Social Media Disclaimer for Patients, Families & the Public

    By posting on Health Sciences North's official social media channels, you are bound by the Social Media Disclaimer for Patients, Families and the Public below:

    We welcome and encourage open discussion on Health Sciences North's social media channels - including but not limited to our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest channels - and look forward to any comments, stories and experiences you want to share.

    While Health Sciences North makes reasonable efforts to monitor and/or moderate content posted on its social media channels, we do not moderate all comments and cannot always respond in a timely manner to online requests for information.

    Health Sciences North reserves the sole right to review, edit and/or delete any comments it deems are inappropriate. Comments including but not limited to the following may be deleted or edited by the moderators:

    • Abusive or hurtful comments
    • Comments that violate the privacy of our patients and their families
    • Off-topic and redundant comments (this includes promotion of events, groups, pages, Web sites, organizations and programs not related to or affiliated with the hospital)
    • Comments that use foul language or "hate speech" (for example, including but not limited to racial, ethnic or gender bashing language)
    • Personal attacks or defamatory statements or comments (i.e., making negative personal or untrue comments about a participant), instead of just criticizing his/her posting, opinion or comments

    Please remember that information posted on any of our social media channels shouldn't be considered medical advice and shouldn't replace a consultation with a health care professional. If you are in need of medical assistance, please visit your nearest walk-in clinic, contact your family doctor, or contact Health Sciences North at 1-866-469-0822 or 705-523-7100.

    All websites linked from Health Sciences North's social media channels are provided as a service to readers, but such linkage does not constitute endorsement of those sites by Health Sciences North, and as such we are not responsible for the content of external websites.

    Please be aware that once you post something online, there's the potential for thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of people to read your words, even years from now. As a result, we suggest that you exercise caution when posting medical information on any of our social media sites and that you not disclose personal identifiable information.

    By submitting content to any of Health Sciences North's social media channels, you understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public, and that Health Sciences North may use this information for internal and external promotional purposes and fundraising purposes. Please note that other participants may use your posted information beyond the control of Health Sciences North. If you do not wish to have the information you have made available via our social media channels used, published, copied and/or reprinted, please do not post on our channels.