Terms of Use for Ganginfo Exchange

The NGC reserves the right to reject any message it becomes aware of that, in its sole discretion, could subject the NGC to liability, violate this policy, or be considered potentially illegal or otherwise inappropriate.

  • Do not flame. This discussion group aims to facilitate a cooperative atmosphere among professionals holding various viewpoints. Be open and respectful to other members’ opinions and experiences.
  • Do not slander. GANGINFO Exchange will not post content that may be misconstrued as slanderous in nature.
  • Stay on topic. Please submit content relating to gangs. Examples of content considered "off-topic" are:
    • Partisan political announcements
    • Ideological groups
    • Self-promoting business interests
  • Starting a new message. Include a subject heading for easier identification and archive search. Do not “piggyback” on to an existing topic.
  • Submit responses that are both informative and beneficial to the entire group. Do not use GANGINFO to convey personal messages such as, "I’ll see you at the conference," "Thanks for the information," "Great article," "Me, too, I agree" will not be approved. Send those types of messages directly to the recipient’s email—off list.
  • Identify yourself. Include the following with every message you submit to GANGINFO Exchange:
    • Name
    • Agency/organization/affiliation
    • Contact information (email and/or phone number)

Respect copyright. Copyright protects original authorship fixed in tangible form. For works transmitted online, the copyrightable authorship may consist of text, artwork, music, audiovisual material (including any sounds), sound recordings, etc. Any article, story, editorial, essay, review, etc., sent to GANGINFO Exchange that is not the original work of the sender must either fall within one of the copyright law’s ‘fair use’ options, or must identify the original author, the author’s copyright, a specific indication of the author’s permission to publish.

For further information about U.S. copyright law, we recommend the following document from the U.S. Copyright Office: Copyright Basics