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  • We've been working hard the past few weeks to come up with some big changes to our vendor policies to meet the changing needs of our community. Please see the new vendor rules here: Vendor Access Area Rules

Vendor Access Area Rules

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I have taken recent discussions into consideration and we are going to modify our vendor rules. The previous restrictions on vendor posting privileges will be deactivated. The following is now effective:

The “Vendor Reviews and Product Information” section will be changed to the “Vendor Access Area”. Access to post in the “Vendor Access Area” will be limited to SH Members only. This area will be read only for non members. Vendors are encouraged to become a SH Member so they can interact with our members about their products in this area. Discussions located in the Vendor Access Area will be excluded from the “What’s New” section. The content and discussions will be available for those who wish to view them.

The NEW rules for vendors and the “Vendor Access Area” are listed below. These rules are subject to change as needed to improve saddlehunter.com.

Who is considered a vendor on saddlehunter.com?
  • Company owners
  • Company employees
  • Company Pro Staff or Field Staff
  • Anyone with a formal affiliation with a Company
  • Anyone deemed as such at staff discretion
When we say "Company", what do we mean?
  • any company supplying saddle hunting gear, hunting gear, or other products for sale for use during the use of a hunting saddle

Rules:
  1. Individuals meeting the above definition of a vendor are required to disclose this information to site mods. Vendors will receive a vendor banner similar to SH Members. If you are a vendor and do not have a vendor banner by your name, notify mods.
  2. Vendor interactions related to their products are to take place in the Vendor Access Area. Vendors are welcome to engage in discussions outside of the Vendor Access Area on topics not related to their products, and will be held to the same expectations of all forum members while doing so.
  3. Vendors and their reps are expected to behave as professionals.
  4. Unprofessional behavior will result in warnings. Repeated unprofessional behavior will result in a ban. Unprofessional behavior includes, but is not limited to:
    • Negative interactions with the other members. Not everyone is going to agree with or like everything. Guidance on how to improve the use of a product is expected, criticism of user is not. As a vendor you are expected to keep your responses professional and not engage in belittling or argumentative behavior.
    • Anything that can be construed as negative towards a competitor.
    • Public vendor complaints about the enforcement of these rules (PM a mod for discussion).
    • Unreleased product teasing or hype threads are unacceptable.
  5. Acceptable vendor behavior includes:
    • Discussing a released product, it’s specs and use.
    • Making a new product announcement.
    • Referring customers to the proper customer service channels is encouraged.
  6. Vendors should use the report button to report inappropriate member content rather than engage directly.
  7. Vendors are not permitted to use the member classified for advertising or selling vendor products. These sections are intended for members to sell items they have, not for commercial posting.
  8. Members are encouraged to report inappropriate vendor behavior.
This site was set up as a service for saddle hunters.
These rules are being implemented and enforced to keep in that vision.

Further changes to these rules will be implemented as necessary.
 
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