Community Guidelines

AgeTech Collaborative™ From AARP Community Guidelines

Updated 5/27/2022 

Thank you for being part of the AgeTech CollaborativeTM community. This is where you can share your ideas, solicit and provide feedback, and build on the Collaborative’s value for all participants.

By joining and becoming active in our community, you agree that you have read and will follow these guidelines. You also agree to AARP’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

These guidelines are in place to ensure that the community is a safe, welcoming, and productive environment for all participants. If you have questions about how to navigate and use the community, please refer to the Getting Started Guide.


The Guidelines

  • Respect others and welcome new participants. This community contains participants with varied backgrounds, experiences, and expertise. It is a place where we can all learn from each other. Be courteous and encourage each other.
  • Respect the purpose of the community. Use the community to share your successes, challenges, constructive feedback, questions, and goals related to AgeTech. Share products, services, and tips that you have found helpful.
  • Search before you post. Before you post, search to see if your topic is already being discussed. If not, post to the appropriate community forum and use a clear subject line to enable other participants who may be searching for it. And post to one community forum only to avoid creating incomplete conversations in multiple locations.
  • Stay on topic. Keep your comments focused on the topic in the original post. Start a new post when you have a new topic to discuss.
  • Keep it short. Shorter posts are more likely to be read by other participants. When possible, keep your posts concise.
  • Respect intellectual property. Post only content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the content owner. Indicate if your post is available for reuse. Contact participants who posted any material you would like to reuse to ensure you have permission.
  • Contribute. Help foster the growth of this community and the value it provides to all by actively participating when you can make a positive contribution to a conversation.
  • Stay professional. All comments and materials shared in the Collaborative are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws. Do not share information that you know or suspect may be false, misleading, or outdated, and do not spam in the community. Communication among members of the Collaborative should not be used to establish industry pricing, features, or functionality or in any way reduce competition in the marketplace. Posting the same content repeatedly or in multiple forums is considered spamming. Spam may be removed by the Collaborative’s administrators.
  • Protect access to the Collaborative. Keep your user ID and password confidential and do not allow any third party to access or use the site on your behalf.
  • Do not share sensitive personal information. Although you may share your contact information (such as email address, mailing address, and phone number), refrain from sharing sensitive personal information in the Collaborative. “Sensitive Personal Information” is defined as (a) Social Security Numbers; (b) passport numbers or other government-issued ID numbers, date of birth and/or gender, except solely to the extent required by applicable regulations of the Department of Homeland Security or other government regulatory body; (c) health or medical information (other than food allergies or medical contact information); (d) financial account information; (e) information that would require notification to government agencies, individuals or law enforcement if subject to unauthorized access, use or disclosure; (f) information that reveals racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, sex orientation or activities, or genetic or biometric data; or (g) other information which a reasonable person would recognize as being highly sensitive.
  • Report issues. In order to keep this community a valuable place for all participants, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate participation for any participant who violates these rules. If you have questions or witness a breach of these community guidelines, contact us.


Additional Terms

This site is provided as a service for the participants of the AgeTech Collaborative from AARP. AARP is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site or stated in community events by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by AARP or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall AARP be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

You must abide by all applicable laws (including local, state, foreign and national laws, rules, and regulations) in your use of this site, including those related to data privacy and the transmission of technical or personal data and U.S. or international export embargoes, prohibitions, or restrictions.

Do not use this site to harvest email addresses, send spam, duplicative, or unsolicited messages or other unsolicited communications. Do not post, send, or store any obscene, defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials, including material that may be harmful to children. Do not send or store material containing viruses, security vulnerabilities, worms, Trojan horses or other harmful or malicious computer code, files, scripts, agents, or programs. Do not attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any network associated with the site. Do not infringe upon anyone’s privacy rights. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants AARP and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate participants to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.

AARP does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of AARP, we will take all appropriate action.

AARP reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.