PIA Social Media User Agreement
PIA’s Social Media User Agreement governs all official PIA accounts on social media platforms and websites, including, but not limited to, social networking pages, blogs, and file-sharing sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn).
The following User Agreement governs all official PIA accounts on social media platforms and websites, including, but not limited to, social networking pages, blogs, and file-sharing sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn). Please read this Agreement carefully. This Agreement may be modified at any time. Your participation on any of PIA’s social media accounts constitutes your agreement to comply with these rules and any future revisions. If you cannot follow these rules, please do not participate. You can access this Agreement at any time on PIA.org. Your failure to follow these rules may result in suspension or termination of your access to PIA’s social media accounts, without notice. Please select the following links to review each section of the PIA Social Media User Agreement.
- Official Sources of Information
- Comments Are Subject to Public Disclosure
- Comments by Others Are Not Endorsed
- The Right to Report Threatening Comments
- Comments Submitted on Social Media Accounts
- External Links
- Privacy and Security
- Section 508 Compliance
Official Sources of Information
PIA may post links to official government information or statements on its social media accounts. However, PIA should not be considered a primary source for this information. PIA is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
Comments Are Subject to Public Disclosure
All comments submitted or posted on PIA social media accounts are subject to public disclosure. PIA reserves the right to remove any content that violates this policy or any applicable law.
Comments by Others Are Not Endorsed
PIA does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on its social media accounts. Any online information or material, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments. These comments do not necessarily represent the views of PIA or the United States Government. By submitting or posting a comment, you agree that PIA and the United States Government are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to this information, even if it is defamatory, offensive or illicit.
The Right to Report Threatening Comments
PIA reserves the right to report any comments that imply harm or imminent danger to yourself or others. By submitting or posting a comment, you accept that PIA has the right to contact the appropriate authorities to report any suspicious activities, threats, or behaviors.
Comments Submitted on Social Media Accounts
PIA reserves the right to review, edit, move, or delete any material submitted as a comment on its social media accounts. When possible, the PIA team will remove personally identifiable information or delete comments to protect visitors’ identities. Visitors should not include identifiable information (e.g., an e-mail address, social security number, or phone number) in their comments.
With the exception of authorized law enforcement investigations, or as otherwise required by law, the PIA team will not share personal information with any other outside organizations.
While we encourage submissions from all viewpoints, we ask that all participants agree to the following Terms of Participation:
- Please post only questions or comments directly related and relevant to PIA and the topics discussed.
- Refrain from posting questions that contain threats, obscenities, and any other material that would violate the law if published, such as abusive, defamatory, or sexually explicit material.
Submissions containing the following will be deleted:
- obscene or threatening language or discrimination (hate speech) based on race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability
- solicitations or advertisements of commercial products and services
- any personal or sensitive information (phone numbers, email or postal addresses)
- any endorsement of religious beliefs/practices or political parties, candidates, or groups
- any posts or links intended to influence (lobby) a Member of Congress, or government official on legislation or an appropriation
If your original post includes a resource, service or product, for people with disabilities, PIA may ask you to change your comment by removing any part that violates the Terms of Participation.
Although PIA will monitor all websites on a regular basis for inappropriate or defamatory content, comments submitted after regular business hours, Monday through Friday, or on weekends will be reviewed on the next business day.
PIA reserves the right to remove any URLs that pose or appear to pose a security threat to the site, the United States Government and other users. PIA or the United States Government do not necessarily endorse links to other websites or the information, products, or services contained therein. All links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of PIA. Users are advised that they click on links posted by other users at their own risk.
Privacy and Security
Please read the full text of our Privacy and Security policy.
Section 508 Compliance
Third party social media platforms and websites may not be accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. We urge users to post content in the most accessible form possible. Any information posted by PIA on any of its social media accounts will be natively accessible or available in alternate formats on PIA.org.
References to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by PIA or the United States Government. The views and opinions of the authors and/or posters on PIA.org do not necessarily state or reflect those of PIA or the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.