Code of Conduct

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NWEA provides the NWEA Connection as a service to its users, customers and partners, to help them exchange ideas, tips, information, and techniques related to our products and services. The community is here for the enjoyment and benefit of all members and are accessible to all who register and are 13 years of age or older. Like any community, NWEA Connection is most valuable when everyone adheres to certain basic guidelines and rules for online behavior. These guidelines and rules are presented here so that you know what is expected of you and what you can expect from other participants. Activity within our community is governed by the site’s Terms of Use and the terms in this Code of Conduct.

 

IMPORTANT

 

NWEA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to at any time and without notice:

  • Edit and/or remove any post containing or linking to material in violation of the Code of Conduct or the Terms of Use.
  • Disable the membership of any user who violates the Code of Conduct or the Terms of Use.
  • If you have any doubts about whether your post or link may violate the Code of Conduct or the Terms of Use, please ask a NWEA employee before posting.
  • Update this Code of Conduct.  You agree to periodically review the Code of Conduct.

 

THE RULES

 

Keep it relevant

For everyone's benefit please stay on topic. The community is specifically provided to allow users, customers and partners of NWEA to help each other in using products and services from NWEA. Please refrain from discussing personal matters, abusing any company or product, selling outside services or products or, in general, from posting in a manner unrelated to the resolution of issues regarding NWEA products and services. Please report any misuse of site to Community Leadership team.

 

Keep it courteous

Everyone wants to have a positive experience while on NWEA Connection - please make sure that you are not detracting from any other user's experience. In particular, please refrain from posting anything unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, profane, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable or injurious to third parties.

Your opinions are always welcome, but personal attacks and harassment ("flaming") in either the community or through messaging are not acceptable. Respect the contributions by all members.

 

Keep it clear

Please communicate clearly so everyone may understand. Avoid using slang, "net speak" or any other wording which might be difficult for all users to understand.  We are a diverse community and seek to provide a comfortable environment where you can get help from other users like yourself.  This can only happen if we can understand each other. As you create content remember to: title your contribution so it is clear to members what is you are sharing; and (ii) tag content.

 

Keep it spam-free - this means NO SELLING

This community is provided as a service to NWEA users, customers and partners and is not intended for the promotion of outside services, products, websites, or organizations. Posting content that would constitute advertising, marketing, sales pitches, junk mail, spam, chain letters, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation will not be allowed. Such content will be deleted without notice and your profile may be disabled or banned.

 

Be careful

Engage and interact with community members as an individual using your name and not as a company, organization or commercial entity. You should not post personal information publicly on the community including your name and address, age, phone number, or Social Security Number.  When in doubt as to whether information should be made public, do not reveal it here or elsewhere. Most people in NWEA Connection are happy to help out, but remember that their advice is theirs only and that you are responsible for deciding whether or not to follow it. If the advice given by a user sounds wrong to you, do not try it. You are responsible for keeping your password and profile details private and confidential.

 

SPECIAL ROLES

 

NWEA Employees

NWEA employees may participate in the community, but are advised to be identified by their employee email.  All NWEA employees are bound by the NWEA Employee Guide and NWEA Code of Conduct, as well as NWEA's Security policies when accessing, using, or participating in the community. NWEA employees are encouraged to participate in this community, but are reminded that their activities here are governed by NWEA's Social Media Policy. Employees engaged in Social Media or networking related to NWEA in any manner or to any of its products or services must disclose their relationship to NWEA.

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