WSSC Social Media Policy

As an active member of the business community, WSSC realizes the value and importance of social
media for business promotion and practices. We also recognize the growing influence of social
media and its widening scope. WSSC has implemented the following social media policy to help our
employees understand and adhere to standard responsible social media practices, put in place to
protect the Staff, their roles, its affiliates, the town of West Seneca and staff, and WSSC as a whole.
We realize that any staff, registrant, participant and spectator of any events of WSSC may elect to
create a blog, contribute online, or participate in an online social network of any kind.

Any time you participate in social media, you are posting on your own behalf unless expressly
requested by WSSC to post on the company’s behalf (i.e., social media, marketing staff). Any posts
on social media or other online publishing should be made under your own name.
When posting anything that may be associated with you professionally, it is vital that you post a
disclaimer such as: “the opinion expressed here is entirely my own and does not necessarily
represent the views or opinions of WSSC.”
If you identify yourself as a WSSC Staff via social media, your opinions and viewpoint must reflect
the responsibilities of your position.
Always adhere to copyright standards and respect the intellectual property of others when utilizing
social media platforms or other online publishing forms.
Do not, under any circumstances, disclose any personal information or post any derogatory
comments, rumors and slander about the Club, the Town of West Seneca and/or their staff on the
Club’s facebook page, website or any of the club’s other social media pages.
Do not disclose confidential information about WSSC, its practices, or any information meant to be
shared only with fellow staff.
Any rumors, slander, or confidential information shared via social media may have a significant
negative impact on this club and its reputation. Legal action may be brought against the individual
responsible for the publication of this information.
At any given time, no one shall share anything with another person via social media that may be
considered inappropriate or fall under the category Not Suitable for Work–known online as NSFW. This includes items of a sexual, profane, or excessively violent nature. These have no place in the
club environment, and disciplinary action may be enforced.

Always respect your audience. In every situation, use social media as a respectful tool to share ideas
and information. Be especially mindful when dealing with sensitive subjects such as politics and
Share content intelligently. If you publish an item professionally, you may help to strengthen the
community of WSSC. Make sure what you publish is helpful, valuable, and promotes the principles
of this club and town.
Protect your privacy. Always think twice before posting, and remember that what you share may
remain in the public domain for a long time afterwards. Make sure you are protecting your own
privacy and that of the club’s.