The VerticalResponse Marketing Lounge ("the VR Lounge") has been established by VerticalResponse as a resource for small business owners, non-profits and marketing professionals to share experiences, network, ask questions and assist one another in their marketing and business growth efforts.
The primary focus of the VR Lounge is to provide a community of resources to help improve the marketing efforts of its membership; it is not, primarily, a place to find customers, but it is a place to explore ways to expand the reach and scope of members’ businesses.
Members are encouraged to utilize the community features to customize their personal "My Lounge" page, start and participate in discussion groups and forums, initiate contact with other members using the various communication tools and invite their colleagues and friends.
VR Lounge members are also encouraged to post descriptions of their business activities, along with links to their accompanying web pages on their My Lounge pages. Business videos can also be uploaded, but this type of content is initially submitted into a moderation queue for review and approval before appearing in the Lounge (videos should include a tutorial or case study component, promotional videos will not be published); product images, catalog pages, "special offers," etc. can also be linked to in your "My Lounge" page’s text box or comment wall. VerticalResponse reserves the right to reject any content that they deem as inappropriate for the VR Lounge.
In addition, the following activities are not appropriate for the VR Lounge:
Posting this type of content in the Forum or on other VR Lounge members’ pages will result in the immediate termination of the posting member’s account without further notification, and that individual will be banned from rejoining the VR Lounge community.
Member profiles (i.e., "My Lounge" pages) are the key component to making connections with other members in the VR Lounge, and the more details provided in a profile the more effective the VR Lounge opportunities can be for its members.
Here are a few suggestions to maximize your My Lounge page’s effectiveness:
The VR Lounge discussion groups and Forum are intended to provide VerticalResponse customers with the opportunity to exchange useful information with other VR Lounge members and VerticalResponse staff. Any member can start a group, but the group is submitted into a moderation queue for review and approval before appearing in the Lounge. Groups that remain inactive for more than 30 days will be removed without further notification.
VR Lounge members can also submit articles, but publication of those articles in the Lounge is at the sole discretion of VerticalResponse. The following specifies the rules that will be used to manage the activities and content in the discussion groups, forum and articles:
As stated above, discussion groups established for these types of activities, or forum posts and articles that include these activities will be removed immediately and the accounts of those members who post these types of materials will canceled without further notification. Those former members will also be banned permanently from rejoining the VR Lounge.
VerticalResponse reserves the right to modify these policies at any time. If material changes are made to these policies, we will notify you here, by email, in the VR Lounge or by means of a notice on our home page.
If you have questions, comments, concerns or feedback regarding these policies, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get right back to you.