Comment Policy

DePaul website logoConversation, suggestions and questions about DePaul are encouraged; however, please note that by commenting, you are subject to the following guidelines (even if you have not read them).

Also, please note: All comments will be held for moderation by the blog administrator. 

(1) By commenting on this blog, you are prohibited from:

a) Posting material that is obscene, vulgar, harassing, threatening, pornographic, illegal, commercial, repetitive, abusive, hateful, embarrassing and profane.

b) Posting someone else’s personal information.

c) Posting links to sites that contain viruses or malicious software.

d) Posting material that infringes on the rights of any third party.

e) Posting advertisements.

f) Impersonating someone else.

g) Using/disclosing any DePaul client identifiable information of any kind on any social media without the express written permission of the DePaul client. Even if an individual is not identified by name within the information you use, if there is a reasonable basis to believe that the person could still be identified from the information, then its use or disclosure could constitute a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Mental Health Confidentiality Laws.

(2) By commenting on this blog, you agree that you:

a) Will be respectful and civil to other commenters, even if you disagree with them. Sharing your opinion is permitted, but only if the discussion is tactful.

b) Will stick to the discussion topic.

c) Will assume responsibility for all material you post on this blog.

d) Have the ability to delete your own communications on this blog.

(3) DePaul reserves the right (but is not obligated) to:

a) Reproduce, distribute, publish, edit, modify and otherwise use your posting for any purpose in any form on any media.

b) Post-moderate all communications. DePaul’s

designated moderator (s) scans all comments (although DePaul is not obligated to respond to all comments).

c) Terminate a user’s access to this blog upon any breach of the guidelines outlined in this document.

d) Edit communications on any of this blog, regardless of whether such communications violate these standards.

DePaul does NOT reject unfavorable/negative comments (in context of conversation), but comments containing any prohibited material outlined in Guideline (1) will be removed.

Any user who feels any communications on this blog are objectionable may contact the DePaul social media team at: socialmedia@depaul.org. Please be specific and include a link if possible.   

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