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Community Guidelines

Welcome to the community side of the internet, girl!

rare cc is an alliance of content, advice, support, tools, and resources, made by and for self-identified ambitious women. We’re here to grow, to learn, to fail, and to thrive—together. This is a place where ambition is mandatory, not knowing is celebrated, and the power of women takes the world by storm.

This place is built on rare cc’s own pledge system and beliefs.

Humor: We take our work seriously, but we don’t take ourselves seriously.
Resourcefulness: We do more with less, but raise our hands when we need help.
Vulnerability: We have real conversations about where we are and what we need to succeed—and are comfortable with change.
Curiosity: We are eternal learners, ask dumb questions (but never treat others’ ideas or Qs as dumb) and are comfortable trying and failing.
Inclusivity: We value diversity of age, ethnicity, gender, religion, ability, experience, class, size, and more—and find ways to drive this through every element of the organization.

All off that comes down to one essential thing that you have to remember anytime you do anything in here: Always show respect to others so that we can all continue to enjoy good vibes in rare cc.

A few specific rules when posting and connecting:

Don’t be a dingus.

No hatred, bigotry, racism, assholery or otherwise disrespectful commentary.

No know-it-all language

Language that makes someone feel stupid for asking a question; things like “with all due respect” and “no offense, but…” don’t usually come off with respect or as unoffensive. We want this to be a safe place to ask, learn, fail forward, and grow.

Brag a little. But don’t make it all about you.

We get it, you’re working on cool stuff. You wouldn’t be here if you weren’t. We are so excited to hear about your business endeavors and encourage you to seek advice and chat with others, but posts exclusively linking out to your business’ page/website/Instagram/Etsy/etc. will be removed. The content you share here should create a two-way conversation and give back to the members of the community in a meaningful way.

The common-sense stuff.

Content is prohibited if it: is illegal, is involuntary pornography, is sexual or suggestive, or encourages or incites violence.

No impersonation of another person or brand.

No predatory behavior like stalking, invading privacy, or revealing other’s personal information.

(See our complete Acceptable Use Policy here.)

rare cc is a private community and we want it to stay that way to ensure everyone here feels free to be themselves. It is forbidden to:

Write a profile or trend piece about the rare cc without explicit permission from someone on the rare cc administration team. This includes a published article (online or in print) that comments on activity within the group and makes content from this closed group public.


Quote from a conversation within the rare cc community, screen capture ANY content (files, threads, comments) from the rare cc community and share or publicize in any way, or in any other way compromise the confidentiality of the members of this group.

Enforcement

We’ll simply be deleting content that doesn’t fit within these guidelines. Eventually we will have tools built in that allow the community to moderate by flagging inappropriate or spammy behavior. If we see the same people routinely causing problems, you may be asked to leave the community. So play nice!

rare cc does not conduct criminal background or identity verification checks on its users. Use your best judgment when interacting with others.

Though rare cc strives to encourage a respectful user experience, it is not responsible for the conduct of any user on or off the Service. You agree to use caution in all interactions with other users, particularly if you decide to communicate off the Service or meet in person.