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Social Media Commenting Policy

The following applies to all official City of Westminster social media accounts:

Legal Disclaimer 

The City of Westminster assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies. Moreover, the City of Westminster is not responsible for the content nor endorses any site that has a link from this page.

Comment Policy

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 city social media pages. The City of Westminster reserves the right to remove any messages or postings that, in the city’s sole discretion, are:

• obscene; 

• disruptive or offensive comments, including pornography, offensive comments about race, gender, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs and practice, political beliefs, or national origin;

• in violation of intellectual property rights;

• in violation of any law or that promote the violation of any law;

• unrelated to the topic of the forum;

• commercial promotions or spam;

• links to material that is not directly related to the discussion;

• libelous, harassing or defamatory comments; 

• hateful or mean-spirited; 

• made by persons masquerading as someone else or contain private, personal information without consent; or

• threatening.

We understand that social media is a 24/7 medium; however, our moderation capabilities are not, and we may not see every inappropriate comment right away. The City of Westminster will not be responsible for content posted by our followers. Violations of the City of Westminster’s comment policy may cause the author to be blocked from the social media page where the violation occurred.