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We are dedicated to ensuring that the OurPPA Community Forum is conducted on a high professional level in keeping with standards espoused in PPA's Code of Ethics and making it as useful as possible to our members.
The OurPPA Community Forum is maintained by Professional Photographers of America. Most of the discussions are maintained as open, or public forums. Professional Photographers of America (PPA) reserves the right to create member only topics.
Because this is a community of professionals, we require that you include your first and last name in your user profile if you don't already have your full name as your username. Anonymous posts will be deleted. To edit your profile, click the User CP link at the top of the page. (http://www.ppa.com/community/forums/usercp.php)
Discussions on the OurPPA Community Forum should be limited to areas of interest and concern to working professional photographers.
Participation on this forum is at the sole discretion of the owners who may remove any posts found to be unsuitable.
Off topic discussions may be terminated or shifted to an appropriate forum.
No off-topic Advertisements. If you wish to post product information for the benefit of our members, please only do it in the context of one of the current discussions. (For example, if the wedding photographers are discussing wedding films, and you know of a new film it is appropriate to post it in that message list.)
No profanity or vulgarity is allowed.
No personal attacks. It's O.K. to attack the idea but not the person. Heated discussions are welcome, but flaming is not allowed. Sometimes it will be necessary to agree to disagree and move on.
If you feel that someone is not playing by the rules, let us know: PPA Service Center.
We cannot monitor every message, therefore, if you see what you think is a problem or inappropriate posting let us know by private e-mail. The list moderators will enforce the rules at their discretion and will deny access to any infringers, violators, or transgressors. Promoting or encouraging illegal activities in this venue is strictly prohibited.
In keeping with PPA's strong stance on the issue, you may not post copyrighted, trademarked or other proprietary material without the express written permission of the owner of that copyright.
You're liable for anything you post.
In responding to a post, please only quote the portion of that message that relates to your response. Repeating the previous post with an "I agree" at the bottom is not allowed. Keep the reposting of someone else's remarks to an absolute minimum. A good "Rule of Thumb" says that what you say should be longer than what you're quoting. Keep your reference quotes as short as possible. Remember, everyone's read the original post.
We reserve the right to edit, copy, publish, distribute and/or translate the material within the forum or within the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) web site.
By posting to this forum, you agree to indemnify the owners and moderators for any damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees that come about as a result of your activities on the forum. This indemnification includes, but is not limited to any claims for copyright violation, trademark violation or any other violation relating to protected material or any claim of libel, defamation or slander. The owners/moderators shall not be liable for any damages or losses which result to you from your use of or participation in this forum.
In participating in this list, you agree that any disputes between you and the forum owner will be governed by the laws of the state of the State of Georgia, County of Fulton.
Violations of the rules of the OurPPA could result in the following actions.
- First violation will result in an email warning.
- Second violation will result in a temporary blocking of posting permission.
- Third violation will result in the user being banned.
The preceding constitutes the entire agreement between the users and the list owners. The rules and procedures may change from time to time at the sole discretion of the list owners.
Thank you for taking the time to read the rules. We encourage you to start contributing or lurking on the OurPPA Community Forum.