Disclaimer for Social Media

Disclaimer/Terms of use for all social media

(LinkedIn, YouTube, FaceBook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Blogs)

associated with Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates.

By posting on any Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates’ Social media sites, you agree to the following terms.

  1. Information posted on any of Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates’ social media platforms shouldn't be considered medical advice and shouldn't replace a consultation with a health care professional. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. If you have medically-related questions regarding your health, please call your provider or physician.
  2. Reading and or posting on Norma McCarthy, LPC Associates’ social media platforms does not constitute a therapeutic relationship between Norma McCarthy, LPC and you.
  3. Once you post something online, there's the potential for thousands of people to read your words, even years from now. Please exercise caution when posting information on any of our social media sites and do not disclose personal identifiable information like your location, PHI, patient images, medical record number, financial information, etc.
  4. While Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates’ makes reasonable efforts to monitor and/or moderate content posted on its social media platforms, we do not moderate all comments and cannot always respond in a timely manner to online requests for information. We cannot respond to comments that deal with individual cases and issues.  Any correspondence from Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates to you, the reader, is or general informational purposes and is not intended to be therapeutic advise.
  5. You must be at least 18 years old to post any content on any Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates’ Social Media site.
  6. You are also prohibited f rom using Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates’ Social Media site to provide medical advice or medical commentary or to make, recommend or increase referrals to providers and/or physicians.
  7. As a guest posting content to any Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates’ Social Media sites, you agree that you will not:  violate any HIPAA, local, state, federal and international laws and regulations, including but not limited to copyright and intellectual property rights laws, transmit any material that is unlawful, viewed as malicious, spam, obscene, threatening/intimidating, harassment or bullying.
  8. You agree not to post any content to a Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates’ Social Media site that contains any product or service endorsements or any content that may be construed as political lobbying, solicitations or contributions; or use any Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates’ Social Media site to link to any sites or political candidates or parties; or use any Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates’ Social Media site to discuss political campaigns, issues or for taking a position on any legislation or law.
  9. Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates reserves the right to monitor, filter, block, suspend, delete, or discontinue your access to any Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates’ Social Media site, at any time, without notice, for any reason and at its sole discretion.
  10. Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates may disclose your communications and activities with Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates in response to lawful requests by governmental authorities, including Patriot Act requests, judicial orders, warrants or subpoenas, or for the protection of Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates' rights. In the event that Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates exercises any of its rights hereunder for any reason, you agree that Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates will have no liability to you.
  11. By posting any content on any Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates’ Social Media site, you grant to Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, and display such content and the right to create derivative works from your content, edit or modify such content and use such content for any Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates purpose.
  12. You shall defend, indemnify, and hold Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates and its corporate affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, and successors harmless from and against, and shall promptly reimburse them for, any and all losses, claims, damages, settlements, costs, and liabilities of any nature whatsoever (including reasonable attorneys' fees) to which any of them may become subject arising out of, based upon, as a result of, or in any way connected with, your posting of any content to an Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates’ Social Media site, any third party claims of infringement or any breach of this Policy.
  13. The opinions and or views expressed on any Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates’ social media platforms represent the thoughts of individual bloggers and online communities, and not those necessarily of Norma McCarthy, LPC & Associates.
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