Terms & Conditions

Registration

The interactive components of our website require users to register or log in via Facebook. At registration we ask you for personal information for the purposes of evaluating the interactive tools and to ensure the validity of responses. Certain information is mandatory - such as your name, valid email address, screen name, password. Anonymous registrations will not be accepted. Your username may be anonymous, but all registration accounts must include your name and a genuine email address. Please do not represent yourself as another person.

All personal data collected through voluntary user registration to these interactive services is used for the purpose of providing you with access to those services, and to contact you about updates to those services only.


Facebook Connect

The Civic Crowd (theciviccrowd.org) relies on Facebook Connect to offer its services to users. Users without a Facebook account will only be permitted full access to the services via Partner invitations. Partner invitations are offered at the sole discretion of The Civic Crowd administration, however users can request invitations by emailing hello@theciviccrowd.org.

Details collected via Facebook Connect are offered at the sole discretion of the user. Your specified username, full name as it appears on your Facebook account, Facebook avatar (or Gravatar image), and email are all used by The Civic Crowd to provide users with its services. Your specified username, full name as it appears on your Facebook account, and Facebook avatar or Gravatar image are visible to other users of the site. Your email address is not visible to other users of the site, however administrators of The Civic Crowd may from time to time use email addresses provided via Facebook Connect to contact users of the site for the purposes of evaluating the interactive tools of the site, ensuring the validity of responses, or providing users with information specific to the Projects, Ideas, Actions, and Support offers they share through the site. All other personal data is provided by users at their own discretion via their personal Profile page.

The Civic Crowd treats all information provided by users as confidential and never passes any of your personal information to third parties.


Rules and Acceptable Use of Service

By submitting content to a section of our site, you agree to abide by the following rules. These rules are designed to ensure participants feel comfortable and equal in the online discussion and keen to take part, and that the discussion meets its objectives.

  • Be respectful of others . Debates may be lively but taking part should be a positive experience for all participants. Comments should be civil and tasteful, and must not be malicious or designed to offend. No reference should be made to the personality of other participants nor should attacks be made on an individual's character.

  • Stay on-topic. Your comment should be within scope of the topic under discussion. Please don't post messages that are unrelated discussion you are contributing to.

  • Don't incite hatred on the basis of race, religion, gender, nationality, sexuality or other personal characteristic. Don't swear, use hate-speech or make obscene or vulgar comments.

  • Don't break the law . This includes libel, condoning illegal activity and contempt of court (comments which might affect the outcome of an approaching court case). You should remember that you are legally responsible for what you write. By submitting a comment you undertake to indemnify 00:/ (architecture 00 ltd) against any liability arising from its publication.

  • Don't engage in 'spamming' . Please don't add the same comment more than once to the same discussion.

  • Don't advertise . You can mention relevant products and services as long as they support your comment. No advertising or promotion is allowed except where it is for an event, publication or similar item that has direct relevance to the subject of discussion. Information about locating and sharing knowledge and expertise is welcomed, but within the specific discussion provided. All links submitted must be appropriate for a general audience, and must not link the site to material that is obscene, defamatory or inciting to hatred or violence.

  • Don't impersonate or falsely claim to represent a person or organisation . Please don't mislead other users by abusing our registration procedure.

  • Under 16? - If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission before participating in this online forum.

We encourage open, lively debate but the decision to publish comments received via this site remains at the discretion of the The Civic Crowd administration. Comments that violate any of the above rules will be removed.

If a participant repeatedly breaks the rules, their user account will be suspended and all their comments revoked.