Tropical Leaves

Social Media Policy

The opinions and/or views expressed on HDT/HUG/Resilient Living Council social media platforms, including, but not limited to, our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube pages, represent the thoughts of individual bloggers and online communities, and not those necessarily of its corporate affiliates or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, research staff, or members of its respective board of directors. The opinions and views expressed on these pages do not in any way reflect the views of the site they are posted on, other sites affiliated with the site, the staff involved with maintaining the site or any members of the site.

While the organization makes reasonable efforts to monitor and/or moderate content posted on its social media platforms, we do not moderate all comments and cannot always respond in a timely manner to online requests for information.

The organization reserves the sole right to review, edit and/or delete any comments it deems are inappropriate. Comments including but not limited to the following may be deleted or edited by the moderators:
 

  • Abusive or hurtful comments about a blogger or another participant
     

  • Off-topic and redundant comments (this includes promotion of events, groups, pages, Web sites, organizations and programs not related to or affiliated with the organization)
     

  • Comments that use foul language or "hate speech" (for example, including but not limited to racial, ethnic or gender bashing language)
     

  • Personal attacks or defamatory statements or comments (i.e., making negative personal or untrue comments about a participant), instead of just criticizing his/her posting, opinion or comments
     

All links to other Web sites found linked from our organization's social media sites are provided as a service to readers, but such linkage does not constitute an endorsement of those sites by us,  and as such we are not responsible for the content of external Web sites.

By submitting content to any of our social media sites, you understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public and that the organization may use this information for internal and external promotional purposes and fundraising purposes. Please note that other participants may use your posted information beyond the control of our organization. 

If you do not wish to have the information you have made available via this site used, published, copied and/or reprinted, please do not post on this page.

Commenting Policy

If your comments consistently or intentionally make this community a less civil and enjoyable place to be, you and your comments will be excluded from it.

HUG/HDT/Resilient Living promotes a receptive, transparent and civil atmosphere for comments and users. Critical, in-depth and intelligent discussions and debates are encouraged. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to voice their opinion regardless of identity, politics, ideology, religion or agreement with other community members, the author of the post or staff members as long as those opinions are respectful and constructively add to the conversation. However, this community does not tolerate direct or indirect attacks, name-calling or insults, nor does it tolerate intentional attempts to derail, hijack, troll or bait others into an emotional response. These types of comments will be removed from the community where warranted. Individuals who consistently or intentionally post these types of comments will be warned and, if necessary, excluded from the community.

Be yourself, only yourself, and just one of yourself. 

Every person's opinion is valuable and unique. Pretending to be someone else removes that unique value from you or from others. Don't misrepresent yourself or others. If you do, you will make the community a less enjoyable and valuable place to be and will be removed when we see it.

This community is a safe space.

We strongly believe that HUG/HDT/Resilient Living should be a safe space for individuals, groups and their ideas. As such, violent and hostile language or calls for violence and hostility are not welcome here. If you directly or indirectly threaten the physical or mental well-being of a member of this community or an individual or group who is the subject of an article, you will be removed immediately. If a credible threat is made against an individual or group, not only will it be removed but it is likely that it will be reported to law enforcement agencies and we will cooperate with them to any extent requested. Personally identifiable information should never be posted to HUG/HDT/Resilient Living comments section. It never turns out well for anyone. If you see any threats, harassment or personal information trolling please report it quickly.

If you have comments, we are here and we have real people who read and reply.

If you have complaints, questions, concerns, or just feedback - positive or critical -please get in touch with us here.