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Listserv Disclaimer and Legal Rules

This Listserv is provided as a service of the California School Information Services. CSIS accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. CSIS disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by CSIS or any third party. In no event shall CSIS 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.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, ​offensive, or illegal materials. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants CSIS and users of this list the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

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

CSIS does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not undertake editorial control of postings. CSIS reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

CSIS Listservs do not support file attachments of any kind with exception of .txt files.

Listserv Guidelines

By joining and using CSIS's e-mail lists, you agree that you have read and will follow the rules and guidelines set for these peer discussion groups. You also agree to reserve list discussions for topics best suited to the medium.

As with any community, there are guidelines governing behavior on the listservs. For instance, violating antitrust regulations, libeling others, selling, and marketing are not permissible. Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions, contact the list owner noted in your welcome instructions. CSIS reserves the right to suspend or terminate membership on all lists for members who violate these rules.

  • Do not challenge or attack others. The discussions on the lists are meant to stimulate conversation not to create contention. Let others have their say.
  • Do not post commercial messages. The cyberspace term for this is spamming. Contact people directly with products and services that you believe would help them.
  • Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the lists is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything in a listserv message that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
  • Please note carefully all items listed in the disclaimer, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted to the list.
  • Remember that CSIS and other e-mail list participants have the right to reproduce postings to this listserv.

Listserv Etiquette and Usage Hints

  • Include a signature block on all messages. Include name, affiliation, location, and e-mail address.
  • Clearly state the specific topic in the subject line. Members can respond more appropriately to the posting and find it easier to search the archives by subject.
  • Only send a message to the entire list when it contains information from which everyone can benefit.
  • Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals--NOT to the entire list. Use the forwarding option and type or cut and paste the e-mail address of the individual being sent the message.
  • Do not send administrative messages, such as remove me from the list, through the listserv. Instead, use the Web interface to change settings or to be removed from a list. If changing e-mail addresses, simply change the settings.
  • Warn other list subscribers of lengthy messages either in the subject line or at the beginning of the message body with a line that says "Long Message."

NOTE: After clicking the accept button below, an e-mail message will be generated. Do not change the e-mail; simply send it. If an e-mail is not generated, return to the main listserv page and refer to the section entitled Joining a List.