Terms of Use Guidelines

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The City of Clayton welcomes your comments on our social media pages; however, the City's official social media accounts are intended to be limited forums for communication and discussion between the City of Clayton and members of the public only about specific topics raised by the City for discussion on this site. The City of Clayton reserves the right to remove inappropriate comments including those comments that violate the terms of Use Guidelines, below, or are not topically related, that include profane or obscene language, sexual content, threats, defamatory statements, the encouragement of illegal activity, violations of the legal ownership interests of another party, solicitations of commerce, statements in support or opposition to political candidates or ballot propositions, content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination, or information that may compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems. Users who submit any comment or content agree that they have read, understand and agree to the terms of use specified in this Policy and Guidelines and the waiver and indemnification below.  Any content posted may be subject to archiving and public disclosure in accord with applicable law. Activity on this account is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws regulations and policies and the policies and terms of use adopted by the host site. 

Terms of Use Guidelines

Comments posted to this page will be monitored and inappropriate content will be removed as soon as possible and without prior notice.  Under the City of Clayton Terms of Use Guidelines, the City reserves the right to remove inappropriate content, including, but not limited to:

  • Comments or content not directly related to the topic raised for discussion by the City
  • Obscene, indecent or profane language or content
  • Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual identity or orientation
  • Sexual content or links to sexual content
  • Content that includes unlawful harassment or threats of violence
  • Comments that are not topically related or out of context
  • Solicitations of commerce
  • Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity
  • Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems or investigations
  • Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party
  • Content that defames any person, group, or organization
  • Content that is false or any malicious statements concerning any employee, the City, or its operations
  • Disclosure of any proprietary, confidential, or privileged information
  • Repeated postings of inappropriate or inflammatory material
  • Statements in support of or opposition to political campaigns, candidates, or ballot measures.

Waiver of Liability and Indemnification

Because various laws exist that create liability for various actions, including, but without limitation, defamation, invasion of privacy, false light, breach of contract, procurement violations, violations of due process and many other potential areas of exposure for which the City accepts no responsibility based on the actions or other or for creating this site, each user and all user’s successors and assigns , releases and holds harmless and agrees to indemnify the City of Clayton and its officers, employees and agents from any and all actions, claims, liabilities and damages of whatever kind and nature arising out of or in connection with use of the this site or account.