These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on ASOPRS Forum 2.0. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.
The ASOPRS Forum is intended as a medium for ASOPRS Members to engage each other in productive discussion that enriches the field of ophthalmic plastic surgery (OPS).
ASOPRS values and respects the dignity and integrity of all who work together to advance the mission of the organization and is committed to providing environments for that are welcoming and free from harassment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof). To preserve such an environment, ASOPRS reserves the right to suspend or terminate use of the Forum and/or remove Forum posts of any ASOPRS Member/user who violate these rules, ASOPRS Bylaws or policies, including the ASOPRS Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy.
By joining and using the ASOPRS Forum, you agree that you have read, understand, and will follow these rules and disclaimers.
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ASOPRS does not recommend or endorse any products or services. ASOPRS does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, drugs, devices, products, services, physicians, or medical institutions that may be mentioned or referenced on this Website.
RULES OF CONDUCT AND POSTING ETIQUETTE
Respect your peers and the purpose of the ASOPRS Forum.
Defamatory, demeaning, discriminatory, harassing, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal content is strictly prohibited.
Don’t challenge or attack your peers. Forum discussions are meant to stimulate conversation, not create contention.
Avoid promoting products or services. If you share an experience with a product or service, do so in a respectful way that includes a financial disclosure.
Information posted is available for all users to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
Intellectual property: Post content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the creator. Indicate if the item is not available for reuse.
Limit discussions, shared files and content to that best suited to the medium.
Eliminate noise by posting to the most appropriate sub-forum/community only. This also ensures your message receives the best response.
Keep your subject line concise and clear so your peers can respond appropriately, and archives are more easily searched.
Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals, not the entire list. Do this by using the "Reply to Sender" link in every message.
Use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address. Simply change your settings.
This site is provided as a service for ASOPRS members. ASOPRS 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 ASOPRS or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall ASOPRS 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 they own the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants ASOPRS 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.
ASOPRS monitors posts and will take action if there are violations of the Forum Rules and ASOPRS Bylaws and policies. Action includes, but is not limited to, ASOPRS Ethics Committee review, removing posts, or terminating access.
ASOPRS reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these rules.
Any personal information you provide will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as noted below.
Government and Legal Disclosures
ASOPRS may disclose personal information collected, when in good faith, ASOPRS believes disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce Forum Rules or ASOPRS Bylaws and policies that govern use of the Forum; or to protect the rights, property or safety of ASOPRS, our users, or others.
Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet
While ASOPRS makes every effort to protect Members' personal information, it cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit, and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. Other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through this site have separate data and privacy practices independent of this one, and therefore ASOPRS disclaims any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. #