& ETIQUETTE AND PRIVACY GUIDELINES
Thank you for
being part of our 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 and
shared files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great
medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their
experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be
directed to our member services department via the Contact Us link
on this site.
Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you
have questions, contact the member services department. In order to preserve an
environment that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the
right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who
violate these rules.
The Rules of TIA
You agree to abide by the antitrust laws of the United
States and you agree to not post or discuss anything related to pricing,
pricing policies, future plans, restraint of trade agreements, costs, or
boycotts of products or companies. These types of discussion are strictly
prohibited. TIA, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to terminate any
company or individual for any violation of these rules
not post any confidential materials to the site or share any confidential
thoughts or knowledge.
· Respect others. Do not post any material that
may be considered racist or sexist. TIA reserves the right to determine in its
sole discretion if language in a post is offensive, sexist, or racist and TIA
is free to take any action including but not limited to the termination of the
individual or company from use of the TIA system.
- Please focus on the content of
posts and not on the people making them. Please extend the benefit of the
doubt to newer guests and members; there’s no such thing as a stupid
- 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
is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander,
and antitrust laws.
- All defamatory, abusive, profane,
threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do
not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you
would not want anyone to know came from you.
- 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 by eliminating "noise."
Discussion Group Etiquette
- State concisely and clearly the
topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond
more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to
search the archives by subject.
- Send messages such as
"thanks for the information" or "me, too" to
individuals, not to the entire list. Do this by using the "Reply to
Sender" link in 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. Simply
change your settings.
The Legal Stuff
This site is provided as a service for the members of Telecommunications
Industry Association (TIA). TIA 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 TIA or any third
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fitness. In no event shall TIA 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
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site 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.
TIA does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not
on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that
any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of TIA we will take all
appropriate action and have the right and authority to take unilateral actions
based on TIA’s sole discretion.
TIA reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by
these guidelines, violates the law in any manner, or allows membership to lapse
in TIA. A lapsed member of TIA may not request removal of all or
part of any activity posted to the site during the course of membership. These
guidelines may be updated from time-to-time at the sole discretion of TIA.
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