Social Media Policy

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Thank you for participating on one of the City of Ames' social media sites (including CyRide, Ames Public Library, and Furman Aquatic Center). We ask that you treat others with respect, even if disagreements occur. Please do not post material that could be considered an infringement on the rights of others. The City of Ames reserves the right to delete postings, or block users, that it deems to be slanderous, obscene, soliciting or threatening.

If you find inappropriate content on one of our social media sites, please notify an administrator immediately by emailing printern@city.ames.ia.us or by calling the Public Relations Office at 515-239-5204. The City of Ames is not responsible for inappropriate content submitted by other users.

Remember that these are public forums and whatever information you share will be viewed by others. Consider this carefully before posting detailed personal information. We caution you against posting any information that could make you vulnerable to identity theft. Even if your privacy settings are set to the maximum, never assume anything you post is private. The City of Ames has no control over the policies and practices of these third party sites.