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Social Media Interaction Rules Example

We recommend that you post rules of interaction for your platform.  This document allows you to delete or hide posts that contain unacceptable comments or posts that do not relate to your content.

This example is from the Ferris State University Facebook page.  Please feel free to use any part of this example for your own site:

The Ferris State University Facebook page is sponsored by the division of University Advancement & Marketing. The administrators of this page are

Sandy Gholston
(231) 591-2021
[email protected]

Mary Kay MacIver
(231) 591-3739
[email protected]

Anne Hogenson
(231) 591-2333
[email protected]

Rules of the Road

We welcome interactions with our fans. You are welcome to post questions, comments or concerns on this page. Our goal is to build a community where our fans can share content, express their ideas, share experiences and provide helpful information to each other. Please note the rules of this site below and understand that we reserve the right to remove any post that does not comply.

  • Be respectful to others. It is fine to voice a complaint or to disagree with another post, but please do so in a constructive and polite manner. Profanities, personal attacks, defamation or use of obscenities about any person, group, organization or belief are not acceptable and will be removed.
  • Check your facts. If you post something that isn’t true, we will correct you and remove it.
  • Your posts should always be relevant to Ferris State University. Do not use this site to promote any other business, political candidate or other causes.
  • We welcome links to other pages and/or groups associated with Ferris State University. We remove posts with links to groups that do not have a direct association to Ferris. Specifically, we will remove posts such as:
    • -Discounts offered to Ferris students, alumni or employees
    • -Promotions for non-Ferris events
    • -Rental housing ads
    • -Political, religious or activist groups that are not directly associated with Ferris
  • Excessive or continuously negative posts
  • Check to see if this is an appropriate place for your post. There might be a better venue for your post if:

Protect your privacy. Your comments are visible to all. Never include your phone number, e-mail address or other personal information in a post. If you want individual follow-up, send a message through the site to a page administrator.

Ferris State University is not responsible for the content of any website outside of the domain. The inclusion of any non-Ferris link, whether by a Ferris employee or anyone posting on the site, does not imply endorsement by Ferris State University of that website.

Posts by page administrators will appear next to the official page icon. Any other comments on the site do not necessarily reflect the opinions and positions of Ferris State University. You are legally responsible for the comments you post.

Our Fans’ Commitment

By posting any comments, links or other material on Ferris-sponsored websites, you give Ferris State University the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise use your submission for any purpose in any form and on any media. You also agree that you will not:

  1. Post material that infringes on the rights of any third party, including intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights.
  2. Post material that is unlawful, profane, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by Ferris in its sole discretion
  3. Post ads or solicitations of business.
  4. Post the same information more than once (spam)
  5. Post chain letters or pyramid schemes
  6. Impersonate another person.