Social Media Disclosure - Riobe Institute of Integrative Medicine

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The following describes the Social Media Disclosure for our RiobeIntegrativeMedicine.com website.

Social Media Issue

We live in an interesting time when privacy rights are championed alongside an unprecedented voluntary willingness of people to share their most intimate and superfluous life details with the world, even in places such as our RiobeIntegrativeMedicine.com website.  While apparently benign on the surface, the dangers of unrestrained public disclosure of sensitive information is beginning to surface.

Key social media players are being sued for unauthorized or abusive use/misuse of personal information.  Failure to protect and warn are likely going to be focal factors.  Lawsuits are filed seeking damages for statements held to be responsible for people’s death or suicide.  Bloggers presuming to operate under an unfettered freedom of speech or greater latitude offered to members of the press are losing civil cases for defamation, slander, libel, and so on.

As social media rapidly advances to allow more technologically sophisticated and easy dissemination, the simultaneous fallout of revelation without boundaries is mounting.  Thus, a sober approach to the benefits of social media, while sidestepping the perils of imprudent disclosure, can facilitate an enjoyable online experience, without the consequences of excess, in settings such as our own RiobeIntegrativeMedicine.com website.

Presence/Scope of Social Media

You should assume that social media is in use on our RiobeIntegrativeMedicine.com website.  A simple click of a button to endorse a person, product, or service is building a cumulative profile about you, which you should always assume can be discovered by others.  Attempting to share a website with someone, whether by direct press of a button or else by email forwarding facilitated on a website, you should assume that this may not stop with the intended recipient, and that this can generate information about you that could be seen by a veritable infinite number of people.  Such a domino effect could initiate right here on our RiobeIntegrativeMedicine.com website.

Something as simple as a blog comment provides the opportunity for knee-jerk reactions that can become public and may not truly represent a position (at least in strength or severity) that you might hold after a period of more reasoned contemplation.  You should also note that the ease of accessing one site through the login credentials of another, or the use of a global login for access to multiple sites can accumulate  a dossier on you and your online behavior that may reveal more information to unintended parties than you might realize or want.  Any or all of these features could exist on our RiobeIntegrativeMedicine.com website at one time or another.

These few examples illustrate some possible ways that social media can exist, though it is not an exhaustive list and new technologies will render this list outdated quickly.  The objective is to realize the reach of social media, its widespread presence on websites in various forms (including this website), and develop a responsible approach to using it.

Protecting Others

You should recognize the fact that divulgences made in and on social media platforms on this website and others are rarely constrained just to you.  Disclosures are commonly made about group matters that necessarily affect and impact other people.  Other disclosures are expressly about third parties, sometimes with little discretion.  What can appear funny in one moment can be tragic in the next.  And a subtle “public” retaliation can have lifetime repercussions.

Ideal use of social media on our website would confine your disclosures primarily to matters pertaining to you, not others.  If in doubt, it’s best to err on the side of non-disclosure.  It’s doubtful the disclosure is so meaningful that it cannot be offset by the precaution of acting to protect the best interests of someone who is involuntarily being exposed by your decision to disclose something on our RiobeIntegrativeMedicine.com website (or another).

Protecting Yourself

You should likewise pause to consider the long-term effects of a split-second decision to publicly share private information about yourself on our RiobeIntegrativeMedicine.com website.  Opinions, likes, dislikes, preferences, and otherwise can change.  Openly divulging perspectives that you hold today, may conflict with your developing views into the futures.  Yet, the “new you” will always stand juxtaposed against the prior declarations you made that are now concretized as part of your public profile.  While the contents of your breakfast may hold little long-term impact, other data likewise readily shared can have consequences that could conceivably impact your ability to obtain certain employment or hinder other life experiences and ambitions.

As with sharing information about other people, extreme caution should be used before revealing information about yourself.  If in doubt, it’s likely best not to do it.  The short term gain, if any, could readily be outweighed by later consequences.  Finally, you should note that we are not responsible for removing content once shared, and we may not be able to do so.

Restrictions on Use of Social Media Data

You, as a visitor to our RiobeIntegrativeMedicine.com website, are not permitted to “mine” social media or other platforms contained herein for personal information related to others.  Even where people have publicly displayed data, you should not construe that as though you have the liberty to capture, reproduce, or reuse that information.  Any use of social media or related platforms on our website are for interactive use only, relevant only during the website visit.

Accuracy of Social Media Data

As any social media platform is built on user-generated content, you should consider this fact in seeking to determine the authenticity of anything you read.  We are not responsible for verifying any user-generated content for accuracy.  A best practices policy would be to view all such content as strictly opinion, not fact.

Potential Issues of Liability

You should also be mindful of the fact that your words could trigger liability for harm caused to others.  While you have the right to free speech, you do not have the right to damage other people.  Under basic principles of tort law, you are always responsible, personally, for situations where either:

  1. you were required to act, but did not (i.e. – some “duty of care”)
  2. your were required to refrain from acting, but did not (i.e. – slander, defamation, etc.)

These “sins of omission and commission” could cause problems for you, irrespective of whether you assert you are conducting business under the guise of one or more business entities.  Illegal and unethical conduct, when done in the name of a corporation or LLC, is still illegal and unethical conduct.  As it is rarely part of a business plan to engage in illegal and unethical conduct, you are doubtfully operating in any official capacity, but rather, perhaps, leveraging that capacity to effectuate personal wrongdoing.  You should consult a licensed attorney if you wish legal advice as to the (potential) ramification of your situation or legal problems stemming from this website or another.

CHANGE NOTICE: As with any of our administrative and legal notice pages, the contents of this page can and will change over time.  Accordingly, this page could read differently as of your very next visit.  These changes are necessitated, and carried out by RiobeIntegrativeMedicine.com, in order to protect you and our RiobeIntegrativeMedicine.com website.  If this page is important to you, you should check back frequently as no other notice of changed content will be provided either before or after the change takes effect.

COPYRIGHT WARNING: The legal notices and administrative pages on this website, including this one, have been diligently drafted by an attorney.  We at RiobeIntegrativeMedicine.com have paid to license the use of these legal notices and administrative pages on RiobeIntegrativeMedicine.com for your protection and ours.  This material may not be used in any way for any reason and unauthorized use is policed via Copyscape to detect violators.

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/CONCERNS: If you have any questions about the contents of this page, or simply wish to reach us for any other reason, you may do so by using our Contact information.

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Testimonials

  • “I was always interested in natural health…hate medications, prescriptions. I came in originally because my hormones were out of whack! I was grouchy, hated the world.I knew something was wrong. My hormones are better now.  My husband even thanked Dr Riobe for helping me.” Any recommendations to improve our concierge program?  “No. It’s perfect!”

    Renee C, concierge member
    Jensen Beach, Florida 2019
    RIIM Client for over 5 years,
  • "I have direct access to Marlene and Dr.Riobe. It helps to keep me on track plus if I have a question about a supplement I don’t have to wait 6 months to get an appt to ask if it’s okay for me – with other doctors you have to wait but with this program I can stay right on top of my health and get the answers I need! Our health is something that we have to stay on top of everyday so it’s important to get answers.  It’s quick fast immediate attention to my health concerns – love it!" Any recommendations to improve our concierge program? “Just duplicate Dr.Riobe in other states to help other people in need – Dr.Riobe is excellent!”

    Debbie S, concierge member
    Palm City, Florida
    RIIM Client for over 8 years,
  • "I’ve been a patient for over 7 years! She is fantastic. I am a Retired RN and very holistic/organic. I was looking for integrative doctor to help me and was happy she was in Stuart. Now I have to drive to Jupiter, but oh well, it’s worth it!” “I have seen a big improvement in my health. I love having the direct access to Dr. Riobe!” Any recommendations to improve our concierge program? “No. I think it’s great!”

    Marilyn M, concierge member
    Palm City, Florida
    RIIM Client for over 7 years,
  • "My mother in law in really big into nutrition and health so she also recommended that I reach out to an integrative doctor plus I've always been a huge fan of natural health/holistic medicine.  I had tingling in my feet, legs and hands.  After going to multiple doctors, they couldn’t tell me why I was having this pain and I’ve always been active, so it didn’t make sense.  I’m glad Barbara referred me to Dr. Riobe because she ran tests and found out I was deficient in vitamins and had poor absorption.” “Treatment is definitely helping and I’m feeling better!”

    Deanne L, concierge member
    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
    RIIM Client for less than 1 year,
  • “My daughter recommended Dr. Riobe...because traditional medicine wasn't working for my chronic migraine headaches.  I was getting 15-20 per month.  It was ruining my life.  I couldn't get out of bed. I couldn't play with my grandson.  I was getting seizures.  Dr. Riobe gave me my life back! I can play with my precious grandson and go to dinner with my husband again.  I lost 30 pounds.  I'm so excited that I get to live my life again thanks to Dr. Riobe.”

    Barb B, concierge member
    Stuart, Florida
    RIIM Client for 1 year,
 

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