ArtsNL’s Netiquette Policy was developed for our social media platforms to create a congenial sharing space. Through our social media channels, we encourage a free exchange of ideas and comments. All messages about arts and culture in Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world are welcome.
Derogatory, Offensive and/or Disrespectful Content
In order to foster rich, respectful and constructive dialogue while also maintaining a safe and respectful space, ArtsNL reserves the right to monitor, edit, hide or remove comments or content that:
- is off-topic, propaganda, solicitation (whether political, professional or commercial), or advertising (spam);
- is hateful or harmful toward others;
- is racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic or denigrates someone’s ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religious identity;
- reveals personal or confidential information about someone other than the poster;
- is repeated and persistent;
- is illegal or contains false information intended to incite illegal, violent, hateful or harmful actions;
- is obscene, aggressive, violent, threatening, or abusive; or
- targets an ArtsNL employee or anyone working with ArtsNL in a professional capacity.
Anyone who does not follow this policy may be blocked or banned from further engaging with our social media platforms. The pervasive, persistent and/or repeated posting of derogatory and/or of offensive content or commentary will lead to the involvement of law enforcement and may trigger legal action.
The views expressed on the ArtsNL’s social media channels may not necessarily be those of the ArtsNL, its board or employees. ArtsNL is not responsible for comments or content posted by its followers and disclaims any liability that may arise from followers’ content.
Identity and Brand Theft
ArtsNL will take all legal measures necessary to put an end to any social media account that falsely identifies itself as the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.
Photos and Videos
If you share ArtsNL’s photos or videos, please take steps to ensure that you also receive copyright permission from the appropriate person(s). ArtsNL is not legally liable for any copyright violations committed by its followers and reserves the right to delete any content without notice.
ArtsNL reserves the right to update its online communication policy at any time, entirely at its discretion and without notice.
If you wish to make a complaint about something you’ve seen on ArtsNL’s social media channels, please contact our Communications Officer, Charlene Jackson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for being part of our social media community!
Last Updated: January 2024