Social Media

The purpose of the City’s social media sites is to present matters of public interest within Tega Cay, to its residents, businesses and visitors. The use of social media sites is not intended to serve as the City’s primary source of notifications or communication. The City intends to promote effective communication through the use of social media including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter and other sites the City deems effective in accomplishing the above mentioned purpose. In that spirit, the rules for posting external comments on the social media sites are intended for moderators to ensure that posted comments are constructive and suitable for all readers, while respecting a range of opinions and points of view.

Social media sites are created for the sole purpose of serving public interests within the City’s community. Anyone using a social media site, will, by doing so, accept, agree and understand that there is no legal liability to the City as a result of any posting or comment on a Social media site and all persons using the Social media sites agree to fully hold the City harmless for any content, postings, comments or interpretations conveyed about any content, postings or comments which occur on social media sites administered by the City.

The City reserves the right to delete submissions that violate this policy. All posted information and comments on the City’s social media sites must comply with the following rules and regulations:
• Comments and posted content must be civil and may not contain slanderous, libelous, malicious, offensive, threatening, profane, or insulting language.
• Comments or posted content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation are not permitted.
• Comments or posted content that references the personality of individuals, personal attacks, or potentially libelous statements are not permitted.
• Advertising or promotional announcements are not permitted.
• Comments and posted content must be within the scope of the topic under discussion.
• Comments and posted content cannot include personally identifiable information, such as an address, phone number, social security number or other sensitive information.
• Comments or posted content of a sexual nature or links to sexual content are not permitted.
• Comments and posted content cannot represent a person other than the one posting the comment.
• Comments or posted content containing links to other web sites or pages must be relevant to the topic.
• Comments and posted content cannot serve electoral campaign purposes. Political messages will not be published except for announcements of City elections or voter encouragement campaigns.
• Comments or posted content encouraging illegal activity are not permitted.
• Solicitations of commerce are not permitted.
• Participants are responsible for what they post. Comments and posted content must not breach any law, confidentiality, trademark or copyright.
• The administrator/moderator may remove any and all postings and comments at the administrator/moderator’s sole discretion.

Any opinions, views, or content that is posted to the social media sites by a third or external party do not represent or demonstrate the position of, policies of or the opinions of the City; the City does not support, have responsibility for or possess any ownership in any content generated externally but posted to the City’s Social media sites.

The City will delete any comment or posting that violates the guidelines outlined above, and users may be blocked and/or reported to the applicable owner of the social media site. In addition, users that violate social media site terms and conditions may be reported to the applicable social media site and blocked from the City’s Social media sites.

The City respects the intellectual property of others and we ask users of our Social media sites to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable law, the City has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and in the City’s sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. The City may also, in its sole discretion, limit access to the City’s social media sites and/or block users who infringe intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any material on a social media site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, or that any link on a social media site directs users to another website that contains material that infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our designated agent as set forth below. Notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to the City’s designated agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement.

If you have any questions concerning the operation of the City’s social media sites, please contact City Hall @ (803) 548-3512.