Social Media Terms of Use

City of White Plains Social Media Terms of Use
The purpose of this site is to encourage courteous and civil communication between the city and the public that is appropriate for all users. Comments will not be edited by staff, but may be deleted if found to be in violation of this policy. The City reserves the right to remove comments and/or content after thirty days, or as otherwise deemed appropriate by its department managers and/or IT department. The appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the City. This site is not monitored at all times. Please do not use this site to report emergency situations or time-sensitive issues. All posts and content on this site are subject to public records law. By engaging with the City over social media, you are agreeing to the Terms of Use set forth herein.
 Posts and content (including profile pictures or avatars, usernames or email addresses) that contain any of the following shall not be allowed:
 Content unrelated to the posted topic for the City’s social media page. Off topic posts or repetitive posts may be removed.
 Obscene, profane, violent, threatening, hateful, harassing or offensive language or content.
 Personal attacks of any kind, including comments on that target, disparage or discriminate against any race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, physical appearance, sexual orientation or financial status. 
 Defamation or accusations of criminal, unethical or immoral conduct or activities. If a person believes there is a legitimate complaint against the City or a City employee, the person should contact the appropriate department director via telephone or email.
 Sexual content, sexual references or sexual innuendos, or links to any such material and content. 
 Solicitations, advertisements or endorsements of any financial, commercial, or non-governmental agency or entity. 
 Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity or posting of material that violates any copyrights or trademarks of others.
 Content or comments that compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.
 Invasion of an individual's right to privacy
 Promoting or opposing political campaigns or ballot measures
 Spam or suspected spam, or any links to such content
 The City is not liable for content posted to this site by persons other than employees of the City and reserves the right to restrict or remove any content deemed in violation of this Social Media Terms of Use, or any applicable law. This policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time. 
 Social media sites are not to be used to report criminal activity or emergencies. If you have information for law enforcement, please contact your local police agency. Additionally, City social media sites will not constitute an official form of communication for legal notice, specific requests for service, public records requests, registering a complaint, or filing a claim. 
 Members of the media are asked to send questions to the Mayor’s Office through their normal channels and refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted or answered. 
 Thank you for taking the time to review the City of White Plains Social Media Terms of Use.