MyAGMAClassroom Code of Conduct

Thank you for being part of the MyAGMAClassroom. We have established these participation guidelines to ensure a positive educational experience for everyone and to help you make the best use of this resource for your professional development. Please take a moment to review them to understand what is expected of you and your peers in this new environment.  Above all, while the MyAGMAClassroom offers an open, engaging and enjoyable environment, keep in mind that it is part of your professional association. We expect you to demonstrate the highest ethical standards in your participation.  We always welcome your questions and comments at or by phone at 703.684.0211.  Community Rules

Your decision to participate in the MyAGMAClassroom indicates that you have read and accept, without limitation or qualification, this Code of Conduct. You acknowledge that you are solely responsible and can be held personally liable for your Postings and agree to abide by the following: 

  1. Community members’ opinions are expressed strictly in their individual capacities, and not as representatives of AGMA.
  2. We will not be liable for any errors or omissions, loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of use of any content posted on the classroom. You must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of such content.
  3. AGMA may monitor the classroom, although we have no obligation to do so. We do not pre-screen or regularly review posted content, but reserve the right to remove at our discretion any content that we believe violates this Code.
  4. We strictly prohibit defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive and illegal content and actions.
  5. All postings, commentary and messages are subject to libel, slander, copyright and antitrust laws.
  6. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any posting and the name of its original poster when we believe such disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime or other violation of law; to enforce the AGMA Terms and Conditions; or to protect your rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of the AGMA or others.
  7. Participants are required to provide complete and accurate information when they register for the classroom, including their name and verifiable e-mail address. If there is a substantive change in your registration information, you agree to inform AGMA of your new information. You may not transfer your account to others.
  8. We reserve the right at our discretion to suspend or terminate classroom access to participants who we believe have violated this Code. 

Classroom participants may not:

  1. Harvest e-mail addresses or other personal information from the classroom. Its success relies upon our ability to maintain members’ privacy.
  2. Post commercial messages, including solicitations for money, goods or services for charitable purposes or private gain.
  3. Submit postings relating to actual or potential anticompetitive, collusive, or otherwise unlawful practices that may violate federal and state antitrust laws or AGMA's Antitrust Compliance Policy. Messages may not encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement on the following subjects: prices, discounts or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; commissions; profits, profit margins or cost data; or selection, rejection or termination of customers or suppliers.
  4. Submit any Postings that violate or infringe upon the rights of others or that you do not have the right to make available. This includes material that constitutes an invasion of privacy or infringement of publicity rights or which is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works thereof, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right-holder.
  5. Submit any false, misleading or fraudulent Postings.

Community Etiquette

  1. Post messages only to the most appropriate discussion forums based on content.
  2. Post a message to an entire discussion forum only when it contains information for everyone’s benefit. Messages like "Me, too!" and “thanks for the information” should be sent to the intended individual—not the entire list.
  3. Make your subject line as concise and specific as possible. This makes it easier for people to respond appropriately and to search the archives by subject.
  4. Please respect the "closed" atmosphere of the classroom. Do not forward messages to nonmembers without prior written permission from the poster.
  5. No flaming. The classroom are meant to stimulate conversation, not to create contention. Contradictory opinions are welcomed, but always be thoughtful and respectful rather than sensational or angry.
  6. Please refrain from posting any material that could be viewed as offensive to any group of people or organization.
  7. Don’t post messages that you wouldn’t want the world to see, or that you wouldn’t want traced back to you. AGMA maintains a permanent record of your posts.
  8. Commentary is allowed as it pertains to any given topic of discussion. Personal remarks about the sender are not allowed.

Violations of Code of Conduct and Terms of Use 

We will investigate any complaints of possible policy violations that come to our attention and take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing content, and terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. However, because situations and interpretations vary, we also reserve the right to take no action.  If you see what you believe is inappropriate content in the discussion forums, resource libraries or member profiles, notify AGMA immediately by e-mailing  If you believe that any materials published in the classroom infringe the copyrights of others, please notify us at  Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy.

Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as noted below.

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. 

External Sites.

We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.


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