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LDWA Website & Forum Acceptable Use Policy


The LDWA website, forum and associated mailing functions are provided as part of the organisation’s platform to provide communication systems, allowing you to connect more easily with members throughout LDWA and to provide access to useful sources of information.

Important points to remember:

Legislation & Policies

  • When you use the service you are bound by LDWA policies, such as Safeguarding and Acceptable Use, and you are also bound by any relevant legislation, such as Data Protection and Copyright laws.
  • Don’t share content that you don’t have legal permission to use.
  • All use of the website should be related to the business of LDWA. Any use for personal or commercial gain, or advertising of products or events unrelated to LDWA is prohibited.

Sharing Content

  • Use of the forums and mailing helps build communities of practice and connections; this requires that everyone follows the simple community rules so that everyone can benefit from this service:
    • Do not use strong language, terms and expressions that may offend others.
    • Be respectful. Make sure your posts are appropriate and aimed at the right audiences. Online comments can be easily misconstrued.
    • Don’t post images or content that are likely to cause harm or offence to others.
    • Personal attacks are not acceptable. One to one arguments, disagreements and disputes of a personal nature must not be conducted through LDWA services.
    • Be appropriate. Don’t spam forums or post messages that are unrelated to the purpose of that forum. Post questions to appropriate Forums.

Security

  • Be aware. Make sure you protect your and others privacy. Don’t share personal details, yours or anyone else’s.
  • Be secure.  Don't share your individual membership password and family/affiliates do not share outside of your family/affiliation.  Make sure you have a strong password
  • Your Membership Details are for your use only - do not reveal your password to anyone else, or allow anyone else to use your details.

Misuse

  • Misuse of the service will be reported to NEC. LDWA may use system analytics to measure the general use of the website. LDWA reserves the right to monitor compliance with this code.
  • If you see any postings that you feel breach the letter or spirit of these rules then please contact Internet@ldwa.org.uk with details.

V1.0 September 2021

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