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Code of Conduct

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QT9 Code of Conduct

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Last Modified: May 7, 2024

Thank you for being a part of QT9 Software’s (“QT9”) online community (“Community”)! We want all engagement with QT9 and participants to be safe and productive for everyone involved. To that end, this Community Code of Conduct frames our expectations for behavior when interacting with QT9 staff and our Community.

By joining and participating in QT9 Community, you acknowledge that you have read, agree to, and will follow the rules, terms and conditions set forth below.  You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation.

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important rules. If you have questions, contact legal@qt9software.com.

Code of Conduct Rules


QT9 has made the Community available to participants for the purpose of providing a forum for the discussion of issues important to professionals involved in QT9 products and services.

Community participants must adhere to the following rules:

    1. QT9 is making the Community available to participants for educational and informational purposes only. Community participants must rely solely on their own judgment with respect to all issues discussed.  QT9 does not approve or endorse any specific practices that may be mentioned in the Community. QT9 makes no representations or warranties regarding the experience, qualifications or information provided by Community participants or otherwise provided using the Community.
    2. Information posted on the Community will not be treated as confidential and, therefore, should not disclose any confidential, proprietary, or sensitive business or other information. In fact, since any information posted on the Community may be downloaded, reproduced, and disseminated without the knowledge of user(s), users must use extreme care when posting or sending such information. 
    3. Users acknowledge and agree that they (i) will not have any copyright or other property rights in or to information that they (or others) post on the Community; (ii) specifically waive any such property rights; and (iii) hereby grant all users a license to use (including the right to publish) all information posted by them on the Community.
    4. Users are prohibited from using the Community to communicate about prices or terms of service, to exchange practice management or any other proprietary information, or otherwise communicate in a manner that may violate federal or state antitrust laws.
    5. Discussion topics are not to be relied on as specific advice, and such responses are not intended to constitute practice guidelines or advice. 
    6. Users should exercise both common sense and courtesy in the messages they transmit on the Community. Defamatory, harassing, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal communications are strictly prohibited.    
    7. Users may not post or distribute files, articles, or other information subject to trademark, copyright, or other proprietary rights, except with the express consent of the owner of the rights.
    8. Users are prohibited from posting commercial messages or promotions, advertising, or selling unsolicited goods or services.
    9. Users must respect the security of the Community and may not attempt to gain access or provide access to areas private to QT9 or the Community.
    10. Users are prohibited from using the Community for any purpose that may be illegal.  For example, the Community may not be used to solicit or disseminate information having to do with, or to conduct any activity relating to, illegal drugs, pornography, gambling, spreading computer viruses, software infringement, trafficking in credit card codes, price-fixing, illegal boycotts, or other crimes.
    11. The Community may not be used in a manner that violates applicable federal, state, or local laws, QT9 bylaws or any other policies, procedures, rules, or regulations of QT9.
    12. QT9 will deny access to the Community to any individual who has not agreed to the terms of these Rules and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (i) remove any postings or other content that is not consistent with these Rules or otherwise not in the best interests of QT9; and (ii) suspend or terminate access to the Community for violations of these Rules or for otherwise acting in a manner contrary to the interests of QT9.

Code of Conduct Disclaimer


The views expressed on the Community are those of the individual contributors.  They do not and should not be construed as representing the views of QT9.  QT9 makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information posted on the Community, whether posted by QT9 or any third party, and QT9 assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use or misuse of such information for any purpose.  QT9 disclaims any responsibility to maintain copies of any information posted on the Community or to assure that such information is deleted.  Unless specifically stated otherwise, QT9 does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, advice, guidance, product, process, service, or organization presented or mentioned on the Community, and information from the Community should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement.  NEVERTHELESS, QT9 RETAINS THE RIGHT TO MONITOR POSTED INFORMATION AND REMOVE MESSAGES OR MATERIALS THAT IT BELIEVES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF THESE RULES OR ARE NOT IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF QT9.     

Code of Conduct Reporting


If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or uncomfortable or otherwise violates the Code of Conduct, please bring this to the attention of QT9 staff or email the report to legal@qt9software.com.

Code of Conduct Issues

Steps QT9 Will Take

  1. Participants will be asked to stop any harassing behavior and are expected to comply immediately.
  2. Anyone violating this Code of Conduct will be blocked—without warning—from the space where the incident occurred, such as our social media channels, the QT9 community forum, or expulsion from the meeting/event.
  3. They may also be banned from all interaction on all platforms for a period of time at our discretion.
  4. QT9 may publish a statement publicly about the incident, but never without the permission of those who have been harmed by the incident, and always within the law.     

Code of Conduct Reinstatement


Requests to be reinstated after being blocked or banned may be sent to legal@qt9software.com and will be considered.

Code of Conduct Governing Law and Venue

Governing Law and Venue

This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois excluding conflict of law provisions.  Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach, termination, enforcement or interpretation or validity thereof, shall be resolved by binding arbitration administered by ADR Systems under its Rules of Commercial Arbitration then in effect in or from Chicago before one arbitrator selected from its Commercial Panel in accordance with ADR Systems’ procedures for appointment.  The award rendered by the arbitrator is final and binding and may be entered into any court having proper jurisdiction thereof.  The prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in enforcing this Agreement.