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These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to you when you view, access or otherwise use the blogs located at www.socialworkersspeak.org (the “blogs”). The blogs are owned by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). We provide this blog for general informational purposes only. The information within these blogs may be changed without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up-to-date. While we attempt to maintain these blogs on a regular basis, they may not reflect the most current developments within the profession or the world at large. The opinions expressed at or through the blogs are the opinions of the individual authors and do not reflect the opinions of the association and its individual members.

Copyright Notice. All materials and software published on or used in the blogs are protected by copyright, and are owned or controlled by or licensed to NASW, or the party listed as the provider/author of the materials.

Links to Other Blogs, Web sites, Documents, and/or Materials. Links may appear on the blogs that may be used to link to other blogs, websites, or resources. These links are provided solely as a courtesy to our visitors. NASW has no control over the linked sites or the materials, information, goods or services available or contained on these linked sites. NASW is not responsible for and does not endorse in any way the materials, information, goods or services available through such linked sites or any privacy or other practices of such sites. NASW does not warrant that any information is complete or accurate or that any information or links provided are free of rogue programming. If you decide to access any of the linked sites, you do so entirely at your own risk. NASW reserves the right to terminate any link at any time.

Comment Policy. NASW reserves the right to remove any and all comments. This would include comments that use profanity, make personal attacks, or contain other inappropriate comments or material. Additionally, entries that are unsigned, anonymous, or contain “signatures” by someone other than the actual author may be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or any other policies governing this site. NASW makes no warranties of any kind with regard to the contents of this site or to any comments posted by third parties. See “Blog Comment Guidelines” below* for additional information.

Prohibited Actions. You agree not to interrupt, or attempt to interrupt, the operation of the blogs in any way. Unauthorized use or modification of any information stored on the blogs may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution under federal, State and local law. You may not use the blogs for anything other than a lawful and legitimate purpose. You agree not to use the blogs to carry out any unauthorized alteration of any data or information on the blogs or to conduct any activity that infringes on the copyright, patent, trademark, service mark or other rights of any person or entity. You shall not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any service conducted on the blogs. NASW reserves the right to limit or deny your access to the blogs or take other appropriate action if you violate any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use or if you conduct any activity that violates the rights of any person or entity, or which we in our sole discretion deem unlawful, offensive, threatening, abusive or potentially harmful or malicious.

Modification of Terms and Conditions of Use. NASW reserves the right to revise these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time by updating this Web page. Your continued use of the blogs constitutes your agreement to comply with such revisions, so you should visit this page from time to time.

*Blog Comment Guidelines

We welcome your participation in blog comment threads.  In order to keep the experience a positive one for all of our users, we ask that you follow the rules outlined below. By submitting comments to this blog, you are consenting to the following rules:

1. You agree that you are fully responsible for the content that you post. You may not post content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, that violates a third party’s right to privacy, that otherwise violates any applicable local, state, national or international law, or that is otherwise inappropriate. Unsigned and anonymous comments may be rejected and deleted.  Furthermore, you may not post content that degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability or other classification. Language intended to intimidate or to incite violence will not be tolerated. In addition, by posting material on the blog comments, you represent that you have the legal right to reproduce, adapt, display, and distribute this material to others. NASW will not be held responsible for posted information that may infringe on a third party’s copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights.

2. You understand and agree that NASW may modify and republish the content of your comments. NASW may monitor user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove, edit or otherwise alter content that it deems inappropriate for any reason. By posting you agree that your comments may be republished by NASW online and in print.

3. You understand and agree that the blog comment areas are to be used only for non-commercial purposes. This blog prohibits any actions to solicit funds, promote commercial entities or otherwise engage in commercial activity through the blog comment function.