These policies are followed by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, which maintains this website. Driving Healthy’s goal is to provide health information and best practices for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
We do not track individual users of this website. We do collect normal information about visits (such as what website referred you to Driving Healthy, how long you spend on each page, and what geographic region you are located in). This information does not personally identify you.
Visiting External Websites
Please read the Privacy Statement of each website you visit. Our website has links to several other websites, including government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and private organizations. Once you access another site through a link that we provide, you are subject to the Privacy Statement of the other organization’s site.
Social Media Policy
We encourage you to interact with other CMV drivers and to share your health and wellness related thoughts. Through your interactions with the site and with other CMV drivers, we hope that you will find the information that you need to take control of your health. To accomplish this goal, Driving Healthy uses third-party services including Facebook and Twitter to communicate and to foster discussions. These services are presented as separate websites (for example, Driving Healthy on Facebook) and as part of this website (for example, the Twitter feed). The Facebook and Twitter services are controlled and operated by third parties.
When you interact with Driving Healthy through these services, you may be providing third parties access to your personal information which can be used to distinguish or trace your identity. Any information collected by a third-party service is subject to the privacy policies of the third-party service provider. These third-party services may, for example, use persistent (multi-session) cookies. Additionally, since this website and the Facebook and Twitter pages can be viewed by anyone, use caution when posting personally identifiable information to these sites.
All interactions and posts to the Driving Healthy site should be made in a manner that is respectful of others. Therefore, you should be aware that Driving Healthy monitors and reviews publicly posted comments and posts.
Our policy is to accept the majority of comments and posts to our Facebook page and Twitter account. Driving Healthy will delete a comment if it violates the spirit of engagement by containing:
- Hate speech
- Profanity, nudity, or vulgarity
- Nudity in profile pictures
- Defamation to a person or people
- Name calling and/or personal attacks
- Comments whose main purpose are to sell a product
- Spam comments, such as the same comment posted repeatedly
- Other comments deemed inappropriate by the Driving Healthy administrators
Posts deemed inappropriate according to the above standards will be deleted. Repeated violations of the posting policy may result in the author being blocked from the site. Please be assured that the Driving Healthy administrators strive to delete inappropriate comments as soon as they are brought to our attention.