Links Community Content & Conduct Policy

Effective 03/03/2020

The Links Online Community is a platform that allows our Subscribers and their End-Users to freely communicate and share content. The vast majority of the time this communication is productive and benefits the parties involved. However, there are times when a Subscriber or End-User takes advantage of the open nature of our Community and uses our Community to engage in or support objectionable or harmful conduct. That such activity is prohibited.

The Policy is incorporated into the Links Terms of Use and outlines prohibited conduct and content on the Community. The Policy applies to all Subscribers, Links Support representatives and End-Users who use the Community. Violations of the Policy may result in suspension or termination of a Subscriber’s Account in accordance with the terms of the TOU. Any person may report a violation of this Policy by contact our Links Helpdesk.

Links encourage all persons to report suspected violations of the Policy. There may be instances where Links are limited in how they can respond to reported violations, but want to know about this activity. Links may modify these policies at any time.

  1. Spam or Unwanted Contact

The Community may not be used to send spam, including the sending of unwanted commercial content, or unwanted or mass solicitation. If an Account is found to be sending spam, Links may investigate and contact the Subscriber to stop sending the messages if it believes Subscriber is doing so unintentionally or Links may suspend and/or terminate the Subscriber’s Account immediately at Our sole discretion and block IP addresses or email addresses it believes to be the source of the spam.

  1. Illegal and Fraudulent Activities

The Community may not be used to engage in illegal or fraudulent activities or to promote or support dangerous, fraudulent, or illegal acts. Using the Community to record or monitor a phone call or other communication without securing consent from the participants to the phone call or other communication as required under applicable law is prohibited. If Links suspects a Subscriber is using the Community for or to support fraudulent or illegal activities, including infringing the intellectual property rights of others, it may suspend or terminate the Subscriber’s Account. If any person suspects that an Account is engaging in illegal or fraudulent activity, please report it to Links in accordance with the process described above. Please note that Links is limited in its ability to review fraudulent activity that may occur outside of the Community or to assess the legality of certain activities and may require that persons work with law enforcement to validate the fraudulent nature or the illegality of the activity before Links are able to take action related to a reported Account.

  1. Malicious Products and Activities

The Community may not be used to transmit viruses, malware, or other harmful code. This includes sending content or automated traffic, generated by bots or otherwise, that harms networks, the Community or other infrastructure of Links or any third party.

  1. Hateful Activities

The Community may not be used to transmit hate speech or support hateful activities. Content, activities, and use of the Community by organizations that promote or normalize violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity, or whose primary purpose is inciting hatred on the basis of these characteristics is prohibited. It isn’t always clear whether something is hate speech, but if the intent is to attack a protected group the content is unacceptable.

  1. Sub-domain Squatting and Account Hijacking

The creation of Accounts using subdomains that include names and trade names of other businesses, organizations or individuals is prohibited. If Links determines that a Subscriber is engaging in this activity it may suspend or terminate the Subscriber’s Account. The access of another Account without the permission of the Subscriber that owns the Account or use the Community for phishing schemes is prohibited.

  1. Sexually Explicit Content

The Community may not be used to distribute content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material.

  1. Harassment and Bullying

The Community may not be used to engage in harassing or bullying behavior. This prohibition also includes a prohibition on illegal dissemination of private information or media using the Community.

  1. Deceptive Behavior

The Community may not be used to deceive individuals or impersonate other individuals or organizations.

  1. Violence

The Community may not be used to advocate violence or otherwise distribute graphically violent materials.