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ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY


OSAU offers a place for applicants to ask questions, seasoned students and school offices to contribute content, reviews and unique insights, and connect people in the tertiary education ecosystem. This empowers people to learn from each other and to better understand the world. The following rules of use of OSAU allows everyone to benefit from OSAU safely. 


ENGAGE WITH OTHERS IN A CONSTRUCTIVE WAY

Assume everyone on OSAU is here to make the platform a great resource with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and opinions. It is OK to disagree, but please be civil, respectful, and considerate to other posters.



NO HATE SPEECH

OSAU is a place for civil discourse and does not tolerate content that attacks or disparages an individual or group based on race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, political group, sexual orientation or another similar characteristic. Any generalizations about these topics should be phrased as neutrally as possible.


NO HARASSMENT AND BULLYING

Abusive behavior directed towards private individuals is not allowed. Repeated and unwanted contact constitutes a form of harassment. Content should not make threats against others or advocate violence, including self-harm.


IDENTITY AND DECEPTIVE ACTIVITY

Your OSAU profile should use your real name and use accurate and truthful credentials. Do not use OSAU to impersonate another person, act as another entity without authorization, or create multiple accounts.


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND PERSONAL RIGHTS

Do not post content that infringes any intellectual property or personal right of another party. Writing taken from another source should be properly attributed and block quoted..


NO SPAM

Do not use OSAU to post or attract spam.


NO MALICIOUS OR ILLEGAL ACTIVITY

Do not contribute viruses, malware, and other malicious programs or engage in activity that harms or interferes with the operation of OSAU or seeks to circumvent security or authentication measures. Do not use OSAU to engage in unlawful activity or to promote illegal acts.


Abide by Other OSAU Policies
Follow OSAU's other policies, which OSAU may add or change from time to time.

Reporting Problems

If you see something on OSAU that you believe violates our guidelines or policies, please report it to us via email at [email protected]
Violating the Acceptable Use Policy may result in the removal of content, or in the limitation or termination of a user’s access to OSAU.

Updating our Terms

We work constantly to improve our services and develop new features to make our site better for you and our community. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices. Unless otherwise required by law, we will notify you before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect. Once any updated Terms are in effect, you will be bound by them if you continue to use our site.

We hope that you will continue using our site, but if you do not agree to our updated Terms and no longer want to be a part of the OSAU community, you can request to delete your account at any time by emailing us at [email protected].

Account suspension or termination

We want OSAU to be a place where people feel welcome and safe to express themselves and share their thoughts and ideas. 

If we determine that you have violated our terms or policies, we may take action against your account to protect our community and services, including by suspending access to your account or disabling it. We may also suspend or disable your account if you create risk or legal exposure for us or when we are permitted or required to do so by law. Where appropriate, we will notify you about your account the next time you try to access it.



If you delete or we disable your account, these Terms shall terminate as an agreement between you and us.