General Disclaimer For Use on ALISE Social Media Site(s)


The purpose of these sites is for the free exchange of ideas and commentary regarding issues of interest to those in the field of library and information science education, including viewing content and/or videos and posting comments. By accessing, viewing and/or posting any content to any ALISE Social Media Site on the internet, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the following terms of use, as well as any other terms of use required by the company that owns and operates the underlying social media site (e.g,, any terms of use required by Facebook, Twitter, etc). If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, you may not view or post any content to any ALISE Social Media Site on the internet. Your use of ALISE Social Media Sites is acceptance of this Policy and has the same effect as if you had actually physically signed an agreement.

GENERAL DISCLAIMER: ALISE is not responsible for material posted to this social media site and does not guarantee the content, accuracy, or use of the content in this site. ALISE does not in any way endorse or recommend individuals, products or services that may be discussed on this site. ALISE specifically disclaims all liability for claims or damages that may result from any posting on this site. ALISE accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on this forum, and such opinions do not necessarily reflect the policies of ALISE. In no event shall ALISE be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on information on this site.

With the foregoing in mind, the ALISE terms of use for this site are as follows:

  1. You must be at least 18 years old to interact with any content on any ALISE Social Media Site.
  2. As a guest posting content to any ALISE Social Media Site on the internet, you agree that you will not: violate any local, state, federal and international laws and regulations, including but not limited to copyright and intellectual property rights laws regarding any content that you send or receive via this Policy; transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that is unlawful, disruptive, threatening, profane, abusive, harassing, embarrassing, tortuous, defamatory, obscene, libelous, or is an invasion of another's privacy, is hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable as solely determined in ALISE’s discretion; impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party; transmit (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising (including advertising of non-ALISE services or products), promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation; transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that contains software viruses, worms, disabling code, or any other malicious computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; harass another; or collect or store, or attempt to collect or store, personal data about third parties without their knowledge or consent; or to share confidential pricing information of any party.
  3. By posting any content on any ALISE Social Media Site, you grant to ALISE the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, and display such content and the right to create derivative works from your content, edit or modify such content and use such content for any ALISE purpose.
  4. You expressly acknowledge that you assume all responsibility related to the security, privacy, and confidentiality risks inherent in sending any content over the internet. ALISE does not control third-party sites and the internet over which you may choose to send confidential or personal information; therefore ALISE does not make any warranties, express or implied, against  interceptions or compromises to your information. 
  5. You may not provide any content to an ALISE Social Media Site that contains any product or service endorsements.
  6. ALISE is a nonpartisan organization. In furtherance of that policy, you may not  provide any content to an ALISE Social Media Site that may be construed as  (a) lobbying for or against any legislation or legislative proposal, (b) a solicitation  of contributions for any persons, entity or cause, or (c) a statement for or against any political candidate for public office. In addition, you may not link to any sites  of political candidates or parties or use the ALISE Social Media Site to discuss political campaigns.
  7. ALISE’s policy is to scrupulously comply with all antitrust laws, and all users of this site are cautioned to guard against activity that could be construed as a violation of the antitrust laws. Do not post any material that:
  • references specific fees charged or paid for professional services.
  • discusses prices, discounts, terms or conditions of sale and other price or cost-related items.
  • addresses salaries or terms of employment.
  • attempts to allocate markets.
  • Includes information that could otherwise be construed to impose a restraint on trade and inhibit free and fair competition.
ALISE reserves the right to remove any content in violation of this policy or that is otherwise objectionable, as well as to take steps to block access by any person violating this policy.