Legal Disclaimers

This Online Community site is provided as a service for the members of American Geriatrics Society. American Geriatrics Society is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by American Geriatrics Society or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall American Geriatrics Society be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants American Geriatrics Society and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.

American Geriatrics Society does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, if any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of American Geriatrics Society, we will take all appropriate action as delineated in our AGS Online Community Participation Guideline.

To help American Geriatrics Society maintain dialogue that is relevant and respectful of the rights of others, you understand that when you submit comments, posts, or images on this website, you will not:

·       Spread false and/or defamatory information.

·       Include content that is discriminatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy or right to publicity, or otherwise violative of any law.

·       Infringe on copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets. Never disclose any material nonpublic information about your company or any other confidential information that is, or potentially is, proprietary, confidential, privileged, or sensitive. Posting should not risk noncompliance with laws respecting the security and confidentiality of such protected information. If you have signed a confidentiality agreement, abide by its terms.

·       Infringe on patient confidentiality or the sanctity of protected health information (PHI) covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) or any other federal, state, or local law protecting patient anonymity. Posts should not reference patients or caregivers by name or by way of identifying or personal characteristics/information. PHI is any information that may reasonably allow someone to identify an individual. It is anything that is created or received by a health care provider, health plan, employer, or health care clearinghouse, and includes such things as Name, Address, Birthdates, and dates of service (admission, discharge, etc.), Phone numbers, E-mail addresses, Social security numbers, Health insurance plan information, and photos or videos. In addition, any information about the person's health status, treatments, prognosis, and payment should be protected. Should you submit personal information, including personal health information, regarding a patient or other third party, you are responsible for ensuring that such third parties have been informed of and have given their consent, to the extent required by law, to the disclosure of their personal information.

·       Seek medical advice (consult your personal physician) or disclose personal health information.

·       Promote commercial services and products, or causes.

·       Post in manner that would constitute spamming (e.g., posting with such frequency or repetitiveness that others may be discouraged from posting, posts that are irrelevant to the topic and/or the American Geriatrics Society mission, and "follow me" posts) or trolling (defined as comments that appear intended to send the discussion in a fruitless direction).

Content that is posted in violation of this policy may be blocked, removed, or otherwise altered. Repeat violations of this Code of Conduct may cause the author to be blocked or prevented from posting content. By submitting content on this website, you grant to the American Geriatrics Society, a perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use, download, duplicate, display, distribute, modify and create derivative works of that content without your further approval or permission and without compensation by the American Geriatrics Society

As a courtesy, please do not send commercial messages directly to participants on this social media platform unless specifically invited to do so by such individual. Complaints about unsolicited commercial messages are taken very seriously.

American Geriatrics Society reserves the right to discipline members of our online communities who do not abide by our Code of Conduct, our AGS Online Community Participation Guideline, and this  legal guidance. Potential disciplinary actions include immediate deletion of content that is in violation, requesting the accused individual to stop the harassing behavior, or removal/denial of access to AGS online platforms. For AGS members, in keeping with our By-Laws, we reserve the right to terminate membership.