Putnam County Sheriff's Office Social Media Disclaimer

Thank you for using the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office social media sites (the “site” or “sites”). This can mean facebook, instagram, twitter and the Department website but is not limited to only those outlets.

These sites are not a public forum but do provide an opportunity for sharing and discussing information about Putnam County news, programs, information, events and activities. The comments and opinions expressed by users of these sites are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office or its employees.

These sites, including but not limited to all linked pages and subpages, is provided “as is” and without any warranties, expressed or implied. Users are fully and solely responsible for their use of any such site and for any results or consequences of such use.

Comments should be limited to comments related to the posted topic. These sites are not the proper place to express opinions or beliefs not directly related to that topic.

Comments will not be edited by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office or its staff. Further, any comment will be deleted if it contains:

  • Vulgar, offensive, or harassing language.
  • Graphic, obscene, or explicit language or materials, comments that are abusive, hateful, or intended to defame anyone or any organization.
  • Discriminatory language based on race, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability. Threats or personal attacks.
  • Personal or sensitive information (e.g., phone numbers, email or postal addresses).
  • The suggestion or encouragement of illegal activity.
  • Comments promoting or opposing any person campaigning for election to a political office or promoting or opposing any ballot proposition.
  • Solicitations or advertisements.
  • Apparent spam, such as the same comment posted repeatedly.
  • Intentionally or unintentionally incorrect or misleading information.

Putnam County reserves the right to respond to any comments containing incorrect or misleading information and/or delete such comments. All links posted by users on these sites will be reviewed and may be deleted.

Please do not repost photos without permission and/or proper credit. Sharing is allowed, such as on facebook, as long as original source is maintained.

A follow back of a business or agency should not be construed as an endorsement. We appreciate the support of our local community.

Violations of this comment policy may cause the author to be blocked from these sites without notice and without explanation.

We understand that social media is a 24/7 medium; however, our sites are not monitored 24/7. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office may not see every inappropriate comment immediately, and we are trusting in the maturity of our community to ignore personal attacks and negative speech or respond politely.

Communications made through these sites’ email and messaging system will in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office or any official or employee of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office for any purpose. For example, a post or comment that asks that the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office provide public records will not be considered a public records request until being sent through the proper channels. Likewise, a post or comment related to a proposed agency rule will not be considered by the agency. You must submit the correct request through the proper channel which is not social media.

In no event shall the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office or its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages arising from your accessing or using these sites, including but not limited to anything contained in, displayed on, or deleted from these sites. Nothing contained in or displayed on these sites constitutes or is intended to constitute legal advice by Putnam County or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, attorneys, or representatives.

This policy can be changed, rewritten and/or amended at any time. Please check back periodically for any updated information. Thank you.

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