Social media comment policy

-Comments-

Before posting a comment, please note The Department of Technology (CalTech) will review all comments after posting. Due to the fact this page is public and possibly visible to persons of all ages, we expect participants to show respect, civility and consideration to visitors. Therefore, comments will be removed if they:

– Contain personal attacks against any member of the public or an employee of the CalTech.

– Promote or advertise services or products, unless authorized by CalTech.

– Contain abusive, profane or vulgar language.

– Contain sexual content, overly graphic, disturbing, obscene or offensive material, or material that would otherwise violate the law if published on this site.

– Include offensive language targeting specific ethnic, religious, or racial groups.

Employees of CalTech will not edit public comments to remove objectionable or inappropriate content, so please ensure that comments comply with this policy if you would like it posted.

CalTech recognizes that social media tools are available 24 hours a day, and we welcome comments at any time. However, given the need to manage resources, the moderation and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Pacific Time, or when possible. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends or holidays will be read and posted as soon as possible if they meet the aforementioned criteria; in most cases, this will mean the next business day.

-Privacy-

To protect your personal privacy and the privacy of other persons, CalTech recommends that people do not include personally identifiable information, such as full name, Social Security number, phone numbers, addresses, or e-mail addresses in the body of their comments. If comments include personally identifiable information, it may not be posted.

Note: CalTech or any of its members will not ask for your personal information via any social networking site either through the official California Department of Technology “Facebook” page, nor any “Facebook” page maintained by any other unit or person employed by CalTech, for any official use by the Department.

 

-Endorsements-    

Unless noted, any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other non-governmental organizations or individuals that remain on this site are provided solely for informational purposes, or provided by the web hosting service. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement by CalTech of any product, person, or service.

-Contact-

Members of the public should be aware that information shared through this site may be subject to release to people who request it through the Freedom of Information Act.

Please note that communications made through social media channels, such as the CalTech Department “Facebook” page, will not constitute legal or official notice or comment to the California Department of Technology or any official or employee of CalTech for any purpose.

CalTech encourages feedback – both positive and negative – and we want to hear your ideas and opinions.  You can contact CalTech by visiting http://www.cio.ca.gov or calling (916) 319-9223.

-Amendments –

This policy may be updated or amended at any time.