Community Rules

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Abide by Our Rules


By participating in the discussion boards, you agree to abide by DoctorOz.com's Community Rules, Terms of Service,  and Privacy Policy. If we become aware that a member has violated the Terms of Service, Community Rules or other posted DoctorOz.com policies, that member's account may be immediately and permanently suspended, without warning or other notice. 

Everyone is welcome to participate by posting their comments, but we reserve the right to limit the number of comments any one user may post on a given topic, so as not to discourage others from participating

Age Requirement


Online safety is of the utmost importance at DoctorOz.com. For this reason, you must be 18 years old or older to participate in the discussion boards. 

No Personal Information


For the safety and privacy of DoctorOz.com's Members, please do not post or solicit personal information such as phone numbers, addresses, social security numbers, last names (you may use last initials), medical, financial, license plates, email addresses or any other private information about yourself or others.

No Obscene or Hateful Language


We don't allow obscene, hateful, profane, racist, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable language or material in any of our online discussions, videos, or comments. Further, you may not harass, insult, defame, slander, abuse or threaten another person. We suggest you discontinue any conversation that makes you uncomfortable. 

No Solicitations or Advertisements


You may not post any content for commercial purposes. This includes advertisements for your business, the latest get-rich-quick scheme, solicitations for a charity and spam. Unfortunately, it is impossible to verify the validity of each and every organization that solicits donations; therefore, in an effort to protect DoctorOz.com Members from fraud, we must prohibit solicitations for charities.

No Illegal Activity


You may not suggest or encourage illegal or violent activity. DoctorOz.com will assist law enforcement officials.

Personal Advice


Any advice or information provided on DoctorOz.com is of a general nature. This website is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always check with an appropriate licensed professional before relying on, taking or not taking action based upon the advice or information provided on DoctorOz.com. Please keep in mind that Members may claim expertise or status (legal, medical, etc.) that they do not, in fact, possess. Thoughtful discretion should be given to all advice found on the site. If you are experiencing a medical emergency or feel that you need immediate assistance, click here

Register One Username


You may not create more than one username. It is confusing to other Members and does not help in building a trustworthy community.

English Language


All public postings must be made in English. 

Truthful and Accurate Information


Please only post content that is truthful, accurate and not misleading.

Authorized Postings


It is inappropriate to post content that infringes upon or violates the copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. You must have copyright ownership of all content you post or the necessary rights from the copyright owner to post such content in our discussion boards. By posting content, you are certifying that you have the permission of everyone who has contributed to or is incorporated in the content. If there are any individuals under the age of 18 in any photos, videos or other content that you post, you certify that you are their parent or legal guardian of any such minor and have the legal right to consent on his or her behalf to incorporate their appearance in the content. You further certify that the content you post does not contain the full name, physical address, email address, telephone number or social security number of any minor.

Post at Your Own Risk


You participate in the discussion boards at your own risk. DoctorOz.com takes no responsibility for the content or opinions posted. You take full responsibility for any and all use under your account and username, regardless of whether you've authorized it.

Post a Message Only Once


Good manners online mean that you don't post the same message more than once. Duplicate posts will be removed and members are subject to a Moderator warning.

All Posts Are Subject to Review


While we do not review all material posted and are under no obligation to do so, we reserve the right to accept, reject or remove any postings, including those that are off-subject, not in English or that contain personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity, impersonations, advertising or that violate the DoctorOz.com Community Rules or Terms of Service.

Report a Problem


If you feel that someone in the discussion boards or comments are behaving in an inappropriate manner, please let us know. Just click on the Flag icon located next to the posting or user video. A DoctorOz.com moderator will look into the problem. 

Technical Problems


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