Update to Guidelines for Use

Upon reviewing the new Guidelines for Use, we discovered that we failed to include one key update, which communicates our intention that accounts be associated with individuals rather than entities, and that those accounts represent their owner’s professional identities. The following text has been added to the Guidelines:

Humanities Commons accounts are intended for individual use. While Humanities Commons does not maintain a “real name” policy, as a professional network we ask your account be associated with your professional identity. Entities such as projects, journals, or organizations should be represented via the network’s Group functionality rather than through accounts. We reserve the right to suspend accounts that are not associated with individuals.

Please let us know if this raises questions for you, or if we can help with converting entity accounts into groups.

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