Code of Conduct

Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below.

Although the administrators and moderators of The Patterson Network will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author and the operators of The Patterson Network will not be held responsible for the content of any message.

The administrators and moderators want to remind all members that what they post enters the public domain, may be searchable on major search engines, and generally will NOT be removed by moderators or administrators after it is posted. Use discretion in posting personal, private information that you don’t want to be seen by the general public, or that may embarrass you or your family.

Be aware that publicly posting your email address will put you at risk of being spammed.

By agreeing to these rules, you agree that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any federal, state or local laws. Baiting on grounds of race, religion, and/or sexuality is also forbidden.

Violations of the above rule are open to the interpretation of the moderators and administrators of this site. As such, offending messages can be removed without prior notice. Repeated violations will place your account at risk of being banned.

The administrators and moderators of The Patterson Network reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

In the end, remember that The Patterson Network is primarily a source of information on care and cure for the diverse population of spinal cord injured individuals. We ask that you respect the golden rule: treat each other with respect and do not attack other members.

Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct presents a summary of the shared values and common sense thinking in our community. The basic social ingredients that hold our project together include:

  • Be considerate
  • Be respectful
  • Be collaborative
  • Be pragmatic
  • Support others in the community
  • Get support from others in the community
  • Respect the privacy and security of the community

The above code was copied from the KDE Community Code of Conduct, which is unrelated to this project, but which has a great code of conduct. Items in italics are additions to the original code.

Use of Personal Information

Personal information is defined as information about you that is personally identifiable such as your title, name, address, email address and phone number.

The only time we’ll use your details for any other purpose than those listed above is to email you for the notification of forum posts or notification of personal messages in the forum to which you have requested a notification email. We will only do so if you have given us permission to do so.

We respect your privacy and will not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies and organizations.

We may update this policy from time to time. Please check this page regularly for notification of any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information.

For all matters regarding the above terms and conditions and privacy, The Patterson Network can be contacted at

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