ViaCord Blog Rules and Policies:
Our blog only works if there is a two-way dialogue. We encourage you to leave comments, ask questions and share your own experiences. We want these conversations to be meaningful. We respectfully ask that you keep your comments relevant to the subjects covered and don’t post comments that are inappropriate or offensive. No profanity, spam or shameless plugs, please. At this time we will review all posts before they are published and we may need to edit some from time to time. We expect to receive a mix of responses and are committed to publishing both positive and negative comments. For a more detailed list of the ViaCord Blog “do’s & don’ts” please continue reading.
The following rules and policies apply to the items that we will post:
- This website and associated blog does not provide medical advice. The site information contained is general in nature and is intended for use as an educational tool and reference.While it is the intention of ViaCord to provide information and data from well-respected experts in the rapidly-advancing field of stem cell therapy, including stem cell collection, science, processing and transplantation, you should be aware that the information we provide is for educational purposes only and should not be used for diagnosing or treating health problems or diseases. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you desire or need such services or advice, you should consult a professional healthcare provider.
- The purpose of the website and associated blog is to provide insights on cord blood banking, stem cell research and treatments, and pregnancy and family health. ViaCord prefers to keep the topics related to the purpose of the blog. Commenters agree not to post any content that contains business solicitations of any type. ViaCord may offer links to some other websites. While many of these links will be to websites with whom we have no commercial or other relationship, some links will be to sites where we have purchased advertisements.
- Although we believe in the hope and promise of cord blood banking and anticipate that cord blood transplantation will be used to treat an increasing number of disorders, we do not guarantee that cord blood is useful for the treatment of any particular disorder, or that your banked unit will be useful or viable for transplantation. The appropriate use of your cord blood is a matter for your physicians to determine.
- These communications will not focus on, but may include discussions concerning cord blood banking. To the extent that cord blood banking is mentioned, our focus is on the ViaCord offering, therefore we will not post or comment on our competitors’ offerings, however there may be discussions on public cord blood banking and private cord blood banking, in general.
- Commenters are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane content. Commenters are also asked to refrain from posting any content that contains personal information or that violates the privacy of any other individual or entity or anything that the commenter is under a contractual obligation to keep private or confidential.
- Any content that is transmitted to the website will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.
- Although ViaCord may review postings to the blog, ViaCord is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any postings, including links to other sites, or for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any information within the postings or linked websites. ViaCord assumes no responsibility or liability for any actions or communications by commenters or any unrelated third party within or outside of this blog.
- There is no guarantee that cord blood will provide a cure or be a suitable treatment option for that child or a sibling. Transplant success is dependent upon many factors including disease type, patient condition, recipient-donor relationship and matching, and more. Use will be determined by a physician. Cord blood use for emerging treatments is experimental. Medical treatments using family banked cord tissue are not available today; there is no guarantee that therapies will be developed in the future.