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Terms of Use for SSIA Forums

By using SSIA's forums, you agree that you have read and will follow the rules and guidelines set for these peer discussion groups. You also agree to reserve forum discussions for topics best suited to the medium.

As with any community, there are guidelines governing behavior on the forum. For instance, violating antitrust regulations, libeling others, selling, and marketing are not permissible. Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions, contact the webmaster. SSIA reserves the right to suspend or terminate membership on all forums for members who violate these rules.
  • Do not 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.

  • Do not post commercial messages. Contact people directly with products and services that you believe would help them.

  • Use caution when discussing products and do not discuss price. Information posted on the forums is available for all 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 forum 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 SSIA and other e-mail list participants have the
    right to reproduce postings to this forum.

Disclaimer and Rules

This forum is provided as a service of the Shoe Service Institute of America. SSIA accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. SSIA disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by SSIA or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness.
In no event shall SSIA 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 SSIA and users of this list the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members 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.

SSIA 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 SSIA's attention, SSIA will take all appropriate action.

SSIA reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

Forum Etiquette

  • Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name,
    affiliation, location, and e-mail address.

  • State concisely and clearly the specific topic of the 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.

  • Only post a message to the forum 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 forum. Do this by clicking on the e-
    mail link in the original posting.

  • Send any questions or comments about the forum to

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