Any individual accessing, browsing and using a Town of Santa Claus Social Media site accepts without limitation or qualification, the Town’s Social Media Policies (hereafter “Policies”). These terms and conditions apply only to the Social Media sites (defined here as third party hosted online technologies that facilitate social interaction and dialogue, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) that are managed by the Town of Santa Claus.
The Town of Santa Claus maintains the right to modify these Policies without notice. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting the modification on the Social Media Policy page unless otherwise stated. Continued use of a Town of Santa Claus Social Media site following the posting of any modification signifies acceptance of such modification.
The Town of Santa Claus operates and maintains its Social Media sites as a public service to provide information about Town programs, services, projects, issues, events and activities. The Town of Santa Claus assumes no liability for any inaccuracies these Social Media sites may contain and does not guarantee that the Social Media sites will be uninterrupted, permanent or error‐free.
Although posts and comments are encouraged on the Town of Santa Claus Social Media sites that allow posts, these sites are limited public forums and are moderated by Town staff. All posted content (comments, photos, links, etc.) must be related to discussion of Town programs, services, projects, issues, events and activities.
The following are prohibited on Town of Santa Claus Social Media sites:
Comments not topically related to Town programs, services, projects, issues, events and activities, or the particular post being commented upon.
Posts and comments that promote or advertise commercial services, entities or products except as stipulated in Town marketing plans and determined by the Town to be essential to economic development.
Political statements, including comments that endorse or oppose political candidates or ballot propositions, are prohibited.
Religious statements, including comments that endorse or oppose any type of religious opinions or activities.
Posts and comments that promote, foster or perpetuate discrimination on the basis of creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.
Posts and comments that include vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language, personal attacks or unsupported accusations.
Obscene or sexual content or links to obscene or sexual content Illegal activity or encouragement of illegal activity.
Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.
Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party.
The Town of Santa Claus reserves the right to remove posted content that does not comply with these Policies. All posts and comments uploaded to Town of Santa Claus Social Media sites that allow posts will be periodically reviewed. All posts and comments are public records subject to public disclosure under the Public Records Act.
Communications made through Town of Santa Claus Social Media sites in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the Town of Santa Claus. (For example, a post or comment that asks for public records will not be considered a public records request under IC 5-14-3.) To comment about a specific Town project or program, please contact the appropriate department.
Links and Embedded Content Policy
Links to other Social Media and/or External Websites Provided on Town Social Media Sites.
The Town of Santa Claus may select links to other Social Media sites and outside websites that offer helpful resources for users. Once an individual links to another page or site, the Town’s Policies no longer apply and you become subject to the policies of that page or site.
The Town of Santa Claus’s Social Media sites are intended specifically to share information about Town programs, events and services. The Town of Santa Claus is not responsible for the content that appears on these outside links and provides these links as a convenience only.
Users should be aware that these external pages and sites and the information found on those pages and sites are not controlled by, provided by or endorsed by the Town of Santa Claus. The Town reserves the right to delete links posted by outside individuals that violate the Town’s Posts Policy at any time without notice.
Links by Other Entities to Town Social Media Sites
It is not necessary to get advance permission to link to Town of Santa Claus Social Media sites; however, entities and individuals linking to Town of Santa Claus Social Media sites should not in any way suggest that the Town of Santa Claus has any relationship or affiliation with that organization or that the Town endorses, sponsors or recommends the information, products or services of that site.
Embedded content from Town Social Media Sites on other sites
It is not necessary to get advance permission to embed Town of Santa Claus Social Media site content; however, entities and individuals embedding content must not present Town of Santa Claus content as their own or otherwise misrepresent any of the Town’s Social Media site content. Furthermore, they shall not misinform users about the origin or ownership of Town of Santa Claus Social Media site content. Embedded content from Town of Santa Claus Social Media sites should not in any way suggest that the Town of Santa Claus has any relationship or affiliation with that organization or that the Town endorses, sponsors or recommends the information, products or services of that site.
All information and materials generated by the Town of Santa Claus and provided on Town of Santa Claus Social Media sites are the property of the Town of Santa Claus. The Town retains copyright on all text, graphic images and other content that was produced by the Town of Santa Claus and found on the page. You may print copies of information and material for your own non‐commercial use, provided that you retain the copyright symbol or other such proprietary notice intact on any copyrighted materials you copy. Please include a credit line reading: “credit: Town of Santa Claus Facebook (or Twitter or YouTube) Page” or “Courtesy of Town of Santa Claus.”
Commercial use of text, Town logos, photos and other graphics is prohibited without the express written permission of the Town of Santa Claus. Use of the Town logo is prohibited for any non‐governmental purpose. Any person reproducing or redistributing a third party copyright must adhere to the terms and conditions of the third party copyright holder. If you are a copyright holder and you feel that the Town of Santa Claus did not use an appropriate credit line please notify the site administrator with detailed information about the circumstances, so that the copyright information can be added or the material in question can be removed.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Town of Santa Claus Social Media Policy or its implementation, or if you find incorrect information or are interested in seeking permissions that fall outside of the guidelines above, please contact the Town’s Communication Program Manager.