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Blog Policies and Disclaimer


The following rules govern the use by you of all ASCE blogs. By accessing an ASCE blog, you agree to abide by these rules and any modifications thereto.

ASCE reserves the right to omit any and all comments that do not comply with the guidelines contained below. These include comments that use profanity, make personal attacks, or contain other inappropriate comments or material. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. We will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or any other policies governing this site. Comments may not be posted instantaneously; we may review them before posting to ensure compliance with these policies.

ASCE makes no warranties of any kind with regard to the contents of this site or to any comments posted by third parties, including without limitation warranties of title, non-infringement, or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. ASCE does not warrant that any information is complete or accurate or that any information or links provided are free of rogue programming. You understand and acknowledge that you use and/or rely on any information obtained through the blog at your own risk. 

By using this site, you hereby release and waive any and all claims against ASCE, its Sections, Branches, directors, officers, employees, members and agents, arising from or in connection with your use of this site. You also agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless ASCE from and against any and all claims, including costs and reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or in connection with your use of the blog or your failure to abide by applicable law. 

The opinions of ASCE social media channel creators, moderators, posters and commenters are their own, and not necessarily that of ASCE or its affiliates. ASCE will not be held liable for any injury resulting from such statements. 

DISCLAIMER OF ACCURACY This communication is for general informational purposes only and is not intended in any fashion to be a substitute for professional consultation. Reliance on the contents of this communication is solely and completely at your own risk; therefore, you are urged to exercise a reasonable degree of caution in your use of any information or advice contained herein. Under no circumstances does ASCE, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, or volunteers warrant the completeness, accuracy, or relevancy of any information or advice provided herein, or its usefulness for any particular purpose. ASCE, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and volunteers expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for any liability, loss, or damage that you may cause or incur in reliance on any information or advice provided herein.

Blog Comment Guidelines 

We welcome your participation in blog comment threads.  In order to keep the experience a positive one for all of our users, we ask that you follow the rules outlined below. By submitting comments to this blog, you are consenting to the following rules:  

1. You agree that you are fully responsible for the content that you post.  You may not post content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, that violates a third party's right to privacy, that otherwise violates any applicable local, state, national or international law, or that is otherwise inappropriate. Furthermore, you may not post content that degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability or other classification. Language intended to intimidate or to incite violence will not be tolerated.  You agree not to post any language that endorses or opposes a political candidate, political party, or a partisan political position. In addition, by posting material on the blog comments, you represent that you have the legal right to reproduce, adapt, display, and distribute this material to others. ASCE will not be held responsible for posted information that may infringe on a third party's copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights. 

2. You understand and agree that ASCE may modify the content of your comments. ASCE may monitor user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove, edit or otherwise alter content that it deems inappropriate for any reason.  

3. You understand and agree that the blog is to be used only for non-commercial purposes. This blog prohibits any actions to solicit funds, promote commercial entities or otherwise engage in commercial activity through the blog comment function. 



Additional information can be found at ASCE Social Media Policies and Best Practices.