CODE OF ETHICS
1. Maintain a professional attitude in all comments, and communications with the highest standard of integrity.
2. Stick to facts - operate on the basis of fact, not rumor.
3. Verify with the artist that their work is stolen, and do not under any circumstances assume that it is.
4. Refrain from bashing, foul/obscene language, yelling or calling someone a thief. This will absolutely not be tolerated under any circumstances...EVER!
5. If you are a volunteer, stay dispassionate and neutral in all your communications.
6. Refer all policy issues to the RATF administration.
7. Refer all disputes involving theft accusations, to the Administration staff to handle.
8. Remember that your actions/communications reflect on ALL RATF staff.
9. Refer disagreements about copyright issues to the Administration staff to handle.
10. Be aware that we will not tolerate unorthodox or illegal manners of handling theft.We are working as hard and as fast as possible to deal with all the information coming in.
We are swamped and apologize - respond times to comments/questions may be slow.
We are not perfect – note us if there is an oversight…it is not intentional.
Comments left on the RATF site by others - are THEIR opinions – not necessarily ours.
We need volunteers who will uphold the volunteer code of ethics.
We WILL NOT tolerate unprofessional conduct or illegal or unorthodox methods… period.
This is not a vigilante task force.
We simply want to help people with their art theft and copyright issues.
We are volunteers and do not deserve abuse, we are merely assisting you to resolve your rip issues!
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