Membership Agreement: General Membership

As an IBPF member, you may utilize IBPF resources and participate in IBPF-related activities such as conferences and training. The IBPF website serves as IBPF’s focal point for information sharing and innovation. The site provides publically available information along with the ability to share information in private groups. Your website involvement includes accessing resources on the website, participating in online discussions, and posting content to public forums and group pages.

Membership Agreement: Non-attribution

Some content on the IBPF website is posted by IBPF members. This includes, but is not limited to, forum posts, events, job listings, and instant messages. You will treat all such content as "off the record." Furthermore, a member’s comments will not be attributed or imputed to IBPF nor to any organization or institution with which that member may be affiliated. Additionally, you will not quote or attribute any comments and/or discussion with its author in any discussions outside the IBPF website without the consent of its originator.

Membership Agreement: Non-anonymity

Users who post content to the IBPF website will use their own names and will have associated member profiles describing themselves so that other members know with whom they are communicating. The member profiles will require a full name and valid email address along with other optional biographical information. This information will be visible to all IBPF members. The sharing of member profile information is done to facilitate further contact with regard to learning more about member submitted content.

Membership Agreement: Acceptable Content

The IBPF website is a global resource for sharing biosecurity-related information. Any member submitted content on the website that is not related to global biosecurity may be removed by the IBPF Support Team. The IBPF Support Team also reserves the right to remove any member submitted content which is deemed to be inflammatory, derogatory, profane, and/or offensive.

Membership Agreement: Copyright

You will only upload, post, or provide to the IBPF website and staff in any format content that you have created or have the proper and necessary intellectual property rights to upload, post, or provide. Such uploaded, posted, or provided information is for the benefit and use of the IBPF community. You will refer to material that others have posted on the IBPF website by referencing it or linking to it, and not duplicating it.