Empire Bay Marina and officeFocus® allow users to contribute different kinds of content, including reviews, photos, videos, events, votes, tips, private messages, and more. Playing nice isn’t rocket science, but just in case, we’ve put together these general guidelines. Please also read the guidelines below for specific types of content that you might contribute to the site.
Inappropriate content: Colourful language and imagery is fine, but there’s no need for threats, harassment, lewdness, hate speech, and other displays of bigotry.
Conflicts of interest: Your contributions should be unbiased and objective. For example, you shouldn’t write reviews of your own business or employer, your friends’ or relatives’ business, your peers or competitors in your industry, or businesses in your networking group. Business owners should not ask customers to write reviews.
Promotional content: We generally frown upon promotional content, as we’re paying for this platform to promote OUR business. Let’s keep the site useful for consumers and not overrun with commercial noise from every user. If you have a product or service of particular interest to our customers and site visitors, email us and if we agree, we’ll be happy to include it.
Relevance: Please make sure your contributions are relevant and appropriate to the forum. For example, reviews aren’t the place for rants about a business’s employment practices, political ideologies, extraordinary circumstances, or other matters that don’t address the core of the consumer experience.
Intellectual property: Don’t post content from other sites or users, unless it’s posted on a public forum intended to be shared. This includes Facebook public posts tagged for public sharing and Twitter content. You’ll see these feeds on most pages of our site, and we encourage sharing of content of these and other such social media platforms according to the posting guidelines and policies of each of those platforms.