Ulysses Social Media Policy

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Ulysses Social Media Policy

Post by bruce j on Fri Jul 26 2013, 16:37

The YR Ulysses Committee, on the advice of Natcom, want to ensure our members are aware that there is a Ulysses Policy regarding the use of Social Networking (facebook, twitter, etc.) where Ulysses (and Branches) is mentioned by name.  I have their actual Policy below and encourage all who do use these mediums (including myself) to be aware of what it contains.

The short interpretation is Ulysses (and Branches) is happy with being referred to in social media but expect all to use the media constructively by referring to others respectfully and not use that media to in any way bring Ulysses (and Branches) in to disrepute.  Use of the Ulysses' logo needs your attention as well.

The actual policy follows below:

Ulysses Club Inc. Social Media Policy



The National Committee recognises the importance of social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and other forums.

We understand that Social Media is a general term used to describe the tools and types of publishing that is based on a conversation or interaction which is online, between an author and active readers, in contrast with the “audience” as a passive consumer of content – such as the traditional broadcast media.

Whilst we acknowledge that social media tools are efficient and effective methods of communication, we also acknowledge the use of social media has the potential to compromise compliance with legislation, particularly in regard to accessibility, privacy and record keeping. Content contributed by anyone may infringe upon the rights of others in areas such as defamation, intellectual property and fraud.

The Ulysses Club Inc. acknowledges that you may wish to use social media in your personal life so we are providing an official Ulysses Club Inc. branded Facebook and Twitter account. By having these official sites we expect users to comply with the policy so as to protect the members and the Club.

This policy does not intend to discourage or unduly limit your personal expression or online activities. However you should recognise the potential for damage to be caused (either directly or indirectly) to the Ulysses Club Inc. in certain circumstances via your personal use of social media when you can be identified as a Ulysses Club Inc. member. Accordingly, you should comply with this policy to ensure that the risk of such damage is minimised.

You are personally responsible for the content you publish in a personal capacity on any form of social media platform. When in doubt, you should seek guidance from the Ulysses Club Inc.on how to comply with the following obligations.

Where your comments or profile can identify you as a member or employee of the Ulysses Club Inc. you must:
■only disclose and discuss publicly available information
■ensure that all content published is accurate and not misleading and complies with all relevant Ulysses Club Inc. policies
■expressly state on all postings (identifying you as a Ulysses Club Inc member) the stated views are your own and are not those of the Ulysses Club Inc.
■be polite and respectful to all people you interact with
■adhere to the Terms of Use of the relevant social media platform/website, as well as copyright, privacy, defamation, contempt of court, discrimination, harassment and other applicable laws

You must not:
■post material that is offensive, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, bullying, discriminatory, hateful, racist, sexist, infringes copyright, constitutes a contempt of court, breaches a Court suppression order, or is otherwise unlawful
■imply that you are authorised to speak on behalf or as a representative of the Ulysses Club Inc, nor give the impression that the views you express are those of the Ulysses Club Inc.
■use the Ulysses Club Inc. logos or name in any format, or the logo of a Ulysses Club Inc Branch. This would include for example where a photo includes a Ulysses Club Inc flag or poster displaying the Old Man Logo.
■use the identity or likeness of another employee, contractor or other member or employee of the Ulysses Club Inc without their permission
■use or disclose any confidential information or personal information obtained in your capacity as a member or employee of the Ulysses Club Inc
■post material that is, or might be construed as, threatening, harassing, bullying or discriminatory towards another member or employee of the Ulysses Club Inc
■make any comment or post any material that might otherwise cause damage to the Ulysses Club Inc's reputation or bring it into disrepute.

Copyright
You should respect copyright laws and fair use of copyrighted material and attribute work to the original author/source wherever possible.

Harassment and bullying
Workplace bullying and harassment includes any bullying or harassing comments Ulysses Club Inc. members make online, even on their own private social networks
Abusive, harassing, threatening or defaming postings may result in disciplinary action being taken.
All Ulysses Club Inc members are expected to treat their fellow members and employees with respect and dignity and must ensure their behaviour does not constitute bullying and/or harassment.

Defamation
You should refrain from publishing material that may cause injury to another person, organisation, association or company's reputation, and should seek further guidance if publication of such material is thought to be necessary.

Offensive or obscene material
Material may be offensive or obscene and may infringe relevant online classification laws if it pornographic, sexually suggestive, harassing, hateful, racist, sexist, abusive or discriminatory.

Contempt of Court
You should exercise care if referring to pending court proceedings to avoid publishing material that may have a tendency to prejudice those proceedings, in particular, material that will not be part of the evidence in those proceedings.

You should make enquiries as to any applicable court suppression orders prior to commenting on any court proceeding (whether past or pending).

Escalation
Any breaches of this policy may be reported to the Police or other relevant authority.

bruce j

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