The group is a not-for-profit community which is apolitical and independent in its approach; we receive no Government funding and the focus of the group is on the private sector.
This Code of Conduct outlines expectations for member behaviour as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour. We invite all leaders to help us realise a safe and positive community experience for everyone.
- Community - We believe in the power of community to generate social and economic impact. We are rooted in networks that exchange knowledge, skills, and resources to collaborate for mutual benefit.
- Integrity - We believe in doing the right thing, the right way. Above all, we respect diverse opinions and value inclusion across our platform, with fair and equitable access to our services to every member.
- Innovation - Our past no longer provides a reference for our future. We commit to fostering new ideas and business models throughout the community.
- Resilience - We believe in our ability to face adversity and move forward despite the challenges we face.
- Adaptability - We will embrace change, adjust course, and find new opportunity in even the most challenging conditions.
- Members should act with honesty, and integrity, at all times.
- Respect for others is central to building a trusted community.
- Members should treat fellow members of the ecosystem with respect and dignity regardless of race, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, opinions, or political affiliation.
- Members should not put other Member under unnecessary pressure and in no circumstances should there be any type of harassment or victimisation.
- Members who commit to supporting working groups, meetings and events should do so and avoid being a ‘no show’ or requiring someone else to step in with little notice to handle or manage a situation.
- Members can set a good example for fellow members through promotion of these principles and having a mindset to consistently treat others with respect and dignity.
- Empathy and tone are important while many business leaders adjust to the changing economic climate. The tone of engagement should be welcoming, understanding, supportive and patient.
- The community offers an opportunity to expand your footprint and bring your service or offering to a broader audience. While our forums are not the place to post your sales pitch, we support leaders in showcasing the value they can bring to Irish SMEs by leading discussions, sharing knowledge and partaking in events.
- Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behaviour and speech.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow members, as they may have a different level of comfort with respect to language and personal space.
Alert an Ireland Together founder if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
Unacceptable behaviours include - intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct.
Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments including as related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, age or disability; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
- Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated by the founders of the community.
- Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately.
- If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, the founders of IrelandTogether may take any action they deem appropriate.
If you are subject to unacceptable behaviour, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify a founder of IrelandTogether as soon as possible. All reports will remain completely confidential.
As a member you have an obligation to protect confidential or personal information in relation to other members and other organisations/events. All events run by IrelandTogether operate on a ‘Chatham House Rules’ basis. Under the Chatham House Rule, anyone who comes to a meeting is free to use information from the discussion but is not allowed to reveal who made any comment. This format is designed to increase openness and depth of discussion and ensure that we can speak freely in all meetings and workshops.
We expect all community participants to abide by this Code of Conduct online, or when attending in-person events. Members asked to stop a hostile or harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Community participants seek to learn, network, collaborate, and have fun. Please do so responsibly and with respect for the right of others to do likewise. Please contact the IrelandTogether Founders if you believe you have been harassed or that a harassment problem exists. IrelandTogether’s leadership will determine and carry out the appropriate course of action and may consult with and engage other leaders and counsel, as appropriate.
Ireland Together is a platform to create and participate in discussions, using text, links, profiles, audio, pictures, videos and other media (hereinafter referred to as “Material") appropriately.
Your privacy is very important to us. Please read our Privacy and Website Cookies Policy to see how we collect, use and protect your personal information. We recommend that you read this before you use or register with Ireland Together.
- Information Society Service Provider
You agree and acknowledge that Ireland Together is an information society service provider, as defined in Directive 2000/31/EC and transposed into Irish law by the European Communities (Directive 2000/31/EC) Regulations, 2003 (S.I. 68 of 2003), and that it is not under any obligation to monitor the information which it transmits or stores. You agree and acknowledge that Ireland Together shall not be liable in respect of information which is hosted or cached by us or in respect of which we act as a mere conduit.
- Your use of Ireland Together
Who can join Ireland Together?
- Persons 18 years and older
Anyone aged 18 years or older can register as a user of Ireland Together.
- Representing a company or other entity
You must not use Ireland Together if:
- You have any ill intent toward the community
- You are joining solely to seek to engage in market research
- You are joining solely to look for support for your, or another person’s participation in any competition or publicly voted event
- You intend to breach any other of the terms and conditions listed below
- What you agree to when joining Ireland Together
Ireland Together is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only, except where otherwise authorised by the Operator.
It is your responsibility, bearing in mind the global nature of the Internet, to comply with all applicable laws which may apply to your use of Ireland Together and to the material you post, including but not limited to those regarding acceptable content and online conduct. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which you reside.
We expect you to act responsibly in posting Material on Ireland Together. You agree, through use of this service, NOT to use Ireland Together to:
- post illegal Material
- treat others with disrespect
- defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others
- identify or speculate as to the identity of any anonymous or pseudonymous user
- attempt to solicit information from any other user under false pretences, for example by attempting phishing-like attacks
- solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes
- collect or store other users' personal data without their consent
- attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Ireland Together administrative areas or interface, to user accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Ireland Together site, through password mining or any other means
- post irrelevant Material, repeatedly post the same or similar Material or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Ireland Together servers or infrastructure
- post any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional content, 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters', 'pyramid schemes', or any other form of commercial publicity
- post any abusive, harmful, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, indecent, profane, inappropriate, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable Material, except where the content is appropriate to the content of the forum and you have been granted specific permission to do so and subject to our guidelines on said content
- post Material that contains violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website
- post Material in respect of any matter that is currently before the courts
- post Material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, rights of privacy or publicity, or other proprietary right or intellectual property right of any party
- post Material that falsely expresses or implies that such Material is sponsored or endorsed by Ireland Together
- post Material that contains software viruses or harmful programs including but not limited to, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel-bots, computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, disrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment
- modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of Ireland Together, or use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion of Ireland Together, except as expressly authorised in writing by Ireland Together
- reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of Ireland Together
- You are responsible for your account and its details
As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a username and password and you will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. We strongly recommend you do not reuse a password which you also use elsewhere.
Your username will be derived from your firstname, lastname when joining Ireland Together. You may not select an alternative pseudonym
- Accounts and passwords
You cannot create more than one personal profile. You may not share your account with anyone. You agree not to provide any false information to Ireland Together or to create an account for anyone other than yourself without the express permission of that other person or entity. You agree not to use the account or password of another user and not to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorised use of your account or access to your password.
The Operator will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using or accessing your password or account, either with or without your knowledge.
You may be held liable for losses incurred by us or any other party as a result of someone else using or accessing your password or account if you have not taken reasonable steps to keep your password or account secure.
Ireland Together may at its absolute discretion refuse you access to the site, delete posts by you or suspend/terminate your account without prior notice for any reason and you shall not be entitled to any compensation in respect of this. If we disable your account you will not be entitled to create another account without our permission.
- Your interactions with other users
The Operator has no obligation to verify the identity of any users when they are connected to the site or to monitor Material provided by them. However, this community is based on trust and respect and we encourage all members to verify their account using their LinkedIn profile and/or company website.
Your interactions with other users, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the other user.
As with any web-based interaction, we suggest that you use caution and good judgment. If there is a dispute between you and any third party (including any advertiser), we are under no obligation to become involved.
- Closing your account and our right to ban accounts or remove user privileges
You can close your user account at any time. This process is irreversible and permanent.
Closing your account means we will delete your password, remove any email subscriptions or notifications you may receive, delete all Personal Data we hold about you and turn off your Private Messages. This process does not remove any posts you have made on the site.
The posts are retained as they are an intrinsic part of the thread in which they are posted and removing them may make the thread unreadable or make the other posts difficult to understand or follow.
Without limiting the foregoing, the following will lead to a suspension of your privileges on Ireland Together:
- requests by law enforcement or other government agencies
- unexpected technical issues or problems
- Posting on Ireland Together
- Content posted on Ireland Together
Due to the real-time nature of Ireland Together, The Operator cannot and is not required to review the contents of posted Material, nor does it confirm the validity of information submitted. The Operator hereby notifies you that it does not actively monitor Material posted by users and, as such, is not responsible for and gives no warranty or representation in relation to Material posted by users.
Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes may not comply with our policies and guidelines, in the process of using Ireland Together, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. Users are encouraged to bring any Material they deem offensive or objectionable to the attention of forum moderators or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and identifying the specific Material you consider is objectionable. For material that you consider is objectionable you will be asked to give your reasons for wanting the Material removed.
Users are informed that if they deem Material to be defamatory or an infringement of their intellectual property rights they should inform Ireland Together by emailing privacy@IrelandTogether.ie.
You own all of the Material you post on Ireland Together and we do not claim ownership of that Material. However, we need your permission to be able to display that Material and in some cases to modify it for best display – for different browsers, for our mobile site, and so on.
Consequently, by posting any Material on or through Ireland Together, you grant The Operator a limited licence to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Material. The licence you grant to The Operator is non-exclusive, royalty free and fully paid, sub-licensable, and worldwide. This licence applies only to use of the Material for the purpose of providing the Ireland Together service. You also waive to the fullest extent permissible by law any moral rights in such Material. You are responsible for making sure that you have all rights to what you post, including the rights necessary for you to grant the licence above.
By posting any Material on Ireland Together you represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Material posted by you or otherwise have the right to grant the licence above, and (ii) the posting of the Material does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights, confidentiality, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay all royalties, fees, or any other monies owing any person by reason of any Material posted by you to or through Ireland Together.
From time to time we may seek to use users' Material for the purpose of advertising or marketing Ireland Together.
To have original creative Material deleted, please contact the relevant forum moderator or by emailing info@Ireland Together.ie with a direct link to the relevant item and your request. We will delete it within 30 working days of your request, as far as is reasonably possible.
Please note that deletion of original creative Material applies only to Material you have uploaded to Ireland Together. If you have posted a link on Ireland Together to Material hosted elsewhere (such as Flickr or YouTube) then, as Ireland Together is not the host, you will have to contact the other site to have that Material deleted.
We cannot guarantee that other users will not use the ideas and information that you share. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or don't want others to use, you must not post it on Ireland Together. We are not responsible for a user's misuse or misappropriation of any content or information you post on Ireland Together.
- Defamatory Content & Content infringing Intellectual Property Rights.
Ireland Together operates on a "notice and takedown" basis. If you believe that any content on Ireland Together contains a defamatory statement, please notify Ireland Together immediately by emailing info@Ireland Together.ie. Once this notification has been received, Ireland Together will use all reasonable endeavours to remove the defamatory content complained about within a reasonable period of time.
- Nuisance posts
Where a nuisance poster persists, we reserve the right to use email addresses to identify the user and halt the nuisance.
- Feedback, suggestions and submissions about Ireland Together
From time to time users contact us with feedback, suggestions and submissions about Ireland Together and how to improve the site and services we offer. Ireland Together welcomes the input, and the following terms ensure that we can use your contributions to improve Ireland Together.
You do not have to submit anything to Ireland Together about Ireland Together, but if you do you acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, or any other submissions to Ireland Together which may improve our products, services, or offerings shall become the property of The Operator unless otherwise agreed by The Operator.
By making a submission to Ireland Together about Ireland Together, you grant a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sub licensable, fully paid up and royalty-free right to The Operator to copy, prepare derivative works from, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, and use and commercialise, in any way now known or in the future discovered, anything that you submit to Ireland Together, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties.
- Links to and content of third party sites
- Links to other websites
Ireland Together contains links to other websites operated by third parties over whom The Operator has no control. Such links are provided for your convenience only and The Operator accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of the content or use of other websites. Such links do not amount to an endorsement or recommendation of these sites by The Operator.
- Third Party Content
The inclusion of any content from other sites, either quoted directly or linked to ("Third Party Content") on Ireland Together does not imply any affiliation or endorsement of such Third Party Content by The Operator.
You understand that by using Ireland Together you may be exposed to Third Party Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.
Because Ireland Together does not control third party sites, you agree that The Operator is not responsible for any such Third Party Content and that this is the sole responsibility of the person from which such Third Party Content originated, and Ireland Together has no obligation to monitor such Third Party Content.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, The Operator reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to pre-screen, filter, remove, refuse to accept, post, display or transmit any Third Party Content in whole or part at any time for any reason or no reason with or without notice and with no liability of any kind.
- Intellectual property
All intellectual property rights in the website design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof and all software vest in The Operator unless otherwise indicated. The Operator reserves all of its rights.
The above does not include Materials which are the property of advertisers or users.
You acknowledge that all trademarks, trade names, service marks, rights (registered or unregistered) in any designs, applications for any of the foregoing; trade or business names; innovations, inventions whether or not capable of protection by patent or registration, registered design and topography rights; know-how, including data specifications, drawings and instructions; secret formulae and processes; rights protecting goodwill and reputation; database rights and rights under licences and consents in relation to such things, rights in the nature of unfair competition rights, and rights to sue for passing of and all rights or forms of protection of a similar nature to any of the foregoing or having equivalent effect anywhere in the world and all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in and relating to Ireland Together (collectively "Intellectual Property") are solely owned by The Operator.
You may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, the Material at Ireland Together without the written permission of The Operator.
- Our rights and responsibilities
- Liability and accuracy
The Operator does not give any warranty or make any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on Ireland Together. Material posted on Ireland Together is not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. The Operator therefore disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such Material by any user, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. Although rigorous protocols are applied to Ireland Together we do not make any warranty that Ireland Together is free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or disruptive properties. Under no circumstances shall we be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in electricity or other utility supply.
The Operator does not give any warranty or make any representation as to the identity of any user on Ireland Together. Any use of, or reliance placed on, any content or Materials posted to Ireland Together by any user, or obtained by you through Ireland Together, is at your own risk.
Users of Ireland Together should satisfy themselves as to the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information contained on Ireland Together and, where applicable, as to the identity of other users.
The Operator may at its sole discretion for any reason (i) disable or deactivate your account, block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of Ireland Together, (ii) remove and discard any posts or Material within any thread or anywhere on Ireland Together or (iii) shut down a discussion, thread or forum that you are involved in, with or without notice, and with no liability of any kind to you.
- Availability of service
The Operator may at its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue temporarily or permanently providing Ireland Together, or any part thereof, with or without notice.
Ireland Together may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. We accept no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in transmission, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of user communications.
Where possible, we will use reasonable efforts to give users fair notice of technical difficulties or termination or suspension of their access to Ireland Together. However, you agree that The Operator shall not be liable to you or any third party for any inability to access Ireland Together, termination or suspension of access to Ireland Together or modification of the service provided by Ireland Together.
- Indemnity and waiver
You agree to indemnify, defend (at the request of The Operator), and hold harmless The Operator our investors, successors, assigns, subsidiaries, affiliates, co-branders, contractors, employees, servants, moderators, third-party advertisers, technology providers, service providers or other partners, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees and representatives, from and against any third party claim, demand, loss, damage, cost, or liability including reasonable legal expenses, made or brought by any third party due to or arising out of:
- Your use of Ireland Together or any part thereof
- The infringement or misappropriation by you, or a third party using your computer, of any account or password to access and/or use Ireland Together
- The infringement of any intellectual property rights of any person or entity
You acknowledge that your use of Ireland Together including any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through Ireland Together is at your own discretion and risk and you agree to waive any right to bring any claim or action against The Operator, our investors, successors, assignees, subsidiaries, affiliates, co-branders, contractors, employees, servants, third-party advertisers, technology providers, service providers or other partners, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees and representatives for any loss, damage, costs or injury arising from such use.
- Entire agreement
- No partnerships/joint ventures
- Governing law
The agreement shall be governed by Irish law and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts in all matters regarding this agreement and your use of Ireland Together.
- No waiver
- Additional information
- Contacting Ireland Together
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- Persons 18 years and older