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Information about the organization

We are a platform for social and political change. We are happy about our engaged users and we invite everybody to stand up for his or her concern - free expression is always welcome. To ensure that expressions do not harm others, we set up a few rules for using our platform.

The EGOV.PRESS (ALASH online) project was created in 2020 by enthusiasts from the Republic of Kazakhstan at their own expense to develop the institution of petitions in the country. Our employees are located in Kazakhstan. For the sake of security, we do not want to reveal the names of the creators of the project.

Illegal initiatives

Initiatives that violate the free, democratic basic order or seek to abolish it will be terminated. Initiatives that call for hatred and violence or that condone, deny or trivialize the crimes of National Socialism will be ended. Initiatives that question the Basic Law or the criminality of sedition will be terminated. Initiatives that are directed against the European Conventions on Human Rights or international law will be terminated.

Initiatives against court judgments are only admissible if further legal remedies are sought by normal legal process or if a legal regulation is demanded which would make a jurisprudence challenged by the initiatives impossible for the future.

Offensive, derogatory and discriminatory initiatives will be terminated and blocked. This includes, but is not limited to, insulting, denigrating and discriminating against individuals or groups of people who are assigned to groups or who assign themselves according to one or more of the following criteria: gender, age, appearance, origin, social status, religion, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.

Initiatives containing false statements of fact, missing sources, or misleading omission of relevant facts will be terminated. Site reserves the right to subsequently request sources in controversial cases or to have essential facts supplemented.

Initiatives which, from a subjective point of view, disparage (the behaviour of) persons or groups and judge them in general terms will be terminated and blocked. Initiatives in which blanket attributions are made to entire groups of people that cannot be substantiated and merely reflect one's own opinion are also inadmissible. An objective and justified criticism of public persons or groups in relation to their public activity is permissible.

Initiatives which only refer to other initiatives and do not state their own independent goals will be ended and blocked. This is also the case for initiatives on other platforms.

Initiatives with direct or indirect advertising for own products, services or parties will be terminated. Initiatives with direct or indirect advertising for parties are admissible if the party has launched the initiative itself. Initiatives that are launched by sympathisers or members of a party and contain direct or indirect advertising for parties are not admissible.

Initiatives are only admissible if the author registers with his own full name or on behalf of a legal person, stating the full address and the Email address actively used. The Email address will be used for verification. The address may also be used for verification by public authorities.

Initiatives must not infringe the copyrights of third parties. When using copyright-protected texts, images or videos, the author is responsible for obtaining the consent of the rights holders and citing the sources.

To publish personal data of non-public persons requires the consent of this person.

Initiatives must be written in the respective official language of the country.

Restricted initiatives

Initiatives which are not addressed to specific persons, legal entities, parliamentary bodies or organisations in politics, business, society or to the public as a whole will not be publicly listed.

Initiatives that exclusively pursue the interests of the author are treated as individual concerns. Individual concerns are not publicly listed.

Initiatives addressed to a recipient who is not in charge of a decision will not be listed publicly and the supporters will be informed about that fact.

Usage fees

Initiatives are free.

Participation in initiatives and the use of all functions on site are free.

Rights and responsibilities (for author of the initiative)

The author has the right to revise the text during the subscription period, provided that the main purpose of the initiative is not distorted.

The author can choose his own goal if he doesn't address the initiative to a parliament, a government or an administration.

The author has got the right and duty to inform his/her supporters regarding the progress of the initiative. The possibilty to inform supporters will be restricted, if the messages do not refer to the issues of the initiative.

The author may end his initiative prematurely, if the issue of the initiative become obsolete or the aim is achieved by other means. The author has to inform his/her supporters about the reason for endling the initiative.

Transparency

Published initiatives are permanently stored and accessible for reasons of traceability of political processes. Every change to initiative content is saved and can be reconstructed publicly.

Upon request, personal data published in initiative will be anonymized.

Editorial changes

Administration reserves the right to remove texts and links in initiatives, that refer to external websites or documents.

Administration reserves the right to add suitable sources for better comprehensibility and to edit initiatives texts editorially, provided that these edits serve to improve readability and do not change the essence of the initiative.

Administration reserves the right to add pictures to initiative, if they can illustrate the initiative's issue in better way.

Subject to modifications

Administration reserves the right to modify or extend these terms of use. Changes with retroactive effect will not be made.

December 2023