Comment Policy

Last updated: December 12, 2017

Welcome to the National NSSLHA Blog, which features the different perspectives of pre-professionals in the fields of audiology; speech-language pathology; and speech, language, and hearing research. National NSSLHA members and invited guests will write original posts, but the National NSSLHA Blog is open to the public, so comments may be made by non-members.

National NSSLHA staff will maintain and monitor the blog, including comments, but the nature of the conversations reflect members’ and others’ own thoughts. National NSSLHA requests that you respect a few basic rules to ensure that everyone has a pleasant user experience. This policy defines the conduct for people writing comments on the National NSSLHA Blog. Our Terms of Use provide the overall agreement for using the National NSSLHA website, including this blog. This document is subject to change at National NSSLHA’s sole discretion. National NSSLHA reserves the right to modify the content, features, and functionality of the blog, and to limit or deny access to all or part of the blog or site for any reason, without prior notice.

All Rights Reserved

Comments are moderated. Comments may be reviewed prior to posting on the National NSSLHA Blog. National NSSLHA, the blog administrator, contributor, editor, and/or author reserve the right to edit, delete, move, refuse to post, or mark as spam any and all comments. They also have the right to block any individual or group from commenting.

Hold Harmless

All comments within this blog are the responsibility of the commenter, not the blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, or author. By submitting a comment on this blog, you agree that the comment content is your own. You further agree to hold National NSSLHA, the National NSSLHA Blog, and all affiliates and representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability. All comments are submitted on a non-confidential and non-proprietary basis.

Comment Form Guidelines

You must provide a legitimate email address. You may use either your real name or a nickname. Comments using keywords, spam, or splog-like URLs, or suspicious information in the comment form, will be edited, refused, or deleted.

Commenter Privacy and Protection

While a legitimate email address is required for commenting, they are not published on the blog. They may be used by the blog owner to privately contact the commenter. Please do not include in any comment or post any email address, postal address, phone numbers, and any private and personal information, as such information posted in any comment may be deleted to protect the privacy of the commenter or individual to whom the information pertains.

Blogger Response

Comments on this blog will be responded to primarily in direct response to the comment. A blogger can respond to a blog comment privately via email or other communication method or seek clarification before responding to the comment. Leaving a comment does not ensure that the blogger will address or answer that comment; replies to comments will be made at the blogger’s discretion.

Language and Manners

Comments which include offensive or inappropriate language, or considered by the blog owner and administrator to be rude and offensive, for any or no reason, will be edited or deleted, in their sole discretion.

A Comment in Conversation

A comment which does not add value to the conversation or goes off on an inappropriate tangent may be edited, moved, or deleted. No personal attacks are permitted. You may question or argue the content, but not attack the blogger, nor any other commenters. Failure to respect fellow participants on this blog could result in comment removal and blocked access.

What to Do if Your Comment Does Not Appear

If you leave a comment and it does not appear in a reasonable time period, please contact National NSSLHA through the Contact Us form.

Commenters Blocked

Anyone who violates this Comment Policy may be blocked from future access and/or commenting on this blog.

United States

The National NSSLHA website and blog are published in, and subject to the jurisdiction of, the United States, and is directed at and approved for distribution to residents of the United States.


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