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, 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 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 relevant Neighborhood Forums, with some exceptions (e.g. some recommendation postings may be visible to all members via the listing of the recommended business in the Directory). In addition, some members (such as local public officials) have access to multiple Neighborhood Forums and therefore may post one item across multiple Neighborhood Forums.
Even though access to a posting is limited within Front Porch Forum, 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!