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Online Communication Rules
Code of Conduct

Source Document | Adopted 7/7/2020

The Phoenix Arizona Chapter of The Piano Technicians Guild, Inc. ("we" or "our" or "Chapter") has established this Code of Conduct as part of our Online Communication Rules in order to help Users identify and avoid posting Inappropriate or Illegal Content on our Sites and also to give our Users some general guidance on Message Etiquette.

Inappropriate or Illegal Content

The posting of Inappropriate or Illegal Content on our Sites will not be tolerated and any User who does so will be banned.

  1. Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal content.
  2. Do not post any content protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting copyrighted content, the posting party warrants and represents that they own the copyright with respect to such content or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants the Chapter and Users of these Sites the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such content.
  3. Do not post any message that encourages or facilitates others to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.


The Chapter does not actively monitor our Sites for Inappropriate or Illegal Content and does not on its own undertake editorial control of content. However, in the event that any such content is brought to the attention of the Chapter, we will take all appropriate action.

Message Etiquette


  1. State concisely and clearly the topic of your message in the subject line. This will allow others to respond more appropriately to your messages and makes it easier for them to search the archives by subject.
  2. Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, chapter, affiliation, location, etc.
  3. Include only the relevant portions of an original message in your reply. Delete any irrelevant header information, and put your response before the original post.
  4. Only send a group message when it contains information that everyone can benefit from.
  5. When possible, send simple courtesy replies like "thanks for the information" to individuals (not to the entire group) using the appropriate Reply or Reply to… feature of a message.
  6. Warn other Users of lengthy messages either in the subject line or at the beginning of the message body with a line that says "Long Message".
  7. When possible, update your own user information, email address(es) and email preferences, and unsubscribe from Sites you no longer wish to participate in; otherwise, send this information directly to the Site Administrator instead of posting it in a group message.