Code of Conduct for Site Members and Subscribers
The rules contained in this Code of Conduct are not meant to replace applicable rules of law. Forum members must respect applicable rules of law as well as local customs and traditions. Where the rules contained in this Code of Conduct are inconsistent with applicable rules of law, Forum members should comply with the applicable rules of law and inform the Legal Department.
Tides Therapy and Consulting
1643 Savannah Hwy #281
Charleston, South Carolina
This notice went into effect on 06/29/2021
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
No self-promotion or spamming, except in spaces designated for that purpose
No discriminatory behavior, such as slurs or racist and sexist comments
No NSFW (not safe for work) material
No discussions of illegal activities
Any identifying and/or personal information you choose to share will be your responsibility. In that spirit, Tides Therapy and Consulting,LLC does not encourage in any way that individuals share personal information about themselves beyond thoughts and ideas within the spirit of creating a supportive community.
There is no guarantee that your information will be kept private and secure. If, however, the administrator of the site is made aware in writing of any threats or inappropriate use of the forum for reasons other than its original design these events may be required to be reported to the authorities for safety or reasons similar.
The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
Contact & Communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.
This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.
This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.
Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.
Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no means a comprehensive list].
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.
In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated unsubscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to unsubscribe will by detailed instead.
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.)
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: https://bit.ly/zyVUBo).
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
As an online community grows what was one implicit often needs to be written down and made explicit.
Our aim here with this code of conduct is not to dictate behavior, but to enshrine the spirit with which we see this community at its best. As always we seek to use this forum to promote immersive and experiential work across multiple disciplines, and to provide a common oasis and a thriving bazaar of intellectual and artistic debate.
Always remember there is another human being on the other side of these pixels. If all goes well, I have weeded out the bots.
When in doubt, send a message to the owner.
Never publicly post in anger AT another group member. Either take it private or if you have no relationship with the other alert the owner.
Ask clarifying questions if something seems off to you.
Argue, when necessary, from good faith.
Be prepared to support your arguments. If you’re not feeling like it, hold off on getting into a debate until you are. (Not every thread is a debate, but you know when you are in one.)
Don’t expect an immediate response FROM ANYONE ON ANYTHING.
Make requests, not demands. Ask others to consider another point of view or different behavior instead of insisting upon it. (That way it is on them if they refuse to consider a point of view.)
No doxxing. Do not post privately-held data on any individual — group member or not — without their express consent. This will result in a permaban, no questions asked, doesn’t matter if you’ve read this code or not. (Note: publicly accessible information such as an office phone number listed on a website, does not count.)
No deadnaming. Respect how people identify themselves. One warning, permaban on a second offense. That’s being lenient, don’t make us regret that. (Caveat: This is distinct from those who use stage/professional names. In the case of fraudulent behavior from an individual who uses an alias to perpetuate harm, contact the group admins & mods before sharing. Some situations are more complex than others.)
Do not involve third parties in disputes without their consent. No families. No domestic partners, etc. Second parties to a matter may sometimes be appropriate to bring in to a matter — e.g. a production company that is currently employing someone who has defrauded patrons in the past — but every effort should be made to contact those parties privately first. Contact an admin or mod before proceeding publicly.
No brigading, either on or off-board. There will be no coordination of social media attacks on this board, whether they manifest here or on the wider web. That’s will result in a ban.
In addition: anyone found to have co-ordinated, or participated in an attack within a post for the purposes of harassment will also be permabanned.
(Note: this is very specific. We know people discuss what happens in the group privately, and even in small groups. Lord knows we do in order to make policy decisions. This is about the behavior of those who are not parties to a dispute for the purposes of creating heat, not about checking in with others to make sure you have your facts straight and to find allies who have direct knowledge of events or analogous experiences. The later individuals have witness status and are protected. Those who want to stir shit are just trolls.)
Do try to read whatever you’re reacting to in full before posting a response. Bonus points for reading the post summary AND the article, not just the headline! Double bonus points for reading all of the comments first (we know, we know, it’s hard). But really: it will make what you have to say better, more interesting, and hopefully useful to everyone and not just make you feel good for getting it off your chest. (We know, that’s not how Facebook is designed, but this isn’t Facebook. It’s just ON Facebook.)
Last — and certainly not least — the Golden Rule, as it was originally formulated:
Do not do to others what you wouldn’t want done to yourself.
The Admins reserve the right to sanction breaches of this code as they see fit. This notice was created July 13,2022 and will forever be upheld.