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Comment Policy

This blog provides a forum to discuss different physical activity outreach and promotion strategies. We encourage your comments! Your ideas and concerns are important to ensure that a broad range of persons interested in promoting physical activity are active and informed participants in the discussion.

This is a moderated blog and we expect that participants will treat each other with respect. All comments are reviewed before posting. Note that we will not post:

  • Comments that contain vulgar language; personal attacks of any kind; or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups of any kind
  • Comments that are spam, are clearly off topic, that promote services or products, or that make unsupported accusations
  • Comments that address Federal health policies, programs, and resource allocations as these areas are the responsibility of each implementing Federal agency
  • Comments that contain links. Should a comment that has a link in it be able to be approved, the link contained in the comment will be removed and the comment will be approved. If a link is removed from a comment, it will be communicated to the public by adding the language "link removed" into the comment.

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 effectively, we will review comments and post them from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST., Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends or holidays will be read and posted as early as possible the next business day.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment.

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Media Policy

Reporters are asked to send questions to the HHS Media Office at media@hhs.gov and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted or answered.

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Privacy Policy

This blog does not gather information about you, other than information automatically collected and stored (see below), when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will not share or sell any personal information obtained from users with any other organization or government agency except as required by law. Please view our complete Privacy and Security Policy.

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Medical Information Policy

It is not the intention of ODPHP or HHS to provide medical advice to people about their personal health, but rather to provide information that helps people improve their health and their communities. As a best practice, ODPHP and HHS encourage individuals to talk with a qualified physician who can diagnose problems and answer personal medical questions.

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Copyright Policy

Government information presented on the Be Active Your Way Blog is in the public domain. Public domain information may be freely distributed and copied, but please link to us and acknowledge us as the source, so more people can find our blog. All HHS-generated images are in the public domain and can be freely reused; again, we always appreciate being credited as the source. However, we also use illustrations, photographs, or other resources contributed or licensed by private sources, companies, or organizations that may be protected by copyright laws. In these cases, please request permission for reuse directly from the source/copyright holder. Materials downloaded from ODPHP and HHS cannot be used to misrepresent the Agency or to imply that ODPHP or HHS endorses any commercial or private product, service, or activity.

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Disclaimer of Endorsement and Linking Policy

Although this is an HHS-sponsored blog, please remember that HHS and this blog do not endorse the organizations our recurring contributors and guest bloggers represent. The views of any non-federal blogger in this space do not necessarily represent the views of HHS.

This blog includes 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. Such links are indicated by our standard exit icon (External Link) and disclaimer.

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.

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

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

HHS and this blog cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. 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.

HHS and this blog are not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked Web sites.

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

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

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