NAMI provides this social media platform and associated discussion groups/bulletin boards for the benefit of its members and the public. NAMI cannot and does not review the information from or communications by users of the bulletin boards. NAMI expressly disclaims responsibility for and liabilities resulting from, any information or communications from and between users of NAMI social media.
Users are warned they may be individually liable for anything they communicate using NAMI social media, including but not limited to defamatory, discriminatory, false or unauthorized information. Users are cautioned that they are responsible for complying with the requirements of applicable copyright and trademark laws and regulations. The NAMI social media platforms were created for individuals to share their opinions, experiences and thoughts related to mental illness. NAMI wants to ensure the integrity of this service and therefore, use of this service is limited to participants who agree to adhere to the following guidelines:
I. ABUSIVE MESSAGING
Refrain from transmitting any message, information, data, or text that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, that may be invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or bashing communications - especially those aimed at gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religious views or disability.
NAMI reserves the right to remove or edit a post containing offensive material as defined by NAMI’s Social Media Policy. That stated, NAMI does not have the practical ability to restrict conduct or communications prior to transmission and posting, nor can NAMI ensure prompt editing or deletion of offensive posts. NAMI reserves the right to remove or edit posts that contain explicit, obscene, offensive, or vulgar language. Similarly, posts that contain any graphic files will be removed immediately upon notice.
II. UNSOLICITED MESSAGES
Refrain from posting or transmitting any unsolicited, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain mail,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation. NAMI reserves the right to delete these posts immediately upon notice.
III. HEALTHY EXCHANGE
NAMI invites and encourages a healthy exchange of opinions. If you disagree with a participant’s post or opinion and wish to challenge it, do so with respect. The real objective of NAMI social media is to promote discussion and understanding, not to convince others that your opinion is “right.” Name calling, insults, and personal attacks are not appropriate and will not be tolerated. NAMI will remove these posts immediately upon notice.
NAMI promotes privacy and encourages participants to keep personal information such as email/ physical addresses and telephone/cell numbers from being posted. Similarly, do not ask for personal information from other participants. Social media posts that request participants submit their personal information to another party will be removed immediately upon notice unless these posts have been pre-approved by NAMI staff.
This includes, but is not limited to, communications that ask for telephone, address, e-mail, surveys and research studies.
V. DISCLAIMER STATEMENT
Participants should be aware that the opinions, beliefs and statements posted on NAMI social media platforms do not necessarily represent the opinions and beliefs of NAMI. Participants also agree that NAMI is not to be held liable for any loss or injury caused, in whole or in part, by sponsorship of this message board. Participants also agree that NAMI reserves the right to report any suspicions of harm to self or others as evidenced by participant posts.
VI. OFF-TOPIC MESSAGING
Posting off-topic messages to discussion groups will result in removal of and the possible suspension of posting privileges.
VII. NAMI MEMBERS/STAFF MESSAGING
NAMI members or staff who post non-public information on public areas of the site or off-topic messages in member-only discussion areas may have their posting privileges suspended and will be subject to appropriate corrective action.