Code of Conduct

Community Rules & Etiquette and Privacy Guidelines

Please review the Rules and Terms of Use below, then click the confirmation button to access the STN Community Sign-Up form: 

General Rules

  • Only registered STN Community members may post and receive messages from the STN Community
  • Messages may contain text or HTML
  • Only the following attachments are allowed – MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Adobe PDF – all other attachments will be stripped from the message, however the message will still be posted to the list.
  • Important: The REPLY button addresses your message to the entire STN Community.
    To send your message to a specific person, you will need to retype that person's address in the 'TO' field when you reply. Otherwise, a reply intended for specific individuals will, instead, go to the entire list.


Terms of Use

By subscribing to our electronic mailing lists/online community, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use in their entirety. STN reserves the right to change these terms at any time and from time to time with or without notice. Your continued use of a list after a change constitutes agreement to the revised terms.

STN reserves the right to temporarily or permanently discontinue the Community with or without notice. STN will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or termination of the list.

STN, in its sole discretion, may terminate your subscription and remove and discard any content posted by you, for any reason, including, without limitation, if STN believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms of Use. Any termination of your subscription under any provision of the Terms of Use may be affected without prior notice.

The Rules

As with any community, there are rules governing behavior on email discussion lists. If you do not understand any of the rules of conduct and need clarification, contact the list administrator. STN does not actively monitor the list for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to STN's attention, then STN, in its sole discretion, may take any and all appropriate action. Violation of a rule shall result in the following actions: 1st violation – written warning; 2nd violation – loss of STN Community privileges for one year. No exceptions.

  • Don't challenge or attack others. The discussions on the lists are meant to stimulate conversation not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may.
  • Don't post commercial or advertising messages. Contact people directly with product and service information if you believe it would help them.
  • Don't post job openings. The STN Career Center is available for this purpose.
  • Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the STN Community is available for all members to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything in a STN Community message that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
  • Please note carefully all items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules below, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted to the list.
  • Remember that STN and other Listerv participants have the right to reproduce postings to this STN Community.

Community Etiquette

The following guidelines are not intended as rules or requirements for participating in the list. Instead, they are general tips for participating in electronic mailing lists in a responsible and courteous manner.

  • State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.
  • Include only the relevant portions of the original message in your reply. Delete any header information, and put your response before the original posting.
  • Only send a message to the entire list when it contains information that everyone can benefit from.
  • Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals--not to the entire list. Do this by using your e-mail application's forwarding option and typing in or cutting and pasting in the e-mail address of the individual to whom you want to respond.
  • Do not send administrative messages, such as remove me from the list, through the STN Community. Instead, use the Web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing e-mail addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new e-mail address. Simply change your settings.


Additional Guidelines/Suggestions

Questions regarding membership or administrative issues should be submitted directly to STN staff.

The Legal Stuff

This STN Community is provided as a service of the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN). STN is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. STN disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by STN or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall STN be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants STN and users of this list the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

STN prohibits the posting of messages facilitating or encouraging members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or indirectly 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 will not be allowed: 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.

STN does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to STN's attention, STN will take all appropriate action. STN reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.