A2ZCCaH.com Forum Terms of Conduct
Thanks for visiting the A2ZCCaH.com discussion forum, a virtual community dedicated to sharing knowledge and providing a tool for learning “best practices” to help those interested in developing and operating a Continuing Care at Home (“CCaH”) project.
This forum is dedicated to the advocacy of practices and techniques that will help to ensure the success and growth of burgeoning movement referred to as CCaHs and Related Entities.
We ask that all registered participants hold themselves to the highest standards of integrity. However, there may be individuals who wish to use the influence of our forums to manipulate events to their own advantage and this is unacceptable.
Some simple guidelines for participants of this forum:
- Please note that all official or self-promoting announcements, press releases, or posts MUST be submitted to a moderator or (remove the spaces) administrator @ a2zccah.com. Any posts or announcements which are not so submitted, but posted directly to the discussion forums, may be deleted without notice.
- Range of topics: Please keep the topic somewhat related to the stated topic of the specific forum. Discussions about specific CCaH or Related Entity provider heritage, tradition, philosophy, and policies may be allowed within the appropriate context to address questions posted on a specific forum as opposed to an overt promotional statement.
- Have fun: There are no dumb questions, just questions that haven’t found an answer yet.
- Tone: Please keep the tone of the posts courteous and respectful. Think of this as a virtual cocktail or dinner party – don’t write anything that you wouldn’t say to someone in person. The anonymity of the internet is NOT an acceptable excuse for boorish or rude behavior.
- Rule of thumb: word your posts as if it were directed at you. This includes posts directed at companies rather than individuals.
- Posts about CCaH operators and consultant or vendor references:
The intent of this website is to promote an open discussion among knowledgeable CCaH and Related Entity members, practitioners, providers, and consultants on all topics that relate to the development and growth of this industry. It not our desire for the forum to be used as a promotional tool for participants or sponsors. To that end, the context of posts will be considered and if necessary, such promotional posts will be edited or deleted, with or without notification, or the original poster will be asked to rephrase their comments.
- Links to other websites:
Outside links are permitted on the site as long as they are relevant to the discussion on hand; however, links to specific providers or consultant’s website for marketing purposes are not desired and may be edited or deleted, with or without notification.
Your privacy is critically important to us. At AV Powell & Associates, LLC and the Continuing Care Hall of Fame, Inc. (herinafter HOST) we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
- In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team. HOST operates several websites including www.A2ZCCAH, www.A2ZCCRC.com, www.AVPOWELL.com, and www.CCHALLofFAME.org. It is HOST’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, HOST collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. HOST’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how HOST’s visitors use its website. From time to time, HOST may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
HOST also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. HOST only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to HOST’s websites choose to interact with HOST in ways that require HOST to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that HOST gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at a2zccah.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with HOST – by purchasing access to a service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, HOST collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with HOST. HOST does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
For instance, HOST may monitor the most popular posts on the a2zccah.com site. HOST may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, HOST does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
HOST discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on HOST’s behalf or to provide services available at HOST’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using HOST’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. HOST will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, HOST discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when HOST believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HOST, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an HOST website and have supplied your email address, HOST may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with HOST and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. HOST takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If HOST, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that HOST goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of HOST may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.