Blog Policy Statement and Disclaimer
CHEST, through the blogs section of our website, seeks to encourage discussion about CHEST, medical and health-care issues, and the profession and other member-related topics of interest. CHEST facilitates this discussion by providing a vehicle that enables interested members and others to post comments in response to the blogs posted by CHEST and our representatives and in response to comments submitted by other participants.
We request that commenters stay on topic and not submit comments that are obscene, abusive, sexually explicit, defamatory, inflammatory, anticompetitive, profane, or otherwise objectionable.
Commenters may not post content that could cause the commenter or CHEST to incur legal liability, such as comments violating the copyright or defamation laws. Commenters may not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner.
CHEST is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that cannot endorse or oppose candidates for elective office or political parties and refrains from promoting one political party over another. Accordingly, commenters are to avoid posting information encouraging support or opposition to candidates for political office.
We ask that commenters avoid commercial messages and not post content promoting commercial products or services or containing commercial advertising.
Commenters should be courteous and not challenge or attack other participants.
Commenters should use caution and recognize that the name you submit with your comment will be in the public domain. Please do not submit any information you do not want to be publicly available or content that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
CHEST cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information in the comments in the blog section of www.chestnet.org and expressly disclaims any liability for any information or content contained in blog comments.
All opinions expressed in comments posted to the blogs section of www.chestnet.org are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of CHEST. Commenters are solely responsible for the material they submit for posting on the CHEST website. CHEST accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on the website by others.
CHEST reserves the right to review and edit all comments prior to posting for formatting, spelling, grammar, length, adherence to these guidelines, clarity, or as otherwise determined to be necessary by CHEST. Any and all comments may be rejected for consideration or removed at the sole discretion of CHEST. CHEST reserves the right to ban future posts from bloggers who repeatedly violate the CHEST blog policy.
Generally, comments submitted should appear within 24 hours of their submission. If CHEST requires further information about a comment prior to approval, the commenter will be contacted by email—provided a valid email address was submitted.