Terms


The Community Hubs website terms relate to the following elements:

  1. Forum use
  2. Resource submission
  3. Story submission
  4. Image submission

Forum

Purpose

The Community Hubs forum (Forum) is a social, online space for professionals involved in the program to:

  • connect with each other
  • share ideas, experiences and knowledge
  • learn from others.

Terms of Use

Forum Terms of Use seek to ensure a professional and supportive online community on the Community Hubs website.

By participating in the Forum, you agree to the Terms of Use and accept liability for your posts.

Community Hubs reserves the right to permanently ban users who do not meet the Terms of Use and to remove, edit or move posts for any reason.

All Forum posts express the views of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the owners and administrators of this site.

Community Hubs asks that you do not post materials that fall into any of the following categories and may remove any materials that:

  • use identifying details about children, families or colleagues
  • are defamatory, racist, sexist, homophobic, indecent, offensive, abusive, dismissive, misleading, unlawful, unethical, or disrespectful of religious or political views, or other beliefs or experiences
  • infringe others’ intellectual property rights
  • harass or stalk
  • impersonate someone else
  • advertise or endorse products or services
  • use message flooding, trolling or flaming—these terms are explained below

When using the Forum, Community Hubs asks that you:

  • be aware that information and advice is for your general information—exercise your own judgement about its accuracy and relevance to you
  • refer children and families to a qualified professional for support regarding health, development and wellbeing
  • adhere to child protection laws in your jurisdiction
  • post accurately about your experiences and knowledge
  • consult a professional if you require health or wellbeing support
  • avoid writing your posts in capital letters as this can be considered rude and aggressive.

A moderator will take appropriate steps to address any dangerous, harmful or unauthorised material posted on the Forum, but Community Hubs appreciates your help if you notice a problem before we do. Please contact hello@communityhubs.org.au

Please be aware that your post may be used by Community Hubs. By posting on the Forum, you agree to give Community Hubs a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide licence to reproduce, communicate, republish, edit, modify, adapt or otherwise use your posting as Community Hubs sees fit, including the right to sublicense to others at Community Hubs’ discretion.
For details on how we will use and disclose the personal information that you provide in registering to participate in the Forum, please click here

For more information on how to contact us, please click here.

Definitions

  • Message flooding: making sure your opinion is heard by repeatedly posting the same message
  • Flaming: expressing a strongly held opinion to the point where it dominates the conversation and destroys the tone and camaraderie of the group
  • Trolling: posting a comment whose sole intent is to incite controversy or comment.

Resources

 

Purpose

There is a wealth of resources that can support professionals involved in the Community Hubs program in their work. You are encouraged to share this knowledge and experience through the Community Hubs website to help professionals involved in the program to improve their practice.

Terms and conditions

To ensure the process for sharing resources is transparent and fair we have created criteria for publication on the Community Hubs website.

Community Hubs seeks resources that are:

  • relevant to current issues and concerns of professionals involved in Community Hubs
  • original, or that cite sources accurately
  • already publicly available; if the resource is being published for the first time institutional approval to make the resource freely accessible is needed
  • in an accessible format, i.e. easy to use and read
  • free of errors
  • of a high professional standard

Types of resources that could benefit professionals involved in Community Hubs include case studies, factsheets, newsletters, professional development, templates, web links, checklists, images, practice examples (e.g. toolkits or guides), research, reports or videos. Resources should relate to the website’s categories including starting a Hub, building relationships, Hubs in action, and enriching a Hub.

All resources submitted to Community Hubs will be reviewed to ensure alliance with our goals and values and compliance with the above criteria before being published on the site.

Community Hubs cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of the materials submitted by individuals.

By submitting information for inclusion on this site you remain solely responsible for that information and its accuracy. Community Hubs does not accept any responsibility for loss, damage, cost or expense incurred by you or any other site users relying on the information provided for inclusion on the site.

Information that you submit about yourself, your organisation and other submitted content may appear on the Community Hubs website and may be publicly visible to site users. 

Images 

Purpose

Community Hubs invites you to submit photograph/s from your Hub and related activities to help promote the amazing work underway in the program.

Terms and Conditions

Your photograph/s may be used, reproduced, modified, adapted, distributed, published, publicly displayed, uploaded or downloaded in any form or manner, and incorporated into other works in any format or medium, including but not limited to the Community Hub website, resources and promotional materials.

By submitting photograph/s to Community Hubs to be used in this way, you are indicating that you have consent from all people in your photograph/s that can be identified, i.e. their face is in view and they are recognisable.

It is important that you confirm that everyone in your photograph/s is happy for their image to be used by asking them to sign this consent form . When children appear in your photograph/s, you can ask their mother, father or carer to sign the form on their behalf.

For privacy purposes names will be omitted from any descriptions of photograph/s. No other personal information will be published in connection with photograph/s, although the identity of people who appear in your photograph/s may still be apparent by association to a number of people.

You are encouraged to provide photograph/s in as high a resolution as possible—ideally above 2MB. Higher resolution images provide more flexibility in how they can be used e.g. in print materials such as a full page in a publication, a poster, or even a banner. If your photograph/s resolution is below 2MB you are still encouraged to submit it for use online.

Story 

Purpose

You are invited to share a story from your Community Hub to help promote the program.

Terms and conditions

To ensure the process for sharing stories is transparent and fair we have created criteria for publication on the Community Hubs website.

Community Hubs seeks stories that:

  • are newsworthy, e.g.
    • You! Why you are doing this, your background, your plans for your Hub
    • A child who has is doing well in their first year of school after being a part of your Hub
    • A parent who is now employed as a result of volunteering in your hub
    • Friendships between people in your hub from different cultural backgrounds
    • Ways that parents are using the language skills they learn in your Hub
    • Anything that is a first in Australia
    • Link to current events, e.g. Children’s Week, NAIDOC Week, Book Week, Harmony Day, Refugee Week
    • Statistics and trends, e.g. your community’s Australian Early Development Index results, and how your hub is working to make a difference to improve these results. Also look out for broader statistics and trends that you can link into.
    • Link to big issues, e.g.
      • Early childhood development
      • Experiences of people in your hub from a refugee background
  • promote the positive work and outcomes of the Community Hubs program
  • are appealing to a wide audience, spanning families, schools, prospective and current funding bodies, media, services, agencies, other hubs around Australia, government, not-for-profits and others
  • are accompanied by a photo where possible to increase engagement with the story—read terms and conditions for submitting an image
  • avoid using identifying details about children and families—when you use identifying details about children and families you need their permission to do so.

All stories submitted to Community Hubs will be reviewed to ensure alliance with our goals and values and compliance with the above criteria before being published on the site.

Page last updated: 15th January, 2014

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The National Community Hubs Program is an initiative of Community Hubs Australia, supported by the Scanlon Foundation and the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

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