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MDH Rules for Posting to its Facebook and Website Pages

McDonough District Hospital exists to provide hospital facilities for the benefit of the inhabitants of the MDH service area who are sick, injured or maimed, regardless of race, creed or color, or financial ability to pay, subject to such reasonable rules and regulations as may be necessary to render the use of the Hospital of the greatest benefit to the greatest number. Our Facebook page and our website exist to further these purposes. MDH reserves the right to block or remove any posts to our pages or websites that violate our rules. Those rules are as follows:

  • The posting of any copyrighted material on our web site is strictly prohibited.
  • Posting links to other websites or computer addresses is prohibited.
  • When posting, please use proper grammar. Refrain from 'text-message' style substitutions of words like 'u' for 'you', and 'ur' for 'your'.
  • Posts shall not contain racial, ethnic, gender based insults or any other personal discriminations. This will not be tolerated and can lead to immediate suspension.
  • Posts meant to offend or hurt any patient, MDH staff member, employee, or professional regularly providing services to MDH or its patients are prohibited. This includes offensive, inflammatory posts, such as flaming posts or posts made for the purpose of instigating arguments.
  • Use of profanity, pornography, or information that in anyway facilitates, encourages or assists in engaging in illegal transactions will not be permitted.
  • No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures.
  • Posts containing false or defamatory information will not be permitted.
  • Pictures may be posted as long as they are not explicit, offensive, or copyrighted.
  • Advertisements or solicitations for business or donations of any sort are not permitted.
  • Linking to hate, anti-Semitic, racist, pornography, warez, or other illegal sites is not permitted.
  • MDH reserves the right to limit the number of lines of text and characters for a post and to limit the number of posts per user to three for any 24 hour period.
  • Only one image per signature. Images in signatures must also be no larger than 500 pixels wide X 90 pixels high.
  • Avatars may not contain any vulgar or violent images, pornography, or profanity.
  • Do not use email addresses in your posts. This rule is in place to protect you from spam bots who will pick up your email address and spam you.
  • Any impersonation of a user in posts is prohibited.
  • MDH has the right to request alteration or deletion of any post made in violation of these rules. MDH reserves the right to delete any such post.
  • If you find inappropriate content on this page, please notify an administrator immediately so we may review the content and remove if we deem it inappropriate.
  • MDH shall not be held responsible for inappropriate content submitted by other Facebook users.
  • By posting to our Facebook page or our website, you hereby consent to removal of any post violating these rules by any third party social media and social networking service including, but not limited to, Facebook, on request by MDH to that service.