Norfolk Center for Cancer Care and Hematology


These guidelines are for anyone who may wish to interact with the Norfolk Center for Cancer Care & Hematology, Inc. (“NCCCH”) through the website or any other social network.

Please understand that NCCCH and its staff cannot offer medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment via the Internet. If you have questions about conditions, treatment options or medications please contact your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you should seek immediate medical help or call 911.

Please note that all postings to a NCCCH social network are publicly available and publicly accessible on the Internet. Always consider how much personal information to share, with the understanding that this information may be linked to your username and published on the Internet. YOU SHOULD HAVE NO EXPECTATION THAT INFORMATION YOU POST IS OR WILL REMAIN PRIVATE. Further, you can expect that your posts will be seen by thousands of people and may be searchable and viewable years from now.

NCCCH reserves the right to edit or delete any and all comments that are offensive, abusive, off topic or that contain foul language, spam, or advertisements for commercial products, are libelous or slanderous, contain copyrighted material or material the belongs to someone else, or contain private health information or other confidential information that is not the user’s own. Disagreements and feedback/criticism are welcome, but mutual respect is a must.

While NCCCH makes reasonable efforts to monitor and/or moderate content posted on its social media platforms, NCCCH does not moderate all comments and cannot always respond in a timely manner to online requests for information. Your use of any of the social media channels maintained by NCCCH is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use set forth below. By accessing, viewing, posting, or otherwise using any content on or available through the NCCCH sites, you unconditionally accept these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, you may not use this or any other NCCCH social network.

Terms and Conditions of Use:

1. Use of NCCCH social network does not create a physician-patient relationship with any NCCCH medical professional. NCCCH social network sites are made available with the understanding that the content and service providers are not engaged in rendering medical, health, psychological, or any other kind of personal professional services through these sites, and NCCCH’s posts are solely for informational purposes, regardless whether they are in response to the post of a patient or that patient’s family. Users should consult with a medical, health, or other competent professional before taking any action or drawing any inferences based upon the information accessed or viewed through the sites; any action taken by a user in response to information obtained from a social network is at the user’s discretion. Information contained in the NCCCH social network should not be relied upon to replace or overrule a licensed health care professional’s judgment or clinical diagnosis.

2. Neither NCCCH nor its content or service providers guarantee or warrant the NCCCH social network against errors, defects, delays, omissions, interruptions or losses, including losses of data, nor are any files downloaded from a NCCCH social network warranted or guaranteed to be free of viruses, bugs, worms, or other such destructive properties.

3. Users grant to NCCCH the irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, royalty-free worldwide license (with right to sublicense) and right (i) to reproduce, publish, distribute, and display content, (ii) to create derivative works from the content, (iii) to edit, modify or delete content, and (iv) to use content for any NCCCH purpose.

4. Users are responsible for content submitted to NCCCH social networks. You may not submit any material or content that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party. You agree that you will not violate any local, state, federal, and international laws and regulations, including those related to copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property. You further agree that you will not submit any information that (i) is disruptive, threatening, abusive, profane, harassing, embarrassing, defamatory, libelous, obscene, hateful or racially or ethnically motivated, or is otherwise objectionable as solely determined by NCCCH, (ii) contains any product or service advertisements or endorsements, or (iii) can be construed as political lobbying.

5. Users may not make any commercial use of an NCCCH social network or any content, code, data or materials on or available through the NCCCH social network. Users may not download, post, display, publish, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, perform, broadcast, create derivative works, sell or otherwise exploit any content, code, data or materials on or available through the NCCCH social network, except as expressly permitted by options made available to user by NCCCH, such as redirect buttons (“Like”, Twitter, Blogger, etc).

6. NCCCH reserves the right to edit, modify, remove or delete any content or other information or materials submitted by users. NCCCH wants to make the NCCCH social network safe and welcoming for everyone. NCCCH will delete comments that contain: profane, abusive, defamatory, or threatening language, sell or promote a commercial product, contain spam, contain material that is unlawful, hateful, threatening, harassing, abusive, or slanderous (all as determined by the moderators at NCCCH in their sole discretion), contain copyrighted material or material the belongs to someone else, or contain private health information or other confidential information that is not the user’s own.

7. NCCCH reserves the right to monitor, restrict, block, suspend or discontinue a user’s access to the NCCCH social network, at any time, with or without advance notice, and for any reason or no reason at all.

8. All links to other Websites found linked from NCCCH’s social media sites are provided as a service to readers, but such linkage does not constitute endorsement of those sites by NCCCH, and as such we are not responsible for the content of external Websites. NCCCH reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or update these terms and conditions at any time without advance notice. Changes will be effective when posted. User’s continued use of the NCCCH social network after such changes to the term and conditions are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes.