Terms & Conditions

Community Rules, Etiquette and Privacy Guidelines: Atlantic Fellows Hub

Welcome to the Atlantic Fellows Hub! This private online system will empower all members of our Atlantic Fellows community to communicate with each other. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation. This is an initial version of these guidelines December 2017 – they will be regularly updated as the systems evolve, in consultation with the Atlantic Fellows and the Programs.

By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium.

Questions on the use of the Atlantic Fellows Hub should be directed to the Atlantic Institute staff, via the Contact Us link on this site.

Please take time to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines.

Components of the Atlantic Fellows Hub

The Atlantic Fellows Hub consists of the following set of interconnected web sites and systems. All are available to Atlantic Program staff, Atlantic Fellows, and Atlantic Senior Fellows (alumni), with the exceptions noted below.  Any questions on access should be addressed to the Atlantic Institute via the Contact Us link:

  1. The Atlantic Fellows web site atlanticfellows.org and any sub-sites
  2. The Atlantic Fellows Hub
  3. The Lifesize video conferencing (available on demand)
  4. The SLACK collaboration system
  5. The Dropbox file storage system (alumni can continue to use Dropbox Basic)
  6. The Mendeley reference management system
  7. The Canvas by Instructure virtual learning environment
  8. The Google G-suite system including G-mail

Further systems may be added from time to time. Users will all be notified of any such changes.

Note that some components of this Hub process data (including any personal data you may submit) outside of the European Economic Area. Please only submit any personal data which you are happy to have processed in this way, and in accordance with the Hub’s Privacy Notice (see pages 3 and 4 of this document).

Purpose of the Hub

The Atlantic Fellows Hub site will enable current Atlantic Fellows to carry out their work and current and Senior Atlantic Fellows (alumni) to connect with each other across Programs and cohorts.  The Hub will also support the work of, and collaboration among, Atlantic Fellows Program Staff.  You will be able to:

  • Connect and reconnect with colleagues.
  • Search for and contact each other, based on your backgrounds and interests.
  • Access online learning materials from your Program, and cross-Program materials shared by the Atlantic Institute.
  • See news and materials recommended by colleagues and by the Atlantic Fellows Programs.
  • Collaborate on projects.
  • Engage in online discussions.
  • Share job openings.
  • Build mentor-mentee relationships.

You can control how much information will be available for other Atlantic Fellows on the Hub to view. We will not make the Atlantic Fellows Hub available to any third party to use.

The Atlantic Institute will not on its own undertake editorial control of postings or your profiles. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of the Atlantic Institute, we will take all necessary action.

Online Etiquette Guidelines

Please read and accept the following Terms and Conditions to help us ensure that you and all community members have the best experience possible. For our Privacy Notice and further information on how we will handle your information, please see below.

Take responsibility

  • Messages, documents, videos and other files posted on these communities are the sole responsibility of the author.
  • If you post documents or other materials, please be sure that you have the right to do so and that another individual or organisation does not hold the copyright.
  • Do not post any private correspondence which you do not have permission to share with a wider audience.
  • Do not post any materials which could be regarded as defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal. The Atlantic Fellows Hub is for use only by Atlantic Fellows (current and former), staff at Atlantic Fellows Program nodes involved in mentoring and supporting Atlantic Fellows, and staff at the Atlantic Institute and Narrative Initiative.
  • Do not make the Atlantic Fellows Hub available to third parties. This is a Hub for Atlantic Fellows to connect with each other.
  • Do not promote products or services to individuals on the Hub through the individual messaging service. There will be areas of the Hub set aside for this purpose.
  • The Atlantic Fellows Hub may not be used to collect names and contact information for business opportunities unconnected with the work of the Atlantic Fellows network.

Be on topic

  • When using discussion groups, information shared should relate to the purpose of the specific community. Please state concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line to allow community members to respond appropriately to your posting and search the archives by subject.

Be respectful

  • Connections, discussions and comments are meant to stimulate conversation rather than create contention. Just as you may, let others have their say and keep your responses respectful.

Share publicly, thank privately

  • Send messages such as “thanks for the information” or “me, too” to individuals – not to the entire community.

Follow the rules

  • The Atlantic Institute retains the right to moderate comments or in serious cases block Atlantic Fellows from this Hub for any reason, including the violation of any of these guidelines.
  • The Atlantic Institute is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others.

By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you agree to participate in the Atlantic Fellows Hub and receive communications from the Atlantic Institute.

Contacting us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Hub, please get in touch by using the ‘contact us’ link or the details below:

The Atlantic Institute,
Atlantic Fellows Hub

Rhodes House
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3RG
United Kingdom

Email: s.uppal@atlanticfellows.org  

Telephone +44(0)1865 270829