By using the NCVO site (www.ncvo-vol.org.uk) (”the site”), you accept and agree to abide by our terms of website use and acceptable use policy. Please therefore ensure you have read our terms of website use and acceptable use policy before using the community. These community guidelines are additional guidelines that you accept and agree to abide by when using the community.
References to "we", "us", "NCVO" or "our" are references to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Information about us can be found at the head of our terms of website use.
Our community guidelines are here to support you and remind community members of the most appropriate ways to engage with each other. The aim is to guide anyone using the community to have an enjoyable and rewarding time.
The community is distinguished by a few guiding principles, which set out your rights and responsibilities:
- You are encouraged to use your real name so other users know who you are
- You own your community profile. This means that you can add or remove your personal details at any time and control who sees what
- You stand by what you write. This means that you are wholly responsible and liable for everything you choose to discuss in the community, and in your comments to blog posts.
- We do not check or pre-moderate your content. This means we do not check posts, comments and other material posted by you before they are published, and therefore we are not liable in accordance with the terms of website use and acceptable policy. But if we do spot any material that does not comply with our acceptable use policy or these community guidelines we will remove it as soon as practically possible.
- Please let us know immediately if any of these community guidelines are not complied with by you or other users, or if you have any other concerns about the use of or participation in the community please contact us immediately at Community Manager.
How NCVO sees the community
The discussions on NCVO belong to the community. NCVO facilitates and provides a platform to enable discussions to flourish. This community relies on its members being nice and respectful to one another.
For NCVO this is a space for us to have intelligent, informative and even provocative discussions on the future of civil society and the issues of the voluntary and community organisations.
You agree to not post anything, for example in your discussions and comments to blogs, that could be interpreted as intentional advertising, selling or soliciting, spam, or self-publicity for commercial or business purposes. We may remove such material in accordance with our acceptable use policy.
Not-for-profit organisations can include links to their website about campaigns or fundraising projects providing they sit in the relevant thread of any discussion.
The advertisers/sponsors who you see on the NCVO website are carefully chosen. Whilst we welcome discussion of them as well as other businesses that you have information or questions about, if it is determined that you are using the NCVO website/networking and discussions section to promote a commercial venture, you will lose your posting privileges. This includes choosing a username/signature that refers to your business. Also note that we do not want the boards to be used for solicitations or for requesting referrals. Requests for advertising can be directed to www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/promote and you can choose your advertising platform for consideration.
Links to other sites
You are welcome to link to your website on our boards provided that a) you are not promoting a commercial service or for-profit venture, b) you don't post primarily to promote your site.
Please do not upload anything without obtaining the copyright owner’s permission, but do consider linking to online content to further a discussion. Uploaded or contributed material that breaches any laws will be removed in accordance with our acceptable use policy.
Take care online
You are wholly responsible for any personal data you choose to post to the site. Therefore please take care when disclosing personal or sensitive information about yourself. For example please do not publish your email address and personal telephone number in discussions. There is a private messaging facility within the community if you wish to contact another member or be contacted. Read our FAQ to find out more.
If you wish to report any problems
If you see a post which you feel uses offensive language or is otherwise unsuitable please report this immediately to the community manager. To do this please click the Report content link that you will find under the post you want to flag up as inappropriate or you can email the Community Manager.
NCVO will respond to as swiftly as possible to deal with your reported problem.
If you ignore or fail to comply with these community guidelines, the terms of website use and/or or our acceptable use policy, the community manager has the right to withdraw your access to the site or any part of it.
This is your community
It's down to you to create the discussions you feel passionate about, find inspiration from other people and learn from their experiences. If you see something on the community you think needs improving please let us know. For example if you think these guidelines need improvement drop the Community Manager an email.
We may revise or replace these community guidelines at any time and without prior notice. Your continued use of the community constitutes your acceptance of the community guidelines as modified. You should therefore visit this page frequently to review the community guidelines.