Social Media

SOCIAL MEDIA USER POLICY

THE TAX INSTITUTE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE USER AGREEMENT POLICY

The following User Agreement governs the use of official Tax Institute social media sites, including, but not limited to, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and The Tax Institute blog.

The User Agreement may be modified from time to time; the date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page, so check back often.

Your failure to follow these rules, whether listed below or in bulletins posted at various points on the web site, may result in suspension or termination of your access to the web site, without notice.

TERMS OF USE

By posting content on The Tax Institute’s social media sites you agree to comply with the Term and Conditions of the service and in particular you represent, warrant and agree that no content submitted, posted, transmitted, or shared by you will infringe upon the rights of any third party, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, privacy, or containing defamatory or discriminatory or otherwise unlawful material.

While we encourage users to establish the general rules and norms, The Tax Institute’s social media sites will be monitored and activities such as engaging in conduct deemed to be of an illegal nature (including posting defamatory, obscene, illegal or other unlawful material or information), not respecting individual privacy or using language that is not respectful to others (including personal attacks, foul language or offensive material or information) or failing to obey copyright laws will be at the discretion of The Tax Institute and may result in the removal of content and blocking of users.

SOCIAL MEDIA VALUES

We maintain our social media sites, including The Tax Institute blog for you, and other users who are seeking to share experiences, opinions and helpful information. We encourage an open and honest exchange of ideas and expect all users of these sites to respect the rights of others.

By participating in The Tax Institute’s social media sites we ask that you adhere to the following values:

  1. Show respect

Treat all your fellow community members with the respect they deserve,

  1. Acknowledge privacy

Treat all personal information as private.

  1. Use appropriately

Refrain from any vulgar and offensive commentary or material.

  1. Use legally

Refrain from any illegal and unlawful commentary or material.

  1. Don’t spam

Refrain from posting spam or any material that is intended to mislead community members.

DISCLAIMER FOR CONTENT GENERATED BY THE TAX INSTITUTE

The Tax Institute’s social media sites, and their content, are managed solely by the social media team on behalf of the organisation. The social media team will update and monitor the sites during office hours (AEST), Monday to Friday.

We welcome feedback and ideas from all users, and we will endeavour to join the conversation where possible. While we are not able to reply individually to all the comments and messages we receive, we will ensure that any emerging trends or suggestions are passed to the relevant people in the organisation.

DISCLAIMER FOR CONTENT GENERATED BY THE PUBLIC

We accept no responsibility or liability for any content whatsoever that is posted by users outside The Tax Institute’s social media team on The Tax Institute’s social media sites.

The Tax Institute does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted by users on these sites. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of the individual user making the comments and do not necessarily represent the views of The Tax Institute.

By submitting a comment for posting, you agree that The Tax Institute is not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this User Agreement.

DISCLAIMER FOR CONTENT ON LINKED SITES

We accept no responsibility or liability for any content whatsoever of any external site that is linked to from The Tax Institute’s social media sites.

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by The Tax Institute of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. The Tax Institute does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.

Please let us know about existing external links which you believe are inappropriate and about specific additional external links which you believe ought to be included.

EDITING AND DELETIONS

The Tax Institute reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material submitted as a comment to the information provided for display or placed on the social media web sites in its sole discretion, without notice. Comments submitted to these sites will be reviewed and a representative sample may be posted on the Web site, or in the case of social networking sites, inappropriate comments may be deleted at the sole discretion of The Tax Institute. We hope to receive submissions from all viewpoints, but we ask that all participants agree to the following Terms of Participation:

To ensure constructive questions, please post only questions directly related and relevant to The Tax Institute. Refrain from posting questions that contain threats, obscenity, material that would violate the law if published here, abusive, defamatory or sexually explicit material.

Submissions containing the following will be deleted:

  • Contains obscene or threatening language or discrimination (hate speech) based on race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability.
  • Promotes services or products (not including non-commercial links that are relevant to the topic)
  • Includes any personal or sensitive information (phone numbers, email or postal addresses)

COPYRIGHT

Any content posted on The Tax Institute’s social media sites is subject to copyright laws. Unless you own the rights to the content, you may not reproduce, adapt or communicate it without the permission of the copyright owner, nor use the content for commercial purposes.