Code of conduct
The C20 Discussion Forum exists to provide a friendly and accessible environment where you can discuss ideas and share your opinions with others. As a participant, you are part of a diverse community of people from around the world. Like most communities, we have some basic ground rules.
We expect everyone using the Discussion Forum to abide by this Code of Conduct. By engaging with the Discussion Forum, you accept and agree to abide by this Code of Conduct. In accordance with this Code of Conduct, "contribution" means any material posted or uploaded to our websites by a user, including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio material.
Users must not:
- Use the C20 Discussion Forum to send offensive or harassing material to other users;
- Publish defamatory and/or knowingly false material about any person, other users or entities;
- Reveal confidential information in a personal online posting, upload or transmission - including financial information and information relating to customers, business plans, policies, staff, and/or internal discussions relating to any entity;
- Undertake deliberate activities that undermines the purpose of the C20 Discussion Forum;
- Introduce any form of malicious software into the community;
- Participate in discussions if under 13 years old.
- Must not plagiarize or violate copyright, database, trademark, trade secret, privacy, personal or proprietary rights of any kind. Therefore, users will generally need the explicit permission from copyright owners of any existing articles, news reports, music, video clips or other copyrighted material before posting them to the website. Documents posted without the proper authorization will be deleted.
- Must not contain unlawful, objectionable, disruptive, offensive, harassing, threatening, defamatory, obscene, offensive, abusive, hateful, inflammatory, profane, racially offensive, sexually offensive, or religiously offensive content. Please be respectful and civil to other members, even if you disagree with them. Debates should be productive and founded on constructive criticism.
- Must address the C20 agenda and related topics and must not be used to promote brands or institutions. Contributions must not contain unsuitable or irrelevant website addresses or URLs. Links to pornography, commercial or other inappropriate content will be deleted.
- Must not promote illegal behavior. Contributions must not contain violent or sexually explicit material or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) terrorist acts, copyright infringement or computer misuse.
- Must not misrepresent their origins. Contributions and/or user names may not be used to impersonate any other person, to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- Must not involve any flooding, spamming or advertising. Flooding is when the same comment is posted over and over in the same forum; spamming is the posting of the same comment (or very similar) to more than one forum. All forms of commercial solicitation are prohibited.
- Are all public and may appear in public search results. Accordingly, users should not post personal details or information that should not be be publically available.
Users who violate these rules and contribution guidelines will be sent a warning message by the C20 Discussion Forum team identifying the issue at stake and notifying them of its removal. Users who repeat offenses after receiving warnings will be banned from the site.
If you reasonably believe that any contribution to the platform made by another user contravenes this Code of Conduct, please Contact Us.
The C20 Discussion Forum team will periodically revise the Code of Conduct from time to time by amending this page. Please visit this page regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made as they are legally binding.
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