Social Media Terms of Use for Visitors

Your engagement makes the City of Boston a better place. The City of Boston welcomes conversation but reserves the right to moderate comments in accordance with City policies. All social media comments and messages exchanged with the City of Boston are public record.

Conduct

We expect conversations to follow the rules of polite discourse and we ask that participants treat each other, as well as our employees, with respect. Comments may be monitored and may be subject to removal based on, but not limited to, the following qualities: comments featuring profanity and vulgar or abusive language; sexually harassing content; obscene content; threats of physical or bodily harm; discriminatory language on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, marital status, or religion; and content of a commercial nature. Comments straying from the designated topic may also be subject to removal.

Copyright

Users agree to grant a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to the rest of the world for their submissions to this site under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. A copy of this license is available online.

The City of Boston respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask users of our Social Media sites to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, users, subscribers, or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We may also at our sole discretion limit access to our site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement. 

If you believe that any material on this site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, or that any link on this site directs users to another Web site that contains material that infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below. Notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to the City of Boston’s Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement. Our Designated Agent may be reached as follows:

Jose Gonzalez, Designated Agent
City of Boston Legal Department
P: 617-635-4936
E: Jose.Gonzalez@cityofboston.gov
  

Privacy

With respect to content collected through this site, the City of Boston follows its Privacy Policy. For content collected via external sites, please refer to a social media platform’s respective Terms of Service policy.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, financial account numbers, credit or debit card numbers, or phone numbers in your comment.