Commenting on Posts Pages Terms and Conditions
If you think that a comment or article that has been posted is offensive, unsuitable or has in some other way breached these terms and conditions, please contact FADVAN (Family and Domestic Violence Advocacy Network) with a link to the comment or article and your reasons for objecting to it. We’ll consider whether there are grounds for editing or removing the comment or article and take appropriate action, but you won’t necessarily be contacted as to our decision.
Conditions for Comments
We welcome your informed, on topic and respectful comments on this website, FADVAN. We’ve outlined some basic guidelines and rules on commenting to help us make sure open and relevant discussions.
If you read any comments that do not follow these guidelines, please contact FADVAN immediately.
Guidelines for comments on FADVAN
Comments are solely the opinions of the individuals leaving them. In no way does FADVAN endorse or condone them.
It is standard practice to ask for your name, email address and website URL when submitting a comment. Your name and email are required, but you are free to leave off a website URL.
By commenting on FADVAN, you agree to our terms and conditions.
We reserve the right to edit, or not publish, comments that do not follow these guidelines.
Rules for comments on FADVAN
No slanderous or defamatory comments.
No personal abuse.
No racist or sexist comments.
No topic hijacking. Please stay on topic.
No intolerance of other people’s views and opinions.
No personal arguing. Please stick to the topics. This is not a Social Media site.
Comments promoting products, or with irrelevant links to websites, will not be published.
Please accept other people’s opinions, even if they are objectionable to you. Recognise the value in a proper discussion, and refrain from responding in a vindictive manner.
We reserve the right not to publish, or to edit, comments that do not follow the above rules or to place without warning offending commenters on moderation.
If these rules are not followed, we may simply delete your comment without notice. You may be banned from the site permanently, at our sole discretion.
If you read any comments that do not follow these rules, please contact FADVAN immediately. If you wish to raise a concern, please do so and we will review and consider removing the offending comment. Any threat of legal action may result in you receiving a permanent ban from the site and all of your comments being deleted, at our sole discretion.
We retain the right and discretion (but not the obligation) to edit, delete, reject or remove any comment which you post or seek to post in the comments area.
You grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to reproduce, sub-license and deal with any material you submit to us by all means whatsoever (including, without limitation, in print and electronic format).
We retain the right and discretion to terminate your access to the comments and articles areas if we believe you are abusing the services in any way, or have breached these terms and conditions.
You consent to our collecting and storing your IP address for security purposes. We will never provide your email to third-parties.
We retain the right to contact you on the email address you provide at our discretion.
You will comply with our Comments Policy and will not post any material in the comments and articles areas that:
(a) is unoriginal, or in which you don’t own the copyright, or which in any way violates or infringes (or could reasonably be expected to violate or infringe) the copyright, registered trademark or intellectual property rights of another person, unless the appropriate reference/s have been made;
(b) is (or could reasonably be expected to be) obscene, offensive, pornographic, vulgar, profane, indecent or unlawful;
(c) is (or could reasonably be expected to be) defamatory of any person;
(d) racially or religiously vilifies, incites violence or hatred, or is likely to offend, insult or humiliate others based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation or any physical or mental disability; or
(e) you know or suspect (or ought reasonably to have known or suspected) to be false, misleading or deceptive.
You will not use the comments and articles areas for the purpose of:
(a) advertising, promoting or soliciting any goods or services, or otherwise engaging in trade or commerce.
The views which are expressed in the comments are not our views, and – to the extent permitted by law – we accept no liability in respect of any material posted in the comments and articles areas, nor are we responsible for its content and accuracy.
You rely on material posted in the comments and articles areas at your own risk.
This page and these policies were created July 2018.