The Sonos Beta Community is a forum to report beta testing of Sonos software and hardware. We present the following guidelines here so that you know what is expected of you and what you can expect from our moderators.
1. General guidelines
Keep it confidential. Please refer to the Beta Tester and Confidentiality Agreement for more information.
We are here to help. The Sonos Beta team will moderate the community and respond to topics and comments Monday-Friday 3:00 AM EST to 5:00 PM EST.
Stay on topic. For everyone's benefit please stay on topic. Please refrain from discussing personal matters, abusing any company or product, or posting in a manner unrelated to Sonos products and services. Do not post any information that you do not wish to make public. Any information that you post can be obtained and used by others.
Stay courteous. Everyone wants to have a positive experience on the Sonos Beta Community - so make sure that you’re not detracting from anyone else's experience. In particular, refrain from posting anything unlawful, libelous, defamatory, inflammatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, or otherwise objectionable or injurious to any other users. Your opinions are always welcome, but personal attacks and harassment ("flaming") on the Sonos Beta Community or through private messaging are not acceptable.
Keep it spam-free. Sonos provides the beta community as a service to testers and it is not intended for the promotion of third party services, products, websites, or organizations. Please refrain from posting content that would constitute advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation.
Keep it legal. It is unacceptable to post any material that:
- Infringes on any patent, trademark, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party or disclose any trade secret (or other confidential information).
- [Contains software viruses or any other computer code or files that are designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software or hardware,
- Is deemed to be illegal by any local, state, federal, or international law.
Be careful. Most people are happy to help out on the Sonos Beta Community, but remember that their advice is theirs only and that you are responsible for deciding whether or not to follow it. If the advice given by a user sounds wrong or risky to you, do not try it. In particular, if any user asks you for personal information, such as an account number, address, password, or credit card number, do not provide it.
English only. All community content is in English. The Sonos Beta Community may not be helpful or relevant to all international customers. Not all products or programs mentioned will be available internationally.
2. You'll need to register to use the Sonos Beta Community.
Please refer to the Beta Tester and Confidentiality Agreement, which contains guidelines on how Sonos collects and treats your personal information as a Beta tester. You must be at least 13 years old to participate in the Sonos Beta Community. You are not allowed to register multiple accounts. Any tester found to be active under multiple identities risks having one or more accounts suspended and their forum membership removed.
3. Sonos retains the right to remove content and limit users' access.
To report violations, please use the flag feature or contact Sonos Beta Community moderators at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the message board name and a link to the relevant post.
4. Private messages and moderator actions.
Moderator actions and the contents of private exchanges with moderators, staff members and administrators should not be shared or discussed on the public forums. Such material will be removed by moderators. If you have questions or comments regarding moderator actions, contact the forum administrator, staff, or moderators through private message or by sending an email to email@example.com.
5. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability.
Testers like you provide much of the material on the Sonos Beta Community. Such third-party content is the sole responsibility of the person originating the material. Sonos does not control and is not responsible for this third-party material.
6. Limited License.
Sonos hereby authorizes you to access and utilize the materials published by Sonos on this website solely for non-commercial use and in keeping with those confidentiality obligations set forth herein and within the Beta Tester and Confidentiality Agreement. No other use of the information is authorized. Except as specified above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as granting to you, by implication or otherwise, any license or right under any patent, trademark, copyright or any other intellectual property right of Sonos or any third party. VISITORS OR USERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO MODIFY, DISTRIBUTE, PUBLISH, TRANSMIT OR CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS OF ANY MATERIAL FOUND ON THIS SITE FOR ANY PUBLIC OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
Content included on this site and provided by or on behalf of Sonos (including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, images, and forum posts) is the exclusive property of Sonos. By submitting your content to the Sonos Beta Community you hereby grant to Sonos a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free and fully-paid, freely transferable, sub licensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise all copyright, publicity, and moral rights. This includes any media now known or not currently known, with respect to any content you provide to us in any public space on this website or in any email that you provide to us through this website or any other Sonos website. Please do not post content on the Sonos Beta Community if you do not want to grant Sonos the above mentioned rights.
The trademarks, logos and service marks ("Marks") displayed within the Sonos Beta Community are the property of Sonos or other third parties. Users are not permitted to use these Marks without the prior written consent of Sonos or such third party which may own the Mark. "Sonos" and all Sonos product names are trademarks of Sonos Inc.
9. Links to Third Party Sites.
The Sonos Beta Community may contain links to third party sites. Accessing any other website linked to the Sonos Beta Community is at your own risk. Sonos is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements made on these sites. Sonos provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement. Any links posted by you are subject to all terms and conditions like any other type of content posted to the Sonos Beta Community. You may not post a link that directs users to any content or information that would constitute a violation of these Terms & Conditions.
10. Access to Password Protected/Secure Areas.
Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the website is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the website may be subject to prosecution.