Rules of Conduct
Welcome to the CHARTER Communities. In order to maintain a friendly and pleasant atmosphere on the portal we have implemented some basic rules of conduct, which may be updated by us from time to time without previous notice. All visitors who participate and use the communities and site facilities are expected to read and agree with these rules and policies and not to break any of them. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the portal’s policies:
The following are deemed to constitute inappropriate content. Posting such content may result in account suspension or banning as well as the removal of the offending posts:
□ Posts or images of a defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane or threatening nature. This includes any messages or material ethnically, racially, religiously or sexually offensive, insulting or demeaning.
□ Posts or images that violate any laws or regulations.
□ Explicit advertising of products or services without our prior consent or the adequate context (i.e in the case of a thread discussing Tools & Technology). Advertising your company can be done through your Personal Profile.
□ Registering to solely post/endorse/promote for your own personal gain.
□ Discussion of illegal activities such as software and movie piracy and other intellectual property infringement.
□ Posting your or other people's personal contact information (i.e. telephone numbers, addresses etc) on any publicly viewable forums.
□ Anything else deemed inappropriate by us.
□ Links to any of the above.
□ Expected behaviour of members and suggestions for better posting
□ Keep all contributions within the appropriate community area of interest.
□ Use short, concise titles. When posting documents or blog entries, it is a good idea to use a short yet informative title, so it is not too long and other community members know what your thread is about.
□ Please make an effort to communicate yourself as clearly as possible.
□ Community members are welcome to post messages and announcements in any of the portal’s official languages (see our language policy)
□ Refrain from using foul or offensive language.
□ All content posted by users express the views of the author, and CHARTER will not be held responsible for any message.
□ Treat all other community members in a respectful and courteous manner at all times, even in the event of disagreements.
□ Visitors to the site who are not recognised Administrators, portal Staff Members or Community Facilitators with full credentials should not pose as the aforementioned ranks through the use of “administrator”, “staff member” or “facilitator” in their Member’s name, avatar or signature.
□ While these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.
Report a Rule Infraction
If you feel a fellow community member breaks the forum policies or rules of conduct, please report it to the community facilitator or directly to the portal staff.
Furthermore, the community facilitators may choose to implement additional policies at their discretion for day-to-day matters which are not explicitly covered by the Official Rules of Conduct.
We reserve the right to close or ban, temporarily or permanently, any user’s account without previous notice as we deem necessary.
Should you feel you have been treated unfairly by us or a community facilitator, you may appeal directly to us. When contacting us, please provide the email address you used to sign up. We do not discuss the suspension of portal members with the general public.