Contribution Guidelines

Members are encouraged to contribute and submit materials for sharing with the community of Members.  In order to protect Members and their employers, there are guidelines which we need to enforce:

Materials which are needed:

  • Model and sample documents like compliance manuals, contracts, policies and procedures and disclosure documents
  • Relevant substantive articles that you’ve published or would like us to publish on the site
  • Improvements to the Subject and How-To sections
  • Events and calendar listings

Rights:  Please submit only materials for which you have the right to do so.

Identifying information; editing:  Unless you otherwise request, we may use the materials “as is”, i.e, without editing out names of companies and authors.  Please let us know, when you submit or post materials, if you would like us to redact or edit out identifying information.   This is very important!

Attribution and Thanks: will post a page of contributors to thank them for their valuable contributions.  Please let us know if you do not want to be so acknowledged.  Also, for materials such as articles, we can include a link to your website or on-line profile.  Please be sure to request this when submitting or posting such materials.

As a reminder, the following are terms and conditions with which you agreed when you signed up for membership.  These extracts relate to the contributions of material and content.

User Contributions of Content, LLC encourages users to share useful documents, articles, events and calendars, comments and other materials in order to build a community of users.   When you upload, transmit or submit (i.e., “Post”) such materials (“User-Contributed Content “), you acknowledge and agree that the User-Contributed Content you Post may be displayed or viewed by, LLC and by other users of Services and Content.  You also acknowledge and agree that by accessing or using Services and Content, you may be exposed to User-Contributed Content that is Posted by others and that may be offensive or otherwise objectionable.  Without limiting the Disclaimers set forth below,, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the quality or integrity of User-Contributed Content.

You are solely responsible for all of the User-Contributed Content that you Post. When Posting Content you represent and warrant to, LLC that you own or otherwise control all of the intellectual property rights and other rights regarding such Content and have full rights and permission to contribute the material to the Site.  You assume all risks associated with use of the User-Contributed Content that you Post, including any reliance on its accuracy, completeness or usefulness by others, or any disclosure by you of information in the User-Contributed Content you Post that makes you personally identifiable or identifies your firm, company or client.

You agree to Post User-Contributed Content only where appropriate and in an appropriate manner.  Posting in an appropriate manner means, without limitation, that the User-Contributed Content you Post shall not be indecent, profane, defaming, harassing, unlawful or otherwise objectionable, and that it shall not violate the rights of, LLC or any third party (including rights of privacy and publicity)., LLC may, but is not required to, display or use any of the User-Contributed Content that you Post., LLC may edit, redact or otherwise manipulate the Content you Post, but in some instances may not pre-screen User-Contributed Content.  In such instances, however,, LLC may remove any Posted User-Contributed Content from Services and Content for any reason without notice to you or anyone else in, LLC's sole discretion.

For all of the User-Contributed Content that you Post to, you grant users of Services and Content a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to display, edit, download, and print that User-Contributed Content solely for their own noncommercial, professional use in connection with their use of Services and Content.  You also grant, LLC a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to use, reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, copy, edit, modify, translate, reformat, transmit and distribute the User-Contributed Content you Post.  You acknowledge and agree that you will receive no compensation for any use by, LLC of the User-Contributed Content you Post in Services or Content or for any use by, LLC of ideas or suggestions you provide in User-Contributed Content regarding Services or Content.  You also acknowledge and agree that, LLC shall not be liable for any failure to store or display User-Contributed Content on Services at any time.

If you believe that any User-Contributed Content is infringing copyrights or other intellectual property rights held by you or by someone on whose behalf you are authorized to act, please follow these steps:  You may e-mail us at; in addition, you must send a written copy of your notice to Karl Hartmann, Chief Executive Officer,, LLC, P.O. Box 383, Westborough, MA 01581 contemporaneously with your email claim.

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