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User Agreement

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The following User Agreement governs all official EARN accounts on social media platforms and websites, including, but not limited to, social networking pages, blogs and file sharing sites (i.e., Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn). Please read this agreement carefully. 

Your participation on any of EARN’s social media accounts constitutes your agreement to comply with these rules and any future revisions. Failure to follow these rules may result in suspension or termination of access to EARN’s social media accounts, without notice. This agreement may be modified at any time. 

Comments Submitted on Social Media Accounts

EARN reserves the right to review, edit, move, or delete any material submitted as a comment on its social media accounts. When possible, the EARN team will remove personally identifiable information or delete comments to protect visitors' identities. Visitors should not include identifiable information (e.g., an email address, social security number or phone number) in their comments.

With the exception of authorized law enforcement investigations, or as otherwise required by law, the EARN team will not share personal information with any other outside organizations.

While we encourage submissions from all viewpoints, we ask that all participants agree to the following Terms of Participation:

  • Please post only questions or comments directly related and relevant to EARN and the topics discussed.
  • Refrain from posting questions that contain threats, obscenities, and any other material that would violate the law if published, such as abusive, defamatory or sexually explicit material.

Submissions containing the following will be deleted:

  • obscene or threatening language or discrimination (hate speech) based on race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age or disability
  • solicitations or advertisements of commercial products and services
  • any personal or sensitive information (phone numbers, email or postal addresses)
  • any endorsement of religious beliefs/practices or political parties, candidates or groups
  • any posts or links intended to influence (lobby) a Member of Congress or government official on legislation or an appropriation

If your original post includes a resource, service or product, for people with disabilities, EARN may ask you to change your comment by removing any part that violates the Terms of Participation.

Although EARN will monitor all websites on a regular basis for inappropriate or defamatory content, comments submitted after regular business hours, Monday through Friday or on weekends will be reviewed on the next business day.

Official Sources of Information

EARN may post links to official government information or statements on its social media accounts. However, EARN should not be considered a primary source for this information. EARN is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (DOL/ODEP) under Cooperative Agreement No. 23475OD000002-01-00 awarded to the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Comments are Subject to Public Disclosure

All comments submitted or posted on EARN’s social media accounts are considered public records and therefore subject to public disclosure. EARN reserves the right to remove any content that violates this policy or any applicable law.

Comments by Others are Not Endorsed

EARN does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions or statements posted on its social media accounts. Any online information or material, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments. These comments do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy or the U.S. Government. By submitting or posting a comment, you agree that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and the U.S. Government are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to this information, even if it is defamatory, offensive or illicit.

The Right to Report Threatening Comments

EARN reserves the right to report any comments that imply harm or imminent danger to yourself or others. By submitting or posting a comment, you accept that EARN has the right to contact the appropriate authorities to report any suspicious activities, threats or behaviors.

External Links

EARN reserves the right to remove any URLs that pose or appear to pose a security threat to the site, the U.S. Government and other users. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and the U.S. Government does not necessarily endorse links to other websites or the information, products or services contained therein. All links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of EARN. Users are advised to click on links posted by other users at their own risk.

Accessibility and Alternative Formats

Third party social media platforms and websites may not be accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Although when those features are available, EARN makes full use of them. When accessibility features are not available, any information posted by EARN on any of its social media accounts will be available in alternate formats if requested. To request information in an alternate format, please contact EARN.


Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the U.S. Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.