Community policy

Community Policy 

Your contributions are valuable, as are those of others. Following a few simple rules will ensure that this Collaborative fosters open and constructive dialogue. When contributing to this platform and community as an Energy Dialogues Collaborative member, please: 

1) Ensure your contributions are relevant to the network topic. 

2) Don’t sell or promote stuff!

Ensure your contributions are not of a promotional nature. 

3) Complete your profile. 

The more detail you add to your profile, the more people will want to engage with you and the more connected you'll be to fellow Energy Dialogues Collaborative network participants. 

4) Be yourself; please never impersonate another person. 

5) Don't violate someone else's privacy. 

You can post your own personal details and contact information (but do remember that this is a public forum), but don't post anyone else's personal details or contact information. 

6) If you have a personal connection to a story or topic, disclose your connection or, where appropriate, do not contribute at all. 

7) Cite your sources. 

Attribute quotes and paraphrased comments to their proper sources. 

8) Don't infringe copyright. 

If you want to upload a copy of an image, text, video or any other content, make sure you have the right to reproduce them on the Energy Dialogues LLC Network. Posting copyright material without permission may be unlawful. If you want to discuss someone else’s work, summarise it in your own words. 

9) Don't post inappropriate links. 

You can only post links to another website if the content on that other site abides with these terms and conditions, and if that other website allows you to post links to their website. 

10) Remember this is a public forum. 

Once your contribution is online, everyone with Internet access may be able to read it. Don't forget that you are legally responsible for what you submit. Please consider how others could perceive your contribution. Please make your contribution clear to ensure that it is not misunderstood. Many different types of people may view your contribution. 

11) Watch your language. 

Please be polite. Do not use swear words, profane, crude or sexual language.

12) Don’t be libellous or abusive. 

You must not make or encourage contributions that are: 

● Defamatory, false or misleading; 

● Insulting, threatening or abusive; 

● Obscene or of a sexual nature; 

● Offensive, racist, sexist, homophobic or discriminatory against any religions or other groups.

13) Report inappropriate content. 

Please help us maintain high standards of participation. If you consider that a contribution does not comply with these terms and conditions please report it by contacting us. This facility should be used where content is in breach of our terms and conditions, not simply because you disagree with something said. 

The Energy Dialogues LLC team reserves the right (although not the obligation) to take down any contribution that it feels to be unsuitable, or which is reported as being unsuitable. In such an instance, the person that made the contribution will be notified. If you are aware that contribution has been removed, you must not deliberately resubmit the same contribution. 

14) Do not use multiple logins. 

15) Antitrust 

It is the intent of Energy Dialogues LLC that all meetings and conferences (virtual and in-person), on the Energy Dialogues Collaborative platform or otherwise, are conducted within an antitrust and competition law sensitive environment and in strict compliance with federal antitrust and competition laws. To preserve the professional nature of our meetings, while we encourage exchange on opinions and experiences, macro-economic issues and how they impact the industry, participants are reminded of the guidelines below on competition and antitrust issues. These guidelines apply to all Energy Dialogues events and attendees assisting these events are encouraged to comply at all times. 

No discussion or sharing of any company’s confidential or proprietary information (e.g., purchasing plans for products or services, specific merger or divestment plans, market allocation, development plans, compliance costs, inventories, profits, premiums etc.). Only publicly available information may be discussed or shared. 

No discussion or agreements, either explicit or implicit, regarding prices of particular products or services of a company.

No forecasting of prices for goods or services. 

No sharing of information that your company considers to be confidential or sensitive, even if that information does not fit in any of the above categories. 

Seek independent legal advice if you are unsure at any time of how to apply these rules.