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Community Norms

Ethical integrity is core to all that we do. In order to create a welcoming community, we ask all users to strictly observe the following norms.

Users are expected to:
  1. Use our services and platform in a professional manner.
  2. Provide accurate, uptodate profile information. Any profile that is deemed by to be intentionally misleading or inaccurate risks being removed from the site.
  3. Avoid posting dishonest, unprofessional, inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content to
  4. Never harass, abuse, or harm another person, including sending unwelcomed or unauthorized communications to others using
  5. Report to any behavior that you deem to be abusive, unprofessional or misleading.
  6. Avoid posting sensitive personal information such as your email address, phone number, street address, or other information that is confidential in nature in a post or on your profile
  7. Comply with any notices sent by
  8. Disclose any potential conflicts-of-interest when posting, such as consultant fees (e.g. promoting "off-label" use) as appropriate
  9. Upload a Profile image that is your likeness or headshot. Avoid posting other images as your Profile image.
  10. Review and agree with <a href="/terms">our terms</a>.
  11. Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, state and federal patient privacy laws, intellectual property laws, export control laws, tax laws, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, HIPAA, and other regulatory requirements.
Don't Undertake the Following:
Upload, post, email, utilize any messaging format, fax, transmit or otherwise make available or initiate any content that:
  1. Uses or attempts to use another's account without authorization from the user, or creates a false identity on
  2. Falsely states, impersonates, or otherwise misrepresents your identity, including but not limited to misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present.
  3. Is unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory, or otherwise objectionable.
  4. Offers inducements or accepts inducements related to referrals of patients who participate in federal, state, or governmental payor programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Tri-care or the like.
  5. Adds to a content field content that is not intended for such field (i.e. submitting a telephone number in the specialty field).
  6. Includes information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as private patient information, insider information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements).
  7. Infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, or other proprietary rights.
  8. Includes any unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of unauthorized communication. This prohibition includes but is not limited to (a) using invitations to send messages to people who don't know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact; (b) using to connect to people who don't know you and then sending unsolicited promotional messages to those direct connections without their permission; and (c) sending messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases.
  9. Contains software viruses, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment of or any User of
  10. Forges headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through the Services; and/or
  11. Duplicate, license, sublicense, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, rebrand, or otherwise transfer information found on (excluding content posted by you) except as permitted in this Agreement or as expressly authorized by
  12. Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying intellectual property used to provide the Services, or any part thereof.
  13. Utilize or copy information, content, or any data you view on and/or obtain from to provide any service that is competitive, in sole discretion, with
  14. Imply or state, directly or indirectly, that you are affiliated with or endorsed by unless you have entered into a written agreement with
  15. Adapt, modify, or create derivative works based on or technology underlying the Services, or other Users' content, in whole or part.
  16. Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to or any information therein, or the equivalent, in whole or part.
  17. Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize content, phone lists, or any other service or functionality of, without the express written permission of
  18. Deep-link to the Site for any purpose, (i.e. including a link to a web page other than home page) unless expressly authorized in writing by or for the purpose of promoting your Profile or a Group on
  19. Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on, including those of both and any of its licensors.
  20. Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information, including, but not limited to, personally identifiable information obtained from except as expressly permitted in this Agreement or as the owner of such information may expressly permit.
  21. Share information of non-Users without their express consent.
  22. Infringe or use brand, logos and/or trademarks, including, without limitation, using "" in any business name, email, or URL or including trademarks and logos or as expressly permitted by
  23. Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means, or processes to access, "scrape," "crawl" or "spider" any web pages or other services contained in the site, unless explicitly permitted by
  24. Use bots or other automated methods to access, add or download contacts, send, or redirect messages, or perform other activities through, unless explicitly permitted by
  25. Access, via automated or manual means or processes, for purposes of monitoring availability, performance, or functionality for any competitive purpose.
  26. Engage in "framing," "mirroring," or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of website.
  27. Attempt to or actually access by any means other than through the interfaces provided by such as its mobile application or by navigating to <a href=""></a> using a web browser. This prohibition includes accessing or attempting to access using any third-party service, including software-as-a-service platforms that aggregate access to multiple services, including
  28. Attempt to or actually override any security component included in or underlying
  29. Engage in any action that directly or indirectly interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on infrastructure, including, but not limited to, sending unsolicited communications to other Users or personnel, attempting to gain unauthorized access to, or transmitting or activating computer viruses through or on
  30. Interfere with or disrupt or game or the Services, including, but not limited to, any servers or networks connected to, in particular, search algorithms.
  31. Any attempt to obtain unauthorized access, interfere with or to exceed authorized access to shall be considered a trespass and computer fraud and abuse, punishable under state and federal laws. hereby notifies you that any or all communications with this website can and will be monitored, captured, recorded, and transmitted to the authorities as deemed necessary by in its sole discretion and without further notice; and
  32. Any content which contains PHI or ePHI or any post which would violate the terms of the Federal False Claims Act, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute or other federal, state, or local law.
For more information on our policies and procedures, check out our User Policies.