Our goal is to make all APViewpoint members to feel welcome, respected and safe, and we hope to help make others feel the same. Before posting a conversation or comment, ask yourself, “could this harm a colleague?” If so, keep it out of the community.

Profanity and name-calling are not allowed in the forum. While we all have different language norms, please err on the side of caution and honor any requests to moderate your tone, especially in another member’s conversation. Conversation titles and display names must never be used in conjunction with profanity.

Speech that APViewpoint's community team finds to be an attack on—including but not limited to—a social, racial, religious, or ethnic group, or a member of such a group is a violation of the Code of Conduct.

Advisor Perspectives reserves the right to modify or remove any content that it deems inappropriate.

Ad hominem attacks, broadly defined as personal rebukes, are unacceptable. If you cannot engage constructively with another member, it is your responsibility to leave the thread, and, if the situation deems it appropriate, to report his/her behavior. If you respond in kind, you will be held accountable to the Code of Conduct.

If a member asks you to stop interacting with him/her (or APViewpoint team does so on the member’s behalf), you must avoid directing comments or making indirect references to him/her. Depending on the circumstances, you may be asked not to comment on any future posts or comments authored by another member—please respect that request.

Physical threats, derailing/hijacking comments on a conversation, starting conversations about specific members, and other bullying tactics are all Code of Conduct violations.

Impersonation of other members or APViewpoint staff is a violation of the Code of Conduct.

Whether or not you think you know the identity of another member, exposing identifying information about other APViewpoint members (other than that displayed on a member’s profile) violates this Code of Conduct and the Terms of Use.

Unless a member has entered information in his/her profile and/or discussed it in the context of a conversation or comment, you cannot reveal any member’s personally identifiable information to another APViewpoint member.

Community members are not permitted to engage in commercial promotion on APViewpoint. If you participate on APViewpoint, you are required to disclose any relevant conflicts of interest. As a guideline, financial conflicts of interest may include consulting fees, royalties, equity, or other remuneration from a company that could be directly affected by the information contributed. APViewpoint's Terms of Use states you must disclose any conflict of interest within the comment or post to which the conflict pertains.

If you are posting a link to an article, book, or blog you have authored, make sure the content is relevant and adds value to the community. If you are unsure whether a post or reference is inappropriate check with the APViewpoint team, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , before publishing.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Code of Conduct, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. If you wish to report a Code of Conduct violation, please include a link to the content you believe to be in violation of the Code. The APViewpoint team makes judgments and takes warranted action on all observed or submitted cases.

Possible actions in response to Code of Conduct violations include a warning to, suspension of, or permanent deactivation of the offending member. APViewpoint keeps an historical record of all conduct situations and judges consequences based on that context ; not just the most recent infraction. The APViewpoint team reserves the right to modify or retract member privileges at any time at its sole discretion.

Updated November 11, 2013