PEAT Social Media User Agreement

The following User Agreement governs all official PEAT accounts on social media platforms and websites, including, but not limited to, social networking pages, blogs, and file-sharing sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn). Please read this Agreement carefully. This Agreement may be modified at any time. Your participation on any of PEAT's social media accounts constitutes your agreement to comply with these rules and any future revisions. If you cannot follow these rules, please do not participate. You can access this Agreement at any time on PEATworks.org. Your failure to follow these rules may result in suspension or termination of your access to PEAT's social media accounts, without notice. Please select the following links to review each section of the PEAT Social Media User Agreement.

Official Sources of Information

PEAT may post links to official government information or statements on its social media accounts. However, PEAT should not be considered a primary source for this information. PEAT is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) through a grant. Any official statements about PEAT will be released by DOL's Office of Public Affairs (OPA) and/or the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).

Comments Are Subject to Public Disclosure

All comments submitted or posted on PEAT social media accounts are subject to public disclosure. PEAT reserves the right to remove any content that violates this policy or any applicable law.

Comments by Others Are Not Endorsed

PEAT does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on its social media accounts. Any online information or material, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments. These comments do not necessarily represent the views of PEAT or the United States Government. By submitting or posting a comment, you agree that PEAT and the United States Government are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to this information, even if it is defamatory, offensive or illicit.

The Right to Report Threatening Comments

PEAT reserves the right to report any comments that imply harm or imminent danger to yourself or others. By submitting or posting a comment, you accept that PEAT has the right to contact the appropriate authorities to report any suspicious activities, threats, or behaviors.

Comments Submitted on Social Media Accounts

PEAT reserves the right to review, edit, move, or delete any material submitted as a comment on its social media accounts. When possible, the PEAT team will remove personally identifiable information or delete comments to protect visitors' identities. Visitors should not include identifiable information (e.g., an e-mail address, social security number, or phone number) in their comments.

With the exception of authorized law enforcement investigations, or as otherwise required by law, the PEAT team will not share personal information with any other outside organizations.

While we encourage submissions from all viewpoints, we ask that all participants agree to the following Terms of Participation:

  • Please post only questions or comments directly related and relevant to PEAT and the topics discussed.
  • Refrain from posting questions that contain threats, obscenities, and any other material that would violate the law if published, such as abusive, defamatory, or sexually explicit material.

Submissions containing the following will be deleted:

  • obscene or threatening language or discrimination (hate speech) based on race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability
  • solicitations or advertisements of commercial products and services
  • any personal or sensitive information (phone numbers, email or postal addresses)
  • any endorsement of religious beliefs/practices or political parties, candidates, or groups
  • any posts or links intended to influence (lobby) a Member of Congress, or government official on legislation or an appropriation

If your original post includes a resource, service or product, for people with disabilities, PEAT may ask you to change your comment by removing any part that violates the Terms of Participation.

Although PEAT will monitor all websites on a regular basis for inappropriate or defamatory content, comments submitted after regular business hours, Monday through Friday, or on weekends will be reviewed on the next business day.

PEAT reserves the right to remove any URLs that pose or appear to pose a security threat to the site, the United States Government and other users. PEAT or the United States Government do not necessarily endorse links to other websites or the information, products, or services contained therein. All links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of PEAT. Users are advised that they click on links posted by other users at their own risk.

Privacy and Security

Please read the full text of our Privacy and Security policy.

Section 508 Compliance

Third party social media platforms and websites may not be accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. We urge users to post content in the most accessible form possible. Any information posted by PEAT on any of its social media accounts will be natively accessible or available in alternate formats on PEATworks.org.

Disclaimer

References to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by PEAT or the United States Government. The views and opinions of the authors and/or posters on PEATworks.org do not necessarily state or reflect those of PEAT or the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.