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The editorial staff of Community News Network LC oversee and administer the site pursuant to their editorial policy. However, due to the social nature of this site, Community News Network LC cannot be held accountable for the content in this web community.

Community News Network LC does not warrant the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the information contained on this website. If you have a complaint about something you have found on this web site, please Contact Us.

FAIR USE NOTICE

Due to the social nature of this site, it may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit, to those who have expressed a prior interest in participating in a community of individuals interested in our methodologies, for comment and nonprofit educational purposes. For more information go to:
http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#107. If you, as a member of the community, wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

COMMENTING

Community News Network LC reserve the right to edit or remove any comments posted to this website. Inappropriate content including but not limited to pornographic material, foul language or bad behavior, as well as product or service promotions, will be expressly forbidden and removed without prior notice and users may be banned.

COMMUNITY ETIQUETTE
The following are guidelines for good manners in social network communication and behavior. Here are our recommendations.

1. One-to-One Communication
We define one-to-one communications as those in which a person is communicating with another person as if face-to-face: a dialog. In general, rules of common courtesy for interaction with people should be in force for any situation and on the Internet it's doubly important where, for example, body language and tone of voice must be inferred.

1.1. Respect the copyright on material that you reproduce. Almost every country has copyright laws.

1.2. If you are forwarding or re-posting a message you've received, do not change the wording. If the message was a personal message to you and you are re-posting to a group, you should ask permission first. You may shorten the message and quote only relevant parts, but be sure you give proper attribution.
1.3. A good rule of thumb: Be conservative in what you send and liberal in what you receive. You should not send heated messages (we call these "flames") even if you are provoked. On the other hand, you shouldn't be surprised if you get flamed and it's prudent not to respond to flames.
1.4. Wait overnight to send emotional responses to messages. If you have really strong feelings about a subject, indicate it e.g. via FLAME ON/OFF enclosures. For example: FLAME ON: This type of argument is not worth the bandwidth it takes to send it. It's illogical and poorly reasoned. The rest of the world agrees with me. FLAME OFF
1.5. Be brief without being overly terse. When replying to a message, include enough original material to be understood but no more. It is extremely bad form to simply reply to a message by including all the previous message: edit out all the irrelevant material.
1.6. Don't send large amounts of unsolicited information to other members.

2. One-to-Many Communication (comments on articles, discussions)
Any time you engage in One-to-Many communications, all the rules for mail should also apply. After all, communicating with many people via one mail message or post is quite analogous to communicating with one person with the exception of possibly offending a great many more people than in one-to-one communication. Therefore, it's quite important to know as much as you can about the audience of your message.

2.1. Consider that a large audience will see your posts. That may include your present or your next boss. Take care in what you write. Remember too, that mailing lists and discussion boards are frequently archived, and that your words may be stored for a very long time in a place to which many people have access.
2.2. Messages and articles should be brief and to the point. Don't wander off-topic, don't ramble and don't send mail or post messages solely to point out other people's errors in typing or spelling.
2.3. If you are sending a reply to a message or a posting be sure you summarize the original at the top of the message, or include just enough text of the original to give a context. This will make sure readers understand when they start to read your response.
2.4. If you should find yourself in a disagreement with one person, make your responses to each other via mail rather than continue to send messages to the list or the group. If you are debating a point on which the group might have some interest, you may summarize for them later.
2.5. Don't get involved in flame wars. Neither post nor respond to incendiary material.
2.6. Avoid sending messages or posting articles which are no more than gratuitous replies to replies.
2.7. Read all of a discussion in progress (we call this a thread) before posting replies. Avoid posting "Me Too" messages, where content is limited to agreement with previous posts. Content of a follow-up post should exceed quoted content.

Our etiquette guidelines are based on
RFC 1855.

COMMUNITY GUIDELINES
The purpose of this community is to provide a space for information exchange, discussion and debate. We have created the following set of Community Rules and Guidelines to foster an environment of shared values, mutual respect and trust.

These community rules are to be considered in line with the Community Etiquette, which outlines generally agreed terms of communication conduct over the internet, and our Fair Use Disclaimer and Terms And Conditions: the legal information.

These apply to user contributions to the discussion forum, articles and documents uploaded to the site and comments added to existing articles published within the site. We reserve the right to remove any postings which do not adhere to these guidelines, or take further action if required (see below)

You are responsible for any content you post. Where it relates to an existing discussion topic or article, ensure that it is relevant and will prove useful to other members taking part.
Keep the content of discussions on the topic of the community and related issues.
You are also responsible for copyright infringement in your messages. Please do not post copyrighted material in your messages unless you yourself hold the copyright or have received permission from the author.
Please be polite and respectful towards other members of the community, and remember that others may not always share your point of view. Disruptive, offensive or abusive behavior will not be tolerated. This is a sensitive area and we reserve the right to take action if requested by a community member: remember: your debating style may seem 'excitable' to you but intimidating to others. Any such postings will be removed.
Please do not use this community for self-promotion. This can take the form of advertisements for your professional services, products etc. or repeated promotion of other websites / blogs / networks etc. We welcome collaboration with other networks but not a series of links to them without direct relevance to the discussion (e.g. repeated linking from comments). If you have a reasonable cause for promotion or would like to be sponsored in some form, please contact us.
Please consider other users at all times when using the interactive spaces in this community. Behavior that deters other members from engaging with the community is considered offensive. Allow other members to contribute and do not dominate any discussions. This is identified by repeatedly answering your own articles or comments, or being recognized as always the last person to comment. If members make complaints about members showing this behavior, the complaints will be taken seriously.
Please remember that not all members use English as their main language; keep your language simple and clear for this sake.
Our discussion areas are not designated for the promotion of commercial activities. If you have an event you would like to promote, please contact the creator of the community. If you are a commercial organization interested in developing a partnership with us, please contact the community creator.
Please do not use additional html code within postings or attach images, as this could alter or interfere with the way the site is designed to function. Contributions containing code which causes disruption to the site in this way will edited or removed.
Repeated use of this community to make defamatory or commercial postings, offensive behavior towards other users, or any illegal activities) may result in a user being banned from future participation in the community and their ISP informed.

In the unfortunate event of any member abusing the community in any of the ways above, we reserve the right to remove or edit postings. The author (of the article to which the comments are made) and commenter will be notified by the editor or community steward. If members continue to behave in an unsuitable manner, they are liable to being barred from the community for two weeks. When they come back after this barring, if they continue to behave in the reported manner, they will banned from the community.



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1. Definitions
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2. Access to the community and content
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2.2 We will endeavor to allow uninterrupted access to the community.
2.3 We reserve the right to change, or remove without notice any information in the community.
2.4 We assume no responsibility for the contents of any other websites to which the community has links.

3. Intellectual Property
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3.2 You shall retain ownership of all copyright in data you submit to the community. You grant the community a world-wide, royalty-free, non-terminable license to use, copy, distribute, such data in any manner with the mention of the author.

4. Exclusions of liability
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6.5 We reserve the right (without limiting our rights to seek other remedies) to remove offending material placed on the Website that we consider to constitute a misuse of the Website or which is otherwise harmful to other users of the Website.
6.6 You will indemnify us for any claim or loss (including without limitation, economic loss) suffered by us arising out of your failure to observe any of the terms of this condition 7.

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