Social Media Policy

Social Media Acceptable Use Policy

 

The Australian Baseball Alumni welcomes all comments on social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter. We want to hear from members of the baseball community what they love about the sport, our athletes, our officials, our volunteers and our collective achievements.

 

We seek to encourage ABA members to positively engage with like-minded baseball people and to nurture strong, ongoing personal and organisational relationships through online interaction.

 

Members are invited to express views, comments, ideas and insights on the entire range of baseball-related matters. Members are welcome to offer constructive suggestions as to how we might improve our communication offerings and our service to ABA membership.

 

At the same time, the association expects that courtesy and respect to others should be shown. Individuals must not use our social media channels to abuse others, expose others to offensive or inappropriate content, post nuisance advertising material or to pursue any illegal or dubious practice. While moderators will oversee our online presence to ensure that these standards are maintained, we expect that ABA social media interaction will be largely self-regulating.

 

When using our social media channels, please ensure that you:

 

Protect your personal privacy and that of others by not including personal information about yourself or others in any posts that you make (for example, email addresses, private addresses or phone numbers);

 

Represent your own views and not impersonate or falsely represent any other person;

 

Are not abusive and do not harass or seek to belittle others;

 

Do not make defamatory or libellous comments;

 

Do not use insulting, provocative or hateful language;

 

Do not use obscene or offensive language;

 

Do not post material to our social media channels that infringes the intellectual property rights of others;

 

Do not post multiple versions of the same view to the our social media channels or make excessive postings on a particular issue;

 

Unless authorised (as in the case of an association sponsor) do not promote commercial interests in your posts to our social media channels;

 

Do not include the address, email address or telephone number of any person without their unambiguous approval having been given; and

 

If you make an error, be up front and correct it quickly. If you choose to modify an earlier post, make it clear that you have done so.

 

The ABA Committee of Management reserves the right to enforce this Acceptable Use Policy at its discretion. The Committee of Management or its authorised officers may remove or request removal of any posted messages that it considers to be in breach of this Policy. The ABA Committee of Management also reserves the right to investigate any posted messages that are against this Policy and level appropriate penalties if needed - including membership suspensions or cancellations.

 

Social Media Privacy Statement

 

The Australian Baseball Alumni may record any information posted to one of our social media channels (including Facebook and Twitter) and may use that information for the purpose of administering its social media channels and considering and/or addressing any comments made.

 

No attempt will be made to further identify users of our social media channels except where authorised by law.

 

The association is bound by the provisions of National Privacy principles that have been adopted as Privacy Policy by Baseball Australia. As national governing body, Baseball Australia has ultimate control over any legitimate, sanctioned baseball body or event.

 

The Australian Baseball Alumni pledges its adherence to the principles of the BA Privacy Policy to such extent and within whatever context it can be reasonably applied for our proper functioning.

 

The Privacy Policy applies to all aspects of association operations, not only to social media.

 

The Baseball Australia Privacy Policy is available HERE.