Content Guidelines

General Guidelines
Evolution Finance allows users to contribute different forms of content to its various sites and in some cases create user pages/profiles. While we appreciate and encourage lively, passionate and informative discussion as well as the sharing of ideas and opinions, users must recognize that a certain degree of responsibility comes with the ability to post freely on our pages and forums. To help provide a clear sense of what is and is not allowed from site participants, we have created the following Content Guidelines:

What is allowed:
• Thoughtful questions
• Helpful answers
• Informative, honest reviews
• Fact-driven, relevant content
• Constructive criticism
• Appropriate photos and videos that adhere to these Content Guidelines, our Terms, and our Privacy Policy
• Private dispute resolution between individual users

What is not allowed:
• Inappropriate content (threats, harassment, profanity, lewdness, pornography, hate speech, bigotry, and anything that may reasonably be construed as “spam”).
• Publication of private information (e.g. personal phone numbers, home addresses, e-mail addresses, and, in many cases, full names and close-up photos).
• Plagiarism or intellectual property infringements
• Information that is knowingly false or that intentionally paints others in a false light
• Defamatory content
• Duplicate content
• Violations of our Terms of Service
• Violations of our Privacy Policy

Review Guidelines
When reviewing a company, professional or product, it is important to be both fair and honest and to provide information that is central to the consumer experience. Provide a helpful, fact-driven account of why you would or would not recommend the subject of your review so that other users can learn from what you have to share. Do not, however, engage in smear campaigns or intentional, arbitrary attacks on others and their reputations. In addition, do not review Businesses whose products and/or services you have not experienced personally, review Businesses for whom you work or are otherwise directly affiliated with, exaggerate or misrepresent the experiences you have had, or use a review to attack a Business’s employment practices, political or religious ideology, or other matters that do not necessarily impact services rendered. Finally, remember to update your reviews over time so others can benefit from the most relevant advice possible.

Profile Guidelines
Individuals: Your profile is yours and you should use it as such. Personalize your page and enrich the community, but do so in a way supported by Evolution Finance’s content guidelines, Terms of Use, and site interfaces.

Businesses/Professionals: Your profile is an advertisement, a reflection of you and your business, so be responsible about what you post and honest about the products and/or services you are able to provide. Feel free to post information about products, offers and specials and to use your unique expertise to enrich the online community. Do not, however, bully or ostracize individual users as a result of a bad review, provide intentionally false or misleading information or advice, engage in link or keyword loading, write reviews about your own products and services, or directly solicit clients as part of an answer, guide, or review. What’s more, Evolution Finance’s sites are not a forum for criticizing one’s competitors, so please refrain from writing reviews about or attacking the competition.

Discussion/Communication Guidelines
Evolution Finance was built upon the free and open exchange of information, and we strive to provide you with all of the resources you need to improve your personal finances. The comments, reviews, questions and answers that you post are integral to this effort. However, in order to foster the best possible interaction amongst users and between users and Evolution Finance, a certain code of conduct must be adhered to. So be polite, honest, forthcoming, helpful and courteous to other community members, and if a dispute does arise, try as best you can to resolve it privately and in a civil manner. If you reach an impasse, feel free to contact Evolution Finance and we will try to mediate.

Adherence to Content Guidelines
While we are devoted to free speech, we reserve the right to remove posts that do not respect these Content Guidelines or the Terms of Use or that detract significantly from our users' experience on the Site. Failure to comply with any of these guidelines may also result in the temporary or permanent loss of posting privileges.

If you have any questions, or to report any infractions, please contact Evolution Finance at:

Evolution Finance Inc.
Attn: Customer Care – Content Guidelines
818 18th St NW, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20006