Forum Code of Conduct/Posting Guidelines

The AdviseInc forums are for our customers & community to discuss and share advice. We encourage freedom of speech, but we expect our members to treat others with respect and courtesy. We will not tolerate the following;

  • Abuse including bad language

  • Personal attacks

  • Racism

  • Anti-semitism

  • Sexism

  • Sexually explicit posts

  • Homophobia

  • Harassment

  • Bumping multiple old threads

  • Spam

  • Links to rival web addresses

  • Content that is in any way unlawful, threatening, offensive, bigoted, libellous, obscene or prejudicial

  • The use of offensive names or nicknames

  • Trolls

  • Re-posting a previously deleted thread or post

  • Links to adult content, pirated software, copyrighted material or other counterfeit goods

  • Content that infringes any patient or trademark rights

  • Collection or distribution of personal data concerning other members of the AdviseInc Community without their express consent

  • Impersonation of another person.

  • Chain letters, money making or pyramid schemes

  • Organisation of raffles, lotteries or quizzes which involve the taking of money. 

  • Advertising products or services

  • Advertising job vacancies

  • Offensive or copyrighted images


Members should not act in any way to disrupt the flow of an ongoing discussion. If a member does not wish to participate in an ongoing discussion or wishes to discuss a non-related topic, they are requested to begin another thread or go to the relevant Forum.


Your responsibilities


You may be held legally accountable for what you say or do online. In particular, you may be held liable for any defamatory comments, threats and untrue statements or other illegal or fraudulent claims made by you.


Your profile name(s) must not include words that are racist, profane, crude or otherwise offensive.


You may be held accountable for any breach of the rights of a third party if you have not obtained their prior consent to the use of their property.


Disclaimer

  • AdviseInc does not undertake to monitor every communication.

  • We operate a notice and take down policy known as reactive moderation. 

  • AdviseInc will use best endeavours to promptly remove content which is reported as being in breach of this Code of conduct or the Terms and conditions but cannot guarantee to do so.

  • AdviseInc does not endorse any opinions expressed by members of our forum.

  • AdviseInc reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to remove material at any time.

  • AdviseInc consists of information posted by third parties. As a result, AdviseInc accepts no liability in respect to the accuracy or truthfulness of any advice, information or data posted online or any responsibility for the consequences of your acting in reliance on such information.

  • If you fail to observe either these rules and Conditions at any time, AdviseInc  reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to exclude you (either temporarily or permanently) from any part of the forum depending on the nature and severity of your breach.

  • AdviseInc may release information about you (both present and past) to the relevant authorities where AdviseInc believes that you have breached the rules or have used AdviseInc to commit unlawful acts. We also reserve the right to disclose your personal information where required to do so by law and where we deem it appropriate in response to complaints of a substantial nature.


Please note: Threads or posts may be deleted and members may be banned at the sole discretion of AdviseInc forum moderators without notice.


General Posting Guidelines


Keep an eye open for new, interesting topics.  Before starting a new topic, please check if there is already a topic open on the subject. If so, contribute to it there.

 

Ignore bothersome members.  If there is someone on the forum that bothers you, ignore him/her. Instead, report it to us via support@adviseinc.co.uk.

 

Report contributions that violate the rules and guidelines. We will act on the report as quickly as we can.  Do not reply to the offending post as that typically only encourages the poster.

 

Use good judgement.  Remember that contributions to forums often contain personal opinions that should be considered carefully when responding to a post. 


Lend a helping hand. Some of us are real computer experts and feel at home using social media and online networks. Others less so. If you can, offer them help.

 

Don't be afraid to share.

 

Welcome new members. When newcomers arrive, say "hi" and welcome them. Help new folks "learn the ropes" about how to find information and resources, save time, and how to get involved. You will also find a lot of help using the forums themselves.

 

Use descriptive titles for new posts. Avoid "generic" post subjects like "Help" or "Question".  You will receive a better response to your posts by being more descriptive about the content of your post.


When posting a new topic do not use the CAPS lock (all-CAPS), bold, oversized, non-standard, or brightly colored fonts, or any combination thereof. They are hard to read and are considered yelling. When replying in an existing topic it is fine to use CAPS or bold to highlight main points.


If you have any questions regarding the rules feel free contact us via support@adviseinc.co.uk.




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