Social Media Disclaimer

Eighth Army’s social media sites are produced and maintained by the Eighth Army public affairs office. Links to other internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views contained therein.

Social Media Disclaimer

This page outlines information for users of websites and social media run by Eighth Army and its subordinate elements, which here shall be referred to simply as Eighth Army. Modifications to the content below may occur at any time.

Eighth Army’s social media sites are produced and maintained by the Eighth Army public affairs office. Links to other internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views contained therein.

1. Privacy and security

Eighth Army is not responsible for the security of social media sites, and cannot guarantee users’ individual privacy using these third-party platforms. Eighth Army’s social media sites are set up for free, public viewing. Links posting on social media sites to other web locations not controlled by Eighth Army are the responsibility of the user and the site host. Use of Eighth Army social media sites is voluntary. If you have questions or comments about the information presented here, please inform us.

2. Copyright and trademark

Most U.S. government creative works, such as writing or images, are copyright-free. But not everything is, so before you use a U.S. government work, check to make sure it does not fall under one of these exceptions:

  • Other people may have rights in the work itself or in how the work is used, such as publicity or privacy rights. Privacy and publicity rights protect the interests of the person or people who may be the subject of the work. Learn more about copyright, privacy, and publicity rights from the Library of Congress.
  • You cannot use government trademarks or government agencies' logos without permission. For example, you cannot use an agency logo or trademark on your social media page.
  • You cannot use a government work in a way that implies endorsement by a government agency, official, or employee. For example, you can't use a photo of a government official wearing your product in an ad.
  • Works prepared for the government by independent contractors may be protected by copyright. The copyrights may be owned by the independent contractor or by the U.S. government.
  • Not everything that appears on a government website is a government work. Content on a government website may be protected intellectual property used with the rights holder's permission. This content can include:
    • Text
    • Trademarks
    • Logos
    • Images

To ensure that you don’t use protected intellectual property, check with the agency or program that manages the website.

  • The U.S. government work designation does not apply to works of state and local governments. Works of state and local governments may be protected by copyright.
  • Copyright laws differ internationally. U.S. copyright laws may not protect U.S. government works outside the country. But the work may be protected under the copyright laws of other jurisdictions when used in these jurisdictions. The U.S. government may assert copyright outside of the United States for U.S. government works.

3. Moderated accounts disclaimer

Comments, videos, photos and fans on Eighth Army’s social media sites are welcome, but we'll hide or delete posts that include profanity, sexual content, hate speech or overly graphic, disturbing, offensive material, or content that violates U.S. law, U.S. Department of Defense or Army rules or regulations. Comments posted by fans do not represent Eighth Army. Additionally, likes, comments and shared messages made by Eighth Army social media site administrators do not necessarily convey endorsement. All users of Eighth Army’s social media sites are responsible for the content they post, and are advised to use the Think, Type, Post method if contributing to social media.

We do not allow 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. Furthermore, no one from Eighth Army should ever contact individual users to solicit money for any purpose whatsoever. If you have been contacted by a person claiming to be a U.S. Army Soldier, we strongly encourage you to report the impostor account to the Facebook Help Center at https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/295309487309948. Visit the Criminal Investigation Command webpage for tips on protecting yourself from impersonation fraud - https://www.cid.army.mil/report-a-crime.html.

We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity.

4. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) notice

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program is mandated by Congress and applies to all U.S. government agencies. The program allows the public to request information pertaining to an agency’s functions, practices and future plans. Anyone may request records under the FOIA. Public disclosure is mandatory unless exempted under the Title 5, U.S.C. 552. In accordance with the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996, agencies have 20 work days to respond to a FOIA request. To learn more about the FOIA, visit https://www.foia.gov/.

5. General Services Administration Negotiated Terms of Service disclaimer

For more information about the General Services Administration Negotiated Terms of Service, please visit https://digital.gov/resources/federal-compatible-terms-of-service-agreements/.

6. Page contact information

You can reach the Eighth Army public affairs office by sending an email to usarmy.humphreys.8-army.mbx.public-affairs-office@mail.mil