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Twitter terms of use – NSW ICAC Twitter account

The following terms of use apply to the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (NSW ICAC) Twitter account.  The NSW ICAC expects that all contributors comply with the Twitter terms of use.

The NSW ICAC makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents within its Twitter account, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of its Twitter platform. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including, but not limited to, the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, is given with respect to the contents of social media or its links to other online resources.

Hours of use

The NSW ICAC’s Twitter account is monitored between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm during business days (public holidays excluded).

No response is given

The NSW ICAC does not respond to Tweets posted on the NSW ICAC account or others.

All media enquiries and requests for comment must be directed to the Manager Communications and Media, NSW ICAC.

No endorsement is given

No endorsement of any kind is given or implied by the NSW ICAC for any accounts we follow or for any retweets.

The NSW ICAC does not automatically follow people who follow us on Twitter.


The NSW ICAC reserves the sole right to review, edit and/or delete any comments it deems are inappropriate. Comments including, but not limited to, the following may be deleted or edited by the moderators:

  1. inappropriate language (e.g. profanity, racial, ethnic or gender-based language as well as offensive abbreviations, or letter substitutions)
  2. abusive comments,  personal attacks, (including personality or ideological clashes between posters) or defamatory statements about another social media user, another person or organisation, the NSW ICAC or its staff
  3. anything that could be considered prejudicial, vexatious or offensive
  4. spam, irrelevant comments, or links to appeals, petitions, offers, events, groups, pages, websites, organisations which are not related to the NSW ICAC
  5. comments that violate the privacy of people including NSW ICAC staff, complainants, subject officers or witnesses, police or government agency officers
  6. comments which are illegal or likely to impact our operations.

Any posts or comments in response to our posts that contradict these guidelines may be removed. Repeated inappropriate posts or comments may result in people being blocked from our Twitter account.

Links to other websites from NSW ICAC social media platforms are provided as a guide only and such linkage does not constitute endorsement of those sites by the NSW ICAC. The NSW ICAC is not responsible for the content of external websites nor is it responsible for the content that third parties publish, post, upload, distribute, disseminate or otherwise transmit via Twitter.

Other than the content provided by the NSW ICAC, any content, views, opinions and responses to questions or views uploaded, expressed or submitted by the creators, sponsors, advertisers or users of the Twitter platforms utilised by the NSW ICAC, are solely the views, opinions and responsibility of the person submitting them and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the NSW ICAC.

Privacy and public records

By submitting content to the NSW ICAC’s Twitter account, you understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public and as such, is considered a public record in accordance with the State Records Act 1998.

We will treat any private messages sent to our Twitter account as correspondence and store them as an official public record.

Further information about the NSW ICAC’s Privacy Management Plan can be found at https://www.icac.nsw.gov.au/about-the-nsw-icac/access-to-information

Twitter settings

The NSW ICAC has profanity and spam filters set to high. This means Twitter may automatically block or delete posts that are considered spam and posts containing offensive language may not be published. Twitter may block these types of posts without notifying the NSW ICAC.

Please do not report any offensive material present on our accounts to us, or post a link to it. Complaints about offensive material should be reported directly to Twitter.