Social Media Community Guidelines

(Adapted from State of Michigan Social Media Community Guidelines)

Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) engages with the public through multiple digital outlets. We do this to provide information of interest to our county residents and business community.  We encourage you to engage with CMDHD through our digital outlets. Please also feel free to share the information that CMDHD posts on our digital outlets.

If you decide to submit comments or questions on CMDHD social media sites, we will do our best to respond to you as soon as we can.  However, CMDHD receives a lot of correspondence – via social media and otherwise – so responses should only be expected during our regular business hours, and it may take some time to get back to you.

When engaging with us through social media, you agree to the following CMDHD Social Media Customer Use Policy.

CMDHD Social Media Customer Use Policy

When engaging CMDHD on social media you are subject to the Terms of Service (TOS) of the host site. CMDHD encourages anyone interested in sending comments or questions to us via social media to review host site TOS prior to engaging with CMDHD on specific social media sites.  Please make sure that you fully understand your rights before posting. 

If you decide to comment or ask questions on social media, please keep in mind that CMDHD uses social media to engage with all members of the public.  Thus, we will moderate discussions on social media to ensure that everyone who wants to comment feels welcome and is able to do so. CMDHD reserves the right to remove content and comments that contain:

  • Profane or obscene language or content;

  • Content that promotes or perpetuates discrimination against protected classes; 

  • Content intended to sexually harass others;

  • Content that encourages or promotes illegal activity;

  • Spam, or any content that links to external sites;

  • Solicitations of commerce, or advertisements, which include promotion or endorsement of a product, service, or individual;

  • Promotions of services, products, or political candidates or organizations;

  • Content that violates intellectual property interests of any third party (i.e., copyright or trademark infringement);

  • Content that includes sensitive personal identifying information, including, but not limited to social security numbers, financial account numbers, or driver’s license numbers.  For your protection, never post sensitive personal identifying information on social media!

  • Information that may compromise the safety or security of the public, including public systems, and infrastructure;

  • Information that may compromise others’ safety or security;

  • Threats of violence;

  • Trolling, or posting inflammatory, off-topic, or inappropriate comments or content for the purpose of upsetting other users and provoking an emotional response or disrupting on-topic discussion.

Disclaimer

  • CMDHD social media posts may include content or hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public or private sources. When viewing content or a link outside of the CMDHD.org domain, users are subject to security and privacy policies of the host website.

  • CMDHD is not responsible for, nor can it control, content on, or the design of, third-party sites.

  • Comments and content posted by the public on CMDHD’s social media do not reflect the opinions or position of CMDHD.

  • CMDHD is not responsible for loss of sensitive personal identifying information that is voluntarily provided and posted by the public on CMDHD social media sites.  It is your responsibility to protect your sensitive information by not posting such information on social media sites designed to be viewed by members of the public.

Questions about the CMDHD’s Community Guidelines and Customer Use Policy should be submitted to info@cmdhd.org.