Updated: Friday, May 27th, 2022
Community Code of Conduct
The Golden Ratio Academy (GRA) provides online systems and resources for employees and students. Online resources include all material accessed through a computer or telecommunications network.
All policies, procedures, codes of behavior and rules of the GRA apply to those using online systems and resources provided by or on behalf of the GRA. The “Code of Online Conduct” pertains to online systems and resources. This Code has been prepared to protect the rights and safety of all.
The GRA takes appropriate measures to ensure the security of the facilities and information that may be contained in them. The GRA reserves the right to monitor the use of online resources by all that access the systems.
Personal Safety Rules:
-Be careful about giving information about your identity. Your name and general location. Please do not reveal your address, phone number, age, physical description, etc.) to strangers you may encounter online. Likewise, do not reveal such information in a public online forum where you may not know everyone who might see the information.
-Never reveal personal information online about someone else unless you have their prior permission and you know the information will not be used for harmful purposes.
-Never reveal your access password or that of anyone else.
-Never send a picture of yourself, another person or a group over an electronic network without prior informed permission of all the individuals involved and, in the case of minors, their parents or guardians.
-Report immediately to the GRA staff any message or request that you receive that bothers you or that suggests personal contact with you by clicking Open a Ticket in our Discord Server.
-Never publish the specific dates, times, class login information, or content from classes who are not directly entitled to such information, or to public forums where unknown persons might access the information.
Unacceptable Sites and Materials:
-On a global network such as the Internet, it is impossible to effectively control the content of the information. On occasion, users of online systems may encounter material that is controversial which other users, parents or staff might consider inappropriate or offensive. It is the responsibility of the individual user not to intentionally access such material.
-Discrimination and harassment will not be tolerated.
-Users of the GRA Online systems will not knowingly access, upload, download, store, display, distribute or publish any information that:
-It is illegal to promote criminal acts or facilitate unlawful activity;
-Threatens or intimidates any person or suggests violence, hatred or discrimination toward other people;
-Uses inappropriate and abusive language or conduct;
-Contains inappropriate religious or political messages;
-Is racially, culturally or religiously offensive;
-Encourages the use of controlled substances, participation in an illegal act or uses the system to incite criminal actions;
-Is of a defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane, pornographic or sexually explicit nature;
-Contains personal information, images, or signatures of individuals without their prior informed consent;
-Constitutes messages of sexual harassment or which have inappropriate romantic overtones;
-Solicits any users on behalf of any business or commercial organization without appropriate authorization;
-Supports bulk mail, junk mail or “spamming”;
-Propagates chain letters or other e-mail debris;
-Attempts to hide, disguise or misrepresent the identity of the sender.
Discussion Group Etiquette:
-All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive or illegal material is prohibited.
-Discriminatory, hostile or intimidating messages or language will not be tolerated. Whether based on a person’s race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social or economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, or mental or physical ability.
-GRA strives to create and maintain a community where people of many different backgrounds and cultures are treated with respect.
-Be mindful and respectful of linguistic background – while the language for online for a discussions is mostly English (unless otherwise specified), not everybody is a native English speaker/writer.
-Keep subject lines concise and clear so that members can respond appropriately and easily search the archives. -Include only relevant portions of the original message in replies.
-Only send a message to the entire list if everyone can benefit from it.
-Avoid administrative messages, such as removing me from the list (use the web interface to change your settings).
-If relevant, add “Long Message” to the subject line or at the beginning of the message body.
-Do not spam several lists or libraries with the same message.
-Don’t publicly post commercial or affiliate messages.
-Use caution when discussing products. The information posted on the lists and in the libraries is available for all members to see.
-Comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
-Please carefully read the items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules below, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted.
All users of GRA online systems will do the following:
-Use online services within reasonable limits regarding time and volume of information transferred through the system. Excessive uploads, for example, may disrupt services for all users.
-Report to Golden Ratio Academy any harm to the system or information on the system, whether the harm was caused accidentally or intentionally.
Prohibited Uses and Activities:
All users of GRA online systems will not do the following:
-Spamming in Text or Voice Chat. Do not spam messages, soundboards, or use voice changers in any channel.
-Collecting user information or funds from anyone. For example, a member cannot collect the information of any other members or contact anyone for the purpose of marketing or monetary (financial) gains.
-Copy, download, install or run viruses or other inappropriate or unauthorized materials such as games, files, grabify links, crash videos, token grabbers, scripts, fonts, or dynamic link libraries (DLL’s) from any source.
-Damage or erase files or information belonging to any person without authorization. -Use any other person’s account on the system.
-Cause any user to lose access to the system – for example, by disabling accounts or changing passwords without authorization.
-Move, copy, or modify any of the system files or settings on any computer, server or another device without proper authorization.
-Compromise themselves or others by unauthorized copying of information, work or software belonging to others, encouraging others to abuse the computers or network, displaying, transferring or sharing inappropriate materials. Software pirating and unauthorized copying of material belonging to others is regarded as theft.
-Copy, transfer or use files, programs or any other information belonging to the GRA for any reason whatever unless the licensing specifically permits such actions.
-Attempt to subvert the GRA networks by breaching security measures, hacking accessing records without authorization or any other type of disruption.
-Take the ideas, writings or images of others and present them as if they were yours. Under copyright laws, all information remains the property of the creator(s)/author(s), and therefore, permission is required for its use. The use of copyright materials without permission can result in legal action.
Inappropriate use of online access by students and staff could result in disciplinary action that may include the ban, legal action and or involvement of the police.
-Information published on the Internet or Intranet can reach millions of people, mostly unknown to the original publishers. For this reason, it is essential to regulate data published through the servers of the Golden Ratio Academy.
-The electronic publication of information using the facilities of the GRA is subject to all GRA policies and guidelines. -Links from a Golden Ratio Academy site to external sites must be carefully selected and are subject to the same standards of content quality as GRA sites.
-A means of contacting the publisher of any collection of information (such as a Web site) must be clearly identified on the opening screen of the collection.
-The information published online must be kept current and accurate with no conscious attempt to mislead the reader.
-Personal information such as private addresses, phone numbers, individual or group pictures, or signatures cannot be published without express informed permission according to GRA procedures.
-The appropriate administrator is responsible for ensuring that all work published is original or cleared for copyright with the originator and ownership of the copyright is clearly indicated.
-Advertising on any GRA-related electronic publication is subject to the approval of the appropriate supervisory admin.
-All Web pages posted on the Internet must link to the official central site of the Golden Ratio Academy.
-All Web pages hosted on the GRA corporate site or paid for by the GRA are considered property of the GRA.
The Golden Ratio Academy makes no warranties of any nature or kind, expressed or implied, regarding its online services or resources, the continued operation of these services, the equipment and facilities used and their capacities, or the suitability, operability and safety of any program or file posted on GRA systems for any intended purpose.