Community Rules & Etiquette and Privacy Guidelines
Thank you for being part of the NAHC Online Community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.
By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions, shared files, and content best suited to the medium. This is an excellent medium to solicit your peers' advice, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be directed to our Membership Team by emailing membership@NAHC.org.
Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions, contact the Membership Team. To preserve an environment that encourages civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone violating these rules.
Please respect others and focus on the posts’ content, not the contributor. Extend the benefit of the doubt to newer contributors – there are no stupid questions.
The community is created to share successes, challenges, constructive feedback, questions, and goals. Commercial messages promoting products or services in discussions or elsewhere will be removed. Do not include links to collect email addresses or other contact information in exchange for resources, webinars, etc.
When discussing products, use discretion. All Information posted is available for all to see and is subject to the law. Defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited.
For any offense listed above, NAHC implements a documented three-strike rule process as outlined below:
- Strike 1: A written warning and moderation of the content for either editing or removal.
- Strike 2: A written warning, removal of the content, in-person discussion with appropriate NAHC Staff, and 30-day suspension from NAHC Communities from the day of the infraction.
- Strike 3: A written warning, removal of the post, in-person discussion with appropriate NAHC Staff, and NAHC Communities account deactivation.
Respect intellectual property. Post content you have created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the creator.
When posting items in our collaborative environment, please indicate if the item is unavailable 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 by eliminating "noise."
Discussion Group Etiquette
State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search by subject.
Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals, not to the entire list. Use the "Reply to Sender" link in every message.
Do not send administrative messages, such as "remove me from the list," to the group. Instead, change your settings or remove yourself from a community. If you change email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address. You can update those settings here.
The Legal Stuff
This site is provided as a service for the members of NAHC. NAHC is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by NAHC or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall NAHC be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.
Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants NAHC members the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.
Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.
NAHC actively monitors the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, if any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of NAHC we will take appropriate action.
NAHC reserves the right to terminate access to any member who does not abide by these guidelines.
Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as noted below.
With Whom Do We Share the Personal Information We Collect Through This Site:
Our Service Providers
We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.
Government and Legal Disclosures
We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others.
Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet
While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies. For any other information please contact us using the Contact Us page.