Terms of Use

Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia web­site and email terms of use 

The Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia web­site con­tains infor­ma­tion about IST and its ser­vices. By using this web­site, you agree to the terms of use set out below. The terms of use include our legal dis­claimer, our pri­va­cy pol­i­cy and oth­er terms or con­di­tions on this website. 

By con­tin­u­ing to use our web­site, you accept the Terms of Use as they apply from time to time. This pro­vi­sion is in addi­tion to any oth­er pro­vi­sions that might apply. 

Email dis­claimer

All emails from IST staff (includ­ing any attach­ments) are for the intend­ed recipient’s use only. They may con­tain infor­ma­tion that is con­fi­den­tial, priv­i­leged and/​or pro­tect­ed by copy­right. If you have received an email by mis­take, please noti­fy IST imme­di­ate­ly and delete this email. The dis­sem­i­na­tion, dis­tri­b­u­tion or copy­ing of email (includ­ing any attach­ments) by any­one oth­er than the intend­ed recip­i­ent is strict­ly pro­hib­it­ed. Email con­tent is for gen­er­al infor­ma­tion­al pur­pos­es only and does not con­sti­tute legal advice. You should seek inde­pen­dent legal or oth­er pro­fes­sion­al advice in rela­tion to any mat­ters that you or your organ­i­sa­tion may have. 

IST accepts no lia­bil­i­ty for the con­tent of email, or for the con­se­quences of any actions tak­en on the basis of the infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed. Any views or opin­ions pre­sent­ed via email are sole­ly those of the author and do not nec­es­sar­i­ly rep­re­sent those of IST. While every attempt has been made to ensure that email (includ­ing any attach­ments) is free from com­put­er virus­es or oth­er defects, you should check for the pres­ence of virus­es. IST does not accept lia­bil­i­ty for any dam­age caused by any virus transmitted. 

Web­site material 

The con­tent of this web­site – includ­ing doc­u­ments and pub­li­ca­tions – is intend­ed only to pro­vide a sum­ma­ry and a gen­er­al overview of mat­ters of inter­est. We use our best endeav­ours to ensure accu­ra­cy and cur­ren­cy, with­in the lim­i­ta­tions imposed by the resources of the organ­i­sa­tion. No guar­an­tee is, how­ev­er, made. Spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tions often require spe­cial­ist advice. 

Not legal advice 

The con­tent of any mate­r­i­al deal­ing with legal issues is intend­ed to pro­vide an infor­ma­tion resource of inter­est to most par­ents and/​or schools. 

No mate­r­i­al with legal con­tent con­sti­tutes legal advice and you may not rely upon it as such. Your use of the site or your receipt of legal mate­r­i­al does not con­sti­tute a solic­i­tor-client rela­tion­ship between you and Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia or any of its employ­ees, asso­ciates, agents or board members. 

Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia intel­lec­tu­al property 

Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia owns the copy­right in all the mate­r­i­al on its web­site includ­ing doc­u­ments and pub­li­ca­tions except where indi­cat­ed. You may only access the con­tent for non-com­mer­cial or per­son­al use unless you have pri­or writ­ten approval from Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia. All oth­er use, copy­ing or repro­duc­tion is pro­hib­it­ed (except to the extent per­mit­ted by law). 


Our web­site is linked to oth­er web­sites over which we have no con­trol. We make no rep­re­sen­ta­tions about the accu­ra­cy or cur­ren­cy of the infor­ma­tion on those web­sites, nor are we liable for their content. 


Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia pub­lish­es elec­tron­ic address­es on this web­site to facil­i­tate com­mu­ni­ca­tion in pur­suit of Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia strate­gies and plans. It is not to be inferred as con­sent by Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia or any addressee to receive unso­licit­ed com­mer­cial elec­tron­ic mes­sages or SPAM

Access, Cor­rec­tion, and Data Integrity 

Although we attempt to ensure the integri­ty and accu­rate­ness of the web­site, we make no guar­an­tees as to its cor­rect­ness or accu­ra­cy. It is pos­si­ble that the web­site could include typo­graph­i­cal errors, inac­cu­ra­cies, or oth­er errors, and that unau­tho­rised addi­tions, dele­tions, and alter­ations could be made to the web­site by third par­ties. In the event that an inac­cu­ra­cy aris­es, please inform us so that it can be corrected. 


The appli­ca­tion, reg­is­tra­tion and self ser­vice screens of the site are pro­tect­ed by SSL encryp­tion to help ensure the integri­ty and con­fi­den­tial­i­ty of infor­ma­tion passed between your brows­er and our serv­er. How­ev­er, you must assist in main­tain­ing the secu­ri­ty of your infor­ma­tion by pro­tect­ing your pass­word and hav­ing ade­quate anti-virus soft­ware and fire­walls installed on your computer. 

We strong­ly rec­om­mend that you: 

  • Cre­ate strong pass­words includ­ing both alpha, numer­ic, an Upper Case let­ter, and a spe­cial character (!@#$%^&*(); 
  • Do not use com­mon dic­tio­nary words or names of fam­i­ly mem­bers or pets; 
  • Keep your pass­word secure and protected; 
  • Keep only one record of your password; 
  • Do not tell any unau­tho­rised per­son your password; 
  • Do not allow any unau­tho­rised per­son to watch you login to the site or hear your password.
Lim­i­ta­tion of liability 

Inde­pen­dent Schools Tasmania’s aggre­gate lia­bil­i­ty under any or all these pro­vi­sions is lim­it­ed to the nom­i­nal amount of $1.

Social media mod­er­a­tion policy 

Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia wel­comes your par­tic­i­pa­tion through our online chan­nels, includ­ing Twit­ter, LinkedIn, our Face­book page, and oth­er online and social media chan­nels that may be added in future. 

We strive to main­tain a pos­i­tive, friend­ly and infor­ma­tive envi­ron­ment for all vis­i­tors. Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia, as is com­mon prac­tice, mod­er­ates con­tent and may edit or delete vis­i­tor comments. 

Mod­er­a­tion and removal policy 

In par­tic­u­lar, we will remove at our absolute dis­cre­tion, any con­tent that is unre­lat­ed to edu­ca­tion and the top­ics of inter­est to our com­mu­ni­ties, and mate­r­i­al that we deem as com­mer­cial, adver­tis­ing, solic­i­ta­tion or spam, includ­ing the post­ing of the same or sim­i­lar mes­sage more than once. Con­tent will be removed or edit­ed that includes pro­fan­i­ty, offen­sive lan­guage, per­son­al details, espe­cial­ly pri­vate infor­ma­tion that relates to indi­vid­ual stu­dents, par­ents, teach­ers or pri­vate fig­ures. All con­tent that appears auto­mat­ed, unin­tel­li­gi­ble or is linked to unre­lat­ed sites or con­tent will be removed. Sim­i­lar­ly, con­tent that imper­son­ates anoth­er per­son, or false­ly mis­rep­re­sents your affil­i­a­tion with any per­son or enti­ty, or is con­fi­den­tial in nature will be removed. 

Inap­pro­pri­ate content 

Con­tent will be mod­er­at­ed or removed that dis­par­ages or demon­strates unfair or unfound­ed bias on the basis of race, colour, sex, reli­gion, nation­al­i­ty, eth­nic or nation­al ori­gin, mar­i­tal sta­tus, dis­abil­i­ty, sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion or age or is oth­er­wise objec­tion­able. Items that may breech Aus­tralia law, con­tent own­er­ship rights, or may be con­sid­ered offen­sive (harass­ment, threat­en­ing, abu­sive, vio­lent, mali­cious or undu­ly inflam­ma­to­ry) will be mod­er­at­ed or delet­ed and in cer­tain cas­es report­ed. Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia will also adhere to the poli­cies and instruc­tions of the plat­forms and online chan­nels through which our con­tent is pub­lished, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to Face­book, Twit­ter and Craft. 

Age and audi­ence appropriateness 

Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia pro­duces online con­tent for every­one inter­est­ed in edu­ca­tion in Aus­tralia, includ­ing some stu­dent audi­ences. For this rea­son, we set our antic­i­pat­ed audi­ence age to the low­est rat­ing avail­able on each online chan­nel (gen­er­al­ly G‑rated). We expect par­tic­i­pants on these plat­forms to respect this con­tent clas­si­fi­ca­tion, specif­i­cal­ly avoid­ing any con­tent that may be con­sid­ered adults-only in nature, and we will mod­er­ate our con­tent chan­nels accord­ing­ly. We also aim to pro­vide a fair, bal­anced and friend­ly envi­ron­ment for our mem­ber schools and com­mu­ni­ties and will mod­er­ate or remove con­tent that may put this com­mit­ment at risk, includ­ing neg­a­tive and prej­u­di­cial con­tent about spe­cif­ic schools, edu­ca­tion prac­tices and com­par­a­tive performance. 

Gen­er­al nature of content 

The con­tent of our online and social media chan­nels is pub­lished to pro­vide a sum­ma­ry and gen­er­al overview of mat­ters of inter­est. We use our best endeav­ours to ensure accu­ra­cy and cur­ren­cy, with­in the lim­i­ta­tions imposed by the resources of the organ­i­sa­tion. No guar­an­tee is, how­ev­er, made and spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tions may often require spe­cial­ist advice. No mate­r­i­al con­sti­tutes legal advice and you may not rely upon it as such. 

Con­tent rights and links 

Inde­pen­dent Schools Tas­ma­nia owns the copy­right for, has been giv­en per­mis­sion to, or is allowed under Cre­ative Com­mons to repro­duce all the mate­r­i­al pub­lished through these chan­nels. In rela­tion to third-par­ty links pro­vid­ed pure­ly for con­ve­nience, we make no rep­re­sen­ta­tions about the accu­ra­cy or cur­ren­cy of the infor­ma­tion on those web­sites, nor are we liable for their content. 

Automa­tion and settings 

We may also use the set­tings of social media and online plat­forms to man­age pri­va­cy and account set­tings and to reduce the risk of abuse and mali­cious behav­iour, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to pre­vent­ing new­ly cre­at­ed or uniden­ti­fi­able accounts from mak­ing com­ment, forc­ing mod­er­a­tion and auto­mat­ed fil­ter­ing where possible. 

Repeat­ed abuse and reporting 

Post­ing of con­tent that repeat­ed­ly vio­lates this pol­i­cy will result where pos­si­ble in the account being banned, black-list­ed and reported. 

Response and mod­er­a­tion timeframe 

We aim to respond to direct ques­tions and par­tic­i­pate in con­ver­sa­tion threads in a time­ly man­ner; how­ev­er, we can­not guar­an­tee respons­es to all ques­tions and com­ments and may take some time to ensure an accu­rate and con­sid­ered response. Sim­i­lar con­sid­er­a­tion may be required in the ongo­ing mod­er­a­tion of con­tent and we make no spe­cif­ic com­mit­ment to time frames for pub­lish­ing com­ments or mod­er­at­ing content. 

We strive to make our online chan­nels pos­i­tive envi­ron­ments for the par­tic­i­pa­tion of our com­mu­ni­ties of inter­est, and reserve the right to update this pol­i­cy as required and with­out notice. We val­ue your opin­ion, and thank you for con­tribut­ing to Inde­pen­dent Schools Tasmania’s com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment through online and social media channels. 

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