Netiquette

Dear visitors of our social media sites,

SOS MEDITERRANEE stands for professional sea rescue and humanitarian work. With our rescue ship, the Ocean Viking,  we assume our humanitarian responsibility in the Mediterranean Sea. With our fully integrated medical team we ensure that people rescued from distress at sea receive first aid in a humane manner.

This social media channel is meant to be a platform for humanitarian issues as well as to reflect values behind the work of SOS MEDITERRANEE. Our social media sites provide the possibility for users to get in touch with our organization and to interact with other users. Be active, exchange information, ask questions and give feedback.

We welcome different opinions as long as they are voiced in a respectful and appropriate manner. Opinions shall be put forward in the same way as would be expected on a personal level outside the internet. We seek to enable an exchange that is enjoyable and not troublesome. To this end we ask all users to help us achieve this aim and to refrain from posting content which:

  • is threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, indecent or offensive,
  • is racist, fascist, anti-Semitic, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, hostile to women or trans*people, or degrade the rights of another human being
  • infringes the intellectual property rights of another
  • includes advertising for third parties
  • violates a law or regulation
  • involves other inappropriate and derogatory content.

Comments involving any of the above criteria will be deleted. Hate speech, threats of violence, political extremism, personal insults and unobjective generalizations will not be tolerated on our profile. Users who repeatedly violate our netiquette will be excluded from our discussions.

All published or annotated content need to align with the terms of use of the respective platform and their community standards.

Facebook: terms of use & community standards

Twitter: terms of use & community standards

Instagram: terms of use & community standards

The editors reserve the right to post links – we ask users to refrain from posting links in their own comments. We will usually delete them.

Civil courage: Please do not look away! Although fortunately still a minority, hate and racist comments in social media are unfortunately often particularly loud. We welcome if you join us in this discussion. Together we can make an example by putting forward the better arguments and exemplifying the strength of our community.

We reserve the right to complete this netiquette.

Have fun commenting,

Your SOS MEDITERRANEE team