Social Media Terms of Use


City of Ames Terms of Use

Terms of Use Guidelines 

This is an official Facebook page of the City of Ames. For more information about the City of Ames, please visit This site is intended to serve as a mechanism for communication between the public and the City of Ames on the listed topics, and as a forum to further the mission of the City. Questions or comments can be addressed to Susan Gwiasda at

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 Ames Social Media Use Policy, Standards and Procedures, the City reserves the right to remove inappropriate content, including, but not limited to:

  • obscene language or sexual content
  • content that threatens or defames any person or organization
  • content that incites violence
  • content that violates the legal ownership interest of another party
  • content that promotes illegal activity
  • content that is repetitive or duplicative
  • content that promotes commercial services or products or SPAM
  • Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, genetics, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or intellectual disability, or sexual orientation.
  • Content that is off-topic
  • Content that advocates illegal activity
  • Content that identifies personally identifying information including, but not limited to: email address, phone numbers, addresses, medical information, etc.
  • Content that is considered organized political activity


The City disclaims any and all responsibility and liability for any materials that the City deems inappropriate for posting, which cannot be removed in an expeditious and otherwise timely manner.


Before posting on our page, please review the following:

• Please be mindful of the Terms of Use Guidelines posted above, and ensure your post does not violate those guidelines. 
• This page is not continually monitored by City of Ames employees, but is monitored as time allows.
• Any use of the "like" feature between this Facebook page and a private person does not indicate endorsement of that person’s actions or comments.

• If a user continues to post inappropriate items after being warned of the violation of the "Terms of Use," that user may be banned from this page.
• A posting on this page constitutes acceptance of these Terms of Use.

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