Please have a read of our social media policy. We have these rules to make sure that our online community is a friendly and useful place to visit.
What are the User Guidelines?
Things that make our social networks a nice place to be:
We are a charity, which means we want to portray a happy and joyful atmosphere. You can help by being positive and constructive with your posts. Please treat others with consideration. Stay on topic and post appropriately The Blue Lamp Foundation social networking sites are intended for the discussion of issues related to the charity’s work and its supporters ideas and achievements. Please remember this when writing your posts.
We can't guarantee the accuracy of all information posted by the community. Always consider any details carefully before acting upon it and remember to back up your files and settings before trying anything that could put your computer or device at risk. We try our best to keep risks to a minimum, but please remember that it is your responsibility to decide whether to follow it or not.
Respect the moderators:
Please do not discuss or argue with any moderator decisions, such as posts being deleted, threads being locked and users being warned or banned, on any of our social networking sites. Posts of this nature will be deleted. If you need to comment on a moderator action, please email us at email@example.com.
Things that have no place in our networks:
Disrespecting other people:
We want people to feel comfortable about posting on our social sites. Angry rants or 'flames' don't help achieve this and the moderators will delete them. Please don't post inflammatory messages designed to foster arguments (this is also known as 'trolling'). Abuse towards the Charity, it’s Patrons, Trustees, employees or volunteers will not be accepted and any posts of this nature will be removed and contributing users may be banned from our networks. If you see any of these please don't respond as this will make the situation worse: report the post to a moderator by emailing the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Discussions going off topic:
The Blue Lamp Foundation social networking sites are intended for the discussion of issues related to the organisation, its work and fundraising activities. Please do not post material that could be seen as being outside of this remit as our moderators may remove them. Discussions that veer off topic, are unrelated to the original post, are repetitive or campaigning, or abuse any individual or organisation may be edited or removed.
Don't post the same message multiple times across our sites. Please post your message in the most appropriate way to get your message out. Duplicate posts will be removed by the moderators. Also don’t post any spam such as advertisements for other web sites, services, or other commercial solicitation; chain letters, or pyramid schemes. Our moderators will block any users that are posting spam messages on our sites.
Inappropriate or illegal material:
Any posts with profanities, racist, sexist, abusive, threatening, defamatory, obscene or pornographic content in them will be deleted. Any posts which contain illegal material will also be deleted. Any posts that infringe on copyrights or trademarks will be deleted. Any posts with a link directing users to any information or content that, if posted on the forum, would constitute a violation of the social media policy or terms & conditions will be deleted.
Don't post personal details:
Please do not post any personal information on any of our social networking sites, either your own or another user, including addresses, passwords or credit card numbers. This also includes phone numbers, other contact details and copies of private emails or messages. It also includes the personal details of any Blue Lamp Foundation employee or volunteer.