The Rocket21 Code of Conduct

Effective April 1, 2010

Rocket21 is dedicated to providing our community a safe, empowering, and encouraging experience. Our basic online attitudes for Members and Pros are simple:

  1. Tell the truth.
  2. Be respectful and courteous.
  3. Correct any mistakes promptly.
  4. Be yourself.
  5. Respond promptly to messages, requests, and comments.
  6. Be supportive of one another.
  7. Respect everyone’s privacy, including your own.
  8. Have fun!

The Rocket21 Code of Conduct is designed to protect your online safety and privacy … and to make your experience on the site as rewarding and enjoyable as possible. Our Code of Conduct applies to both Rocket21 Members and Pros.

As a Rocket21 user, you agree:

  1. You won’t share any personally identifiable information (PII). PII is kind of like TMI. The kind of PII we do not want you to share includes:
    1. Your last name. (Unless you are a Rocket21 Pro.)
    2. Your address. (You can mention your state and country, but that’s it. However, a Rocket21 Pro may mention the city as well.)
    3. Your phone numbers.
    4. Your email addresses.
    5. Your IM account names.
    6. Your User Name on other sites.
    7. Your school name.
    8. Official numbers (such as your school ID number, Social Security, credit cards, driver’s license, etc.).
  2. You will treat others with dignity. This means:
    1. No profanity.
    2. No discrimination or discriminatory language. (This means you behave unjustly against any other person on the site.)
    3. No sexually suggestive content.
    4. No sexist content.
    5. To be clear, no content attacking or insulting someone’s race, gender, beliefs, religion, national origin, family circumstances, illness, disability, or sexual orientation.
    6. No hate speech.
    7. No bullying.
    8. No non-inclusive behavior.
    9. No discussions of risky behavior: suicide, depression, eating disorders, drug or alcohol use, violence, self-harm (cutting), etc.
    10. Don’t pick fights.
  3. You will not be a spammer or a con artist. This means you won’t post on the site any chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other message that is fraudulent or illegal.
  4. You will not defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others.
  5. You will take responsibility for anything you put on the site. This means you will not upload or post material that is harmful, obscene, embarrassing, hateful, offensive, or invades someone else’s privacy.
  6. You will not upload or post anything on the site without permission. This includes music, pictures, video, or any other material covered by a copyright or patent. In other words, no file sharing except for things you’ve created yourself.
  7. You will not upload or post anything on the site that could harm some else’s computer or the Internet itself. No hacking, worms, viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, and other types of files or programs that could a program or bring down servers. Absolutely no one would like that if it happened!
  8. You will not use Rocket21 to buy and sell stuff. You cannot advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, except if Rocket21 says it’s okay.
  9. You will respect the copyright and digital rights of others. This means, in addition to what we said about copyrights and patents above in item 6, you will not upload or post any content where the author’s or legal owner’s information has been changed or deleted.
  10. You will not violate any relevant laws or regulations, or promote or encourage any illegal activity.
  11. You will be yourself and only yourself. You will not pretend to be another User or create a false identity – such as a celebrity or a member of the Rocket21 team.
  12. You will respect the privacy rights of other Rocket21 users. You won’t try to collect information about someone else on Rocket21 and then try to use it or give it or sell it to someone else.
  13. You will not be a hacker. You will not sneak into Rocket21 to get information or material anyone else on the site, or for hacking, phishing, stealing passwords, and anything else where access is not authorized.
  14. You will be honest about yourself and other Rocket21 users. You will not make false reports to administrators.