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Site Use Policy and Disclaimer

Last updated: October 2, 2020

Site Use Policy
Documents on this site are presented for public information and may be copied or distributed for non-commercial use, provided they are kept in their original form. To request use of materials for other purposes, call the Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Communications Office at 410-222-4508 or Contact Us.

 

Disclaimer
Although every effort has been made to provide complete and accurate information, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this website or the operation of the website.

By using the Department of Health website, you assume all associated risks, including risk of computer, software or data damage or loss from a virus, software or any files that might be transmitted or activated via the website. The Department disclaims liability for any special, incidental or consequential damages, including without limitation any lost revenue or profits resulting from the use or misuse of the information contained on the website. Users agree to hold the Department of Health not liable for any claims and costs, including attorney’s fees, resulting from the use or misuse of information contained in the website.

 

External Links
This website contains links to other Internet sites and information provided by organizations or individuals not affiliated with the Department of Health. These links are not endorsements or referrals of any products, services or information contained in such websites. Information provided and opinions expressed by others do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Department of Health. The Department expressly disclaims any and all liability resulting from reliance on this information or opinions.

 

Privacy Policy
If you send us an e-mail, we use the information you send to respond to your inquiry. E-mail correspondence to the Department of Health, like United States mail correspondence, may become a public record. As such, your correspondence could be disclosed to other parties upon their request, in accordance with the Maryland Public Information Act.

Maryland Department of Health Notice of Privacy Practices.

Sample Request for Public Information Letter.

 

Social Media Policy
If you have a specific complaint or question related to a food service facility, a health or safety hazard, or a medical issue, please contact the Department of Health using the contact submission form at https://aahealth.org/contact-us/ or call the Department of Health at 410-222-7095.

Disclaimer: Posted comments and images on the Department of Health’s social media sites do not necessarily represent the views of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health (DOH). External, non-DOH links on the sites do not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the DOH. While the health department encourages friends and followers to share thoughts and opinions on the DOH’s social media sites, the department expects that this will be done in a respectful manner.

The DOH does not agree with or endorse every comment that individuals post on our pages. Our goal is to share ideas and information with as many individuals as possible and our policy is to accept the majority of comments made to our sites.

Therefore, a comment will be deleted if it contains:

  • Hate speech
  • Profanity, obscenity or vulgarity
  • Nudity in profile pictures
  • Defamation to a person or people
  • Name calling and/or personal attacks
  • Comments whose main purpose are to sell a product
  • Comments that infringe on copyrights
  • Spam comments, such as the same comment posted repeatedly on a profile
  • Comments that contain sensitive medical information
  • Links to non-federal sites and web pages that have outdated or misleading health information
  • Other comments that the Department deems inappropriate.

All links posted as comments on DOH posts will be reviewed and may be deleted.

Repeated violations of the DOH comment policy may cause the author to be blocked or banned from the DOH’s social media pages.

The department understands that social media is a 24/7 medium; however, moderation capabilities are not. The department may not see every inappropriate comment right away and is trusting in the maturity of our community to ignore personal attacks and negative speech or respond politely.

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