Comment Policy

Comment Policy

We welcome your opinions. Once your comment is online, everyone who has purchased iBird for Windows 8 can read it. Therefore please make your comment clear to ensure that it is not misunderstood. You are legally responsible for what you submit. For complete rules and our privacy policy see the following links…

Comment Policy: http://ibird.com/comment-policy
Privacy Policy: http://ibird.com/privacy-policy

  • Rule 1: We welcome your opinions

    We welcome your opinions. Unless you have a witty one-liner, please explain why you hold your opinion.

  • Rule 2: This is a public forum

    Once your comment is online, everyone who has purchase iBird for Windows 8 can read it. Please make your comment clear to ensure that it is not misunderstood. You can express a strong opinion but please do not go over the top. Don’t forget that you are legally responsible for what you submit. Please consider how others could receive your comment. Many different types of people of different ages may view your comment.

  • Rule 3: Language and relevance

    Please be polite. Do not use swear words or crude or sexual language. Only English is allowed. Keep your submissions relevant to the story or topic. Do not insult other contributions or discuss the non-appearance or removal of any content on this Site or the suspension or termination of any users. If you would like to discuss the operation of the Site with us, please email us on support@ibird.com.

  • Rule 4: Report abuse

    We strongly support the online community in maintaining high standards of participation. If you consider that a comment does not comply with these rules or our Comment Policy, please use the relevant Report Abuse facility, located just under the comment in issue. The facility should only be used for serious complaints, not simply because you disagree with something said.

  • Rule 5: No libel or other abuse

    You must not make or encourage comments, which 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.

  • Rule 6: Confidentiality, privacy and contempt

    Please respect people’s privacy. You are not allowed to submit confidential or private information. For example, you must not upload the telephone number, email address or any other contact details of any person.

    You should not write anything which could prejudice pending or on-going court proceedings of which you are aware. For example, if you have any personal knowledge about someone who has been arrested or charged or being prosecuted for an offence, you must not mention it. If you do, you could be in contempt of court, which is an extremely serious matter.

  • Rule 7: No advertising, solicitation or investigations

    You must not use our Comment system for:

    • The promotion of any products or services or for any other commercial purpose;
    • Any sponsorship, petition, campaign, scheme or chain message;
    • An investigation e.g. tracing the whereabouts of any person.
  • Rule 8: No impersonation and proper disclosure

    You must not pretend to be someone else (e.g. an expert, another user or a member of our team). You must not pretend that you are unconnected to a story or topic, when in fact you are. If you have a personal connection to a story or topic, you should disclose your connection or, where appropriate, not comment at all.

  • Rule 9: No linking or copyright infringement

    You must not insert links to websites (URLs) or submit content, which would be an infringement of copyright.

  • Rule 10: Removal of content

    Reader comments that violate the letter or spirit of these rules or our Comment Policy may be removed (or, if checked in advance, not published in the first place). If we do remove something, we will generally remove whole posts, or where necessary, whole threads (not parts). This means that even if only one sentence is objectionable, the whole comment will usually be removed (or not published).

    If a comment is removed, this may be for any number of reasons. Usually, this will be because the comment breaks these rules or is the subject of an abuse report. Sometimes, the comment may be removed because it is connected to another comment that is being removed. We hope that you will understand that, once properly notified of a complaint, we may have to remove a comment for legal reasons (whatever the rights and wrongs).

    If your content has been removed, we may email you to let you know or to inform you if you have been suspended or banned from submitting further comments to the Site.

    If you are aware that content has been removed, you must not deliberately resubmit the same content.

  • Rule 11: Suspension and termination

    We reserve the right to suspend or ban an account at our sole discretion. Here are some reasons why we might do so: Breaching these rules or our Comment Policy; Serious failure to respect the spirit and tone of the community; Conduct or comments that demand a disproportionate amount of our time or that abuse our staff.

    The length of a suspension or whether we ban someone depends on all the circumstances. Bans are generally for extreme cases and repeated serious abuse.

    If we suspend or ban your registration, you must not attempt to re-register or submit content (e.g. using someone else’s account), without our permission.