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The mission of the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) web site is to support the overall mission of the association through an online platform that provides outreach information and continuing education, and that facilitates advocacy, networking, and active involvement in DHPE, thus promoting health and health equity through policy, systems and environmental solutions. In order to maintain the integrity of this site, DHPE posts the following disclaimer.

I. Privacy and Security

DHPE has taken all reasonable precautions to secure the personal information available through the web site. The DHPE profiles are password protected to allow access by registered users only. Although this precaution should effectively protect any personal information from abuse or outside interference, a certain degree of privacy risk is faced any time information is shared over the Internet and password protection is the responsibility of the user.

II. Policy and Guidelines for Proper Use

To safeguard the operation, DHPE has adopted a general site disclaimer and privacy policy used to govern conduct, particularly in an online environment.

In addition to policies and guidelines, users must abide by the following specific rules and regulations:

A. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, republishing, uploading, downloading, posting, transmitting, or duplicating any of the material is prohibited. You may link to materials displayed on the DHPE web site for educational, noncommercial, and personal use only; provided, however, that you maintain all copyright, trade mark, and other notices contained in such material and you agree to abide by all additional copyright notices and restrictions contained in any material accessed through the DHPE web site.

B. Use of information or communications available through the DHPE web site for any commercial, public, or political purposes is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, solicitations for commercial services and cold-calling of any kind or mass-mailings for commercial purposes. Information available through the DHPE web site may be used for personal and educational purposes only.

C. Users shall not restrict nor inhibit any other user from enjoying any service on the DHPE web site. Posting of obscene and vulgar materials or language to include abusive, defamatory, profane, or threatening language of any kind, constitutes a violation of these policies governing the use of the DHPE web site. Additionally, users shall not upload, transmit, distribute, or otherwise publish any materials containing a virus or any other harmful component. Content posted may be removed by DHPE's discretion at any time for any reason.

D. All information adopted by DHPE web site users is subject to approval to ensure that the proper image is associated with DHPE.

E. Etiquette & Rules

  • Don't attack others. The discussions on the community platforms are meant to stimulate conversation not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may.
  • Don't post commercial messages.
  • Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on any platform is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited and may be removed.
  • Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
  • Please note carefully all items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted to the Community.
  • Send your message only to the most appropriate platforms. Do not spam several tools with the same message.
  • Transparency is very important in gaining trust in online relationships, therefore be clear who you are and who you work for when posting on any platform. This means using your real name.

DHPE is not responsible for screening communications in advance, and will actively monitor the use of the DHPE web site. It is essential that the users of the web site report any abuses or misuse of the web site. If DHPE determines that a user's participation in the web site creates a liability or that the user has violated the policies set forth herein, DHPE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take actions against the user. DHPE reserves the right to expel a user and deny a user further access to the DHPE web site if such user violates these policies or any applicable laws or regulations. These rules apply to DHPE's web site, Facebook page, Twitter account, LinkedIn, and any other social network group managed by DHPE.

III. Liability and Indemnity

The reliability of the information available through the DHPE's web site is largely dependent upon the actions of registered users. DHPE can make no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of this information.

DHPE does not warrant that the web site will operate error-free or that the site and its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful material. To the fullest extent permitted by the law, DHPE disclaims all warranties, including the warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, and fitness for particular purpose. In no event shall DHPE be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, resulting from the use of or inability to use information or materials available on the Online Community web site.

By using DHPE's web site, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless DHPE, and their respective agents from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, costs, and expenses that may arise from your use of the DHPE web site or your breach of these policies. DHPE will provide notice to you of any such action or claim, and reserves the right to participate, at our expense, in the investigation, settlement, and defense of any such action or claim.

Links to other sites within DHPE's web site does not constitute endorsement or support by DHPE.

Please note that DHPE may revise these policies and your continued use of the site constitutes your agreement to comply with such modifications. You should review the policies periodically to ensure that you are familiar with them.

Participation in the DHPE web site is a privilege.

For more information regarding the DHPE web site, please select the Contact Us at any time.

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