Blog Policies

Privacy Policy

This blog does not gather information about you–other than information automatically collected and stored when you visit our Web site–unless you choose to provide that information to us. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will not share or sell any personal information obtained from users with any other organization or government agency except as required by law. For more information, please view our complete Privacy and Security Policy.


Comment Policy

The purpose of this blog is to share information and to promote discussion about the Native Voices traveling exhibition and the NLM Healing Totem. We’re excited about the project and welcome your comments!

We also expect that you will treat each other with respect.

This is a moderated blog. All comments are reviewed before posting. We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting comments will occur only during regular business hours. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends or holidays will be read and posted as early as possible the next business day.

We will not post comments that contain or are:

  • Abusive or vulgar language
  • Personal attacks of any kind
  • Threatening or harassing language
  • Offensive terms that target specific age, ethnic, racial, religious, age or sex/gender orientation groups
  • Endorsements of political parties, candidates or groups
  • Spam
  • Unsupported accusations
  • Clearly off topic
  • Promotions of services or products (non-commercial links that are relevant to the blog post or comment are acceptable)
  • Links to outside URLs

For the benefit of robust discussion, please keep your comments on-topic. To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or e-mail addresses in the body of your comment.

Reporters are asked to send questions to the NLM through the normal channels (1.301.496.6308 and publicinfo@nlm.nih.gov) and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted or answered.


Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Endorsement

This blog may include useful hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations and individuals’ blogs. This blog provides these links and pointers solely for our users’ information and convenience.

When you select a link to an outside Web site, you are leaving this blog and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside Web site.

NLM and this blog do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked Web site.

NLM and this blog do not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.

NLM and this blog cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Those who provide comments are responsible for the copyright of the text they provide.

NLM and this blog are not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.

NLM and this blog do not guarantee that outside Web sites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

These views and posted comments do not necessarily reflect those of the NLM or the federal government.

Thank you.

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