Social Media Policy
PCA Bluegrass Region Social Media Chair – Larry Dukes
PCA Bluegrass Region Photographer- Jamie Donaldson
Newsletter Editor – Kevin Vrbanac
PCA Bluegrass Region Webmaster and Historian – Julie Woods
The Porsche Club of America Bluegrass Region’s social media accounts are designed to promote activities of interest to the Regional Club membership and to further the enjoyment of PCA participation. Moderators and participants are to remember that their participation on social media is a public representation of themselves, the PCA, Bluegrass Region PCA and the Porsche marque.
All social accounts created by, for, or on behalf of the PCA Bluegrass Region, are the sole property of the Region. All passwords to these social media accounts are also the sole property of the PCA Bluegrass Region. Those entrusted with the passwords are considered account “moderators”. Passwords should only be given to region members, upon approval of the PCA Bluegrass Region Social Media Chair.
Moderators shall regularly update the Region’s social media accounts. Participants are invited to share photos, discuss and comment on topics of general interest to PCA members, including PCA activities and Porsche cars. Social media accounts should not publicly post any person’s private information, including home address, telephone numbers, or date of birth. All messages and postings must include the full name (first and last) of the posting individual. The PCA Bluegrass Region may establish reasonable restrictions on length, style, and frequency of messages.
The PCA Bluegrass Region social media accounts and their participants will adhere to the PCA Code of Ethics and Conduct, as follows:
The PCA Code of Ethics & Conduct
This document is presented to define the standards and ethics to which the organization holds itself, its elected and appointed representatives, its employees, and its members. It supplements but does not replace our established Bylaws and procedures, which are documented elsewhere. The following represents the way we want to be and to do business. PCA is not a political organization. It exists for the benefit of its members, to further their enjoyment of their cars. In the performance of this mandate, it must operate under the rule of law, adhering to the laws of the various countries and jurisdictions under which it exists. This means that illegal behavior is not tolerated, and that close attention is paid to the requirements of the law in the actions of all involved, national and regional officers, individual members, and those within the national office. Beyond this, we accept the obligation to do what is right. An ethical system is based on the mutual benefit of the involved parties; the corollary of this is that we treat neither fellow members nor nonmembers in a way that is demeaning, embarrassing, derogatory, or otherwise inappropriate. This, of course, extends to our concept of respect and equal treatment for all, regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin or other such protected status. Our natural competitiveness does not extend to taking unfair advantage of others, be they individuals, clubs, or businesses. Actions and words about which there may be some question are undertaken, when possible, only after careful thought and perhaps consultation. Decisions affecting PCA should be either self-obvious or readily explained. Particular attention should be paid to potential conflicts of interest involving special treatment or gifts from individuals or companies possibly hoping to gain something in return. Other potential conflicts of interest, in which an officer, employee, or member must weigh his immediate and personal potential for gain against the best interests of PCA, require special thoughtful attention. Transparency in all actions is desirable. Nothing must be allowed to compromise the integrity, credibility, and best interests of PCA in the making of decisions that affect the club. The culture of PCA is founded on doing the right thing to the best of our ability. Without this, we lose our self-respect both as an organization and as individuals, a price that we will not pay. Non-adherence to these principles will not be tolerated; behavior or actions damaging to PCA will be dealt with by the established club Bylaws, and may result in permanent loss of membership.
The following types of messages or postings are inappropriate:
- Messages or postings containing offensive, abusive, harassing, disrespectful, defamatory, obscene or otherwise unsuitable language
- Messages or postings which are personal attacks or critical in nature of any individual
- Messages or postings that disparage any product, company or individual
- Messages or postings that are divisive in nature (e.g. religion, politics, social issues, etc.)
- Any messages or posts that the PCA Bluegrass Region or PCA Executive Council deem harmful to National PCA, any zone, any region or any individual
Classified advertisements by PCA members are allowed for the “sale of” or “in search” of Porsche or PCA-related items. Classified advertisements may not be placed for services. All “For Sale” ads must clearly list the asking price and contact information. Once an item has sold, members should notify the PCA Webmaster to remove the ad. All classified advertisements will be reviewed and validated quarterly by the PCA Webmaster.
The PCA Bluegrass Region is not responsible for the successfulness of sales or transactions of any type. The PCA Bluegrass Region will not answer any questions from potential buyers about classified advertisements. The PCA Bluegrass Region will delete any classified ad that does not conform to these rules.
The PCA Bluegrass Region will not endorse or comment upon services on it social media site. The Region will not entertain or allow its membership to discuss the quality of services of any business, person, or entity supporting the Club or its membership.
Information from other sources
When posting information from other sources, all users must ensure that they have permission from the author, photographer, or source to do so. Such postings should credit the author, photographer or source, and should include the source’s copyright notice if required.
All images contained on the PCA Bluegrass Region Social Media Applications are protected by United States copyright law and may not be downloaded, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed published or broadcast without prior written permission of the photographer/artist.
For more information, please contact PCA Bluegrass Region Club Photographer, Jamie Donaldson
Violations of this policy will be determined by the PCA Bluegrass Region Board of Directors. Messages or posts in violation of this policy may be edited or removed as necessary to ensure that they adhere to posting standards. Members who violate this policy may be denied access to the PCA Bluegrass Region’s social media accounts upon a majority vote of the PCA Bluegrass Region Social Media Committee.
BGS PCA Social Media Applications
- Google Group is used to share questions/information/impromptu gatherings/etc. It is email based. You join the group and send and receive emails to communicate.
- Facebook is used by club members to share ideas, things happening with Porsches, share questions club members may have, serve as reminders of club events, photos, etc. Facebook postings are used more as a community for the club.
- Website should be updated at least bi-weekly to include timely information and updates for the club members. The Bluegrass PCA Website is the official communication of club activities/information. It will also include club information and history about the club.
- Rumble is a monthly re-cap and points of interests for the club.