Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by The Field Engineer, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.
1. Your The Field Engineer Account If you create an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account. You must immediately notify The Field Engineer of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. The Field Engineer will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
2. Responsibility of Contributors If you post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party; if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content; you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms; the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content; the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing); the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party; your content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods; your content is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company; and you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by The Field Engineer or otherwise.
3. User Content License User contributions are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, The Field Engineer has the right (though not the obligation) to, in The Field Engineer’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in The Field Engineer’s reasonable opinion, violates any The Field Engineer policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in The Field Engineer’s sole discretion. The Field Engineer will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
4. Payment and Renewal General Terms Optional paid services or upgrades may be available on the Website. When utilizing an optional paid service or upgrade, you agree to pay The Field Engineer the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated. Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you begin utilizing the service or upgrade and will cover the use of that service or upgrade for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. These fees are not refundable.
Automatic Renewal Unless you notify The Field Engineer before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel a service or upgrade, your subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Subscriptions can be canceled at any time.
5. Services Hosting, Support Services Optional Hosting and Support services may be provided by The Field Engineer under the terms and conditions for each such service. By signing up for a Hosting/Support or Support services account, you agree to abide by such terms and conditions.
6. Responsibility of Website Visitors The Field Engineer has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, The Field Engineer does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. The Field Engineer disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
7. Content Posted on Other Websites We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which The Field Engineer links, and that link to The Field Engineer. The Field Engineer does not have any control over those non-The Field Engineer websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-The Field Engineer website or webpage, The Field Engineer does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or The Field Engineer. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Field Engineer disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-The Field Engineer websites and webpages.
8. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy As The Field Engineer asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by The Field Engineer violates your copyright, and if this website resides in the USA, you are encouraged to notify The Field Engineer in accordance with The Field Engineer’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. The Field Engineer will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. The Field Engineer will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of The Field Engineer or others. In the case of such termination, The Field Engineer will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to The Field Engineer.
9. Intellectual Property This Agreement does not transfer from The Field Engineer to you any The Field Engineer or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with The Field Engineer. The Field Engineer, The Field Engineer, the The Field Engineer logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with The Field Engineer, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Field Engineer or The Field Engineer’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any The Field Engineer or third-party trademarks.
10. Advertisements The Field Engineer reserves the right to display advertisements on your content.
11. Changes The Field Engineer reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. The Field Engineer may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
12. Termination The Field Engineer may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your The Field Engineer account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
13. Disclaimer of Warranties The Website is provided “as is”. The Field Engineer and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither The Field Engineer nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that cess thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
14. Limitation of Liability In no event will The Field Engineer, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to The Field Engineer under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. The Field Engineer shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
16. Indemnification You agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Field Engineer, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
17. Miscellaneous This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between The Field Engineer and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of The Field Engineer, or by the posting by The Field Engineer of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of England and Wales., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in London. England. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in San Francisco, California, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; The Field Engineer may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated September 9, 2021.
Originally adapted from the WordPress Terms of Service.
Rules aside, there are a few things that we hope you’ll do around this place. They are:
Don’t be afraid to ask ‘stupid questions’. Someone else will learn from every stupid question that you ask. Be positive and constructive. Share your challenges and wins. Share your mistakes and subsequent learning. Share your plans, strategies and goals. Tell us about events that you’re planning on attending. Offer your feedback on what happens here. This community belongs to all of us.
The 3 Golden Rules
This community differs a little from most in that you – the members – are community professionals who know the drill. For that reason, a long list of what you can and can’t do probably isn’t necessary.
So to keep things brief, there are three guildelines to note:
No spam No pornography No personal attacks
Your Participation Counts
We’re all about reciprocity. We’ll help you with your plans and goals, and we’ll celebrate your wins. In return we ask that you help influence the future of this community by choosing to start (and engage in) discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be.
Discourse provides tools that empower you to collectively identify the type of content that you want to see. Please use those tools. Here are some examples of ways that you can do that:
If You See a Problem, Flag It
Flags on Discourse behave a little differently from flags on more traditional platforms. If a post is flagged as inappropriate by more than one person (of TL1 or above), the post is automatically hidden and:
the post author sees
Your post was flagged by the community. Please see your private messages.
the community sees
This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden. View hidden content. staff sees the actual post, as posted, in a dimmed state to indicate it has been hidden for others.
A friendly private message is sent to the author of the post, describing what happened, and letting them know that a considered edit of any kind is enough to un-hide the post.
Use the Like button
Fairly self-explanatory… Discourse provides an ‘anti-fluff’ mechanism in the form of a Like button.
Reply as a Linked Post
Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic (to the right of the post body).
Terms of Service
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