This is just a precautionary statement, because as far as I know, we have not recieved any complaints. But here is the deal.
You have the option to use a custom avatar on this site. You can pretty much plug any picture you want.
However, please ensure that the picture you are using is either public domain, or you have obtained permission to use it.
Under no circumstances should you link directly to another companies (Or this one for that matter) page to pull a picture off their site over here for use as an avatar. In effect, when you are doing that, you are stealing bandwidth.
The long and short it, we don't want another company to have the opportunity to get fussy over this, so were asking you to head it off at the pass by just not doing it.
Thanks so much.