[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Caldwell 9-18-2018 by Ord. No. 1355-18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This chapter was adopted as Ch. 39, but was renumbered to fit the organization of the Code.
There is hereby created a Borough of Caldwell Social Media Policy.
The term "social media" used herein is content created by individuals, using accessible, expandable, and upgradable publishing technologies. "Social media" refers to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and any other communication used by the Borough now or in the future that is open to response or comment. The term may be further defined in detail in the Social Media Policy guidelines as amended from time to time by resolution of the governing body.
The purpose of the Social Media Policy is to establish enforceable rules for the use of social media by Borough officials and employees when conducting Borough business. Social media policies and procedures are necessary to assure that communications made on behalf of the Borough are properly authorized and in correct form; that communications to the municipality by means of social media which can be viewed by the public are appropriate and pertinent; that communications to the Borough are related to the posted municipal information; and that the originator of the communication is clearly and fully informed that a message received by the Borough through social media is not a substitute for required reporting procedures.
This Social Media Policy shall apply to the Borough's governing body, all Borough agencies and departments and all affiliated government or nongovernment agencies, officials, and commissions (collectively herein the "Borough") permitted by the Borough to post on Borough social media sites.
Penalties for violation of the Social Media Policy shall be as set forth in the Social Media Policy guidelines in effect at the time of the violation of the Social Media Policy.