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  • 9. Rules of Conduct.
    1. No objectionable content. You agree not to upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish on, the Site any libelous, defamatory, obscene, sexual, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise objectionable or illegal material. The Sacramento Press reserves the right to decide whether User Content is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Use.
    2. Engage in Courteous Debate. In a community full of opinions and preferences, people always disagree. The Sacramento Press encourages active discussions and welcomes heated debate on the Site, but personal attacks are a direct violation of these Terms of Use. You agree that you will not threaten, verbally abuse, personally attack, or otherwise take any action or use any language intended to defame, offend, harass, or harm any other user, individual, group, or business. You further agree that you will not reveal any personal, non-public information of any other user, individual, group, or business, and that you will not deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages, or "spam."
    3. Use respectful language. Like any community, the online community flourishes only when users feel welcome and safe. You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc. Hate speech of any kind is grounds for immediate and permanent termination of your User Account.
    4. Use the Service only in a noncommercial manner. You agree not to, without the express approval of The Sacramento Press, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services. The Sacramento Press aims to provide a place for people to share and discuss topics related to the news. Self-promotion, advertising, and posting links to drive traffic elsewhere for your personal or financial gain is prohibited.
    5. Disclosure of Relevant Personal and Professional Affiliations. You agree to include a "disclosure line" within any article that you submit for publication by The Sacramento Press if you have a personal or professional interest in the subject matter of such article. The "disclosure line" should clearly identify the nature of your personal or professional interest in the article. For instance, if you submit an article for publication that describes a fundraising event that your company sponsored, you need to briefly identify the nature of your relationship with your company, including your job title, in the "disclosure line". You further agree to edit the "Occupation" and/or the "About Me" sections of your User Account, if appropriate, to include any relevant affiliations prior to submitting any article for publication by The Sacramento Press in which you have a personal or professional interest.
    6. Help keep the Site civil. If you feel that an article or comment is disrespectful or inappropriate, please utilizing our flagging system. To notify The Sacramento Press of objectionable content, personal attacks, hate speech, or other violations of these Terms of Use, please click the appropriate flag (e.g., "offensive," "spam," or "duplicate") next to the relevant article or comment. While this does not guarantee that an article or comment will be removed, The Sacramento Press will undertake reasonable efforts to review any such article or comment in a timely manner and to take appropriate action.

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