VOICE is a lively and creative organization, established as a mechanism to harness the immense experience and collective wisdom of the public at scale to capture ideas, insights and vision. We welcome and will actively encourage members to get involved in discussion and debate on a range of topics by contributing in person and through the VOICE website.
VOICE is based within The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, trading as Newcastle University, therefore any references to ‘VOICE’ or ‘We’ will also refer to Newcastle University.
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Your VOICE password is encrypted. This means that even if someone could get access to where it’s kept, it can’t be read. Your password can never be read by another person: only you can know what it is.
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These codes of conduct guidelines are designed to balance freedom of speech with ensuring a productive and disciplined attitude is maintained. They are not designed to prevent you from having your say. Inappropriate conduct includes any activities that are judged to be:
If you take part in an online discussion forum your answers could form part of a presentation, report or study and inform and shape research.
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If you see something on voice-global.org that you think is offensive, infringes your or anybody else's copyright, is defamatory or is unlawful in any way the best way to let us know is by using the 'report' button located at the top of each discussion post. This will immediately remove the post for monitoring by the VOICE team who will take appropriate action. If you have a complaint or are concerned about the conduct of a VOICE member or any content outside of the discussion forums please contact us by email or telephone.
VOICE places equality and diversity at the heart of our work and we actively seek to support inclusion of groups and individuals who are often excluded from research and innovation. We value involvement from a variety of cultures, experiences and perspectives and are guided by the principles of the Equality Act 2010. We will undertake to ensure that, wherever possible, anyone wishing to take part in VOICE activities has an equal opportunity to participate.
VOICE makes every possible effort to ensure that the information published on our website (http://www.voice-global.org) is up-to-date and accurate, but accepts no legal liability for errors or omissions. We reserve the right to make changes without notice.
We do not actively monitor every posting on our discussion forum pages; therefore, we make no claims as to the accuracy, integrity, timeliness or quality of such content, nor can we undertake to respond to or enter into correspondence regarding individual comments or requests.
All views and information, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted are individual and not the views, policy or advice of VOICE. Member generated content is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated.
We have provided a mechanism through the report function for any member to report for monitoring any comment that they feel is inappropriate. We do reserve the right to remove any contributions that break the rules or guidelines set out in the Code of Conduct and will take action to remove members who are in breach of these terms. Any removal or banning of a member or their comment is binding and the decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into nor will we be obliged to explain such actions.
VOICE is not responsible for the actions of individuals or content of third party sites.
VOICE intends to use content from discussion forums to gather insight and harness the views and experience of the public to influence research, policy and innovation. By posting information to the discussion boards, you grant VOICE a non-exclusive worldwide royalty-free perpetual non-revocable licence to use, distribute, adapt, modify, display, reproduce and transmit such information in any and all media in the manner in whole or in part without any duty to account to you.
This agreement shall be governed in accordance with the laws of England. The terms and conditions of this agreement are subject to change by VOICE at any time. Any user's usage of this site following changes shall indicate the user's acceptance of the new agreement.