Social Media Terms and Conditions
The social media pages monitored by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, and the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum are intended to be public spaces of education and conversation.
The Museums are committed to maintaining an accessible, informative, and civil space for those interested in the history we represent, therefore, we ask those who engage with our social media content to abide by the following guidelines.
The following will NOT be tolerated:
- Threats of bodily, physical, or emotional harm
- Excessively foul language (this will be determined at the discretion of the moderator)
- Pornographic images or statements
- Hate language, including based on race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, religion, age, education, or physicality
- Illegal activities
- Anything that compromises the safety of the individuals
These posts will be removed as soon as the moderator becomes aware of them. To alert the moderator to a post, please send a message or call the Museum directly.
In order to create an informative, engaging, and welcoming digital presence, we expect members of our digital community to uphold the following standards:
- Make all comments and posts related to the topics at hand.
- “Listen” and read with an open mind.
- Engage in historical debate respectfully. You can question facts and ideas without questioning the person who posted them.
- Mirror our dedication to factual accuracy and evidence based posts, with the understanding that there is continuing historical debate on many topics.
Failure to follow these standards may lead to your comments being hidden, deleted, or reported. Moderators may also issue a warning, or, in extreme cases, block your account. To alert a moderator to comment, please send a direct message or call the Museum directly.
These guidelines are intended to encourage a robust digital community, not to limit it. We encourage our followers to:
- Ask questions of each other and ourselves.
- Share your own research.
- Learn from continuing conversations. Don’t be afraid to ask for more information, more help, to say you’re wrong, or to apologize.
The Museum in turn will work to provide the most rewarding social media presence we can. Please understand:
- The Museum is committed to linking to rich resources and articles from organizations outside our own in order to share resources and thought-provoking perspectives. Please note, the Museum does not control content, comments, or advertising on these sites.
- The Museum is committed to both monitoring and engaging in conversations on our social media platforms. Understand that the social media moderators check each platform at different intervals throughout the day, and therefore are not always able to address issues or questions immediately. For immediate assistance, please contact the Museum directly.
- The Museum is not responsible for conversations about our posts that take place on another account’s page.
- In addition to all this, please understand each social media platform has its own terms and conditions. We are not responsible for the actions of the platform.
Thank you so much for time and support. Happy posting!