Comment Policy

Comment Policy for AIA Pittsburgh

Thank you for being part of our online community. To ensure the best possible experience for all users, we have established these rules of conduct applicable to all of those who participation.

The Rules

Comments let you start discussions, ask questions, and share your opinions.

Do not intimidate, attack, or harass other users.  The Discussions on our site are meant to stimulate conversation, not to create contention.  Be courteous; let other users have their say, just as you may.

Do not post commercial messages.

Use caution when discussing products.  Information posted on our sites is available for all to see, and is subject to libel, slander, and antitrust law.

Do not use profanity, vulgarity, obscenities, or inappropriate language.

Do not encourage or direct users to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another’s business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade.

Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are prohibited: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profit margins, or cost date; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.

Do not harass, abuse, or threaten another’s personal safety or property, make false statements, defame, or impersonate someone else.

Do not post anything on our sites that you would not want to be made public, or that you would not want anyone to know was authored by you.

If your comments consistently or intentionally make the community a less civil place to be, you and your comments will be excluded.

AIA Pittsburgh reserves the right to refuse or remove any comment.

DISCLAIMERS

AIA Pittsburgh online communities are provided as a service of AIA Pittsburgh.

AIA Pittsburgh is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on our sites;  Columns, AIA Pittsburgh website, member forums, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.  The comments, views and opinions expressed in the online communities are not adopted by AIA Pittsburgh or any of its affiliated organizations and should not be construed as adopted by AIA Pittsburgh or any affiliated organizations.

Warranty Disclaimer. AIA and AIA Pittsburgh online community sites are provided “as is” and the AIA and AIA Pittsburgh disclaim, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any and all representations and warranties, whether express or implied, including without limitation, implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. The AIA and AIA Pittsburgh make no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of our sites’ content and do not endorse any user content posted on our sites. The AIA and AIA Pittsburgh assume no liability or responsibility for any errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of any content; personal injury or property damage of any nature whatever resulting from your access to and use of our sites; any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our sites; any bugs or viruses which may be transmitted to or through our sites by any third party. The AIA and AIA Pittsburgh do not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through our sites or any hyperlinked site, or featured in any banner or other advertising, and the AIA and AIA Pittsburgh will not be a party to or in any way responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services.

Limitation of Liability. Under no circumstances will the AIA, AIA Pittsburgh or their affiliates be liable to any user for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages arising from any provision of these conduct rules or your use of our sites. You specifically acknowledge that the AIA shall not be liable for user content or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.

Indemnity. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the AIA, AIA Pittsburgh and their Board of Directors, members, affiliates, components, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from your use of and access to our community sites; your violation of any of these conduct rules; your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any copyright, trademark, property, or privacy right; any claim that one of your comments caused damage to a third party. The foregoing indemnification obligation will survive these conduct rules and your use of the AIA online community sites.

By using this Site, you are acknowledging your consent to these terms and conditions.  IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THIS WEB SITE/SERVICE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THIS WEB SITE.