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Social Media Guidelines- added 4/1/12:
Our discussion boards and social media presences (such as Facebook, YouTube, Foursquare, and other social sites) are governed by the following set of community standards. Listed below are some, though not all, violations that may result in the termination or suspension of your user account and/or access to this website and/or our discussion boards and/or our social media sites. Please familiarize yourself with them. By posting on our discussion boards or our social media sites, you indicate that you accept the Terms of Service.
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To report any violations of the Terms of Service, please use the “Contact Webmaster” links on our websites or email email@example.com to notify us of a possible violation. Our moderation team will review all comments and take appropriate action for each.
The NCA online communities should be friendly, informative, and enjoyable for all of our members. We reserve the right, but shall not be obligated to remove any material that does not comply with our Terms of Service without prior warning or further explanation. We also reserve the right to revoke posting privileges at our discretion and without warning.
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b. You will not post information on or download information from any of the Sites unless you have all rights and authority necessary to do so.
c. You will not post any inappropriate, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, potentially libelous or slanderous, infringing, harmful, harassing, threatening, illegal or other material or information that NCA in its sole discretion views as objectionable, including but not limited to text, graphics, audio and video files.
d. You will not defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, embarrass, cause distress, unwanted attention or discomfort or otherwise violate the legal rights (including without limitation rights of privacy and publicity) of any User or representative of NCA.
e. You may express your disagreement with someone’s point-of-view but personal attacks, or attacks based on another person’s race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or other such condition or circumstance, are strictly prohibited.
f. You will not impersonate another person or entity, including but not limited to an NCA representative, or communicate under a false name or a name that you are not entitled or authorized to use.
g. You will not post surveys, contests, chain letters, pyramid schemes, unnecessarily long messages, unnecessary or repetitive posts, multiple ratings for the same item, meaningless text, spamming, offensive declarations or other similarly disruptive content.
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j. You will not attempt to “crack,” “hack,” “bomb,” manipulate or otherwise gain unauthorized access to another User’s user name(s) or other information, NCA servers, NCA software or areas of the Sites not intended for your access.
k. You will not post, transmit or distribute any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or other forms of solicitation to Users, individuals or entities, except in areas designated by NCA for such purposes.
l. You will not harvest, mine or otherwise collect or store personal information about others, including without limitation e-mail addresses and User profiles.
m. You will not use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," etc., that accesses any Site in a manner that sends more request messages to the NCA servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, NCA grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from any Site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. NCA reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.
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