Our goal is to provide a service that allows you to share or find information about consultants working in the natural health industry. We respect the ownership of the content that users share and each user is responsible for the content he or she provides. Because of these principles, we do not actively monitor and will not censor user content, except in limited circumstances described below.
Content Boundaries and Use of Global Investor
In order to provide the Global Investor service and the ability to communicate and stay connected with others, there are some limitations on the type of content that can be published with Global Investor. These limitations comply with legal requirements and make Global Investor a better experience for all. We may need to change these rules from time to time and reserve the right to do so. Please check back here to see the latest.
- Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the Global Investor service in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others.
- Trademark: We reserve the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames. Accounts using business names and/or logos to mislead others may be permanently suspended.
- Private information: You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission.
- Violence and Threats: You may not publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others.
- Copyright: We will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright infringement. Our copyright procedures are set forth in the Terms of Service.
- Unlawful Use: You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
- Misuse of Global Investor Badges: You may not use badges, such as but not limited to the Promoted or Verified Global Investor badge, unless provided by Global Investor. Accounts using these badges as part of profile photos, header photos, background images, or in a way that falsely implies affiliation with Global Investor may be suspended.
Abuse and Spam
Global Investor strives to protect its users from abuse and spam. User abuse and technical abuse are not tolerated on globalinvestor.com, and may result in permanent suspension. Any accounts engaging in the activities specified below may be subject to permanent suspension.
- Serial Accounts: You may not create multiple accounts for disruptive or abusive purposes, or with overlapping use cases. Mass account creation may result in suspension of all related accounts. Please note that any violation of the Global Investor Rules is cause for permanent suspension of all accounts.
- Targeted Abuse: You may not engage in targeted abuse or harassment. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be targeted abuse or harassment are:
- if you are sending messages to a user from multiple accounts;
- if the sole purpose of your account is to send abusive messages to others;
- if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats
- Username Squatting: You may not engage in username squatting. Accounts that are inactive for more than six months may also be removed without further notice. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be username squatting are:
- the number of accounts created
- creating accounts for the purpose of preventing others from using those account names
- creating accounts for the purpose of selling those accounts
- using feeds of third-party content to update and maintain accounts under the names of those third parties
- Invitation spam: You may not use Global Investor's address book contact import to send repeat, mass invitations.
- Selling usernames: You may not buy or sell Global Investor usernames.
- Malware/Phishing: You may not publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another user’s browser or computer or to compromise a user’s privacy.
- Spam: You may not use the Global Investor service for the purpose of spamming anyone. What constitutes “spamming” will evolve as we respond to new tricks and tactics by spammers. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming are:
- If your updates consist mainly of links, and not personal updates;
- If a large number of people are blocking you;
- If a large number of spam complaints have been filed against you;
- If you repeatedly create false or misleading content in an attempt to bring attention to a profile, service or link;
- Randomly or aggressively favoriting profiles through automation in an attempt to bring attention to a profile, service or link;
- Randomly or aggressively ranking profiles through automation in an attempt to bring attention to a profile, service or link;
- If you create profiles which contain misleading links (e.g. affiliate links, links to malware/click jacking pages, etc.);
- Creating multiple misleading accounts for any reason;
- Using or promoting third-party sites that are not related to health services or would not directly benefit users of the Global Investor;
- Pornography: You may not use obscene or pornographic images in either your profile photo, header photo, or user background.
Your account may be suspended for Terms of Service violations if any of the above is true. Accounts created to replace suspended accounts will be permanently suspended.
Accounts engaging in any of these behaviors may be investigated for abuse. Accounts under investigation may be removed from Search results. Global Investor reserves the right to immediately terminate your account without further notice in the event that, in its judgment, you violate these Rules or the Terms of Service.
We may revise these Rules from time to time; the most current version will always be at http://www.globalinvestor.com/public/main/rules.
To report an account for violation of the Global Investor Rules, please use our contact form.