Code Of Conduct
CODE OF CONDUCT
As part of the Open Institute's commitment towards developing and maintaining the Devolution Hub, a platform that contains resources and material related to devolution, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.
Your commitment to this Code of Conduct in all message board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, sample uploads, and/or other message or communication facilities (including any contents of any of these services or facilities) designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group, ensures a positive experience for all our users. The Open Institute is not responsible for the content or activities in any user-created way
We encourage everyone to treat each other with mutual respect. Do not use any communication or collaboration services to threaten, harass, stalk, or abuse others participating in these services. The Open Institute reserves the right to remove content that advocate or encourage expressions of violence, bigotry, racism, hatred, or profanity. The Open Institute may remove postings that are deemed inappropriate, offensive or that violate guidelines or this Code of Conduct. The Open Institute may also eject or ban any user or organization who behaves in a manner deemed inappropriate, offensive or who violates guidelines or this Code of Conduct.
Keep it legal
The Open Institute does not allow any illegal activities. You cannot use the Devolution Hub Platform to publish, post, distribute, or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene, or other unlawful material or information, specifically, but not limited to, child pornography, bestiality, incest, illegal drugs, software and harassment. You may not use the Devolution Hub for the purpose of linking to external sites that violate this Code of Conduct.
Do not upload files or post messages that contain material protected by intellectual property laws, rights of privacy or publicity or any other applicable law unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents. The Open Institute is not responsible for any use of anything you say or post.
In addition to upholding this code of conduct, you are responsible for adhering to all local and national laws that pertain to your location.
The Open Institute does not tolerate disruptive activity online, such as persistent off-topic comments and postings or statements that incite others to violate this Code of Conduct or participate in illegal activities.
Falsely impersonating an Open Institute employee, agent, manager, host, or any other person with the intent to mislead or cause harm to others is forbidden.
Please don't "spam" through our platform. To spam includes sending identical and irrelevant submissions to many different discussion groups, mailing lists, chats or communities. Usually such postings have nothing to do with the particular topic of the group or are of no real interest to those on the mailing list. To spam also includes misrepresenting the source of anything you say or post.
The Open Institute reserves the right to ban a user or Organization at any time, without notice, from the platform for spamming.
You are responsible and liable for all your activities while you are a partner of the devolution hub. Remember, you are responsible for anything you say or post.
The Open Institute reserves the right to remove at any time, without notice, any resource and/or post to the Devolution hub Platform.
Uphold the code
In helping to make the Devolution Hub Platform a success, you must do your part to uphold this Code of Conduct.
The Open Institute also reserves the right to amend or change the Code of Conduct at any time without notice. You agree to periodically review this document to ensure you are doing your part.
The Open Institute is not obligated to send users or hosts a warning before deleting any content.
Protect your privacy
We caution you against giving out personally identifiable information ( credit card numbers, names and addresses, telephone numbers, driver license numbers), which may be used for illegal or harmful purposes.