The purpose of Vaccinate Your Family’s (VYF) Shot of Prevention (SOP) blog and social media pages (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube) are to share science-based information about vaccinations and immunization policies, and to facilitate an ongoing discussion about vaccine issues. We encourage your comments. Your ideas and perspectives are important to ensuring an engaging and informative conversation on this important subject. However, VYF does have some policies regarding comments to help make people who visit our blog and social media pages feel more comfortable and respected.
Moderation of Comments
Comments made on Shot of Prevention and YouTube will be moderated before being posted. Comments made on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will be instantly posted. Some comment threads will only be open for a limited time after the original date of the post’s publication.
Treat Vaccinate Your Family and Discussion Participants with Respect and Stay “On Topic”
We expect that participants on our SOP blog and all our social media pages will treat each other, as well as our staff, consultants, board members and guest bloggers, with respect. VYF reserves the right to remove any form of distasteful commentary at our discretion. Any comments containing the following elements will be deemed inappropriate and will be removed:
- Vulgar or abusive language
- Personal attacks of any kind directed at Vaccinate Your Family or discussion participants (or any organization that they represent)
- Unsupported accusations
- Offensive terms that criticize individuals based upon race/ethnicity/nationality, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, etc.
- Spam or unsolicited advertisements
- Marketing copy that promotes services or products
- Links to information that is unrelated to the post’s topic
- Comments that are copied and pasted across multiple posts without a clear connection to the posts’ topics
For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain “on topic.” This means that comments must relate to the topic being discussed within the post or a previous comment existing within the same comment thread.
Comments that remain on our SOP blog and on our social media pages will not be edited by Vaccinate Your Family. Therefore, those comments that feature inappropriate portions will be removed in full. Violation of this policy may result in actions up to and including being banned from further posting on our blog and/or social media pages.
Information on VYF’s Blog/Social Media Pages and Liability
Vaccinate Your Family does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted on our blog/social media pages – by VYF staff/consultants/board members or other individuals – is correct, and therefore, assumes no liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information.
Any references that Vaccinate Your Family makes to commercial entities, products, services, or other organizations/individuals are provided solely for the information of individuals using our blog and/or social media pages. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying our endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.
Protect Everyone’s Privacy
To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, phone numbers or e-mail addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include personally identifiable information in your comment, such as your name, that comment may be removed, if deemed inappropriate or unnecessary.
Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. Again, we encourage your participation on our blog and social media pages, and look forward to an active, thoughtful exchange of ideas.
Vaccinate Your Family reserves the right to modify this comment policy at any time.