Additional Website Stipulations


CrisisRisk provides comprehensive information about the CrisisCoordinator Program and responds in a timely manner to reasonable requests for information. 


Crisis Coordinators may have access to confidential and privileged information about CrisisCoordinator Program and other Crisis Coordinators. Individuals with access to such information comply with privacy and confidentiality policies and treat all information responsibly and appropriately.

Crisis Coordinator Documents and Tools

Each Crisis Coordinator is responsible, within the scope of his/her role, for the integrity and accuracy of the Crisis Coordinator Program documents, tools, and records. No one may falsify or improperly alter information on any record or document.

Reporting Suspected Violations or Concerns

Each Crisis Coordinator is encouraged to report violations or concerns about violations of this code of conduct that come to his/her attention.

How to Report a Violation or Discuss a Concern

The telephone numbers and other references are valid as of the publication date of this code of conduct. These numbers and references may change from time to time. Up-to-date numbers and references are available on the website version of the Code of Conduct, available at

By joining and using this crisis Coordinator community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. 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 guidelines and our site’s privacy policy.  In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate access in this community for anyone who violates these rules.

Website Rules

  • 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. 
  • Do not 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 laws. 
  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited.
  • 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. We reserve the right to reject any message for any reason.
  • Except for posts to the crisis coordinator community, discussion messages should be considered confidential. When using information on the Crisis Coordinator website in a published article or forwarding discussion messages, remember to contact discussion post and article authors to obtain their permission prior to publishing others’ content or comments.
  • Note that messages posted on the crisis coordinator community may be used freely unless restricted by copyright.

Legal Disclaimer and Prohibitions

This site is provided as a service for the crisis coordinators is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted CrisisRisk or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall CrisisRisk 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 CrisisRisk and users of this site 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 Crisis Coordinators 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.

CrisisRisk 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 the attention of CrisisRisk we will take all appropriate action.

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

Discussion Etiquette

  • Include a signature on all messages. Include your name, title, organization name, and location.
  • State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows others to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier 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.