Social Media Policy

A. Privacy Policy and Disclaimer
Any individual accessing, browsing and using a TRPC Social Media site accepts without limitation or qualification, TRPC’s Social Media Policies (hereafter "Policies"). These terms and conditions apply only to the Social Media sites (defined here as third party hosted online technologies that facilitate social interaction and dialogue, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) that are managed by TRPC. TRPC maintains the right to modify these policies without notice. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting the modification on the Social Media Policy page unless otherwise stated. Continued use of a TRPC Social Media site following the posting of any modification signifies acceptance of such modification.
All users of a TRPC Social Media site are also subject to the site’s own Privacy Policy. TRPC has no control over a site’s privacy policy or their modifications to it. TRPC also has no control over content, commercial advertisements, or other postings produced by the Social Media site that appear on a TRPC Social Media site as part of the site’s environment.
TRPC operates and maintains its Social Media sites as a public service to provide information about TRPC programs, services, projects, issues, events and activities. TRPC assumes no liability for any inaccuracies these Social Media sites may contain and does not guarantee that the Social Media sites will be uninterrupted or error-free.
B. Posts Policy
Although we encourage posts and comments on TRPC Social Media sites that allow posts, these sites are limited public forums and are moderated by TRPC staff. All posted content (comments, photos, links, etc.) must be related to the topic at hand. The following types of posts and comments are prohibited:
  • not topically related to the particular article being commented upon;
  • promoting or advertising commercial services, entities or products;
  • supporting or opposing political candidates or ballot propositions;
  • obscene content;
  •  illegal activity or encouragement of illegal activity;
  •  promoting, fostering or perpetuating discrimination on the basis of creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation;
  • information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems;
  •  content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party; or
  • anonymous posts.
TRPC reserves the right to remove posted content that does not comply with these Policies. All posts and comments uploaded to TRPC Social Media sites that allow posts will be periodically reviewed. All posts and comments are public records subject to public disclosure under the Public Records Act.
C. Links Policy
1. Links to other Social Media Sites and External Websites Provided on TRPC Social Media Sites
TRPC may select links to other Social Media sites and outside websites that offer helpful resources for users. Once an individual links to another page or site, TRPC’s Policies no longer apply and you become subject to the policies of that page or site. TRPC's Social Media sites are intended specifically to share information about TRPC programs, events and services.  TRPC is not responsible for the content that appears on these outside links and provides these links as a convenience only. Users should be aware that these external pages and sites and the information found on those pages and sites are not controlled by, provided by or endorsed by TRPC. The TRPC reserves the right to delete links posted by outside individuals that violate TRPC’s Posts Policy at any time without notice.
2. Links by Other Entities to TRPC Social Media Sites
It is not necessary to get advance permission to link to TRPC Social Media sites; however, entities and individuals linking to TRPC Social Media sites may not capture any of TRPC’s Social Media sites within frames, present TRPC content as their own or otherwise misrepresent any of TRPC’s Social Media site content. Furthermore, they shall not misinform users about the origin or ownership of TRPC Social Media site content. Links to TRPC Social Media sites should not in any way suggest that TRPC has any relationship or affiliation with that organization or that the TRPC endorses, sponsors or recommends the information, products or services of that site.
D. Copyright Policy
All information and materials generated by TRPC and provided on TRPC Social Media sites are the property of TRPC. TRPC retains copyright on all text, graphic images and other content that was produced by TRPC and found on the page. You may print copies of information and material for your own non-commercial use, provided that you retain the copyright symbol or other such proprietary notice intact on any copyrighted materials you copy. Please include a credit line reading: "credit: TRPC Facebook (or Twitter or other ) Page" or "Courtesy of TRPC."
Commercial use of text, TRPC logos, photos and other graphics is prohibited without the express written permission of TRPC. Use of the TRPC logo is prohibited for any non-governmental purpose. Any person reproducing or redistributing a third party copyright must adhere to the terms and conditions of the third party copyright holder. If you are a copyright holder and you feel that TRPC did not use an appropriate credit line please notify the Webmaster with detailed information about the circumstances, so that the copyright information can be added or the material in question can be removed.
E. Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about TRPC Social Media Policy or its implementation, or if you find incorrect information or are interested in seeking permissions that fall outside of the guidelines above, please contact TRPC’s Communications & Outreach Specialist at (360) 956-7575.