Staying Informed and Involved Online
To highlight our commitment to transparency in government, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has several web-based tools for outreach, education, and information. To contact MassCEC via email or phone, please visit our Staff Directory. These tools are not intended to replace the channels currently in place for press inquiries or public records requests (press inquiries should be directed to Erika McCarthy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and public records requests should be submitted in accordance with the instructions here). Rather, these tools are meant to enhance our ability to educate, empower, and inform the residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Below are some of the many ways we encourage people to stay informed and engaged, including: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Please note that Records Retention Law of the Commonwealth requires MassCEC to preserve records created or received by a state employee. Pursuant to this retention requirement, comments posted or messages received via an official state agency page on a third-party website (such as an official agency profile on a micro-blog such as Twitter) will be treated as state governmental records and may be permanently archived. Information that you submit voluntarily through social media sites associated with this agency where such information is publicly available, including your name, city or town, and the substance of anything that you post may be disseminated further by being posted online at this website or be publicly discussed by a member of the organization.
Your Third-Party Social Media Accounts
Certain pages on MassCEC’s website may allow you to interact with your own third-party social media accounts on an affirmative basis. For example, from a post on a page, you may be able to click a button to “Like” a post on your Facebook or Instagram account. Clicking such a third-party social media button on MassCEC’s website may prompt you to log into the relevant third-party social media provider if you are not already logged in and should work in the same manner as if you logged in to the third-party social media provider directly (e.g., it may set one or more persistent cookies as a result of logging in). If you are already logged in, or once you are logged in, to the third-party social media provider, the button will facilitate your interaction with that third party social media provider. Moreover, when you add content from MassCEC’s website to your third-party social media account, it is possible that your public account information can be associated with the MassCEC website content that you are posting. For example, if you retweet a MassCEC tweet (more information on the MassCEC Twitter™ account is detailed in this policy below), someone could use Twitter to search for keyword in the original tweet and, potentially, see your public account information.