Social Media Policy

The opinions and/or views expressed on HDT/HUG/Resilient Living Council social media platforms, including, but not limited to, our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube pages, represent the thoughts of individual bloggers and online communities, and not those necessarily of its corporate affiliates or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, research staff, or members of its respective board of directors. The opinions and views expressed on these pages do not in any way reflect the views of the site they are posted on, other sites affiliated with the site, the staff involved with maintaining the site or any members of the site.

While the organization makes reasonable efforts to monitor and/or moderate content posted on its social media platforms, we do not moderate all comments and cannot always respond in a timely manner to online requests for information.

The organization reserves the sole right to review, edit and/or delete any comments it deems are inappropriate. Comments including but not limited to the following may be deleted or edited by the moderators:

  • Abusive or hurtful comments about a blogger or another participant
  • Off-topic and redundant comments (this includes promotion of events, groups, pages, Web sites, organizations and programs not related to or affiliated with the organization)
  • Comments that use foul language or "hate speech" (for example, including but not limited to racial, ethnic or gender bashing language)
  • Personal attacks or defamatory statements or comments (i.e., making negative personal or untrue comments about a participant), instead of just criticizing his/her posting, opinion or comments

All links to other Web sites found linked from our organization's social media sites are provided as a service to readers, but such linkage does not constitute an endorsement of those sites by us,  and as such we are not responsible for the content of external Web sites.

By submitting content to any of our social media sites, you understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public and that the organization may use this information for internal and external promotional purposes and fundraising purposes. Please note that other participants may use your posted information beyond the control of our organization. 

If you do not wish to have the information you have made available via this site used, published, copied and/or reprinted, please do not post on this page.

Commenting Policy:

If your comments consistently or intentionally make this community a less civil and enjoyable place to be, you and your comments will be excluded from it.

HUG/HDT/Resilient Living promotes a receptive, transparent and civil atmosphere for comments and users. Critical, in-depth and intelligent discussions and debates are encouraged. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to voice their opinion regardless of identity, politics, ideology, religion or agreement with other community members, the author of the post or staff members as long as those opinions are respectful and constructively add to the conversation. However, this community does not tolerate direct or indirect attacks, name-calling or insults, nor does it tolerate intentional attempts to derail, hijack, troll or bait others into an emotional response. These types of comments will be removed from the community where warranted. Individuals who consistently or intentionally post these types of comments will be warned and, if necessary, excluded from the community.

Be yourself, only yourself, and just one of yourself. 

Every person's opinion is valuable and unique. Pretending to be someone else removes that unique value from you or from others. Don't misrepresent yourself or others. If you do, you will make the community a less enjoyable and valuable place to be and will be removed when we see it.

This community is a safe space. 

We strongly believe that HUG/HDT/Resilient Living should be a safe space for individuals, groups and their ideas. As such, violent and hostile language or calls for violence and hostility are not welcome here. If you directly or indirectly threaten the physical or mental well-being of a member of this community or an individual or group who is the subject of an article, you will be removed immediately. If a credible threat is made against an individual or group, not only will it be removed but it is likely that it will be reported to law enforcement agencies and we will cooperate with them to any extent requested. Personally identifiable information should never be posted to HUG/HDT/Resilient Living comments section. It never turns out well for anyone. If you see any threats, harassment or personal information trolling please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Official Rules of the Resilient Action Day Registration Giveaway


Promotion Description: The “Resilient Action Day Registration Giveaway” (Sweepstakes) will begin on Thursday, September 2nd, 2016 at 12:00 am Central and run until Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 12:00 pm Central (the Promotion Period).  There will be one (1) prize drawings at the end of the Promotion Period.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Happy Dancing Turtle (Sponsor), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes.

Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Happy Dancing Turtle, located at 2331 Dancing Wind Road SW, Suite 1, Pine River, MN 56474.

Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the state of Minnesota who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry.  Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Happy Dancing Turtle, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each employee, are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize.

Promotion Period: The Sweepstakes begins on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 12:00am Central and ends on Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 12:00pm Central (Promotional Period). We will have a prize drawing from the Entries that have been submitted during the promotion period. The Sweepstakes Entries that are submitted before or after the Sweepstakes period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Sweepstakes using the following method: online entry through Facebook by clicking “interested” or “going” on the RAD event page.

Winner Selection:  The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all the eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. Chances of winning will be determined by the number of Entries received. There will be a random at the end of the promotional period. Drawings will be conducted approximately one (1) hour after 12:00pm on the following Fridays 9/16/16. Eligible Entries for the drawing on those dates must be in before 12:00pm the Friday listed previously. The drawing will be conducted by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final. Winner will be notified by a Facebook message immediately after the random drawing.

Prizes: One (1) winner will receive a free, Resilient Action Day (ARP $20).  This registration includes a full day of workshops (4) at the event on September 23rd, 2016. It does not include optional material fees associated with take-home items in some workshops. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash, or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if the prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason.  The ARP of the prize represents the Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed.  Restrictions, condition, and limitations may apply. The Sponsor will award the prize.  Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize. 

Entries: Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set for below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes.

Privacy: All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as the winner, certain pieces of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, on a winner’s list.  All personal information submitted as part of the Sweepstakes may be used by the Sponsor, including a Facebook post regarding winners of the Sweepstakes.

 Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating downloading materials in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.    

In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Sweepstakes, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder who is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.

Winner's List: To obtain a copy of any legally required winners list or a copy of the Official Rules, send the applicable request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Happy Dancing Turtle cc: Resilient Action Day Registration Giveaway at 2331 Dancing Wind Road SW, Pine River, MN 56474. Request must be received no later than 6 months for the name of the winner and, by the end of the promotion, for a copy of the rules.

Facebook disclaimer: By entering, Entrants understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

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