Department of Education Facebook Pages Terms of Use

Contributors should familiarise themselves with these Terms of Use before contributing to our Facebook Page.

Department of Education Facebook Pages Terms of Use

Contributors should familiarise themselves with these Terms of Use before contributing to our Facebook Page.

Acceptable Use Policy

Rules for all contributors
You must agree to and abide by the Acceptable Use Policy when contributing your views to this Facebook Page. In making your contribution to this page, you agree that you will not use this page to take any of the following actions:

  • Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity. Making false, misleading or deceptive representations that you are another person or character can amount to a criminal offence and give rise to civil liability;
  • Abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others;
  • Post any misleading, deceptive, false, defamatory or libellous content;
  • Post insulting, threatening or provocative language, or language that is hateful towards a certain group of people;
  • Post content to incite hatred on the basis of race, religion, gender, nationality or sexuality or other personal characteristics;
  • Post inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene or indecent content;
  • To conduct any illegal activity or solicit the performance of any illegal activity;
  • To contribute any text or other material that infringes the intellectual property rights of others;
  • Spam your contribution to the page by sending multiple copies or versions of it;
  • Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose unless you have our written consent to do so; and
  • Post off-topic, or irrelevant contributions not in keeping with the current topics or themes.

 In addition, in making your contribution to this page, you agree that you will not use our page to:

  • Post personal website addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or any other personally identifiable information; and
  • Collect or store personal information of any other person or group.

 The Department of Education reserves the right to:

  • Restrict, suspend or terminate your access to this Facebook page if you are in breach of these Terms of Use;
  • Refuse, moderate (including deleting and/or editing), move or remove any material that you post to the page for breaching these Terms of Use, the ascertainment of which to fall under the moderator’s or page administrator’s discretion.

Contributions must also comply with Facebook’s Terms and Conditions.

The moderation process

When you submit a contribution it will be automatically filtered for inappropriate language then, if approved, posted to this Facebook Page.
Your contribution may be removed after it is published if information comes to hand which raises doubts about whether you have complied with the Terms of Use.

What happens to my contribution

All comments posted to this Facebook Page will be analysed and may be used to inform policy advice.

About your contributions

The content of your contributions are, and will be, treated by the Australian Government as non-confidential, public information.
We make no representation or warranty that we will respond to questions or comments contained in your contributions to this Facebook Page. If you seek a formal response from us on a particular matter, please address your request to the postal address or online form notified on the 'Contact Us' page of the Department of Education website (
You may access and make contributions to this Facebook Page subject to the Terms of Use. In using the page, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, you must refrain from using the page.
The Terms of Use may be modified at any time. If you continue to use the site following any modification of the Terms of Use, you will be considered to have accepted the modified Terms of Use.

Intellectual Property

Please understand that by submitting a contribution, you accept full responsibility for ensuring that in making your contribution your intellectual property rights are not lost or diminished. This is for your own protection.
The Department of Education (the department) does not warrant that any material or information you contribute will be protected against loss, misuse or alteration by third parties. In particular, the department does not warrant that you will not suffer loss or diminution of any intellectual property rights you currently own or may be able to obtain in relation to any material or information that you contribute.
If your contribution includes material in which the copyright is owned by another person or entity, you warrant that you have obtained all necessary permissions, authorisations, licences and consents required for the use of such materials and have made arrangements for the payment of any royalties or other fees payable in respect of the use of such material.
You agree to indemnify the department against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damage or expense (including legal fees) asserted by an third party (including yourself) arising out of a breach of the warranty referred to above or of these terms and conditions.
You grant the department a royalty-free and irrevocable licence to do any act comprised in the copyright (including reproducing, publishing, performing or communicating to the public) in relation to the stories, material or information you contribute.


For more information about how we protect your privacy and personal information, please see our Privacy Statement (

Terms of Use - Applicable Law

The Terms of Use for this Facebook Page shall be governed by and construed according to the laws in force in the Australian Capital Territory.