Our Social Media Policy
One role of the John Muir High
School Alumni Association (JMHSAA) is to provide, through social
networks, a communication forum for members of the alumni
association and Muir alumni who are not association members; and for
the provision of timely and relevant content to alumni regarding the
high school, its alumni and activities of alumni, the association
and John Muir High School.
Policies for Social Media Sites
Administrative Status: Club leaders and volunteers change positions
frequently. Site administrators have usernames and passwords and/or
administrative access to JMHSAA social media accounts. At minimum,
club leadership should review admin access on club social accounts
at least daily so information remains current. More than one club
volunteer should have access at any given time. Please feel free to
share account access with Alumni Association board members and/or
directors who can help moderate activity and/or assist during a time
of transition between volunteers.
Administrators MUST NOT
express, nor allow others to post political or religious views, including support of
political candidates, on any of the JMHSAA social networking accounts.
The inappropriate use of social networks - which includes personal
attacks, derogatory language, profanity, off-color or sexual humor,
incriminating photos or copyright violations - is strictly
prohibited and subject to removal by the Alumni Association.
Access: JMHSAA reserves the right
to deny access to its communication channels. Site administrators
will deny access to those who are unable to provide sufficient
evidence of their past enrollment, employment or other direct
connection to John Muir High School or who
violate the above standards or other applicable policies in these or
similar practices. Participants on the JMHSAA site and in the
various social media channels who misuse information and
communication services may be removed from all online alumni
communities permanently, and could face legal action for failure to
abide by these policies and procedures. JMHSAA reserves the right to
require approval of, move or delete any posts.
It should be noted that membership on the JMHSAA Facebook or similar
Muir social website does
not equate to membership in the Alumni Association. Alumni are
encouraged to become members and pay their dues (annual and/or
lifetime membership) by visiting the official website at
Guidelines for Social Media Use
1. Use common sense. Refrain from posting items that could reflect
negatively or otherwise embarrass John Muir High School or the John
Muir High School Alumni Association, including comments, pictures,
videos or other posts involving profanity, off-color or sexual humor
and other inappropriate conduct. Avoid use of ethnic slurs, personal
insults, obscenities or engage in any conduct that would not
otherwise be acceptable.
2. Show proper respect for people’s privacy and for topics that may
be considered objectionable or inflammatory, like politics and
To be clear, JMHSAA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is
therefore restricted form allowing such post to remain on any of our
publications, digital and otherwise.
3. Respect the law, including those laws governing defamation,
discrimination, harassment, copyright and fair use.
4. Don’t protect your Twitter account or make a private group for
your club on Facebook. These features are fine for personal uses but
the club social networking should be public.
5. Just be a good neighbor.