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Social Media Policy

Scope

Social media is communications technology that can encourage effective interaction and discussion with stakeholders. Manitoba Ombudsman will consider using such tools as:

Purpose

Manitoba Ombudsman will use social media platforms to:

Social media platforms will complement the Manitoba Ombudsman website, and where possible, direct users back to the Manitoba Ombudsman website for in-depth information, forms, or other documents.

Moderation

Manitoba Ombudsman social media sites will be monitored regularly during regular business hours.

Respectful commentary, opinions, questions, and responses related to the topic under discussion are welcome. Manitoba Ombudsman cannot commit to responding to all comments received on its social media sites, but will reply to questions and take part in discussions whenever possible.

Manitoba Ombudsman reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of this social media policy or any applicable law. The following will not be allowed:

Use and Liability

By submitting content, users are giving Manitoba Ombudsman permission to use and distribute this content in our print and online publications.

Manitoba Ombudsman is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of content posted by others. If a third party uses this content, they will agree to indemnify and hold harmless Manitoba Ombudsman from all third party claims, demands, actions or costs arising out of use of these sites.

March 2013