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Facebook Comment Policy PDF Print
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 14:35

The City of Monmouth participates in Facebook in order to engage individuals and organizations in a more active, vibrant community. The City provides content on Facebook to inform our community members in a timely fashion and to share information to a larger online audience. The City does not provide the Facebook page for use as a public forum - rather, it is a tool for information dissemination.

If you have any specific City-related questions, please feel free to contact Monmouth's City Hall at 309.734.2141.

While we encourage our community to share thoughts and opinions on the City of Monmouth Facebook page, we expect that this will be done in a respectful manner.

The City of Monmouth does not agree with or endorse every comment that individuals post on our pages.  Our goal is to share ideas and information with as many individuals as possible and our policy is to accept the majority of comments made to our community page.

Therefore, a comment will be deleted if it contains:

  • Hate speech
  • Profanity, obscenity or vulgarity
  • Nudity in profile pictures
  • Defamation to a person or people
  • Name calling and/or personal attacks
  • Comments whose main purpose are to sell a product
  • Comments that infringe on copyrights
  • Spam comments, such as the same comment posted repeatedly on a profile
  • Links to inappropriate or off-topic sites
  • Other comments that the City of Monmouth administration deems inappropriate

All links posted as comments on the City of Monmouth Facebook page will be reviewed and may be deleted.

Repeated violations of the City of Monmouth's comment policy may cause the author to be blocked from the the City's Facebook page.

We understand that social media is a 24/7 medium; however, our moderation capabilities are not. We may not see every inappropriate comment right away, and we are trusting in the maturity of our community to ignore personal attacks and negative speech or respond politely.

Any removed comments will be collected and archived for FOIA and Records Management purposes.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 June 2011 15:17 )
Information Policy and Disclaimer PDF Print
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 14:33

Unless otherwise specifically stated, the information contained herein is made available to the public by the City Council of the City of Monmouth (CC), a department, or entitles thereof and is for the convenience only. Any official document should be obtained from the appropriate departmental custodian.

Neither the CC, any department, nor entitles thereof warrants or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information apparatus, or process disclosed, or represents that the use of any information would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, service by trade name, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the CC, any department, or entities thereof.

The views and opinions of the originators expressed therein, do not necessarily state or reflect those of the CC, any department, or entities thereof.

In no event shall CC, its employees, officers, authorized agents and/or representatives or third parties mentioned on the web site be liable for any damages or claims of any sort or kind, (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, damages from lost data or business interruption), unless specifically permitted by State of Federal law and then only to the extent permitted by such law. Further, CC shall not be liable for damages or claims (in an administrative context, or in law or equity) based on tort, contract warranty, or other legal theory, regardless of whether CC has been advised of the possible damages.

Privacy Policy PDF Print
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 14:31

About Our Policy

The protection of individual privacy is a concern to the City of Monmouth. The City of Monmouth has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site.

Information You Provide to Us

The City of Monmouth does not keep any personal information about you or your visit to our Internet site unless you have specifically supplied it to us. This applies to any feedback or on-line survey information you may have sent us through our website. In cases where you have supplied us with information, we will treat such information in accordance with the requirements of the law. This means that it will be treated in the same way as written forms of communication, and in many instances it will be considered public information available to the public upon request. To the extent allowed by law, the City of Monmouth will make reasonable attempts to protect personal financial information from disclosure.

Other information about Your Visit to Our Site

Our website does not automatically collect any information from your computer during your visit. Certain pages, however, may tally total number of visitors.

This privacy policy does not apply to websites operated by third parties that you may access through a link from our website.

Public Disclosure

As a general rule, the City of Monmouth does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission or where the information is public information. Visitors should be aware that information collected by the City of Monmouth on its websites may be subject to examination and inspection if such information is a public record and not otherwise protected from disclosure.