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Welcome to the City of Eau Claire's social media page. Here you will find information, news stories, blog postings, videos, photos, and podcasts. We encourage your comments on the City's various social media pages and hope you will join in the discussions.

While our social media pages provide an open forum, it is also a family friendly platform, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines. If you do not comply, your message will be removed from public viewing.

By posting any comments, posts or other materials on the City's social media pages, you give the City of Eau Claire the right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, delete and otherwise use your submissions for any purpose in any form on any media. As a form of government, all comments are considered public comment and therefore retained and archived. You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Appearance of external links do not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the City of Eau Claire nor do they represent our views.

You also agree that you will not:
  • Post graphic, obscene, explicit, or racial comments or submissions, nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful, or intended to defame anyone or any organization.
  • Post solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial, or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency.
  • Post chain letters or pyramid schemes.
  • Post comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity.
  • Impersonate another person.
  • Post the same note more than once or "spam."
The City of Eau Claire reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:
  • Edit or delete any communications posted on the blog feature, regardless of whether such communications violate these standards.
  • Remove communications that are abusive, illegal or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms and Conditions.
  • Terminate a user's access to the blog feature upon any breach of these Terms and Conditions.
Finally, you agree that you will indemnify the City of Eau Claire against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses (including attorneys' fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party related to any material you have posted.