Utah County Social Media Public Comment Policy
Visitors to County-owned and controlled social media sites should be aware that the intended purpose of these pages is to disseminate information from the Utah County Government to members of the public. The County disclaims responsibility for materials the County deems to be inappropriate for posting that are not removed in a timely manner. Comments made by the public are the opinion of the commentator and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the County or its officers.
As a limited public forum, this is a moderated site. If you post a comment or link, the County reserves the right to hide or delete any submission that includes:
1. foul or profane language or content;
2. content that promotes, fosters, or encourages discrimination against any ethnicity, race, national origin, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other group as defined by state or federal law or County ordinance;
3. content that encourages or condones illegal conduct or activity;
4. sexual content, links to sexual content, or other obscene, indecent, or pornographic materials;
5. content that discloses private, protected, or confidential material as defined by state or federal law or County ordinance;
6. information that compromises public health or safety or the health or safety of public systems;
7. slanderous or defamatory attacks of any person;
8. content that is hateful or incites violence, or threatens to harm a person or an organization;
9. advertisements, promotions, or solicitation regarding any service or product;
10. content that violates a legal ownership interest of any person, including improper use of a trademark or copyrighted material;
11. comments not topically related to the post made by the County;
12. content, including links, that promotes the candidacy of any person, petition, or referendum; and/or
13. spam or repetitively disruptive content.
The County does not discriminate based on viewpoint or for merely expressing disagreement with County policies or practice. Materials that are removed based on these guidelines shall be retained, including time, date, and identity of the poster if available.
If a visitor to the County’s social media pages violates these terms two or more times within a 12-month period, the employee, contractor, department, division, committee, commission, or board who controls the social media account may block the offending visitor. Users who have been blocked or whose posts or comments have been hidden or removed may appeal the decision in accordance with the Utah County Social Media Management Policy found on the Utah County website.
Comments made on this page do not constitute a legal or official notice or comment to Utah County and will not be regarded as a request for service.