Social Media Policy
Red Deer County values the importance of communicating with our residents and ratepayers; one of the most accessible ways to do that is through the County's official social media channels. We invite you to follow Red Deer County on one of our many social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
The Communications department uses official social media accounts to provide information, highlight the work being done by Red Deer County, and direct users to important online information. Social media is also used to provide emergent and time-sensitive information. By following our socials, you can expect to see information about our programs, services, initiatives, and projects.
Please understand that our social media channels are not used to collect official feedback on County initiatives, and that social media feedback is not a official conduit to Council. For information on how to contact your Councilor, please visit the Council page of our website. Where relevant, the Communications team will direct you to the appropriate channels to provide official feedback.
To learn more about our social media guidelines, visit https://www.rdcounty.ca/DocumentCenter/View/6843/Red-Deer-County-Social-Media-and-Acceptable-Use
social media guidelines
Red Deer County invites you to post comments on our platforms; however, we expect everyone who participates in online commentary to be respectful.
The County reserves the right to remove any posts or content for the following reasons:
• Provides the personal information of other individuals;
• Promotes, perpetuates or fosters discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, nationality, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation;
• Is a personal attack on an individual or specific group;
• Is profane or abusive;
• Is sexually explicit or linked to content that is sexually explicit;
• Conducts or encourages illegal activity;
• Is commercial in nature and is attempting to advertise, promote or sell products or services of an individual or an individual business;
• May tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems;
• Does not comply with municipal, provincial or federal legislation.
Notwithstanding the criteria listed above, Red Deer County reserves the right to remove any posts that violate or appear to violate Red Deer County's social media policy.
Red Deer County is not responsible for comments made by subscribers or members related to its social media applications and reserves the right to remove any content that is offensive or inappropriate.