Code of Conduct

Free Expression

This blog values free expression and a vigorous exchange of opinion. Purely personal abuse, plagiarism, libel and SPAM are unwelcome and will be removed, along with anything else that constitutes a blatant violation of common decency in civil discourse.

All bloggers and commenters must respect applicable copyright laws and are responsible for adhering to standards of fair use and providing proper attribution when referencing the works of others.

Acceptable Content

A blogger must not use his or her blog to willfully cause harm. A blogger must consider the impact of his or her actions on others. A blogger must not link to another site for purposes of harassment and must not send his or her audience to harass other bloggers or people.

We take responsibility for our own words and reserve the right to restrict comments on our blog that do not conform to our standards.

We are committed to the “Civility Enforced” standard: we strive to post high quality, acceptable content, and we will delete unacceptable comments. We define unacceptable comments as anything included (but not limited to) or linked to that:
• is being used to abuse, harass, stalk, or threaten others
• is libelous or knowingly false
• infringes upon any copyright, trademark or trade secret of any third party. (If you quote or excerpt someone’s content, it is your responsibility to provide proper attribution to the original author.)
• violates an obligation of confidentiality
• violates the privacy of others
We define and determine what is “unacceptable content” on a case-by-case basis, and our definitions are not limited to this list. If we delete a comment or link, we will say so and explain why.


We require commenters to supply a valid email address before they can post, though we allow commenters to identify themselves as anonymous, rather than use their real name.

Disclaimer Regarding Hyperlinks

The links on this web site are provided only for the convenience of Volunteer Maine blog visitors. Volunteer Maine has no interest in, responsibility for, or control over the linked site. Volunteer Maine makes no promises or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, as to the content of the linked-site. In no event shall Volunteer Maine be liable for any damages resulting from use of these links even if Volunteer Maine has been informed of the possibility of such liability.

Disclaimer Regarding Content

The Volunteer Maine Blog is a communications tool for volunteer managers in Maine. Volunteer Maine hosts the blog, which is overseen by an editorial board composed of professional volunteer managers. The content of this blog does not necessarily reflect the views of Volunteer Maine or its partners.

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