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Social Media Comment Policy

Social Media Comment Policy

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLR)

This policy outlines participation criteria for postings and published commentary on any of the DLR social media sites, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter.

The sites are not monitored 24/7 and we will not always be able to reply individually to all messages or comments received. However, we will endeavour to ensure that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people.

We welcome your input and thoughts but we reserve the right to remove any content at any time and will remove comments or content that include:

  • Obscene or racist content
  • Personal attacks, insults, or threatening language
  • Potentially libellous statements
  • Plagiarised material; Any material in violation of any laws (including copyright) any material in violation of any laws, including copyright
  • Private, personal information published without consent
  • Information or links unrelated to the content of the forum
  • Commercial promotions or spam

DLR is not responsible for the accuracy and/or source of content posted by any subscriber in any forum. Opinions expressed in comments on DLR social media forums do not necessarily represent those of the organisation.

All comments, once posted, become the property of DLR and we reserve the right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, remove or edit same. Derivative work also can be created from such postings or content, and used for any purpose, in any form and on any media.

DLR is not responsible, liable for and does not endorse the privacy practices of Facebook or Twitter or any linked websites. Your use of Facebook, Twitter and any linked websites is at your own risk.

Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for this lack of service.

By viewing a digital image from our collections, you are agreeing to comply with copyright licencing regulations. These state that your use of the image is for personal use only, and that you will not copy, publish, interfere with, modify or distribute the image in any way.

DLR assume no responsibility or liability for any injury, loss or damage however incurred as a result of any use or reliance (in whole or part) upon the information and material contained within or downloaded from these websites.

The presence of an another advertisement for products, goods or services on these Web Pages is not an endorsement of the authenticity or quality of the products, goods, services or website and DLR will not be held responsible for any claims arising in that respect.

DLR will not engage with, and will discourage posts or comments on, issues of a party political nature.

Comments which advertise, or purport to advertise, commercial products or services will be removed.

This comment policy may be revised at any time.

By choosing to view, comment and/or utilise any DLR Social Media site, users are deemed to have agreed to this policy.

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