Participation Guidelines and Moderation Policy

We’re fully committed to providing an atmosphere in which positive and constructive dialogue takes place. When posting comments in relation to articles, isme|&|co Community posts or any other content you must observe our site Participation Guidelines. So, please do keep your contributions friendly, civil, tasteful and relevant.

We hope that the following goes without saying. But for the avoidance of doubt, here are the isme|&|co Participation Guidelines and details about how operate our Moderation Policy.

Participation Guidelines

Respect the comments made by others. Contributions you make should not be malicious or offensive in nature, and should not constitute a personal attack on another individual’s character.
Stay on topic. Be relevant, concise and to the point.
No flaming. Unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive, or otherwise objectionable comments are not acceptable, and we will remove them.
No spamming or flooding. Don’t post the same comment to more than one conversation or more than once.
Do not break the law. This includes libel, condoning illegal activity and contempt of court.
No advertising. You may mention relevant products and services as long as they support your comment. We reserve the right to remove posts that contain overt and inappropriate advertising or commercial promotion. Specifically, the Watercooler Chat and Ask the Community spaces in the isme|&|co Community are not places where you can actively promote your business with a view to trying to sell to other members of the community.
Please do not include your own or anyone else’s personal details. Such as addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses or other online contact details.
No impersonation. Do not impersonate or falsely claim to represent a person or an organisation and do not attempt to sign in using another Member’s account.
Only include suitable URLs in any recommendation. Links to websites we consider unsuitable will be removed. If you are considering including a URL, please make sure that it adds value and interest to the subject of your comment or a genuine recommendation. Unsuitable sites would include those with racist material, pornographic or sexually explicit material, potentially defamatory material, anything which encourages illegal activities, material which infringes copyright, sites which purely plug or promote commercial products or services without containing material which enhances the subject matter, or sites which may offend other users.
No harassment. Repeatedly posting personal or offensive comments about other individuals, members of the public or people who work for isme|&|co may be considered harassment, and these comments will be removed.
Please post in English. Unfortunately, we do not currently have the resource to moderate comments in other languages.

You should remember that you are legally responsible for what you write. By submitting a comment you undertake to indemnify isme|&|co against any liability arising from that comment, including breach of confidentiality or copyright, or any obscene, defamatory, seditious, blasphemous or other actionable statement you may make.

Moderation Policy

Comments posted in relation to articles, forum posts or any other content are reviewed and moderated by isme|&|co on an ongoing basis to check they comply with the isme|&|co Participation Guidelines set out above. If comments, forum posts or other content don’t in our opinion comply with one or more of the guidelines they will be removed from the website.