Social Media and Blog Comment Policy for Readers
As an extension of Mt. Lebanon’s official municipal website (www.mtlebanon.org), some official social media outlets utilized by the public information office may allow for public comment and posting. We do so with the goal of fostering open and transparent communication between municipal officials and residents, as well as promoting and strengthening the positive character of our community. The same shall be true of any blog on our magazine website, www.lebomag.com. We sincerely hope those who participate will do so in a constructive, polite manner, with respect for any opposing views of other people.
The Mt. Lebanon Municipality manages this page as a limited public forum and therefore the following conditions apply:
The Municipality of Mt. Lebanon welcomes a person’s right to express his/her opinion and encourages posters to keep comments related to content on this page. The Municipality reserves the right to remove any comments that are inappropriate or offensive, including comments that:
• defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or violate the legal rights of others,
• include racism, hatred, slander, threats, obscenity, violence, or vulgarity,
• include spam or advertisements,
• could harm the safety or well-being of one of our employees, including personal attacks,
• are off-topic,
• have personal information about another person or that violate a person’s privacy,
● include copyrighted material that belongs to another person,
● contain links to inappropriate websites.
Comments posted by members of the public on any Mt. Lebanon social media site or blog are the opinions of the commentator/poster only, and publication of a comment does not imply endorsement of, or agreement by, the municipality of Mt. Lebanon, nor do such comments necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Mt. Lebanon. Comments on blog posts will not be posted until approved by a moderator and are subject to the same rules as above. Commenters must use their own names. Posting on any of our pages or social media accounts constitutes acceptance of these terms.
Do not use our pages to report a crime in progress. Call 911 for a first-responder, especially since our pages are not monitored 24 hours a day.
You are welcome and encouraged to download and print material from www.lebomag.com for your personal use. However, much of the www.lebomag.com content is copyright protected under applicable laws. You may not copy and distribute www.lebomag.com content or copy and post www.lebomag.com content on another web site without the permission of the publisher. You may not use any www.lebomag.com content for commercial purposes. In particular, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display or in any way exploit any of the www.lebomag.com content without prior written consent of the publisher. Any use of www.lebomag.com content not specifically permitted above is prohibited.