The Department of State Development (DSD) social media sites are open and public forums and to ensure everyone can participate without being exposed to inappropriate content, offensive language or discriminatory views we have put some House Rules in place below.
Please be aware that once you post any information online, there is a potential for unlimited access and/or dissemination of such information, unlimited by time. As a result, we strongly suggests that you exercise caution when posting any information to or on its social media sites, including, but not limited to, identifiable personal information. We may also be obliged to store certain information posted on its social media sites. Should you have any questions in relation to this please contact us as set out below.
By joining, using or participating in any of the DSD’s social media sites (including, but not limited to LinkedIn/Twitter/YouTube/Facebook page) you have agreed to adhere to the following comment policy:
Whilst this is an open forum, it's also a family-friendly one, so please keep your comments polite.
When contributing, do not post any material that contains:
- hate speech
- profanity, obscenity or vulgarity
- comments that could be considered prejudicial, racist or inflammatory
- nudity or offensive imagery (including, but not limited to, in profile pictures)
- defamation to a person or people
- name calling and/or personal attacks
- comments whose main purpose are commercial in nature and/or to sell a product
- comments that infringe on copyright or another person’s intellectual property
- spam comments from individuals or groups, such as the same comment posted repeatedly on a profile
- personal information about you or another individual (including identifying information, email addresses, phone numbers or private addresses)
- false representation of another individual, organisation, government or entity
- promotion of a product, business, company or organisation
We retain the right to remove any content that does not comply with these guidelines or we deem inappropriate.
Repeated violations may cause the author to be blocked from our social media channels.
Our employees should consult the department’s guidelines on social media before posting anything on social networking sites such as Facebook. Refer to the whole-of-government social media policy and the Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service on our intranet.
Use of our social media sites are at your own risk. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your downloading and/or use of files, information, other communications, content or other material (including, but not limited to, software or malware) accessed through or obtained by means of our social media sites.
The opinions and/or views expressed on our social media platforms, including, but not limited to, any blogs, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, represent the thoughts of individual bloggers and online communities, and not those of DSD and/or the State of Queensland or any of its officers, staff or employees. The opinions and/or 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 in maintaining the site or any members of the site.
All links to other sites found linked from our social media sites are provided only as a service to users. Such linkage does not constitute endorsement by DSD of those sites, or of any information, product or service depicted on those sites. We are not responsible for the content of external sites.
Whilst we make 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 the content of all comments and/or online requests for information.
We expressly disclaim liability for any viruses or other contamination of your computer systems or other devices used to access its social media platforms, and expressly disclaims liability for actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of its social media sites.
We do not necessarily have the capacity to control information or content once published on its social media sites. It is very important you familiarise yourself with the Terms of Service of any social media sites you intend on using. We accept no responsibility for damages or liability arising from your publishing of information or content, nor the removal or complaint processes arising from such information or content. The removal of such information or content and/or participation in complaint processes is your sole responsibility.
Whilst every care has been taken in preparing the posts and comments on its social media sites, we accept no responsibility for decisions or actions taken as a result of any data, information, statement or advice, expressed or implied, contained within. To the best of our knowledge, the content was correct at the time of publishing. Interested parties should rely only upon their own further direct enquiries with DSD before taking any such decisions or actions.
For the removal of any doubt, all references to DSD in this Disclaimer should be read as a reference also to the State of Queensland.