Community Guidelines

As well as agreeing to our terms & conditions, disclaimer and privacy policy, we would like you to agree to follow the guidelines below. These guidelines are intended to ensure that we treat other members of the community fairly and with respect. Our opinions and experiences vary greatly and we need to be understanding of that.

Account guidelines

ONE ACCOUNT:

You agree you will register only ONE account. If you have trouble with your log-in or password, CONTACT US rather than registering again. Posts may be merged at the discretion of our administration for any member with two or more user accounts. 

UPLOADING PHOTOS:

You agree that you will upload only photos that are deemed appropriate for public viewing. Photos are limited in size to 9.5MB. You will only upload photos in which you are the copyright owner. If the photo includes someone other than you, you will secure permission from all other people in the photo prior to uploading.

Your Activity

SUPPORT NOT MEDICAL ADVICE:

You agree that you will refrain from posting “medical advice”. Please offer support and “my experience” only not medical advice. 

MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS:

You agree, if you are a medical professional, you are registering for support for your personal pelvic health needs. You agree, as such, that you may not offer medical advice unless you are willing to provide full name, license information, contact information and assume all legal liability for posted content. We encourage medical professionals to participate only as “women supporting women” and to be cautious in representing themselves as medical professionals. Medical professionals are welcome to go to the SPECIALIST DIRECTORY to create a listing where our members can find them and request their services.

SUPPORT ON THE TALK-TANKS:

You agree to keep support offers within the public confines of the posts and threads. You may not ask the members to send email (or Facebook or Twitter) to you for support issues. Public message boards provide that many will receive support even when simply browsing.

SPECIALISTS INFO:

You agree you will not list specialist names, addresses, phone numbers, websites (including social media platforms) in the public forums. Recommendations for specific can be made  in private messages. You also have the opportunity to rate your specialist within the SPECIALIST DIRECTORY. This will ensure that many can benefit from your honest and fair recommendations.

ON THE SUBJECT OF MESH:

There are many platforms that ban “mesh bashing” and forbid users from sharing their experience. You are free to share your personal experiences with mesh. Bear in mind that the mesh debate rages on with many having strong opinions for and against. You agree to respect that opinions will differ and accept opposing opinions can exist simultaneously. 

STAY ON TOPIC:

You agree to keep discussions on topic understanding that discussions off topic and out of the bounds of our community may be removed or closed in keeping with the intent of Theflowerempowere.com 

INAPPROPRIATE WORD USAGE:

You agree you will not attempt to bypass the website’s censor by misspelling inappropriate words.

BE SENSITIVE TO OTHERS:

Pelvic floor dysfunction has some very embarrassing symptoms. Bear in mind the suffering of others and remember to keep compassion close to hand. You agree you will be sensitive to others who share this forum.

DOCUMENTATION:

You agree to provide reputable, verifiable sources for statements of medical fact that are not common knowledge, especially as regards discussions about treatments for medical conditions and similar topics. This ensures visitors receive up-to-date, accurate information on these topics. 

DEFAMATION AND HARASSMENT:

You agree that you will not use any of our website features to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. 

NON DISCRIMINATION:

You agree that you will not make derogatory comments about any person based on religion, race, gender, etc.

RESPONSIBILITY IN POSTING:

You agree that you will assume all responsibility for postings under your username/IP. Although this website tries to remove posts that are not appropriate or are medically inaccurate, Theflowerempowered.com will not be held liable for posts that are inaccurate, unsound.

Administration Prerogatives

MOVING POSTS:

You agree that the staff of Theflowerempowered.com may move your post from one talk-tank to another for the sole purpose of providing you with the best possible support for your needs. You agree you will not post duplicate content or cross-post (posting the same message in more than talk-tank).

SUICIDE MENTIONS/THREATS:

You agree that the staff of Theflowerempowered.com may remove your post or close any thread containing a mention or a threat of suicide. If you are feeling suicidal you are encouraged to call 112/911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room. For liability reasons, Theflowerempowered.com discourages personal contact with members posting suicide threats.

EDITING DISCUSSION/THREAD TITLES:

You agree that the staff of Theflowerempowered.com may edit thread titles for the purpose of content clarity, adding to the navigational help of visitors looking for specific information.

DISABLING/EDITING OF POSTS/USERS:

You agree that the staff of Theflowerempowered.com may edit/remove the posts and/or disable the account of any member who does not comply with these community guidelines or any reason deemed appropriate by the administration for the good of the community and its safety. Requests for removal will entail removing personal data, location, pictures, etc,. to protect the privacy of the person but the member account will remain intact because of the nature of the threading of posts within the database.

PUBLIC DISAGREEMENTS WITH ADMINISTRATION/STAFF OR GUIDELINES:

You agree that if you disagree with Theflowerempowered.com Terms & Conditions, Disclaimer,  Privacy Policy or the action of a staff member, you will not post public arguments or disagreements nor attempt to petition the owner/administration to change policy through posts, polls, email or any other service found within the Theflowerempowered.com. If you disagree, you may respectfully email [email protected]

Advertising

SOLICITATIONS (SPAM):

You agree not to invite, solicit or coerce others to visit other websites through posts, email, PM, use of Theflowerempowered.com membership list or any other resource within this Website. Advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate to post, send through PM, email or any other feature of the Theflowerempowered.com website.

SOLICITATIONS/INTERVIEW/DATA GATHERING

You agree not to use the message boards, membership list, PM as a way to gather data, research, request interviews without permission of the owner of Theflowerempowered.com. Email [email protected] for permission and additional information.

DEACTIVATION OF THE WEBSITE

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website, or any part or portion, with or without notice to you. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Website, or any part or portion. Nothing in these Terms of Service shall be construed to obligate us to maintain and support the Website.

THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT INTEND TO TAKE THE PLACE OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR DOCTOR OR OTHER SPECIALIST.