Terms of Service and Online Code of Conduct
(RCCP’s Terms of Service adapted from Coursera.org’s policies.)
(RCCP’s Age Restrictions adapted from Coursera.org’s policies.)
Right of Modification
(RCCP’s Right of Modification adapted from Coursera.org’s policies.)
Sites may include forums containing the personal opinions and other expressions of the persons who post entries on a wide range of topics. Neither the User Content (as defined below) on these Sites, nor any links to other websites, are screened, moderated, approved, reviewed or endorsed by RCCP. By posting to or viewing such forums, you agree that RCCP are not responsible or liable for the content of any postings therein. RCCP reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove any content from such forums in its discretion.
(RCCP’s Disclaimer adapted from Coursera.org’s policies.)
Online Code of Conduct
RCCP is a community that is composed of academics, citizen scholars, students, and other interested persons from all over the world, working on every aspect of our endeavors to promote the study and dissemination of information on historical cases of cooperation and conflict.
Diversity is key to our success, but it can also lead to communication issues and unhappiness. To that end, we have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to when they’re participating within this community and project. These rules apply equally to all participants. Below we list those types of behaviors, actions, and interactions that are not permissible. Our list is not exhaustive, rather take it in the spirit in which it is intended – a guide to make it easier to enrich our collaboration.
This code of conduct applies to all communication on our Sites; this includes RCCP Discussion Boards, mailing list, and other forums such as Skype, Google+ Hangouts, etc.
- Be welcoming, friendly, and patient.
- Be considerate. Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you make will affect all collaborators and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions.
- Be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Our community should be respectful when dealing with other members as well as with people outside our collaboration.
- Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you.
- Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants.
- Act professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for the community.
When we disagree, we try to understand why.
- Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time and our community is no exception. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively.
- Remember that we are different and respect those differences. The strength of our collaboration comes from its varied community, people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint does not mean that they are wrong.
- Do not forget that it is human to err and blaming each other does not resolve conflict. Rather, offer to help resolve issues and to help us learn from our collective mistakes.
- De-escalate conflicts and disagreements. Remain open-minded to others’ points of view and acknowledge others’ right to their own beliefs.
You agree not to e-mail or post any of the following content (“Prohibited Content”) anywhere on the Site, or on any other collaborative computing resources:
- Content that defames, harasses or threatens others.
- Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit such activities, or encourages others to commit such activities.
- Content that infringes or misappropriates another’s intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets.
- Content that you do not have the right to disclose under contractual confidentiality obligations or fiduciary duties
- Material that contains obscene (i.e., pornographic) language or images.
- Advertising, promotional materials, or any form of commercial solicitation.
- Content that otherwise harms other users or visitors to the Sites
- Content that is otherwise unlawful or that violates any applicable local, state, national or international law.
- Content that probes, scans, or tests the vulnerability of any system or network.
- Content that breaches or otherwise circumvents any security measures.
- Content that interferes with or disrupts any user, host, or network, for example by sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing any other user or part of the Sites.
- Content that plants malware or otherwise uses the Sites to distribute malware
(RCCP’s Prohibited Content adapted from Coursera.org’s policies.)