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Village of Wellington Social Media Terms of Use

The purpose of this site is to better serve the residents of Wellington by using a variety of social media sites to provide residents with information in more places and in more ways than were traditionally available and to encourage engagement between the Village of Wellington and the public that is appropriate for all users on the posted topics. Comments will not be edited by staff, but may be deleted if found to be in violation of this policy. The party whose comment has been removed in violation of this policy may file a written appeal of the decision to Wellington’s Village Manager within three (3) days of such removal. Wellington reserves the right to remove comments and/or content in a viewpoint-neutral manner 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 Village of Wellington. 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 Village of Wellington over social media, you are agreeing to the Terms of Use set forth herein.

Posts and content (including profile pictures or avatars, usernames or e-mail addresses) that contain any of the following shall not be allowed:

  • Content unrelated to the posted topic for the Village’s social media page. Off-topic posts or repetitive posts may be removed.
  • Obscene, profane, violent, or threatening language or content.
  • Comments that 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 Village or a Village 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 Village of Wellington is not liable for content posted to this site by persons other than employees of the Village of Wellington and reserves the right to restrict or remove any content deemed in violation of this Social Media Policy, the Terms of Use set forth herein, or any applicable law. This policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time.

Any references or links to a specific entity, product, service or organization posted by individuals on the Village of Wellingtons social media sites should not be considered an endorsement by the Village of Wellington or its departments or employees.

The Village of Wellington does not review, sponsor, or endorse any other website(s) linked to the website. The views and opinions of authors expressed on those websites do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion of the Village of Wellington and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying any endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

The Village of Wellington is not responsible for the content that appears on these external links.

The Village of Wellington is not responsible for and does not guarantee the authenticity, accuracy, appropriateness or security of any link, external website or its content except those that link directly to the Village of Wellington website.

The Village of Wellington reserves the right to delete links posted by individuals that violate the Village’s social media policy.

All users of the Village of Wellington social media sites are subject to the site’s own privacy policy. The Village of Wellington has no control over third parties’ privacy policies or modifications to such policies.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personal information, such as your Social Security number, phone numbers or email addresses in your comments or posts.

The Village of Wellington retains the rights to all text, graphics and other content found on its social media sites that was produced by the Village of Wellington.

Any use of the Village of Wellington seal or logo is prohibited without the express written permission of the Village of Wellington.

The Village of Wellington strives to post accurate and relevant content, but does not guarantee the accuracy of any information posted on its social media sites and assumes no liability for damages resulting from reliance on any inaccuracies.

The Village of Wellington does not guarantee that the social media sites will be uninterrupted, permanent or error-free.

The Village of Wellington reserves the right to modify this policy 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, Village of Wellington 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 Village of Wellington Administrative 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 Village of Wellington’s Social Media policy.

Reasonable Accommodation

To request a reasonable accommodation when accessing the Village of Wellington’s social media sites, please contact the Village Manager’s office at (561) 791-4000.

Records Retention

The Village of Wellington’s social media pages are subject to Florida’s public records law, which is broadly construed. Florida’s public records law extends to websites, blogs and social media sites, including personal messaging. All content will be captured and retained in accordance with standard Village of Wellington records retention policies and all applicable law.

References, Links and Embedded Content Policy

  • Any references or links to a specific entity, product, service or organization posted by individuals on the Village of Wellingtons social media sites should not be considered an endorsement by the Village of Wellington or its departments or employees.
  • The Village of Wellington does not review, sponsor, or endorse any other website(s) linked to the website. The views and opinions of authors expressed on those websites do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion of the Village of Wellington and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying any endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.
  • The Village of Wellington is not responsible for the content that appears on these external links.
  • The Village of Wellington is not responsible for and does not guarantee the authenticity, accuracy, appropriateness or security of any link, external website or its content except those that link directly to the Village of Wellington website.
  • The Village of Wellington reserves the right to delete links posted by individuals that violate the Village’s social media policy.

Privacy

  • All users of the Village of Wellington social media sites are subject to the site’s own privacy policy. The Village of Wellington has no control over third parties’ privacy policies or modifications to such policies.
  • To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personal information, such as your Social Security number, phone numbers or email addresses in your comments or posts.

Copyright Policy

  • The Village of Wellington retains the rights to all text, graphics and other content found on its social media sites that was produced by the Village of Wellington.
  • Any use of the Village of Wellington seal or logo is prohibited without the express written permission of the Village of Wellington.
  • Third-Party Copyright: Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any party or copyright should not be posted or submitted in any form without permission of the rights holder. Any person redistributing information subject to a third party copyright via the Village’s social media sites must adhere to the terms and conditions of the third party copyright holder.

Disclaimers

  • The Village of Wellington strives to post accurate and relevant content, but does not guarantee the accuracy of any information posted on its social media sites and assumes no liability for damages resulting from reliance on any inaccuracies.
  • The Village of Wellington does not guarantee that the social media sites will be uninterrupted, permanent or error-free.
  • The Village of Wellington reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.