User Guidelines

Do(s) and Don’t(s)

DO…

  • Comply with the Agreement and all applicable laws.
  • Submit accurate, lawful and interesting content.
  • Fill out your profile with as much information you’d like to share.
  • Participate in the conversation (your feedback and comments will add value and sustain the community)!
  • Treat others as you want to be treated – be respectful.
  • Focus on improving WomenTalk - share your ideas and share WomenTalk with other people you know!
  • Join groups (note: before starting a new group, check for existing ones where you can join and start/contribute to an going discussion).
  • Comment on blog posts and other community content.
  • Ask and answer questions within the discussion board.
  • Welcome new members to the community by writing on their wall.
  • Share your own personal story, thoughts, ideas, and expertise on your blog (use it as a journal to capture your experiences and educate the community about yourself).
  • Browse member profiles.
  • Establish connections with other members, especially those with common interests or experiences.
  • Have fun!

DON'T…

Submit, post, or otherwise make available through the community any information that:

  • Is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, obscene, harmful, tortious, libelous, or invasive of another's privacy
  • Infringes or violates any party's copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or other proprietary right
  • Contains any worms, viruses, or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files, code, or programs
  • Includes any unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, chain letters, spam, junk mail, or any other type of unsolicited mass email to people or entities that have not agreed to be part of such mailings
  • You do not have the right to submit, post, disseminate, or transmit

Use the Community in any way to:

  • Impersonate any person or entity; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; intentionally omit, delete, forge, or misrepresent transmission information, including headers, return mailing, and Internet protocol addresses; or otherwise manipulate identifiers to disguise the origin of any content that you submit or transmit through the community
  • Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real-time exchanges;
  • Interfere with, disrupt, or harm in any way the Site or servers or networks connected to the community
  • Electronically stalk or otherwise harass another user
  • Engage in any activities that would violate the personal privacy rights of others, including but not limited to collecting and distributing information about other users without their permission, except as permitted by applicable law; or

Use the Community in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, or any rules or guidelines established by HealthyWomen.

User Responsibilities and Conditions of Participation

Your Responsibilities

Please bear in mind that all of the material you read in our community areas comes from other members.  Because our community is very large, HealthyWomen doesn't monitor or verify the information posted by our members. The comments, opinions, and statements posted on our discussion boards, groups, and other areas of the community reflect the views of the user/s (the individual/s submitting the content in question). They do not necessarily reflect the views of HealthyWomen.

Individuals that create the information posted within groups, discussion boards, and other places across the Community, including advice and opinions, bear the sole responsibility for the accuracy, relevance, and impact of said information. Posts from users may contain medical information that is incorrect or dangerous to you or your children. Please consult your doctor or other qualified professional before relying on information you find in the community areas. If you believe that you have an emergency of any kind, please contact your healthcare provider or dial 911 or your local emergency number for assistance.

Conditions of Participations

By participating in this community, you agree and accept that that…

HEALTHYWOMEN [AND ITS AFFILIATES?] ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENCE RELATING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO ANY ACTION OR INACTION YOU TAKE BASED ON THE CONTENT AVAILABLE VIA THE COMMUNITY (INCLUDING ALL COMMUNITY AREAS). YOU MUST EVALUATE, AND BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH, THE USE OF ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF CONTENT POSTED IN THE COMMUNITY AREAS.

THE CONTENT AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY AREAS IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT NEITHER HEALTHYWOMEN NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR USERS ARE ENGAGED IN RENDERING MEDICAL, COUNSELING, LEGAL, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR ADVICE.

YOU SHOULD NOT VIEW OR UTILIZE SUCH CONTENT AS MEDICAL OR HEALTHCARE ADVICE, MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL PROBLEM.  IT IS ALSO NOT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND SERVICES FROM A QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FAMILIAR WITH YOUR UNIQUE FACTS.  ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER REGARDING ANY MEDICAL CONDITION.

Adverse Events with Medical Products

If you have an unexpected or negative reaction (or "adverse event") that may be related to the use of a medical product, it is important that you tell your doctor and also report it to the company that makes or sells the product so they can investigate the problem. The product should include the company's phone number on the label. You can also report the problem to the United States Food and Drug Administration at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/index.html.

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