Coach's Collaboration Corner Participant Code of Conduct

Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. is happy to provide our Character Coach volunteers a digital space in which to discuss matters related to their volunteer duties as Character Coaches. It is our hope that this forum will be a valuable resource to our loyal corps of volunteers who are so committed to the students we serve. At this time, only current, active Character Coaches will be approved for Coach's Collaboration Corner (the "Forum") membership

By joining the Coach's Collaboration Corner, you agree that you have read and will follow the rules, terms and conditions set forth below in this Community Access Agreement.  You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be directed to Lauren Weber, Executive Director of Character Counts Mid Shore, at (410) 819-0386 or lauren(at)

This Community Access Agreement governs your participation in and use of the Forum.  The rules, terms and conditions set forth below in this Community Access Agreement (collectively referred to as the “Rules”) apply to all members of the Community (participants, you, or users) and constitute a binding, legal agreement between you, the Association Forum, and its agents and assigns.

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important Rules. In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate participation in the Forum for anyone who violates these Rules.


Coach's Collaboration Corner Rules

Forum participants must adhere to the following rules:

  • Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc has made the Forum available to participants for the purpose of providing a forum for the discussion of issues important to Character Coach volunteers and the carrying out of their duties as such.

  • Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. is making the Forum available to participants for educational and informational purposes only.

  • Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. is not undertaking to render advice. Forum participants must rely solely on their own judgment with respect to all issues discussed.  

  • Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. does not approve or endorse any specific practices that may be mentioned on the Forum.

  • Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. makes no representations or warranties regarding the experience, qualifications or information provided by Forum participants or otherwise provided using the Forum.

  • Information posted on the Forum will not be treated as confidential and, therefore, should not disclose any confidential, proprietary, or sensitive business or other information. In fact, since any information posted on the Community may be downloaded, reproduced, and disseminated without the knowledge of user(s), users must use extreme care when posting or sending such information. Additionally, to protect the identity and privacy of the students we serve, students should at no time be discussed using identifying information. Any such posts will be removed and the User will be issued a warning. In the event of a second infraction the User will be removed from the Coach's Collaboration Corner forum.

  • Users acknowledge and agree that they (i) will not have any copyright or other property rights in or to information that they (or others) post on the Forum; (ii) specifically waive any such property rights; and (iii) hereby grant all users a license to use (including the right to publish) all information posted by them on the Forum.

  • Users should exercise both common sense and courtesy in the messages they transmit on the Community and may not use the Community to transmit defamatory, obscene, and otherwise offensive communications.   

  • Users are prohibited from posting commercial messages or promotions, advertising, or selling goods or services.

  • Users are prohibited from using the Forum for any purpose that may be illegal.  For example, the Forum may not be used to solicit or disseminate information having to do with, or to conduct any activity relating to, illegal drugs, pornography, gambling, spreading computer viruses, software infringement, trafficking in credit card codes, price-fixing, illegal boycotts, or other crimes.

  • The Forum may not be used in a manner that violates applicable federal, state or local laws, the Association Forum bylaws or any other policies, procedures, rules, or regulations of the Forum.

  • Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. will deny access to the Community to any individual who has not agreed to the terms of these Rules and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (i) remove any postings or other content that is not consistent with these Rules or otherwise not in the best interests of the Association Forum; and (ii) suspend or terminate access to the Community for violations of these Rules or for otherwise acting in a manner contrary to the interests of the Association Forum.


The views expressed on the Forum are those of the individual contributors.  They do not and should not be construed as representing the views of Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc.  Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information posted on the Forum, whether posted by Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. or any third party, and Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use or misuse of such information for any purpose.  Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. disclaims any responsibility to maintain copies of any information posted on the Forum or to assure that such information is deleted.  Unless specifically stated otherwise, Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, advice, guidance, product, process, service or organization presented or mentioned on the Forum, and information from the Forum should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement.  NEVERTHELESS, CHARACTER COUNTS MID SHORE, INC. RETAINS THE RIGHT TO MONITOR POSTED INFORMATION AND REMOVE MESSAGES OR MATERIALS THAT IT BELIEVES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF THESE RULES OR ARE NOT IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF CHARACTER COUNTS MID SHORE, INC.



The Rules include a legally binding release, waiver, discharge, and covenant not to sue (collectively, Release), made voluntarily by you, on your own behalf, and on behalf of your heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, and assigns (collectively, Releasor or you) to Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc.

As the Releasor, you fully recognize that Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. does not require you to participate in or utilize the Forum. With informed consent, and for valuable consideration received, including access to the Forum, as the Releasor, you agree to assume and take on yourself all of the risks and responsibilities in any way arising from or associated with the Forum and any materials, information, guidance, or advice contained or posted on or to the Forum, and you release Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. and its affiliates, members, committees, board, officers, directors, legal representatives, employees, agents, administrators, assigns, and contractors (collectively, Releasees), from any and all claims, demands, suits, judgments, damages, actions, and liabilities of every name and nature whatsoever, whenever occurring, whether known or unknown, contingent or fixed, at law or in equity, that you may suffer at any time arising from or in connection with the Forum, your acts or omissions, or information you transmit in connection with your participation in an use of the Forum, and the materials, information, guidance, or advice contained on the Forum, including any injury or harm to others (collectively, Liabilities), and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Releasees harmless from and against any and all Liabilities.

As the Releasor, you recognize that this Release means that you are giving up, among other things, all rights to sue Releasees for injuries, damages, or losses that you may incur. You also understand that this Release binds your heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, and assigns, as well as yourself.


Choice of Law

These Rules shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Maryland, United States of America, exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of laws provisions.  In addition, users consent to be subject to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state courts located in Talbot County, Maryland or the United States District Court for Maryland, whichever has jurisdiction, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such court in the event of any dispute between the parties.



Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. reserves the right to modify or change the terms of these Rules as it determines from time to time in the best interests of Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc., provided that all Forum users are notified prior to any such change. Use of the Community constitutes the user’s continuing agreement to be bound by these Rules, as amended from time to time.

Acceptance of Rules

By joining the Forum, you (i) represent and warrant that you have read these Rules, including, without limitation the terms of the Release set forth above; (ii) fully understand the terms of these Rules (including, without limitation, the Release included herein) and acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to review these Rules (including, without limitation, the terms of the Release) with an attorney of your choosing if you so desire; and (iii) agree to be legally bound by the terms of these Rules. 

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