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Readers Policy

Welcome to Politicoscope Policy page. Find information regarding our content sharing, users comment and more. For any question about our policies, feel free to contact us today.

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Privacy Policy

Politicoscope is committed to protecting your privacy. We promise to use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this privacy policy, which is in effect for the web pages, newsletters, applications and opt-in announcement lists.

What information do you collect and how are you collecting it?
When you visit a page on this website, our web servers recognise your domain name and IP address. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate the data for individuals. Our servers do not record your email address.

Sharing Stories From the Politicoscope

Some of the pages on the Politicoscope site now contain a set of links to external social websites. This enables you to share Politicoscope pages that you find interesting with your friends and contacts on those external sites.

Whilst the Politicoscope does not link to a website in return for money, goods or services, we are part of the wider web, and many of our users also use social networks and bookmarking services. We want you to be able to share and comment on the content we produce, if you wish to, and these links make that easier.

How does sharing work?
All of these sites are free to use and require you to register with them. Once you have registered you can begin sharing links.

You will not need an account with the Politicoscope to do this. When you click on a site’s logo you will be directed away from the Politicoscope website to the social site. The Politicoscope will not ask you for any personal information during this process.

Note
Please note, when you click on one of these links and navigate to an external site such as Facebook or Twitter, you will be subject to the terms of use and privacy policy of that website. Also note, clicking on these links may result in a cookie being set in your browser by the website with which you have chosen to share a Politicoscope page.

What happens when I use the links on your pages to share items?
Sharing an article is a simple process. When you navigate to any of the available external sites – Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Digg, Reddit or StumbleUpon – a pop-up will appear that enables you to sign in to that site (if you are not already signed in), and then share the link.

Which services do you link to?
Currently, we provide prominent buttons that will help you use two sites – Facebook and Twitter – as well as a ‘share menu’ that provides access to others – Delicious, Digg, StumbleUpon and Reddit.

How did you decide which services to link to?
We have chosen the most relevant social sites for our users by assessing the volume of referrals from those sites to the Politicoscope website, their technical compatibility, and the number of users they have overall. All of the services chosen are currently free at the point of access for users. We monitor the range of social sites on the internet and regularly review our choice.

Why are Facebook and Twitter more prominent than the other networks?
We are reflecting the preferences of users. Currently Facebook is one of the largest social network and Twitter, although having a smaller audience than Facebook, is growing faster than any other social site. Both also offer the technical capability to enable sharing activities.

Commenting & Moderation Policy

Q: What is the Politicoscope Code of Conduct?
A: Community and Commenting Guiding Principles
The Politicoscope has a thriving user community and encourages commenting on news stories and blog posts. We are dedicated to maintaining a respectful, engaging and informative conversation. Towards that end, we have basic ground rules for commenting to maintain a civil atmosphere. These are supported by a moderating system that features a team of staff moderators. If you wish to participate in the community, we ask that you follow the ground rules below and the spirit of the community they seek to create.

(I) If your comments make this community a less civil and enjoyable place to be, you and your comments may be excluded from it
The Politicoscope promotes a receptive, transparent and civil atmosphere for comments and users. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to voice their opinion regardless of identity, politics, ideology, religion or agreement with other community members, the author of the post or staff members as long as those opinions are respectful and constructively add to the conversation. However, this community does not tolerate direct or indirect attacks, name-calling or insults, nor does it tolerate intentional attempts to derail, hijack, troll or bait others into an emotional response. We reserve the right to remove these types of comments where warranted. Individuals who consistently or intentionally post these types of comments may lose their ability to comment and, if we deem necessary, be permanently excluded from the community.

(II) Comments may be pre-moderated
To maintain a civil atmosphere, we reserve the right to have our moderation team read comments before they are displayed on the site. Review time can vary depending on the site-wide comment load, so please be patient — we will strive to get to all comments as quickly as possible. Please, do not resubmit the same comment or complain to the moderators assuming it has been deleted as that just adds needless comments to be processed.

(III) Be yourself, only yourself, and just one of yourself
Every person’s opinion is valuable and unique. Pretending to be someone else removes that unique value from you or from others. Don’t misrepresent yourself or others, or spread mis-information. If you do, you will make the community a less enjoyable and valuable place to be and misrepresentation may be removed when we see it.

(IV) Safe Space
We strongly believe that the Politicoscope should be a safe space for individuals, groups and their ideas. As such, purposefully insulting and hostile language or personal threats are not welcome here. If you directly or indirectly threaten the physical or mental well being of a member of this community, or an individual or group, you may be removed immediately.

If a credible threat is made against an individual or group, not only may it be removed but it is likely that it will be reported to law enforcement agencies and we will cooperate with them to any extent requested. Personally identifiable information should never be posted to the Politicoscope comments section for the privacy and protection of all community members. This includes, but is not limited to, full names, addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses. Any comments that contain this information may be deleted.

Q: I posted a comment. Why can’t I see it on the site?
A: Please be aware that not all comments may appear directly on the Politicoscope site, but will still appear on your Facebook feed for you and your friends, unless you have unchecked the “also post on Facebook” box above the comment entry space.

Q: Why do my posts never appear in the Politicoscope comments?
A: If a user has repeatedly posted comments that have violated these ground rules, their comments may be blocked from appearing on the site. This would include inappropriate comments that contain, insults, attacks, abuse towards other users or groups; or have engaged in trolling or hijacking the comment threads.

Prohibited Activities

You shall not host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information on the Site, that:

1. Belongs to another person and to which you do not have any right to
2. Is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libellous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever
3. Harm minors in any way
4. Infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights
5. Violates any law for the time being in force
6. Deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature
7. Impersonate another person
8. Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource

Any Content uploaded by you shall be subject to relevant laws and may disabled, or and may be subject to investigation under appropriate laws. Furthermore, if you are found to be in non-compliance with the laws and regulations, these terms, or the privacy policy of the Site, we may terminate your account/block your access to the Site and we reserve the right to remove any non-compliant Content uploaded by you.

Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Politicoscope.com may change its Policy from time to time, and in Politicoscope.com’s sole discretion. Politicoscope.com encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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