American Bladder Cancer Society Website/SNS User Agreement
Proceeding with the registration process indicates an agreement to having read and understood the following:
The American Bladder Cancer Society, Inc. does not endorse specific treatments of any kind; these are decisions that should only be made with the advice of your medical professional, preferably an urologist and/or oncologist. We believe that being an informed patient and taking an active role in one's treatment is a vital part of coping with cancer. Doctors and patients should work together as a team with a common goal. A functional doctor patient relationship requires trust and fully informed two-way communication. Our goal is to give people the background knowledge to effectively communicate with their physicians.
The contents of individual posts on this website/social networking site/forum are the sole work of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and/or policies of the administrators or other users of the American Bladder Cancer Society, Inc. community website/social networking site/forum. Discussion topics should not be used for the purpose of diagnosis or substituted for medical advice. It is your responsibility to research the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of all opinions, services, and other information found on this website/social networking site/forum, and to consult with your professional health care provider as to whether the information can benefit you.
You agree, through your use of this website/social networking site/forum, with these guidelines:
You will not post any material which is false, defamatory, abusive, vulgar, harassing, obscene, libelous, slandering, insensitive, or invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of ANY law.
You agree not to post verbal attacks on other community users.
You agree not to post private communications between you and any other person without their consent.
You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have consent from the owner of the copyrighted material.
Your user name may not be the name of any real person unless it is your own.
You agree not to disclose any personal information about any person other than yourself. Public disclosure of identifying facts about you is also strongly discouraged. This includes information such as, surnames, home addresses, place of employment, and or email addresses. We reserve the right to edit your posts to protect your privacy and/or the privacy of others.
Soliciting, spamming, or other commercial activity is prohibited. If you want to recommend a product or service that you personally used, that is acceptable but not if you are earning money through the use of this website/social networking site/forum.
We reserve the right to display your posts indefinitely, but ultimately your posts are your intellectual property to use elsewhere as you may please. Others have the right to quote any post you may make if proper attribution is given. Moderators have the right to edit your posts as they see fit. The moderators retain the right to delete posts deemed inappropriate and have the final say in what content is or is not acceptable on their boards.
Please respect other users. Please remember that we all have different backgrounds and have formed different opinions about our situation. The website/social networking site/forum is intended to share viewpoints and ideas between its users.
Note that it is impossible for us to confirm the validity of posts on the website/social networking site/forum. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages before they appear and are not responsible for their content. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The messages express the views of the author, not necessarily the views of the American Bladder Cancer Society, Inc. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is asked to notify an administrator of the website/social networking site/forum immediately. We have the right to remove objectionable content, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to user profile information as well.
You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the American Bladder Cancer Society, Inc., and any related websites to this website/social networking site/forum. We at this website/social networking site/forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any information we have about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any information posted by you. You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password to another user, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another user’s account to post messages or browse this website/social networking site/forum. After you register and log into this website/social networking site/forum, you can fill out a profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information we deem inaccurate or inappropriate will be removed.
Please note that with each post, your Internet Protocol (IP) address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this website/social networking site/forum or your Internet Service Provider (ISP) contacted; this will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.