Code of Conduct

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, you agree that you have read and will abide by these rules and guidelines.

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 this site.

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.

 

Guidelines for Conduct and Etiquette

  • Include a signature tag on all messages with your name, affiliation, location
  • State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line.
  • 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 law.
  • 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 message.
  • 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.

 

Prohibited Topics/Posts
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.
  • Plagiarizing.
  • 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.

 

Legal Implications
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.

Advertise for 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 communities. 

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.

Emergency Nurses 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.

Emergency Nurses Association reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.


Privacy Policy
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Our Service Providers.
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Business Transfers.
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 still be subject to this Privacy Policy. 

Government and Legal Disclosures.
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External Sites
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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.