The ACA encourages comments and opinions from visitors of our websites and ACA’s social media communities. Constructive criticism and healthy debate are welcome, as long as they do not stray off-topic, are appropriate in nature, and are beneficial to other readers.
On ACA-managed social media communities such as Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn, any comments that violate the ACA policy will be removed after they are posted. Currently, all comments on ACA websites enter an approval queue for review by ACA before being posted on the websites.
Relevant and appropriate comments will be posted, but comments that are inappropriate will be removed from the ACA website, affiliated sites, and associated social media groups. Such comments include:
- Advertisements, promotions, or solicitations (including posts we feel are SPAM)
- Language that is degrading based on gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, or disability; profanity and obscenity, including sexually explicit language; and threatening, harassing, defamatory, or libelous material and language
- Material that infringes the copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property of any party
- Information that violates someone’s reasonable expectation of privacy
- Information you know to be confidential, sensitive, or otherwise unlawful
- Impersonation of anyone else
- Intentionally false or misleading statements including, but not limited to, fake positive reviews, fake negative reviews of competitors, or bogus blog postings
- Uses of the name or likeness of a third party for commercial purposes
- Comments that are irrelevant to the nature of the article or discussion thread.
All comments are the property of ACA and may be used, at its discretion, by ACA for promotional or educational purposes. ACA will not knowingly post content to an associated social media group that violates any rule or policy of that site, i.e., Facebook policies. Nevertheless, the ACA is not responsible for any actions resulting from the posting of a reader-submitted comment either on its websites or social media accounts.
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