The following post contains the General Community Guidelines. We are accessing potentially sensitive information and asking people to interact with one another on online platform. This section deals with what the mandate of IAFF is, how we intend to moderate and curate the forum to facilitate this mandate, the responsibilities of those who use the platform in enabling the same, and the consequences in cases of violations. This section also includes the responsibility to review whether any information is confidential or copyrighted and the procedure to deal with any breaches in that regard.
Share your thoughts as a comment, a message to Winnu Das via the IAFF messaging feature, or as an email to email@example.com. We would love to hear what is clear, what isn't and any questions, comments or advice as we develop this framework.
IAFF General Community Guidelines
What is IAFF's mandate?
The IAFF platform is intended to support knowledge exchange that assists writing, improving or receiving arts funds in India. Moderators will review and moderate content posted on the IAFF platform. Moderators will not post, or will remove, any information as document uploads, comments, posts or communications that:
Is beyond the mandate of this forum
Violates intellectual property rights
Constitutes or promotes inappropriate behaviour including but not limited to verbal abuse, stalking, sexual harassment or intimidation.
Document uploads and new Forum threads will be reviewed before being published. This will be done on a weekly basis.
Comments will be posted automatically and reviewed weekly, or if any complaint is raised.
Content that is not relevant to the IAFF mandate or otherwise violates Community Standards will not be posted, or will be removed, as the case may be.
The IAFF platform and moderators will exercise due caution in ensuring data security and the best environment for learning and sharing. However, neither IAFF nor the Moderators individually or collectively bear any liability for risks that arise from sharing or using information, or interacting on the platform or beyond it. Information on this site does not constitute professional or legal advice.
What is the responsibility of Visitors, Members and Sharers?
By using this site, all Visitors, Members and Sharers agree to take complete liability for any information they share, in whatever form (documents, comments, links, etc.).
The Visitor, Member or Sharer concerned bears complete liability for any breach of confidentiality, intellectual property rights or other contractual or legal obligations that arise from such posting of information.
What are the limits of IAFF's responsibility?
Engaging with or utilising the IAFF platform, IAFF Members and the information on the platform, does not lead to any legal responsibility on IAFF or it's Moderators, individually or collectively for the success or failure of the actions or interactions in any terms. For example, while IAFF intends for the information on the platform to be useful, we do not guarantee that implementing this advice will lead to a successful grant application.
What is the responsibility of a person uploading a Proposal or other information?
While sharing information and documents, Sharers agree to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information they share is accurate and that they are not violating anyone’s Intellectual Property Rights. This would include sharing material copyrighted by third parties without prior consent of the concerned party.
IAFF moderators are available to assist the Sharer in reviewing confidentiality clauses and ownership of material. However, the Sharer bears the ultimate responsibility for any material they share and any breach of rights that ensues.
What are the terms under which information is uploaded?
Proposals: A ‘Sharer’ can set the terms of the use of their proposals at the time of uploading information or documents. When accessing, sharing or otherwise using information shared, Members agree to the terms of the sharer has specified, including crediting the Sharer(s) under the specific terms and in the format requested.
Sharers who are interested in sharing proposals or information about projects that are at the ‘idea’ stage do so at their own risk. While the IAFF platform seeks to connect people within the sector and foster an environment that encourages mentoring and collaborations, the IAFF platform bears no liability for the outcome of these interactions.
See Terms of Sharing and Accessing Proposals.
Forum and Opportunities: The default is that information shared on the Forum or Opportunities section is public and information shared in the Member’s only section is meant to stay on this platform only.
While accessing information shared here, Visitors and Members agree not to pass off any documents or ideas presented here, in their entirety or significant parts, as their own.
The Chat Feature
All members can message each other privately. While private messages are not moderated, Members agree to keep the messages respectful and on topic. If any member engages in unwanted contact or abusive behaviour, they may be subjected to the procedures described below, including:
Their Membership removed
In case a Member perceives that they have been the victim of a crime, they are encouraged to seek legal advice. IAFF will comply and support legal procedures or enquiries.
What is IAFF's Liability?
IAFF and the Moderators are only liable to monitor information that they can access on the IAFF platform such as document uploads, Forum Threads and comments. Private conversations between Members on the IAFF platform’s ‘chat’ function, or interactions beyond the IAFF platform are not the responsibility of IAFF. In case a Member is found to be violating the community guidelines or engaging in unwanted contact, the IAFF moderators will review the concern and take the necessary action either advising that the Member is blocked by the aggrieved party or by deleting the Member’s profile from the IAFF platform.
How can you notify IAFF of a breach?
Any Visitor or Member may notify IAFF of content that violates Intellectual Property rights, confidentiality clauses, or our community standards via:
A direct message on IAFF to Moderators, Varoon P Anand, Gaurav Singh or Winnu Das.
By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive a response within 21 working days.
What happens in case there is a breach of these terms?
In case a Member is found to be violating these standards,
On the first occasion, they will be warned
On the second they will be sent a notice
On the third, their profile will be removed
IAFF reserves the right to delete a Member's profile or otherwise limit access to the IAFF platform in case the Moderators are of the opinion that the continued access of the particular Member/s would unduly undermine the mandate of the IAFF platform, or the safety of it's Visitors, Members, or Moderators.
In case the dispute refers to a breach of copyright or confidentiality, the material in question will be removed until the matter is clarified.
In case the dispute refers to safety or inappropriate behaviour, IAFF may suspend a Member's profile or block them from accessing certain sections until the resolution of the dispute.
Beyond these terms described above, any Sharer reserves the right to take legal action as appropriate in case of misuse of the information they have shared or if they think they have been the victim of a crime.