Welcome to the community that is Grandparents.com. Feel free to take off your shoes and get comfortable. As a user of Grandparents.com, you are able to post or otherwise make available content to friends, family members and general Internet users. There are certain responsibilities that come with this privilege. Here are some ground rules so everyone can have a fun, safe, and productive experience. Note that this is not an exhaustive list of what you can and cannot do at Grandparents.com.
What You Should Do
Be Nice - Sometimes the nicest people can come across the wrong way online. Please do not say or do anything to anyone that you would not say to their face in person. Avoid making personal attacks against other Grandparents.com members or staff members. We all come from varied backgrounds and not everyone has the same thoughts or feelings about some issues. Please be respectful of your fellow Grandparents.com users even if there is a difference of opinion.
Be Yourself - When we say we want to hear from you, we mean it. Please post only material that you created. Do not post newspaper articles, photos or any other material that you do not hold the copyright to or have permission to post from the copyright holder.
Use Your Judgment - Grandparents.com is made up of grandparents and their family members. This includes children. Before you post something, think about whether or not it is appropriate for a general audience and/or young children. Avoid posting adult or sexually explicit material, and do not post anything that may harm minors in any way.
Take Responsibility - Your words are your own. You are ultimately responsible for what you post to Grandparents.com. This is your community and you should take an active role in keeping it safe. We have methods in place to make sure Grandparents.com is suitable for all of our users, but we could use your help. If you see any content that is objectionable, click on the "flag as inappropriate" link and file a report. We may remove any content at any time.
What You Should Not Do
Do Not Offend Others - We want everyone at Grandparents.com to feel safe and comfortable. Do not post anything that is libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, profane, obscene, excessively violent, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way. If you have doubts about whether something can be characterized as any of the above adjectives, it's probably best to avoid posting it.
Do Not Break the Law - We respect the law of the land at Grandparents.com. Do not violate any laws, statutes, ordinances or regulations.
Do Not Post or Solicit Personally Identifiable Information - We encourage you to be open in sharing your experiences, thoughts, and opinions. With that said, it's important to keep some things to yourself. Do not publicly post or solicit any personally identifiable information. This includes last names, Grandparents.com passwords, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and mailing or home addresses.
Do Not Impersonate Others - As we said above, we want you to be yourself. Do not do anything to impersonate anyone, including another Grandparents.com member or staff member.
Do Not Interfere With Others - Do not do anything that will interfere with other users' ability to fully enjoy Grandparents.com. This includes posts that are commercial or promotional in nature or anything that would interfere with the proper functionality of any computer or the Grandparents.com service.