29Gifts Code of Conduct
Please read the important guidelines below. If you notice anything in violation of the guidelines, please report the issue
Here at 29Gifts, as with any website where people come together, it is important to adhere to certain rules of etiquette. Most can be covered by remaining respectful of your fellow members
, but we have listed some specific guidelines below.
Absolutely No Solicitation
Under no circumstances should you contact another member asking for money, help, or offering products or services -- this includes friend requests and comments left of member walls. If you have a cause or organization you'd like people to donate to, you can post a Discussion in the Forum, or you make post on your Personal Giving Blog, however you should never approach another member for any sort of loan or to ask them to give you money for your personal use. If we get complaints from other members that you have done so, your account will be removed.
**If you need to make a complaint that a member has solicited you for a loan or money for personal use, please contact Erin
This is Not a Dating Site
If you're looking to find a date, or a mate, or anything of that sort, this is not the place to do it. No erotic, suggestive, or pornographic content will be permitted. It is inappropriate to use this site as a way to make romantic connections. There are sites designed for that, please use them, and do not behave as if this is one of those sites. If you do, we will remove you from our membership.
Please be sure that all posts made on your Personal Giving Blog, as well as any and all comments and discussion threads you post remain at a PG-13 level. This includes text, video, images and any other content you may add or upload. There are children as young as 13 registered with 29Gifts. Some parents involve their younger children in their giving efforts so it’s possible that even younger eyes could be viewing our content with their parents. All content on the site must be child friendly and non-offensive. Always ask yourself if what you’re posting is something you’d want your own child (or mother) to read. If you are unsure about whether or not it is appropriate, it probably isn't.
No Inappropriate Content.
Please keep all content you post in the public forum focused on the topic of giving in general and your experiences as they relate to the 29-Day Giving Challenge
. If you want to talk off-topic, please do so in your personal giving blog
. Content that is NOT APPROPRIATE on 29Gifts includes, but is not limited to, advertising, material copyrighted by someone who isn't you, any content that is vulgar or obscene or contains adult themes or images, including sexual commentary or imagery. Abusive language, name-calling, insults, harassment, spamming, flaming, baiting and/or personal attacks will not be tolerated. Further, members are prohibited from making posts or comments that encourage this type of behavior. 29Gifts reserves the right to take appropriate measures, including deleting content, blocking any member from posting to our site and/or revoking the membership for any behavior we determine to be damaging to our community.
We’re thrilled to see so many young members taking part in the challenge. However, according to NING Terms of Service
and Federal Law, no person under the age of 13 may sign up for an account on any NING network, including 29Gifts. We reserve the right to remove and ban any member we find to be under the age of 13.
If you, as a parent or guardian, choose to involve any child under the age of 18 on this website, please be aware that you are responsible for the safety and security of your child, as well as remaining vigilant to what he/she may read on the site. While we monitor posts as closely as possible, we cannot guarantee that we have caught 100% of any offensive content.
Guard Your Personal Information. 29Gifts is a Public Network.
Non-members have access to reading posts and profiles on our site. Any person is eligible to join this network. We highly discourage members from posting personal information such as telephone number, home address, or other specific information which may make your location easily discovered by others. If you’d like to share such information with other members, we advise you to do so with great forethought and caution, and only via the private messaging system. Be aware that 29Gifts cannot be held liable or responsible for any damages incurred as a result of sharing said information.
Please Refrain from Advertising.
It is not appropriate to advertise your business, products or services on the 29Gifts public forum, public image gallery or in comments you leave on other member’s profile walls or blog posts. It is acceptable to mention your business on your own profile page or blog post -- IF YOU RELATE THE POST TO YOUR GIVING CHALLENGE EXPERIENCE IN SOME WAY. Our network administrators will delete any content that is construed as advertising.
If you become aware of any content that may violate these guidelines, or other worrisome issues, please promptly REPORT THE ISSUE
and our community administrators will look into it as quickly as possible.