Email Mailing List:
a. The Tiru Association assures shipmates when
they register and give us their email address that we will make every effort
that they will only receive Association related information and not receive
spam. We do not send personal information without the persons/author's
b. Real email addresses are not posted on the
website in the password protected section; only a pseudo address which
forwards the email to the webmaster who only forwards it on if another
shipmate is trying to get in touch with them. This prevents someone breaking
into the protected section and obtaining email addresses and also prevents
other shipmates from getting the addresses directly.
d. The method we use to send the Tiru Newsletter
differs from most mass mailings. We use a program that mails each Newsletter
separately for each shipmate. This prevents other shipmates from getting the
address of another shipmate from the header of the email.
f. An Email Mailing is only used to distribute
Tiru Newsletters. Prior to sending an Email Mailing a draft is distributed
to the Tiru Association officers for their review and proposed changes. This
insures that the mailing has been checked for possible errors
and controversial content and has the approval of the Association officers.
Tiru Website Postings:
a. The Website is tasked with posting Tiru
related information on the website.
b. Posting on the website is open to more types
of content and "Tiru related information" takes a broader view than Email
Mailing. For example links to many other submarine websites and commercial
sites are posted in various sections of the website. However the Home Page
and News Section is much stricter about requiring the Tiru relation.
c. Personal and possibly copyrighted items are
not posted without the owners permission. So if someone wants something to
be considered for posting, it needs to come with permission of the author,
d. Links to other sites can be added or deleted
quickly and do not raise the copyright issue. However they have to meet the
Tiru/Submarine Associated criteria.
A restriction section of the website, password protected, is used to post
personal contact information (except real email addresses) and other content
that due to its personal nature is not open to the public.