BATA Special Interest Groups code of conduct

The simple rules of thumb are to keep on-topic and be respectful of others, but to be clear we thought it useful to spell out a few things that are outside what we’d accept. Our Special Interest Groups are designed to help people learn more about Assistive Technology and the resources available to those with disabilities and long term health conditions, and we want people to have a good experience when they are here. Anything that supports this aim is encouraged, provided it does not violate these terms of use that we’ve put together.

By using this forum, you agree that you will not post, publish or submit as work any of the following material:

  • Material that infringes the copyright of another person (plagiarism, or passing off other peoples material as your own) or copyright material not referenced or acknowledged.
  • Unauthorised posting of personal information (names, address, phone number, email etc.) of other users.
  • Material that contains vulgar, obscene or indecent language or images.
  • Material which defames, abuses or threatens others.
  • Statements that are bigoted, hateful or racially offensive.
  • Material that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
  • No Flaming; there is a difference between voicing a legitimate concern or grievance and simply badmouthing or some other form of written abuse of someone or some service. These will be deleted upon discovery.
  • Posts or other material which is deemed inappropriate by the site administrators will be deleted upon discovery. Users who violate the Terms of Service may lose their account permanently.
  • Account suspensions and closures are at the sole discretion of BATA.
  • All users are required to provide a valid email address where they can be contacted at any time.
  • Any person actively using these sites is implicitly agreeing to these rules regardless of whether they have been read or not.
  • Explicit marketing of goods and services is not appropriate. However we recognise that there can be a a fine line when responding to posts. If in doubt, please ask. Offenders will be warned. Repeat offenders will be removed.

If you unsure whether your post is appropriate or not, please contact John Lamb