Social Media Policy.

Social Media Policy. 

Runnymede Runners social media policy

Be Kind and Courteous
We are proud of the way that we support each other in training and in races. This Facebook page is an extension of that and should be used to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all Runnymede Runners. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness and respect for everyone’s views are required. It is not ok to be rude or abusive. Basically, remember the golden rule – treat people how you wish to be treated.

No Hate Speech or Bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind including derogatory comments regarding race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, identity or otherwise will not be tolerated.

Respect Everyone’s Privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.

We are a running group and so discussions should have a direct reference to running. We do not want to stifle conversations and will generally take a light approach to unrelated topics, but Admin reserve the right to delete posts if we believe they are off topic.

Promotions, Advertising or Spam
This group is for predominantly for discussing running and sharing ideas and experiences and keeping up to date on club events/training. We are happy to have information about races but self-promotion of your business, spam and irrelevant links will be deleted.

We know that a lot of our members undertake fundraising through sponsorship. We love to hear all about the wonderful charities for whom you are raising money but please do not post without Committee approval otherwise your post will be removed.
General criteria for acceptance:
Running related fundraising events
Registered charities only – Committee Discretion

Concerns (Facebook Only)
If you are concerned about a particular post, you can flag the post for review by one of our admin or moderators. They will delete posts that do not adhere to the above rules.

Where conduct is found to be unacceptable the club will deal with the matter internally, by the club welfare officers.  Advice from England Athletics will be sought if necessary.