OUR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
SLCBC strives to maintain a positive image in the community and has adopted this policy to ensure that our members are aware of their responsibility to maintain a positive image as a representative of our organization. All SLCBC social media accounts with outlets such as, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs, etc. are intended to be used as a means of communicating important information regarding SLCBC.
This policy is not intended to interfere with the private lives of our members, or infringe upon their right to freedom of speech. This policy is designed to ensure that SLCBC’s image as well as positive relationships among members are maintained.
SOCIAL MEDIA CODE OF CONDUCT
All members of the Sierra Leonean Community of BC are held to a Code of Conduct as specified by our Bylaws. Members and non-members of Sierra Leonean origin, and associates or friends, are welcome to join our community social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Whatsapp etc., provided they follow our standard of rights and responsibilities. To ensure that social media channels are a positive online environment, SLCBC has developed a code of conduct for the benefit of all users:
Core Rules (a single violation may lead to removal, or loss of membership or, at the very least, disciplinary action):
Do not post unauthorized personal information (names, address, phone number, email etc.). Make sure you respect the confidentiality of others and do not disclose any private information or personal information without consent.
Do not use threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethically offensive language and/or comments. Terms and/or comments of a sexual nature are not allowed. If you are unsure whether a comment is appropriate, keep it to yourself.
Personal attacks (verbal or otherwise) against any person on our social media channels will not be tolerated.
Do not share sexual, violent or gruesome pictures/videos. If you are unsure whether material you want to share falls in these categories, do not share it.
You are responsible for the content you post - This includes information, text, photos, messages etc. If you didn’t create the content that you post, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary consents. Confirm the validity of the news you wish to share before you post it.
SLCBC is not responsible for security on external links. We advise our visitors to be aware of the privacy policies that each site maintains.
If you have questions with respect to our policies concerning the handling of your personal information, or if you wish to request access to, or correction of, your personal information under our control, please contact us.
You may find further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information on the website of the Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia.