Our Acceptable Use Policy
This website (The Operation Diversity Academy ) and the Operation Diversity Academy, private members Facebook group are maintained by Operation Diversity® Limited. A company registered in England and Wales (registration number: 09776571), and operating throughout the United Kingdom.
This policy sets out the terms in which you may access our website and Facebook group and applies to all users without exception. “We” (Operation Diversity Limited) want you to please be aware of the following terms when using our group and we ask that you use it respectfully and safely. You must acknowledge and agree to abide by the following terms. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms we respectfully insist that you remove yourself from our website and our Facebook group immediately.
As so much specialist and at times sensitive information and resources are shared through Operation Diversity® and our community we felt it vital that some ground rules are laid for how the information is used.
Each and every member in the Operation Diversity Academy has a right to receive non-judgemental advice, to have a safe space to seek support and most importantly a right to privacy.
Therefore you agree:
✅ Not to share your contact details or other personal information on the group wall.
✅ Not copy, share, screenshot, recreate, reproduce, or resell *ANY* posts, comments, images, videos, resources or documents posted by *ANY* of our members and which are part of our website or this Facebook group.
To be extremely clear:
*ALL* Operation Diversity® written and video content, posts, comments, images, graphics, resources, Webinars, masterclasses, workbooks, handouts, documents, member lists, and our whole ‘IP’ are copyright protected under UK Intellectual property, Copyright law, and GDPR, Data Protection legislation.
It is *ILLEGAL* and immoral to copy, recreate, plagiarise, resell, or share *ANYTHING* made accessible to you for your own commercial use, or with *ANY* third party for any reason.
Please bear in mind when posting that whilst every effort will be made to enforce this policy we cannot guarantee that information will not be shared so please be mindful when posting. If it comes to your attention that there has been a breach of these terms please report it to a member of our admin team straight away.
It is completely unethical and an invasion of someone’s privacy. This is a safe space so shame on anyone who lowers themselves to this level and blatantly breaches our terms (never mind the ramifications of passing on info to schools who will then be in breach of GDPR, Privacy laws themselves for gathering and storing unauthorised data on individuals without their permission. These schools will be reported to the ICO so consider yourselves warned!).
If you are found to be doing any of the above your membership will be terminated, you will be removed from the website, and our Facebook group, *BLOCKED* permanently and appropriate action will be taken against you. If this is your intention, then leave immediately.
You agree to be respectful of our space and courteous by not:
✅ Not to hand your login to this site or group to any third party to use at any point.
✅ Posting on the wall, commenting to promote yourself, your events, blog, resources, social media channels, website and services of any kind.
✅ Sending unsolicited messages, offering unauthorised services of any kind, transmitting, or procuring the sending of unauthorised advertising, promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam) to any of our members.
This includes posting ‘research questions’ which are just really thinly-veiled self-promotions.
✅ Posting links to other businesses/ organisations / FB groups or pages in our group.
These posts will be deleted. Operation Diversity® worked hard to build our amazing community and every day we work hard to support our community members with our own range of outstanding products, with our knowledge, advice and support services. Our community group is, therefore, not a space to promote yourself or other businesses, pages, groups and organisations. We ask that you please respectfully refrain from doing so.
✅ Blocking any of our admin or moderation team (you will be blocked and removed yourself without warning).
✅ Being negative, judgemental or entering into unnecessary arguments on the group wall (or via pm).
We operate a zero tolerance policy to any negative or judgmental comments directed towards any group member, inc of our admin and support team. Negativity, abuse or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated and offenders will be removed without warning. If you have nothing kind or genuinely useful to add, scroll by and say nothing. If you do comment please be mindful of your ‘tone’.
Please remember that our members are all real people, going through extremely difficult times and your words can cause genuine harm. If you feel that anyone is being aggressive, unnecessary, hurtful or unkind, please report it to a member of our admin team straight away.
You may use our site or group for lawful reasons only and so we will not tolerate any of the following:
✅ Use of the site or group that is in any way shape or form deceptive, fraudulent or unlawful or the impact of use has a fraudulent or unlawful purpose or impact.
✅ Use of the site or group that is attempting to mislead, upset or hurt any individual.
✅ Use of the site or group to transmit data in any form, send or upload to the site any data with viruses, spyware etc and could be damaging to the site or group and possibly other users and their computers as well
✅ To not use information from the site or group correctly and knowingly send, upload, download and reuse material which does not comply with our content standards.
Any content added to the site or group by yourself should accurate and concise, comply with the applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Content added to site or group must not:
✅ Contain any information that is offensive or insulting to another individual.
✅ Contain any material that would be seen to be obscene, hateful or inflammatory
✅ Promote violence, sexually explicit material
✅ Be discriminative against gender, race, religion, age, disability or religion etc
✅ Go against any copyright, trademark or database right
✅ Promote or encourage any illegal activity
✅ Be in any way threatening, abusive or invade another member privacy
✅ Be likely to harass, upset or embarrass another person
We may from time to time provide optional interactive services, or refer members when requested to access other services including, without limitation:
✅ Specialist SpLD tuition with one of our associate teachers
✅ Live Q&A sessions;
✅ Online Mixers;
✅ Online training courses, conferences or seminars;
✅ Live stream video features; and Blog services.
✅ Product Reviews and Demos
✅ Support calls via telephone or video calls
✅ Events, training events, conferences and seminars in the community throughout the year.
✅ Referral services for screening and high-quality diagnostic assessments carried out by our pool of qualified associate specialist professionals.
We will do our best to moderate any possible risks for users from third parties when you use any of our online, social media, messaging, Q&A or any interactive services provided on our site. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
A childhood with the internet is still a relatively new experience. Of course, it is not the internet itself that presents possible danger, but the way it is used. Therefore, the use of any of our interactive services by a minor (a child under 18 years old) is subject to the consent and supervision of their parent or guardian.
We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
Whilst we have made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and validity of all information provided within this community, Operation Diversity does not accept responsibility for events arising from the use of the information provided. Advice offered to members, while being as accurate and complete as possible, should not be used as a substitute for a consultation with the members own doctor or other medical / specialist professional.
Privacy: -> Links
Our community may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our group, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
As an Operation Diversity Academy member, you are responsible for paying your membership subscription each month by Direct Debit until you both cancel your subscription yourself inside the site and leave our academy Facebook group.
If you miss a monthly payment but want to cancel your subscription, you agree to pay the outstanding amount before cancellation. Any payments outstanding will be invoiced to you and will be payable within 7 days.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you cancel your account, it will be closed immediately and you will no longer be able to access the Operation Diversity Academy. If you’ve just paid for this month then we suggest you set a reminder and cancel your account just before your next payment is due.
SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
It is at our discretion to understand if there has been a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy. When/ if a breach of this policy occurs, we will take appropriate action as seen required.
✅Immediate, provisional or permanent withdrawal from the site and group
✅ A warning being issued to you
✅ Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis resulting from the breach.
✅ Further legal action being taken against you
We reserve the right to withdraw membership to our website and remove or block anyone from our Facebook group who do not follow the above terms or who do not act in accordance with our community ethos.
CHANGES TO OUR ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
This policy might be updated or changed, as part of being a member of this site and community group, it is your responsibility to check and re-read and ensure that you understand changes that are made as they are legally binding to you.
Thank you for reading,
The Operation Diversity Team