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Social Media Terms of Use

The City of Carlsbad is using social media as a way to provide information of interest to the Carlsbad community about city services, issues, news and events. Social media is also a great way for the community to learn about and participate in city government.
 
In the spirit of transparency in city government, please be aware that the city does not retain any social media content. All social media sites that the city participates with are owned and operated by third party entities not affiliated with the City of Carlsbad. Therefore, you are encouraged to contact city officials and staff through their city email addresses and phone numbers.
 
To help ensure this site is a safe and productive place, please take a moment to become familiar with the following terms of use:

Discussion topics

The city’s presences on social media sites serve as moderated online information exchanges about city services, issues, news and events and are not intended as a public forum. The city reserves the right to delete submissions if they:

    • Do not directly relate to city services, issues, news and events
    • Contain links that do not directly relate to city services, issues, news and events
    • Promote specific commercial entities, causes, products, candidates for office or political organizations
    • Infringe on third party intellectual property rights, including copyrights, trademarks or the social media site’s terms of use; or we receive notice that a submission may infringe on the intellectual property rights of third parties 
    • Include personal attacks on any individual
    • Contain profanity, erotica or pornography
    • Convey racial, political or religious views
    • Promote illegal activity 

Ownership and endorsement

The comments and posts expressed on this site by the members of the public do not reflect the opinions of the city, its officers or employees. The City of Carlsbad does not claim or assert any ownership interest in any of the material posted here by the public, but by your submission or posting of any materials on this site, you are granting the city a royalty free, non-exclusive and perpetual license to display it on this site and, in the city’s sole discretion, capture the material for achieving it on a city owned server. To use or modify materials not posted here by the City of Carlsbad, contact the owner of those materials directly.
 
Please note that this site is administered by the City of Carlsbad, but the content on this site is not entirely controlled by the city. The City of Carlsbad does not endorse any link or advertisements placed on this site by the social media site or its vendors or partners.  

Public records

The city has the right at all times to disclose any information to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; and to edit, refuse to post or to remove or to store any information or materials posted here. All information posted to the City of Carlsbad’s social media sites shall be deemed a public record which the city will disclose without any prior notice to you.

STATUTORY NOTICES

THE CITY OF CARLSBAD DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY STATUTORY NOTICE REQUIRED TO BE GIVEN TO THE CITY OF CARLSBAD BY ANY LAW, REGULATION OR CONTRACT ON SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES. ALL SUCH NOTICES SHALL BE PROVIDED AND DELIVERED TO THE CITY IN THE MANNER DESCRIBED BY APPLICABLE LAW, REGULATION OR CONTRACT. FOR FUTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT EITHER THE PERSON LISTED BELOW OR THE CARLSBAD CITY CLERK AT 760-434-2808.
 
For more information

The contact person at the City of Carlsbad for social media sites is:
Kristina Ray, communications manager
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-2957
kristina.ray@carlsbadca.gov

Contact Information

Kristina Ray, communications manager
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-2957
kristina.ray@carlsbadca.gov