Dr. Aabaji Thatte Seva Aur Anusandhan Sanstha
SOCIAL MEDIA is about building connections, conversations, and relationships in the digital space. It is an important part of how we share and exchange information online, and involves many different mediums, including blogs, networking platforms, online communities and video and photo sharing sites.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE is active on many of such social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and blogs. We wish to engage in healthy conversations with individuals and organizations, who are interested in cancer care, research, and education through our social media networks.
We expect all our readers to follow these guidelines. If you identify yourself as being affiliated with National Cancer Institute as audience, the guidelines apply. The guidelines are meant to advise our audience on best practices for communicating online while posting anything on nci social networks.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO LISTEN.
We welcome your comments and opinions. As much as we’d like to, we can’t respond to every comment, but we hope you’ll join our discussions.
HAVE TRUSTWORTHY INTERACTIONS.
We aim to keep the conversation positive and engaging, and we hope you do as well. To make sure this happens, PLEASE BE TRUTHFUL AND POLITE WHEN YOU POST, PLEASE KEEP THE CONVERSATION ON TOPIC, and PLEASE AVOID POSTING SPAM, such as chain letters and advertisements. We monitor our feeds regularly, and we will remove any inappropriate comments.
IT IS NOT A MEDICAL PRESCRIPTION.
Our social media resources DO NOT SUBSTITUTE for professional medical recommendations. We also can’t comment on the specifics of your case or answer questions regarding your medical treatment. Please consult your medical provider with any specific questions that you have about your health.
PRIVACY IS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT.
Medical information is covered by privacy laws.
Information and photos POSTED BY THE PUBLIC on NCI’s social media accounts are, hence, not treated as “sensitive personal data” and are not protected by data privacy laws.
The Internet is not private, and there is no such thing as a “private” social media site.
Information that you post will NEVER GO AWAY, sometimes even after you delete it.
Therefore, we suggest that you refrain from posting detailed medical and personal information about yourself or others, including family and friends.
If you choose to post your medical information, it will be accessible to all others on the site.
If you are posting medical information about others, please ensure you have their approval to post their private information.
Social media posts need to consider the commitment we make to all members of the public in terms of privacy while on site at NCI.
LIMIT CAPTURING MEDIA.
Photography and video recording is not permitted in common/public areas at NCI. If taking photos or videos for personal use, only share it with only those people who need the information. By engaging with NCI’s social media networks, you grant NCI the right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise use all of your posted content for any purpose and in any media without any legal or monetary obligation or consideration to you or the author.
RIGHTS RESERVED WITH NCI
We reserve the right to –
Review comments posted on our social media sites,
Remove any that violate our policy,
Block repeat offenders from continuing to post.
1. Postings that appear on our social media sites do not necessarily reflect the views of National Cancer Institute.
2. When posts contain links to external websites, those sites do not necessarily reflect our views.
3. If we choose to follow a YouTube user, share a Facebook post, or comment on an Instagram post, we are not endorsing that user or content.
4. Anyone who posts on our social media site agrees to indemnify us against any legal claims related to posted material, such as damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs, or expenses.
Thanks for reviewing this policy, and we look forward to interacting with you.