Meetup Group Rules (These are in addition to meetup.com’s T&C’s)
a) Contacting Other Members (This is NOT a dating website) Please feel free to greet other members welcoming them, or offering them advice etc. However, please do not Facebook friend, a member of the group unless you have met them at one of the events and/or you have both agreed to contact one another. This is not match.com, and so Do Not use our member listing as your own personal free dating site. We take this kind of behaviour very seriously and ask all members to report any unwelcomed advance or unsolicited email they received.
b) Participation and “No Show” Policies
We are working hard to bring you a large amount of diverse events, but we can’t do this if you do not participate. We are an active group and we want our members to be active as well.
In general, you may RSVP or drop out at the last minute as long as you change your RSVP online or contact the event host directly. The exceptions are events that have a limited number of seats or tickets or events where we specify that we need a head count by a set date. Those events are always clearly marked.
d) Events and Event Restrictions
When you’re at events, participate, get to know people, and have fun. If you’re a shy person, then your organizers will try to help you out by getting you acclimated to the group. That’s our job. Please be respectful during events when you talk with others. We recognize that everyone’s personality is different, but if someone asks you to stop doing something, then stop. We are aware that with a group of diverse people from different backgrounds, age ranges, and beliefs, disagreements and misunderstandings are bound to surface. However, we will not tolerate disrespectful behaviour at events. We reserve the right to remove any member from an event with limited seating/tickets if they have previously been marked as a “No Show” for another event with limited seating/tickets or whose record indicates that they habitually “No Show” to events.
e) Taking photos
We all like to have happy memories of the good times we’ve shared at Meetup events, it’s only natural. Please observe these simple rules.
1) Take as many photos as you like to upload to the Meetup site as long as they are in good taste
2) Feel free to ask someone to remove or untag a photo of you.
If you upload a photo which has other members in it, and one of them asks you to remove it, for whatever reason, please respect such requests and comply. The organisers will do this if a member does not comply with such a request.
f) Removal For Non-Participation
We reserve the right to remove any member who does not participate in the group for 6 or more months or habitually “No Shows”. Removal from the group for this reason does not result in a ban and members are free to rejoin at any time.
g) Zero Tolerance Behavior
In this group we have absolutely no tolerance for the following behaviour:
- Fighting or any sort of physical altercation
- Sexual harassment of any member
- Destruction of others property
- Harassment in the form of continually trying to solicit or approach any person who has made it clear they are not interested in talking or interacting with you.
If any of these behaviours come to our attention, the event hosts / organizers reserve the right to ask the member to leave the event immediately and / or permanently ban the member from the group.
h) Self Moderation
Remember that you’re out in public and among a group of people who you want to make a positive lasting impression on. While we can’t control or curtail your behaviour, just ask yourself, do you really want to be known as “the one who drank too much and danced on the bar” or “That person who always makes really crude jokes and belches in your face.”?
Some of our events will be in places that have alcohol, so we ask that you know your limit, know when to cut yourself off, know when it’s time to go home, know when it’s time to call a taxi, know when to ask your organizer for help.
Never let any other member make you feel uncomfortable. When in doubt, talk to one of the organizers.
i) Event Hosts / Organizers
Please remember that hosts and organizers are volunteers. We do this in our own time, and a lot of times with our money and using our time and resources to make these events happen. If we ask you to do (or not do) something while at one of our events, please politely comply.
Some Meetups will take place in the home of the person hosting or organizing the event. Respect other people’s homes, respect their property, respect when it’s time to “go home” after a long night.
Remember that the Organiser and Assistant Organisers have the undisputable right to remove or ban any member if we have valid reasons to do so for any reason without question or consultation. We always have the final word.
j) Limitation of Liability
You attend all meetup events at your own risk. As stated previously, you agreed to the terms of service when you became members of Meetup as a whole and as such, you agreed to the following in Meetup’s TOS.
"5.2 Release. Because we do not supervise or control the Meetup Gatherings or interactions among between users and other persons or companies, and because we are not involved in any way with physical transportation to or from these Meetup Gatherings or with the actions of any individuals at these Meetup Gatherings, and because we do not control Paypal, credit card companies or other payment processing companies, and because we cannot guarantee the true identity, age, nationality of Platform users, and because we have very limited control, if any, over the quality, safety, morality, legality, truthfulness or accuracy of various aspects of the Platform you agree that you bear all risk and you agree to release us (and our officers, directors, shareholders, agents, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, and third party partners) and Meetup Group Organizers from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, now and in the future, arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the Platform, your Third Party Transactions, our resolution of any disputes among users, and/or your transportation to or from, attendance at, or the actions of you or other persons at, a Meetup Gathering."
2. Discussion Boards and Comments
This is your Meetup site and the Leadership Team encourage you to leave comments, photos, and links here. However, we will review all comments and will remove any that are inappropriate or offensive. We will leave what you share that relates to the subjects covered on this page. Please understand that comments posted to this page do not represent the opinions of The Team.
• WE SHOULD BE RESPECTFUL OF EACH OTHER AT ALL TIMES.
• No personal attacks or name calling. It is OK to disagree with something that has been posted, but please respond respectfully. Ex: "I respect your opinion, but I see this a bit differently..."
• Avoid offensive or abusive language. Be polite. People of all ages and backgrounds read this board. Please keep this in mind when posting.
• Use common sense when posting. Think before you type. Don't post something you or your family would not want to read.
• No spamming. Spamming includes sending the same message over and over, or bumping up the same thread over and over.
• If you feel something inappropriate has been posted, please contact the Organiser. Posts may be closed to further replies and/or be deleted entirely (by the Organiser's discretion).
• Argumentative threads in the discussion boards will be closed or deleted.
• The general rules about discussion boards can be found here http://www.meetup.com...
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