Godinci is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Any personal information you communicate to us is kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2001.
The Data Protection Act 2001
The Data Protection Act 2001 was enacted on the 14th December 2001 and came fully into force on the 15th July 2003. We therefore have a legal duty to respect and protect any personal information we collect from you and we will abide by such duty. We take all safeguards necessary to prevent unauthorized access and we do not pass on your details collected from you as a visitor, to any third party or Government Department unless you give us your consent to do so.
What we collect
We may collect the following information that you have provide to use for registering purpose for services such as ‘LoBa’ and ‘Register to receive action alerts’. This information includes:
- name and job title
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather
If you contact us, submit ideas to us or request to be contacted by Godinci, we collect the information that you provide, which may include name, email address, postal address and telephone number.
We require this information to provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our services.
- To periodically send you updates in case you have registered to receive action alerts from Godinci.
- We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
- We will not, under any circumstances whatsoever give out or sell your information (including name and email address) to anyone.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we will put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This will help us to analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Godinci and its holding and affiliated companies assume no responsibility for material created or published by third parties that are referenced by a link from this site or which may be linked to this site. Godinci does not provide quality control of external links; the inclusion of any company’s or trader’s name within the pages should not be construed as a recommendation of that company’s or trader’s products and/or services.
Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties; your information will only be given if required by law.
If you decide to unsubscribe to get action alerts from Godinci then all your personal data as outlined in “what we collect” that is stored on our servers and computers will immediately and irrevocably be destroyed.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
This policy is effective from 23 Nov 2013 and has been lastly modified on 29 May 2014
This comment policy sets out to outline the rules of conduct for comments posted on Godinci.
We want all visitors of our websites to have a safe, interesting, constructive and friendly experience. Godinci therefore welcomes feedback, both positive and negative, about our articles and website content, but please make sure your comments are in line with the Godinc’s code of conduct.Your use of our websites means that you accept and agree to abide by this Code of Conduct, which supplements and forms part of the Policy of the Godinci Website (which you can access by clicking on the link “Policy” at the bottom of our websites).
- must be your own original work. You may be entitled to incorporate into your contribution certain material made available on our websites but only where that is expressly made clear. Otherwise, all material in your contributions must be your own original piece of work and should not plagiarise others’ work.
- must not infringe anyone else’s rights, including copyright. Your contributions must not plagiarise or infringe the rights of any other person including any copyright, database, trade mark, trade secret, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights of any kind. Therefore with regard to existing articles, news reports, music, video clips or other copyright material you will generally need the explicit permission of the relevant copyright owners
- must not contain unlawful or objectionable content nor involve disruptive, offensive or abusive behavior. Please be respectful and civil to other members, even if you disagree with them. Material that is unlawful, harassing, threatening, defamatory, obscene, offensive, abusive, hateful, inflammatory, profane, racially, sexually or religiously offensive or otherwise objectionable or unlawful is not acceptable.
- must not contain unsuitable or irrelevant website addresses or URLs. Links to pornography, commercial or other inappropriate content may be deleted.
- must not promote illegal or anti-social behavior. Contributions must not contain violent or sexually explicit material or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) terrorist acts, copyright infringement or computer misuse.
- must not misrepresent their origins. Contributions and/or user names may not be used to impersonate any other person, to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or to give the impression that they emanate from us, if that is not the case.
- must not be in any language other than English (or the predominant language of the website if not English). Contributions in other languages may be removed.
- must not involve any flooding, spamming or advertising. Flooding is when the same comment is posted over and over in the same forum; spamming is the posting of the same comment (or very similar) to more than one forum. All advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, junk mail and any other forms of commercial solicitation are prohibited.
- must not disclose any personal information. Contributions to this website are publicly available and can be viewed by others with whom you may not wish to share such information. Do not include any personal or personally identifiable information about you or others (including your own or anyone else’s email address).
- must not include spoilers. Please do not post any messages in forum (or in any other form of contribution) containing plot developments that have yet to be broadcast on local television, radio or in cinemas. These may spoil the enjoyment of others.
- User names may be failed if they contain: (1) website or email addresses, (2) contact information – i.e. phone numbers, postcodes etc – , (3) Appear to impersonate someone else, (4) swear words or are otherwise objectionable.
In relation to any forum, please note that when the first post in a thread is deleted, all of its subsequent replies may also be automatically deleted. This means that some of your posts may be deleted because they were placed in response to a post that contravened the Code of Conduct. Keeping your post within these rules will not only ensure that your posts are not removed from the forum, but also that the posts of others will remain.
If you are unhappy about anything which you see anywhere on our sites, please email email@example.com
BREACH OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT
It will be our sole decision as to whether there has been a breach of this Code of Conduct. We have the right (but not the obligation) to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any contribution in whole or in part that we deem to be in breach of the Code of Conduct. Where we believe there is a breach of the Code of Conduct, we may take whatever action we feel is appropriate in the circumstances.
Failure to comply with this Code of Conduct constitutes a material breach of the Website Terms, which could result in us taking any of the following actions:
- issuing a warning to you;
- immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of any contribution or of your right to use our websites, including deletion of any personal profile;
- legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all losses and costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach and/or further legal action against you; and/or
- disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities or other relevant third parties as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this Code of Conduct. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
We may need to revise the Code of Conduct from time to time by amending this page. Please review this page regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes we make as they are legally binding on you.
If you reasonably believe that any contribution to our websites made by another user contravenes this Code of Conduct and/or any of the Website Terms, please notify us using the “Report Abuse”/”Flag as Inappropriate” or equivalent button.
Last updated: 30 May 2014
This ‘forum policy’ sets out to outline you Godinci’s forum Policy rules.
To have an account on the Godinci Forum, you must agree to this Code of Conduct.
The purpose of Godinci’s Forum is to provide support for Godinci. We also want this to be a place where community can develop and we can enjoy one another’s company. To achieve this, we strive to maintain an atmosphere that can be enjoyed by all and we ask all members of the community to be respectful at all times. This means please use etiquette and politeness. Treat people with respect. If you do this, the rest of the code of conduct won’t need more than a cursory mention.
All posts made on this forum express the views and opinions of the author of each post. Those liable for the content of posts and private messages are the ones submitting the material, and not the administrators, moderators, webmaster, the Godinci community, Canonical, or anyone else.
This is a moderated forum, but only in the sense that we act to deal with content that violates the forum code of conduct when we become aware of it. The staff of this forum attempt to edit or remove any objectionable or illegal material as quickly as possible.
Users agree not to post anything abusive, rude, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, advertising or marketing related, or sexually-oriented. Material that suggests illegal activity or contains illegal content is also forbidden. We do not support circumventing TOS, EULA, etc here. Such threads will be closed and offending users will be penalized with infractions and warnings. Given that our forum could be used by people at work and school we want to ensure they will not encounter material that will cause them problems or cause their access to our site to be limited, so all content should be safe for both.
Users posting any content that violates this code of conduct may receive a warning or an infraction that creates a record of the behavior and will be associated with the account (this record is only visible by the original poster and staff), may have their posts edited or removed, may have their account or IP address banned temporarily or permanently, and could have a report filed against them to their internet access provider. The IP addresses of all users are recorded to provide evidence or assist in enforcing these rules.
Posts which violate any part of this Code of Conduct may be edited or moved to a special holding area called “The Jail,” where they are preserved as evidence. Posts in The Jail are only visible to staff members and the original poster. The only exception is spam, or advertising-related posts, which are temporarily moved to a subforum of the Jail called Spamkot.
Finally, you agree that forum staff have the right to remove, edit, move or close any post, topic or thread at any time they see fit following the guidelines outlined below. You agree that the staff of this forum have the right to send a private message with a warning and/or censor any forum user who is in violation of forum policy.
General Forum Policy:
- Respect the Forum Staff: We provide a service in our free time to keep the forum running efficiently. We are all volunteers. Feedback is welcome in can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adult Content, Violence, Illegal Activity: Messages containing violent, sexually oriented or illegal content or links to sites with this content will be saved in the Jail as evidence. Messages with links to or suggesting illegal activity will also be saved in the Jail. Posting or linking to any of these could result in a ban.
- Trolling, Attacks and Flaming: These are always forbidden.
- Trolling is posting in a way that provokes emotional responses.
- Attacks and derogatory terms of any kind are not welcome. This includes references to any operating systems or the companies that produce them.
- Flames are messages that personally attack or call any people names or otherwise harass. These, along with any generally condescending posts will be edited or removed at the moderator’s discretion.
- If a thread is flame-bait (appears to be intended to start an argument or is likely to cause an argument rather than enhance discussion, as in trolling), it will be locked or removed without notice. Individual flame-bait comments in a post may be deleted or edited at the moderators’ discretion.
- If the thread turns into an argument, it can be closed to further comment or removed without notice. Sometimes a moderator may split the thread or jail certain portions in order to keep the discussion going, this is not always possible.
- Spam (unsolicited advertising): Spam will be moved to Spamkot in the forum Jail and the account posting it will likely be banned. You are allowed to have links to personal sites in your signature and in your profile, and may post them in threads on occasion (just not often, please) as long as the content of the site linked does not include material that violates this code of conduct and if you are not posting any other form of advertising. A business site, regardless of provenance, will be treated as spam.
- Profanity: We have users of all age groups and of all tolerance levels where profanity is concerned. A language filter is in place to catch most major forms of profanity that may accidentally be used. Do not attempt to circumvent the language filter by using variations or slight misspellings of profanities.
- Politics: This topic has caused serious problems in the past, and as such is subject to tight control. Discussion of the politics of open source is permissible within the Godinci/Linux and Other OS forum, no other political posting is permitted in any form in any other area of the forum.
- Religion: This is a forbidden topic forum wide. Please find another venue to exercise your freedom of speech on this topic.
- Thread Drifting/Steering: Please keep discussions on topic. Topics that do not belong in the technical or 3rd party project sections belong in Godinci/Linux and Other OS or the Cafe.
- Report Posts: If you have found a post or receive a private message that you feel is inappropriate or that violates the forum code of conduct, please use the report function to notify staff. Do not attempt to moderate discussions or correct other users yourself.
- Images: Be prudent in your use of images; they may help to explain something more clearly or indicate a problem you are experiencing better but you have to remember that not everyone has the same bandwidth. If an image is the best way of handling the information, please use thumbnails or keep your image to a small size and less than 100kb.
- Links: You may post links to sites with content that is acceptable according to this code of conduct. This is most useful when giving tech support and explaining a topic and then linking to a wiki page or Linux site with more information. You may also link to your personal site.
- Signatures: Forum signatures are limited to four lines of text, 10pt maximum font size. Signature content must conform to the same guidelines as all content in this code of conduct.
- Avatars: Images must comply with the content guidelines of this code of conduct. An discreet image from your religion is permissible if it is not ostentatious, disruptive, provocative, or for the purposes of proselytizing. Political avatars are not permitted at all.
- Multiple Accounts: Users may only have one active account. If you feel you have justification for requiring a new account, please contact an administrator to discuss your situation. Users who have multiple accounts without approval of an administrator may be penalized or banned.
- Private Messaging: Asking support questions via private messages is strongly discouraged. It is unlikely that users will respond to these requests and it defeats the secondary intent of the forum to be a resource for people seeking assistance using internet searches and forum searches. Private messages sent to other users are subject to the Code of Conduct.
- Editing of posts: When a post breaks guidelines and requires editing in order to bring it back under compliance with this Code of Conduct, the moderator should report the post before editing so that a copy of the unedited text of the original post is copied to the staff area. Only after the original post is preserved as evidence should the original post be edited. In the private message outlining the reason for editing or that message automatically sent when the infraction is issued, the moderator should specify or describe which part of the Code of Conduct was broken. It is not required for Staff to send a message when a post has been edited but are requested to do so when time permits.
- Cracking: Requests for help about any form of password or encryption “cracking” are not supported. Even though there are packages such as aircrack in the repositories, discussions about cracking or software related to cracking often lead to discussions about illegal activities. Such threads will be closed.
- Jailing of posts/thread: If a post/thread would require a lot of work to bring it into compliance, or if editing the violations would result in a nearly blank post/thread, the post/thread should be moved to the jail instead.
- Staff: Staff is chosen by the Forum Council. Users who have demonstrated a consistent attitude of friendliness and kindness and who have shown a pattern of helpfulness in their posts may be contacted and invited to serve. Recommendations are made by current staff in the staff forum or other users by private message. All recommendations are considered. Due to time constraints and privacy issues the Forum Council is unlikely to comment publicly on these recommendations.
- Staff posting and moderating in the same thread: This is generally discouraged. Exceptions include when no one else is available or when content very clearly violates the code of conduct.
- Appeals: If you have a complaint about a staff action or believe an action was taken in error, the process for dealing with that is to first post in the Resolution Center where a member of the Forum Council will respond. You may appeal to the entire Forum Council if you are unsatisfied. After these avenues have been exhausted, you may open a complaint with the Godinci Community Council.
- Thread Closing: Staff are not required to do so, but are requested to post an explanation in a thread that is closed when time permits. This is a non-exhaustive list of reasons a thread may be closed, but will give the general idea:
- The thread has run its course and posts have begun repeating themes
- The thread has degraded into an argument
- The thread topic is a duplicate of another current and active thread
- The thread is very old.
This code of conduct may change and evolve with time based on constructive feedback and experience. It is our hope that these policies will foster helpful, honest, and civil interaction. It is the users’ responsibility to check this page for updates.
Credits for forum rules: http://ubuntuforums.org/
Last Updated: 30 May 2014.