Social media terms of service

The University of Melbourne welcomes contributions to our social media accounts and encourages discussion related to the University, our research, events and more. To ensure a safe environment for all members of our community, we ask users to abide by these Terms of Service and reserve the right to remove any content we deem inappropriate.

When posting please respect the views of other users and be aware that our accounts are accessed by minors. Accordingly, posts and contributions should be suitable for individuals of all ages.

All material posted by users must comply with the relevant service’s Terms of Use. In addition, users may not post any material that:

  • Is abusive, threatening, discriminatory or defamatory
  • Is unlawful, fraudulent, misleading or malicious
  • Infringes on the intellectual property rights of others
  • Is offensive, obscene or otherwise inappropriate
  • Is entirely off-topic or material that has been excessively reposted by a user
  • Advertises or offers to sell any good or services, contains spam or any other unsolicited commercial message
  • Contains links to essay writing services or other services encouraging academic misconduct

We reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to remove, untag and/or report any posts, including those that violate these Terms of Service.

Users who breach these Terms of Service may be blocked from contributing, and the University of Melbourne accepts no liability for any loss arising out of or in connection with Users being blocked from the relevant service or the deletion of a User’s content.

Comments and posts on our social media accounts do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the University of Melbourne, its employees or affiliates. The University of Melbourne does not endorse this material and is not responsible for its accuracy.

Eventbrite Privacy Collection Notice

The collection of personal information by the University of Melbourne (University) is governed by the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and Health Records Act 2000 (Vic) (together, Privacy Laws). The University is also considered to be a data controller for the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR)in relation to the collection of personal information from individuals located in the EU. The University is committed to protecting your privacy and processing your personal information fairly and lawfully in compliance with the Privacy Laws and the GDPR, as applicable. Please refer to our Privacy Policy and our Privacy webpage for information about how we handle personal information.

The University of Melbourne works with a third-party ticketing provider, Eventbrite, for many of our events. The information on University of Melbourne Eventbrite forms is collected by Eventbrite to manage your registration, and to contact you regarding this event. The information may also be used by the University and Eventbrite for analysis, quality assurance and planning purposes, and to ensure that your interests are met. In some instances, the University may engage external analytics companies to undertake data analysis on the University’s behalf, which will be governed by the University’s obligations under the Privacy Laws and GDPR.

As part of the registration process, Eventbrite will collect and manage your personal information. The University is not responsible for the privacy practices of third party entities, external websites or applications. You should therefore familiarise yourself with Eventbrite’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service to understand how they manage personal information before providing it.

You may request access to, or correction of, information the University holds about you at any time by contacting 13 63 52 or by visiting our privacy website.