CFTA ListServ Policy

Introduction

The CFTA ListServ is an email discussion list provided by CFTA for its members and constituents. While free and open discourse is encouraged, certain policies and rules are required to ensure that our online community remains fair, ethical, friendly, and legal.  The CFTA ListServ serves to foster networking, communication, and education in industries supporting the use and advancement of FM technologies. Subscription to the ListServ is entirely voluntary and both CFTA members and non-members are encouraged to subscribe.

Rules of Use

The following rules apply to all postings made to the CFTA ListServ:

  • Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, offensive, or illegal materials.
  • Do not make unsubstantiated allegations, criticisms, or attacks on fellow ListServ subscribers or organizations, including CFTA.
  • Do not police other subscribers.  View the "Misuse of the ListServ" section on how to handle perceived violations.
  • Rude comments or personal attacks are forbidden.
  • Vendors are CFTA members too. It is inappropriate to make disparaging comments about a vendor’s prices, terms, or service.
  • Do not post any information or attachments protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner.
  • Do not post unsolicited commercial messages. However, you can respond to inquiries by others.
  • Do stay on topic. The purpose of this ListServ is to discuss topics related to the Facility Management technology industry.
  • Do not use the ListServ to organize, raise funds, or conduct activities that conflict with CFTA programs and policies.
  • Private messages should not be shared via the ListServ without the permission of the original author.

Code of Ethics

I N D I V I D U A L S 
     All subscribers must follow CFTA’s ListServ Code of Ethics:

  • Do not make derogatory statements to subscribers pertaining to ability or integrity
  • Do not knowingly contribute to a subscriber’s dissatisfaction in their existing employment
  • Do not solicit the services of employees of fellow subscribers

B U S I N E S S   P A R T N E R S
     CFTA Business Partners are encouraged to participate on the ListServ but must follow these additional requirements in CFTA’s ListServ Code of Ethics:

  • Do not use the ListServ to market services
  • Do respond to specific questions about your solution asked by fellow subscribers with a “service, not sales” supportive response
  • Business Partners may broadcast news periodically on the ListServ based on their membership level.  See the CFTA Membership Benefits web page for details.
  • News broadcasted on the CFTA ListServ must follow this syntax in the email subject line: [BP NEWS] <announcement including BP name>, e.g. “[BP News] Autodesk Introduces New FM License Model”

Best Practices (Netiquette)

  • Identify yourself by name and company on every post
  • If starting a new topic, make sure you update the Subject line
  • Person-to-person messages, like “thanks for the information” should be sent privately
  • No foul language. Subscribers should refrain from abusive or derogatory language that might be considered questionable by even the most liberal and open-minded of networkers. 

Misuse of the ListServ

CFTA does not actively police the ListServ.  We ask that you report any perceived violations of the above rules to us by emailing admin@cfta.org.  Doing so will enable us to act quickly.  Violations of these polices will be addressed on a case-by-case basis and may result in warnings or expulsion from the list.

Due Process

CFTA reserves the right to remove all or any posted materials from the archives at any time.  If a violation occurs, CFTA respects the democratic process for handling such instances:

  • First Violation:  Written warning
  • Second Violation:  Written warning, plus subscriber will be placed on review for 90 days, meaning posts are subject to review before posting
  • Third Violation:  Subscriber will be put on a probationary status of NOPOST for 90 days
  • Fourth Violation:  Removal from the list
  • Appeal Process:  A CFTA ListServ subscriber may appeal a violation decision by submitting a letter (email or print) to the CFTA President, president@cfta.org

Privacy & Protection

CFTA protects the privacy of its members and will not give your email to any third party service provider or supplier. The ListServ service provider screens all emails for viruses, however, we cannot guarantee that a virus will not be distributed via the ListServ.  Subscribers should still screen incoming emails with virus protection software and not click on any questionable links.

Disclaimers

The Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA) accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on the ListServ by others. CFTA disclaims all warranties with regard to shared information or discussions, whether by CFTA or any third party. In no event shall CFTA be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.