Community Forum Guidelines

Community participants must adhere to the following rules:

  1. Sur Ron Pit Stop has made the Community available to participants for the purpose of providing a forum for the discussion of issues important to professionals involved in trade associations, professional societies, and other not-for-profit organizations.

  2. Sur Ron Pit Stop is making the Community available to participants for educational and informational purposes only. Sur Ron Pit Stop is not undertaking to render advice. Community participants must rely solely on their own judgment with respect to all issues discussed.  Sur Ron Pit Stop does not approve or endorse any specific practices that may be mentioned in the Community Forum. Sur Ron Pit Stop makes no representations or warranties regarding the experience, qualifications or information provided by Community Forum participants or otherwise provided using the Community.

  3. Information posted on the Community will not be treated as confidential and, therefore, should not disclose any confidential, proprietary, or sensitive business or other information. In fact, since any information posted on the Community may be downloaded, reproduced, and disseminated without the knowledge of user(s), users must use extreme care when posting or sending such information. 

  4. Users acknowledge and agree that they (i) will not have any copyright or other property rights in or to information that they (or others) post on the Community; (ii) specifically waive any such property rights; and (iii) hereby grant all users a license to use (including the right to publish) all information posted by them on the Community.

  5. Users are prohibited from using the Community to communicate about prices or terms of service, to exchange practice management or any other proprietary information, or otherwise communicate in a manner that may violate federal or state antitrust laws.

  6. Discussion topics are not to be relied on as specific advice, and such responses are not intended to constitute practice guidelines or advice. 

  7. Users should exercise both common sense and courtesy in the messages they transmit on the Community and may not use the Community to transmit defamatory, obscene, and otherwise offensive communications.   

  8. Users may not post or distribute files, articles or other information subject to trademark, copyright, or other proprietary rights, except with the express consent of the owner of the rights.

  9. Users are prohibited from posting commercial messages or promotions, advertising, or selling goods or services.

  10. Users must respect the security of the Community Forum and may not attempt to gain access or provide access to areas private to Sur Ron Pit Stop or the Community Forum.

  11. Users are prohibited from using the Community Forum for any purpose that may be illegal.  For example, the Community Forum may not be used to solicit or disseminate information having to do with, or to conduct any activity relating to, illegal drugs, pornography, gambling, spreading computer viruses, software infringement, trafficking in credit card codes, price-fixing, illegal boycotts, or other crimes.

  12. The Community Forum may not be used in a manner that violates applicable federal, state or local laws, Sur Ron Pit Stop bylaws or any other policies, procedures, rules, or regulations of Sur Ron Pit Stop.

  13. Sur Ron Pit Stop will deny access to the Community to any individual who has not agreed to the terms of these Rules and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (i) remove any postings or other content that is not consistent with these Rules or otherwise not in the best interests of Sur Ron Pit Stop; and (ii) suspend or terminate access to the Community for violations of these Rules or for otherwise acting in a manner contrary to the interests of Sur Ron Pit Stop.