Social Media Policy

Bend Memorial Clinic Social Media Policy

Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC) participates in social media in order to engage patients and the community in leading healthy lives.

We encourage users to share thoughts and opinions on BMC’s social media pages/accounts and look forward to any comments, stories and experiences you want to share. However, this is a public website, and you should therefore not share any personal medical information. We look forward to your participation. We cannot respond to every comment, particularly those that deal with individual medical cases and issues.

Bend Memorial Clinic does not give medical advice via its website or social media sites and will not respond to patient-specific clinical questions posted on social media. BMC’s social media is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, nor is the information provided herein intended to replace consultation with a qualified physician or other health care provider. Use of BMC’s social media shall not constitute establishment of a physician/patient or clinical relationship with any individual, nor establishment of or offer to enter into a business relationship with any institution or organization. Any questions that you may have regarding the diagnosis, care or treatment of a medical condition should be directed to your physician. If you are seeking specific medical advice, please contact your physician or call 911 in the case of an emergency.

The opinions expressed on BMC’s social media sites represent the thoughts of the Facebook or other social media communities and not those of BMC. The views expressed there do not in any way reflect the views of the site they are posted on, other sites affiliated with this site, the staff involved with the site, or any other members of this site. Any reliance on any information provided on this site or by individuals using this site is solely at your own risk. BMC is not liable for any adverse events, which occur from use of this site or as a result of any medical conditions you may have.

By posting any comments, posts or other material, you provide BMC the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise use your submission for any purpose in any form and on any media.

BMC reserves the ultimate right to edit or delete any comments deemed inappropriate for the social media pages and its readers including blocking a user from BMC’s social media pages/accounts upon any breach of the following terms and conditions.

Comments that contain any of the following will be deleted immediately:

• Hate speech,
• Profanity, obscenity or vulgarity,
• Nudity in profile pictures,
• Defamation to a person or people,
• Name calling and/or personal attacks,
• Comments whose main purpose are to sell a product,
• Comments that infringe on copyrights,
• Comments that release patient confidentiality,
• Spam comments,
• Other comments that the BMC deems inappropriate.
• All links posted as comments on BMC posts will be reviewed and may be deleted.

All links to other websites found linked from these posts/ communities are provided as a service to readers, but such linkage does not constitute endorsement of those sites by BMC, and as such we are not responsible for the content of external websites.

By submitting content to our social media sites (wall posts, photos, links, etc.), you understand that this information is publicly available and agree to the terms of using this site. You agree that you are obligated to review the terms of use of this site on a regular basis for any changes and you agree to be bound by those changes by continuing to use this site. BMC has the right to amend these terms at any time without notice to you by making changes to the terms as posted on this site. If you do not wish to have your information published, please do not post on this page.
You agree that you will indemnify BMC against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party relating to any material you have posted.

We understand that social media is a 24/7 medium; however, our moderation capabilities are not. We may not see every inappropriate comment right away, and we are trusting in the maturity of our community to ignore personal attacks and negative speech or respond politely.