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Please be advised that any information, once posted to the Internet, becomes publically accessible information and the viewing of this information is not limited to the advisors of the Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation. Once posted to our website, your biography may be accessed and seen by anyone with an Internet connection. By sending us your biography through the online portal, you consent to the posting of such information on our website. While it is required that you submit your email address and other contact information, this information will be used for contacting purposes only and will not be shared publically, nor will it be sold or otherwise transferred to an unaffiliated third party. The Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation, Inc. will not be liable to any party as a result of actions occurring because of the posting of your biography or other information to our website. You may, however, ask to have your biography removed at any time by contacting jill@flobel.org.

Advisors are non-voting volunteers who assist in furthering the mission of the Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation by attending events, posting their biographies to our website and being available to share ideas with other advisors. They have no control over the Board of Directors of the Foundation, nor do they vote or exercise any control over the Foundation’s daily and ongoing activities.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are committed to providing an environment and fostering an advisory board that is free from discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age.

It is the policy of the Foundation to:

• Follow personnel and advisory board procedures that will insure equal opportunity for all people without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, disability, veteran or draft status;

• Make reasonable accommodations wherever necessary for all employees or employee applicants with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made do not require significant difficulty or expense.

• Achieve understanding and acceptance of the Foundation’s policy on Equal Employment Opportunity by all employees, advisors and by the communities in which the Foundation operates.

• Investigate alleged instances of alleged discrimination and take correction action if warranted.

• Be continually alert to identify and correct any practices by individuals that are at variance with the intent of this policy. • No Advisor will be turned away from the advisory board or otherwise discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, disability, veteran or draft status. At this time, the Foundation would like to reaffirm this policy and call upon all personnel and Advisors to effectively pursue the policy as stated.

Social Media Policy

This policy (the “Policy”) governs the publication of and commentary on the The Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation’s (the “Foundation”) various social media platforms by advisors of Foundation (the “Advisors”) and its related programs, including but not limited to I Can Still Do That, First Mondays, Women Who Lunch and any of its committees or groups (“Programs”). For the purposes of this Policy, social media means any facility for online publication and commentary, including without limitation, ICSDT’s blogs, wiki’s, and social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube (the “Social Media Sites”).

Advisors are free to publish or comment on our Social Media Sites in accordance with this Policy. 

Setting Up Social Media

Social media identities, logon IDs and user names may not use the Foundation’s name or other materials or the name of any of its Programs without prior written approval from the Director or Associate Director.

Be Honest

We believe in transparency and honesty and ask that you do not blog or post anonymously or use pseudonyms or false screen names. Use your real name and do not say anything that is dishonest, untrue, or misleading. What you publish will be around for a long time, so consider the content carefully and be cautious about disclosing personal details. 

Advertising

Our Social Media Sites are meant to help spread the messages of our Advisors and we welcome postings about other events and businesses besides our own. However, we do ask that you keep your posts relevant to the Foundation’s message and mission. The Social Media Sites are not meant to be a billboard advertisement for your company but rather a place where our Advisors can connect with each other and with the Foundation without feeling pressured by advertisements, so please limit the amount of advertisements you post on the Social Media Sites to ONE post per page per WEEK. Posts that do not respect this rule will be removed without notice. The Foundation has final approval over all posts to the Social Media Site and may remove or deny approval to any posts in its sole discretion. You may also post an advertisement or event on our website by submitting it through the website portal.

Keep It Relevant

When making a post, make sure you understand your audience. Keep your posts relevant to the mission of the Foundation and don’t make a post unless you have something relevant and interesting to share with the group.

Limit On Number Of Posts

Due to the large amount of Advisors and the high volume of traffic on our social media sites, we ask that you limit your posts to ONE post per WEEK on each social media page or group. We reserve the right to take down any posts that violate this rule.

Respect Copyright Laws

It is critical that you show proper respect for the laws governing copyright and other intellectual property and fair use or fair dealing of copyrighted material owned by others, including the Foundation’s own copyrights and brands. You should never quote more than short excerpts of someone else’s work, and always attribute such work to the original author and/or source. It is good general practice to link to others’ work rather than reproduce it as though it was your own. The Foundation reserves the right to immediately and without notice remove any posts that, in the sole discretion of the Foundation, may violate the intellectual property rights of others.

Respect Your Audience, The Foundation, and Fellow Advisors

The public in general, and the Foundation’s Advisors in particular, reflect a diverse set of customs, values and points of view. Don’t say anything contradictory or in conflict with the Foundation’s website, mission or goals. Don’t be afraid to be yourself, but do so respectfully. This includes not only the obvious (no ethnic slurs, offensive comments, defamatory comments, personal insults, obscenity, etc.) but also proper consideration of privacy and of topics that may be considered objectionable or inflammatory – such as politics and religion. Use your best judgment and make it clear that the opinions expressed by you are yours alone and do not represent the official views of the Foundation.

Protect The Foundation’s Advisors

Advisors should not be referenced without their approval. Never identify an Advisor by name without permission. Posts that reference an Advisor without permission will be removed without notice upon request from the mentioned Advisor.

Controversial Issues

If you see misrepresentations made about the in the media, you may point them out, but always do so with respect and with the facts. If you speak about others, make sure what you say is factual and that it does not disparage that party. Avoid arguments at all costs. Brawls may earn traffic, but nobody wins in the end. Don’t try to settle scores or goad competitors or others into inflammatory debates. Make sure what you are saying is factually correct.

Be First to Respond to Your Own Mistakes

If you make an error, be upfront about your mistake and correct it quickly. If you choose to modify an earlier post, make it clear that you have done so. If someone accuses you of posting something improper (such as their copyrighted material or a defamatory comment about them), deal with it quickly – better to remove it immediately to lessen the possibility of a legal action.

Think About Consequences

It’s all about judgment; using Social Media Sites to trash or embarrass the Foundation, our Advisors, contributors and vendors, is dangerous and ill-advised. Be smart about protecting yourself and your privacy.

Social Media Tips 

The following tips are not mandatory, but will contribute to safe use of social media.

  • The best way to be interesting, stay out of trouble, and have fun is to write about what you know. There is a good chance of being embarrassed by a real expert, or being boring if you write about topics you are not knowledgeable about.
  • Quality matters. Use spell-check.
  • The speed of being able to publish your thoughts is both a great feature and a great downfall of social media. The time to edit or reflect must be self-imposed. If in doubt over a post, or if something does not feel right, either let it sit and look at it again before publishing it, or ask someone else to look at it first.
  • Protect your privacy. Privacy settings on social media should be monitored and set so that your information can only be accessed by those you choose. Be mindful of posting information that you would not want the public to see.
  • Publication and commentary on social media carries similar obligations to any other kind of publication or commentary and could land you in trouble if you do not respect these obligations.

Enforcement 

Violations of this Policy will be subject to immediate removal from the Social Media Sites without notice. Continued violation of this policy despite removal may subject you to being removed as an Advisor and banned permanently from the Social Media Sites.