ENA CONNECT Code of Conduct
Welcome to ENA
CONNECT! This online community provides ENA members with a unique opportunity
to converse, collaborate, and communicate with peers. To ensure the best
possible experience for all members, we have established an ENA CONNECT Code of
Conduct. By participating in
this community and affiliated communities, you agree that you have read and will abide by these rules and
This is a great
medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their
experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Technical questions or
concerns should be directed to ENAConnect@ena.org via the Contact Us link on
In order to
preserve a climate that encourages both respectful and productive dialogue, we
reserve the right to suspend or terminate access to the community for anyone
who violates the following ENA CONNECT Code of Conduct.
Conduct and Etiquette
- Include a signature tag on all messages with your name,
- State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the
- Only send a message to the entire group when it contains
information that everyone can benefit from.
- Do not personally challenge or attack others for any reason. If
you have a concern about a post please use the “Flag as Inappropriate” feature
or contact ENAConnect@ena.org.
- Use caution when discussing products and be mindful of copyright
- Remember that other participants have the right to reproduce
postings to this site unless you specify otherwise.
- Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate communities
or libraries. Do not spam several communities or libraries with the same
- Send messages such as "thanks
for the information" or "me, too" to individuals--not to the
entire group. Do this by using the "Reply to Sender" link to the left
of every message.
- Contact the site administrator at ENAConnect@ena.org or update your personal settings for
administrative messages. Do not post messages such as “remove me from this
community” to the group.
- While posts on non-industry related
topics are allowed, please keep to a minimum and be respectful of others.
Members are reminded to be conscious and aware of what
they are posting. Any post deemed to be offensive or inappropriate by ENA will
be removed. The following postings have been identified as inappropriate and prohibited. They will be removed immediately and the
submitter may be blocked access to the group:
- Confidential patient or case-related information. HIPAA
compliance is strictly enforced.
- Insulting, unprofessional, abusive,
profane, and otherwise defamatory language content.
- Copyrighted or proprietary materials without permission.
- Job posting. Please visit ENA’s Job Center to post an open position or review current openings.
- Advertising or promotion of
commercial products or services in conflict with ENA.
- Solicitation of members on behalf of an organization.
- Surveys, links to surveys, or requests for research participants.
Researchers can request to have the link to their study posted to the ENA website.
Complete details for the approval process for external research requests are
available at: www.ena.org.
This site is
provided as a service for the members of Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).
ENA is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by
others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this
site, whether posted by Emergency Nurses Association or any third party; this
disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In
no event shall Emergency Nurses Association be liable for any special,
indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from
loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or
performance of any information posted on this site.
Do not post any
defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do
not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the
permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party
warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such
material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the
posting party grants Emergency Nurses Association and users of this site the
nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit,
print, and use such information or other material.
materials, programs or products for sale are not allowed. Using the
community to conduct market research or posting surveys or links to surveys or
requests for research participants cannot be posted to any ENA
Messages should not
be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement
that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of
another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade.
Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects
are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries;
profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or
markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or
termination of customers or suppliers.
Association does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and
does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the
event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of Emergency
Nurses Association we will take all appropriate action.
Association reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not
abide by these guidelines.
information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address,
telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to
any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as noted below.
Our Service Providers.
We may share your personal information with companies (including our
affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that
help process credit card payments. Our service providers are required by
contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share
with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.
Your personal information may be transferred to another entity (either an
affiliated entity or an unrelated third party) in connection with a merger,
reorganization, dissolution or similar corporate event. If such a transfer were
ever to occur, the acquiring entity’s use of your personal information will
Government and Legal Disclosures.
We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when
we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or
a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as
fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other
agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights,
property or safety of our company, our users, or others.
We are not
responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read
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Lapse of Membership
ENA CONNECT is a
members-only service. If your membership in ENA lapses or is terminated, you
will automatically be denied access to ENA CONNECT.