SOCIAL MEDIA PUBLIC COMMENT POLICY

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) engages customers through many digital outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and andersonsheriff.org. Communicating with ACSO through the limited public forums of social media further enables customers to contact ACSO in a direct and meaningful way.

The goal of the ACSO social media pages is to be a helpful medium that is conducive to real-time discussions and useful feedback. Some of the ACSO social media pages allow public interaction in the form of comments.

Please be aware that when engaging with ACSO through social media, you are agreeing to:

COMMENTING ON AN ACSO SOCIAL MEDIA SITE

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office shares information, images, and video with the public through external social media websites. Comments made by the public to these sites are reviewed and, while comments will not be edited by ACSO personnel, a comment may be deleted if it violates the comment policy described here:

 

  • Obscene, indecent, or profane language, pictures, and/or videos.

  • Threats, personal attacks or defamatory statements.

  • Hate speech directed at race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion or disability.

  • Fraudulent, deceptive or misleading information.

  • Comments not related to the posted topic for the ACSO social media page or post.

  • Multiple successive off-topic posts by a single user or repetitive posts copied and pasted by multiple users, or spam.

  • Promotion or endorsement of services and products.

  • Comments advocating illegal activity or posting of material that violates copyrights or trademarks of others.

  • Violate any local, state, or federal laws and/or is otherwise unlawful.

  • Campaign materials promoting or opposing an individual in an election for political office.

  • This comment policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time.


USER CREATED CONTENT

Users are welcome to submit or post content, including photographs and videos, to an official ACSO site where the agency allows users to post content, the content meets the standards articulated in this Customer Use Policy and pertains to the subject of the social media site. Users may only post their own, original content. Reproduced or borrowed content that reasonably appears to violate third party rights will be deleted. Users should have no expectation of privacy when posting to an ACSO site.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

Questions or concerns regarding the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office social media activity and/or this Customer Use Policy should be submitted to info@andersonsheriff.com.