Social Media Policy
By posting on Fairfield Medical Center social media sites you agree to the terms set forth in this social media site user agreement (“agreement”).
Your use of FMC social media sites is acceptance of this Agreement and has the same effect as if you had actually physically signed an agreement. This policy/disclaimer is in addition to any and all third-party policies (i.e. Facebook, YouTube).
If you are a FMC employee you must adhere to the Employee Social Media Guidelines posted on our website.
You must be at least 18 years old to post any content on any FMC social media site.
No information on any FMC social media site is intended as medical advice. Information posted on an FMC social media site should not be used in place of professional clinical expertise. Therefore, by participating, you agree that FMC shall not be responsible for information provided under any theory of liability or indemnity. You must contact your health care provider directly for the appropriate information and any health care related advice.
FMC shall not be held responsible for inappropriate content, images or third party links submitted by other users. All pictures, images, content, or video posted by FMC are the copyrighted property of FMC and may not be used without the express written consent of FMC.
FMC does not endorse any product, service, views or content displayed on FMC social media sites. The views expressed on FMC social media sites are those of the users and are not necessarily representative of the views of FMC. You may not provide any content to an FMC 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 an FMC social media site to link to any sites or political candidates or parties or use an FMC social media site to discuss political campaigns, issues or for taking a position on any legislation or law.
As a guest posting content to any FMC 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; 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 FMC’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 FMC 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.
FMC reserves the right to monitor, prohibit, restrict, block, suspend, terminate, delete, or discontinue access to any FMC social media site, at any time, without notice and for any reason and in its sole discretion. FMC may remove, delete, block, filter or restrict by any other means any materials in FMC’s sole discretion. As a public forum, you understand and agree that FMC may disclose your communications and activities with FMC for any and all reasons, including, but not limited to: in response to lawful requests by governmental authorities, including Patriot Act requests, judicial orders, warrants or subpoenas, or for the protection of FMC rights. You agree that in the event that FMC exercises any of its rights hereunder for any reason, FMC will have no liability to you.
By posting any content on any FMC social media sites, you grant FMC 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 FMC purpose. User hereby releases FMC from any and all liability in connection with FMC’s use of any and all pictures, images, content, or video posted on an FMC social media site.
You shall defend, indemnify, and hold FMC and its respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, successors 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 an FMC social media site, any third party claims of infringement or any breach of this Agreement.
YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY RELATED TO THE SECURITY, PRIVACY, AND CONFIDENTIALITY RISKS INHERENT IN SENDING ANY CONTENT OVER THE INTERNET.
By its very nature, a website and the Internet cannot be absolutely protected against intentional or malicious intrusion attempts. FMC 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, FMC 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.
You agree that any claim or dispute relating to your posting of any content on an FMC social media site shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio 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 Fairfield County, Ohio.
THIS POLICY MAY BE UPDATED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, AND EACH TIME A USER ACCESSES A FAIRFIELD MEDICAL CENTER SOCIAL MEDIA SITE, THE NEW POLICY WILL GOVERN USAGE EFFECTIVE UPON POSTING.
To remain in compliance, FMC suggests that you review this Agreement, as well as the other FMC 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 Agreement.