Site Policies

Firstly, we reserve the right to delete comments. However, we will generally only remove comments that include offensive language, are abusive, illegal, unrelated to the topic, too long, or potentially defamatory. If we delete someone’s comment, we will endeavour to let them know (if they have provided a valid email address). In extreme cases, we may place people in moderation or ban them from the site completely.

Secondly, this is a group blog. As such, it should not be assumed that the posts of any one individual necessarily reflect the views, opinions or ideas of the other authors or the Austrolabe site. Each author is alone responsible for the content of their posts. This is also the case with guest posts which do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of other authors or the site itself.

Thirdly, whilst we will make a best effort to moderate any offensive, defamatory or illegal comments posted to this site, we will not accept responsibility for them. By commenting on this site, you accept that you and you alone are ultimately responsible for your words and whatever consequences may arise from them.

Fourth, we take no responsibility for the content of any external site linked to by this one nor should our linking to a site be considered an endorsement of that site, its authors, or its content.

Fifth, we reserve the right to delete or edit any comment, post or link without explanation or notice.

Lastly, it is possible and indeed likely that, from time to time, there will be offensive or other inappropriate comments that slip through. Please do let us know if you see anything that you think is unacceptable and we will take action immediately.