The Legislative Reference Library ("Library") recognizes the importance of communicating with the public online, including through social media. This document provides information to members of the public regarding the Library's policies for use of the Library's Twitter and Pinterest sites, as recommended by the Texas Department of Information Resources.
You are encouraged to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. We ask, however, that you follow our posting guidelines.
We reserve the discretion to remove comments that:
Links from social media pages operated by the Library to any other websites do not constitute or imply Library endorsement of those sites, their content, or products and services associated with those sites.
Posts and comments on social media pages operated by the Library are public and may be viewed by all visitors. Therefore, visitors should be careful about posting any private or personally identifiable information and limit such information to the minimum necessary to communicate their message. If you need to include private or personally identifiable information in your communications with the Library, please contact us directly.
Comments made on social media pages operated by the Library may constitute public information. Public information requests will be handled in accordance with the public information law.
By making your e-mail address available on a social media page operated by the Library, you affirmatively consent to the release of your e-mail address on the social media page.
Content of the Library's social media pages may constitute public records subject to Texas records retention requirements.
The social media tools employed by the Library are hosted by third parties, and in addition to the policies of the Library, the use of those sites is governed by the social media providers' own policies, such as their respective privacy policies and terms of service.
The Library respects the rights of all copyright holders, and therefore, it has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the removal of material that infringes the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been posted in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please e-mail the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are having trouble viewing the Library's Pinterest site, please e-mail the Library at email@example.com.
To accommodate Library users with disabilities, www.easychirp.com is the suggested alternative access to the Library's Twitter profile.