Please note these are subject to review and change with updates to this page.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATING IN APYN
As a member of APYN you will often post to websites, blogs, forums and other virtual and community spaces. This is a very valuable and visible volunteer position in conjunction with mobilization and servicing of APYN.
As an individual, we support your freedom of speech and freedom to hold your opinions. However, as a volunteer as part of APYN, we have provided the following guidelines for appropriate behaviour.
Any contributions to Asia Pacific Youth Network online spaces by an Asia Pacific Youth Network member must:
- be accurate (where they state facts);
- be genuinely held (where they state opinions);
- be in solidarity with the principles and human rights agenda of Asia Pacific Youth Network
- comply with applicable law in any country from which they are posted.
- Do not provide publically personal details, either your own or those of someone else.
- Do not endanger yourself or others.
- Do not approach the press, political parties or any other entity as the official representative of Asia Pacific Youth Network.
- Do not ask people to take action in the name of the Asia Pacific Youth Network, unless the action forms part of an offical APYN campaign
- Do assume that what you publish on the Web is permanent. Anyone on the internet can easily print out a submission or save it to a computer.
- Do treat each other with respect, recognising other participants right to freedom of opinion and expression.
Any contributions by an Asia Pacific Youth Network participant must NOT:
- be defamatory (a defamatory comment is one that may damage the reputation of a person or organisation);
- be in contempt of Court (i.e. your contribution must not contain anything that risks prejudicing current or forthcoming Court proceedings);
- be threatening, abusive, harassing or invasive of a person’s privacy;
- be sexist, racist, profane, blasphemous, homophobic or otherwise discriminatory and/or offensive;
- promote violence or advocate, condone or assist any unlawful act;
- describe violent intentions towards other people or organisations;
- be pornographic , sexually explicit, obscene or lewd;
- be used to impersonate any person or to misrepresent your identity;
- infringe any copyright, database right, trade mark or any other intellectual property, confidentiality or privacy rights of any person or organisation; or
- otherwise violate any law.
Breach of this code will result in immediate removal
TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ASIA PACIFIC YOUTH NETWORK
By sending in user-generated content to the Asia Pacific Youth Network, I am confirming the following;
- I grant APYN and partners, the right to use the materials I have submitted alone or with modifications in any material including the internet for an unlimited time.
- I have the permission of all people who appear in the materials or the (co)author(s) of the materials I have submitted, for APYN and partners to use this content in any material including the internet for an unlimited time.
- I understand I have no copyright or ownership of the photographs or any other material I have submitted.
- I release APYN and partners from all claims and liability relating to the photographs.
- I agree that APYN and partners can store my personal details in relation to the photographs, but they will not provide this information to anyone else or use this information for any other purposes.
- My contribution is;
- accurate (where it states facts)
- genuinely held (where it states opinions)
- in solidarity with APYN’s policies and human rights agenda
- in compliance with applicable law in my country of residence
- My contribution is not;
- a danger to myself or others
- in contempt of Court
- threatening, abusive, harassing or invasive of a person’s privacy
- discriminatory and/or offensive
- promoting violence or advocating, condoning or assisting unlawful acts
- pornographic, sexually explicit, obscene or lewd
- an impersonation of someone else or a misrepresentation of my identity
- an infringement of copyright/database right/other intellectual property
- an infringement of confidentiality/privacy rights of people/organisations
- a violation of any law
PRIVACY AND INFORMATION PRINCIPLES
- Asia Pacific Youth Network (APYN) is not a legal entity. As such we provide the following principles on the use of your information.
- Your online security, safety and privacy is very important to the Asia Pacific Youth Network
- At anytime, to stop communications from APYN, please email email@example.com. Please note however, that this will not unsubscribe you from Social Network Site connections such as Facebook.
- The Asia Pacific Youth Network reserves the right to limit the interactions through online branded space and otherwises of individuals which it determines to be acting outside the best interests of the APYN.
1. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
- We may use the Information you submit to the Site to notify you by email about important functionality changes and alterations to the Site, and we also use your Information to provide you with information about our other services which are similar to those we provide on the Sites, if you have indicated that you wish to receive such communications from us.
- The Information you give us will be stored securely on a database and may be used by us for the purposes such as notifying you of changes, opportunities, activities
- We may also use your Information to help us to know what incentives, appeals and actions are working well and which are not so strong and to inform future activity across the organisation, helping APYN to be more effective in our work.
- We may offer you the opportunity to sign up to a mailing list and/or newsletter, to participate in a survey or a competition, or to receive information by email about third parties’ products and services, or any other products and services which we provide. If you sign up for any of these and subsequently change your mind, you may opt out by notifying us at our Customer Services email address above.
2. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
- Except as set out below, we will not sell, distribute or disclose your Information without your consent, unless we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
- If you have subscribed to any of our e-communications, e-zines or e-newsletters, we will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
- As stated above, we may share your Information with selected third parties (including Amnesty International), in order to provide you with information about products, services or issues which may be of interest to you, unless you have indicated that you do not wish to receive such communications.
- From time to time we may work in partnership with other organisations on a campaign and so you may receive joint communications from APYN and the partnership organisation(s) in question, unless you have indicated that you do not wish to receive such communications.
3. TRANSFER TO THIRD PARTIES
- The Information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination for our own administration purposes or for the purpose of any international campaign run by APYN or Amnesty International.
- By submitting your Information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We cannot guarantee safeguards for the protection of personal data, but we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Information is treated securely.
- If APYN is acquired by a third party, personal data held by it about its members may be one of the transferred assets.
4. SELF REGULATION, SELF SERVICING AND SHARING
- People should be able to intereact with the Asia Pacific Youth Network to connect with others, and share information with them, to take action on human rights issues and to learn about human rights.
- We are building the Asia Pacific Youth Network, which we believe will create human rights impact through investment in opportunities for young people in the Asia Pacific region to connect and learn.
- We believe in international human rights standards and instruments and each of our ability to uphold, protect and respect the rights enshirned in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- Achieving APYN’s mission and vision should be constrained only by limitations of law, technology, and evolving social norms.
- By virtue of the spaces that APYN is connecting through (eg Facebook) we aknowledge the principles of these spaces.
- Self regulation recongnises each APYN individual participant as able to understand the mission, vision and values and respect these in their interactions with APYN
- Self servicing recongnises each APYN indiviaul as able to access information from APYN online spaces or otherwise as they are available.
- Sharing recognises each APYN individuals ability to control content and information which they share.