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Online Community Code of Conduct

Thank you for being part of the ASPPH Online Community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established basic guidelines for participation. By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines, and ASPPH’s Privacy Policy. Conversations in the ASPPH Online Community should concern topics of interest to the Public Health community. This is a space in which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Please take a moment to review the guidelines below. If you have questions, contact us at To preserve a climate that encourages both civil and productive dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violates these rules.



The Rules include a legally binding release, waiver, discharge, and covenant not to sue (collectively, Release), made voluntarily by you, on your own behalf, and on behalf of your heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, and assigns (collectively, Releasor or you) to ASPPH.

As the Releasor, you fully recognize that ASPPH does not require you to participate in or utilize Online Community. With informed consent, and for valuable consideration received, including access to Online Community, as the Releasor, you agree to assume and take on yourself all of the risks and responsibilities in any way arising from or associated with Online Community and any materials, information, guidance, or advice contained or posted on or to Online Community, and you release ASPPH and its affiliates, members, committees, board, officers, directors, legal representatives, employees, agents, administrators, assigns, and contractors (collectively, Releasees), from any and all claims, demands, suits, judgments, damages, actions, and liabilities of every name and nature whatsoever, whenever occurring, whether known or unknown, contingent or fixed, at law or in equity, that you may suffer at any time arising from or in connection with Online Community, your acts or omissions, or information you transmit in connection with your participation in and use of Online Community, and the materials, information, guidance, or advice contained on Online Community, including any injury or harm to others (collectively, Liabilities), and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Releasees harmless from and against any and all Liabilities.

As the Releasor, you recognize that this Release means that you are giving up, among other things, all rights to sue Releasees for injuries, damages, or losses that you may incur. You also understand that this Release binds your heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, and assigns, as well as yourself.

Acceptance of Rules

By joining the Online Community, you (i) represent and warrant that you have read these Rules, including, without limitation the terms of the Release set forth above; (ii) fully understand the terms of these Rules (including, without limitation, the Release included herein) and acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to review these Rules (including, without limitation, the terms of the Release) with an attorney of your choosing if you so desire; and (iii) agree to be legally bound by the terms of these Rules.