Social Media Policy
The purpose of this policy is to inform players, managers, committee members and supporters of the Club’s expectations in the use of social media.
There is the need to be mindful of behaviour that can impact on the reputation of the Club. For the purpose of this policy, ‘social media’ and relevant information technology includes the transmission of text and images by, but not limited to, Facebook, WhatsApp, Team App, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Wikipedia, YouTube and internet sites.
This policy relates to the dissemination of information and images on the Club’s social media sites as well as on sites used by its players, managers, committee members and supporters. Old Owens Football Club recognises that social media is an effective means of communication within our Club. Please remember that some of our junior players are also users of social media, and as such we expect all posts and comments to be appropriate for all potential recipients. DO NOT post material that is negative, offensive, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, bullying, discriminatory, hateful, racist, sexist, infringes copyright, constitutes a contempt of court, breaches a court suppression order, is otherwise unlawful or likely to bring the Club, its players, managers, committee members or supporters into disrepute.
The Club’s social media is not to be used for promotion of any business, other than our sponsors, or unless otherwise endorsed by the Club. The Club’s social media is not to be used for complaints or negative comments.
Uploading of photographs to the club’s social media is permitted. If you see a photo of yourself on the Club’s social media which you wish to be removed, please post a comment on the photo politely requesting its removal, or contact a committee member.
Old Owens Football Club and the administrators of its social media sites reserve the right to;
Remove any content which is deemed to breach this policy.
Expel any member of the club whom is deemed to have breached this policy.
This policy is subject to review and may be updated by the committee from time to time.