Social Media acceptable use

These user conditions of use are in addition to any user policy or terms and conditions imposed by the Facebook/Twitter/Instagram host.

As a user of the AIATSIS' Facebook/Twitter/Instagram pages you may express your views, comments, ideas, insights, and criticisms about our work.

At the same time, you should show courtesy and respect to others and must not use the wall to abuse others, expose others to offensive or inappropriate content, or for any unlawful purpose.

Please be aware that we may change the Acceptable Use conditions at any time.

When commenting please ensure that you:

  • do protect your personal privacy and that of others by not including personal information of either yourself or of others in your posts to the wall (for example, names, email addresses, private addresses or phone numbers)
  • do represent your own views and not impersonate or falsely represent any other person
  • do not be abusive, harass or threaten others
  • do not make defamatory or libellous comments
  • do not use insulting, provocative or hateful language
  • do not use obscene or offensive language
  • do not post material to the wall that infringes the intellectual property rights of others
  • do not post multiple versions of the same view to the wall or make excessive postings on a particular issue
  • do not promote commercial interests in your posts to the wall
  • do not include internet addresses or links to websites, or any email addresses in your post to the wall
  • do not make unproven or unsupported accusations against individuals or organisations
  • do not encourage conduct that may or would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, provincial, national or international law or regulation anywhere in the world
  • do not incite hatred on the basis of any personal characteristic, including on the basis of race, gender, marital or domestic status, disability, sexuality or age
  • do not identify matters that are currently the subject of legal proceedings or would break a court’s non-publication order
  • do not make comments that are irrelevant to the topic being discussed.

AIATSIS reserves the right to enforce the Acceptable Use conditions at its discretion. We may remove any posted messages we consider to be in breach of the conditions of use. We may also block or delete you as a user if it considers that that you have breached the conditions.

If you have any questions about Acceptable Use, please email


Last reviewed: 21 Aug 2019