Policies

1. Purpose

These Terms of Use are intended to make experience of the Careers of Substance website productive and effective for users and content originators. They apply to all users and content originators at all times.

2. News

The News and Announcements section is intended to share information related to development of the addictions workforce. Please comment to share your insights and add new information to further the discussion and support the field. Please present disagreements in a civil manner that encourages positive discussion. Comments are subject to approval by website administration.

This website is not a confidential* space. No confidential information about individuals (whether staff or clients) should be discussed.

*“Confidential” means any information about a person that would allow them to be identified with reasonable accuracy and speed, either directly or by reference to other information.

3. Calendar

The Careers of Substance calendar provides information about addictions workforce-related events.

To be included, events should be:

  1. Related to workforce development and/or addictions-related work, such as trainings, conferences, job fairs, recruitment, lectures
  2. Open to the public
  3. Sponsored in part by a not-for-profit, trade association or governmental entity (events solely sponsored by a for-profit corporation in promotion of a product of the corporation will not be accepted).

Events will be posted upon approval at the sole discretion of website administration.

4. Workspaces

This website is not a confidential* space. No confidential information about individuals (whether staff or clients) should be discussed.

  • It is each group member’s responsibility to watch over the Workspace. If members see any inappropriate comment, they should alert the group Administrator immediately.
  • By joining this group, members agree to share their email address with the group. Once an email is sent through the Contact form, the recipient will see the sender’s email address.
  • A Workspace is a private group, and conversations should stay within the group - do not copy and paste conversations into an email, or print them out.
  • Any member who does not follow these rules may be asked to leave the group, or may be removed from the group.

“Confidential” means any information about a person that would allow them to be identified with reasonable accuracy and speed, either directly or by reference to other information.

For example:

  • The person’s name, address, social security number, or record number;
  • Photographs or physical descriptions of the person;
  • Where the person lives, works, or spends time;
  • Names or descriptions of family members or other people they associate or work with;
  • Where these other people live, work or spend time.
  • When discussing a specific person, be as vague as possible:
    ACCEPTABLE: “A person I work with is struggling with another family member’s addiction and legal issues”
    NOT ACCEPTABLE “I work with a man whose brother was just arrested for possession in Northampton”

5. Privacy

Careers of Substance administrators will not intentionally release or sell the contact information left by users. Careers of Substance administrators may send an email to individuals to clarify comments, or to announce a change in the website. Some users voluntarily share information for the purpose of communicating with each other on Workspaces, or posting comments in the News section.

6. Accuracy of information

Although Careers of Substance contributors and administrators will try to keep information up to date and accurate, that is not always possible - content is provided on an “as is” basis.