TennisCompanion Community Etiquette

This policy governs the relationship between you (our awesome community members) and TennisCompanion (hereafter sometimes referred to as “us,” or “our”). This policy covers the areas of the site in which the community participates: blog posts, blog comments, blog submissions, community forums and personal profiles.

Offensive, Provocative, and Defamatory Content

To provide the very best information and experience possible on our site, we have a few requests and requirements about the content that’s allowed on the site.

You may not use our site or tools for personal attacks, defamation, harassment, spam, offensive content, inappropriately aggressive behavior, or any illegal activities. Any material you post of works you create on the site (hereafter “Content”) may not be illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy, or otherwise injurious or objectionable. We reserve the right to terminate or restrict access to a user’s account and to delete any Content posted through it. Without notice to you, we may, but have no obligation to, remove or edit Content and accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion to be unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, or otherwise objectionable or in violation of any party’s intellectual property. Verbal, physical, written, or other abuse (including threats of abuse or retribution) of any TennisCompanion customer, employee, community member, or officer will result in immediate account termination.

Content Ownership

By posting or contributing content (including but not limited to our blog, blog comments, user submitted blog posts and community forums), you are granting TennisCompanion a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your content and hidden electronic data, including, without limitation, the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, reformat, and/or incorporate your Content into a collective work.

Off-Topic Comments

We cherish the sense of community, friendship, and humor frequently demonstrated in the off-topic comments. However, our goal is to provide highly relevant, professional content. To help the focus of the site, we may remove off-topic comments or comment sub-threads after three replies. We believe this is a solid compromise between our interest in providing highly relevant content and fostering a fun, friendly community.

Account Responsibility

You are responsible for all Content posted and activity that occurs under your account, even if Content is posted by others who have access to your account. Please guard your account password diligently.

Misrepresentation

You shall not misrepresent yourself or take on the identity of someone else while using this service. If you feel that someone has misrepresented your identity on the site, please contact us and we’ll look into it straight away.

Promotional Content

Promoting a business, product, or service is permitted, but only if the promotional content is valuable for TennisCompanion community members and relevant to the discussion. Whether promotional content is valuable is entirely at TennisCompanion’s discretion. TennisCompanion has the right to remove any link we feel is not relevant to the discussion without notice. Please visibly disclose any commercial relationship you have with the promoted business, product, or service. This includes, but is not limited to, payment, reciprocal advertising agreements, conflicts of interest, or other non-consumer relationships.

TennisCompanion 24 Hour Look-Back Period

A user submitted blog post may be removed from our site upon the request of the author within the first 24 hours of publishing. Comments will not be removed, except at TennisCompanion’s sole discretion. Beyond 24 hours after publishing, user submitted posts will only be removed or edited at TennisCompanion’s sole discretion.

TennisCompanion Blog, Blog Comments, Community Forums, User Submitted Blog Posts, and TennisCompanion Content Disclaimer

This disclaimer applies to all Content in the TennisCompanion blog, blog comments, user submitted blog posts, community forums, and any other areas where users can submit Content.

TennisCompanion provides information, advice, and content based on our personal and professional experience. This content is, by-and-large, opinion, and although we do our best to limit false or misleading information, it’s important to note that your results applying this information may vary.

TennisCompanion or any of it’s staff are not licensed health care professionals or nutritionists. While we go to great lengths to research and provide our readers with accurate and helpful information you should always consult your physician for proper diagnosis, or when making lifestyle changes including your diet or eating habits.

The TennisCompanion blog, blog comments, community forums, and user submitted blog posts are comprised of content from multiple authors; some are employees of TennisCompanion and others are guest bloggers or TennisCompanion community members like you. TennisCompanion reviews all non-comment Content on the TennisCompanion Blog and user submitted blog posts, but not the community forums. We try to err on the side of publishing “too much” rather than “too little” material, and thus, you may find content that is heavily opinionated or even dead wrong at times. It’s our opinion that it’s valuable to be exposed to Content and perspectives of all kinds, even if it’s not 100% accurate. Even bad ideas can bear useful fruit. Thus, we’re generally liberal with the TennisCompanion Blog, User Submitted Blog Posts, and community forums. Please remember to always use your best judgment when making decisions about how to improve your tennis game.

Our community forum service is mostly run through community volunteers and users like you. Please be mindful that we don’t review every question and answer. In fact, we can’t guarantee that you will receive an answer at all. You’re going to get all kinds of answers—good and bad—in the community forums. Use your independent judgment.

If you have concerns, comments, or problems with any of the material you find on the TennisCompanion Blog or our site, please feel free to contact us.