MAC Alert Policies

MAC Alerts is a member-only benefit.  By using MAC Alerts, members agree to adhere to all policies related to this system, including, but not limited to, MAC's Code of Conduct, MAC's antitrust compliance program, and the rules and limitations provided on this page or in MAC's Policy and Procedure Manual.

Rules, Policies and Limitations

MAC Alerts are managed by the Membership Committee, subject to the policies and guidelines contained within MAC's Policy and Procedure Manual. Once approved, individuals and organizations agree to abide by any program rules for MAC-Alerts defined by MAC, its Membership Committee, or applicable legal requirements. 

Members may be requested to acknowledge current rules and limitations on an annual basis to maintain access to MAC Alerts.  This includes, but is not limited to, the following key provisions:

  • Access to MAC-Alerts is a single-user, non-exclusive, non-transferable license.  The individual member granted access to MAC Alerts and the associated member organization are responsible for the appropriate use of this benefit. 
  • By using MAC Alerts, members acknowledge that they will adhere to the guidelines in MAC's antitrust compliance guidelinesMAC's Code of Conduct, and other policies contained within MAC's Policy and Procedure Manual or developed specifically for this benefit.
  • Views expressed within a MAC Alert are owned solely by the author and do not represent the views, beliefs, or opinions of MAC, its Board, staff, members, partners, or agents.  
  • MAC makes no warranties (express or implied) regarding the accuracy of the information contained within MAC Alerts. Individuals acknowledge that the use of the information contained within MAC Alerts is at the individual’s option and that in interpreting, acting upon, or responding to the information contained within a MAC Alert the individual exercises their own skill and judgment. 
  • Individuals with access to restricted MAC-Alert categories must maintain a unique and verifiable email address. If an email address is changed, access to restricted Alert categories may be suspended.
  • The Member granted access to restricted MAC-Alert categories will not allow any other person access to their MAC-Alerts or share the information within any public or private
  • The Member granted access to restricted MAC-Alert categories will not retain, scrape, or otherwise store the information contained in alerts with the intent of selling or publicly sharing that information.
  • The Member granted access to restricted MAC-Alerts will not cause those alerts to be distributed through networks or distribution lists that are public.
  • MAC Alerts offers members the ability to post messages on message boards that include email distribution to other members.  Information posted may be retained and made available for future search and retrieval by MAC members. Individuals acknowledge that all content posted within MAC Alerts is user content and agree to comply with all rules and restrictions established by MAC or by law.
  • MAC reserves the right, but disclaims any obligation or responsibility, to prevent an individual user from posting or accessing content, and to restrict or remove user content from MAC Alerts or refuse to include user content for any reason at any time, at MAC’s sole discretion and without notice to the individual user. 
  • By using MAC Alerts, individuals acknowledge that messages are public to other members with access to an Alert category.  MAC cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any submitted information which users disclose via MAC Alerts; individuals make such disclosures at their own risk. 
  • MAC Alerts is not intended for use as a consumer credit reporting service.  MAC alert postings must focus on a company or organization and not an individual associated with that company or organization.  Upon written request, prior alerts may be removed from the MAC alert system. 
  • The MAC Membership Committee will determine a message retention schedule for different alert categories.  Messages will be available to members according to the defined retention schedule.
  • As part of its antitrust compliance program, all alert communications are moderated before distribution to members. 
    • Members may not post information in an alert that would violate U.S. federal antitrust laws or other legal or regulatory provisions.
    • Alerts may not be used for commercial promotion to members unless authorized in writing by MAC.
    • Partner organizations may utilize alerts to share information on upcoming events of interest or value to members.
  • MAC will attempt to moderate and distribute alerts in a timely fashion, with a target of 24 hours or less from the time of submission. MAC reserves the right to reject, edit, or delete any MAC Alert posting at its discretion.

For inquiries regarding MAC Alerts, please contact the MAC Membership Committee.