Social Media Policy
CITY OF DANIA
The City of Dania Beach invites
you to share your thoughts and appreciates your willingness to do so. The City
of Dania Beach is a Florida municipality. The goals of the City of Dania Beach Social
Media Policy (the “Policy”) are:
increase public awareness of the City’s programs, policies and services
promote the value and importance of the City’s programs, policies and services
among government officials, civic leaders, residents, business owners and the
maintain open, professional and responsive communications with members of the
public and the news media
This Policy and its provisions
apply to and serve as a guide to any person who wishes to share information or
Users who submit content to any media of
the City have read, understand and agree to the following terms and conditions
by virtue of such use:
am submitting content voluntarily and on my own behalf.
content I post reflects my own original thoughts or work.
- I understand that the City of Dania
Beach has the right to re-post any comments, photos or videos that I submit on
Dania Beach social media.
- I have read and understand the Policy, including
the right of the City to remove comments for reasons listed below and I
understand that any comments I make are “public records” as described below.
All comments posted on this site are
considered “public records” under the Florida Public Records Law (Chapter 119,
Florida Statutes) and will be made available to any person who requests them.
The comments will also be archived by the City in accordance with the Public
Records Law. The City will use a third-party service provider to automatically
capture and retain all social media interaction on City-owned social media
accounts. Any comments that are removed (see discussion regarding removal of comments
below) are also considered “public records”.
note: Even comments that are
removed will be archived and are deemed “public records” as discussed above.
The City reserves the right to
remove and deny access to any City site if access is sought by any user or
users whose comments are identified by the City as inappropriate and
unacceptable for display on any City social media pages, as outlined below. The
City also reserves the right to discontinue any site at any time. Practical and
legal considerations may sometimes constrain, prevent, or prohibit discussion
of certain topics, such as but not limited to court cases, through such media. Comments that offer thoughtful criticism of
the City as an organization and City initiatives are not expected to be removed
except as provided for in this Policy.
In general, individual
complaints, concerns, or service requests will not be addressed via social
media. Users shall not engage in
back-and-forth conversation regarding topics that are or may become complex,
controversial, or otherwise sensitive.
The following comments are considered inappropriate
and unacceptable by the City:
- Profanity or content that is abusive,
threatening, inflammatory or obscene.
- Content that promotes, seeks to elicit or
fosters violence or promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination of any
- Spam or promotional content.
- Comments or posts that are off-topic,
promote any personal business, interest, service or product
- Any comment
that supports, promotes or opposes any political party, person campaigning
for elected office, or any ballot proposition or election item of any kind.
or deceptive statements or information.
or character attacks
content or any links to sexual content
not authorized by the City
to third party websites unless posted by the City’s approved authorized staff
users for links to partnered/sponsored organizations and bona-fide governmental
agencies, or other legitimate organizations as the City deems appropriate
conduct or encouragement of illegal activity
that may compromise the safety or security of the City, its officials, City employees and the public
that violates or appears to violate a legal ownership interest of any other
party, such as but not limited to matters or items that are or may be subject
to copyright, patent and trademark protection.
ANY CONTENT POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA OF THE CITY OF DANIA BEACH DOES NOT REFLECT CITY VIEWS OR OPINIONS.