Alignable is all about building a safe, trusted, and professional place for business owners to meet, get to know each other, share advice and build new relationships. These guidelines are in place to ensure the safety and professionalism that allows our members to find success on Alignable.
The guidelines will serve as a guide to show what is not allowed to be shared on Alignable, for more information on what you should post please take a look at our content creation guide. We encourage you to look over these guidelines to develop a clear understanding of what is not allowed and ensure you find success on Alignable.
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We expect all members and content posted on Alignable to adhere to these community guidelines. Violation of any of the aforementioned guidelines will result in corrective action dependent on the violation. Members who violate these guidelines will be prompted with a warning message that includes an explanation of the violation in question and instructive information regarding the actions that should be taken next. Repeated violation of these guidelines could result in limited visibility, hiding of content, or permanent removal from Alignable.
1. Be Safe
- Do not threaten or promote violence:
To promote safe and healthy interactions we don't allow any conversation that promotes or glorifies violence against people, places or animals to be circulated on Alignable.
- Do not harass or threaten other businesses or people on Alignable
To ensure our members feel safe and encouraged to participate in the community and group discussions we don't allow the threatening or harassing of other businesses and members.
- Do not share harmful or disturbing material
We don't allow any content that could be considered gruesome or shocking or content that displays, rationalizes, or encourages suicide, self-injury, eating disorders, or substance abuse.
- Do not share inappropriate and offensive language or images
We don't allow any language or images that can be found offensive or are otherwise inappropriate and unsuitable for a professional networking site like Alignable.
- Do not discriminate or use hate speech of any kind
We don't tolerate any form of hate aimed at others on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, caste, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability, or medical status.
- Do not post terrorist content or promote terrorism
We don’t allow any terrorist organizations or violent extremist groups on our platform. And we don’t allow any individuals who are affiliated with such organizations or groups to promote their activities.
- Do not share contact information (phone number, email address, or business address) in the public forums
To protect our members from their contact information being taken by unintended parties and being used for spam and solicitation, we don't allow contact information to be shared in any public forum on Alignable. Instead, we encourage members to keep this information strictly on their profile and if they would like to directly exchange information with another member, we urge them to connect and to share the information securely over messages. By connecting, you are also growing your network, increasing your visibility, and enabling you and the other members to refer and recommend each other.
2. Be Trustworthy
- Do not share false or misleading content
To limit the potential harm and spread of misinformation, Alignable does not allow content that includes inaccurate or misleading information and/or media.
- Do not intentionally participate in spam or scams
To make certain every member has a positive and valuable experience on Alignable, we do not allow unsolicited or unauthorized advertising. We discourage the spamming of content in an attempt to increase visibility for commercial purposes or the spamming of unsolicited promotional direct messages. Instead, we advise members to create unique and original content that gives value to other members and results in trust and relationships being built.
- Do not impersonate or pose in a way that misrepresents your identity
To make certain our members are having meaningful discussions with real small business owners, we don’t allow fake profiles or businesses. Do not post misleading or deceptive information about yourself or your business. Do not impersonate a business that you are not associated with.
- Do not promote irrelevant or dishonest fundraisers
Fundraising should be limited to cases that are strictly local or business-related. We want to stress the importance of any fundraising link posted on Alignable to be from a reputable site or to link directly to the recipient of the donations. Do not post a fundraising link without the reasoning behind or cause for the fundraiser. We also want to remind members to always be cautious when donating to fundraisers and to not send funds through illegitimate websites. If you believe an illegitimate fundraiser has been shared on Alignable, we ask that you contact support here.
- Ban Evasion
Do not use or threaten to use a different Alignable account to continue to participate in a community or group after being banned/removed.
3. Keep it Professional
- Do not interact with others or share content in a way that’s irrelevant, inappropriate, disrespectful, or otherwise inflammatory
In the interest of allowing all members to receive value from Alignable, we want to stress the importance of sharing relevant, helpful, and appropriate content in context to the place it is being shared. For more information and tips on how to create quality content see our content creation guide here.
- Do not share content containing sexually explicit material or language
We do not allow members to post sexually explicit or suggestive content. Some adult content may be allowed if the intent is clearly educational, medical, scientific, or artistic.
- Do not engage in unwanted advances
We want members to feel safe and comfortable having professional relationships with other business owners, so we don't allow members to make undesirable sexual advances and remarks or in general, pursue romantic connections on Alignable.
4. Follow the law and respect other's rights
- Comply with all applicable laws
Including without limitation, privacy and anti-spam laws, intellectual property laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements.
- Do not sell or encourage the sale of illegal goods or services
If your business is legal in your state, we will allow you to use Alignable.
- Do not commit fraud
We prohibit users from purposefully deceiving or exploiting others for money. We want to do everything in our power to prevent our members and their businesses from being the victim of fraudulent activity. We ask that any fraud committed on Alignable be reported here to allow for investigation and proper action to be taken on the reported member's account, and if the fraud was not committed on Alignable, we urge members to contact their local authorities.
- Do not solicit contact information from Alignable members you don't know without authorization
We do not allow users to utilize unethical tactics with the intent to take contact information and spam/solicit others. We do not allow members to conduct "research surveys" to collect the contact information of other members.
- Do not disclose information you do not have the right to disclose
Do not share any personal or confidential information of others, including your employer. Do not post or distribute content depicting children without the necessary consent from their legal guardian or parent.
- Respect the intellectual property of others
Do not violate the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights. Do not copy or repost an Alignable user's content without their permission.
5. Respect Alignable's Rights
Do not violate the rights of Alignable. Don’t violate our intellectual property rights, scrape Alignable, or interfere with or disrupt the platform. See our Terms & Conditions to learn more about Alignable's rights.