Social Media Moderation Policy

Welcome to the Visit San Marcos Facebook page. The purpose of this page is to keep San Marcos’ residents, businesses and visitors updated with recent news, events and other information about San Marcos. This site welcomes family-friendly comments and posts. In addition to the Facebook Content Code of Conduct, the City Communications Department and Visit San Marcos reserve the right to enforce the rules contained in this policy. The City of San Marcos is not responsible for the content nor does it endorse any site which has a link from this page. All content, comments and replies posted are subject to the Texas Public Information Act and are considered public information under that State law and may be disclosed in response to a request for information from any member of the public. Content and comments containing any of the following are not allowed for posting on this page and will be removed:

a) Profane language or off-topic content;

b) Personal attacks or harassment of individuals or specific groups;

c) Hateful or discriminatory comments regarding race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political beliefs or any other form of discrimination;

d) Political or religious advocacy or commentary;

e) Links or comments containing sexually explicit content material;

f) Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity;

g) Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems;

h) Content that includes personally identifiable information within their comments, including addresses, telephone numbers or email addresses;

i) Attacks on specific groups or any comments meant to harass, threaten or abuse an individual;

j) Commercial solicitations or advertisements;

k) Unsolicited videos;

l) Content that violates any law, confidentiality, copyright or plagiarized material; or

m) Spam, link baiting or files containing viruses that could damage the operation of other people’s computers or mobile devices.

Those individuals who fail to follow these guidelines may be banned from the page at any time. The City's Communications Office and Visit San Marcos reserve the right to use its discretion to delete or hide posts that are determined to be in violation of these guidelines.