HIPAA - Privacy Policy

Social Media Comment Guidelines

To help further our vision and mission, Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) utilizes social media to share information about various topics including but not limited to public health, public health incidents / threats, and public health education.

Please remember that information posted on any of SIPH's social media platforms should not be considered medical advice and should not replace a consultation with a health care professional.

You should not anticipate that your online postings will remain private. Please use caution when posting medical information on any of SIPH's social media sites and never disclose personal identifiable information such as your location, medical record number, financial information, or other private information.

We encourage your comments on SIPH's various blogs / social media posts, and hope you will join the discussions. We can't respond to every comment, particularly those that deal with individual medical cases and issues. We do review comments frequently, and those that are off-topic or clearly promoting a commercial product generally won't make the cut. We also expect a basic level of civility; disagreements are fine, but mutual respect is a must, and profanity or abusive language is not allowed. Individuals that violate this policy may be blocked from SIPH's social media sites and comments may be deleted.

We understand that social media is a 24/7 medium; however, our moderation capabilities are not. We may not see every inappropriate comment right away, and we are trusting in the maturity of our community to ignore personal attacks and negative speech or respond politely.

SIPH's social media & websites may not be used for:
  • Personal attacks
  • Defamation
  • Harassment
  • Spam
  • Offensive content
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Illegal activities
  • Commercial purposes
  • Organized political activity

Please remember that when you post a comment to a blog, it is published for the world to see. For your own privacy and that of your family, you should consider carefully how much detailed personal medical information linked to your name you want published on the Internet.


Posted comments and images do not necessarily represent the views of SIPH. External, non-SIPH links on this site do not constitute official endorsement on behalf of SIPH. Forums and messaging may not be used for commercial purposes or for organized political activity.

All links to other websites are part of efforts to serve online participants. SIPH is not responsible for the content of these linked websites and such linkage does not constitute endorsement of those sites by SIPH.

By posting content on any online channel owned by SIPH, you give SIPH a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual and worldwide license to use your content including the right to copy, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat and incorporate into a collective work. Other participants on social media channels may use your posted content beyond the control of SIPH. SIPH does not have the ability to monitor, intercept or otherwise remove your content from any web presence owned by another entity.