Community Rules & Etiquette
To ensure the best possible experience, all users of www.im.org are asked to agree to and follow some basic guidelines for participation.
By logging into www.im.org, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to also agree to abide by the full list of terms and conditions for www.im.org. Any questions or feedback regarding these rules or the terms and conditions should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Respect others. Focus on the content of posts and not on the people making them. Please extend the benefit of the doubt to newer participants.
- Respect the purpose of the community. Use the community to share successes, challenges, constructive feedback, questions, and goals instead of products or services that you provide. If you’ve found a product or service helpful, please share your experience with the group in a respectful way.
- Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the discussion groups and in the libraries are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
- All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited.
- Never impersonate any person or entity, including, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent its affiliation with a person or entity
- Respect intellectual property. Post content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the content creator.
- When posting items in our collaborative environment, please indicate if the item is not available for reuse. It’s also advisable to contact the owner of any material if you would like to reuse it.
- Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate communities. This helps ensure all messages receive the best response.
- Send messages such as “thanks for the information” or “me, too” directly to individuals, not to the entire list. Do this by using the “Reply to Sender” link which is available every message.
- Do not send administrative messages, such as “remove me from the list,” to the group. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address.
- Do not intentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including.
- Users should not collect or store personal data about other users.
- Never upload, post, email, transmit personally identifiable health information.
- Never upload, post, email, transmit vacant faculty and staff employment opportunities. These postings should be directed to IM Career Source.
In order to preserve an environment that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate access to this site for anyone who violate these rules. In addition, the Alliance reserves the right to remove any content that violates these rules or other items outlined in the terms and conditions.
The Legal Stuff
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By participating in the site, all users are bound by the full list of terms and conditions for www.im.org. AAIM reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.