Acceptable use policy

The following should be read in conjunction with the Conditions of Use:

Summary: When using or participating in the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites, you must conduct yourself in a way that is fair, appropriate, lawful and not harmful to others.

Your obligations

When using or participating in the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites in any way, you must comply with the conditions below.

1. You must not:

(a) post any content or engage in any conduct that:

(ii) infringes or violates any laws or regulations;

(iii) infringes or violates another party’s rights, including privacy rights and intellectual property rights such as copyright, trade marks or confidentiality;

(iv) is false, misleading or deceptive;

(v) is defamatory, threatening, abusive, obscene, racist, discriminatory, offensive or indecent;

(vi) imposes an unreasonable load on the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites infrastructure or interferes with the proper working of the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites;

(i) is not relevant to the subject matter of the website;

(b) impersonate any person or entity, living or dead, real or fictitious, or falsely represent that you have any authority, experience, education, skills, qualifications or other characteristics that you do not have;

(c) post personal information of any other person without their express consent;

(d) distribute spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, viruses or any other technologies that may harm the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites or Emergency 2.0 Wiki participants;

(f) contribute or use any content other than in accordance with the Copyright section of the Conditions of Use;

(g) use any tags, codes, cookies or other data tracking devices to collect content for any purpose without written consent; or

(h) harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent.

2. By posting any content on the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites, you represent that you have the right to use the intellectual property in that content, and you grant license rights in accordance with the Copyright section of the Conditions of Use.

3. You acknowledge that any Emergency 2.0 Wiki personnel who can control access to the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites may (but are not obliged to):

  • block any person, including you, from accessing or posting or otherwise participating in the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites; and
  • delete or edit any content posted, if this Acceptable Use Policy is breached or otherwise at their discretion, without providing reasons or entering into any correspondence.
Third party sites

Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites may be hosted by third parties such as Twitter, YouTube, SlideShare and LinkedIn. The owners of these sites have their own terms and conditions concerning acceptable use. When using any third party site, the terms and conditions of the owner of the site will apply to you and may in some cases prevail over these Conditions of Use. You must comply with those terms and conditions.

Moral rights

You acknowledge that the nature of the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites is such that any person may change content you post and remove or change any attribution of authorship. Neither the Emergency 2.0 Wiki personnel nor any Emergency 2.0 Wiki participants are able to protect or are responsible for protecting your moral rights (meaning the right of integrity of authorship, the right of attribution of authorship and the right not to have authorship falsely attributed, more particularly as conferred by the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and rights of a similar nature anywhere in the world).

In posting any material to the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites you irrevocably and unconditionally consent, in relation to those works, to not being attributed as author of the works and you will not make any claim in respect of any infringement or contravention of your moral rights arising from, or in connection with, the use, treatment, alteration, attribution of, or dealing with, the works.

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