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Social Media Policy
By posting on any Lakes Regional Healthcare social media site you agree to these terms. Lakes Regional Healthcare (“LRH”) has opened publicly facing pages on social media sites for viewing content and/or videos and posting comments about LRH. These social media sites include but are not limited to various blogs, bulletin boards, networks, multi-media and news media sites or other user generated content sites. By accessing, viewing, and/or posting any content to any LRH social media sites on the internet, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the following terms of use. If you do not agree to the terms of this policy, you may not view or post any content to any LRH social media site on the internet. Your use of LRH social media sites is acceptance of this policy and has the same effect as if you had actually physically signed an agreement.

1. As an LRH employee you must adhere to the Employee Social Media Guidelines, located in the employee handbook and/or the LRH intranet.

2. You are prohibited from posting any content that is personal health information, other than your own of your own accord, including patient images on any LRH social media site. You are also prohibited from using the LRH social media site to provide medical advice or medical commentary by non-LRH physicians or to use the LRH social media site to make, recommend, or increase referrals to physicians who are not on LRH’s active medical staff.

3. As a guest posting content to any LRH social media site on the internet, you agree that you will not: violate any local, state, federal, and international laws and regulations, including but not limited to copyright and intellectual property rights law regarding any content that you send or receive via this policy; transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that is unlawful, disruptive, threatening, profane, abusive, harassing, embarrassing, tortuous, defamatory, obscene, libelous, or is an invasion of another’s privacy, is hateful or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable as solely determined in LRH’s discretion; impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email, or otherwise) that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email, or otherwise) that infringes any patient, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party; transmit (by uploading, posting, email, or otherwise) any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising (including advertising of non-LRH services or products), promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation; transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email, or otherwise) that contains software viruses, worms, disabling code, or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; harass another; or collect or store, or attempt to collect or store, personal data about third parties without their knowledge or consent; or to share confidential pricing information of any party.

4. LRH reserves the right to monitor, prohibit, restrict, block, suspend, terminate, delete, or discontinue your access to any LRH social media site, at any time, without notice, for any reason, and in its sole discretion. LRH may remove, delete, block, filter, or restrict by any other means any materials in LRH’s sole discretion. You understand and agree that LRH may disclose your communications and activities with LRH in response to lawful requests by governmental authorities, including Patriot Act requests, judicial orders, warrants or subpoenas, or for the protection of LRH rights. You agree that in the event that LRH exercises any of its rights hereunder for any reason, LRH will have no liability to you.

5. By posting any content on any LRH social media site, you grant to LRH the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display such content and the right to create derivative works from your content, edit or modify such content and use such content for any LRH purpose.

6. You shall defend, indemnify, and hold LRH and its corporate affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, successors, and assigns harmless from and against, and shall promptly reimburse them for, any and all losses, claims, damages, settlements, costs, and liabilities of any nature whatsoever (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) to which any of them may become subject arising out of, based upon, as a result of, or in any way connected with, your posting of any content to an LRH social media site, any third party claims of infringement or any breach of this policy.

7. You expressly acknowledge that you assume all responsibility related to the security, privacy, and confidentiality risks inherent in sending any content over the internet. By its very nature, a website and the internet cannot be absolutely protected against intentional or malicious intrusion attempts. LRH does not control the third party sites and the internet over which you may choose to send confidential, personal, or health information or other content and, therefore, LRH does not warrant any safeguard against any such interceptions or compromises to your information. When posting any content on an internet site, you should think carefully about your own privacy in disclosing detailed or private information about yourself and your family. Furthermore, LRH does not endorse any product, service, views, or content displayed on the LRH social media site.

8. You agree that any claim or dispute relating to your posting of any content on an LRH social media site on the internet shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Iowa without regard to its conflict of laws provisions and you agree to be bound and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the local, state, or federal courts.

9. You may not provide any content to an LRH social media site that contains any product or service endorsements or any content that may be construed as political lobbying, solicitations, or contributions, or use the LRH social media site to link to any sites or political candidates or parties or use the LRH social media site to discuss political campaigns, issues or for taking a position on any legislation or law.

10. This policy may be updated any time without notice, and each time a user accesses an LRH social networking site, the new policy will govern usage effective upon posting. To remain in compliance, LRH suggests that you review the policy, as well as the other web site policies, at regular intervals. By continuing to post any content after such new terms are posted, you accept and agree to any and all such modifications to this policy.




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