Forum Rules And Etiquette

Please familiarize yourself with the rules and guidelines below for participating in the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) forum. Your participation is subject to the CVMA Terms of Use and Privacy Statement.

When posting, please consider:

  • Do not post any information that you want private.
  • Posts should not contain content embarrassing to others.
  • Do not submit posts that require readers to download a large attachment. Provide a link to the information instead.
  • Do not post content that violates a copyright.
  • All posts should be relevant to the topic being discussed.
  • Be courteous to other participants
  • Use caution when participating in discussions. Comments may be subject to slander, libel and antitrust laws.
  • Watch your sense of humor – what is intended to be humorous doesn’t always come out as funny in printed form

The CVMA reserves the right to remove any content that violates our policy or our terms of use. The following activities or posts will be removed, and the offending user will be notified and warned or banned:

  • Promotion of products, services or businesses.
  • The use of defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal language or materials.
  • Any discussion of any illegal activity or threats of violence.
  • The use of explicit, racist, obscene or vulgar language, images or messages.
  • Posts that attack, insult, defame, or abuse others.
  • Spam.
  • Any other posts or comments that the CVMA deems inappropriate.

These rules and guidelines may change at any time.

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