Dear State Organization Presidents,
Recently, there have been actions which have caused great concern resulting from postings on several different social media and web sites affiliated with but not managed by the International Society. In general, owners of creative content are growing increasingly intolerant regarding the misuse of intellectual property. As a result, recent incidents related to such misuse by entities at various levels within our organization have resulted in both actualized and potential liabilities to the Society.
Therefore, the Administrative Board and counsel have approved the placement of a notice on DKG affiliated internet sites (including social media accounts, such as Facebook) that we hope will defray liability and protect the Society. We want to support the continued use of the DKG name and logo by members, chapters, and state organizations. However, we also cannot and do not wish to monitor the many affiliated sites in order to identify potential liability and risk. Please note the attached disclaimer statement (also provided in Spanish for use by Spanish speaking entities) that we request be posted on any website or social media site that bears the DKG Society International name (including “DKG” or the DKG logo). As state organization presidents, we request that you share this information with your chapter leaders.
Thank you for your assistance and understanding as we all work together to protect the Society.
Nita R Scott, CAE | Executive Director
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Mail: 12710 Research Blvd. Ste 230 | Austin, TX 78759
512-478-5748 x102 | www.dkg.org