Acceptable Use Policy

Sewanee Civic Association Acceptable Use Policy

To uphold the quality and reputation of the Civic Association’s email lists, your use of the lists is subject to the policy below. If you are found to be in violation of our policy at any time, as determined by the Civic Association in its sole discretion, we may warn you, or suspend or terminate your account.

Temporary Policy Changes:

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the SCA board has approved the following changes:

  1. “For-profit business postings” may be done daily if they include specials. Emails must include a specific subject line so that they are easily filterable. For instance, if you no longer wish to receive emails from specific “Business Name”, you could use the following filter (for Gmail): subject:”[Sewanee Classifieds] BUSINESS NAME” OR subject:”[Sewanee Classifieds] OTHER BUSINESS NAME” and send them straight to your trash.
  2. COVIDrelated health/medical posts are no longer allowed. Classifieds is not the place to share links to videos, expert advice, etc. Feel free to continue to share any such information on your favorite social media platform of choice. Classifieds, however, is not a social media platform. We do invite you to continue to share information regarding local events and community activities related to the pandemic.
  3. Moderation may be enabled. This means that all messages must be approved by our team of admins. Emails sent to Classifieds will be delayed due this change, but we promise to do our best (we’re only volunteers!) to review messages in a timely manner. If your message is rejected, we’ll send you a rejection notice on why it was. We are doing our best to weed out reply-alls to save the inboxes of everyone (and we’ve already caught a few). Please reply directly to the poster’s email address if you have comments or questions. Moderation may be turned off and on, as needed.

Prohibited within the Sewanee Classifieds:

  1. Interference with other users’ enjoyment of the distribution lists
  2. Posting messages of a political nature
  3. Engagement in prolonged debate or dialogue on any one topic
  4. More than three weekly for-profit business advertisements
  5. Negative statements regarding individuals or legitimate businesses
  6. Public posting of private, offline conversations
  7. Generate or facilitate unsolicited commercial email (“spam”). Such activity includes, but is not limited to sending email in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act or any other applicable anti-spam law imitating or impersonating another person or his, her or its email address, or creating false accounts for the purpose of sending spam
  8. Data mining any web property to find email addresses
  9. Sending unauthorized mail via open, third-party servers
  10. Sending emails to users who have requested to be removed from a mailing list
  11. Selling, exchanging or distributing to a third party the email addresses of any person without such person’s knowing and continued consent to such disclosure
  12. Sending unsolicited emails to significant numbers of email addresses belonging to individuals and/or entities with whom you have no preexisting relationship
  13. Send, upload, distribute or disseminate or offer to do the same with respect to any unlawful, defamatory, harassing, abusive, fraudulent, infringing, obscene, or otherwise objectionable content
  14. Intentionally distribute viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, corrupted files, hoaxes, or any other items of a destructive or deceptive nature
  15. Conduct or forward pyramid schemes and the like
  16. Transmit content that may be harmful to minors
  17. Impersonate another person (via the use of an email address or otherwise) or otherwise misrepresent yourself or the source of any email
  18. Illegally transmit another’s intellectual property or other proprietary information without such owner’s or licensor’s permission
  19. Use distribution lists to violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others
  20. Promote or encourage illegal activity
  21. Create multiple user accounts in connection with any violation of these policies or create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses
  22. Sell, trade, resell or otherwise exploit for any unauthorized commercial purpose or transfer your account
  23. Modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the service
  24. Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the service
  25. Reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the service
  26. Use the distribution lists in connection with illegal peer-to-peer file sharing