This social media policy (Policy) is a legal
agreement between you and UPPO. "You” refers to any user of UPPO’s services,
including, without limitation, the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization’s
(UPPO) LinkedIn® group(s) (Group) services, UPPO’s membership or user of the
By utilizing any of the services listed above
you agree to be bound by the terms of this Policy. If you do not agree, you
should cease using UPPO’s services.
Social networking sites including, but not
limited to Facebook®, MySpace®, Twitter® and Linkedin® (Social Networking
Sites) are an important part of personal and professional communication for
millions of people.
Social Networking Sites are an important part
of a business’s reputation and the line between personal and professional or
business communication is no longer clearly defined. This Policy has been
developed to set forth the standards that you must use when using Social
Networking Sites in order to maintain the high standard of quality for the UPPO
and protect the UPPO from loss of credibility with the public or any
diminishment of its reputation.
You are solely responsible for any information
you submit to a Social Networking Site or the Website, such as blogs, tweets,
photographs, comments, replies, disclosures, opinions, video or other
communication (Content) and any liability resulting from your posting of
inappropriate, libelous, defamatory, obscene or proprietary information. All
posted and/or displayed Content on a Social Networking Site or the Website is
deemed to be publicly disclosed by you. You do this at your own risk and
indemnify and release UPPO from any claims resulting from your Content.
UPPO owns and maintains the Group, the Website
and any other Social Networking Site on behalf of UPPO, as well as any
corresponding electronic pages and content. UPPO’s purpose for maintaining the
Group is to promote best practices and proper compliance with unclaimed
property laws and regulations, facilitate communication and networking with
unclaimed property professionals and to provide education and other types of
unclaimed property information to the members of the Group.
UPPO has the sole discretion to remove any
Content at any time, without liability to UPPO or prior approval from you. UPPO
periodically reviews the Website and any of its Social Networking Sites to
ensure you are not posting Content that is objectionable, infringing,
defamatory, false, misleading, offensive or otherwise in violation of this
Policy. Irrespective, UPPO may remove any Content it wishes at any time. UPPO
reserves the sole right to remove Content and to disable your right to provide
any further Content.
You must adhere to the following guidelines
when using Social Networking Sites or the Website and posting Content:
- Content must be deemed
beneficial to the public and/or members of UPPO.
- Content not be deemed
advertising, promotion or solicitation, unless otherwise approved in writing by
the UPPO Executive Director or President or their designee.
- Content must be lawful and
may not contain content that is objectionable or offensive.
- You may not disclose any
confidential, proprietary or trade secret information of UPPO or any other
third party you have an obligation to.
- Content must adhere to the
- At no time should Content be
posted that constitutes an anti-competitive agreement, discusses pricing or
market allocation, shares competitively-sensitive information or disparages
vendors, suppliers or other members.
- You may not make any
forward-looking commentary about UPPO.
- You may not make any public
disclosures on behalf of UPPO without UPPO’s written consent.
- You may not display, use,
copy or make derivative works of any trademark, copyright or other intellectual
property of UPPO without prior written consent from an authorized officer of UPPO.
No copyrighted works of UPPO or any other third
party may be reproduced in violation of the law. If a work is copyrighted,
regardless of the use of ©, you must seek out and receive express written
permission of the copyright holder to reproduce the copyrighted work in order
to avoid violation. This also includes all copyrighted works held by UPPO. In
order to get permission to copy or reproduce UPPO’s copyrighted materials,
contact UPPO’s Executive Director.
You must have prior authorization and consent
by each person or person(s) contained in a video or audio file before uploading
any such content to the Social Networking Site or the Website.
You must disclose any material connection
between you and any company that you provide an endorsement, testimonial or
blog about. You are not permitted to make any such statements without full
disclosure of any material connection, like gifts, employment, free product
UPPO will comply with all applicable laws
governing equal employment opportunity. UPPO will lawfully use the Content,
regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital
status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual
orientation, membership or activity in a local commission or age.
If you are an employee of UPPO, your Content
cannot violate any terms of the policies, procedures and contracts listed below
(these documents are incorporated into this Policy). Any violation of these
documents or this Policy could result in termination.
- Any company confidentiality policies, including
third party agreements you are a party to;
- Any non-disclosure
- Discrimination policies;
- Employee handbook(s);
- Security policies;
- Intellectual property
- Internet and email usage
- Privacy policies;
- Non solicitation limitations;
- Trade secret guidelines and
- Work equipment usage policies.
Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright
Act, 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512(c), UPPO’s Designated Agent for notice of claims of
copyright infringement can be reached through the contact information contained
below. Service of repeat infringers of copyright or of users about who repeat
claims of copyright infringement are received will be no longer be allowed to
Designated Agent for Claimed Infringement:
Toni J. Nuernberg, CAE
8441 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 270, Golden Valley, MN 55426
Web address: www.uppo.org
You acknowledge and agree that upon receipt of
a notice of a claim of copyright infringement, UPPO may immediately remove the
identified materials from the Social Networking Site or Website without
liability to UPPO or any other party and that the claims of the complaining
party and the party that originally posted the materials will be referred to
the United States Copyright Office for adjudication as provided in the Digital Millennium
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