17.1 Blog Internet Policy
Members of ALLIANCE Hockey shall refrain from comments or behavior that is disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist or sexist. In particular, behavior that constitutes harassment or abuse will not be tolerated and will be dealt with under the ALLIANCE Harassment, Abuse and Bullying
“SOCIAL NETWORKING is defined as communicating through on-line communities of people such as, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, blogging, etc. ALLIANCE Hockey understands the importance of SOCIAL NETWORKING, however, it also allows for inappropriate unsupervised conduct which may be detrimental to the welfare of ALLIANCE Hockey, and the future of ALLIANCE Hockey players.
ALLIANCE Hockey holds the entire ALLIANCE Hockey community, including Executive Members, Managers, Coaches, Trainers, Players, Scouts, Support Staff, on/off-ice Officials and others who participate in SOCIAL NETWORKING to the same standards as it would with all forms of media, including television, radio and print. In appropriate behavior using SOCIAL NETWORKING media will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action being taken.
ALLIANCE Hockey considers behaviour that constitutes harassment, abuse or bullying through “Social Networking” an equivalent to an “Intent to Injure” and as such, individuals found in violation of this policy will be subject an immediate 4-game minimum suspension pending an investigation.
Failure to comply with this Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the Constitutional By-Law of ALLIANCE Hockey including the opportunity to participate in ALLIANCE activities and events both present and in the future.
If complaints are received ALLIANCE Hockey will investigate those com- plaints and if the investigation process substantiates the complaint the individuals responsible may be subject to suspension. Complaints must be received on the “Complaint Intake Form” in the ALLIANCE Hockey Risk Management and Speak Out Policy Manual, 14.0.