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Comments Policy and Social Media Terms of Use

We encourage the public to share thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed on our Social Justice Blog. The St Vincent de Paul Society embraces online communities and encourages respectful debate and conversations. Comments posted on our blog and our social media platforms are moderated in accordance with the following terms of use:

Comments posted on the blog are moderated, i.e. they are reviewed and have to be approved before appearing to other visitors.

The views expressed in visitor comments or posts reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the St Vincent de Paul Society of Australia.

We reserve the discretion to delete or not allow posts that contain:

  • Vulgar or abusive language;
  • Personal or obscene attacks of any kind;
  • Offensive terms targeting individuals or groups;
  • Threats or defamatory statements;
  • Links to any site;
  • Suggestions or encouragement of illegal activity;
  • Multiple successive off-topic posts by a single user or repetitive posts copied and pasted by multiple users, or Spam;
  • Unsolicited proposals or other business ideas or inquiries; or
  • Promotion or endorsement of commercial services, products, or entities. (Note that non-commercial links that are relevant to the topic or another comment are acceptable.)

We also reserve the right to make judgement calls on any of the above. For example, if a post is offensive or if coarse language is excessive. If a person continues to post content that contravenes our terms of use, we reserve the right to block the offending users.

To protect your privacy before making a comment on our blog, please do not include information that identifies you (an email address or phone number) in the text of your comment.

If you are a reporter, please visit our contact page and direct your questions to our State Office. It is our policy not to post reporters’ questions.

If you have any questions about these policies, contact us at webadmin@vinnies.org.au.