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Ogden City Web Policy

Ogden City Web Policy

 
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Purpose

The goal of Ogden City’s website is to enhance the City’s governmental purposes by providing information about Ogden City and City services of general interest to residents, businesses, and visitors. Ogden City’s website is not a public forum for the exercise of free speech.

General Disclaimer

Information contained in Ogden City’s website, including information contained in external links, is provided without any warranties or representations of any kind as to accuracy, reliability, timeliness, or content. Under no circumstances shall Ogden City be liable for any acts or omissions based upon reliance on any information contained in or linked to the web site, nor shall the City be liable for any consequences of such reliance. Links or references to other information or organizations do not constitute an endorsement by the City.

Social Media Policy

The purpose of the Ogden City Government Facebook , Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter page is to serve as a mechanism for communication between Ogden City government and members of the public. All content created or posted on Ogden City’s social media pages belong to the city and may be considered a public record. The city reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed to be in violation of Ogden City’s social media policy or any applicable law. Ogden City social media site articles and comments containing any of the following forms of content shall not be allowed:

a. Comments in support of or opposition to political campaigns or ballot measures

b. Profane language or content

c. 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 orientation

d. Sexual content or links to sexual content

e. Solicitations of commerce

f. Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity

g.Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems

h. Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party or

i. Comments not topically related to the particular social medium article being commented upon, including random or unintelligible comments


Links to External Websites

Consistent with the purpose of this website, Ogden City may in its sole discretion provide external web links to the following: governmental entities and educational institutions; generally recognized community organizations; organizations providing information about art, cultural, sporting, and recreational activities in the Ogden area; entities with which the City has an existing contractual relationship; entities or events that receive funding from the City or are otherwise sponsored by the City; entities that contribute to City initiatives and that the City wishes to acknowledge; the Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce; the Ogden Convention and Visitors Bureau; and web pages that provide free information on local conditions for Ogden City, such as weather or snow conditions. Links may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of Ogden City at any time without notice. This policy may be revised without prior notice.

Links by Other Entities to Ogden City’s Website

It is not necessary to obtain advance permission to link to the Ogden City website, however, Ogden City website content and URLs may change at any time without notice. Entities and individuals linking to the Ogden City website shall not capture any of the City’s web pages within frames; present Ogden City content as their own, or otherwise misrepresent Ogden City website content; misinform users about the origin or ownership of Ogden City web site content; or make any statement or implication that Ogden City is endorsing, recommending, or favoring, any product, viewpoint, or service.

Ogden Area Events Calendar

The Ogden City website provides a link to the Ogden Area Events Calendar. The City posts Ogden City government events. The City may post external events consistent with the purpose of the City website and external website links policy. Other community organizations also post events to this Calendar.

ADA Access

Ogden City is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Upon request, Ogden City will make reasonable accommodations to provide individuals who have disabilities access to information regarding city services, programs, or activities set forth on the City’s website.

Legal Notice

Communication provided to Ogden City through its website, through e-mail or any other online messaging system does not constitute legal notice to Ogden City.

Copyright Policy

All material on the Ogden City website is protected by International and U.S. copyright law. Distribution, mirroring, modification, or re-use of text, graphics, photographs or videos is not permitted without the express written permission of Ogden City. Information contained in the Ogden City website may be printed for personal use.