Last updated: September 15, 2021
Interpretation and Definitions
The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.
- Account means a unique account created for You to access our Service or parts of our Service.
- Organization (referred to as either “the Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” in this Agreement) refers to Nursing media network.
- Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.
- Country refers to: Nigeria, Pakistan, countries under the United Kingdom, United States of America, etc.
- Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.
- Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.
- Service refers to the Website and social media accounts.
- Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Organization. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Organization to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Organization, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Organization in analyzing how the Service is used.
- Third-party Social Media Service refers to any website or any social network website through which a User can log in or create an account to use the Service.
- Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
- Website refers to Nursing Media Network, accessible from https://nursingtv.wordpress.com
- You means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.
Collecting and Using Your Personal Data
Types of Data Collected
While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Phone number
- Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
- Usage Data
Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.
Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.
Information from Third-Party Social Media Services
The Company allows You to create an account and log in to use the Service through the following Third-party Social Media Services:
If You decide to register through or otherwise grant us access to a Third-Party Social Media Service, We may collect Personal data that is already associated with Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account, such as Your name, Your email address, Your activities or Your contact list associated with that account.
Tracking Technologies and Cookies
- Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Service and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).
Use of Your Personal Data
The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:
- To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service.
- To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a user of the Service. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Service that are available to You as a registered user.
- For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Service.
- To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
- To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.
- To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.
- For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about our Service users is among the assets transferred.
- For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service, products, services, marketing and your experience.
We may share Your personal information in the following situations:
- With Service Providers: We may share Your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service, to contact You.
- For business transfers: We may share or transfer Your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger of Organization assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of Our business to another Organization.
- With other users: when You share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. If You interact with other users or register through a Third-Party Social Media Service, Your contacts on the Third-Party Social Media Service may see Your name, profile, pictures and description of Your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of Your activity, communicate with You and view Your profile.
- With Your consent: We may disclose Your personal information for any other purpose with Your consent.
Retention of Your Personal Data
The Organization will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
Transfer of Your Personal Data
Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Organization‘s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.
Disclosure of Your Personal Data
Under certain circumstances, the Organization may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Other legal requirements
The Organization may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Comply with a legal obligation
- Protect and defend the rights or property of the Organization
- Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
- Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
- Protect against legal liability
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.
If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s consent before We collect and use that information.
Links to Other Websites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Political Activities Policy
Per Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, 501(c)(3) institutions are prohibited from directly participating in or intervening in any political campaign activities on behalf or in opposition to any candidate for elective public office. In complying with the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), this policy establishes guidelines regarding political activities
I. THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE PERMISSIBLE:
Certain political campaign activities are permissible under Section 501(c)(3). These activities, however, must be classified as “educational” activities, in that they present a sufficiently full and fair picture of the facts and permit individuals to form independent opinions or conclusions about the candidates for elective public office. The following are examples of activities that may be permissible:
1) Provide a forum for candidate debates, if the following criteria are followed:
a. Debate should be open to all official candidates for the contested office that meet the Organization’s pre-established criteria.
b. Debate topics should cover a broad range of issues, including those issues of importance to the organization sponsoring the debate.
c. The agenda for the debate should address a wide range of issues and be of significant interest to members of the University community.
d. A moderator should be selected by the sponsoring organization and their role should be limited to ensuring that the debate rules are followed.
e. The debate should begin and end with a clear statement to the effect that the views presented are those of the candidates and not of the sponsoring organization.
f. No campaign fundraising may take place on Organization media space.
2) All Board must follow these:
a. Editorials must clearly state that the views reflected.
b. The Organization operations may accept paid political advertising by candidates as long as the acceptance of the advertising is made on the same basis as other non-political advertising and the advertisements should be preceded by a statement that they are paid advertising and not reflective of the Organization’s views. Advertisements should be solicited in a fair manner according to established guidelines and equal time should be given to all candidates.
3) Use of Organizational media facilities:
a The organization may rent spaces to any candidate, political campaign group, or any student organization on the same basis as other candidates, non-political campaign groups, student organizations or individuals. Rental fees and other pertinent charges must be paid by the group in line with current schedules. Preferential treatment is not permitted.
b. The organization will not promote or endorse any political campaign event held on our media pages.
c. The candidate or organization must read a statement at the start of the event that the use of the media facilities in no way constitutes an endorsement of the candidate or the organization.
d. No Political campaign fundraising may take place on our media pages.
e. The Organization and members are encouraged to host government officials in their official roles as duly-elected or appointed representatives of local, state & federal government. As partners, government officials merit the opportunity to celebrate successes, learn about developments, and make announcements related to their official duties. However, great care is to be taken to ensure said opportunities do not develop into partisan events; stamp the imprimatur of the organization on an elected official’s stance on a given initiative or policy; or take on the appearance of a candidate’s campaign event under the color of media coverage. To ensure the accurate representation of the organization’s participation in such events, all related press releases, including those generated by the respective public officials, are to be approved by the Board of Directors in Nursing Media Network.
f. Any policies on use of media space shall apply.
4) Voter/Poll registration awareness may be conducted if the following guidelines are met:
a. Voter registration drives must be conducted in a non-partisan manner. No campaign signs, banners or posters are permitted where the drive is being conducted.
b. The Organization must ensure that any voter guides distributed present all of the candidates and their views/responses in a non-partisan manner as in the case of NUNSA/NANSNM Unification response poll.
5) Statements made in an individual capacity. Board Members, Volunteers and committee members are encouraged to express their personal views and support candidates for elective public office in an individual capacity, the following disclaimer language should be made a conspicuous portion of the spoken or written remarks to reflect that such statement is made in an individual capacity and not on behalf of Nursing Media Network:
The views presented are solely those of the author (speaker) and do not represent the views of the Nursing Media Network. The Organization neither supports nor opposes the candidates and/or parties mentioned within the provided remarks.
II. THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE NOT PERMITTED:
1) Activities that favor or oppose one or more candidates for public office.
2) Unsolicited interoffice communications including but not limited to email or other digital communications in support of or opposed to a candidate, campaign, political party, action committee, or group, are prohibited.
3) The use of Organization monies and resources to provide funding or logistical support for political campaign activities, such as advertising, attendance at campaign events, and other forms of advocacy are not permissible.
4) The Organization cannot indicate any support for a candidate with signs, banners, stickers, etc. in an official Organization public place.
5) Social media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) that are created and/or maintained by, or for, Organizations units, must avoid anything that might be considered as political campaigning.
6) Public statements of position (verbal or written) made by or on behalf of the Organization in favor or opposition to a candidate for elective public office are not permissible.
7) Distributing statements through Organization-sponsored or financed means that are prepared by others that favor or oppose a candidate is not permissible.
8) Voter education drives conducted in a biased manner that favor or oppose candidates or specific political parties are not permissible.
9) Making telephone calls to the public advocating for a candidate or political party – in the name of the Organization is not permissible.
10) Organization-paid political advertisements (Social media accounts, websites, mailings) are not permissible.
11) No advertisements or editorials regarding candidates for elective public office may be placed in official Organization’s publications with the exception of those permitted activities cited in Section 2 of the “Permissible Activities” section.
12) Any political activity, whether sponsored by campus-based organizations or by external organizations, may be terminated immediately if found in violation of the above guidelines. Sponsors of such terminated events can be subject to provide reimbursement of costs incurred to balance the priority of open dialogue with regard to public matters, as well as to safeguard the 501(c)3 status of the Organization, those community members who wish to engage in partisan advocacy of issues are directed to use a blogging site not affiliated with the organization for that purpose.
III. HOSTING OF POLITICAL CANDIDATES ACTIVELY RUNNING FOR OFFICE:
The challenges and issues facing our nation are topics worthy of debate as a media organization that treasures the free exchange of ideas. Therefore, Organization facilities may be used to host events for candidates in public office. While the Organization, as an institution, will not, nor can it, endorse or appear to endorse specific candidates due to its status as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit institution, though students groups, and staff may seek to bring candidates to campus either through individual visits or debate settings between credible candidates.
Cooperation is essential to assure the Organization remains in compliance mission-based requirements. In the midst of a campaign and electoral season, many individuals, departments, and groups affiliated with the organization may receive requests from or forward invitations to candidates to appear on our media.
- By email: email@example.com