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The County has adopted the following guidelines and policies around Social Media.  Please read.
  • General Policy: The County of Los Angeles Chief Information Office, Geographic Information Officer, manages the LA County Enterprise GIS (this site) to provide a forum for improving communications with our employees, government customers, and the general public.  The LA County Enterprise GIS will discuss activities, policies, technologies, and other information deemed to be relevant and of interest regarding Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies.  The LA County Enterprise GIS site policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time to ensure the SMS’s continued use is consistent with its intended purpose as a limited forum.
  • Posting Policy: You are encouraged to share your comments, ideas, and concerns.  This is a moderated site and the CIO will only post comments from contributors over 13 years of age that relate to topics on Geography and Geographic Information Systems.  The CIO will review all comments before posting them.  The CIO will not post comments that are deemed to contain offensive, abusive, obscene, threatening or harassing language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups.  The CIO will not post comments that are clearly off-topic, that promote services or products, or promote or oppose any political party, person(s) campaigning for elected office, or any ballot proposition.
  • Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in the comment being removed.  Communications made through the SMS’s e-mail and messaging system will in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the CIO or any official or employee of the CIO for any purpose.  The content of all comments are released into the public domain unless the commenter clearly states otherwise, so do not submit comments that you do not wish to be broadcast to the general public.  The CIO does not discriminate against views, but reserves the right to refrain from posting comments that do not adhere to this policy.  The CIO will make best efforts to review comments and post them as quickly as possible.
  • Advertising by Site host: Any references to commercial entities, products, services or other non-governmental organizations or individuals that are included in the LA County Enterprise GIS are provided solely for the information using the LA County Enterprise GIS . These references are not intended to reflect the sponsorship or opinion of the CIO or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization.  Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying CIO endorsement or approval of any product, person or service.
  • Records Management: All County sites must conform and comply with the CIO applicable records maintenance and disposition policies.  Posts and comments to and from the CIO, in connection with the transaction of public business, are subject to the Public Records Act and e-discovery laws and may be disclosed to third parties.
  • Linking Policy: The Enterprise GIS site may include useful hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations and individuals’ SMS.  This site provides these links and pointers solely for the site users’ information and convenience.  Please refer to the County’s Disclaimer on advertising and hotlinks published at this link.
  • Copyright Information: Links to the Enterprise GIS site are welcomed.  Unless a copyright is indicated, information on this site is public domain and may be copied and distributed without permission.  Citation to the Chief Information Office as the source of information is appreciated.  If a copyright is indicated on a video, photo, graphic, or other material, permission to copy the material must be obtained from the original source.
  • Public Affairs: If you would like verification or a transcript of information released on this site or if you have any questions or comments about the information presented, please contact the Geographic Information Officers at (mgreninger@cio.lacounty.gov).
  • Privacy: The CIO will not share or sell any personal information obtained from users with any other organization or government entity except as required by law. Please refer to the County’s Privacy Policy published at this link.  To protect your privacy, and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or other personal information in the body of your comment.  We will will not post comments from children under the age of 13 due to the Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA).
  • Rights: The LA County Enterprise GIS is a portal for information from CIO.  However, information posted on the LA County Enterprise GIS is not official policy of CIO and will in no way grant anyone any rights, privileges, or standing on any matter.  All information should be verified through official channels at the CIO.  For additional information please visit http://cio.lacounty.gov.