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Comments Policy

This site (medicaldialogues.in) (and its related sub-domains-speciality.medicaldialogues.in, business.medicaldialogues.in, education.medicaldialogues.in) collectively referred to as “Medical Dialogues” contain medical news and is intended for Healthcare Professionals only and no information on this website should be constituted as medical/diagnostic advice /healthcare advice/medical prescription.

This is our comments and web 2.0 policy. Medical Dialogues has a comments section  under its news and the goal of the comments section is to provide readers with an opportunity to discuss our content and to debate and share issues of professional and public interest.

To participate in our comments section, users should be no younger than 18 years old.

By using medicaldialogues.in, you agree to post information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and is of your personal experience. Further by commenting on Medical Dialogues, you agree with our terms and conditions and privacy policy.

Further, it is imperative those commenting on Medical Dialogues are familiar and agree with the following mentioned concepts of Authority, Complemetarity, Privacy  as well as our Comment standards mentioned below

Authority

Comments posted at Medical Dialogues are automatically posted live; however, are moderated every 48 hours. Medical Dialogues reserves the right to take it down at any time.

We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory or we find are advertising oriented/promotional or spammy in nature.

To avoid unnecessary spamming, Comments with backlinks/external links are automatically removed from the system

The Comments are moderated by any of the members of our Editorial Team, including our Editor-in-Chief, Ms Meghna A Singhania. Click here to access the details of our Editorial Team. All members of Editorial team who also act has moderators are healthcare professionals and/or have at least 2 years experience in healthcare reporting. They all use their real names.

Since the comment section is designed for general discussions we assume that all the commentators are not healthcare professionals. If otherwise , it must be stated. If a health professional gives medical information as a platform user, his status as a medical professional must be identified. But most importantly as the information provided on Medical Dialogues is designed to support, not replace, the direct relationship between patients and health professionals, none of the information given on the comments section should be construed as physician’s advice.

All moderators reserve the  right to delete any messages deemed to be inappropriate without notifying the author. As a general rule, we will remove, rather than edit, comments that breach our community rules, that we think are legally problematic, or that have been complained about or flagged.

The moderators can ban a member from the comment section, for violating any of these rules. An explanation will be provided if the user requests it.

Complementarity

The information provided on Medical Dialogues  including in the comments section is designed to support, not replace, the direct relationship between patients and health professionals.

It is important to read our full disclaimer to understand what we mean by this.To read our full disclaimer, please click on the following link

https://medicaldialogues.in/disclaimer/

Privacy

We remind you that any message can be read, used, reproduced and cited by all. You do not have the possibility to erase or edit your own comments. You can contact us with your request to edit and remove your comment or simply drop us a email at info@medicaldialogues.in

Please read our Full privacy policy 

Messages/Comment standards

There are few simple guidelines that we expect all participants in reader comments on medicaldialogues.in to abide by.

We acknowledge criticism of the articles we publish, but will not allow misrepresentation of Medical Dialogues or personal attacks on our journalists to be published on our website.

We welcome debate and dissent, but personal attacks on individuals or on other site users will not be tolerated. If you find yourself involved in a discussion which is becoming increasingly heated, consider walking away from it rather than getting drawn into comments that might breach our guidelines.

In line with this, we will not tolerate racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia or contributions that could be interpreted as such. We will also remove any content that others might find offensive or threatening; so please try to keep a reasonable tone.

We will consider curtailing conversations that descend into partisanship or generalizations, so please keep it relevant.

We appreciate Honesty from our moderators as well as commentors. By using the Medical Dialogues  comments section, you agree to post information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and is of your personal experience.

If the information you post is not personal experience, we request you to provide sources (references, etc.) whenever it is relevant and possible. All statements about statistics, data, studies and new advancement in medicine should have trustworthy sources.

We expect commercial posters to identify themselves and their interests if they are making points in which they have a commercial interest, and we will remove any posts that are blatantly advertising or spam-like. Comments with external links, and banners are automatically removed from our system.

This site is intended for health professionals, no information on this site should be construed as Medical Advice.

The views expressed in comments published on medicaldialogues.in are those of the comment writer\'s alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Medical Dialogues Group or its staff.

All comments are automatically dated

Moderating and removing user generated material/comments

Our moderators consist of our members of our editorial team, who oversees the comments posted on the articles within a span of 48 hours.

As a general rule, we will remove, rather than edit, comments that breach our community rules, that we think are legally problematic, or that have been complained about or flagged.

We provide “report” functionality for users who wish to draw our attention to breaches of the community rules, or to issue a notice of complaint. If you spot something problematic, please let us know. You can also let us know by dropping an email at info@medicaldialogues.in. Medical Dialogues team reserves the right to remove any such comments without notifying the original poster that their comments have been removed

Participants who persistently or wilfully ignore the community standards in the comments section, participation guidelines or terms and conditions will have their posting privileges for reader comments either suspended or withdrawn. Again, the website manager’s decision is final in the suspension or withdrawal of such privileges.

In short:

Act with maturity and consideration for other users, and you should have no problems. Help to make this an intelligent place for discussion and it will be.

A useful rule of thumb is – don’t do anything daft.

If you have suggestions or questions about any aspect of comments on medicaldialogues.in, you can write to info@medicaldialogues.in.