Code of Conduct

Community Rules & Etiquette and Privacy Guidelines

Wait! Before you skim and just hit “okay”…

We all skip reading user agreements from time to time, so we’ve pulled out the most important points and put them at the top. Please read through this information and know that by using this site, you agree to all of the rules and guidelines on this page. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Alliance Rules & Etiquette

Thank you for being part of our community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to use it for discussions and shared files that are 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.

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions, contact Member Services at membership@aam-us.org or 866-226-2150. 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 rules. Technical issues should be directed to our help desk

The Rules

  • 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 you may.

  • Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the lists and in the libraries is available for all 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 you. 

  • Please note carefully all items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules below, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted.
     
  • 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.

  • We welcome posts about: 
    • Opportunities and deadlines from museums and other cultural organizations to submit papers for publication, session proposals for conferences, or nominations & entries for awards and competitions.

  • Do NOT post: 

    • Commercial messages on any discussion list in any forum. Instead reply directly to individuals with product and service information if you believe it would help them. 
    • Job postings or open position listings. Instead, use JobHQ. 
    • Registration and deadline promotions for conferences and educational workshops, courses etc. Instead, please contact communications@aam-us.org.
  • All messages must add to the body of knowledge. We reserve the right to reject any message for any reason.

Discussion Group Etiquette

  • Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation, location. 

  • 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. 

  • Include only the relevant portions of the original message in your reply. Delete any header information, and put your response before the original posting. 

  • Only send a message to the entire list when it contains information that everyone can benefit from. 

  • 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 settings.

  • Warn other list subscribers of lengthy messages either in the subject line or at the beginning of the message body with a line that says "Long Message."The American Alliance of Museums reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

The Legal Stuff


YOU SHOULD READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN THIS
TERMS OF USE AND SERVICES AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) BECAUSE THEY GOVERN YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE LOCATED AT http://www.aam-us.org AND ANY RELATED SERVICES, SOFTWARE FUNCTIONALITY, DISCUSSION FORA, RESOURCES, AND/OR OTHER MATERIALS LOCATED THEREON (collectively, the “Site”). AAM IS WILLING TO LICENSE TO YOU THE RIGHT TO USE THE SITE ONLY ON THE CONDITION THAT YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE HEREBY INSTRUCTED TO STOP USE OF THE SITE. 

Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy

Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, 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 noted below.

With Whom Do We Share the Personal Information We Collect Through This Site

Our Service Providers. 
We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf. 

Business Transfers. 
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 still be subject to this Privacy Policy. 

Government and Legal Disclosures 
We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when 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.

External Sites

We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

Cookies

A "cookie" is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows us to recognize you each time you visit this site (personalization, etc). Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and we do not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies may also be used by 3rd party content providers such as newsfeeds.

Remember 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