Issued date: 1 January 2018
JAssist project is one of the ongoing donation programs of JoopeA Foundation. Therefore, JAssist follows all JoopeA’s Code of Conduct & policies including Dutch Law and regulations. For more information, please visit JoopeA’s website at https://joopea.info
Please kindly note that these policies would change in future. All grantees would receive notification of change in this case.
Your organization may use JAssist network services while following these regulations. :
- Non-profit organization, group or individual activists: Official registration is not needed. But you have to provide enough evidence of group’s establishment. Individual activists would need to provide history of their work.
- Low budget, small or isolated: Large organizations, high income groups or individuals and businesses are not eligible to use services of JAssist for free. However, JAssist offers enterprize contracts to these entities.
- Human Rights & Civil Society Organizations (CSO): Alternative social groups, Human Rights or humanitarian activists, peaceful oppositions & social activists have high priority.
- Two years or less: JAssist provides sponsorship for maximum of two years. This includes all free services by JAssist. Grantees’ contract would automatically change to enterprise after two years. Grantees need to pay for the services they receive after this start-up period. JAssist would continue providing sponsorship after this period in rare cases. Grantee has to discuss continuance of free services prior to the two-year deadline. JAssist is not obligated to accept sponsoring requests over two years.
You are not allowed to continue using the services without confirming with JAssist in case your eligibility status changed.
JAssist reserves the right to terminate the services without prior notification in case the grantee has not discussed and confirmed the changes in advance.
When you are part of JAssist network, you trust the network as well as the network trusts you. These conditions are rules that helps the network remains healthy, trustworthy & in constant interactual improvement.
From community to the community
Applicants should be community entity who are active for benefit of community. JAssist doesn’t provide service to private entities, black box organization or products and those who have too specific or small target groups. Enterprise contracts are exception.
JAssist believes in community work. Therefore, we require grantees be part of the body of JAssist network and to return the favor to others including but not limited to share their experience & findings with other JAssist network.
Additionally, we require grantees to share part of the revenue that they could acquire by support of JAssist network, if applicable. This would grantees the continuance of JAssist & it’s services in future.
JoopeA believes that all it’s members, volunteers, employees and projects are part of it’s big & inclusive family. Family members don’t discriminate, harass or disown each other.
JoopeA doesn’t donate JAssist services to entities that discriminate on any basis in either hiring or employment practices or in the administration of programs and services or in their output. JAssist does not allow any kind of content or behaviour that promote hatred, intolerance, discrimination, or violence. Specifically, grantees outputs, gains and/or websites should not promote opposition or anti-sentiment related to beliefs about protected groups, including religious minorities, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristics that are associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization.
Here you’ll find the requirements for your use of JAssist services. We require the grantees to follow these policies:
Owned & running
Grantees have to own the content that is being produced or publicized vis JAssist network. Each outcome of grantees must have sufficient information for visitors to understand entities’ purpose. Grantees websites must remain functional & maintained. Grantees should not leave their services alone for more than couple of weeks.
Commercial activity must not be the main purpose of grantees. However, we support the idea of business plans for non-profit and plans to make your entity financially independent. If your organization charges for products or services, your website must describe how your organization uses funds, for example, by disclosing an annual report. Additionally, we require grantees to participate for the costs of the services they use if they receive funds or have revenue – enterprise use of services.
JAssist prohibits the sale or promotion for sale of counterfeit goods. Counterfeit goods contain a trademark or logo that is identical to or substantially indistinguishable from the trademark of another. They mimic the brand features of the product in an attempt to pass themselves off as a genuine product of the brand owner.
We want to help keep people safe both online and offline, so we don’t allow the promotion of some products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury.
Examples of dangerous content: Recreational drugs (chemical or herbal); psychoactive substances; equipment to facilitate drug use; weapons, ammunition, explosive materials and fireworks; instructions for making explosives or other harmful products; tobacco products
JAssist values honesty and fairness, so we don’t allow the promotion of products or services that are designed to enable dishonest behavior such as hacking software or instructions, services designed to artificially inflate ad or website traffic, fake documents, academic cheating services, etc.
JoopeA values diversity and respect for others, and we strive to avoid offending users. We don’t allow contents that shows shocking content or promote hatred, intolerance, discrimination, or violence. For example, bullying or intimidation of an individual or group, racial discrimination, hate group paraphernalia, graphic crime scene or accident images, cruelty to animals, murder, self-harm, extortion or blackmail, sale or trade of endangered species, ads using profane language are count as inappropriate or offensive content.
We don’t want JAssist network to promote content that contains malware, “cloaking” or using other techniques to hide the contents that users are directed to, “arbitrage” or promoting destinations for the sole or primary purpose of showing ads or promoting “bridge” or “gateway” destinations that are solely designed to send users elsewhere. Advertising with the sole or primary intent of gaining public social network endorsements, “gaming” or manipulating settings in an attempt to circumvent JAssist policies are prohibited.
We want users to trust that information about them will be respected and handled with appropriate care. As such, JAssist network should not misuse users’ information, nor collect it for unclear purposes or without appropriate security measures.
We don’t restrict adult content but the grantee should include proper caution signs before make the adult content available to users. Grantees’ are responsible for aligning their adult content with their country of resident law. Content promoting underage, non-consensual, or other illegal sexual themes, whether simulated or real are restricted and could terminate all grantees services without prior notification.
JoopeA respects & follows secular methods. We believe in freedom of thoughts, religions and speech. We will never ask grantees about their religious beliefs & require grantees to respect religious-neutral atmosfeer. As such, religious groups are not allowed to use JAssist services to promote a religion. Therefore, we would ask grantees to move out of JAssist network if their content is focused on specific religion. JAssist grants permit to religious groups in rare occasions if they align fully with other policies.
JAssist grants services to applicants who publishes political content, even criticism against governments because it’s part of freedom of speech that we would like to expand. But we require grantees to follow the rest of regulations including but not limited to anti-violation. JAssist reserves the right to reject services to entities who promote a specific political party.
JoopeA follows Dutch law as well as European Union rules. Therefor, any illegal activities are not allowed through JAssist such as selling illegal drugs, human trafficking, child marriage, guns, children labour, copyrights violation, identity impersonation & etc.
You have to consult with JAssist officer if there are doubts about your activities legal status in the Netherlands or European Union.
JAssist will terminate all contract & services to grantees who put people in danger by publicize their personal information. We are highly protective of any individual privacy especially those who live in restricted countries. Public celebrities including politicians are exception if the information is related to their activities. JAssist reserves the right for final decision if there was disagreement in this case.
JoopeA doesn’t sponsor entities with main activities as listed below:
– Pure profitable entities with no obvious outcome for Human Rights
– Selling or trading tobacco & alcohol