New Hope Fellowship Social Media Policy
This policy provides guidance for the members use of social media, which should be broadly understood for purposes of this policy to include blogs, wikis, microblogs, message boards, chat room, electronic newsletters, online forms, social networking sites and services that permit users to share information with others in a contemporaneous manner.
The following principle apply to the professional use of social media on behalf of New Hope Fellowship as well as personal use of social media when referencing New Hope Fellowship.
Members need to know and adhere to New Hope Fellowship’s Code of Conduct, Member’s Handbook, and other Church policies when using social media in reference to New Hope Fellowship.
Members are not to publish, post or release information that is considered confidential or not public. If there are questions about what is considered confidential, members should check with the Church Administrator and or the Pastor.
Members should get appropriate permission before you refer to or post images of current or former members, members, vendors or suppliers. Additionally, Members should get appropriate permission to to use third party’s copyrights, copyrighted material , trademarks, service marks or other intellectual property.
If Members encounter as situation while using social media that threatens to become antagonistic, Members should disengage from the dialogue in a polite manner and seek the advice of Church Administrator or Pastor. Although not an exclusive list, some examples of prohibited social media conduct include posting commentary, content, or images that are defamatory, pornographic, proprietary, harassing, libelous, or that can create a hostile work environment .
Social media networks, blogs and other types of online content sometimes generate press and media attention or legal questions. Members should refer these inquiries to authorized New Hope Fellowship spokespersons.