Comments to our digital communications such as our website and social media pages are welcome and encouraged, and we look forward to hearing from you. To promote respectful discussion, we request that you be courteous and productive avoiding discussions that are offensive, inappropriate or inaccurate. 


For the privacy of users, please be advised that all postings to our digital communications are on the Internet and therefore accessible without protection. Please consider how much personal information you share with the understanding that this information may be linked to your name and is publicly available. 

By posting a comment to our digital communications, users give us the irrevocable right and license to exercise all copyright, publicity, and moral rights with respect to the content you provide, which includes using your submission for public facing purposes.  


We review all comments and remove comments for any reason when they violate this policy. Due to volume of posts or appropriateness, we may not respond to every comment and will not respond to those that address individual medical information in order to protect patient rights. We may also ban future comments from those who repeatedly violate this policy. In addition, we may amend this policy to address issues that arise and changes in our operations or the law.

Comments Criteria

  • Comments may not contain personal, threatening, harassing, illegal, obscene, slanderous or inaccurate information
  • Comments may not infringe our rights or any individual or entity, including privacy, intellectual property or publication rights
  • Comments that promote or advertise a commercial product or solicits business are not permitted

Users agree to indemnify and hold harmless the University of Maryland Medical System, its affiliates, directors, officers and employees any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, causes of action, costs or expenses arising out a claim by a third party relating to material the user has posted to our digital communications. UMMS employees are subject to additional social media policies as published.