Lincoln Hockey Club requests that all Club members should complete this form annually whether a player, umpire, veteran, or non-playing member.
This must be done as soon as possible and by the 30th of September. If you, as a player, have not sent your form by that date you may not be allowed to play as you will not be covered by the Club's insurance policy. Please inform the Club of any change to your e-mail address, as that will be the main method of distributing the Club Newsletters. Any e-mail address that can reach you should be given.
Any player who has not paid their annual subscription set up an automatic bank payment method by 31 October 2013 may be excluded from selection for any team. (subscriptions due from the 1st May 2011)
This will apply to all hockey played whether, league games, friendly matches or training sessions.
Expected Minimum Standards of Behaviour and Conduct
All such individuals involved in hockey will, at all times:
Social networking sites (such as, but not exclusively, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter etc.) are a useful way for keeping in touch with friends, family and club members, and are also a great way to exchange information. However, club members must not forget that what they post on social networking sites may be seen across these networks, and are reminded that they must not bring Lincoln Hockey Club into disrepute or cause any distress to any other member.
Lincoln Hockey Club recognises that some members will make use of social networking in their own time, using their own equipment. Whilst there is no intention to restrict any proper and sensible exercise of the individualís rights and freedoms, it is expected that all members will conduct themselves in such a way as to avoid bringing Lincoln Hockey Club into disrepute or compromising its effectiveness.
This policy has been prepared to protect the privacy, confidentiality and interests of Lincoln Hockey Club. This policy only applies to club related issues and is not meant to infringe upon an individualís personal interaction or commentary online. However all members are asked to respect the privacy, confidentiality and propriety of Lincoln Hockey Club and those working on their behalf, and not post anything that might be considered to breach this. Members should take care when discussing information relating to Lincoln Hockey Club affairs as discussions can sometimes be misinterpreted and could potentially put other members or the public at large at risk.
All members should be aware that any inappropriate posts made to social media sites could lead to disciplinary action and in extreme cases, civil and criminal liability. All members must take account of the following before posting to the internet, including engaging in blogging or the use of forums, video sharing or social networking sites.
Whilst it is a personal decision, it is suggested that members do not disclose their position as a Lincoln Hockey Club employee or volunteer. Members should be aware that the committee takes the posting at any time of offensive material, and the harassment, bullying or victimisation of members via the internet and social networking sites very seriously.
A breach of any of the following may lead to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
3 Committee Members Responsibilities
All committee members have a duty to implement this policy and take action if they become aware of any breach of this policy and should explain the clubís policy on the use of social media and networking sites and take steps to promote awareness of this policy.
4 What to do if you believe you are being harassed, bullied or victimised via a social networking site
If you are a member who believes that you are being harassed, bullied or victimised as a result of another memberís post to an internet site, it is open to you to take the necessary action. Staff should contact the chairman of the committee or another committee member for support and guidance on the informal and formal action which can be taken.
5 Consequences of not following this policy
Any member found to be in breach of the above may be subject to disciplinary action. If they are also found to be in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 or other relevant legislation or copyright, it could lead to criminal proceedings and prosecution.