Social Media User Disclaimer

The City of Hinesville engages the public through several online outlets, including this website. Communicating with residents and visitors through social media further enables the public to contact the City in a direct and interactive way. Please be aware that when engaging with the City of Hinesville on social media, you are agreeing to the guidelines established below.

Commenting on a City of Hinesville Social Media Site

City of Hinesville departments share information, images and videos with the public through external social media websites. Comments made by the public to these sites are reviewed and, while comments will not be edited by City personnel, a comment may be deleted if it violates the comment guidelines described below:
  • You are subject to the Terms of Service of the host site. Information (photos, videos, etc.) you share with or post to official City of Hinesville social media accounts is also subject to the TOS of the host site and may be used by the owners of the host site for their own purposes. For more information, consult the host website's TOS.
  • City of Hinesville social media accounts are not open to comments promoting or opposing any person campaigning for election to a political office, or promotion or advertisement of a business or commercial transaction.
  • The use of obscene, threatening, or harassing language is prohibited.
  • Personal attacks of any kind or offensive comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial, age, or religious group; gender; sexual orientation; or disability status are prohibited.
  • Comments advocating illegal activity or posting of material that violates copyrights or trademarks of others are prohibited.
  • Comments not topically related to the particular article being commented upon are prohibited.
This comment policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time.

User-Created Content
Users are welcome to submit or post content, including photographs and vidoes, to an official City of Hinesville site. The content must meet the standards articulated in this Customer Use Policy and pertain to the subject of the social media site. Users may only post their own, original content. Reproduced or borrowed content that reasonably appears to violate third party rights will be deleted.

Questions or Concerns?

Questions or concerns regarding City of Hinesville’s social media activity, the City's social media policy and/or this Social Media Customer Use Policy should be submitted online.