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.
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.
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.