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Social Media Comment Policy

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Comment Policy: Social Media Participation Terms and Conditions

This policy outlines participation criteria for postings and published commentary on any of the Northwestern Memorial-sponsored social media sites, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  These hospital-sponsored sites are used exclusively to publicly share NMH clinical and research advancements, health education programs, business updates, other information or official responses prepared by the hospital’s media relations department. 

While we welcome your posted comments on Northwestern Memorial-sponsored sites, we do reserve the right to immediately remove any contents we deem to be inappropriate.  In addition, all content, once posted, becomes the property of Northwestern Memorial and can be licensed, reproduced, distributed, published, displayed or edited.  Derivative work also can be created from such postings or content as well as used for any purpose in any form and on any media. 

Terms & Conditions

Before commenting or including content, you agree to not:

  • Infringe on the rights of any third-party, including photos, intellectual property, private/confidential collateral or publicity rights

  • Post material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by Northwestern Memorial in its sole discretion

  • Impersonate another person

  • Allow any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments.

  • Post the same note more than once or “spam”

  • Post chain letters, pyramid schemes, advertisements or solicitations of business

  • Post phone numbers or email addresses of yourself or any other individual or entity in the body of your comment

Northwestern Memorial reserves the right to do any or all of the following:

  • Remove communications that violate these Terms and Conditions

  • Edit or delete any communications posted regardless of whether such communications violate these standards

  • Ban future posts from people who violate these Terms and Conditions

Finally, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, successors and assigns against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, causes of action, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs) arising out of any claim by a third party relating to any material user has posted on Northwestern Memorial-sponsored sites. 

By posting a comment or material of any kind on a Northwestern Memorial-sponsored site, the user hereby agrees to the Terms and Conditions set forth above.

Last UpdateSeptember 12, 2011
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