We are excited to make available a secure, personalized, online home for the HFMA community. This community is built for you - and we look forward to cultivating a thriving online exchange with and between all of you. This group is not meant to be about HFMA - it’s meant to be for and by you. We created the guidelines below so you can help us nurture and protect our community. 

HFMA Community Guidelines

Be polite and be professional

We allow discussion of controversial issues. We understand that some topics require blunt talk, but please disagree with mutual respect and exercise tolerance towards other members whose views differ from your own. Focus your remarks on positions, not personalities. No personal attacks, name calling, libel, defamation, or hate speech. And under no circumstances should you post anything that could be taken as threatening, harassing, bullying, obscene, pornographic, sexist or racist.

Don't use obscenities

Please refrain from using obscene language. Profanity, vulgarity and abusive language are out-of-bounds. This is a public forum and we want everyone to feel comfortable participating.

Post your own work

You're welcome to link to relevant content and to quote limited amounts from other people's work with attribution and any associated copyright notice and consistent with “fair use” principles of copyright law. But that doesn't mean you can copy and paste wholesale. You must have the legal right to upload or download any content you upload to or download from the discussion board and/or blog comments.

Be yourself and not someone else

Don't post anything on the site posing as someone else. When sharing content from a 3rd party or another individual, please acknowledge the original source. Do not post copyrighted information. Copyrighted material (text or images), private email text and other privileged information may not be posted without prior written permission from the original author.

Stay on topic

As a courtesy to others participating in the conversation, please stay on topic.

Keep it short and to the point

We reserve the right to edit for brevity, clarity and other purposes.

Please respect people's privacy

Do not share anyone's personal information such as: phone numbers, email/physical addresses, etc. in your comments or discussions without their permission. 

No commercial postings

This is not a place for advertising, promotion, recruiting, campaigning, lobbying, soliciting or proselytizing. Please use your best judgment — we will use ours.

Posting surveys

HFMA student and faculty members only may post messages on the HFMA Community site inviting members to participate in survey research projects. Messages must be posted directly into community discussions; we do not allow bulk private messaging. You may embed a link to the survey in your discussion post, or you may provide an email address in your message so interested participants can contact you.

You are solely responsible for the content you post

HFMA is not responsible for the content or opinions posted by its users. We do not and cannot review all user content posted on this site. However, we have the right (but not the obligation) to review, screen, delete, edit and/or move any content posted.

Your comments might be used in our publications

They may be edited for length and clarity.

Member Directory Conditions of Use

By accessing this service you agree and accept that the contents herein are proprietary to HFMA and may not, in whole, or in part, be reproduced, copied, disseminated, entered into a computer database, used as part of or in connection with a mailing list, or otherwise utilized, in any form or manner by any means, except for the user's individual, personal, and confidential reference. You specifically agree to not use the electronic or printed membership directory to promote or market any commercial product or service to HFMA members through mailings, telemarketing, or other methods. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in prosecution under federal copyright laws

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Violation of these guidelines can result in removal of your comments or posting privileges