Dell Community Terms of Use


The Dell Technologies Community is a peer-to-peer and direct support channel for people on this Dell Technologies platform. Being a Dell funded Technologies Community, we reserve the right to review and/or approve all content submitted. This means that we can block, edit, or remove any content that we determine to be in violation of the Terms of Use at our sole discretion.

The purpose of this Community is to serve as primarily a user-to-user Forum with some Dell Technologies assistance. This assistance is determined when a Dell Technologies employee reaches you directly via Private Message to request:  your product type, service tag or other proprietary information based on your post/request for assistance. We expect all to observe the community rules of conduct set forth in these Terms of Service.



You may not use your registration / membership (or allow anyone else to use your registration membership) to post or transmit any of the following:

  1. Any content that is destructive, purposely divisive, abusive, profane, vulgar, obscene, hateful, fraudulent, threatening or that which may disclose private or personal matters concerning any person. This includes, but is not limited to: language, information, or images. The usage of profanity, including character substitution or abbreviations is strictly prohibited.
  1. Any content that is threatening, defamatory or abusive, either between forum members or directed towards a Dell Technologies moderator, or a Dell Technologies employee or manager.
  2. Spamming another users thread is prohibited, as is posting your opinion on another user’s thread which could exacerbate the situation. 
  3. "Rants", "slams", legalistic, or legal threats against Dell Technologies or another company or competitor is strictly prohibited
  4. Political or religious statements or commentary as well as bigoted, hateful, or racially offensive comments are deemed violations of conduct rule number 1 and will result in your account being removed in addition to any content related and deemed in violation of rules of conduct with immediate affect.
  5. Your use of the Site, including any content you submit, will comply with all applicable laws (including but not limited to laws governing competition, trade, false advertising and export control) and these Terms of Use.
  6. Any and all material(s) you do not have the right to transmit under law (such as copyright, trade secret, or securities) or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements).
  7. Language that promotes illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them. This includes any message that solicits or promotes the use of an illegal substance.
  8. Advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation including chain letters, pyramid schemes, class action suits, or charitable appeals. This includes advertising links in signatures.
  9. You will not impersonate any other person or submit content on behalf of any other person or entity
  10. You will not submit content in exchange for payment or consideration received from any third party
  11. You will not collect information about other site users without their consent.
  12. You will not submit any content that:
    - Infringes on the intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or entity
    - Intentionally interferes with the site’s operation
    - Violates any person’s privacy or publicity rights or breaches any duty of confidentiality that you owe to anyone or provides any non-public information about Dell Technologies or any other company or person without authorization (including the names and contact information for Dell Technologies employees and site users)
  13. Strictly prohibited are any and all file(s) or link(s) containing viruses, corrupted files, Cyber Security threats or any other contaminating or destructive features that may damage other users computers. Submission of these such materials will result in an immediate user ban and may, dependent of jurisdiction, result in legal actions according to the origin country’s laws on internet privacy.
  14. Strictly NO content containing false or deceptive language, unsubstantiated or comparative claims regarding our or other products, third party advertising, spam, chain letters,legalistic, solicitation will be tolerated and will therein be removed with immediate affect.
    Further, links that connect to commercial websites will not be considered unauthorized solicitations unless the link or the website content appears to be intended as a means of solution or part of an “affiliate” program as determined by Dell Technologies at its sole discretion.
  15. Also not allowed:
      • Duplicate posts, spam messages, or posts repeated excessively on one or more boards.
      • Messages designed to evade profanity or other filters
      • Personal phone numbers or addresses (to protect privacy)
      • Service Tag numbers should not be posted publicly, these would be requested by Dell Technologies employees and would happen via Private Message only
      • Personal email addresses, private information such as social security numbers, or other contact information that is not your own, including, but not limited to Dell Technologies and Dell-EMC employee's email addresses
      • Hyperlinks that lead to sites that violate any of the forum guidelines
  1. Any message that impersonates another person or affiliation with an entity, including, but not limited to, Dell Technologies.

    In addition, our guidelines do not permit you to:
  2. Intentionally violate any other applicable law or regulation while accessing and using our site
  3. Interfere in any way with the operations in the forum or with a fellow user's message box, including but not limited to mail or "post" bombing, news bombing, other flooding techniques, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks, or attempts to avoid messaging blocking.
  4. Evade bans or suspensions or otherwise disregard directions from Dell Technologies and Dell-EMC moderators or administrators. Dell Technologies and Dell-EMC Moderators and/or Liaisons may at any time and without prior notice remove any posted message or thread, delete words that violate these guidelines from posted messages, or ban your account for violating the above reasonable provisions. Please remember that you are responsible for all statements made and acts that occur through the use of your user name and password.


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