Hamilton County Public Health Social Media Policy
Thank you so much for following us on social media! Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) participates in social media in order to work with the community to protect the public health and environment. By providing education and public health and safety news on our social media pages, we strive to assure that the citizens of Hamilton County are safe from disease, injury and contamination.
We encourage you to share your comments, pictures, suggestions and opinions on our social media pages and we enjoy hearing from our stakeholders. All we ask is that you comment in a respectful way both to us and in responding to others. All comments, posts and links are reviewed, however that does not mean they are endorsed in any way by HCPH, nor does it mean that immediate action can always be taken when there is an inappropriate post, however we will do our best to remove such posts in a timely manner.
All inappropriate comments will be deleted. These include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Posts containing profanity, obscenities, vulgarity, hate speech or harassment, including personal attacks against anyone or that violate the law or the policies of the social media outlet (including nudity in photographs, threats, etc.);
- Comments considered SPAM, such as inappropriate advertisements and repetitive posts;
- Comments disclosing any protected information, including health and other personal information; or
- Any other comment, post or photo that HCPH deems inappropriate.
Repeated violations of our social media policy may cause the author(s) to be blocked, banned and/or reported for abuse. Posts that violate the law will be reported to the proper authorities.
We will make every effort to monitor and moderate our social media content, usually replying to inquiries within one business day. Information posted on any of our social media platforms should NOT be considered medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your primary physician on any medical issues you may be having. Most facts and data come from HCPH, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and/or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), unless otherwise noted.
Anything submitted to us on any social media platform is public information, so please use reasonable caution when posting and know that anyone in the world can see your posts. As such, your information may be copied and reposted by other social media users without your knowledge or consent and that is beyond our control.
Links, statistics and information from other organizations are provided as a service to you, but should not be considered an endorsement by HCPH. We are not responsible for any inaccuracies that exist on those external websites or from those external sources.
We hope you enjoy interacting with HCPH on all of our social media platforms and we look forward to interacting with all of our stakeholders. Please share our pages with your friends!
This policy may be viewed at any time by going to our Facebook Page (http://www.fb.com/HamCoHealth) on a PC and clicking “Notes.”
NOTE TO FACEBOOK USERS: If you would like to see ALL of our status updates on our Facebook page, please click the Liked drop-down menu and turn on notifications. Thank you!