As a community participant:
1) Ensure your contributions are relevant to the community topic.
2) Don’t sell or promote stuff!
Ensure your contributions are not of a promotional nature. Demonstration of expertise is much more valuable than promotion of a company, product or service.
3) Complete your profile.
The more detail you add to your profile, the more people will want to engage with you and the more connected you'll be to fellow network participants.
When registering to the site you are asked to provide a work email address and create a password. Part of the onboarding process is to then provide additional information such as your name, company name, job title, country, job function and area of interest. This helps grow your personal network via friend requests and interact with other members privately via messaging. We expect members to complete the mandatory fields during onboarding, which include their name, company name and job title.
If you're a contributor on the website then we require all mandatory and non-mandatory fields to be completed along with your avatar to be added. The community manager will reach out to you to help facilitate a smooth onboarding process. If however members and contributors haven't completed the onboarding process in a timely manner, then as community admins we will update the information on your behalf.
For more information on how Ideas Forums Ltd handle your personal data, please see our Privacy Notice.
4) Be yourself; please never impersonate another person.
5) Don't violate someone else's privacy.
You can post your own personal details and contact information (but do remember that this is a public forum), but don't post anyone else's personal details or contact information.
6) If you have a personal connection to any content or contribution, disclose your connection or, where appropriate, do not contribute at all.
7) Cite your sources.
Attribute quotes and paraphrased comments to their proper sources.
8) Don't infringe copyright.
If you want to upload a copy of an image, text, video or any other content, make sure you have the right to reproduce them on this website. Posting copyright material without permission may be unlawful. If you want to discuss someone else’s work, summarise it in your own words.
9) Don't post inappropriate links.
You can only post links to another website if the content on that other site abides with this Policy, and if that other website allows you to post links to their website.
10) Remember this is a public forum.
Once your contribution is online, everyone with Internet access may be able to read it. Don't forget that you are legally responsible for what you submit. Please consider how others could perceive your contribution. Please make your contribution clear to ensure that it is not misunderstood. Many different types of people may view your contribution.
11) Watch your language.
Please be polite. Do not use swear words, profane, crude or sexual language.
12) Don’t be libellous or abusive.
You must not make or encourage contributions that are:
Defamatory, false or misleading;
Insulting, threatening or abusive;
Obscene or of a sexual nature;
Offensive, racist, sexist, homophobic or discriminatory against any religions or other groups.
13) Report inappropriate content.
Please help us maintain high standards of participation. If you consider that a contribution does not comply with this Policy please report it via firstname.lastname@example.org. This facility should be used where content is in breach of our Policy, not simply because you disagree with something said.
We reserve the right (although not the obligation) to take down any contribution that it feels to be unsuitable, or which is reported as being unsuitable. In such an instance, the person that made the contribution will be notified. If you are aware that contribution has been removed, you must not deliberately resubmit the same contribution.