Energy Central has developed the following Community Standards that will govern all submissions.
Illegal Uses Prohibited - The Site may not be used for any unlawful purpose, such as to operate a phishing site or pursue any other illegal activity.
Protecting Privacy and Identity - Participants are not permitted to mislead others about their identity or assume another person’s name when registering. Furthermore, contributors are not permitted to disclose another person’s confidential information including (but not limited to) credit card numbers, social security number, address, phone number etc.
Defamatory Content, Pornography and Libel - Contributors are not to defame the character of others, use hate language or include adult (pornographic) material on The Site. A contributed item shown to contain such information may be removed from public view.
Unlawful, fraudulent or libelous information is not permitted - If we believe information to be damaging, we reserve the right to remove the statement. However, all content is the sole and exclusive responsibility of the Contributor, not of Energy Central.
Non-Commercial Use - The Site is intended for professionals to share ideas, opinions and other news of interest to the industry. It may not be used to advertise or promote products, services or companies. Anyone using it for that purpose will have their content removed and account deactivated. Sponsorship and advertising information can be found here.
Copyrighted Materials - Get permission from the creator before using copyrighted material in your Post. Energy Central responds to notices of infringement of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). If your Post is blocked to comply with DMCA, we will attempt to contact you so you may rectify the situation and have your post reinstated.
The Energy Central Power Industry Network has instituted an approval process for all content posted on the network. When you add a post, share a link, share a resource, ask or answer a question, your content will be managed through a review process.
We typically will review submitted content within the next business day. If your content is approved, you will be notified by email. Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe sender list.
During this review process, we may also choose to pre-approve you. This pre-approval will allow you to bypass the content approval process for any content that you may post in the future. If you are pre-approved, you will be notified by email. This approval will stay intact as long as you follow our posting guidelines:
- Your content must be appropriate for professionals working in the global energy industry. If it is targeted towards consumers or other industries it will not be approved.
- Press releases for utilities or energy companies may be posted or shared. Vendor press releases are considered promotional. If you would like to promote a press release and you are a vendor, you can contact our client services team for package options.
- You may work for a vendor and have valuable insights to share with the community. You will be allowed to do so if your content is not promotional. You can mention your company’s name, but you can’t promote a product or service.
Highly commercial, promotional or advertising content will not be approved.