CodePlex: Code of Conduct
As part of Microsoft's commitment to making CodePlex a great place to meet and interact
with others around the world, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. Your commitment
to this Code of Conduct in all message board services, chat areas, news groups,
forums, communities, sample uploads, and/or other message or communication facilities
(including any contents of any of these services or facilities) designed to enable
you to communicate with the public at large or with a group, ensures a positive
experience for all our users.
Specific communities, chats, and message boards may also have additional guidelines
which govern your use, so be sure to review them in addition to this Code of Conduct.
Microsoft is not responsible for the content or activities in any user-created,
non-Microsoft managed Communication Service.
We encourage everyone to treat each other with mutual respect. Do not use any communication
or collaboration services to threaten, harass, stalk, or abuse others participating
in these services. Microsoft reserves the right to remove posts that advocate or
encourage expressions of violence, bigotry, racism, hatred, or profanity. Microsoft
may remove postings that are deemed inappropriate, offensive or that violate guidelines
or this Code of Conduct. Microsoft may also eject or ban any user from their area
who behaves in a manner deemed inappropriate, offensive or who violates guidelines
or this Code of Conduct. By participating in a collaborative service, you agree
to be bound to the rules of that area.
Keep It Legal
Microsoft does not allow any illegal activities. You cannot use the CodePlex or
Microsoft collaborative services to publish, post, distribute, or disseminate defamatory,
infringing, obscene, or other unlawful material or information, specifically, but
not limited to, child pornography, bestiality, incest, illegal drugs, software and
harassment.. You may not use any of the collaborative services for the purpose of
linking to external sites that violate this Code of Conduct.
Do not upload files or post messages that contain photos, music, software or other
material protected by intellectual property laws, rights of privacy or publicity
or any other applicable law unless you own or control the rights thereto or have
received all necessary consents. Microsoft is not responsible for any use of anything
you say or post.
Do not post any materials (including software and other information) that could
harm (or is designed to harm) other users' computers or would allow others to inappropriately
access software or Web sites.
In addition to upholding this code of conduct, you are responsible for adhering
to all local and national laws that pertain to your location.
Microsoft does not tolerate disruptive activity online, such as persistent off-topic
comments and postings or statements that incite others to violate this Code of Conduct
or participate in illegal activities. Our participants want to chat and post on
our collaborative services in a positive environment.
Microsoft does not allow the posting of destructive features, use of computer programs
that contain such features, or access to any content that contains destructive features
such as: viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or bots for the use of scrolling, showing
multiple screens, and other activities that can be disruptive to online communication.
Falsely impersonating a Microsoft employee, agent, manager, host, or any other person
with the intent to mislead or cause harm to others is forbidden.
Please don't "spam" through our collaborative services, none of our users like it.
To spam includes sending identical and irrelevant submissions to many different
discussion groups, mailing lists, chats or communities. Usually such postings have
nothing to do with the particular topic of the group or are of no real interest
to those on the mailing list. To spam also includes misrepresenting the source of
anything you say or post. Spamming and scrolling in chat rooms are serious violations
of online etiquette.
Microsoft reserves the right to ban a user at any time, without notice, from any
or all collaborative services for spamming.
Take It Personally
The collaborative services areas may be used to provide supplemental information
regarding your own business (provided you do not use spam to provide this information);
however, the collaborative services areas are not designed to be used as the primary
mechanism for operating your business or providing core information about your business.
Any use of our collaborative services for commercial purposes is solely at your
own risk and Microsoft has no liability for such use.
Any space provided to you
in any collaborative services is for your own personal use. You may not sell, license,
give away, exchange or barter any space provided to you within any collaborative
service for any purpose including, without limitation, selling, licensing, exchanging
or bartering space for advertisements.
You are responsible and liable for all your activities while participating in any
collaborative services area. Remember, you are responsible for anything you say
or post and for protecting your own computer system. You are responsible for protecting
your computer against interference or viruses that may be encountered on the Internet
and CodePlex.We recommend you install a virus protection program on your computer.
Our collaborative services areas are not designed as the primary places to store
any materials; you are responsible for creating backups of materials you post to
any collaboration service such as photos, documents and software. Microsoft is not
responsible for loss of, access to, or deletion or alteration of any materials included
in any collaborative service.
Microsoft reserves the right to remove at any time, without notice, any sample and/or
post to a collaborative service.
Some collaborative services may post Internet website links in their area. Please
be advised that Microsoft is not responsible for the content on the websites associated
with the links you may view.
Some content and links on the Internet may contain adult content and may not be
suitable for children. We encourage parents to join their children as they surf
and explore the Internet.
You are responsible for any actions you may take based on advice or information
you receive online. Use your own good judgment when evaluating information provided
through any collaborative service, remember that the information provided could
be from people at any age and experience level. The decision to conduct transactions
with anyone is your own and you should conduct your own research prior to making
Uphold the Code
In helping to make our collaborative services a great place to meet, chat and exchange
samples, you must do your part to uphold this Code of Conduct.
Microsoft also reserves our right to amend or change the Code of Conduct at any
time without notice. You agree to periodically review this document to ensure you
are doing your part.
Microsoft is not obligated to send users or hosts a warning before deleting any
Protect Your Privacy
We caution you against giving out personally identifiable information (such as social
security numbers, credit card numbers, names and addresses, telephone numbers, driver
license numbers) to strangers online, which may be used for illegal or harmful purposes.
Some personal information you provide to Microsoft may be stored outside of the
country in which you reside.
To read the CodePlex Privacy Statement, please see the
relating to the collection and use of your information