United States Federal Trade Commission Compliance Statements
As Required By The United States Federal Trade Commission
Anti Spam Policy
FTC Compliance Notice and Affiliate Disclosure
Social Media Disclaimer
TriangleTickets.ORG, TriangleTicket.com and TriangleEvents.org
are wholly owned subsidiaries of Route 54 Marketing
which is owned and operated by James H. Smith,
(hereafter referred to as R54M)
We at R54M respect the privacy of all users and visitors and understand it is a big concern. Our system allows our customers and staff to send Email to our clients, prospects or subscribers who have allowed their Emails address to be used for such mailings.
Sending an email to people who have not specifically requested it, is “spam”. R54M accounts may not to be used to spam! Spamming is a serious offence that R54M does not permit.
What Is Spam?
See the Federal Trade Commission CAN-SPAM Act. Spam is unsolicited email also known as UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email). By sending email to only to those who have requested to receive it, you are following accepted permission-based email guidelines.
Sending an email to people who have not specifically requested information from you.
R54M will not use email lists that are purchased, rented, leased, or in any way bought from a third party.
Batching or in any way trying to script the addition of new subscribers to the web form subscribe methods.
Sending unsolicited email thru third parties that then references an account here either in the email or on a landing page of a website.
Newsgroup or discussion forum postings to off-topic newsgroups that prohibit those types of posts.
R54M Zero Tolerance Policy
If an R54M account is reported or caught violating these terms of service it will be immediately terminated. The customer will not be issued a refund, and will not be given access to any data in the terminated account.
Isn’t There A Law Against Sending Spam?
The federal anti-spam law went into effect on January 1st, 2004 and preempts all state laws. While this new law will not stop spam, it does make most spam illegal and ultimately less attractive to spammers. The law is specific about requirements to send commercial email and empowers the federal government to enforce the law. The penalties can include a fine and/or imprisonment for up to 5 years.
How to protect yourself from Spam: Take the Spam Test
Are you importing a purchased list of ANY kind?
Are you sending to non-specific addresses such as:
(firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or other general addresses)
Are you sending to distribution lists or mailing lists which send indirectly to a variety of email addresses?
Are you mailing to anyone who has not explicitly agreed to join your mailing list?
Have you falsified your originating address or transmission path information?
Have you used a third party email address or domain name without their permission?
Does your email’s subject line contain false or misleading information?
Does your email fail to provide a working link to unsubscribe?
Are you failing to process any unsubscribe requests that come to you via a reply to your email within 10 days or the request?
If you have answered YES to ANY of the above questions you will likely be labelled a SPAMMER. For more information visit The Coalition Against Unsolicited Email (www.cauce.org) or our Abuse Support Staff.
Help R54M Stamp Out Spam
If you have received an unsolicited e-mail from an R54M account, tell us. Forward the message you received, including the mail headers, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a note letting us know that the message is spam, and that you did not specifically request to receive information from the sender.
The CAN-SPAM Act: Requirements For Commercial Emailers
The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act) establishes requirements for those who send commercial email, spells out penalties for spammers and companies whose products are advertised in spam if they violate the law, and gives consumers the right to ask emailers to stop spamming them.
The law, which became effective January 1, 2004, covers email whose primary purpose is advertising or promoting a commercial product or service, including content on a Web site. A “transactional or relationship message” – email that facilitates an agreed-upon transaction or updates a customer in an existing business relationship – may not contain false or misleading routing information, but otherwise is exempt from most provisions of the CAN-SPAM Act.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, is authorized to enforce the CAN-SPAM Act. CAN-SPAM also gives the Department of Justice (DOJ) the authority to enforce its criminal sanctions. Other federal and state agencies can enforce the law against organizations under their jurisdiction, and companies that provide Internet access may sue violators, as well.
What The Law Requires
Here’s a rundown of the law’s main provisions.
It bans false or misleading header information. Your email’s “From,” “To,” and routing information – including the originating domain name and email address – must be accurate and identify the person who initiated the email.
It prohibits deceptive subject lines. The subject line cannot mislead the recipient about the contents or subject matter of the message.
It requires that your email give recipients an opt-out method. You must provide a return email address or another Internet-based response mechanism that allows a recipient to ask you not to send future email messages to that email address, and you must honour the requests. You may create a “menu” of choices to allow a recipient to opt out of certain types of messages, but you must include the option to end any commercial messages from the sender.
Any opt-out mechanism you offer must be able to process opt-out requests for at least 30 days after you send your commercial email. When you receive an opt-out request, the law gives you 10 business days to stop sending email to the requestor’s email address. You cannot help another entity send email to that address, or have another entity send email on your behalf to that address. Finally, it’s illegal for you to sell or transfer the email addresses of people who choose not to receive your email, even in the form of a mailing list, unless you transfer the addresses so another entity can comply with the law.
It requires that commercial email is identified as an advertisement and include the sender’s valid physical postal address. Your message must contain clear and conspicuous notice that the message is an advertisement or solicitation and that the recipient can opt out of receiving more commercial email from you. It also must include your valid physical postal address.
Each violation of the above provisions is subject to fines of up to $ 16,000. A deceptive commercial email also is subject to laws banning false or misleading advertising. Additional fines are provided for commercial emailers who not only violate the rules described above but also:
“Harvest” email addresses from Web sites or Web services that have published a notice prohibiting the transfer of email addresses for the purpose of sending email.
Generate email addresses using a “dictionary attack” – combining names, letters, or numbers into multiple permutations.
Use scripts or other automated ways to register for multiple email or user accounts to send commercial email.
Relay emails through a computer or network without permission – for example, by taking advantage of open relays or open proxies without authorization.
The law allows the DOJ to seek criminal penalties, including imprisonment, for commercial emailers who do – or conspire to use another computer without authorization and send commercial email from or through it.
Use a computer to relay or retransmit multiple commercial email messages to deceive or mislead recipients or an Internet access service about the origin of the message.
Falsify header information in multiple email messages and initiate the transmission of such messages.
Register for multiple email accounts or domain names using information that falsifies the identity of the actual registrant.
Falsely represent themselves as owners of multiple Internet Protocol addresses that are used to send commercial email messages.
The FTC will issue additional rules under the CAN-SPAM Act involving the required labelling of sexually explicit commercial email and the criteria for determining “the primary purpose” of a commercial email. Look for the rule covering the labelling of sexually explicit material in April 2004; “the primary purpose” rulemaking will be complete by the end of 2004. The Act also instructs the FTC to report to Congress in summer 2004 on a National Do Not E-Mail Registry, and issue reports in the next two years on the labeling of all commercial email, the creation of a “bounty system” to promote enforcement of the law, and the effectiveness and enforcement of the CAN-SPAM Act.
See the FTC Web site at www.ftc.gov/spam for updates on implementation of the CAN-SPAM Act. The FTC maintains a consumer complaint database of violations of the laws that the FTC enforces. Consumers can submit complaints online at www.ftc.gov and forward any unwanted commercial email to the FTC at email@example.com.
For more information
The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair practices in the marketplace and to provide information to businesses to help them comply with the law. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters the Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
Your Opportunity To Comment
The National Small Business Ombudsman and 10 Regional Fairness Boards collect comments from small businesses about federal compliance and enforcement activities. Each year, the Ombudsman evaluates the conduct of these activities and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small businesses. Small businesses can comment to the Ombudsman without fear of reprisal. To comment, call toll-free 1-888-REGFAIR (1-888-734-3247) or go to www.sba.gov/ombudsman.
Most websites collect personal information. Personal information may, for example, be collected by website forms, as a result of the use of website services, or through the use of tracking technologies such as cookies. EU data protection law and US data privacy law (and similar laws in other jurisdictions) protect individuals from the misuse of their personal information. These laws regulate not just the collection of personal data, but also the storage, use, cross-border transfer, retention and disposal of that data.
The key purposes of a website privacy statement are: (i) to help website owners to comply with the disclosure requirements of data protection and data privacy laws; and (ii) to reassure users that their information is being lawfully and properly collected, stored and used. In addition, a privacy statement will usually communicate to users some of the legal rights that they can have in relation to their personal information.
The types of personal information collected, and the uses to which it is typically put, depend in part on the type of website and business that is collecting the information. An e-commerce store, for example, will collect or generate customer name and address information, payment information and order information. The classes of personal information will be put to different uses. For example, address information will be used for delivering products, and may also be used in marketing; whereas payment information will be used to collect payments and for accounting purposes. Some kinds of a website – notably social networking websites and websites with social networking features – may collect and process huge amounts of personal information.
This privacy statement covers the following matters.
- Personal information collection
Using personal information
• Securing your data
• Cross-border data transfers
• Updating this statement
• Other websites
• This privacy statement
Your privacy is important to us at R54M. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that R54M collects, and the ways in which R54M uses that personal information.
Personal Information Collection
R54M may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:
Information about your use of this website including email addresses, site usage, sign-on and password information and personal identification information.
The information that you provide for the purpose of registering with the website which may include personal identity information.
Information about any or all transactions carried out over this website.
Information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the website services.
Any other information that you send to R54M.
Using personal information
R54M may use your personal information to:
Administer this website,
Personalize the website for you,
Enable your access to and use of the website services,
Publish information about you on the website,
Send to you products that you purchase,
Supply to you services that you purchase,
Send to you statements and invoices,
Collect payments from you; and
Send you marketing communications
Where R54M discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.
In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, R54M may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.
Securing Your Data
R54M will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
R54M will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers.
Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via this website will be protected by encryption technology.
Cross-Border Data Transfers
In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.
You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.
Updating This Statement
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.
This website contains links to other websites.
R54M is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.
Route 54 Marketing
103 Coniston Ct.
Cary, North Carolina 27511
R54M FTC Compliance Notice and Affiliate Disclosure
The following are facts you should be advised of if you intend to take advantage of any products or services.
The price paid for products and services change over time. Even the prices of staples and basic commodities change, and there are many factors such as supply and demand, sales and other customer acquisition incentives, and more. Price and value can be quite relative. Technology, innovations, product improvements, market penetration, and numerous other factors all weigh in. It is impossible to define the “right” price for any product and service. Willing buyers and willing sellers determine the price at any given time. You accept the fact that your purchase reflects your own attribution of value at the time of purchase, and that the price may increase or decrease in the future.
The outcome you experience is dependent upon many factors. Aptitude and attitude go a long way towards success with products and services in virtually any niche, whether fitness or making money. Circumstances, experience, innate abilities, personality, education, time commitments, and perseverance are just a few factors. Given the smorgasbord of interrelated variables, there is no way to reasonably predict your specific outcome with any degree of reliability or certainty.
Income-Producing Products & Services
Income-producing products & services are likewise subject to the above cautions. In addition, however, there are additional factors. Unlike weight loss products or self-help materials, income-producing methods are influenced by the overall health of the economy in which one operates. In times of liquidity, money flows freely and commerce is easier. In times of perceived scarcity, fear, recession, depression, or otherwise, commerce is stymied. Results can be influenced by market sentiment, just as the stock market indices around the world are swayed heavily on news.
Income-producing products & services purchased should be viewed as just that – purchases. Though they can be investments in one’s business, it is not unreasonable to expect that there may not be an express return on that investment, per se. Often, business success is the convergence of a number of factors, methods, strategies, and so on. It can be hard to peg success to one method or machination. This does not necessarily undermine the value of any given product or service, as it can have an additive effect. Or, it may have no effect. Since it can be difficult to tell, you should operate on the assumption that your outcome could be zero. We make no guarantees and you should only risk what you can afford to lose.
Earnings & Income
In light of all of the factors above, impinging on the very nature of income-producing products and services, there is no way to guarantee results of any kind whatsoever. Accordingly, we affirmatively declare that we make no guarantees as to your earnings & income of any kind, at any time.
As with any business endeavour or investment, past performance is no guarantee or predictor of future performance. Any testimonials or other representations of results are for illustrative purposes only and, though every effort is made to ensure they’re factually honest, they are not intended to imply or insinuate what is likely to happen with you. Your reliance on them as such is not advised.
Use of this site (and the information in it) is your responsibility.
The free cookies policy contains the following sections:
Cookies On Our Website
Third Party Cookies
This Website’s Cookies Policy
By permission and consent only, for outbound marketing correspondence to include email, SMS distribution, social media distribution and printed matter distributed in person or by a physical delivery system of the editor’s choice.
Google Or Similar Cookies
R54M may publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on this website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the AdSense partner network cookie at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.
Third Party Cookies
When you use this website, you may also be sent the following third-party cookies, which may be used for the following purposes:
None At The Present Time
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. Also, if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality will not work at all.
Below are links with guides for managing copies in each browser/device:
Internet Explorer – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
Firefox – http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
Google Chrome – http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Opera – http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
Safari – http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html
Safari iOS – http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
Android – http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022
Blackberry – http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.js
Windows Phone – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx
Managing analytics cookies
This website uses website analytics to monitor and understand our user’s behaviour in order to improve our website. It is possible to opt out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. By opting out of analytics cookies, this stops us from being able to learn what people like or don’t like about our website so that we can make them better.
Below are links to opt out of the analytics services we use on this website:
Google Analytics – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
For more information
The websites below will provide further information about cookies:
Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.
This website is operated by R54M.
If you have any questions about our cookies or this Cookies Policy, please contact our Practice Manager at our postal address, which can be found here.
Route 54 Marketing
103 Coniston Ct.
Cary, North Carolina 27511
James H. Smith, JHS Website Services, R54M
This copyright notice is intended to help with assertions of copyright infringement.
On This Page:
- Ownership Of Copyright
- Copyright License
- Data Mining
- Enforcement Of Copyright
- Infringing Material
- This copyright notice
- Copyright Statements for James H Smith, Website Designs
- Restrictions on Systematic Downloading of Articles
- Public Domain Material
Copyright © 2017 James H Smith, JHS Website Services
Ownership Of Copyright
The copyright in this website and the material on this website (including without limitation the text, computer code, artwork, photographs, images, music, audio material, video material and audio-visual material on this website) is owned by James H Smith, JHS Website Services.
James H Smith, JHS Website Services grants to you a worldwide non-exclusive royalty-free revocable license to:
View this website and the material on this website on a computer or mobile device via a web browser;
Copy and store this website and the material on this website in your web browser cache memory; and
Print pages from this website for your own [personal and non-commercial] use.
James H Smith, JHS Website Services does not grant you any other rights in relation to this website or the material on this website. In other words, all other rights are reserved.
For the avoidance of doubt, you must not adapt, edit, change, transform, publish, republish, distribute, redistribute, broadcast, rebroadcast or show or play in public this website or the material on this website (in any form or media) without James H Smith, JHS Website Services prior written permission.
The automated and/or systematic collection of data from this website is prohibited.
You may request permission to use the copyright materials on this website by writing to:
James H Smith
JHS Website Services
103 Coniston Ct.
Cary, North Carolina 27511
Enforcement Of Copyright
James H Smith, JHS Website Services takes the protection of its copyright very seriously.
If James H Smith, JHS Website Services discovers that you have used its copyright materials in contravention of the license above, James H Smith, JHS Website Services may bring legal proceedings against you seeking monetary damages and an injunction to stop you using those materials. You could also be ordered to pay legal costs.
If you become aware of any use of James H Smith, JHS Website Services copyright materials that contravenes or may contravene the license above, please report this by email to:
James H Smith, JHS Website Services
103 Coniston Ct.
Cary, North Carolina 27511
If you become aware of any material on the website that you believe infringes your or any other person’s copyright, please report this by email to:
James H Smith
JHS Website Services
103 Coniston Ct.
Cary, North Carolina 27511
This page has information about general copyright restrictions that apply to the material that is available through the James H Smith, JHS Website Services website.
All of the material available from the James H Smith, JHS Website Services site is provided by the respective publishers or authors. Almost all of it is protected by U.S. and/or foreign copyright laws, even though James H Smith, JHS Website Services provides free access to it. (See Public Domain Material below, for one exception.)
The respective copyright holders retain rights for reproduction, redistribution and reuse. Users of James H Smith, JHS Website Services are directly and solely responsible for compliance with copyright restrictions and are expected to adhere to the terms and conditions defined by the copyright holder. Transmission, reproduction, or reuse of protected material, beyond that allowed by the fair use principles of the copyright laws, requires the written permission of the copyright owners. U.S. fair use guidelines are available from the Copyright Office at the Library of Congress.
Copyright Statements for James H Smith, JHS Website Services
Articles and other material on the James H Smith, JHS Website Services website usually include an explicit copyright statement. In the absence of a copyright statement, users should assume that standard copyright protection applies unless the article contains an explicit statement to the contrary. In case of doubt, contact the journal publisher to verify the copyright status of an article.
Restrictions on Systematic Downloading of Articles
Crawlers and other automated processes may NOT be used to systematically retrieve batches of articles from the James H Smith, JHS Website Services website. Bulk downloading of articles from the James H Smith, Website Designs website, in any way, is prohibited because of copyright restrictions.
Public Domain Material
James H Smith, JHS Website Services reserves the right to use U.S. Government publications released in the public domain that may include:
Articles of the Center For Disease Control
Articles for the United States Surgeon General
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Environmental Health Perspectives
Journal of Research of NIST
Preventing Chronic Disease
Any other relevant Articles released by the United States Federal Government or any and all of its Health Services Organizations.
Articles published in these journals are in the public domain and may be used and reproduced without special permission. However, anyone using the material is requested to properly cite and acknowledge the source. Please note these journals may still contain photographs or illustrations copyrighted by other commercial organizations or individuals that may not be used without obtaining prior approval from the holder of the copyright.
R54M LEGAL DISCLAIMER
This disclaimer states that only information is provided herein – not legal advice. R54M is not a medically related or legal organization and does not dispense, offer, provide or disseminate legal or medical advice or direction. The accuracy of any legal or medical information within this website is not guaranteed and is offered as commentary only. Website users are advised to seek professional help if they are concerned about a specific legal or medical issue.
In most jurisdictions, disclaimers of liability are subject to regulation. The provisions of a disclaimer may be unenforceable, and may even give rise to liability on the part of R54M or the visitor/user.
The legal disclaimer covers the following:
- No advice
- Limitation of warranties
- Professional assistance
- This legal disclaimer
This website may contain general information about medical matters and may contain or refer to legal matters. The information included is not advice, and should not be treated as such.
Limitation Of Warranties
Any and all legal information on this website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. R54M makes no representations or warranties in relation to any legal or medical information on this website.
Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, R54M does not warrant that:
- The legal information on this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
- The legal information on this website is complete, true, accurate, up-to-date, or non-misleading.
You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical or legal advice from your doctor, medical provider, attorney or other professional legal services provider.
If you have any specific questions about any medical or legal matter you should consult your medical provider, attorney or other professional legal services provider.
You should never delay seeking medical advice, legal advice, disregard any medical or legal advice or commence or discontinue any medical or legal action because of information on this website.
Nothing in this legal disclaimer will limit any of our liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law or exclude any of our liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
R54M WEBSITE LINKING POLICY
R54M is a commercial website and as such, requires control over the inbound and outbound links to our website because of the possibility of exchanging personal information or medical information about our patients. It is our responsibility, and the responsibility of those who use our website, and thus agree to our terms and conditions of use, to uphold and not violate any of the Federal Trade Commission regulations, the laws concerning privacy and to comply with HIPAA guidelines as needed. Our website linking policy is intended to control or attempt to control, the linking policies and practices of our website users and any others who may want to link to, or from our website. R54M cannot control links coming into our website but shall attempt to disable any inbound link that violates any of the above or our policy. This document details our linking policies and terms.
Our linking policy covers the following:
- Linking Policy Status
- Links Coming Into Our Website
- Links Going Out From Our Website
- Link Removal
- Changes To Our Linking Policy
- How To Contact Us
Linking Policy Status
R54M accepts links to this website as long as they are created in accordance with our linking policy terms. By using our website, you agree to accept the terms and conditions of our Linking Policy.
Links Coming Into Our Website
Any inbound links pointing to our website cannot be misleading or misrepresent any affiliation with R54M.
Specific link text must always be used when linking to our site. There can be no claim of affiliation or authorization unless previously given to the user in writing or email by R54M.
Occasionally we will update our website which may cause the disruption of inbound links. For this purpose, all links should point to http//:www.villagecleanersnc.com. We reserve the right to disallow any permanent links or temporary links unless such link has been agreed to in writing by R54M.
You may not use the logo of R54M to link to this website or any other website without R54M express written permission.
You cannot link to our website by the use of any inline linking technique, technology or software.
You may not frame the content of our website or use any similar technology in relation to the content of this website.
Links Going Out From Our Website
Our website includes links outbound and pointing to other websites that are owned and operated by third parties. Any such links are not to be construed as an endorsement or recommendation of those websites, their products or services in any way.
R54M has no control over the contents, links, products, services, opinions or policies of third-party websites, and R54M accepts no responsibility for them, or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of their links or policies.
By using our website you agree to our terms and conditions of use. By such agreement, you also agree that if R54M requests the removal or deletion of any link that is within your control, that you will delete the link immediately.
If there is a link belonging to you, outbound from our website, and you would like it removed, please contact us using the contact information below. If you do not have a legal right to request such removal, the deletion will be at our sole discretion. All requests must be in writing or via email.
Changes To Our Linking Policy
R54M may amend our linking policy at any time by simply publishing a new version on this website.
How To Contact Us
Route 54 Marketing
103 Coniston Ct.
Cary, North Carolina 27511
R54M Social Media Disclaimer
We welcome and encourage open discussion on R54M social media sites – including but not limited to our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pages, or any other social media venue or platform and online story-sharing forums – and look forward to any comments, stories and experiences you want to share.
We make reasonable efforts to monitor participation to ensure that you stay on topic, are courteous and avoid making offensive comments.
Please remember that information posted on any of our social media platforms shouldn’t be considered medical advice and shouldn’t replace a consultation with a healthcare professional.
Please be aware that once you post something online, there’s the potential for thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of people to read your words, even years from now. As a result, we suggest that you exercise caution when posting medical information on any of our social media sites and that you do not disclose personally identifiable information like your location, medical record number, financial information, etc.
The opinions and or views expressed on R54M social media platforms, including, but not limited to, our blogs, Facebook, Twitter and You-Tube pages and or any other social media page or venue that we or a user participate in at any time represent the thoughts of individual bloggers and online communities, and not those necessarily of R54M or any of its corporate affiliates or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, research staff, medical staff or members of its respective board of directors.
The opinions and views expressed on these pages do not in any way reflect the views of the site they are posted on, other sites affiliated with the site, the staff involved with maintaining the site or any members of the site.
- You are at least 13 years old.
- If you are a healthcare provider or a “covered entity” under federal HIPAA regulations, you are prohibited from posting any content that is Personal Health Information, including patient images. All users are prohibited from posting personal health information related to individuals other than themselves or their dependents.
- Users are prohibited from using the sites to provide medical advice or medical commentary (unless expressly authorized through your affiliation as a physician, nurse or allied health professional.)
- As a visitor or user, you agree that you will not violate any laws and regulations, including copyright, intellectual property rights laws and others regarding any content that you send or receive. You also agree you will not transmit any material in any manner that is unlawful, disruptive, threatening, profane, abusive, harassing, embarrassing, tortuous, defamatory, obscene, libellous, or is an invasion of another’s privacy, is hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable as solely determined by R54M staff; impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials or any other form of solicitation; transmit any material that contains software “viruses.”
- R54M reserves the right to monitor and/or terminate your access to the social media site at any time, without notice and for any reason in its sole discretion. R54M may remove any materials in its sole discretion. You understand and agree that R54M may disclose your communications and activities with R54M in response to lawful requests by governmental (including judicial) authorities.
- By posting any content on any R54M social media site, you grant to R54M the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute and publish such content, in whole or part, for any purpose R54M deems appropriate.
- You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless R54M and its corporate affiliates and their respective representatives from and against any liabilities whatsoever resulting from the use of this site.
- You acknowledge that you assume all responsibility related to the security, privacy and risks inherent in sending any content over the Internet. R54M does not control the third-party sites and does not endorse products or services advertised on the social media sites.
While R54M makes reasonable efforts to monitor and/or moderate content posted on its social media platforms, we do not moderate all comments and cannot always respond in a timely manner to online requests for information.
R54M reserves the sole right to review, edit and/or delete any comments it deems are inappropriate. Comments including but not limited to the following may be deleted or edited by the moderators:
- Abusive or hurtful comments about a blogger or another participant
- Off-topic and redundant comments. This includes promotion of events, groups, pages, Web sites, organizations and programs not related to or affiliated R54M.
- Comments that use foul language or “hate speech” (for example, including but not limited to racial, ethnic or gender bashing language)
- Personal attacks or defamatory statements or comments (i.e., making negative personal or untrue comments about a participant), instead of just criticizing his/her posting, opinion or comments
- Comments that violate the privacy of our patients and their families
Information posted on our sites is not intended to be medical advice and should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace consultation with a qualified physician or other healthcare providers.
All links to other Web sites found linked from R54M social media sites are provided as a service to readers, but such linkage does not constitute an endorsement of those sites by R54M, and as such we are not responsible for the content of external Web sites.
By submitting content to any of R54M social media sites, you understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public and that R54M may use this information for internal and external promotional purposes and fundraising purposes. Please note that other participants may use your posted information beyond the control of R54M. If you do not wish to have the information you have made available via this site used, published, copied and/or reprinted, please do not post on this page.