The Huddle Terms of Use

Terms of use

These terms of use should be read in conjunction with the Terms & Conditions of the Sports Governance Academy website.

Community Rules & Etiquette and Privacy Guidelines

Thank you for being part of The Huddle online community (and/or associated community sub-groups). To ensure the best possible experience for all our members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

By joining and using the SGA online community, you agree that you have read and will follow our rules and guidelines, and that posting, responding, sharing and/or uploading content will be aligned to the core principle of the community – to connect those engaged or interested in governance in the sport and physical activity sector, and to share best practice information, advice, knowledge and insight.

We want to create an environment where you can participate in conversations with your peers, share thoughts, make new connections and be part of a community.

The direct promotion of commercial products/services is not permitted.

Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with these important guidelines. If you have any questions, please do get in touch. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership of this community to anyone who violates these rules.

The Rules

Respect others and be courteous. Focus on the content of posts and not on the people making them. Please be welcoming and accommodating towards newer forum members and those who are new to sports governance – everyone on the forum wants to learn. If you are experienced in the field, please be giving of your time and knowledge.

Respect the purpose of the community. Use The Huddle to share opinions, successes, challenges, constructive feedback, questions, and goals.

Use caution when discussing products or organisations. Avoid posting personal information or information which may be sensitive, commercially or otherwise. Information posted on the discussion groups is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.

All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited and will be removed by the moderators. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you. 

Respect intellectual property. Post content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the content creator.

When posting items in our collaborative environment, please indicate if the item is not available for reuse. It’s also advisable to contact the owner of any material if you would like to reuse it.

If you find posts or material which you think breaches these rules, please notify the moderators or admin staff.

Discussion Group Etiquette

Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate communities. This helps ensure all messages receive the best response by eliminating "noise."

State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to find content by subject.

Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals, not to the entire list.

Do not send administrative messages, such as “remove me from the list,” to the group. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address. Simply change your details in the profile/account settings. If you are experiencing problems with your account, please contact the admins.

The Legal Stuff

The Huddle platform is provided as a service for those who sign up to the Sports Governance Academy. The SGA is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by the SGA community or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall the SGA be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials.  Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants the SGA and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.

The SGA does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of SGA staff or forum moderators we will take all appropriate action.

The SGA reserves the right to terminate access of any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

Privacy Policy

The processing, handling and storage of data gathered through use of the forum is governed by the SGA’s privacy policy.

As a member of The Huddle your profile will appear on the platform. You are responsible for the accuracy of the information which the profile contains.

Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any third party entities or individuals outside of our organisation except as noted below.

We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others.

External Sites

Content on The Huddle platform may contain links to other websites that are outside our control and are not covered by this notice or the SGA’s privacy notice.  If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

Cookies

A "cookie" is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows us to recognize you each time you visit this site (personalization, etc). Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and we do not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies may also be used by 3rd party content providers such as news-feeds.

Most browsers will allow you to turn off cookies.  If you want to know how to do this please look at the menu on your browser, or look at http://www.allaboutcookies.org  Please note, however, that turning off cookies will restrict your use of our website.

See the SGA’s privacy notice for more details on cookies.