Our Community Guidelines
How to Get the Most Out of The Community
By following these guidelines, we build a safe and supportive community together. By being a part of this community you agree to the rules listed below.
NO SELF PROMOTION
No self-promotion is allowed, except on the designated posts, or where otherwise stated.
Definition of self-promotion:
- selling anything – that means products, services, courses, events and programs
- promoting your webinar, live broadcast or event
- posting a link to your OWN website
- posting affiliate links
- posting your own content in the group and not in a specific (and relevant) thread.
- posting photos with your social handles, URLs or business name on them AND posting “free” offers
- posting links to surveys or creating surveys in the group or asking market research related questions.
- posting full blog post content, or a post that is a length of a blog post, even without a link.
We may break our own rule and promote something if we feel it is useful to the group. We reserve that right as it is our group and community.
NO OUTSIDE PROMOTION
No outside promotion is allowed, except on the designated posts, or where otherwise stated.
Definition of outside promotion:
- sharing a video from someone else
- posting a link to someone else
NO POSTING OF VIDEOS
No creating videos, posting videos of yourself or streaming LIVE into the Group.
NO SOLICITATION OR REQUESTS TO MESSAGE YOU
Do not post in the group and ask people to PM you to find out more about what you offer, how you can help or to work with you.
DON’T SEND PRIVATE MESSAGES
Do not send private messages to Sigrun, the team, student mentors, subgroup managers and any SOMBA participants unless you have prior permission.
DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE
If you choose to hire anyone or create any relationship with fellow SOMBA members, do so at your own discretion. Please do your research and use written contracts and agreements with clear expectations and terms. Sigrun is not responsible for any unfavourable circumstances that may occur as a result of relationships formed within our communities.
We don’t own Facebook (unfortunately). Should they change their terms or start charging for Facebook groups, we may move our group elsewhere. Also, if group guidelines are consistently not met, the Facebook group may also be closed.
Remember, this community is about learning how to start and grow your business, not turn fellow members into customers. The purpose of our group is to connect with fellow SOMBA members, share ideas, wins, ask questions and make connections.
While we have a community manager, we’re not here to monitor Facebook, we’re here to support you and help you build your business. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and cooperation.
ON SUBGROUPS: FORMING AND SHARING
In addition to our Official Facebook Community, there are a number of approved Subgroups that are listed in our main group. Please do not create a new subgroup without express permission from Sigrun. We monitor all subgroups, not to be controlling, but to be sure that our brand stays consistent and information shared within these groups is approved and accurate.
Please keep in mind that SOMBA and Sigrun are trademarked and cannot be used without legal repercussions.
The Facebook group is not the place to get technical support for SOMBA. If you see a fellow member asking for technical support, please direct them to contact SIGRUN or her team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
All opinions, advice and other information shared by members in discussions or comments are those of the author. Use information at your own risk. Any members are urged to attain professional advice for specific, individual situations as needed.
WHAT HAPPENS IF GUIDELINES AREN’T FOLLOWED?
We may delete your post without notice. If your post is deleted, it’s probably unsuitable based on our terms and we removed it without notice.
If multiple violations occur, we may reach out to you and let you know that you’re in violation of our terms. Our legal team may reach out to you. We may remove you from the SOMBA program and community without refund.
If you have any questions about our guidelines please email us at email@example.com
NOW… LET’S BUILD YOUR BUSINESS!
Sigrun and Team
Last updated May 1, 2020