Guidelines for the use of social media
These guidelines aim to provide helpful and practical advice – and also to protect ESGE’s social media users and ESGE. These guidelines apply to ESGE’s networking sites Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and the ESGE community applications on the ESGE website.
If a person chooses to participate in online publishing it is his or her own decision. It is in ESGE’s interest to participate in this sphere of information in order to:
Learn – we believe in the importance of open exchange and learning between ESGE and its members and are aware of the rapidly growing segment of user‐generated web content, social web applications and networking. These are important emerging areas for engagement and learning.
Contribute – ESGE makes important contributions in the field of Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery and science and to public dialogue. We understand the concept of community, where an environment of transparent sharing, connecting and helping exists.
Add value – ESGE believes in providing worthwhile information and perspective. ESGE is best represented by its members. Everything users publish on ESGE’s media platforms may reflect badly on ESGE and as such it is your responsibility to only publish things that add value to the community, improves knowledge and skills, builds a sense of community and is directly or indirectly in line with ESGE’s mission and objectives.
ESGE embraces networking technologies such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to encourage users to participate in this open dialogue and to inform themselves. ESGE supports the open dialogue and the exchange of ideas. These social networking sites are primarily platforms for communication and relationship development among individuals. ESGE believes that users can benefit from this dialogue and from the exchange of different perspectives. Individuals can share their insights, express their opinions and share their information in the context of a globally distributed conversation.
When ESGE wishes to speak publicly as an organization it has well established means to do so. Only the officially designated people have the authority do speak on behalf of ESGE. Executive and Advisory Board Members of ESGE have a special responsibility when using ESGE’s social network sites. By virtue of their position, they must consider if personal thoughts they publish may be misunderstood as being expressed as ESGE’s position. Social network sites are not the place to communicate ESGE’s internal matters or policies.
ESGE monitors its social media platforms and reserves the right to bar or exclude any user who does not comply with below guidelines.