Social Media Policy

This policy governs the use of all Doctors of South Melbourne run social media channels and all social media channels run by Doctors of South Melbourne on behalf of its licensees.

Doctors of South Melbourne Trust provides and oversees a number of social media channels including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

Doctors of South Melbourne encourages posts on, and interaction with all Doctors of South Melbourne operated social media channels.

Doctors of South Melbourne will monitor the social media channels regularly, but will not necessarily respond to every comment.

Doctors of South Melbourne in no way guarantees that any information presented on its social media channels is accurate or up to date. Users should note that Doctors of South Melbourne does not guarantee that any link provided on any social media channel is free of viruses, bugs or any other malicious properties.

Doctors of South Melbourne will not be held responsible for any inconvenience or loss caused by any interruption to any of the social media channels.

Opinions and comments posted on Doctors of South Melbourne social media channels are those of the authors and do not represent the opinions of Doctors of South Melbourne in any way.

Doctors of South Melbourne will not respond to questions of a medical nature, and will never offer advice or diagnosis via a social media channel. If users have a medical issue, they should consult their regular medical practitioner(s).

In cases of medical emergency, users should seek emergency medical assistance immediately.

Use of a Doctors of South Melbourne social media channel does not create any form of relationship between the user and Doctors of South Melbourne. Furthermore, use of a Doctors of South Melbourne social media channel does not create any relationship between the user and any medical practitioner or other healthcare provider working with Doctors of South Melbourne or that is associated with any Licensee of Doctors of South Melbourne.

Doctors of South Melbourne will not be responsible for any action taken by the user in response to information viewed on a social media channel operated by Doctors of South Melbourne.

Users may not make commercial use of any information gained from one of the Doctors of South Melbourne social media channels.

Any communication that users post on a Doctors of South Melbourne social media channel is considered to be non-confidential.

Users are solely responsible for their own communications and the consequences of posting those communications.

Doctors of South Melbourne does not assume any responsibility for the consequences of any communications posted on Doctors of South Melbourne social media channels.

Users shall not:

  • Use any of the social media channels for any purpose in violation of local, state or national laws;
  • Post material that will infringe on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy of others;
  • Post material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another social media user or any other person or entity.
  • Post business advertisements;
  • Impersonate another person;
  • Restrict or inhibit any other person from using or enjoying the Doctors of South Melbourne social media channels, or, expose Doctors of South Melbourne or any of its customers or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type.

Doctors of South Melbourne reserves the right to delete comments that are of a personal nature, offensive, abusive or could be construed as spam or advertisements for commercial products.

All social media channels operated by Doctors of South Melbourne are open for public viewing. Users should not post personal information on the social media channels as this information will not be subject to any Doctors of South Melbourne privacy policy. The user assumes all privacy risk associated with posting on a social media channel.

Doctors of South Melbourne may block a user’s access to all Doctors of South Melbourne social media channels where the user has violated any term within this policy.

Doctors of South Melbourne reserves the right to report any serious breach of this policy, or breach of Australian law, to relevant authorities.

By viewing, posting or in any other way utilising any of the Doctors of South Melbourne social media channels, you agree to be bound by this policy. If you do not agree with any of the terms in this policy, then do not access any of the Doctors of South Melbourne social media channels.

Doctors of South Melbourne reserves the right to update this policy at any time.

This policy is not intended as a substitute or intended to supersede any of the social media website policies. Users should consult the social media provider’s policies for further details on acceptable use.