Welcome to Hidden Gems

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Thank you for your interest in the Hidden Gems community.

Hidden Gems is a supportive space where members collaborate meaningfully with one another by supporting educators, experimenting with writing, learning new techniques, and sharing ideas. While our primary focus is on educators, we celebrate artfulness in many forms. Hidden Gems welcomes artists, writers, creators, and others who are seeking a positive community environment.

Because communities are built upon trust, we have three simple rules here that are posted below for your review. Violating these rules and expectations may result in your removal from our community.

  1. If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. That does not mean you shouldn’t provide guidance and suggestions when appropriate, but remember that an actual human is on the other side of the screen, even if you can’t see them. Frame your guidance in a way that supports their needs. If you feel the need to be mean, cruel, or hurtful, Hidden Gems is not for you.
  2. Treat others the way you would like to be treated. This relates to Rule #1 above, but also relates to the way you treat the content shared on this site. No stealing, no unethical usage of others’ ideas, and be sure to give credit where credit is due whenever possible. For more information, see the Acceptable Use policy outlined below.
  3. The community spaces are for the sharing of ideas, not products. If you are an active member who has a blog or a website where you sell products, you are welcome to include links to your blog or website, but Hidden Gems who click on your site should always be offered something meaningful in exchange without cost. While it is fine to link to a blog or website that provides good information and also happens to include a “for purchase” link embedded on the site, there should be no expectation that our members must spend money with you to access the content you originally promoted.

Acceptable Use

  • Don’t upload or post anything that isn’t yours: This includes other people’s photos, videos, and other content that you’ve copied or collected from around the internet and other sources. Members may lose access to the community and/or their account(s) and their User Generated Content (either in whole or in part) may be deleted at any time for violating this provision.
  • Don’t forget the broader community: If you would hesitate to show your content to a child, your family, or a stranger on the street, do not upload, post, or share that content here.
  • Don’t upload content that is illegal or prohibited: If we find you are uploading, posting, or sharing content that is illegal or prohibited, we will take action which may include deleting your account, restricting your access to our community, and/or reporting you to the authorities.
  • Don’t hold others responsible for your User Generated Content: By using this site, you agree that Alexandrite Publishing, LLC, its agents, employees, associates, or other designees shall not be held liable for any User Generated Content uploaded by you that violates the Acceptable Use policy. If you have any questions or concerns about our Acceptable Use policy and/or User Generated Content posted to this site, please contact us at: info@alexandritepublishing.com.
  • Don’t upload, post, or share content without understanding usage rights. By uploading User Generated Content to our site, you automatically grant to Alexandrite Publishing, LLC, its agents, employees, associates, and/or other designees without payment or other consideration an irrevocable and perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, copy, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, print, publish, republish, excerpt (in whole or in part), reformat, translate, modify, revise and incorporate into other works, in accordance with the Creative Commons license CC, BY. Unless otherwise stated by you at the time of the original posting, uploading your User Generated Content grants other Hidden Gems members (i.e., not Alexandrite Publishing, LLC, its agents, employees, associates, and/or other designees who are understood to always be granted the CC,BY rights outlined above) the right to use your work in accordance with the Creative Commons Licenses CC BY-NC-SA. This license lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. For more information about Creative Commons licenses, click here: Creative Commons Licensing.