Code of Conduct

Welcome to the Rock and Cloverleaf online community (“Community”)! The Rock and Cloverleaf online communities are presented for the purpose of connecting the Rock and Cloverleaf members, sharing information and creating a peer-to-peer discussion of issues relating to travel, photography, and mutual interests of the like.

By joining a Community, you agree that you have read and will follow the rules, terms and conditions set forth below in this Community Access Agreement.  You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. 

This Community Access Agreement governs your participation in and use of the Community.  The rules, terms and conditions set forth below in this Community Access Agreement (collectively referred to as the “Rules”) apply to all members of the Community (participants, you, or users) and constitute a binding, legal agreement between you, Rock and Cloverleaf, and its agents and assigns. Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important Rules. 

To make sure using this forum is a great experience for everyone, please follow these tips:

  • Be Respectful

    • ​Everyone has a right to their ideas and opinions.

  • Be Inclusive

    • ​Seek and champion diverse perspectives, and be curious. Diversity of people leads to diversity of opinions, and diversity in teams drives innovation. Be aware of unconscious bias, and encourage new perspectives to be heard while listening actively.​

  • Be Transparent But Professional

    • ​Be honest, authentic and transparent with others, whilst balancing respect and empathy.

  • Be Empathetic

    • ​Our goal should not be to “win” every discussion, disagreement or argument. A more productive goal is to be open and curious about ideas that improve our own.

  • Stay on Topic

    • ​Try to keep posts relevant to the theme of the forum.

  • Check for Duplicate Content

    • ​Someone might have already created a post similar to yours, or answered your question.

Thanks for being a part of this community and sharing your voice.

Rules

Community participants must adhere to the following rules:

  1. The Rock and Cloverleaf online discussion has made the Community available to participants for the purpose of providing a forum for the discussion of issues relating to travel, photography, writings, and other similar items in kind. 

  2. The Rock and Cloverleaf Forum is making the Community available to participants for educational and informational purposes only. The Rock and Cloverleaf Forum is not undertaking to render advice. Community participants must rely solely on their own judgment with respect to all issues discussed.  The Rock and Cloverleaf Forum does not approve or endorse any specific practices that may be mentioned on the Community. The Rock and Cloverleaf Forum makes no representations or warranties regarding the experience, qualifications or information provided by Community participants or otherwise provided using the Community.

  3. Information posted on the Community will not be treated as confidential and, therefore, should not disclose any confidential, proprietary, or sensitive business or other information. In fact, since any information posted on the Community may be downloaded, reproduced, and disseminated without the knowledge of user(s), users must use extreme care when posting or sending such information. 

  4. Users acknowledge and agree that they (i) will not have any copyright or other property rights in or to information that they (or others) post on the Community; (ii) specifically waive any such property rights; and (iii) hereby grant all users a license to use (including the right to publish) all information posted by them on the Community.

  5. Users are prohibited from using the Community to communicate about prices or terms of service, to exchange practice management or any other proprietary information, or otherwise communicate in a manner that may violate federal or provincial antitrust laws.

  6. Discussion topics are not to be relied on as specific advice, and such responses are not intended to constitute practice guidelines or advice. 

  7. Users should exercise both common sense and courtesy in the messages they transmit on the Community and may not use the Community to transmit defamatory, obscene, and otherwise offensive communications.   

  8. Users may not post or distribute files, articles or other information subject to trademark, copyright, or other proprietary rights, except with the express consent of the owner of the rights.

  9. Users are prohibited from posting commercial messages or promotions, advertising, or selling goods or services.

  10. Users must respect the security of the Community and may not attempt to gain access or provide access to areas private to the Rock and Cloverleaf Forum or the Community.

  11. Users are prohibited from using the Community for any purpose that may be illegal.  For example, the Community may not be used to solicit or disseminate information having to do with, or to conduct any activity relating to, illegal drugs, pornography, gambling, spreading computer viruses, software infringement, trafficking in credit card codes, price-fixing, illegal boycotts, or other crimes.

  12. The Community may not be used in a manner that violates applicable federal, provincial or local laws, the Rock and Cloverleaf Forum bylaws or any other policies, procedures, rules, or regulations of the Rock and Cloverleaf Forum.

  13. The Rock and Cloverleaf Forum will deny access to the Community to any individual who has not agreed to the terms of these Rules and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (i) remove any postings or other content that is not consistent with these Rules or otherwise not in the best interests of the Association Forum; and (ii) suspend or terminate access to the Community for violations of these Rules or for otherwise acting in a manner contrary to the interests of the Rock and Cloverleaf Forum.

Harassment, Personal Attacks, Bullying, Disruption and Discrimination

We prefer to lead by positive behaviour, but to be explicit, we do not tolerate inappropriate conduct that goes against our goals and values. Examples include: 

  • Sexual jokes, language, epithets, advances or propositions

  • Written or verbal slurs, jokes, remarks, questions or gestures that are derogatory, provocative or demeaning to an individual’s or group’s characteristics or that promote negative stereotypes

  • Demanding or suggesting inappropriate behaviour in exchange for favourable reviews

  • Intimidation, stalking, or following

  • Retaliation for reporting or threatening to report harassment

Disclaimer

The views expressed on the Community are those of the individual contributors.  They do not and should not be construed as representing the views of the Rock and Cloverleaf Forum.  The Rock and Cloverleaf Forum makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information posted on the Community, whether posted by the Rock and Cloverleaf Forum or any third party, and the Rock and Cloverleaf Forum assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use or misuse of such information for any purpose.  The Rock and Cloverleaf Forum disclaims any responsibility to maintain copies of any information posted on the Community or to assure that such information is deleted.  Unless specifically stated otherwise, the Rock and Cloverleaf Forum does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, advice, guidance, product, process, service or organization presented or mentioned on the Community, and information from the Community should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement.  NEVERTHELESS, THE ROCK AND CLOVERLEAF FORUM RETAINS THE RIGHT TO MONITOR POSTED INFORMATION AND REMOVE MESSAGES OR MATERIALS THAT IT BELIEVES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF THESE RULES OR ARE NOT IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE ROCK AND CLOVERLEAF FORUM.

Amendments

The Rock and Cloverleaf Forum reserves the right to modify or change the terms of these Rules as it determines from time to time in the best interests of the Rock and Cloverleaf Forum, provided that all Community users are notified prior to any such change. Use of the Community constitutes the user’s continuing agreement to be bound by these Rules, as amended from time to time.

 

Acceptance of Rules

By joining the Community, you (i) represent and warrant that you have read these Rules, including, without limitation the terms of the Release set forth above; (ii) fully understand the terms of these Rules (including, without limitation, the Release included herein) and acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to review these Rules (including, without limitation, the terms of the Release) with an attorney of your choosing if you so desire; and (iii) agree to be legally bound by the terms of these Rules.