DIVE COMMUNITY RULES
DIVE is a community of entrepreneurs. It is strictly for those who care about building their business through ethical means and creating sustainable wealth in the process. We rely on all members to help keep this Community a safe place for Members to share views and receive support.
We have developed five community values that should underpin all your interactions and help guide your posts:
We encourage our members to give and receive support, sharing their stories, and their life experiences in respect to their journey in business and entrepreneurship.
We expect that members’ comments are treated respectfully, without judgment. You must appreciate that others may have an opinion different from yours. If you see abuse, report it to us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We empower our members to make decisions that support ethical business practices. You shouldn’t hold back in sharing your knowledge – it’s likely someone will find it useful or interesting. When you give information, provide your sources.
We support our members to talk openly about difficult subjects in a safe manner. Remember that the forums are public. Don’t post personal information that you would not be comfortable sharing with a stranger.
We approach all our discussions with kindness, warmth and always assume the best intentions. Welcome new members, share your tips. If you are a new member, make sure to introduce yourself – our community is waiting for you.
It will also be helpful if you:
Stay on topic. When creating a new discussion thread, give a clear topic title and put your post in the appropriate category. When contributing to an existing discussion, try to stay ‘on topic’. If something new comes up within a topic that you would like to discuss, start a new thread.
One account per person. Running multiple identities in our Community is not permitted. If you are unable to access your account, please get in touch with us rather than creating a new one.
We maintain the right to remove posts and threads.
We need to make sure that material posted in the discussion forums is not potentially harmful. For this reason, we may edit or choose not to publish any post, avatar or display name that:
- contains disrespectful or derogatory remarks about any other member
- contains advice or content that we believe is damaging, unhelpful or distressing to others
- contains links
- contains swearing or offensive language that is irrelevant
- promotes personal beliefs in a way that is disrespectful of the choices of others
- infringes the privacy of individuals or service providers
- is racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit or suggestive, abusive or otherwise discriminatory or objectionable
- advertises products, services, events or research, without permission.
- puts overt pressure on other members to respond to comments
- describes or encourages violence, suicide or other activity which could endanger the safety or wellbeing of others
- contains methods or detail of suicide, self-harm or sexual abuse
- is a copy of another post or contains the same, or similar, message posted multiple times elsewhere.
A team of moderators have been entrusted with the ability to intervene when these Community Rules have been breached. However, due to the dynamic nature and the sheer volume of posts, we can’t immediately read everything written – therefore much of the responsibility for maintaining our friendly environment lies with you.
If any material you post raises concerns about your safety or the safety of others, we may try to contact you to make sure that you or others are safe.
Should you wish to query a moderation decision, please get in touch with us privately via email and we will respond promptly.
You will be advised by email if we are unable to publish your post, or if a post has to be edited or removed from the forums because it breaches our community rules. We take our duty of care in providing a safe environment for all Community members seriously, and this includes recognising when a member may benefit from participating in our forums and when it may be more appropriate to seek support offline.
Making offline contacts with Community members is at the discretion and at the risk of those that do so. The Dive Community Managers cannot be held responsible for whatever transactions that exist between community Members, offline.
We reserve the right to permanently deactivate the accounts of users who breach our community rules.
Threads from users who are no longer on the forums may be archived (locked or unpublished) at the discretion of moderators.
Accounts that have been created using a false information and later found to be breaching this rule will be deactivated.
Ending your time with us
You may request at any time that your membership be cancelled from the Website.
By doing so, you understand and agree that we may retain your personal information for up to six months from the date of your request and that all activity associated with your account that was generated prior to the date of your cancellation request will remain permanently on the Website (for example, your posts in the forums will not be deleted).
By signing up to The Dive Community, it means you have agreed to abide by the Values herein stated.