Front Porch Forum

Privacy Policy

The mission of Front Porch Forum is to help neighbors connect and foster community at the neighborhood level.

To participate using the Front Porch Forum services, a person must register and open a Front Porch Forum account. Front Porch Forum requires members to provide their first and last names, street address, city, state, zip code, and email address. Once registered, members may submit messages to their own neighborhood forum. Each published message will automatically contain the author's first and last name, street name, and email address. So every message has a clearly identified author. This is done intentionally to promote neighbors getting to know one another and to encourage civil and constructive postings.

Front Porch Forum does not sell its members' email addresses to others for use in spam or bulk-email solicitations.

Front Porch Forum may disclose information about its users if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process.

Front Porch Forum may also disclose information about its users to law enforcement officers or others, in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: enforce our Terms of Use; respond to claims that any posting or other content violates the rights of third-parties; or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Front Porch Forum, its users or the general public.

Front Porch Forum works to protect authors' email addresses from email harvesting schemes. To aid in this effort, members should avoid listing email addresses in the messages that they submit, or should disguise them in some way.

A message from a member that is accepted for publication by Front Porch Forum will only be published in the member's home Neighborhood Forums. Some members (e.g., local public officials) have access to multiple Neighborhood Forums and therefore may post one item across multiple Neighborhood Forums.

Even though a message will only be posted in the relevant Neighborhood Forum(s), members should consider that anything published online can find its way out to the broader world and Internet.

Thank you for participating in your Neighborhood Forum!

Front Porch Forum respects its members' privacy.

Please contact us with feedback or questions. Thank you.