GV Lingua Google Groups – Shared Policy and Guidelines

This policy applies to all Lingua site Google Groups, which are listed on the GV Communication Channels page. For each group, the “manager” is considered to be the current site manager of the Lingua site in question, along with the current Lingua Director as a fallback.

What is the purpose of this group?

This group hosts communication about a particular Lingua site or translation team, including announcements and discussion about Global Voices and the translation community.

Who are the members of this group?

Contributors to the Global Voices Lingua site in question and other Global Voices contributors and members who collaborate with this Lingua site.

What types of messages are expected in this group?

  • Announcements about Global Voices and the Lingua site
  • Discussion of issues related to Global Voices, translation, and this Lingua community.
  • Discussion of content and opportunities related to translation, citizen media, and Global Voices.

How are people added and removed from the group?

Contributors to this Lingua site will be automatically added to this group so that they can stay informed about the site.

Others who collaborate on relevant work may ask the manager to be added.

Subscribers may be removed if they have not been active contributors to the Lingua site, or if they are in violation of our Ethics and Harassment Policy.

Regular audits (yearly or more) will be performed to review participants and consider removing inactive members.

Who is responsible for this group?

Each Lingua community has a Translation Manager who is responsible for both the translation project and this mailing list.

See The Lingua Team section of the Our People page for an up-to-date list of Lingua managers.

The Lingua Manager is also responsible for all Lingua Google Groups. Current Lingua Manager:

Mohamed ElGohary

How private is this group?

Access to this group is limited to relevant Global Voices community members, but this does not guarantee the total privacy of our communications. By using Google Groups, we allow our list conversations to be stored on Google servers. In addition, each member of the group can be individually vulnerable to hacking, which could allow an attacker to see and potentially expose group conversations.

With this in mind, please do not use this list to transmit any sensitive information that could put you or another person in danger if it were to become public. If you're unsure about the safety implications of a piece of information you want to share, contact the group manager or a member of the core team before sharing.

See the Google Terms of Service for information about their policies.

As administrators of this list, Global Voices also has access to subscription data about list members. To learn about how Global Voices handles personal data, read our Privacy Policy.