Using the e-mail addresses provided at registration, we construct mailing lists used for regular newsletters and occasional promotional e-mails. We may contact users regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement, and to confirm registration via e-mail. The e-mail addresses that users supply to use this service will not be used for any other purpose without their consent.
Addresses provided by registered users may occasionally be used for sending promotional materials regarding TIA activities. In addition, the address and other contact details of experts working in various fields are also used in specialized contact directories published by TIA, but only with the express consent of those included in such directories.
To prevent unauthorised access and to maintain data accuracy, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online.
OPTING-OUT, CORRECTIONS AND CANCELLATIONS
Upon request, we will immediately a) Remove user information from our database thereby cancelling that user's registration; b) Correct personal information that a user states is erroneous; or c) Permit a user to "opt out" of further e-mail contact, while still allowing access to the site. To request a correction or cancellation please send us an e-mail addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Un-subscribe' in the subject.
COMPLIANCE WITH LEGAL PROCESS
We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or if we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorised use of our online resources; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).
Think It Again (TIA) reserves the right to change our policy at any time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our site. By using these services after we post changes, you indicate your acceptance to those changes.
Terms & Conditions
Users shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish on the discussion forums any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material. The forums shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without the express, written approval of Down To Earth, distribute or otherwise publish any materials containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services
Users represent, warrant and covenant (a) that no materials of any kind submitted through their account will (i) violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material.
Comments & Discussions
Keep it civil
We’re going to get into the thick of a lot of heated discussions and that’s okay. These discussions often entail topics that we all personally care a lot about and will passionately defend. But in order for discussions to thrive here, we need to remember to criticize ideas, not people.
So, remember to avoid:
ad hominem attacks
Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content.
Comments that we find to be hateful, inflammatory, or harassing may be removed. If you don’t have something nice to say about another user, don't say it. Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.
Always strive to add value to every interaction and discussion you participate in
There are a lot of discussions that happen every day on Disqus. Before joining in a discussion, browse through some of the most recent and active discussions happening in the community, especially if you’re new here.
If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think about what you want to say and try again later.
Keep it tidy
Help make moderators’ lives easier by taking a moment to ensure that what you’re about to post is in the right place. That means:
don’t post off-topic comments or discussions: check the Explore page to find the appropriate channel for your topic
don’t cross-post the same thing multiple times
review any specific posting guidelines for the community: some communities such as a movies community may have specific rules regarding spoilers.
check if another active discussion on your topic has already been posted
If you see something, say something
Moderators are at the forefront of combating spam, mediating disputes and enforcing community guidelines and, so are you.
If you see an issue, contact the moderators if possible or flag any comments for review. If you believe someone has violated the Basic Rules, report it to Disqus by flagging the user's profile.
Be sure your topic matches the general theme of the channel.
A discussion or comment that contains only a link to your blog, a product, or your article on another site will almost always be removed.
Choose Your Words Wisely
Comments that contain profanity are automatically held for moderator review before being posted. Depending on the context of the comment, it may be removed. Profanity used to insult, antagonize, or inflame will always be removed.
Personal attacks and harassment will not be tolerated. Sexist, racist, misogynist, homophobic, and broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people are simply not allowed. Comments or discussions written intentionally to provoke will also be removed.
Don’t Copy and Paste
If you didn’t write it, or haven’t properly cited the article you’re quoting, don’t post it.