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@Paul: It's not an assumption - there is a rule for that

If you're acting to serve one of your roles, then you can take any action you deem useful to express its purpose or accountability (article 1.3: Authority to Act).

If you're NOT acting to serve one of your roles, then you may still act, but this would be considered an Individual Action, and there are some conditions for you to consider before and after taking action (article 4.3: Individual Action).