Forum Code of Conduct
Guidelines and Code of Conduct
The purpose of Transplant Unwrapped is to educate the community about intestinal and multivisceral transplant: educate to help improve the lives of our transplant members and their families; educate the community-at-large, to foster awareness and a better understanding of intestinal and multivisceral transplant; and educate to encourage compassionate care and treatment of intestinal and multivisceral transplant patients.
Transplant Unwrapped has developed a Code of Conduct for all Forum Members. By joining the Forum and adopting the Code of Conduct, members agree to represent themselves, the Transplant Unwrapped organization, and intestinal and multivisceral transplant in a positive and constructive manner.
Code of Conduct
I agree to support other transplant patients and caregivers via our private Internet Forum.
I agree to be respectful of all users at all times. This means please use etiquette and politeness. Treat people with kindness and gentleness.
I agree to promote positive awareness, education, care, and support for the intestinal and multivisceral transplant community.
I agree to refrain from using the board to send abusive or harassing private messages or emails.
I agree to remember that these forums are read by people of all ages, so we strive to maintain postings
appropriate to everyone.
I agree to report to a moderator or administrator privately if you have found a post that you feel is inappropriate or that violates the forum Code of Conduct. While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message, so we appreciate your assistance. Please do not start a debate in the open forum.
I agree to be aware of negativity and misinformation that can exist on other social websites, groups, and forums and to avoid promoting, participating in, associating with, or adopting such harmful attitudes myself.
I agree to provide Transplant Unwrapped with only accurate information regarding myself, my identity, and my activities.
I agree to abide by the policies and guidelines of the forum that may from time to time be newly adopted by the Transplant Unwrapped Board of Directors.
I agree to not speak against other Ambassadors, the organization, the moderators, or the leadership.
I agree to graciously and respectfully discourage others who may engage in negative gossip because I recognize that this issue alone can jeopardize the integrity on which the organization is established and fosters an eroding effect on the overall health of the entire organization.
I ACCEPT my participation as a forum member as a privilege and not a right.
I UNDERSTAND that the Transplant Unwrapped organization reserves the right to remove a member if in the judgment of the Board of Directors such action is deemed necessary to safeguard standards of behavior, attitude, and safety.
I UNDERSTAND that the electronic submission of my application is my acceptance of the Code of Conduct and the Participation and Posting Guidelines in their entirety and completes a contract between me and Transplant Unwrapped, Inc. which is a prerequisite for ongoing enrollment and my continued association.
I UNDERSTAND that as a participant of the forum, I am a representative of intestinal and multivisceral transplant and the Transplant Unwrapped organization and am therefore obligated to present myself, these transplants, and this organization in a positive, healthy, and constructive manner.
All members admitted to the forum must agree to uphold this Code of Conduct and the policies of the Transplant Unwrapped organization. These policies are not implemented to be self-serving or controlling in nature, but rather they exist to better serve the members and to ensure that participation is a fulfilling experience.
Transplant Unwrapped’s Forum Participation and Posting Guidelines:
In order to be a forum member, we ask that everyone remain active and engaged in the community. Upon acceptance into the forum, we ask that you introduce yourself to other members of the community in the “introductions” section within three months of membership. An example introduction is provided on the forum.
Transplant Unwrapped reserves the right to remove messages, block users after a warning, and update policy without notice. The following posts and/or replies are subject to removal and the responsible user(s) being blocked from the discussion board: inflammatory; derogatory; controversial; religious; political; off-topic; profanity; posting another user's e-mail address (without that person's permission); questions/debate about board policy/management; personal attacks/harassment; boycott campaigns.
Commercial posting is strictly prohibited. This means that messages promoting a product or service must not be posted by, or on behalf of, anyone with any sort of financial interest in that product or service.
Solicitations to participate in market research by commercial enterprises is prohibited unless approved by Transplant Unwrapped and disclosed to forum members.
Solicitations to participate in research studies by non-profit entities must also be cleared by the Transplant Unwrapped Management Board of Directors before being posted on this board.
Copyrighted material must not be included in postings, but you may provide a link to the original source.
This is a family board. Any language or pictures that would not be suitable for a family audience are prohibited. You are not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented material, or anything that may violate any applicable rules. This includes the posting of material that may be generally offensive to, or "flaming" of, users or management of the board. Doing so may lead to your being permanently banned.
The webmaster, administrators, and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit, and without asking the permission of the original poster, neither do they have to give a reason for editing or closing the post/thread/topic in question.
There is to be no open forum flaming of another member. No-one will post demeaning comments to one another on the open forum or they will be removed.
The decisions of a post either staying, being deleted, or edited are those of the moderators/administrators.
Topics started by one person should be kept on track; if you have something that deviates from the main topic, please start another topic.
This board is here to serve a purpose, namely, support. Support is a broad word and sometimes crosses some of the specific rules stated. Determinations whether posts that appear to skirt some of the rules may stay on the board are those of the moderators/administrators. If you feel something is inappropriate, please contact the appropriate people instead of posting your objections on open forum.
o If you find that a person is posting inaccurate information or inappropriate information, please ‘flag’ the comment directly on the forum as well as contact a moderator immediately so the post can be taken down if warranted- we want to make the forum a pleasant place for everyone to share information and provide support.
o There is an automatic built-in system on the forum that will automatically take-down a post if it is ‘flagged’ a certain number of times by forum members, so even if one person has already flagged a comment, if you also think it is inappropriate, please flag it yourself so the system knows to bring attention to the item, as we cannot see every comment at every moment.
If you are ever in doubt of a question or seeking true medical advice, please refer to your transplant center or proceed to your nearest emergency room- This forum and/or website is not intended to be used as medical advice or to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for a health professional's advice. Transplant Unwrapped does not accept any liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information presented.
Must be 18 years or older. If between the ages of 13-17 years, you must obtain parent or guardian approval to join the forum. No one under the age of 13 is allowed access to the forum for safety and privacy reasons. Please ask a parent or guardian to join the forum on your behalf.
By checking the box online you agree to the above rules, regulations, and guidelines. By checking the box you also certify you are 18 years of age or older. If you are between the ages of 13-17 years of age, you are verifying you have parent or guardian approval to join Transplant Unwrapped’s forum and agree to the above rules, regulations, and guidelines. Anyone under the age of 13 should not request forum membership, as access to the forum is strictly prohibited. Upon review of this document and your application, a forum membership will be granted, if appropriate.
I agree to the above rules, regulations, and guidelines set forth by Transplant Unwrapped. If under any circumstance I breach these conditions, I understand my forum membership can be revoked. (you will click yes to this on the form online when you submit your application).
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