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Community Calendar Policy and Disclaimer
Purpose of City of Meridian Community Calendar
The City of Meridian Community Calendar is a feature of the City of Meridian’s website established for the purpose of allowing the City of Meridian and members of the greater community to publicly post information regarding arts, entertainment, recreational, and civic events of general interest or benefit to the Meridian community. Proposing events for posting on the City of Meridian Community Calendar constitutes participation in a limited public forum.
Scope of City Oversight
Though the City of Meridian Community Calendar is moderated to ensure that events posted comport with this policy and applicable laws, the City of Meridian neither endorses nor verifies the accuracy of the information posted. If an entry includes a link to an external website, the City does not control or review the content or operation of that website, and does not guarantee the authenticity, accuracy, appropriateness, or security of the link, website or any related content.
Procedure and standards for event posting
Persons wishing to propose that an event be posted on the City of Meridian Community Calendar shall provide the event title, date(s), time(s), and location, as well as name, e-mail address, and phone number. Anonymous or incomplete proposals shall not be posted. All events proposed for posting on the City of Meridian Community Calendar shall be submitted to the Community Calendar Moderator, who shall review all event submissions for conformance to the standards set forth in this policy. Items submitted for posting on the City of Meridian Community Calendar shall be reviewed during business hours, on an ad hoc basis, as the Community Calendar Moderator’s schedule permits.
All required City permits must be obtained before the event may be posted on the City of Meridian Event Calendar. Events submitted to the City of Meridian Community Calendar known to contain any form of the following shall not be posted or shall be removed:
- Profane language or content;
- Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation;
- Sexual content or links to sexual content;
- Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity;
- Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems; or
- Content that violates a legal interest of any other party.
The City reserves the right to restrict or remove any content or event that is deemed in violation of this policy or any applicable law.
The use of and/or reliance on the City of Meridian Community Calendar presents risks, some of which are unknown. Persons assume any and all risks associated such activity, and shall hold harmless the City of Meridian and its employees, elected officials, and agents from any claim related to such use. Persons requesting posting on, using, or attending events posted on the City of Meridian Event Calendar shall hold harmless the City of Meridian and its employees, elected officials, and agents from any claim that the content of the post contains defamatory content, violates another’s privacy, and/or violates any applicable law. All information submitted to the City is subject to public disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Act and/or applicable federal law.