Community Guidelines

Ability Central Portal Community Guidelines

Last Updated December 2021

 

The Ability Central Portal is a welcoming, inclusive hub for people of all backgrounds, experiences, and identities. The community features on the Portal are designed to bring us together and provide a space for asking questions, posing ideas, engaging in open conversation, and sharing experiences. That is only possible when every user knows they are in a safe environment. In every area of the Portal - whether you’re discussing concepts in a forum, reading comments on blogs, or perhaps leaving reviews on products – you deserve to feel safe and protected.

We have set forth these Community Guidelines to govern the action of all users of the Ability Central Portal. To maintain an inclusive environment for all users, your participation must always be respectful of other users.

If you find content on the Ability Central Portal that you believe violates these guidelines, please report it by emailing us at hello@abilitycentral.org.

 

By using any interactive feature of the Ability Central Portal you explicitly agree that you will not:

  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from accessing and interacting with the Ability Central Portal
  • Use the Ability Central Portal to impersonate any person or entity, falsely state, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity
  • Interfere with or disrupt any servers or networks used to operate the Ability Central Portal or its features or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of the networks we use to run the Ability Central Portal
  • Use the Ability Central Portal to instigate or encourage others to commit illegal activities or cause injury or property damage to any person
  • Post content that constitutes or promotes violence, harassment, discrimination, or hatred against people based on characteristics like race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, caste, disability, disease, age, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.
  • We do not allow intentional misuse of disability language. We honor person-first language and disability-first language equally, choosing to recognize individual identity foremost. We encourage all users to reflect this and may review and remove content that discriminates in any way against an individual’s ability or self-identity.
  • Gain unauthorized access to the Ability Central Portal or any account, computer system, or network connected to this Ability Central Portal through hacking, password mining, or other illicit means
  • Obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through this Ability Central Portal
  • Use the Ability Central Portal to post or transmit any content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, or indecent Indulge in any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national, or international law
  • Use the Ability Central Portal to post or transmit any information, software, or other materials that violate or infringe upon the rights of others, including the material that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights
  • Post any content protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or rights holder
  • Use the Ability Central Portal to post or transmit any information, software, or other materials that contain viruses or other harmful components
  • Use the Ability Central Portal to post, transmit, or in any way exploit any information, software, or other materials for commercial purposes, including content that contains advertising materials or links to third parties, their products, or services
  • Use the Ability Central Portal to advertise or solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services or make donations of any kind without our express written approval
  • Gather information for any unauthorized purpose including marketing purposes, email addresses, or other personal information that has been posted by other users of the Ability Central Portal
  • Contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted
  • Engage in personal attacks, harass or threaten, question the motives behind others' posts or comments, deliberately inflame or disrupt the conversation, or air personal grievances about other users
  • Repeatedly post the same or similar content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure Take or cause any action that disrupts the normal flow of posts and dialogues on the Ability Central Portal - such as submitting an excessive number of messages (i.e., a flooding attack) - or otherwise negatively affects other users' ability to use any feature on the Ability Central Portal
  • Use automated means including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from the Ability Central Portal, with the exception of search engines and non-commercial public archives that comply with our Terms and Conditions.

If you find content on the Ability Central Portal that you believe violates these guidelines, please report it by emailing us at hello@abilitycentral.org.

 

Ability Central may, although we are not obligated to, monitor any discussion forums, blogs, photo- or video-sharing pages, or other areas of the Ability Central Portal through which you can supply information or material. Ability Central reserves the right, at all times, at our sole discretion to screen content submitted by users and edit, move, delete, and/or refuse to accept any content that in our judgment violates our Terms and Conditions (including these Community Rules) or is otherwise unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons.

Ability Central reserves the right to deny access to the Ability Central Portal or any features of the Ability Central Portal to any user who violates these Community Guidelines or who, in our sole judgment, interferes with the ability of others to access or safely interact with our website or infringes the rights of others.

Ability Central supports the goals of the Santa Clara Principles on Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation and works to include these principles as elements of our content moderation procedures.

Community Guidelines

Submitted by ac-admin on Wed, 02/17/2021 - 03:56