When registered what do you expect from me?

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Our single objective is that we strive to maintain a community environment were all technicians, regardless of their length of service or position, have an open invitation to contribute to the community and to share their knowledge and experience gained as a result of doing their job. This “knowledge base” is then made freely available (as in free beer) to all professional technicians.

So what do we expect from you..?

When you join the TecHKnow Community you are free to simply lurk and browse quietly or anonymously throughout all of the areas or alternatively make a full and positive contribution to the community. Every member will find a happy place to live between these two extremes.

  • We would prefer if you use TecHKnow only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or prevent anyone else's use and enjoyment of the website. Imagine that you are in a large room full of professional colleagues and this should be your guide to how we would expect you to behave. Develop a thick skin, because you will be required to tolerate other colleagues opinions - even if you disagree with them yourself. However, above all we want you to enjoy your experience.
  • We are a Professional Technician website and we have standards. We define prohibited behaviour to include defamation (libel), harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person organisation or business, posting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of information and communication within TecHKnow. Please note that the above list is neither exhaustive nor restrictive. If your behaviour becomes an issue then we may decide to;
    • For less serious matters - Have a quiet word with you by Private Message or Email. We will point out what the problem is and give you a chance to change your behaviour. Then all of us to get back to our lives!
    • For more serious matters - We will either;
      • Give you a formal warning. Please treat this warning seriously. If you repeat the offence or cause any additional problems then we may suspend or terminate your membership
      • Terminate your membership immediately - This action will only be considered in the most severe instances.
  • By uploading, or sharing any contribution (these include any text in posts, news and wiki articles, photos, graphics, video or audio) with TecHKnow you are granting TecHKnow permission to use, free of charge, this in any way we want (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons). You are also confirming that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws, that you have the right to give TecHKnow permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution.
  • The website has a private messaging service (PM) which is available for use by registered users. The purpose of the messaging service is to facilitate the effective networking of professional technicians as well as provide an environment for the communication of best practice, learn from each other, to provide ideas, help, or to respond quickly to workplace issues. We do not pre-screen nor monitor any messages that are transmitted using this service - though we have the right and the ability to do so. Legal obligations aside, we expect all registered users to use the messaging service responsibly and act in a professional manner at all times. If you have a complaint about a particular message that has been sent to you, then please contact the administrator in the first instance. It would also be helpful if you can forward a copy of the message to us.
  • Some people may see the TecHKnow website as a rich vien in order to propage advertisement or business aims. Advertising for commercial gain on any area of this website is strictly forbidden unless permission has been obtained from us beforehand. We are not a free advertising service. If we find that you are misusing the website for this purpose, don't be surprised if both your efforts and your membership is deleted.