infant, kid, child, etc. Altered photographic or photorealistic images which resemble a real child, etc. are strictly banned.
•Works that contain extreme violence, amputation, necrophilia, or extreme violation. (Lolicon works which contains extreme violence are strictly banned.)
•Works that focus on actual photographic content.
•Works that are written in Japanese language which contain few or no images.
•Works that contain proper nouns of an existing company or person.
•Works that are intended for Mac OS users only.
•Any other works that DLsite.com considers inappropriate for selling on the English website.
Please note that our product policy treats a wide range of contents, and what we introduce in the above are only the most common examples.
DLsite.com does not support or endorse non-consensual sex, unwilling or forced sex, abuse, rape, or sex involving minors. The products on this website contain common sexual fantasies drawn by creators only.