Community Rules & Etiquette and Privacy Guidelines
Thank you for being part of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established these guidelines for participation. Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines.
To join and use this community, you must agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to limit discussions, shared files, and content to those best suited to this medium. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be directed to the AIAA Member Services department via the Contact Us link on this site.
Discussion Group Etiquette
- State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.
- Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals, not to the entire list. Do this by using the "Reply to Sender" link in every message.
- Do not send administrative messages, such as “remove me from the list,” to the group. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address. Simply change your settings.
The Legal Stuff
This site is provided as a service for the members of AIAA. AIAA is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. AIAA disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by AIAA or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall AIAA 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. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the prior explicit permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received prior explicit permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants AIAA and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.
Messages should not be posted that encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either explicitly or implicitly results in price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to restrict competition. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are expressly prohibited: pricing, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market share, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.
AIAA does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of AIAA we reserve the right to take all appropriate action, up to and including deletion of offending posts or the suspension or termination of membership in this community.
AIAA reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.
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We may share your name and mailing address with companies that provide services on our behalf. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.
Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet
While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies. For any other information please contact us using the Contact Us