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Unless otherwise specified, the following notice applies to all contents of these sites, and all programs, publications, and products described on these sites:

Copyright © 2016 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, 1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005 U.S.A. All rights reserved.

Building Owners and Managers Association International, BOMA, BOMA International, Experience Exchange Report, BEEP, BOMA Energy Efficiency Program, BOMA+ Education Learn Experience Achieve logo, TOBY, The Office Building of the Year, Foundations of Real Estate Management, and all other trademarks, unless otherwise noted, are registered trademarks of BOMA International and may not be used without BOMA International’s express written permission. Trademark registrations for the BOMA 360 Performance Program logo, BOMA 360 Performance Building, and The Every Building Show have been filed and therefore may not be used without BOMA International’s express written permission.

The contents of all material available on www.boma.org is copyrighted by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International unless otherwise indicated. Copyright is not claimed to any part of an original work prepared by a U.S. or state government officer or employee as of that person's official duties. All rights are reserved and the content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written agreement of BOMA International or as indicated below. Users may download pages on prior content for their own personal use or on a single computer, but no part of such content may be otherwise or subsequently reproduced, downloaded, disseminated or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written agreement of, and with the express attribution to, BOMA International.

Link Disclaimer Notice

At certain places on the site, live links to other Web sites can be accessed. Such external sites contain information created, published, maintained or otherwise posted by institutions independent of BOMA International. BOMA International does not endorse, approve, certify or control these external sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of information located at such sites. Use of any information obtained from such sites is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review by qualified experts. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by BOMA International.

Social Media Policy

The Building Owners and Managers Association International (“BOMA”) provides access to private social media forums as an association service. Access to these forums is controlled by BOMA, and is specifically conditioned on your acceptance of and adherence to this Policy. This Policy applies to any social media forum, whether LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube or any such system existing now or in the future to which this Policy is intended to apply. You, the participant, agree that you will adhere to this Social Media Policy and that violation could result in termination of the right to participate in any social media forum, legal liability, loss of BOMA membership (if applicable) and other consequences.

You understand that this Policy may be altered in the future, and that continuing usage of the social media forums constitutes your agreement to be bound by the rules herein as they may be amended. The most current version of this Policy will be available from BOMA by e-mail request. In addition to the rules listed in this Policy, please be advised that your use and access of third party social media forums is also governed by those third party sites’ rules and policies. In particular, BOMA can make no privacy guarantees to you for your content and activities taking place on third party social media sites. Your privacy is governed only by those third party social media sites’ privacy policies, and you agree to hold BOMA harmless for any conduct of the third party social media sites.

If, at any time, you no longer agree to be bound by this Policy, you must terminate your usage of the social media forums.

The social media forums are provided on an “as is” basis, and may be changed, temporarily unavailable or discontinued at any time.

  1. Your Content
    1. You represent by submitting any content to the social media forums that you are either: (a) the creator and owner of such content, (b) claiming reasonable fair use, or, (c) that you have obtained all necessary licenses and permissions required to allow you to post the content and license it to BOMA in accordance with this paragraph. You hereby assume all liability for content you post and will indemnify BOMA for claims arising from your content, including, but not limited to claims of defamation and intellectual property infringement claims. You retain copyright and other proprietary and intellectual property rights in content you submit, post, display or share on or through the social media forums. By submitting your content to BOMA, however, you grant to BOMA and its members a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, use and distribute any content you submit, post, display or share on or through the social media forums.

    2. You also agree that you will not use any name, logo or other trademark of any entity in a way that is likely or intended to cause confusion about the origin or authorized users of such marks, names or logos.

    3. Keep in mind that the responsibility for all content belongs solely to the person from which such content originated. BOMA does not endorse any particular opinion expressed through the social media forums and cannot be responsible for them.

    4. BOMA reserves the right to screen, review, filter, modify or remove any content posted by any user to the social media forums, but has no obligation to do so. As such, you understand that in using social media forums, you may be exposed to certain content that you find offensive, indecent or objectionable. If you encounter such content, please bring it to the attention of BOMA by emailing lprats@boma.org.

    5. Any individuals who believe that their intellectual property rights have been infringed upon by or through user-submitted content should contact lprats@boma.org to request that the materials be removed. BOMA will investigate the request and remove content as appropriate, and where possible.

    6. You may have access to proprietary and confidential information, in the course of employment or a contractual relationship or otherwise. This information should never be posted to the social media forums without express permission of the owner of such information. BOMA will in no way be responsible for your violation of trade secret laws or disclosure of information prohibited by contract or other law.

  2. Antitrust

    By using the social media forums, you understand that content posted is, in effect, an ongoing "meeting" of participants. Such meetings often involve competitors. The same rules that apply at physical meetings also apply in the social media forums. Content is recorded, and participants must take special care to strictly adhere to BOMA antitrust policy.

     

    Messages between competitors regarding prices, fees, discounts, terms and conditions of sale, profits, profit margins, cost data, market shares, sales territories, customer allocation, etc. are expressly prohibited. There must be no messages relating to any group boycott.

  3. Appropriate Conduct

    You agree to adhere to the following rules on acceptable social media forum behavior and agree to communicate in a manner which furthers BOMA’s mission to support and advance the interest of the commercial real estate industry through a safe, informative and appropriate forum.

     

    In using the social media forums, you will not:

    • Defame, harass, abuse, attack or threaten any participant or other person;

    • Reveal any private information about any person without permission from that person to do so;

    • Post any inappropriate content whatsoever, including defamatory, obscene, sexually explicit or illegal content;

    • Use profanity;

    • Advertise for yourself or any business;

    • Post content not reasonably within the topic of discussion or within a topic reasonably related to the social media forum purpose;

    • Transmit any viruses, worms or other items of a destructive nature, or use any device which searches, collects, archives or indexes any content to collect information about users or for any purposes not in accordance with this Policy;

    • Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely claim association or affiliation with any person or entity; or,

    • Otherwise manipulate, abuse or “hack,” the social media forums in a manner inconsistent with their intended purposes.

If you have any questions about this Social Media Policy, or any other questions regarding the Site, please contact Lisa Prats at lprats@boma.org.​