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Social Media Code of Conduct

Updated: October 5, 2021

Thanks for liking and following the George Eastman Museum (including the Dryden Theatre, Nitrate Picture Show, and other related entities) on social media. We’re excited to share stories from the museum, objects from our collection, current exhibitions, and updates with you. The content we share may inspire, challenge, illuminate, awe, unsettle, and at times, upset or disturb. 

Just as we foster a welcoming environment on-site at our museum, we seek to create a welcoming and inclusive space online. We have implemented this code of conduct for all our associated accounts, including the Eastman Museum, Dryden Theatre, Nitrate Picture Show, Historic Process Workshops, and Eastman Museum Council.

We encourage comments, conversations, and engagement with our content, but we also prioritize respect for the rights, dignity, and property of others, and we have a non-discriminatory policy on the basis of race, religion, culture, gender, age, or disability. We ask that you do your part to help us create a welcoming online community by not posting content here that:

  • discriminates on the basis of race, religion, culture, gender, age, or disability
  • contains derogatory or hateful language
  • is threatening, abusive, harassing, hateful, obscene, or indecent
  • is deceptive, defamatory, false, libelous, or misleading
  • is illegal
  • violates the intellectual property rights of others
  • references a third-party website or is self-promoting spam
  • advances unrelated social or political agendas
  • solicits goods and services

Please note that while lively discussion and open expression of opinions are encouraged, the museum reserves the right to hide or delete comments that it deems inappropriate for any reason. We reserve the right to ban users who do not follow these policies, and to remove any content that violates our guidelines, or that we determine to be otherwise offensive to our community. All content also must comply with the platform’s policies [i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter].

On these platforms, comments may be published automatically and reviewed by the Eastman Museum after publication. While we review public comments on a regular basis, there may be times when inappropriate or offensive posts or comments that do not meet the terms of use may appear before they can be removed.

Thank you for your participation and cooperation.