Community and Membership Policy

Online Community Rules

Thank you for being part of the Energy Informatics.Aacademy online community. To ensure the best possible experience for all community members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions about these guidelines or the tools themselves, contact us

In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, Energy Informatics.Aacademy reserves the right to discipline users, delete posts or terminate accounts for members who violate these rules.

The Legal Stuff

These social media pages, accounts and sites are provided as a service of Energy Informatics.Aacademy. Energy Informatics.Aacademy is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on these sites by others. Energy Informatics.Aacademy disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on these sites, whether posted by Energy Informatics.Aacademy or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall Energy Informatics.Aacademy be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. In addition, by posting material, you grant to Energy Informatics.Aacademy and the members of this community the nonexclusive, worldwide, transferable right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material in any way and in any medium, including but not limited to print or electronic form.

Energy Informatics.Aacademy does not actively monitor these sites for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to Energy Informatics.Aacademy's attention, Energy Informatics.Aacademy will take all appropriate action.

Energy Informatics.Aacademy reserves the right to block any users who do not abide by these guidelines.

Energy Informatics.Aacademy’s privacy policy is located here.

 
Community Violation Policy

The community rules should not be seen as all-inclusive, but rather to give our members a general idea of the guidelines one should follow when participating in the online community. In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, Energy Informatics.Aacademy reserves the right to suspend, remove content, or terminate participation on all lists for members who violate these rules.

Taking action against one of our members, particularly in regard to removing an account, is something we would like to avoid, but realistically may have to happen in order to protect the quality of service we strive to provide to our members. This restriction is not intended to limit in any way the professional networking and educational advantages.

When unsure whether the content is consistent with these policies, please err on the side of caution and do not post the content in Collaborate. If there are any questions on what content is appropriate to post please contact us.

The community rules and etiquette may be revised from time to time and it’s the member’s responsibility to stay abreast of any changes.

Possible disciplinary actions for Terms of Agreement/Rules and Etiquette violations
  • An email, private message or phone call is communicated to the member that explains the violation that occurred.

  • An email or phone call is communicated to the member who violated the guidelines. The member’s community account may be put into moderation. Member may be placed in a 30-day moderation queue, where messages from his/her account are reviewed by Energy Informatics.Aacademy before they are posted online.

  • An email/private message warning is communicated to the member who violated the guidelines. The member’s community account may be put into moderation. Member may be placed in moderation for three months; where messages from his/her account are reviewed by the community manager before they are posted online. Member may be subject to removal from communities.

  • A formal written letter is sent to the member who violated the guidelines. The member may be removed from participating in some or all communities.

  • Energy Informatics.Aacademy reserves the right to edit or delete a post. However, Energy Informatics.Aacademy generally will not edit or delete posts for members, unless there has been a severe violation of the Rules (as mentioned).

  • To clarify or edit a message posted, we recommend the original poster to reply to the existing message. At Energy Informatics.Aacademy's discretion, older messages that may cause confusion or contain outdated information may be archived or deleted.

Appeal process

A member may not appeal to his/her moderation reprimand. A member may appeal his/her removal from a community by contacting us in writing; final decisions will be reviewed and decided upon by a panel of peers.

Appeals should include the following pieces of information:

  • First name

  • Last name

  • Email address

  • Phone number

  • Full disclosure of any previous violations

  • Why you feel the community removal should be overturned, include any relevant or supporting evidence.

 

For any further questions or comments please contact us.

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