PPA believes that the photography community prospers when we work together. We support all photographers and reject discrimination based on age, race, disability, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation and expression.
We recognize and embrace our similarities and differences, encourage opportunities to learn from our members, and cultivate inclusive communication and multicultural skills for the betterment of the photography community.
Use of the Site: theLoop website hosts a blog and a self-moderated forum, both of which are equipped with commenting facilities. While we invite you to share your opinions and questions in this way, they must not be used to distribute spam messages, post commercial advertisements, or to spread links to malicious or dangerous websites. We do retain the right to moderate any comment or written content submitted to theLoop website and remove any content deemed to have violated our policies.
Disclaimer: All of the content posted on theLoop website is member/opinion based. PPA does not edit, check, or verify the accuracy of any of the member-posted content. We cannot guarantee either its accuracy or safety of any external links it might contain or responses to requested advice.
The following content is prohibited on theLoop:
Online Community Etiquette:
PPA online communities, including theLoop, ourPPA LinkedIn group, any PPA managed social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, are here for PPA members and others in our photography group to share ideas, thoughts, and experiences about professional photography. As the host of these communities, PPA is committed to creating a fun and beneficial experience for all. These communities do not exist to foster attacks against others or PPA. Any attacks, personal criticisms, or threats are outside of the defined purpose of PPA’s online community and will not be tolerated.
The first violation will result in immediate and permanent suspension of all online community participation privileges, along with revoked access to any and all platforms facilitated by PPA. These platforms include theLoop, OurPPA Forums, any PPA managed social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram or Pinterest and ourPPA LinkedIn groups. You may petition the Community Coordinator to regain access at email@example.com.
Violations: PPA reserves the right to take immediate action on any post that we feel violates the rules of conduct outlined above. That action includes, but is not limited to, issuing warnings, removing content and terminating accounts and/or subscriptions.
PPA reserves the right to remove any content we deem inappropriate for use in the community, and/or to revoke any member's access to the community at any time and for any reason. However, because situations and interpretations vary, we also reserve the right to take no action.
If you are a victim of, or witness to inappropriate content in any of the PPA online communities’ discussion threads, resource libraries, or member profiles, please notify PPA immediately by emailing our Community Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Jumbo (a.k.a. The Fine Print)
This site is provided as a service for the members of Professional Photographers of America (PPA). PPA is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. PPA disclaims all warranties with regards to information posted on this platform, whether posted by PPA or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall PPA 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.
Members of this site may not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive or illegal materials. Members of this site may not post any information or other materials 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 PPA and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other materials.
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.
PPA 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 PPA, we will take all appropriate actions.
PPA reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by the above guidelines.