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The WHO Nursing and Midwifery Global Community of Practice is an online community for nurses and midwives around the world to come together to share initiatives and experiences, and to learn from experts from the different fields that have an impact on the global health agenda.
It has 3 main objectives (the “Purposes”):
This interactive platform will host live debates and discussions and provide opportunities for specialty groups to develop actions and activities with partners from all over the world.
Through the development of this global community of nurses and midwives, we hope to provide a forum for motivation and inspiration that will strengthen our shared commitment to Universal Health Coverage and Health for All.
The Platform is intended for the use of registered users (who shall be nurses and midwives around the world) for the Purposes as defined above. The content within the Platform is intended for the internal use of registered users only and may not be disclosed, shared, distributed or transmitted to persons outside the user community, or duplicated, republished, reused for presentation or used in any other way, including for advertising or commercial purposes, without the prior written consent of WHO.
The views expressed on the Platform are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of WHO.
Although all reasonable precautions have been taken to verify the content contained on the Platform, in no event shall WHO be responsible for the accuracy of information posted by any user on the Platform. WHO makes no warranties or representations regarding the completeness or accuracy of any content posted on the Platform and shall not be held liable for any damages whatsoever as a result of its use or application. The responsibility for the interpretation and use of the content lies with the reader and/or user. WHO reserves the right to make updates and changes to posted content without notice and accepts no liability for any errors or omissions in this regard.
WHO accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any inaccurate advice or information that may be posted on the Platform or referred to in sources reached via links or other external references to the content of the Platform.
The Platform may contain links to resources on external websites. WHO is not responsible for the accuracy or content of any external link. The presence of any resource or external link on the Platform does not imply that the resource, or its author or entity, is endorsed or recommended by the World Health Organization. These links are provided for convenience only.
The designations employed and the presentation of content on the Platform, including maps and other illustrative materials, do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of WHO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delineation of frontiers and borders. Dotted lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.
The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by WHO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Errors and omissions excepted, the names of proprietary products are distinguished by initial capital letters.
We want our community to be a place that fosters engagements that build trust and co-operation. This helps us all to be free to seek and provide what we came to this community to achieve.
1. I will be respectful and courteous
As a community member, I recognise that respectful and courteous behaviour creates a healthy and vibrant environment which we all benefit from. I will treat other members, including those I disagree with, with the respect and kindness that I appreciate from others.
Be mindful of what others may find unacceptable according to their local customs.
Please refrain from:
2. I will take care over the content I post
I recognise that not all content is suitable for this community and some might cause offence and be harmful to others.
Please do not post content that is:
3. I won’t spam other members
The Website provides many features that allow users to interact with one another, including private messages. Please don’t use these tools to spam or to other members. Spamming is to send unsolicited communications promoting yourself or your agenda to many people. hoping that one will respond. or phishing
Please refrain from spamming or phishing activity which includes:
4. I will use private messages to contact members about nursing and midwifery professional matters only
When sending a message to another community professional, please follow these guidelines:
5. I will get intentionally involved
I will intentionally participate in conversations and groups I am interested in. When joining conversations and groups, I will get involved in a manner that makes the most sense for me and my time commitment.
What does intentional involvement look like?
6. I will give what I expect to receive
In order to benefit from the community, I know that I should strive to give back what I expect in return - answering questions, sharing experiences, and participating in events.
If you encounter a post or comment that violates these guidelines, please click on the three dots at the top right of the post and click "Report This Content". After you report content, our Community Team will review the post and take the appropriate action. If a post or account is detrimental to The NMGCOP, we reserve the right to remove them without warning.
If you are not sure but feel something isn’t right you can also write to us at [email protected]
After reviewing the incident, the NMGCOP will do one or more of the following:
Have more questions? Please write to us at [email protected]
What information does NMCGOP collect?
Normal web site usage
In general, you can browse the public NMCGOP site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.
Personally identifiable and contact information
If you register with the NMCGOP site in order to gain access to closed contents including the discussion forum, you will be asked to provide personal identifying information such as your name, institutional affiliation and job title, and contact information such as e-mail address. We will also ask you to identify your areas of interest. This information will be collected only with your knowledge and permission, and will be stored securely in the NMCGOP database and mailing lists. Your information will not be distributed for any purpose. You may choose to share your contact information with other NMCGOP members.
Information provided during discussions
Information that you provide during discussions will be available to other members of the discussion group and to NMCGOP administration. Most discussions will be available to any NMGCOP member who lists the subject material as an interest. Some discussions may be restricted to specific groups as determined by the NMGCOP Moderator or Discussion Group leader.
You will be responsible for your contributions to discussions, therefore:
To maintain the quality and consistency of the contents in compliance with the NMGCOP policy and the advisory group guidance, NMGCOP moderator and Discussion Group leaders may remove or modify messages that do not respect the above mentioned rules. In the event that you find another member’s submission to be offensive, you may report this to the NMGCOP moderator or discussion Group leader who will determine whether the material should be removed or modified.
In no event shall the NMCGOP or the World Health Organization (WHO) as the NMGCOP secretariat be responsible for the accuracy of information posted by you or other members on the NMGCOP site or liable for any negative consequences arising from the participation in NMGCOP or the use of the website contents.
What does NMGCOP do with the information it collects?
Normal web site usage
The information gathered during general browsing of the NMGCOP site will be used to analyse trends and usage of the NMGCOP and to improve the usefulness of the site. It will not be connected with any personal information.
Personally identifiable information
NMGCOP may use the personal information you provide to:
What if I don’t want to provide personal information?
Providing personal information on the NMGCOP site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the public NMGCOP site, but you will not be able to log into the site for browsing the closed contents such as documents shared with NMGCOP members, or joining in the discussion forum.
Opting out and changing your information
At any time, you may cancel your membership or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information and contacting the NMGCOP moderator. If you change your institution/organisation affiliation, the NMGCOP administrators should be notified by you or your institution/organisation.
All our NMGCOP administrators who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.
The NMGCOP site contains links to sites external to the NMGCOP. NMCGOP and WHO are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
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