Courts Tasmania

Supreme Court of Tasmania

Social Media Policy

Introduction

This document sets out how the Supreme Court of Tasmania uses social media. The Court currently uses Twitter as its social medium.

Content

If you follow us on Twitter @SCTasmania you can expect regular updates with news and information from the Court. This includes notification of:

Following

The Supreme Court follows organisations or individuals of relevance to it. The fact that we follow a Twitter account does not imply endorsement of any kind by the Supreme Court of Tasmania.

Replies

We welcome your feedback. However we do not have the resources to reply individually to all messages we receive via Twitter.

Please note that the Court cannot enter into any discussion about a case before it, or about a judgment that has been published, or a sentence that has been imposed.

You should also be aware that the Court cannot offer legal advice or respond to individual questions about your personal circumstances or case. Sending messages to our Twitter feed will not be considered contacting the Court for any official purpose. If you need to contact the Court for an official purpose please visit our Contact Us page.

Your Privacy

Remember that any posts you make on a social networking site, including Twitter, are publicly viewable and searchable. Your posts may remain online indefinitely and can be found through search engines.

We ask that you protect your personal privacy and the privacy of others by not posting personal information on the Court’s Twitter page. You should be aware that penalties may apply to disclosing personal information in some circumstances, including information that identifies people who are victims of sexual assault, or are involved in a family law proceeding; and information about a case which is covered by a suppression or non-publication order.

The Supreme Court of Tasmania respects your right to privacy. Postings are regularly reviewed during business hours. Posts that contain personal information may be removed.

Inappropriate Material

The Supreme Court of Tasmania is committed to protecting your rights and safety. We welcome debate but will delete all posts that are abusive, offensive, threatening, or appear defamatory, discriminatory, hateful towards any group, or that are in any way unlawful.

Please note that we may block users who post material of this nature.

You should also be aware that Twitter is an external site and that when using it you are bound by the terms and conditions of use of that site.

Availability

Twitter may occasionally become unavailable. The Supreme Court of Tasmania does not accept responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.