IoClothes ™ Community Rules & Regulations

Effective Date: October 5, 2017
Welcome to the IoClothes ™ Community Rules & Regulations

The e-textiles, smart apparel and footwear discussion forums and social network at IoClothes.com are where innovators from across various industries congregate. By participating in IoClothes forums and social networks, you agree to follow the community rules and regulations outlined below. You also agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these rules and regulations. IoClothes is a community, and we rely on you to keep this community friendly and enjoyable by following these rules.

If you feel that another member's post or activity has violated these rules and would like to bring it to our attention, you may contact us at ioclothes.com/contact. Although IoClothes tries to evaluate all reports regarding misuse of its services, it does not promise to do so, and it reserves the right to take any action or no action at all in response to such reports.

I. Forum And Blog Posting Regulations

A - No Pornographic or Sexual Material.

Sexually explicit discussions are not acceptable to our community. Sexually explicit content and links to such content are strictly prohibited.

B - No Profanity

The use of profanity is strictly prohibited, whether in titles, forums, blog posts, or anywhere else on IoClothes.

C - Posting Email Addresses, Websites and Phone Numbers in Forum Threads.

Users may not post URLs in any form until they have made at least 10 legitimate posts and have been with us for more than 7days.

After you have made 10 legitimate posts, you may post websites within posts to direct other users to valuable resources (more on this later).

If you want to include your email address, website, or phone number for people to contact you, please put this information in your Signature. IoClothes reserves the right to remove any email address, website or phone number that has been placed in our message posts as a means of contact. For more information, see: Why can't we post our contact information in our forum posts?

In addition, do not disclose any personal information that you do not wish others to know.

D - No FAO (for the attention of) or Goodbye Posts.

Personal discussions or "for the attention of" posts are prohibited. In addition, please refrain from "Goodbye Forum" posts in forum threa

E - No Impersonations.

Do not impersonate or attempt to impersonate other forum members, moderators, or administrators. In addition, do not post email addresses, standard addresses and other messaging client numbers, or phone numbers which are not your own. The creation or use of fake user accounts is strictly prohibited.

F - You Must Disclose Your Relationship with any Company, Website, Guru, or Other Entity that You Comment About.

If you participate in a discussion about a company, website, institution, organization, etc., and have any kind of relationship with that entity (e.g. affiliate, partnership, employee, owner), you must disclose this relationship in your post. IoClothes reserves the right to publicly or privately ask about your relationship with any company that you comment on, to remove any post which does not disclose such a relationship, and to close your account if you fail to disclose such a relationship.

G - One account per user, please.

IoClothes users are limited to one account per person; users may not register or use alternate accounts.

H - No Abusive Behavior.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not post or otherwise transmit any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, abusive, hateful, harassing, obscene, sexually explicit, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law. ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR INCLUDES POSTING IN ALL CAPS! It is bad etiquette, and is flat out rude.

I - Do Not Flame or Troll

Flaming, flame-baiting, and trolling are not allowed anywhere on this site, including in posts and signatures. Flaming is directly insulting another member, flame-baiting is making a comment with the intention of getting a flame as a response, and trolling involves starting arguments or upsetting people by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.

J - Remember - All Members are Equals

Treat all IoClothes members equally, whether they are an admin, a moderator, or an average member. Do not single a member out because they have a low postcount or a low status on the site. In addition, do not personally attack members who violate these rules. Instead, report the member or post to a moderator or admin.

K - Respect the Staff

If a staff member tells you to stop doing something, stop. Never attack the staff directly. If you disagree with any action taken by a staff member, please contact the administrator privately.

L - No Email Harvesting

Harvesting email addresses from our site is strictly prohibited. Do not harvest email addresses from IoClothes users.

M - No Poaching or Polling

Diverting our members to competitor forums or websites is strictly forbidden.Polling our members to gather information to be used on a competing or non-competing industry site, course, podcast, book, blog post or video is strictly forbidden.

N - No Affiliate Marketing

No form of affiliate marketing is allowed on IoClothes. That means no posting affiliate links in messages, in your signature, in blog posts, or on your profile. Hiding affiliate links through services that provide short urls is also forbidden.

Q - No Religious or Political Postings

Religious statements and threads on the topic of religion are not permitted on IoClothes. Please do not use a religious quote in your signature, or anywhere else on the site.

Political threads not permitted on IoClothes. Any post or thread regarding politics will be removed. IoClothes reserves the right to edit any post or thread that may contain political commentary.

IoClothes is a innovation forum, not a forum for religious or political debates, discussions, or proselytizing.

R - No Thread Killing

Thread killing disrupts the flow of conversation on IoClothes. If you are not happy with a post you made, you may remove it only before others have responded. Do not remove a post once others have responded to it.

S - NO SPAMMING

Spam is strictly prohibited on IoClothes. Spamming is characterized by the initiation of threads or posts that contribute nothing to a forum, whether on or off-topic. Examples include: empty posts, posts with few words that have no relation to the current thread, promotion of your website or product in any thread, and those posts that state they are Spam, either to annoy or to increase a member's post count. Posting the same message across several threads is also considered Spam, as is filling your post with keywords with the goal of attracting searchers (keyword stuffing).

T - Off-Limits Ad & Solicitation Types

Posts or messages including chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any kind of Ponzi scheme are not allowed on our site. Promoting or marketing properties that you have no contractual or ownership interest in is also strictly prohibited.

II - Member User Names, Signatures, Avatars, and Profile Information.

A - Profile Name

The name you enter for your first and last name MUST be your actual name -- pseudonyms or fake names are not allowed. Members may not use website URLs or email addresses as their profile link name, and profile names may not contain references to drugs, sex, or any other inappropriate material.

B - Avatars (Profile Images)

Member avatars exist so our users can share their personalities or photos. Avatars may not be used for promotional purposes. This means no ads. Company logos are acceptable. In addition, users are strictly prohibited from using the following as an avatar: - Images depicting any person other than yourself - Images you are not authorized to use under copyright law - Sexually explicit images - Unprofessional images - Images that make a political or religious statement.

C - Forum Signatures

Requirements for signatures in forums:

May not contain any pricing, sales, or product details

May include two clickable link URLs and/or email

May not contain links to other industry forums or competing websites

May not be rented or sold to anyone.- May not consist exclusively of capital letters

May not include links to YouTube channels, Facebook groups, or Meetup or LinkedIn pages

Company logos may not be stock photography, any copyrighted image or book covers

Signatures that are offensive, insulting, or harmful to either IoClothes, its members, or its staff, are strictly prohibited.

IoClothes may remove any signature at any time for any reason.

III - LINK MODIFICATION BY ADMINISTRATORS

IoClothes administrators may, at their discretion, modify any link contained within our forums. These modified links may contain codes allowing IoClothes to profit for referred traffic.

IV - FORUM VOTING

IoClothes' forum voting system was created so members can recognize others who have made valuable contributions to the community. IoClothes employs automated voting bans and reserves the right to take any measure it deems necessary to prevent members from artificially inflating their influence or that of other members.

V - REMOVAL OF CONTENT, BANNING, SUSPENSION, TERMINATION

IoClothes may in its sole discretion remove any content for any reason or no reason at all. In addition, IoClothes may restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to parts of or to the entire IoClothes Website if you violate any of the community rules and regulations or terms of use, or for any other reason, in its sole discretion. IoClothes may take these actions at any time, with or without notice and without liability to any users.

IoClothes' failure at any time to require performance of any provision of these rules and regulations or our Terms of Use or to exercise any right provided for herein will not be deemed a waiver of such right provision or such right. All waivers must be in writing. Unless the written waiver contains an express statement to the contrary, no waiver by IoClothes of any breach of any provision of these rules and regulations or our Terms of Use or of any right provided for therein will be construed as a waiver of any continuing or succeeding breach of such provision, a waiver of the provision itself, or a waiver of any right under these rules and regulations or our Terms of Use.

Our forums and blog discussions are semi-moderated, and moderators or administrators may close or delete a thread at any time and for any reason. Once a topic is closed, members are not allowed to start a new thread with the same topic. All questions or remarks regarding closed or deleted threads must be e-mailed privately to the Forum.

It is your responsibility to maintain a current, valid email address in your registration information so that our moderators can contact you in the event of a policy violation, though no such contact by IoClothes is required.

If any of your IoClothes privileges have been revoked and you have questions about why, or what, if anything, you can do to restore them, please email the forum administrator at forums@ioclothes.com.

IoClothes is a dynamic online community, and IoClothes reserves the right to change or alter these rules at any time.