This document serves as the social media policy for the Academy of Laser Dentistry. This policy is a work in progress and will evolve as new social media resources and technologies emerge. As it pertains to this policy, "social media" refers to blogs, microblogs, podcasts, wikis, social networks, virtual worlds, and all emerging and as-yet-undiscovered social technologies.
The ALD’s use of social media is increasingly important given the rapid evolution of these tools. Staying relevant to our respective audience means, in part, that we must stay current on emerging technologies. Our interest in participating in social media is to develop and enhance relationships with members and stakeholders involved in the laser dentistry profession.
Be Generous: I agree to share ideas and content that adds value and does not engage in sales oriented contributions.
Be Thoughtful: I agree to participate in discussions and post resources in a professional manner. Postings and contributions will be monitored and inappropriate content will be removed.
Be Transparent: I agree to honor the privacy rights of others and will not post copyrighted material without the owner’s expressed permission. I also agree to honor the privacy rights of others by not collecting members’ e-mail addresses or phone numbers for the purpose of engaging in sales oriented messaging.
Be Accurate and Truthful: I agree to represent my association or company accurately. I know that I am legally liable for anything that I write or present online.
Here are a few generally accepted guidelines to consider when using social media.
In summary, post responsibly and respectfully. Share resources, insights, opinions and advice with your online community and ask the same of them.
If you discover the comments in online communications sites and you believe these comments should be addressed, contact the main office of the Academy of Laser Dentistry by phone 954-346-3776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any questions or issues associated with this policy should be directed to the ALD Executive Director’s office by phone 954-346-3776 or email email@example.com.
Many thanks to Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA), whose social media policy served as an inspiration for this document.