A Note From IAA  



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

We understand that the world and our members are becoming more social and connecting online. As such we encourage all to participate in our online community. IAA hosts several pages on public platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and this online forum. All of these platforms are great tools to get the advice of your peers, learn from their experiences, and participate in an ongoing conversation. By participating on social platforms that are IAA branded, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines.

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions about these guidelines or the tools themselves, contact IAA at [email protected]

In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, IAA reserves the right to discipline forum users, delete posts, or terminate accounts for members who violate these rules.

The Rules

- Don’t attack others. The discussions on the community platforms are meant to stimulate conversation not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may.

- Don't post commercial messages. Contact people directly with product and service information if you believe it would help them.

- Collaborate messages should not contain promotional material, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. IAA reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations.  

- Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on any platform 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 and may be removed.

- Send your message only to the most appropriate platforms.

- 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.

- Remember that IAA and other participants have the right to reproduce postings.

Some general tips to help you maintain good etiquette when reproducing content.

- Be courteous. Please ask participants for permission to republish their words elsewhere (especially if elsewhere would be a publicly viewable setting).

- When citing IAA forum discussions, please include a link back to the original discussion or to the forum homepage.

Community Etiquette

- Transparency is very important in gaining trust in online relationships, therefore be clear who you are and who you work for when posting on any platform.

- Decide which platform is best for your message. Just sharing a link? Twitter might be best. Sharing an article with your comments? Then Facebook might be better. Want to start conversations around a topic? That is best served in Linked in or on the online forum.

Edited: 2 years  ago

What a great idea!  Thank you for putting this together.


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