Code of Conduct

CLSI Exchange Code of Conduct

Thank you for being part of the CLSI Exchange community. To ensure an optimal experience, CLSI has established guidelines for participation.

Discussion group etiquette expectations are:

  • Include a signature tag on all messages (eg, your name and affiliation).
  • In the subject line, concisely and clearly state the topic of your comments.
  • Include only the relevant portions of the original message in your reply. Delete any header information and paste your response before the original posting.
  • Do not reply to the entire committee list when a reply is intended for a single individual. Use the "Reply to Sender" link in every message. Replies of a personal nature should not be sent to the group.
  • When your e-mail address changes, you do not need to remove yourself from the committee list and rejoin under your new e-mail address. Simply change your settings or contact us.
  • CLSI Exchange is meant to facilitate collaboration and stimulate conversation, not to create conflict. Contradictory opinions are welcomed; however, always be thoughtful and respectful of fellow participants. Refrain from posting any material that could be viewed as offensive to any group of people or organization.
  • The appearance of participants’ contact information (eg, e-mail addresses) on CLSI Exchange does not constitute permission to contact participants for commercial purposes.
  • Contact us with technical questions regarding CLSI Exchange.

Users of CLSI Exchange are solely responsible for the content of their posts. Users’ opinions are expressed strictly in their individual capacities and not as representatives of CLSI.

CLSI is not responsible for any errors, omissions, loss, or damage of any kind incurred as a result of use of any content posted on CLSI Exchange. Subscribers must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, and/or usefulness of such content.

CLSI strictly prohibits defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal content or actions. All postings, commentary, and messages are subject to libel, slander, copyright, and antitrust laws.

Postings are made available to all participants on the committee to which the post is addressed. Postings are not confidential. Therefore, CLSI requests that you do not post information regarding any specific situations or matters that you consider to be confidential.

Participants must maintain the confidentiality, privacy, and security of information entrusted to them in accordance with legal and ethical obligations. They must not, without appropriate authorization, disclose to any third party any confidential information or document to which they obtain access by virtue of serving CLSI.

CLSI reserves the right, at its discretion, to suspend or terminate access by any participant who has violated these rules.