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Thomasnet.com Community Guidelines

To help Thomasnet.com be the most effective industrial sourcing marketplace for you, here are three core principles we’d like you to observe when using our tools.

  1. Be professional: Keep messages and content exchanged professionally relevant and on topic.
  2. Be respectful: Be civil and courteous in every interaction.
  3. Be trustworthy: Use your true identity and share honest and authentic information.

Thank you for using Thomasnet.com, a leading industrial marketplace where professionals like you can grow your network, gather industry information, and discover new products, services, and partnerships. Together we can foster a community that is respectful, resourceful, and robust.

Tell us if you see something violating our policies

If you see something you believe may violate our policies, whether in messages, projects, or anywhere else, please report it to us using the built-in reporting features in messages and projects. Your reports help us identify and prevent abuse and misbehavior. Please use the reporting tools responsibly. If you suspect someone is spamming or phishing, please report it to us.

Violating our community policies can result in action against your account 

These policies apply to all Buyers and Suppliers. Depending on the severity of the violation, we may limit the related account and permissions.

Be Professional

We require all shared content and messages to be professionally relevant and on topic.
Do not interact with others or share content in a way that’s irrelevant, inappropriate, disrespectful, or otherwise inflammatory.

Do not share junk mail, spam, chain letters, phishing schemes, or any other scams. These types of messages are prohibited. 

Be Respectful

We require every member to be civil and respectful as they engage on Thomasnet.com.

Do not be hateful. We don’t allow content that attacks, denigrates, intimidates, dehumanizes, incites or threatens hatred, violence, prejudicial or discriminatory action against individuals or groups because of their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or disability status. Do not use racial, religious, or other slurs that incite or promote hatred, or any other content intended to create division. 

Do not share harmful or shocking material. We don't allow content that is excessively gruesome or shocking. This includes content that is sadistic or gratuitously graphic, such as the depiction of severe physical violence. We don’t allow content or activities that promote, organize, depict, or facilitate criminal activity. We also don’t allow content depicting or promoting instructional weapon-making, drug abuse, and threats of theft. Do not engage in or promote non-consensual sexually explicit content (e.g., revenge porn), escort services, prostitution, pornography, exploitation of children, or human trafficking. Do not share content or activities that promote or encourage suicide or any type of self-injury, including self-mutilation and eating disorders. 

Be Trustworthy

We require you to verify your identity on Thomasnet.com, provide accurate information about yourself or your organization, and only share information that is real and authentic.
Do not share false or misleading content. Do not share content in a way that you know is, or think may be, misleading or inaccurate. 

Do not create a fake profile or falsify information about yourself. We don’t allow fake profiles or companies. Do not post misleading or deceptive information about yourself, your business, your qualifications, or your affiliations. Do not associate yourself on Thomasnet.com with a business or organization that you are not actually associated with. Do not use or attempt to use another person's Thomasnet.com account or create a member profile for anyone other than yourself. 

Do not engage in spam or scams. We don’t allow untargeted, irrelevant, obviously unwanted, unauthorized, inappropriately commercial or promotional, or gratuitously repetitive messages or other similar content. Do not use our invitation feature to send promotional messages to people you don’t know or to otherwise spam people. Please make the effort to create original, professional, relevant, and interesting content in order to gain popularity, instead of trying ways to artificially increase the number of views, re-shares, likes, or comments. Respond authentically to others’ content and don’t agree with others ahead of time to like or re-share each other’s content.

Respect others’ rights and follow the law

Respect others' privacy. You may not solicit email addresses or other personal information from Thomasnet.com members you don't know without authorization; use, disclose or distribute on Thomasnet.com any data obtained in violation of any of our policies or agreements; or disclose information that you don’t have the right to disclose (such as personal or confidential information of others, including your employer).

Comply with the law. You must comply with all applicable laws, including, for example, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements. Do not use Thomasnet.com to create or operate a pyramid scheme, engage in fraud, or to sell or promote illegal products, including drugs.

Respect the intellectual property of others and do not violate the intellectual property rights of others. We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Do not violate the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights. 

Respect Thomasnet.com’s Terms and Conditions

Do not violate the terms and conditions of Thomasnet.com. It’s not acceptable to suggest you’re affiliated with or endorsed by Thomasnet.com when you’re not. Don’t violate our intellectual property rights, scrape Thomasnet.com, or interfere with or disrupt the platform.

Unauthorized access and use: Access Thomasnet.com only in the manner that we expressly authorize, for the tasks that it is intended for. 
Interference with Thomasnet.com: Do not interfere with the functionality of, or our rights in, the Thomasnet.com service. Do not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on any Thomasnet.com service.

Respect our terms and conditions. You must follow the spirit and letter of our terms and conditions, agreements, and policies. Do not violate any additional terms concerning the specific Thomasnet.com services that are provided when you sign up for or start using such services.

These Community Policies continually evolve to ensure our members have a safe, trusted, and professional experience on Thomasnet.com