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COmmunity code of conduct


The Ensley District Developers (EDD) Community Online Forum (the “Community”) is a family of online sub-communities comprised of blogs, discussion forums, document and information sharing and Q&A's about the Ensley Rising community development project.

User’s Acceptance of Terms of Use

These Online Communication Code of Conduct (“Terms of Use”) shall govern your access, visits and participation in the Community.  By registering for website contributor or editor access you are subject to the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all of the Terms of Use, you should not access, visit or participate in the Community online presence. The EDD Team reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Community and/or these Terms of Use through the process which EDD official business is proposed and approved. The EDD Team reserves the right to refuse access to the Community to anyone, at any time, without notice, and for any reason. The Community is provided on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis.  EDD will not be liable to you for any claims or actions arising or resulting from your use, visit, or participation in the Community and for any modification, suspension, or termination of the Community, or termination of your access to the Community.


By participating in our "Community" you must abide by and agree to the following rules of conduct:

  1. Do not engage in any unlawful conduct in the Community. In particular, do not post, publish, or distribute any defamatory, obscene, infringing or other unlawful material or information in the Community.

  2. Treat others in the Community as you would expect them to treat you. Do not engage in personal attacks or any type of “flaming” of other users. Do not “troll,” i.e., post topics or opinions that are designed to provoke a negative response from one or more specific users.

  3. Do not use offensive language. If you have any doubts about whether a particular statement might be considered offensive by other users, do not post it.

  4. Do not engage in disruptive activity in the Community, such as persistent off-topic contributions or comments, or statements that might incite other users to violate these guidelines or participate in illegal activities.

  5. Do not contribute content that contains photos, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other applicable law unless you own or have rights to these materials.

  6. Do not post any instructions, software or other materials that would allow participants or third parties to harm other users’ computers or to inappropriately access software or websites.

  7. Do not post any computer programs that contain destructive features, such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses. Do not employ any type of bots for the use of scrolling, showing multiple screens, or other activities that might disrupt online communication.

  8. Do not falsely impersonate any other person in the forum.

  9. Do not use the Community to spam other users, including sending identical and irrelevant submissions to many different discussion groups, mailing lists or communities.

  10. Do not misrepresent the source of anything you contribute.

  11. Do not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the EDD website or social media accounts whether through hacking, password mining, or any other means.

  12. While you may use the Community to provide supplemental information about your own business that might be of interest to other users (without spamming them), do not rely on the Community as the primary mechanism for operating or promoting your business. Any use of the Community for commercial purposes is solely at your own risk, and EDD assumes no liability for such use.

  13. You are responsible and liable for all your activities while participating in the EDD online Community, including anything you contribute.

  14. The EDD Team reserves the right to remove at any time, without notice, any contribution that violates these guidelines. The EDD Team also reserves the right at any time, without notice, to ban a user who has violated these rules of conduct from any sub-community or all Community forums.

  15. Some participants may post Internet website links in the Community forum. In addition, EDD reminds you that some content and links on the Internet contain inappropriate material, such as malware or adult content that is not suitable for children or may be offensive to some users.

  16. You are responsible for any actions you may take based on information or advice you receive while online. Use your own good judgment when evaluating information provided through the Community. The decision to share information or conduct transactions with anyone is your own; therefore conduct your own research prior to making any decisions.



There are opportunities for you as a user of the Community to actively participate by creating, providing, sharing and uploading information to the Community such as comments, ideas or suggestions for, articles, documents, discussion forum threads, blog entries, or other information (collectively “Contributions”). Contributions in the Community are subject to these Terms of Use.

Any Contributions provided by you to the Community may be editable and freely used by the EDD and other users. Ways in which your Contributions may be used include, but are not limited to, creating comments, articles, documents, FAQs or knowledge bases. For example, users may incorporate discussion threads written by other users into new documents. Additionally, users may incorporate documents written by others to create a new list of FAQs. The EDD shall have the right to retain and use Contributions, in edited or unedited form, for any purpose in any way including but not limited to re-posting such Contributions to other areas of the Community, by using Contributions in current or future products or services, or even giving or selling your Contributions to others. Therefore, do not upload Contributions to the Community unless you agree to these Terms of Use. The EDD is under no obligation to post or use any Contributions provided by users and the EDD may in fact remove any Contributions at any time at its sole discretion for any reasons or for no reasons.


Blog authors and blog users (hereinafter “Bloggers”) who post blog entries, comments or other Contributions are expected to adhere to conduct as set forth in ‘Conduct’ section above. Bloggers may create blogs generally discussing EDD.  Generally it is suggested that Bloggers take responsibility not just for their own words, but for the comments allowed on their blogs; label their tolerance level for abusive comments; consider eliminating anonymous comments; ignore the trolls (i.e., those who intentionally post derogatory or otherwise inflammatory messages); take the conversation offline, and talk directly, or find an intermediary who can do so; if you know someone who is violating the conduct guidelines, tell them so; and don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t say in person. Bloggers understand that they bear the full responsibility of any Contributions they post and that such Contributions may lead to adverse consequences in their personal or professional lives, such as damaged friendships or loss of employment.

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