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Social Media Rules of Engagement

Your use of The Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau (“CPCVB”) social media channels is subject to these Terms of Use and the terms of use of the social platform from which you accessed these Terms of Use.

The CPCVB social media channels are social media locations for community members to connect to and learn about CPCVB through information, pictures and video concerning events in the area, initiatives and programs. Our goal is to provide useful and interesting content about our organization, Centre County, and foster an open and respectful dialogue relating to the specific issues and topics covered in our posts and tweets and other multi-media.

CPCVB reserves all rights relating to the company's social media channels, including but not limited to: (i) adding, removing, or modifying any content, (ii) blocking disruptive users; and (iii) discontinuing any of our social media channels at any time. CPCVB does not represent that the information on CPCVB’s social media channels is accurate, complete, reliable, useful, timely or current. You read all content at your own risk. Do not rely on the information or advice in any of these postings.

CPCVB may, in its sole discretion, delete irresponsible content or content that is otherwise inconsistent with the purpose of the CPCVB social media channels; namely, dissemination and sharing of on-topic, appropriate content. To the extent applicable, CPCVB reserves the right to block any user that fails to follow these Terms of Use. Examples of inappropriate or off-topic messages include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Defamatory, malicious, obscene, intimidating, discriminatory, harassing or threatening comments or hate propaganda;
  • Calls to violence of any kind;
  • Activity that violates any law or regulation;
  • Attempts to target CPCVB or CPCVB Followers to offer goods or services, of either a commercial or private nature;
  • Spam directed at CPCVB or any of CPCVB’s Followers, including any form of automatically generated content or repeatedly posting the same content;
  • Content that includes medical advice that may be unsolicited and/or unverified;
  • Content deemed to constitute an unapproved use of any of our products or is otherwise false or misleading;
  • Any potential infringement upon any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, brand names, trade names, logos, copyrights or trade secrets of any person, business or place;
  • Other content deemed to be off-topic or to disrupt the purposes of the channel, its Followers, and its sense of community and acceptance; and
  • Content posted by fake or anonymous users.

Our social media channels are not the appropriate place to resolve issues, complaints or suggestions about individual sales and service experiences or our products. This does not mean we do not want to hear about such issues, but trained representatives best handle these types of concerns. If you’re interested in sharing comments or feedback outside the scope of these channels, you can send a message through the Contact Us tab on our website. Comments may be forwarded to other CPCVB departments and personnel to ensure appropriate follow-up.

Please keep in mind that CPCVB does not create, control, represent, or endorse any opinions or statements expressed by others within its social media channels, including those that Follow/Like CPCVB and those Followed/Liked by CPCVB and that any content posted by anyone other than CPCVB is the responsibility of the submitter and not CPCVB. Links, which take you out of our social media channels, websites, and digital assets, are not under the control of CPCVB, and CPCVB is not responsible for the terms and conditions, privacy policy, or content of any such site or any further links from such site. CPCVB is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by CPCVB. Also, please keep in mind that if CPCVB follows another user’s account, “likes” another page, re-tweets, “favorites,” shares, or otherwise re-posts another user’s content, such an action does not constitute an endorsement.

You should understand that content you submit to our social media channels is public and will not place CPCVB under any obligation to you. This means CPCVB is free to disclose and use the ideas contained in content on a non-confidential basis to anyone without any liability to you. You should also not use CPCVB’s social media channels to submit unsolicited ideas. Generally we don’t accept these, and if you submit any – for example by posting them – you need to understand that you don’t have ownership rights in such ideas, that we won’t compensate or reward you, and that we don’t waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to us, developed by our employees, or obtained from other sources. You agree that by posting content on our social media channels, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit and display and distribute such content in any and all media or distribution methods now known or later developed. Further, by submitting content you represent and warrant to CPCVB that you are the sole owner of the content and that CPCVB’s use of the content will not violate the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to copyright rights; and that you will defend and hold CPCVB harmless from any and all claims arising therefrom. By submitting content you waive any right to inspect or approve of such uses and agree to hold harmless CPCVB and all others identified above from any and all claims you, your heirs, executors or assigns may at any time have against CPCVB on account of the granting of the license or arising out of CPCVB’s use of the content.

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