Komen Message Board Forum Moderator Terms and Agreements

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Komen Message Board Forum Moderator Terms and Agreements - Thursday, December 11, 2008 2:59 PM
Susan G. Komen for the Cure ("Komen") has adopted the following policies and procedures applicable to the moderators of its message boards, blogs, chatrooms, personal home pages, and other web site public forums (the "Forums"):
 
Pre-Requisites For Moderators
All moderators must be 18 years of age or older.  By submitting a request to be a moderator, you certify to Komen that you are 18 years of age or older. All moderators must at all times have a valid, accurate and active on-line account registered with Komen.  Komen reserves the right to suspend or terminate moderator privileges at any time for any reason.

All moderators must at all time be registered as a subscriber to the particular Forum for which they serve as a moderator.  You can be assigned to be a moderator of one or more Forums as long as you are registered as a subscriber of each individual Forum.  By submitting a request to be a moderator, you are confirming your wish to volunteer for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. You understand that the nature of volunteer activities that you may perform in your capacity as a volunteer may involve on-line activity, contact with unidentified and/or unfamiliar persons, or other potential risk of personal injury or damage to property. Knowing this and in consideration of being allowed to volunteer, YOU ASSUME FULL AND COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE THAT YOU SUSTAIN OR CAUSE DURING YOUR PARTICIPATION AS A VOLUNTEER MODERATOR.  IN ADDITION, YOU RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND COVENANT NOT TO FILE SUIT AGAINST SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES OR CLAIMS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION.

By submitting a request to be a moderator, you understand that as a volunteer moderator, you may become privy to confidential information about Komen or its affiliates.  You agree to maintain the confidentiality of any information marked “confidential” as well as any information about Komen’s or its affiliates’ internal procedures, business operations, personnel information, personal information and website operations that is not otherwise publicly disclosed by Komen or its affiliates.  You agree to not use any confidential information in any manner that would be detrimental to Komen or its affiliates or any person who uses the services offered by Komen on its official websites, and to avoid any actions that might impair the reputation of Komen or its affiliates or that might adversely affect the fulfillment of Komen's Promise. 

By submitting a request to be a moderator, your name and your avatar may be displayed on the Forum as the moderator.  You authorize Komen to use and publicly display your name and avatar likeness in any manner in conjunction with your role as moderator of the Forums. The Terms of Use for Komen's official websites are posted on the home page.  The Terms of Use are incorporated by reference into this policy. You acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Use, understand your rights and obligations, and agree to be bound by the Terms Of Use and this Moderator Policy, as amended from time to time by Komen.
     
    Role of Moderator
    Komen has established its website moderator program in an effort to effectively and efficiently monitor the content posted in the Forums and manage comments and complaints that are received from the Forum subscribers and the public with respect to such content.  Komen has established the Forums in support of the Promise so that its subscribers could network on-line to freely share their breast cancer stories, to ask questions, to give answers and to support each other personally in their daily lives.  However, Komen must balance each subscriber's freedom of speech with its obligations to other subscribers and the public to ensure that the Forums are being used in a manner to promote the Promise and not for any illegal, offensive, infringing, defamatory, inaccurate, objectionable or commercial purposes.  As such, Komen has reserved the right to edit, abridge, refuse to post or remove any content submitted by a user to the Forums. 

    Komen's moderator program is designed to enlist volunteers to assist Komen in these efforts through the designation of one or more moderators for each particular Forum. The role of the moderator is to serve as an on-line watchdog of the particular Forum(s) to which you are assigned.  You are asked to monitor any content and conduct on that particular Forum and to exercise in diligent good faith and in an objective manner the limited administrative privileges granted to you.  In particular, you should look for any content that the average reasonable person would consider to be defamatory, trade libelous, threatening, harassing, invasive of privacy, stalking, harassment, abusive, tortuous conduct, hateful, discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, sex or disability, pornographic, or obscene.  You should look for any content that advertises or solicits a commercial product or service.  You should look for any content that promotes an illegal or criminal act.  You should look for any content that is patently incorrect or inaccurate based on facts generally known to the public.  You should look for any content that falsely impersonates a Komen officer or employee.   However, at no time should your moderator position be used to express your own personal opinions or to advance your own personal beliefs. 

    Upon your appointment as a moderator to a particular Forum, your on-line account will be set up with limited administrative privileges.  These privileges may be accessed from either your on-line account or the moderator icon appearing at the bottom of the Forum's home page  Your administrative privileges will allow you to do the following:
    Moderator Delete Action:   You can remove any content from the post to the recycle bin. Any content in the recycle bin will be deleted (or recovered) by Komen's website administrator.
    Moderator Move Action
    :  You can move any content from one post to another post within the same Forum. If the content of the post is not suitable for that Forum, you can move the content to a post in a different Forum. If you move any content from one post to another post, the subscribers to that Forum will receive a notification.
    Moderator Report Action
    :  You can report any content or complaint posted by a subscriber and/or any on-line conduct of a subscriber to Komen's website administrator for special review.  This privilege should be used when the same content is repeatedly reposted by the same subscriber after you delete it or when the illicit nature of the content warrants further consideration after removal or when the continued conduct of a particular subscriber could chill the participation of (or even cause harm to) the other subscribers of the Forum or when you are uncertain as to how to adequately respond to a complaint.
        Your use of such limited administrative privileges will be subject to oversight by Komen's website administrator. 

        Each Forum will have an on-line reporting tool by which its users can report any complaints about any content posted on the particular Forum.  As the moderator, you will be responsible for reviewing and responding to each complaint by selecting the appropriate response from your administrative privileges (or no response if necessary).  Careful consideration should be given to each complaint and the appropriate administrative privilege to use to address the complaint.  However, at no time should you directly email or contact to a subscriber about a complaint. Each Forum also will have an on-line reporting tool by which any subscribers can report a problem with the moderator of the particular Forum to Komen's website administrator.  The list of moderators can be accessed by using the “Member list –> User Groups” Menu on the home page of the Forums.  Moderators will be denoted as a separate group.  The group listing may contain the names and avatars of each moderator appointed to each Forum.  Such group listing may be viewed by each subscriber to the Forum.
          Forum moderators are volunteers who give up their time to ensure the forums are being are being used in a manner to promote the Komen Promise and not for any illegal, offensive, infringing, defamatory, inaccurate, objectionable, or commercial purposes.  Posts by volunteer moderators should never take the place of statements by healthcare professionals or other professionals regarding breast cancer awareness, education or related issues.  In addition to their moderator duties, volunteer moderators are often themselves active forum participants who, as active participants, may express their personal opinions and statements.
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