The site encourages robust debate and we’re tolerant of dissenting views. The focus is on reasonably rational debate, the more informed by evidence, the better.
We will come down hard on pointless personal attacks, abusive, offensive or obscene language, or language that has the effect of excluding others. We’re not that interested in people who continuously assert a position in the total absence of proof. People who persist in that, will either be asked to desist, or have their comments deleted.
On the other hand, we welcome people who engage their brain when writing; 'trolls’ who persistently engage in mindless chatter are likely to be thrown off the bridge.
The site doesn't allow anonymous comments or posts. Everyone must have a pseudonym which cannot be changed at will. We collect IP and email addresses and have an active moderation policy. Ultimately we are responsible for comments put on the site and we will act against anyone who puts us at what we perceive as a legal risk. At a bare minimum complainants should email our contact address with a link to the comment or post in question and explain exactly why they think it should be changed or removed and the legal basis (if any) for doing so.
If we feel that a comment or post oversteps a legal boundary, violates good taste, invades the privacy of people outside the public domain, or goes beyond the scope of our site then we will we do something about it. Publishing false information is relevant to our decision, but stated opinion is not.
You agree to follow all applicable laws and regulations when using this blog. We recommend that you do not include your email address in any comment on the blog and you agree that any email address that is shown on the blog may not be used to transmit junk mail, chain letters, or other unsolicited bulk e-mail or used for any malicious purpose or any such thing that may breach the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007.
Third Parties and Links
You may not include in your comments any personal details about anyone or contact information. Any links to other website you add to your comments are part of your contribution and are not the responsibility of RECAP.
Our policy is to comply with all intellectual property laws and to act quickly upon receiving any notice of claimed infringement. If you believe that your work has been reproduced on this website in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please let us know immediately.
You accept that by registering as a user with a user name and password on the RECAP blog that we will contact you by email specifically and limited to contact about your account and use of the blog. We will not contact you for any other purpose or make any information you submit available to any third party unless required to do so by law.
We retain the information you provide such as your user name and email address and will not disclose this to any third party. We also retain any other information you provide when registering or updating your profile except your password. We do not know your password and records of this are secure, if you forget your password we will not provide you with a new one manually.
Your anonymity to other users is determined by you, you can choose a user name which is a pseudonym or your actual name. What ever user name you do choose at registration is who you will be known as on the blog to other users.
Confidentiality of Transmissions
The transmission of data or information (including communications by e-mail) over the Internet or other publicly accessible networks is not always secure, and is subject to possible loss, interception or alteration while in transit. Accordingly, we do not assume any liability for any damage you may experience or costs you may incur as a result of any transmissions over the Internet or other publicly accessible networks, such as transmissions involving the exchange of e-mail with us (including those which may contain your personal information).
Third Parties and Links
You may not include in your comments any personal details about anyone else or contact information.
Any links to other website you add to your comments are part of your contribution and are not the responsibility of RECAP.