Rules and Etiquette
Thank you for being part of Network.NAFSA. To
ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some
basic guidelines for participation.
By joining and using any community within Network.NAFSA, you agree that you
have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to post
only discussions, shared files, and content that is best suited to the medium.
Network.NAFSA is a great platform to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit
from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions
should be directed to our Web Master via the Contact Us link on this site.
Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. In
order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue,
we reserve the right to suspend or terminate participation in Network.NAFSA for
anyone who violates these rules.
• Discussions and comments
are meant to stimulate conversation, not to create contention. Do not challenge
or attack others. Let others have their say, just as you may.
• Do not post commercial messages in any discussion thread,
community, resource library entry, or other area where others might see it.
includes, but is not limited to, endorsements, advertisements, or promotion of
products or services not affiliated with NAFSA.
• Use caution when discussing products. Information posted in
the communities 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
• Do not post any information or other material protected by
copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. Please note
carefully all items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules below,
particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted. See
the Legal Stuff below.
• Remember that other participants may reproduce postings
from this site (see Legal Stuff below), and that content is not confidential.
• Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate
communities or libraries. Do not post the same message to multiple communities.
Messages inappropriate to the community may be removed.
• All messages must add to the body of knowledge. NAFSA
reserves the right to reject any message for any reason.
• Include a signature tag on
all messages. Include your name, affiliation, and 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.
• Send a message to the entire community only when it
contains information that everyone can benefit from.
• If you concur with a previous post you do not need to
reiterate the same message, simply click the recommend button to acknowledge
your support of the response.
• Do not send administrative messages, such as remove me from
the community. Instead, change your settings or to remove yourself from a
community through your profile. If you are changing e-mail addresses, you do
not need to remove yourself from the community and rejoin under your new e-mail address. Simply change your settings.
The Legal Stuff
This site is provided as a service for the
field of international education by NAFSA: Association of International
Educators (NAFSA). NAFSA is not responsible for the opinions and information
posted on this site by users. Opinions are those of the individual and do not
represent NAFSA. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted
on this site, whether posted by NAFSA or any third party; this disclaimer
includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event
shall NAFSA 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
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 NAFSA and users
of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish,
distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.
NAFSA may monitor the site for inappropriate postings and may remove any posts
it deems inappropriate. NAFSA reserves the right to moderate any and all
NAFSA also reserves the right to moderate, suspend, or terminate access to any
user who does not abide by these guidelines at the sole discretion of NAFSA.