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Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection or termination of customers or suppliers.

ASQ attempts to monitor the ASQ Discussion Boards for inappropriate postings but does not independently undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to ASQ’s attention, ASQ will take all appropriate action.

ASQ reserves the right to terminate access to any user of ASQ Discussion Boards who does not abide by these ASQ Disclaimer and Legal Rules, the ASQ Discussion Board Rules and Etiquette requirements or other related ASQ policies.