Content and privacy policies

To ensure the best possible experience for all Community members, please respect the guidelines for participation.

By joining and using, you agree that you have read and will follow the rules and guidelines set for this site. You also agree to reserve discussions and activities to topics best suited to the medium. This is a great medium to network with other members, benefit from their experience, participate in an ongoing conversation and exchange resources.

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, reserves the right to suspend or terminate access to the services for members who violate these rules.


  • All participation in services should reflect the Society’s values: integrity, respect and mutual support.
  • Don’t attack others. The discussions are meant to stimulate networking, conversation and learning, not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may.
  • Don’t post commercial messages. This includes selling products, endorsing products, or posting job openings.
  • Use caution when discussing products or commercial markets. Information posted is subject to defamation and antitrust laws.
  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited.
  • Please note carefully all items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules below, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted.
  • Remember that and other users have the right to reproduce postings.


The rules and conditions set forth below (“Rules”) govern your use of the site. By using, you agree to comply with these Rules. If you do not comply with the Rules, your account will be cancelled and you will not be permitted to access and use the site and its features.


Opinions, advice, statements, offers, links, materials and other information (together “Postings”) are generated by participants of services and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies or opinions of is not responsible for the content of any Postings. No Postings are endorsed, adopted, or published by unless explicitly stated otherwise by one of authorized agents of acting in an official capacity. has no obligation to pre-screen, monitor, edit, or delete Postings generated by participants of services, but reserves the right to do so if any Postings do not comply with the Rules or are otherwise harmful, inaccurate or objectionable. is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing Postings that fail to comply with the Rules.

When you log in to the services, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

  • You take sole responsibility for the content of your Postings. In addition, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless, its officers, directors, employees, and agents and hold, its officers, directors, employees, and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, proceedings damages, injuries, liabilities losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys fees) relating to any acts or omissions by you or materials or information transmitted by you in connection with the leading wholly or partially to claims against, its officers, directors, employees, or agents by other users or third parties.
  • You grant the non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free unrestricted license (with the right to sub-license) to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and perform, adapt, translate, and modify your Postings in whole or in part in any form now known or later developed.
  • You will not use the services to send chain letters, unsolicited advertising, or any other junk or bulk mail.
  • You will not impersonate any other user or entity.
  • You will not upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any information, files, code or other materials that are unlawful, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, or libelous, or that are threatening, abusive, or harassing on the basis of an individual’s (or groups of individuals’) religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic.
  • You will not upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any information, files, code or other materials that contain viruses or are able to disrupt or damage services or members’ software, hardware or equipment.
  • You acknowledge that your Postings are non-confidential and any ideas, inventions, or know-how disclosed in them will be available to the public.
  • You represent and warrant that your Postings will not violate another person’s copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, right to privacy or publicity, or any other proprietary or personal right.
  • You acknowledge and agree that has the right to delete, modify or supplement Postings or the content of the services at any time for any reason without notification to anyone and to ban or restrict users for any reason at anytime.


The site may contain links to other web sites that may be of interest to you. has no control over these other web sites or their content. Make sure that you are aware when you have left for another web site and that you read that site’s terms of use, rules, and privacy policy. Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, language, country, etc. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously (without registering). We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser’s name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site uses third-party cookies to collect non-personal identification information, as stated above. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service.
  • Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience.
  • We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site.
  • We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature.
  • To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  • To send periodic emails.
  • We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.