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Social Network Guidelines

Social network is defined as any web application, site or account created and maintained by the Kern County Library (KCL) which facilitates an environment for library staff and library users to share opinions and information about library related materials and activities. Kern County Library recognizes and respects differences in opinion. Comments, posts and messages are welcome and will be reviewed before publishing. Comments containing the following will not be published:

  • Obscene or racist content
  • Personal attacks, insults, or threatening language
  • Potentially libelous statements
  • Plagiarized material
  • Private, personal information published without consent
  • Comments totally unrelated to the content of the forum
  • Hyperlinks to material that is not directly related to the discussion
  • Commercial promotions or spam

Users are cautioned not to put personal identification information on any forum site. By posting content, the user agrees to indemnify KCL and its officers and employees from and against all liabilities, judgments, damages, and costs (including attorneys' fees) incurred by any of them which arise out of or are related to the posted content. Forums and messaging may not be used for commercial purposes or for organized political activity.

Kern County Library reserves the right to monitor content before it is posted on all their social networking web sites and accounts, and to modify or remove any messages or postings that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be abusive, defamatory, in violation of the copyright, trademark right or other intellectual property right of any third party, or otherwise inappropriate for the service. Kern County Library also reserves the right to edit or modify any submissions in response to requests for feedback or other commentary. Notwithstanding the foregoing, KCL is not obligated to take any such actions, and will not be responsible or liable for content posted by any subscriber in any forum, message board, or to the area within the service.

If any user does not agree to these terms, they are not to use the service as violation of the terms can lead to legal liability.

Adapted with permission from the Washoe County Library System, 7/2008.

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