Community Rules & Etiquette and Privacy Guidelines
you for being part of the ISBA Engage community. To ensure the best possible
experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for
joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow
these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions and shared
files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great medium
with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience,
and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be directed to our
Member Services department via the Contact Us link on this site.
take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have
questions, contact the member services department. In order to preserve a
climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right
to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violate these
- Don't challenge
or attack others. The discussions and comments are meant to stimulate
conversation not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as
- Don't post
commercial messages (including non-bar
sponsored CLE) on any discussion list, resource library entry, or
other area where others might see it. Contact people directly with product
and service information if you believe it would help them.
- Use caution when
discussing products. Information posted on the lists and in the libraries
is available for all members of the specific community to see, and
comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
- All defamatory,
abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are
strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the
world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from
- Please note
carefully all items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules below,
particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information
- Remember that
other participants have the right to reproduce postings to this site
unless you specify otherwise.
- Post your
message or documents only to the most appropriate lists or libraries. Do
not spam several lists or libraries with the same message.
All messages must add to the body of knowledge. We reserve the right to
reject any message for any reason.
- Include a
signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation,
- State concisely
and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members
to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for
members to search the archives by subject.
- Only send a
message to the entire list when it contains information that everyone can
- Send messages
such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to
individuals--not to the entire list. Do this by using the "Reply to
Sender" link to the left of every message.
- Do not send
administrative messages, such as remove me from the list. Instead, use the
web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list.
If you are changing e-mail addresses, you do not need to remove yourself
from the list and rejoin under your new e-mail address. Simply change your
site is provided as a service for the members of The Iowa State Bar
Association. The Iowa State Bar Association is not responsible for the
opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all
warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by The
Iowa State Bar Association or any third party; this disclaimer includes all
implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall The Iowa State
Bar Association 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.
post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal
materials. Do not post any information or other material 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 The Iowa State Bar Association and users of this site
the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute,
transmit, print, and use such information or other material.
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.
Iowa State Bar Association 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 The Iowa State Bar Association we will take all appropriate
Iowa State Bar Association reserves the right to terminate access to any user
who does not abide by these guidelines.
Notice For Claims Of Intellectual Property Or
Copyright Infringement; Agent For Notice Of Infringement
If you believe that your work has been copied
in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property
rights have been otherwise violated, please provide MSBA’s Copyright Agent the
(a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized
to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property
(b) a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that
you claim has been infringed;
(c) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located
on the MSBA site;
(d) your address, telephone number, and email address;
(e) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use
is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; AND
(f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above
information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or
intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or
intellectual property owner's behalf.
The MSBA's agent for notice of claims of copyright
or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
Harry Shipley, Assistant Executive Director
The Iowa State Bar Association
625 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
By phone: 515-697-7868
By fax: 515-243-2511
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
respect your privacy
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address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or
rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as
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affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that
help process credit card payments. Our service providers are required by
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Your personal information may be transferred to another entity (either an
affiliated entity or an unrelated third party) in connection with a merger,
reorganization, dissolution or similar corporate event. If such a transfer were
ever to occur, the acquiring entity’s use of your personal information will
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we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or
a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as
fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other
agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights,
property or safety of our company, our users, or others.
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party content providers such as newsfeeds.
The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet
While we do our best
to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any
information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for
maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In
addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our
site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore
we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please
contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their
privacy policies. For any other information please contact us using
the Contact Us page.