Bestow Education’s Community Policy is in place to ensure Bestow Education is a safe place for English language learners, Site Visitors, Site Users and Bestow Education partners from all over the world to connect with one another to learn about the English language.

Bestow Education’s default position is not to delete, censor, or edit user generated content in any of the Site’s comment features. However, there are cases in which Bestow Education may take extraordinary steps in response to violations of the Community Policy, the Terms and Conditions, and other policies.

These actions can include deleting and banning users or editing and removing content.

Community Conduct Policy

1. Do Not Spam
Do not repeatedly post the same message in the comment sections.

2. Do Not Post or Send Commercial Advertisements
Do not post or comment for commercial purposes

3. Do Not Search for a Romantic Relationship
Do not contact other Bestow Education members for dating, or to find sexual partners. Bestow Education considers this harassment. Bestow Education takes reports of unwanted sexual advances very seriously.

4. Do Not Harass, Bully or Stalk
Bestow Education does not tolerate harassment, bullying or stalking. Bestow Education will take action on all reports of abusive behaviour.

5. Do Not Create False Identities
Claiming to be another person, creating a false presence for an organisation, or creating multiple accounts is not allowed. Duplicate, fake, and joke profiles are not allowed

Community Content Policy

User Generated Content that falls into any of the following categories is prohibited and Bestow Education will remove this content. Any Bestow Education user found in violation of Bestow Education policies can and will be removed and blocked from Bestow Education services.

1. Hate Speech and Offensive Language
Bestow Education does not permit hate speech or offensive language. We do not allow users to attack others based on, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.

2. Commercial or Promotional Content
We ask that you respect our members by not contacting them for commercial purposes. In addition, do not make posts or comments that are solely for commercial purposes since this detracts from, and does not add anything of value to the language-learning community.

3. Sexual and Pornographic Content
Bestow Education has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any sexually explicit content. We also imply limitations on the display of nudity.

4. Personally Identifiable Information
Bestow Education does not allow publishing a user’s personal information without a person’s consent.

5. Pirated Content
Bestow Education does not allow users to share content on Bestow Education, where they do not have the rights to do so. We ask that you respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights.

6. Violence
We remove content when we think there is a risk of physical harm, or a threat to public or individual safety. You may not threaten others, or suggest acts of violence. We do not allow promoting, planning or celebrating any actions if they could result in harm to others, including theft and vandalism.

7. Self-Harm
Bestow Education takes threats of self-harm seriously. We remove any promotion or encouragement of self-mutilation, eating disorders, or drug abuse. We will also endeavour to work with agencies around the world to provide assistance for people in distress.

8. Defamation
Bestow Education reserves the right to remove any defamatory content and take action against those who intend, or would reasonably be expected, to harm the Bestow Education company or its brand, including the images and reputations of its respective employees, agents and affiliated partners. Such harm includes any action which would be reasonably expected to lead to any negative impact and/or any unwanted or unfavourable publicity to the company, brand, employees, agents or any affiliated partners.

If you think there is a case where this Community Policy is being violated, please report it to ciarandonnelly@bestoweducation.com

Last updated: 7th May 2020