Discussion Group Policies

I.  Membership Benefit 
The ISM-GGR listserv is provided as a service of the National Association of Purchasing Management – Greater Grand Rapids.  Subscription to the list is a no-cost privilege provided to our membership.  Only current members will be permitted to participate.  However, prospective members, which have not been members of ISM-GGR during the preceding twelve months, may be provided with access to the Discussion Group for a trial period of up to thirty days.

II.  Editorial Control 
ISM-GGR does not undertake editorial control of postings or actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings. All action relative to a specific message can only occur after posting.  However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to ISM-GGR's attention, ISM-GGR will take all appropriate action which may include removal from the Discussion Group. 

III.  Disclaimer 
The opinions and information posted on this site are those of the originator only.  Neither ISM-GGR nor any of ISM-GGR's member businesses/organizations accept responsibility for these messages.  None of the opinions expressed by the membership should be considered as legal advice and counsel.  ISM-GGR disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by ISM-GGR or any third party.  ISM-GGR merely provides an open forum in which opinions and/or conversations may occur.  This disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness.  

In no event shall ISM-GGR 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.  ISM-GGR does not warrant (expressed or implied) the confidentiality of information posted to this site to a specific target group. 

IV.  Defamation 
Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive or illegal materials.  Individuals posting to this site should familiarize themselves with developing legal opinion with regards to slander and libel. 

V.  Copyright
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 it owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner or that the material is an original work and that the author is placing it in the public domain. 

VI.  Local Systems 
Care should be given by each list member to ensure that their local computer system continues to operate without causing detrimental impact to ISM-GGR or the Discussion Group system. These include proper use of "vacation" programs, email forwarding and the like.  While ISM-GGR will endeavor to work with individual members who experience problems, the operators of the Discussion Group system reserve the right to discontinue, either temporarily or permanently, access to any user whose local system causes problems for the Discussion Group system itself. 

VII.  Termination 
ISM-GGR reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines. 

VIII.  Common Etiquette 
Do not attack or criticize individuals.
Use upper and lower case letters, all CAPS is SHOUTING.
Be considerate of spelling limitations; it's the information and thoughts that are important.
Summarize and post responses to surveys or post information to the whole listserv if you feel it is appropriate.
Include a subject header that accurately reflects the message content.