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The Social Media team

We monitor Co-op’s social media 365 days a year.

Colleagues from our customer and client relations teams help us respond to your social media posts too. Together, we ensure you receive a response, where appropriate, as quickly as possible.

If you can’t reach us on social media, you can email us social@coop.co.uk.

Social Media Principles

We have a set of principles which we expect anyone engaging with us on social media to follow.

  • Be yourself, let your personality shine
  • Use sensibly, if you don’t want the world to know, don’t post
  • Respect everyone, play nice, be fair, assume best intentions
  • Protect yourself, privacy settings are there for a reason
  • Don’t swear (obviously)
  • Listen, sometimes the hardest thing to do

We keep these in mind when we’re responding to you and monitoring your posts, too.

Monitoring our social media communities

What we expect from you and what we’ll do to keep our social communities open, positive and welcoming.

Be respectful

We welcome your opinions, both positive and negative, but we expect everyone to treat each other (including the Social Media team and other social responders) with respect.

Don’t share personal information

This means your own or other’s personal information. If you do, we may ask you to remove it. Personal information can include, but isn’t limited to:

  • names
  • postal and email addresses
  • phone numbers
  • your work address or somebody else’s
  • a Co-op Legal Services case number
  • a Co-op Insurance policy number
  • a Co-op Electrical order number

We might ask you to share personal information, such as addresses, with us in private message (PM) or direct message (DM) but never in public. We will ensure your personal information is kept safe and only use it for the purpose you intended.

By sharing personal information with us on social media, you are also sharing this with the social media network you’re using. If you want more information about how they use this information, see their terms and conditions.

Asking Co-op Legal Services for legal advice or about a case

We can't give specific legal advice on social media on behalf of Co-op Legal Services or discuss your case on social media. Instead we will connect you with a Legal Services colleague on email or telephone.

Asking Co-op Insurance about a policy or claim

We can't discuss detail of your policy or claim on social media. Instead we will connect you with a Co-op Insurance colleague on encrypted live web chat on our website or telephone.

We’ll remove unacceptable posts

We’re building open, positive and welcoming social communities and will block your account or remove any comment, image or video which:

  • feature images of children we believe have been shared without consent
  • is abusive or threatening
  • is offensive
  • incites hate
  • is unlawful (for example, they are defamatory, fraudulent or violate of intellectual property rights) are purposefully deceptive
  • features marketing or advertising or links to encourage traffic to websites

We will remove posts if you post repetitively with the same point (after we’ve made an effort to address your issues).

Where we can't remove your posts or block your account from engaging with us, we may flag your account as inappropriate to the relevant social media network.

You can read more about our people policies and our social media policy.

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