Rules

We created Dialogica to help people come together in Dialogue, a professional practice accredited by The Academy of Professional Dialogue, particularly around autism. It’s been amazing to watch it grow into what it is today – a place where many people connect with old friends and new. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

These rules clarify what is and isn’t allowed on Dialogica, in case you need them and to ensure that everyone has a good experience. They are meant to reinforce our position and complement the practice of Dialogue. If you come across a message or statement that appears to break these rules, please report it to us. We may take a number of steps, including issuing a warning or removing the membership privileges from those responsible.

Thankfully, everyone uses Dialogica responsibly, so these guidelines may seem obvious. Still, we want to be clear about the expectations for our users.  Every user of Dialogica should feel like their voice can be heard, but not at the expense of someone else.

HERE ARE SOME RULES FOR INTERACTING WITH OTHERS

Do not harrass others or organise, participate in, or encourage harassment of others.
Do not promote hate speech. It’s unacceptable and often illegal to attack a person or a community based on their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. (UK Equality Act 2010)

Do not make threats of violence or threaten to harm others. This includes indirect threats, as well as sharing or threatening to share someone’s private personal information.
Do not try to hide your identity for malicious purposes, or otherwise circumvent the tools we have which enable users to protect themselves.

HERE ARE SOME RULES FOR CONTENT ON DIALOGICA WHICH INCLUDES VERBAL CONTENT SHARED DURING DIALOGUE:

You may not share private information about other people without their consent,
You may not share information that glorifies or promotes suicide or self-harm, including any encouragement to others to cut themselves, or embrace eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia.
You may not share accounts of sadistic gore or animal cruelty.
You may not use Dialogica for the organisation, promotion, or support of violent extremism.

In general, you should not promote, encourage or engage in any illegal behaviour. This is very likely to get you kicked off Dialogica, and may result in you being reported to law authorities.
You may not share content that violates anyone’s intellectual property or other rights.
You may not spam Dialogica or any staff or any members. Making false and malicious reports may lead to action being taken on your account.

If you see any activity that violates these guidelines, you can report it to us.