Community Participation Guidelines

Community Participation Guidelines


Any articles and any other content posted or submitted for posting are subject to public disclosure. Relevant public records retention laws and schedules apply to social networking content. Records required to be maintained pursuant to PMC’s retention schedule, Policy 9500-53, shall be maintained for the required retention period in a format that preserves the integrity of the original record and is easily accessible using the approved PMC platforms and tools.

Any and all users of PMC official media (social or other) must adhere to the following terms and conditions. Terms are subject to change without notice and may not be accessible in court.

a.  Individuals using the PMC-sponsored online communities should refrain from using copyrighted materials (written, audio, video and all other electronic forms), as well as l  anguage that is obscene, defamatory, derogatory, profane, libelous, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or humiliating to another person or entity.

b.  PMC reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of this policy or any applicable laws.

c.  PMC reserves the right to review all online comments before they are posted, and to edit them to preserve readability for other users.

d.  PMC reserves the right to use social media and networking sites to screen job applicants.

e.  In posting material on PMC-sponsored sites, PMC care partners and other users agree:

i.  Not to post material that PMC determines is threatening, harassing, illegal, obscene, defamatory, slanderous, or hostile towards any individual or entity.

ii.  Not to post phone numbers or email addresses of yourself or any other individual or entity in the body of your comment - you cannot assume the good intentions of   everyone who reads them.

iii.  Not to post material that infringes on the rights of PMC or any individual or entity, including privacy, intellectual property or publication rights.

iv.  Not to post material that promotes or advertises a commercial product or solicits business or membership or financial or other support in any business, group or   organization. All such posts must be presented and approved by the Service & People Excellence department (

v.  Not to post chain letters, post the same comment multiple times, or otherwise distribute “spam” via PMC-sponsored sites.

vi.  Not to allow any other individual or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments.

vii.  Not to post comments under multiple names or using another person’s name.

viii.  Not to post anonymous content on PMC sites.

ix.  Not to post content political or religious in nature. As public entity some topics-like politics or religion for example-are not appropriate for PMC system/network   communications.

PMC reserves the following rights:

I  Ban future posts from persons who repeatedly violate our Terms and Conditions. We may affect such bans by refusing posts from specific email addresses or IP addresses,   or through other means as necessary.

ii.  Remove or edit comments at any time, whether or not they violate these Terms and Conditions.

iii.  By posting a comment or other material to PMC-sponsored sites, users give PMC the irrevocable right and license to exercise all copyright, publicity, and moral rights with   respect to any content you provide, which includes using your submission for any purpose in any form and on any media, including but not limited to: displaying,   modifying, reproducing, distributing, creating other works from, and publishing your submission. 

iv.  Users agree to indemnify and hold harmless PMC, its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, successors and assigns against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments,   causes of action, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of any claim by a third party relating to any material user has posted on   PMC-sponsored sites.

v.  Not to respond to every posting, especially those that address individual medical issues.

vi.  To amend this policy without notice in our judgment to address issues that may arise and changes in our operations or the law.

vii.  By posting a comment or material of any kind on a PMC system/network, the user hereby agrees to the Terms and Conditions set forth above.