House Rules

House Rules

Contribution House Rules

At Westpac, we value your contributions and welcome you sharing your thoughts and views. To help ensure a safe and friendly community, the following House Rules apply to all contributions made to any of the Westpac Digital Properties (including, without limitation, Westpac’s website, REDnews, and Westpac’s social media pages). 

 These House Rules (as may be amended from time to time), supplement and form part of Westpac’s Website Terms of Use. By using any of the Westpac Digital Properties, you accept and agree to abide by the House Rules. We suggest that you review this page regularly to make sure that you’re aware of any changes to the House Rules.

 If you believe that a contribution on a Westpac Digital Property breaches these House Rules, please notify us immediately by clicking on the “flag as inappropriate” button (or equivalent) next to the contribution.

Westpac reserves the right (but has no obligation) to review, not use, edit, remove or delete any contributions posted on a Westpac Digital Property in breach of these House Rules. 

1. Respect Others

Never post comments that are abusive of or offensive to another person. This includes racist, sexist, homophobic, denigrating, sexually abusive or similar language or innuendo.  We’ll remove contributions that contain profanities, nudity, excessive violence, or sexual acts or references.

If you disagree with a contribution another person has posted, keep your response friendly and respectful. Do not post any contributions that might be harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening or offensive to others.

Respect others’ privacy and do not post any personal details or personally identifiable information about yourself or another person, including PIN numbers, passwords, account numbers, phone numbers or email address etc.

2. Be Honest

Only post your own original contributions. Do not impersonate another person or organisation, or claim anyone else’s work as your own.

3. Be Lawful

Never post messages that contain defamatory, obscene, pornographic, discriminatory or otherwise illegal material, or that provide links to such material. This includes content that infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party or breaches a court order. Do not post a contribution (including without limitation, an image or video) that is not your own original work or that you do not have the express permission from the copyright holder to use.

4. Don’t Spam

Don’t post the same contribution multiple times, in multiple forums, or use any of the Westpac Digital Properties as a forum in which to post advertisements or other commercial messages.  We’ll remove contributions that are unrelated to the topic of the article, are repetitively posted, or that solicit sales for personal, commercial or political gain.

5. Take Responsibility

You are responsible for the comments you post on the Westpac Digital Properties. Your comments are in no way endorsed by Westpac. Westpac expressly excludes liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any of the Westpac Digital Properties by anyone in breach of these House Rules, regardless of any moderation activities or otherwise.

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