Terms and Conditions

Community Use Guidelines and Terms of Use

 This site is provided as a service for the members of International Positive Psychology Association. International Positive Psychology Association is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others.


In no event shall International Positive Psychology Association 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.

At IPPA, we strive to create an environment that welcomes, values, serves, and effectively utilizes the diverse experience, perspectives and voluntary contributions of our members. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to only post discussions and shared files and content best suited to the medium. This is a great medium through 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. In order to preserve an environment that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violate these rules. If you have questions, please contact the member services department via the 
ContactUs link on this site.


The Rules

  • Respect others. Focus on the content of posts and not on the people making them. Remember, IPPA members are a diverse group of people from various professional disciplines and countries around the world. In all discourse, show respect to your fellow colleagues for the diversity of experience in our international global community. Please extend the benefit of the doubt to newer guests and members.

  • Respect the purpose of the community. Use the community to contribute to our shared collective learning. Share successes, challenges, evidence, constructive feedback, questions, and goals instead of products or services that you provide or other content that does not generally relate to the field of positive psychology. If you’ve found a product or service helpful, please share your experience with the group in a respectful way.

  • Respect intellectual property. Post content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the content creator. Refrain from reproducing or making copies of proprietary content, or distributing content through print, digital, broadcast or social media channels, except when otherwise indicated, or without the express written consent of the owner. When referencing work use the appropriate citations.

  • Respect membership confidentiality, Do not use or distribute member information outside of this platform or for any personal gain.

  • Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the discussion groups 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 or language are strictly prohibited. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violate these rules.

  • When posting items in our collaborative environment, please indicate if the item is not available for reuse. It’s also advisable to contact the owner of any material if you would like to reuse it.

  • Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate groups. This helps ensure all messages receive the best response by keeping the community organized.

  • Adhere to all professional guidelines as outlined in IPPA's Member Code of Conduct.

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.

  • 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 in every message.

  • Do not send administrative messages, such as “remove me from the list,” to the group. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address. Simply change your settings.

  • Maintain awareness of cultural differences and the diverse, international nature of our community.

Products, Promotions and Offers - Offering services or product to IPPA members

The purpose of this community is to share knowledge and facilitate connection and collective learning. IPPA members should refrain from "marketing" their companies, products or services in the discussion boards. However, IPPA members who own a product or company and have the authority to promote and/or offer discounts to IPPA members as a good faith added benefit of membership may do so by posting in dedicated location (the Deals and Discounts thread in the general member discussion board). Contributors and members acknowledge that IPPA has not passed on, reviewed or made any recommendation or endorsement with regards to any of the content contained within this section. Contributors acknowledge that they have the authority to offer the deal and are solely responsible for fulfillment of the posted offer. Contributor has the responsibility to remove the offer if the time limit has expired. IPPA Admins have the right to remove expired or inappropriate items. (See legal policy in terms of service below).

Reporting violations.

If you want to report a violation of these terms, please email: concerns@ippanetwork.org.

The Legal Stuff

This site is provided as a service for the members of International Positive Psychology Association.  International Positive Psychology Association 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 by International Positive Psychology Association or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall International Positive Psychology Association 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 or language.  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 International Positive Psychology Association 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 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.

Inclusion in the member community does not imply an endorsement of any particular member, organization, product or service by IPPA. 


We have the right but not the obligation to monitor, screen, post, remove, modify, store and review user generated content or communications sent through this IPPA platform, at any time and for any reason, including to ensure that the content or communication conforms to these terms, without prior notice to you. We are not responsible for, and do not endorse or guarantee, the opinions, views, advice or recommendations posted or sent by users.

International Positive Psychology Association reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

Choice of Forum: You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms that is not subject to arbitration shall be filed, and that venue properly lies, only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Minnesota, United States of America and you consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating such action.

Choice of Law: These terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota and the laws of the United States, without giving effect to any conflict of law principles.

Severability: If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Survival: The provisions of these terms which by their nature should survive the termination of these terms shall survive such termination.

Waiver: No waiver of any provision of these terms by us shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.


Privacy Policy

Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as noted below.

With Whom Do We Share the Personal Information We Collect Through This Site:

Our Service Providers
We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf. 

Business Transfers
Your personal information may be transferred to another entity (either an affiliated entity or an unrelated third party) in connection with a merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar corporate event. If such a transfer were ever to occur, the acquiring entity’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy. 

Government and Legal Disclosures 
We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others.

External Sites
We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

A "cookie" is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows us to recognize you each time you visit this site (personalization, etc). Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and we do not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies may also be used by 3rd party content providers such as news-feeds.

Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet
While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.  For any other information please contact us using the Contact Us page.