Welcome to the AAOMC Google Group
The AAOMC Google Group is a private forum for our membership to communicate and share information. With that being said, we are obligated to ask you to agree to our terms and conditions regarding patient confidentiality and to conduct your actions on the group in a professional and respectful manner. Access to the AAOMC Google Group can only be allowed by agreeing to the rules, terms and conditions below as follows.
Terms and Conditions
Applicable laws, including but not limited to HIPAA, as well as ethical and licensure requirements, may impose obligations with respect to patient confidentiality that may limit your ability to make use of certain materials, including transmitting patient information to others. You represent and warrant that you will, at all times comply with all laws directly or indirectly applicable to you that govern the use, transmission, disclosure, maintenance, and storage of patient Information. You are solely responsible for HIPAA compliance and for your use or misuse, transmission, disclosure, maintenance, and storage of patient information in connection with the Google Group. You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the AAOMC from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, costs and other expenses resulting from your use of the Google Group.
THE AAOMC CANNOT AND DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR YOUR HIPAA COMPLIANCE OR FOR YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF PATIENT INFORMATION OR OTHER INFORMATION YOU POST, TRANSMIT, STORE, OR RECEIVE WHILE USING THE GOOGLE GROUP. AAOMC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AMEND OR DELETE ANY MATERIAL (ALONG WITH THE RIGHT TO RESTRICT ACCESS TO THE GOOGLE GROUP) THAT IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION VIOLATES THE ABOVE.
Rule #1. You are required to use your FULL NAME as an electronic signature when posting emails in the IAOMC Google Group.
When posting or sending an email to the group, you must include your full name at the end of each message. Posts that do not include the group member's full name may be subject to removal.
Rule #2. Postings Must Be Related to Orthokeratology, Myopia Control, and/or General Optometry
This is a group focusing primarily on ortho-k and myopia control, postings must have some relation to the above mentioned topics. Please refrain from posting about political or religious views. Our group is meant to be a neutral and stress free place to interact in a professional and respectful manner.
Rule #3. Be Kind, Polite and Respectful
This is a professional forum. It is unacceptable to post or send unprofessional, abusive, aggressive, insulting, or otherwise inappropriate messages. Substantiated complaints will result in the author being warned and possibly removed and blocked from the group.
Rule #4: Spam messages and postings are strictly forbidden.
Forbidden spamming includes:
- Sending multiple unsolicited messages to group members. Substantiated complaints will result in the spammer being removed and blocked from the group.
- Posting the same discussion or news repeatedly in order to promote a product, service, or company.
- Posting commercial comments.
- Comments that have nothing to do with the Discussion.