IFA Social Media & Online Communities House Rules

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IFA Social Media & Online Communities House Rules

IFA’s social media channels and online communities are intended to provide a forum for sharing ideas and opinions regarding our work and our industry. All statements and materials posted by contributors and/or IFA employees reflect the views of the individual contributors and do not reflect the views of IFA.

We encourage your participation on our social media channels, websites, apps, pages and accounts, but must ask that you respect IFA as well as other users on our channels, pages and accounts. By interacting with our channels, you agree to follow our house rules.

Please remember that when you do post to our social channels the content is visible to all those who subsequently visit our channels. Be mindful not to share any personal contact details or more importantly any private information such as your IFA membership number. All private information should be shared via private means i.e. via the private messaging features available via Facebook and Twitter.

We would advise against sharing contact information or membership information publically via the IFA social channels and online communities. To ensure compliance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 and the General Data Protection Regulation, we cannot engage in any social conversation with anyone other than the IFA member on member related issues or queries.

We expect all those who visit or engage with our social channels and online communities to do so in a respectful spirit and we reserve the right to remove any content that we deem to be inappropriate, abusive or profane.

Our social media channels and online communities will from time to time share links leading to websites which are not under the control of IFA. IFA will accept no responsibility or liability in respect of the material on any website that is not under the control of IFA.

IFA can take no responsibility for any material placed on or linked to our social media channels by any person or persons without authorisation.

IFA reserves the right to amend, correct or add to this social media communications policy at any time with or without prior notice.

What to Do:

  • Please share your ideas and experiences
  • Please be mindful of your tone
  • Please do get involved
  • Please follow the rules of the platform: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram etc.

    What Not to Do:

    To ensure that those coming to our social media channels enjoy a positive experience, we ask that you do not post any content or comments (including photos and videos) that fall into any of these categories:

  • Please do not post content that is obscene, violent, racist, abusive, defamatory or otherwise offensive. We do not tolerate personal attacks.
  • Please do not spam, attempt to phish, troll, or misrepresent yourself as someone else. This includes multiple or repetitive posts on the same general topic.
  • Please do not post anything that infringes on the intellectual property, confidential information, or privacy rights of others without consent including where people are the focus of photographs

    Please understand that any posts that appear to fall into any of the above categories, that we believe are not in accordance with the terms and policies of the social media site concerned, or that we otherwise deem inappropriate for our social media communities will be deleted or hidden from the view of other users without prior notification. In addition, this may result in you being reported to the social media site and/or banned from accessing our social media pages and accounts in the future.

    We monitor all comments and reserve the right to remove posts and content, in particular those posts that break these rules. Should you notice any posts or comments that you feel fall into the categories listed above, please contact us through private message or by email here. Our team is online Monday-Friday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (GMT) and will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible.

    IFA may change our house rules at any time. We are excited to have you in our social community and we look forward to your input.

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