Social Media Participation Guidelines

This page must be linked from every Wake Forest Baptist-affiliated social media account.

By participating with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on any social media site, you agree to these terms.

By posting on a Wake Forest Baptist site or affiliated site, you agree not to post material that could be deemed as obscene, unlawful, defamatory, profane, libelous, threatening, embarrassing, harassing, abusive, hateful, or otherwise objectionable as solely determined by Wake Forest Baptist; to not post any material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party; to not post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, including promotional materials, “spam”, or any other form of solicitation. Wake Forest Baptist reserves the right to remove, delete, block or filter any material at any time and in its sole discretion.

By posting on a Wake Forest Baptist site or affiliated site, you agree to adhere to all state and federal laws, including privacy laws and to not post personal health information including images, photos or videos with patients.

By posting on a Wake Forest Baptist site or affiliated site, you shall defend and indemnify Wake Forest Baptist against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses arising out of a claim by a third party relating to any posts you have made.

You acknowledge that you assume all responsibility related to the security, privacy and confidentiality risks inherent in posting to and participating on the internet. Social media sites are public forums and whatever information you share can be viewed by others. Please consider this before posting personal information about yourself or someone else. Wake Forest Baptist does not control the third party sites or the internet so once you leave or, you are subject to the policies of the site you are on.

If you are a Wake Forest Baptist employee, remember that all the laws and Wake Forest Baptist policies apply to online activity including, but not limited to, Privacy, HIPAA, and Security and Safety. Employees must adhere to the Wake Forest Baptist Social Media Policy. Overall, please treat others with respect.

Any information provided by Wake Forest Baptist is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.