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Social Media Policy

  1. All Henry County Hospital employees must adhere to the Henry County Hospital Social Media Policy posted on the Henry County Hospital Intranet site.
  2. All users are prohibited from posting any content that is personal health information, including patient images, on any Henry County Hospital Social Media Site. Users are also prohibited from using the Social Media Site to provide medical advice or medical commentary by non-Henry County Hospital physicians or to use the Social Media Site to make, recommend or increase referrals to physicians who are not employed by Henry County Hospital.
  3. As a guest posting content to any Social Media Site on the internet, you, the user will agree that the following will not occur:
    1. 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;
    2. 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 Henry County Hospital's discretion;
    3. Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
    4. 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;
    5. Transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
    6. Transmit (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising (including advertising of non Henry County Hospital services or products), promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation;
    7. Transmit (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) any material or link to any sites or political candidate or party pages that contain product or service endorsements, political content or campaign endorsements, or for taking a position on any legislation or law.or any content that may be construed as political lobbying, lobbying for solicitations or contributions,
    8. 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; or
    9. 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.
  4. Henry County Hospital reserves the right to monitor, prohibit, restrict, block, suspend, terminate, delete, or discontinue the user's access to any Social Media Site, at any time, without notice and for any reason and in its sole discretion. Henry County Hospital may remove, delete, block, filter or restrict by any other means any materials in Henry County Hospital's sole discretion.
  5. You, the user, understands and agrees that Henry County Hospital may disclose communications and activities with Henry County Hospital in response to lawful requests by governmental authorities, including Patriot Act requests, judicial orders, warrants or subpoenas, or for the protection of Henry County Hospital rights. The user will agree that in the event that Henry County Hospital exercises any of its rights hereunder for any reason, Henry County Hospital will have no liability to you, the user.
  6. By posting any content on any Social Media Site the user grants to Henry County Hospital 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 Henry County Hospital purpose.
  7. All shall defend, indemnify, and hold Henry County Hospital and its corporate affiliates and their 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, you, the user's posting of any content to a Social Media Site, any third party claims of infringement or any breach of this Policy.
  8. All expressly acknowledge that you, the user, assumes 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. Henry County Hospital does not control the third party sites or the internet over which the user, may choose to send confidential personal or health information or other content and, therefore, Henry County Hospital does not warrant any safeguard against any such interceptions or compromises to the user's information. When posting any content on an internet site, you, the user should think carefully about your own privacy in disclosing detailed or private information about yourself and your family. Furthermore, Henry County Hospital does not endorse any product, service, views, or content displayed on the social media site.
  9. You, the user, agrees that any claim or dispute relating to your posting, as the user, of any content on a Social Media Site on the internet shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio without regard to its conflict of laws provisions and the user agrees to be bound and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the local, state or federal courts governing Henry County, Ohio.
  10. This policy may be updated at any time without notice, and each time you, the user, accesses a social networking site the new policy will govern usage that will be effective upon posting. To remain in compliance, Henry County Hospital suggests that you, the user, 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, the user, accept and agree to any and all such modifications to this Policy.

Point of Emphasis:

By posting on any Henry County Hospital Social Media Site all agree to these terms. Henry County Hospital has opened publicly facing pages on social media sites for viewing content and/or videos and posting comments about Henry County Hospital. These social media sites include but are not limited to networks, multi-media and news media sites or other user-generated content sites ("Social Media Sites"). By accessing, viewing and/or posting any content related directly or indirectly to Henry County Hospital on any Social Media Site on the internet the user accepts, without limitation or qualification, the following terms of use. If you the user do not agree to the terms of this Policy, you may not view or post any content to any Social Media Site on the internet. You, the user's, use of Social Media Sites is acceptance of this Policy and has the same effect as if thee signer had actually physically signed an agreement.