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Social media is changing the way people get information and communicate with each other. Please be sure to read the following policy, terms and conditions before you participate in Novant Health UVA Health System's social media community.
Welcome to Novant Health UVA Health System's online discussions. We're glad you are joining us on one of our web or social media sites. We hope you enjoy your participation and visit some of our other sites as well. We encourage your involvement but want to know that unkind or sales/promotional messages will be removed from our sites. We expect a basic level of civility. We're fine if folks disagree with us or each other, but mutual respect is a must. As a healthcare organization, we want you to know that these online forums are not the place to get confidential medical advice or replace the relationship you have with your doctor. Comments posted do not substitute for medical advice, and if you are concerned about your health, you should contact your doctor or 911 in the event of an emergency. If you don't have a doctor, we encourage you to visit the "physician finder" section of our websites where we can help you find a doctor who meets your needs and expectations.
Comments to Novant Health UVA Health System sponsored sites, such as our hospital websites, online feedback forms or social media sites, including Twitter, Facebook, Blogspot and YouTube, are welcome and encouraged. We look forward to hearing from you. To promote respectful discussion within this forum, we request that you be courteous and avoid comments that are profane, obscene, offensive, sexually explicit, inappropriate, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable. Users should show mutual respect for the opinions of others. We ask that you be at least 18 years old to post any content on any Novant Health UVA Health System social media site.
All postings to Novant Health UVA Health System sponsored sites will be publicly available on the Internet and accessible without limitation or protection of any kind. Please do not post any personal information that you do not want to appear publicly on the Internet. Please also understand that comments posted do not substitute for medical advice. If you are concerned about your health, you should contact your doctor of 911 in the event of an emergency.
By posting on Novant Health UVA Health System sites, you assume all responsibility related to the security, privacy and confidentiality risks inherent in sending any content over the Internet. By its very nature the Internet cannot be absolutely protected against malicious or intentional intrusion attempts. Novant Health UVA Health System does not control third party sites (like Facebook or Twitter) over which you may choose to send confidential and personal health information. Novant Health UVA Health System cannot warrant any safeguard such compromises to information that you post on third party sites.
By posting a comment or other material to Novant Health UVA Health System sponsored sites as outlined above, you give Novant Health UVA Health System the irrevocable right and license to exercise all copyright, publicity, and moral rights with respect to any content you provide, which includes using your submission for any purpose in any form and on any media. This includes, but is not limited to, displaying, modifying, reproducing, distributing, creating other works from, and publishing your submission. Novant Health UVA Health System reserves the right to review all comments before they are posted and to edit them as Novant Health UVA Health System in its sole discretion deems appropriate. Novant Health UVA Health System will not edit grammar, typos or spelling errors to preserve the originality of the post.
Novant Health UVA Health System further reserves the right to reject or remove comments for any reason, including, but not limited to, violation of these Terms and Conditions. Any submissions that fail to follow these Terms and Conditions in any way or are otherwise irrelevant will not be posted. Novant Health UVA Health System will not respond to every posting, especially those that address individual medical issues.
We also reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. We recommend 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.
In posting material on Novant Health UVA Health System sponsored sites, you agree NOT to:
Novant Health UVA Health System reserves the right to do any or all of the following:
By posting, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Novant Health UVA Health System, its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, successors and assigns against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, causes of action, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) arising out of any claim by a third-party relating to any material you have posted.
You also agree that any claim or dispute relating to your posting of any content on a Novant Health UVA Health System site will be construed in accordance with the laws of North Carolina. You agree to be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the local, state or federal courts located in North Carolina.
By posting a comment or material of any kind on a Novant Health UVA Health System sponsored site, you agree to the Terms and Conditions set forth above. Your use of Novant Health UVA Health System's social media sites has the same effect as if you had actually physically signed an agreement.
Novant Health UVA Health System is a not-for-profit integrated healthcare system caring for patients and communities in Virginia. Hospitals include the following: Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center, Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center and Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center.