Updated NAHB Connect Terms and Conditions - 6/29/2021
It is the policy of the National Association of Home Builders of the United States (NAHB), and it is the responsibility of every member, to comply in all respects with federal and state laws which include the antitrust laws and copyright laws.
NAHB Connect is provided as a free service for all NAHB Members and staff of NAHB and affiliated local HBAs (“HBA Staff”).
The goal of NAHB Connect is to provide a forum for NAHB Members and HBA Staff to share resources, ask questions, and seek advice on issues related to the housing industry.
The five current forums are: General (EO-only); Events; Technology; Education; and Government Affairs.
NAHB hopes that NAHB Connect will become a strong medium for correspondence and knowledge sharing amongst Members and HBA Staff.
Guidelines for Behavior on NAHB Connect
All NAHB Members and HBA Staff who participate in NAHB Connect should conduct themselves according to the following general principles:
Be kind and professional.
Differences of opinions can make for educational and productive posts in NAHB Connect.
We know there will be some “hot-button” issues in the industry or the federation and encourage users to discuss them.
When in doubt, take the high road and always keep it professional.
Use the appropriate forum for your topic.
One advantage of NAHB Connect is the ability to have customized forums so you can personalize your experience.
Most users are subscribed to all of the forums, so make sure to post your topic in the appropriate one.
If applicable, you can also cross post your discussion to another forum.
Conditions of Usage
NAHB wants to protect the rights of community users, to comply with copyright and other regulations, and to prevent violations of the law.
Therefore, since participation in the NAHB Connect is a privilege, by using NAHB Connect, participants must agree to abide by the following terms and conditions:
Participants will not post any price information including how much they are paying, have paid, or are charging for any building materials, plans, goods, or other services.
Participants will not post or share any public announcements about their own or competitors’ prices, or share information that may have been obtained from materials suppliers.
Participants will not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, commercial, or illegal materials.
Participants will not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner.
By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that it owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner.
Participants will not use or incorporate the trademarks or trade dress of third parties when posting material to the list serve unless the participant first obtains the consent of the owner of the applicable trademark or other material, and includes appropriate attribution.
Participants may not post personal or commercial messages.
This includes, but is not limited to, posting advertisements or solicitations for products, services, or events on the list serve.
Participants may not post anonymous messages, and NAHB will remove these from the platform.
Remedies and penalties
NAHB staff does not independently undertake editorial control of postings; however, NAHB staff does monitor NAHB Connect for inappropriate postings.
Messages lacking appropriate participant identification will be removed as soon as NAHB learns of the posting.
The NAHB Member or HBA Staff person posting content to the community is entirely responsible for thatcontent.
Violation of these terms and conditions may result in temporary or permanent revocation of any NAHB Member’s or HBA Staff person’s privileges to participate on NAHB Connect.
NAHB accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on the site by participants on NAHB Connect.
NAHB disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted, whether posted by NAHB or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness.
In no event shall NAHB be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.
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We are constantly looking for ways to improve our service to you and welcome all constructive feedback you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAHB reserves the right to update, revise, and/or supplement these terms and conditions at any time.