Public Social Media Posting Policy
Information posted on any Emory Decatur Hospital social media site
(Facebook, Twitter or YouTube) is not intended to
replace professional medical advice or service. Personal health problems
should be brought to the attention of your healthcare provider.
BY POSTING ON ANY EMORY DECATUR HOSPITAL SOCIAL MEDIA SITE YOU AGREE TO THESE
TERMS. Emory Decatur Hospital has opened publicly facing pages on social
media sites for viewing content and/or videos and posting comments about EDH. These social media sites include but are not limited to various
blogs, bulletin boards, networks, multi-media and news media sites or
other user generated content sites (“Social Media Sites”). By viewing
and/or posting any content related directly or indirectly to on any
EDH Social Media Site on the internet, you agree, without limitation or
terms of this Policy, you may not view or post any content to any EDH
Social Media Site on the internet. Your use of EDH Social Media Sites is
acceptance of this Policy and has the same effect as if you had actually
physically signed an agreement.
- You must be at least 18 years old to post any content on any EDH Social Media Site.
- You are prohibited from posting any content that is personal
health information including personal and/or patient images on any EDH
Social Media Site.
- You are also prohibited from using any EDH, Social Media Site to provide medical advice or medical commentary.
- You are prohibited from posting content that is profane,
unlawful, obscene, threatening, harassing, abusive, embarrassing, racist
or contains ethnic slurs.
- As a guest posting content to any EDH, Social Media Site on the
internet, you agree that you will not: violate any local, state, federal
and international laws and regulations, including but not limited to
copyright and intellectual property rights laws regarding any content
that you send or receive via this Policy; transmit any material (by
uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that is unlawful, disruptive,
threatening, profane, abusive, harassing, embarrassing, tortuous,
defamatory, obscene, libelous, or is an invasion of another's privacy,
is hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable as solely
determined in EDH’s discretion; impersonate any person or entity or
falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person
or entity; transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or
otherwise) that you do not have a right to make available under any law
or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; transmit any material
(by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that infringes any patent,
trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any
party; transmit (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) any
unsolicited or unauthorized advertising (including advertising of non EDH
services or products), promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam,"
"chain letters," "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation;
transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that
contains software viruses, worms, disabling code, or any other computer
code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the
functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications
equipment; harass another; or collect or store, or attempt to collect
or store, personal data about third parties without their knowledge or
consent; or to share confidential pricing information of any party.
- EDH reserves the right to monitor, prohibit, restrict, block,
suspend, terminate, delete, or discontinue your comments to any EDH,
Social Media Site, at any time, without notice and for any reason and in
its sole discretion. EDH may remove, delete, block, filter or restrict
by any other means any materials in EDH’s sole discretion. You understand
and agree that EDH may disclose your communications and activities with EDH in response to lawful requests by governmental authorities, including
Patriot Act requests, judicial orders, warrants or subpoenas, or for
the protection of EDH rights. You agree that in the event that EDH
exercises any of its rights hereunder for any reason, EDH will have no
liability to you.
- By posting any content on any EDH, Social Media Site, you grant
to EDH the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display
such content and the right to create derivative works from your content,
edit or modify such content and use such content for any EDH purpose.
- You shall defend, indemnify, and hold EDH and its corporate
affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees,
contractors, agents, and assigns harmless from and against, and shall
promptly reimburse them for, any and all losses, claims, damages,
settlements, costs, and liabilities of any nature whatsoever (including
reasonable attorneys' fees) to which any of them may become subject
arising out of, based upon, as a result of, or in any way connected
with, your posting of any content to a Social Media Site, any third
party claims of infringement or any breach of this Policy.
- YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY
RELATED TO THE SECURITY, PRIVACY, AND CONFIDENTIALITY RISKS INHERENT IN
SENDING ANY CONTENT OVER THE INTERNET. THIS EXPRESSLY INCLUDES ANY
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE HEALTH INFORMATION YOU ELECT TO
POST. By its very nature, a website AND THE INTERNET cannot be
absolutely protected against intentional or malicious intrusion
attempts. EDH does not control the THIRD PARTY SITES AND THE Internet
over which you may choose to send confidential personal or health
information OR OTHER CONTENT and, therefore, EDH DOES NOT WARRANT ANY
SAFEGUARD AGAINST ANY such interceptions or compromises to your
information. when posting any content on an internet site, you should
think carefully about your own privacy in disclosing detailed or private
information about yourself and your family. FURTHERMORE, EDH DOES NOT
ENDORSE ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE, VIEWS OR CONTENT DISPLAYED ON THE SOCIAL
- You agree that any claim or dispute relating to your posting of
any content on a EDH, Social Media Site on the internet shall be
construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia without
regard to its conflict of laws provisions and you agree to be bound and
shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the local, state or
federal courts located in DeKalb County, GA.
- You may not provide any content to a EDH, Social Media Site that
contains any product or service endorsements or any content that may be
construed as political lobbying, solicitations or contributions or use
the Social Media Site to link to any sites or political candidates or
parties or use the EDH, Social Media Site to discuss political campaigns,
issues or for taking a position on any legislation or law.
- THIS POLICY MAY BE UPDATED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, AND EACH
TIME A USER ACCESSES A SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE, THE NEW POLICY WILL
GOVERN, USAGE, EFFECTIVE UPON POSTING. To remain in compliance, EDH
suggests that you review the Policy, as well as the other website
policies, at regular intervals. By continuing to post any content after
such new terms are posted, you accept and agree to any and all such
modifications to this Policy.