SPE Connect Community Guidelines
To ensure the best possible experience for all members, SPE has established basic guidelines for participation.
By joining and using this community website, you agree that you have
read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to
reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to
the SPE Connect. This is a great tool to solicit the advice of your
peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing
Please take a moment to read the guidelines. To preserve a climate that
encourages both polite and fruitful dialogue, SPE reserves the right to
suspend or terminate participation in this community for anyone who
violates these rules and to reject any message for any reason.
Questions about these guidelines should be directed to SPE at SPEConnect@spe.org.
Rules for Participation
- Don't challenge or attack others. The
discussions and comments are meant to stimulate conversation not to
create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may.
- Don't post commercial messages on any
discussion list, resource library entry, or other area where others
might see it. Contact people directly with product and service
information if you believe it would help them.
- Use caution when discussing products.
Information posted on the lists and in the libraries is available for
all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust
- Defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening,
offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post
anything 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.
- Remember that other participants have the right to reproduce postings to this site unless you specify otherwise.
- Post your message or documents only to the
most appropriate lists or libraries. Do not spam several lists or
libraries with the same message. All messages must add to the body of
knowledge. SPE reserves the right to reject any message for any reason.
- Do not post head-hunter notices via the
SPE group discussion boards. Such posts will be deleted. A primary focus
of this group is the in-depth, technical discussions of industry
topics. Please refrain from posting promotional items.
- Do not forward SPE Connect email digests
directly from your email box as others will be able to login as you. You
will need to use the "forward message" link on the right hand side of
the message to forward.
Discussion Group Etiquette
- State concisely and clearly the topic of
your 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.
- Include only the relevant portions of the
original message in your reply. Delete any header information, and put
your response before the original posting.
- Only send a message to the entire list 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 entire list. Do
this by using the "Reply to Sender" link to the left of every message.
- Do not send administrative messages, such
as remove me from the list. Instead, use the web interface to change
your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing
e-mail addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and
rejoin under your new e-mail address. Simply change your settings.
- Warn other list subscribers of lengthy
messages either in the subject line or at the beginning of the message
body with a line that says "Long Message."
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includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no
event shall SPE be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential
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profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of
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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 SPE and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to
display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such
information or other material.
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.
does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings. For
technical communities, member-led Moderating Committees and other select
communities, SPE may initiate the removal of inappropriate postings.
With regard to all SPE Connect features, if an inappropriate posting is
brought to the attention of SPE, we will take all appropriate action.
Do not post head-hunter notices via the SPE group discussion boards. Such posts will
be deleted. A primary focus of this group is the in-depth, technical
discussions of industry topics. Please refrain from posting promotional
SPE reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.
SPEI Trademarks and License
SPE name and logo and all SPE related trade names, design marks, tag
lines and slogans are the Intellectual Property of SPEI, and you may not
use such without the prior written consent of SPE. All other product
and service marks contained herein are the marks of their respective
owners and may not be used without the prior written consent of such
owners. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as granting to you
or any user of this Website any license to or ownership rights in any
Intellectual Property or other legal right of SPE or any third party.
Intellectual Property Infringement Complaints
SPE prohibits the posting, display, transmission, sharing, emailing,
embedding, making available, or otherwise use in this nature of content
that infringes the Intellectual Property rights of another person or
party. In the event that a third party provides SPEI with a notification
of any alleged Intellectual Property infringement, SPEI may immediately
remove such content and may block access to and cancel such user’s
registration. In addition, in the event of an alleged copyright
infringement, SPEI shall act expeditiously in accordance with the
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and will take steps to have the
allegedly infringing material removed or access to such blocked.
Procedure for Submitting Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement
It is SPE policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright
infringement that comply with the DMCA. With respect to copyright
infringement, the DMCA requires SPEI to have a designated agent to
receive notices of alleged copyright infringement. For any content that
you believe infringes your copyright, please send a written notice of
alleged copyright infringement to SPE’s designated agent at the
If by first class mail:
Copyright Agent for Notification of Claimed Infringement
PO Box 833836
Richardson, TX 75080 USA
If by facsimile:
Attn: SPEI Copyright Agent
Your written notification of alleged copyright infringement should include the following information:
- Identification of the copyrighted work
claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at the
Website are to be covered by a single notification, a representative
list of such works;
- Identification of the material that is
claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and
that is to be removed or access which is to be disabled, and
information reasonably sufficient to permit SPEI to locate the material
on the website;
- Information reasonably sufficient to
permit SPEI to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if
available, an email address at which you may be contacted;
- A statement that you have a good faith
belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not
authorized by you, your agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the
notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are
authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is