The mission of UnitedMapleProducers.org is to provide the best venue possible for all maple producers/enthusiasts to connect, respectfully share ideas, learn and grow. To achieve this goal, we ask that all users participate in such a way that promotes a friendly, positive experience for our online community.

To protect the integrity of our site, the management board of UnitedMapleProducers.org reserves the right to suspend any account and/or remove any content which breaches our Common Sense Community Standards (outlined below). For minor first and second offenses, you may be suspended from the site for one week and/or receive a written warning. There is no fixed time for the length of subsequent suspensions or suspensions for more severe violations.

This is considered a living document that we regularly update based on the evolution of the UnitedMapleproducers.org community and services.

COMMON SENSE COMMUNITY STANDARDS:

Breaking the Law
You must respect all applicable local, national, and international laws while using our site/services. Any content or activity featuring, encouraging, or soliciting illegal activity is prohibited.

Suspension Evasion
All suspensions are binding until expiration or removal upon appeal. Any attempt to circumvent a site-wide, community, or chat suspension by using other accounts, identities, personalities, or presence on another user’s account will also result in suspension. Suspension evasion will not only increase the length of suspension, but may lead to an indefinite suspension.

Unauthorized Sharing of Private Information
It is prohibited to share content that may reveal private personal contact information about individuals, or their private residence, without permission.

Hatefulness and Harassment
Hate speech or other harassment which facilitates, promotes, or encourages discrimination, harassment, or violence based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, political position/party, or nationality is not permitted.

Bullying, defamation, intimidation, or stalking of other persons or users, including UnitedMapleProducers.org management board, founders, admins, or moderators, is prohibited. 

Just be nice. It’s not that hard.

Impersonation
Content and/or activity meant to impersonate an individual or organization is prohibited. Any attempts to misrepresent yourself and/or create multiple identities will result in immediate, permanent suspension.

Spam, Scams, and Other Malicious Conduct
Any content or activity that disrupts, interrupts, harms, or otherwise violates the integrity of UnitedMapleProducers.org services or another user’s experience is prohibited. Such activity includes:

  • Posting large amounts of repetitive, unwanted messages or reports
  • Distributing unauthorized advertisements/soliciting
  • Phishing
  • Defrauding others
  • Spreading malware or viruses
  • Misinformation (such as a review of a product that you have never used/owned, posting misleading information)
  • Selling or sharing user accounts

HOW TO APPEAL A SUSPENSION:

To appeal a suspension, please contact the UnitedMapleProducers.org in writing. We will consider appeals of indefinite suspensions based on our review of your conduct, account standing, and any other information we have. Our management board will review all requests for reinstatement, and we will process these along with all other support requests.