Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program
Social Media Policy
Statement of Intent
The Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP) seeks to foster robust and civil discourse, and to promote lawyer mentoring and professional development on all CAMP owned social media channels. Nothing in the policy below should be construed as constraining speech on non-CAMP social media, nor other non-CAMP print, broadcast, nor digital channels.
Applicability and Scope
This policy outlines the proper use of social media for the official business purposes of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program, including the promotion of the office, programming, and staff of CAMP. (See the section “Official CAMP Social Media Account Recognition” below for the definition of official CAMP accounts.)
For the purpose of this policy, “social media” refers to, but is not limited to blogs (i.e., web-based journals) and microblogs (e.g., Tumblr), collaborative websites (e.g., Wikipedia, etc.), message boards, social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter), podcasts (i.e., multimedia distributed over the internet), video sharing (e.g., YouTube), and photo sharing (e.g., Instagram, Snapchat, etc.).
This policy applies to all CAMP employees and to anyone posting content and comments to any official CAMP site.
CAMP values robust and civil discourse, and seeks to promote lawyer mentoring and professional development. We welcome critical posts and opposing points of view, but users shall refrain from using profanity and from making personal attacks in any comments posted to CAMP social media platforms.
As CAMP’s social media platforms are integral parts of its marketing and public relations efforts, CAMP reserves the right to moderate comments without prior notification as part of its standard editorial practices. We delete comments that contain personal attacks, obscene, harassing, or threatening language, and ban users who violate these terms. As a rule, we delete comments that are clearly off-topic, as well as advertising and solicitations for non-CAMP events, products, businesses, and fundraisers.
CAMP assumes no responsibility for user comments, screen names, nor any information they post. Third-party content shared on CAMP social media platforms does not constitute an endorsement, nor reflect the views of CAMP. Likewise, user accounts followed by official CAMP platforms do not constitute endorsements of those users, nor of the content they post. The use of CAMP logos and wordmarks is restricted to official CAMP accounts (see below).
Users who post to official CAMP social media platforms consent to allow CAMP to use such content for marketing and promotional purposes.
We hope that visitors to CAMP’s social media pages will help us maintain an open and collegial atmosphere.
For comments that appear to violate CAMP’s social media policy please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (we will generally respond within 24 hours—nights, weekends, and holidays included).
Official CAMP Social Media Account Recognition
This refers to accounts created with the approval of the CAMP Executive Director for the purpose of promoting CAMP and its constituent programs and partners.
Individuals and groups not directly employed by CAMP and authorized by the appropriate CAMP officials may not represent themselves as official CAMP accounts, nor may they improperly use CAMP logos, seals, nor wordmarks to identify those accounts.
Before setting up any social media accounts for official CAMP business, users must seek approval and guidance from the CAMP Executive Director.
Officially recognized CAMP-affiliated social media pages must be registered with the CAMP Executive Director, including any page in circulation at the time of this policy’s approval, or future pages. The “owner” of the platform must be a full-time staff member or employee of CAMP; at least one other person in the CAMP office must have access to the account login information and password. That second person must also be a full-time employee of CAMP.
Information found on any unauthorized CAMP-related social media page is not considered representative of CAMP.
When applicable, pages registered with CAMP must make every effort to use all available accessibility features. This includes creating and posting any additional content, i.e., alt text, captions and photo IDs.
Employees using social media on behalf of CAMP must not violate intellectual property rights of CAMP, its staff, nor any third parties, nor disclose confidential or private information of CAMP or third parties.
With respect to copyrighted material, this policy applies in conjunction with, and not independent of, the Terms of Service of any and all social media sites where relevant content resides. Additionally, all copyrighted material must respect federal copyright laws.