Code of Conduct

Welcome to Engage Communities!

This new social networking site - exclusive to LeadingAge California members - allows users to share news, ask questions, and provide updates to colleagues. Engage Communities will consist of four “Networks” of the association’s main member types: Affordable Senior Housing, Assisted Living, Health Services, and Home & Community-Based Services. The site allows users to set up their own profile pages, similar to Facebook and LinkedIn, and share files, blog posts, discussions, etc. with other colleagues specific to your area of expertise. Users can also create a "virtual address book" by adding contacts through the member directory. This makes it easy to send your contacts messages through the community site, to stay in touch, ask questions or build a referral network.

Please read our "Community Rules & Etiquette and Privacy Guidelines" below then scroll to the bottom of the page to click "I agree" and enter into the site.

For questions, please visit our Help/FAQ page or email with any questions.

Community Rules & Etiquette and Privacy Guidelines

Thank you for being part of our community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be directed to our Member Services department via the Contact Us link on this site. Technical questions on association management issues should directed to our helpdesk.

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions, contact the member services department. In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violate these rules.

The Rules

  • Don't challenge or attack others. The discussions and comments are meant to stimulate conversation not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may. 
  • Don't post commercial messages on any discussion list, resource library entry, or other area where others might see it. Contact people directly with product and service information if you believe it would help them.
  • Don't post job advertisements or recruitment announcements to any community. Don't announce that you are seeking employment in this forum. Please visit to place job advertisements. 
  • Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the lists and in the libraries is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws. 
  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you. 
  • Please note carefully all items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules below, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted. 
  • Remember that other participants have the right to reproduce postings to this site unless you specify otherwise. 
  • Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate lists or libraries. Do not spam several lists or libraries with the same message.
    All messages must add to the body of knowledge. We reserve the right to reject any message for any reason.

Discussion Group Etiquette

  • Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation, location. 
  • State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject. 
  • Include only the relevant portions of the original message in your reply. Delete any header information, and put your response before the original posting. 
  • Only send a message to the entire list when it contains information that everyone can benefit from. 
  • Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals--not to the entire list. Do this by using the "Reply to Sender" link to the left of every message.
  • Do not send administrative messages, such as remove me from the list. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing e-mail addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new e-mail address. Simply change your settings. 
  • Warn other list subscribers of lengthy messages either in the subject line or at the beginning of the message body with a line that says "Long Message." 

The Legal Stuff

This site is provided as a service for the members of LeadingAge California.  LeadingAge California is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by LeadingAge California or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall LeadingAge California be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants LeadingAge California and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

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, or 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.

LeadingAge California does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of LeadingAge California we will take all appropriate action.

LeadingAge California reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

Privacy Policy

LeadingAge California respects your right to privacy. Any and all information collected at this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, loaned or otherwise disclosed. Any information you give to LeadingAge California will be held with utmost care, and will not be used in ways to which you have not consented.

All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal data. We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to state institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation.

We give you the option of using a secure transmission method to send us primary personal data, such as name and contact details, as well as identifiers, such as credit card details.

A more detailed explanation about how we care for your personal information is described below.

What Information Does LeadingAge California Collect?

Non-Member Users – LeadingAge California does not collect any personal information from users browsing its website. Users to the public area of LeadingAge California’s website browse anonymously. As with any website operator, LeadingAge California analyzes website logs to improve the value of the website. The website logs are not personally identifiable and no attempt is made to link them with the individuals who actually browse the site.

Members and Conference Registrants – LeadingAge California collects personally identifiable information (such as name, organization, business phone, e-mail, etc.) from members and persons who register for our conference or seminars. We do not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease personal information on our lists to anyone.

You can check to see if LeadingAge California has personal data about you by calling the office at 916-392-5111.

How Does LeadingAge California Use Data Collected?

LeadingAge California uses information voluntarily submitted by members and conference/seminar registrants in the following ways:

LeadingAge California and approved vendors use the data collected to improve web content, to respond to visitors’ interests, needs, and preferences, and to develop new products and services.

LeadingAge California makes member contact and approved vendor information available to members and conference/seminar registrants through the Membership Directory, in print and website formats.

LeadingAge California will occasionally provide limited data to other organizations with which LeadingAge California is co-sponsoring an educational seminar. The information provided is for marketing purposes and includes: names, titles, organization and business address. Information on business phone, fax number, or e-mail addresses is not included.


This website contains links to other websites. LeadingAge California has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this website.

What Means of Redress Are Available?

If any User suspects LeadingAge California has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by sending an e-mail to or by calling 916-392-5111.


If you have any questions, please contact