Social Media Policy


The Monmouth County Park System's Social Media Comment and Posting Policy shall encourage visitors to post comments and photographs directly on the Park System's managed social media pages, as well as other comments and posts published to the social media pages.

Comments shall reflect the views of the author and not necessarily reflect the views of the Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners, the Monmouth County Park System, its' management or employees.

Posts and comments shall be courteous and relevant to the Monmouth County Park System. All comments and posts shall be reviewed by the Social Media Coordinator. The Park System may delete or not publish posts or comments. The Park System shall delete comments/posts that:

  • Contain obscene or indecent language;
  • Contain threats or defamatory statements;
  • Contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion or disability;
  • Promote or endorse services or products; or
  • Promote or endorse ballot issues, candidates for public office or other campaign-related material, or non-county related events and programs.
  • Users who violate this policy may be banned from having comments posted in the future.

Copyrighted material shall not be posted or submitted in any form unless permission to do so is clearly indicated. In posting comments or other material, a commenter grants the Monmouth County Park System and anyone viewing a Monmouth County Park System social media page permission to copy, distribute or display the commenter's words or photographs publicly and free-of-charge.

The Board recognizes the use of a social media site is unbound by regular business hours and comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage resources, reviewing and responding to comments generally occurs during regular business hours from Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Comments and questions submitted at other times will be reviewed and replied to as soon as possible on the next business day.

INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS & POSTS 

Comments deemed inappropriate and not abiding by the guidelines set forth in the Social Media Comment & Posting Policy shall be hidden or removed from Monmouth County Park System managed Facebook pages. These comments shall be recorded by the Social Media Coordinator and saved electronically. Monthly records shall include the following information: social media page, date of comment, time of comment, commenter's name, comment made, and reason for removal.