TERMS OF USE

The City of Geneseo has established a social media presence for the purpose of presenting matters of public interest to City patrons or constituents. The City has adopted a General Social Media and Terms of Use Policy to establish procedures for the establishment and use of the City social media sites, which policy is available for inspection from the City. The following Terms of Use are intended to inform users of the City social media sites of the City policies for posting comments and other information on this site.  

 

The City encourages users of this site to post comments relating to City events, programs, and other activities. However, this site is not intended to be a public forum and the comments and discussions that take place on this site will be moderated by the City for compliance with these Terms of Use and the City Social Media Policy. Comments containing any of the following inappropriate forms of content will not be permitted on City social media sites and are subject to removal and/or restriction:

  1. Comments not related to the original topic, including random or unintelligible comments;
  2. Profane, obscene, violent, sexual, or pornographic content and/or language;
  3. Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin;
  4. Defamatory statements or personal attacks;
  5. Threats to any person or organization;
  6. Solicitation of commerce, including advertising of any business or product for sale;
  7. Conduct in violation of any federal, state, or local law;
  8. Encouragement of illegal activity;
  9. Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems;
  10. Spam or links to other sites;
  11. The promotion of services, products, or activities not related to City business;
  12. Content in support of or opposition to political campaigns or ballot measures;
  13. Information about a user that is private or personal; or
  14. Content that violates a legal ownership interest, such as a copyright or trademark.

The City reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of these Terms of Use, the City Social Media Policy, or any applicable law. The City also reserves the right to deny access to City social media sites for any individual who violates these Terms of Use or the City Social Media Policy, at any time and without prior notice.  Further, the City reserves the right to amend these Terms of Use or the City Social Media Policy at any time, without notice.

A comment posted by a member of the public on any City social media site is the opinion of the poster only, and publication of a comment does not imply endorsement of, or agreement by, the City, nor do the comments necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of the City.

Please be advised that content or posts on City social media sites that relate to City business may be a public record subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.