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The Blue Ridge Regional Library System participates in various "social software" applications whereby library staff and community members can interact through virtual (internet) communication. The BRRL regards online social software applications in the same way as its other information resources, in accordance with its mission of serving the patrons need for informational, educational, cultural and recreational pursuits.

As with more traditional resources, the Library does not act in place of, or in the absence of, a parent and is not responsible for enforcing any restrictions which a parent or guardian may place on a minor's use of this resource.

BRRL does not collect, maintain or otherwise use the personal information stored on any third party site in any way other than to communicate with users on that site, unless granted permission by users for Library contact outside the site.

Comments, posts, and messages are welcome on BRRL social networking sites. While the library recognizes and respects differences in opinion, all such interactions will be regularly monitored and reviewed for content and relevancy (before publishing when possible). BRRL sites are intended for moderated discussion. All postings which contain any of the following will be removed, at the library's sole discretion, and the poster disallowed from posting any subsequent messages to library social networking sites:

  • Obscene or racist content
  • Personal attacks, insults, or threatening language
  • Potentially libelous statements
  • Plagiarized or copy-written material
  • Violation of intellectual property rights
  • Private, personal information published without consent
  • Comments totally unrelated to the content of the forum
  • Hyperlinks to material that is not directly related to the discussion
  • Commercial promotions or spam
  • Organized political activity
  • Photos or other images that fall in any of the above categories

BRRL reserves the right to edit or modify any postings or commentary for space or content. The Library has the right to reproduce comments, posts, and messages in other public venues.

BRRL assumes no liability regarding any event that occurs or interaction that takes place involving any participant in any Library-sponsored social networking service. BRRL does not endorse or review content outside the "pages" created by the library staff. Participation in BRRL social networking services implies agreement with all Library policies, including its Social Media Policy and Public Internet Policy, and the Terms of Service of each individual third-party service. If a user does not agree to these terms, they are not to use the services provided.

BRRL will have one system-wide platform per social networking site and social networking sites may be terminated at any time without notice to subscribers.

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