Q: I’m a marketer and want to solicit the feedback of Park Slope Parents through a survey or a focus group. Or I’m considering starting a parent-related business and would l love the feedback of Park Slope Parents. May I post?
Q: I’m a journalist and wish to use Park Slope Parents’ members as sources for a story. May I post?
Journalists, if you are a member of the list and want to quote our members, please read this:
The privacy of our members, and the privacy of the discussion of the topics on PSP, is important to our membership. And it is because of our members’ concerns about privacy that we ask you to take note. Some of our members are journalists. And while we understand that as a journalist you need to be constantly on the lookout for news and great story ideas, we want to gently remind you that by becoming a member of PSP you have agreed to follow the PSP rules.
One of the rules that we actively enforce is that no posting on PSP can be excerpted in any form without the permission of its author. This is true whether you quote the author in your work, or not. We take this rule seriously.
And if you are reporting on PSP please keep in mind that although certain topics may appear inviting to use as illustrations about our membership in general -- often following down that road, and generalizing about PSP or about parents in our area, can be misleading. Our membership is made up of 6,000 parents. They are a diverse group of individuals who don’t even necessarily live in Park Slope.