Terms of Use / Disclaimer


This social media site is owned and managed by The Swedish Council of NSW (SCONSW)/Swedes in Sydney. This social media site is an open and public forum and to ensure everyone can participate without being exposed to inappropriate content, offensive language or discriminatory views we have put some House Rules in place below.

Please be aware that once you post any information online, there is a potential for unlimited access and/or dissemination of such information, unlimited by time. As a result, we suggest that you exercise caution when posting any information to or on this social media site, including, but not limited to, identifiable personal information. We may also be obliged to store certain information posted on this social media site. Should you have any questions in relation to this please contact us at admin@swedesinsydney.org.

By joining, using or participating in the SCONSW/Swedes in Sydney social media site (including, but not limited to LinkedIn/Twitter/YouTube/Facebook pages) you have agreed to adhere to the following comment policy:

Whilst this is an open forum, it’s also a family-friendly one, so please keep your comments polite.

When contributing, do not post any material that contains:

  • hate speech
  • profanity, obscenity or vulgarity
  • comments that could be considered prejudicial, racist or inflammatory
  • nudity or offensive imagery (including, but not limited to, in profile pictures)
  • defamation to a person or people
  • name calling and/or personal attacks
  • comments whose main purpose are commercial in nature and/or to sell a product
  • comments that infringe on copyright or another person’s intellectual property
  • spam comments from individuals or groups, such as the same comment posted repeatedly on a profile
  • personal information about you or another individual (including identifying information, email addresses, phone numbers or private addresses unless required for events)
  • false representation of another individual, organisation, government or entity
  • promotion of a product, business, company or unrelated organisation

We retain the right to remove any content that does not comply with these guidelines or we deem inappropriate.

Repeated violations may cause the author to be blocked from our social media channels.


Use of our social media site is at your own risk. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your downloading and/or use of files, information, other communications, content or other material (including, but not limited to, software or malware) accessed through or obtained by means of our social media site.

The opinions and/or views expressed on our social media platforms, including, but not limited to, any blogs, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, represent the thoughts of individual bloggers and online communities, and not those of SCONSW/Swedes in Sydney. The opinions and/or views expressed on these pages do not in any way reflect the views of the site they are posted on, other sites affiliated with the site, the volunteers involved in maintaining the site or any members of the site.

All links to other sites found linked from our social media sites are provided only as a service to users. Such linkage does not constitute endorsement by SCONSW/Swedes in Sydney of those sites, or of any information, product or service depicted on those sites. We are not responsible for the content of external sites.

Whilst we make reasonable efforts to monitor and/or moderate content posted on our social media platforms, we do not moderate all comments and cannot always respond in a timely manner to the content of all comments and/or online requests for information.

We expressly disclaim liability for any viruses or other contamination of your computer systems or other devices used to access its social media platform, and expressly disclaims liability for actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of its social media site.

If you choose to register with this platform, any information that you provide is voluntarily contributed by you and is not necessarily maintained by SCONSW/Swedes in Sydney.

We do not necessarily have the capacity to control information or content once published on this social media site. We accept no responsibility for damages or liability arising from your publishing of information or content, nor the removal or complaint processes arising from such information or content.

Whilst every care has been taken in preparing the posts and comments on this social media site, we accept no responsibility for decisions or actions taken as a result of any data, information, statement or advice, expressed or implied, contained within. To the best of our knowledge, the content was correct at the time of publishing. Interested parties should rely only upon their own further direct enquiries with the relevant organisations before taking any such decisions or actions.

This social media site may, from time to time, invite you to contribute to debate or comment on matters or issues by submitting your views, opinions, comments or information. By doing so, you agree to your views, opinions or comments being made public though our social media sites immediately upon posting. You also agree that once information is posted or provided, SCONSW/Swedes in Sydney cannot necessarily control other parties’ use of it. Your information may move outside of Australia. For example, sites such as Twitter and YouTube are accessible from anywhere globally. Your providing of any such information is to be considered consent for such moving of that information and use.

SCONSW/Swedes in Sydney is subject to the Information Privacy Act 2009, and is committed to respecting your privacy. These terms of use and disclaimers are governed by the law of New South Wales, Australia. Disputes arising from these conditions are in the first instance exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales, Australia.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us at admin@swedesinsydney.org.