Terms & Policies

Here we provide the official terms and policies of IxDA.org. Please also refer to our Discussion Help page for guidance on managing your IxDA member profile and using the Discussion forum & mailing list. 

Terms of Use

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Privacy Policy

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) considers anything in the messages that you post to Discussion or represented in your Member Profile to be public information. We may display this information on our website or otherwise reuse, save, or search it. Be aware that posts to this forum are distributed by email to subscribers. Also, search engines can and do index this forum. We cannot remove Discussion posts from people's private email inboxes or from public search indexes. IxDA considers responses to messages that you send only to individual subscribers to be private. If you receive private responses to your postings, please do not forward them to the list or otherwise make them public without first obtaining the permission of those who sent them to you.

Content Submitted to the Site

(This section refers to Content that you create.) You retain all ownership rights to your Content. Except for its ownership of the collection of all content on IxDA.org, as described below, IxDA.org does not claim ownership of any Content you publish on the website IxDA.org.

When you publish your Content on IxDA.org, you grant IxDA.org a temporary license to “rebroadcast” it. We need this license to be able to show your Content to other members and visitors.

By publishing Content on IxDA.org you grant IxDA a continuing and perpetual world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, publicly perform and publicly display the Content (as well as permit others – including without limitation IxDA.org's co-brand, content and syndication partners – to do the same) solely for the following purposes:

  • Displaying, distributing and promoting IxDA.org
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  • Promoting and marketing the products and services of IxDA.org’s partners and affiliates
  • Promoting and marketing products and services related to your Content.

 

Information Retained

When you delete profile information submitted through your account, that information will no longer be accessible on IxDA.org. When your account is shut down, or when your membership is terminated, your profile information will no longer be accessible. Content posted to public areas may be retained and displayed indefinitely.When you delete profile information, when your account is shut down, or when your membership is terminated, IxDA.org may retain a copy of your information (including browser information) for archival purposes. Archival copies are not posted publicly; they are maintained solely so that we may recover content and restore accounts (in case of errors or system failure) that we are legally required to.

Becoming a Member

To become an IxDA member, create an account on this website. To do this, click "Become member" in the header area, and enter your user name and e-mail address. You'll receive a confirmation email with a temporary password; follow the link in your email to log-in to the site and please promptly change your password to something you'll remember.

Ceasing Membership

To cease your IxDA membership, please contact us with your request and we will deactivate your account.

Posting Jobs

It's no longer possible to post jobs on the IxDA Discussion List. Please use the Job Board instead.

Job Seeking

Please do not use the Discussion List to let the community know that you are a candidate seeking a job. This is true for individuals as well as for recruiters or agents acting on behalf of others. Of course, you are encouraged to reply privately to any job postings.

Profanity & Harassment

We expect professional courtesy from IxDA members and subscribers who actively participate. Please refrain from using profanity. Our administrators do not tolerate any sort of harassment of members. Flaming, name-calling, insults, taunts, or other behaviors that inhibit the free expression of thought on IxDA.org are cause for the offending member being removed from the organization.

Moderation

IxDA Discussion is not a formally moderated forum and mailing list. However, our administrators monitor the discussion for respectful usage. Only new user accounts are moderated actively. Once we believe a member is not trying to misuse the list, we no longer check the content of members' posts prior to sending them out. Therefore, we rely on each and every one of you to use the Discussion forum and mailing list responsibly. While IxDA Discussion has only a few rules, we vigorously enforce them. When a subscriber violates our guidelines, our list administrators issue a warning. Our administrators also will investigate any content that is "Flagged" by the community. If the abuse continues, our list administrators remove the subscriber from the organization.

Plurality of Voices

This Discussion exists so members of the interaction design community can easily communicate with one another. Excessive posting by any one subscriber tends to inhibit others' participation in the discussion, and it becomes difficult to maintain a plurality of voices. If an individual subscriber consistently makes excessive postings to this list (more than 10 messages a day or 50 messages a week) the list administrator will warn that subscriber. If this pattern of behavior continues, the list administrator will remove that subscriber from the list.

Staying on Topic

IxDA sponsors this Discussion to provide a forum for the discussion of interaction design issues, best practices, and methods among practitioners, teachers, and students of interaction design and others who are interested in interaction design. All discussions on this list must relate to interaction design. While discussions may encompass subjects such as user-centered design, information architecture, or visual design as they relate to interaction design, please keep the primary focus of your topics of discussion on interaction design. For example, a discussion of color theory would be out of place here, but one about highlight colors for required fields would be perfectly appropriate.

Advertisements for Products or Services

Because it is important for interaction designers to keep abreast of new products and services that might be useful in their work, a vendor can advertise such a product or service once on this website. Please refrain from placing any sort of advertisement in your signature. Our administrators permanently remove anyone who repeatedly violates this guideline.