SV Wellness Community Etiquette

Updated January, 2016

SV wants the community of all stripes to come together, learn, network, and share. We created this community space with the goal of expanding growth opportunities of all kinds for our community. We believe an explicit community etiquette is a great way to help us stay aligned with this goal and with our core values, TAGFEE.

We value the participation of each member of the online community and want everyone to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, everyone is expected to show respect and courtesy to others. This code of conduct applies to all SV Wellness sponsored spaces, including our blogs, content, mailing lists, question and answer forums, private messages, personal profiles, company profiles, and more as well as any other spaces that SV Wellnesss hosts, both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of SV Wellness.

This code of conduct is also part of the SV Wellness Terms of Use, so please review those as well.

Offensive, Provocative, and Defamatory Content

All communication on the SV Wellness sites should be appropriate for a professional community with people of many different backgrounds. Please be kind to others; do not insult them or put them down. Do not use our site or tools to engage in personal attacks, defamation, harassment, spam, offensive content, inappropriately aggressive behavior, or any illegal activities.

SV Wellness is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of anyone in any form.

Harassment includes:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices in the various forms of personal attacks, defamation, and harassment.
  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names.
  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they’re not appropriate.
  • Inappropriately aggressive behavior or threats of violence.
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm.
  • Deliberate intimidation.
  • Stalking or following.
  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes.
  • Sustained disruption of discussion.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.
  • Unwelcomed and unsolicited communication to community members about products and services.

Ultimately, what constitutes harassment can be subjective and we reserve the right to terminate or restrict access to a User’s account and to delete any content posted through it, without notice and at our discretion, if we deem it to be engaging in any of the behavior above.

Content Ownership

As discussed in the TOU, by posting or contributing content, you are granting SV Wellness a license to this content.

Off-Topic Comments

We cherish the sense of community, friendship, and humor frequently demonstrated in the off-topic comments. However, our goal is to provide highly relevant content, and to help maintain the focus of the site, we may remove off-topic comments or comment sub-threads after three replies. We believe this is a solid compromise between our interest in providing highly relevant content and fostering a fun, friendly community.

Thumbs

Please do not use thumbs for personal attacks, inappropriately aggressive behavior, or harassment. We may remove thumbs and accounts that engage in thumb abuse. We will not reward Moz Points, corresponding rewards, or blog post promotions to those who game and abuse the system, and this is entirely at our discretion.

Account Responsibility

If you have created a User account on a SV Wellness site, you are responsible for all content posted and activity that occurs under your account, even if content is posted by others who have access to your account. Please guard your account password diligently.

Misrepresentation

Please do not misrepresent yourself or take on the identity of someone else. If you believe that someone has misrepresented your identity on the site, please contact us at contact@siliconvalleywellnee.com

Promotional Content

We don’t mind if you promote a business, product, or service if the promotional content is valuable for SV Wellness community members and relevant to the discussion. However, whether promotional content is valuable to the community is entirely at our discretion, and we will remove any link we feel is not relevant to the discussion without notice.

To be a valuable and credible member of the community, please visibly disclose any commercial relationship you have with the promoted business, product, or service, including (without limitation) reciprocal advertising agreements, conflicts of interest, or other non-consumer relationships.

SV Wellness Content Disclaimer

This disclaimer applies to all content in the SV Wellness Blog, along with Q&A, and any other areas where users can submit or add content.

SV Wellness provides information and advice based on our experience, and most content onSV Wellness sites is based on opinions of the poster. We will sometimes limit information that we believe to be false or misleading; the practices of online marketing are rarely an exact science and your results applying this information may vary.

TheSV Wellness Blog and Q&A are comprised of content from multiple authors. Authors may beSV Wellness employees, guest bloggers, or community members like you. WhileSV Wellness reserves the right to review content on theSV Wellness Blog, we do not typically review Q&A.

Our Q&A service is mostly run through community volunteers and users like you. Please be mindful that we don’t review every question and answer, and you may not receive an answer to a question you ask at all.

If you have concerns, comments, or problems with any of the material you find on theSV Wellness Blog or our site, please feel free to contact us.

Ultimately, if you have concerns, comments, or problems with any of the material you find on theSV Wellness Blog or our site, please feel free to contact us at contact@siliconvalleywellness.com