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ABA social media terms of use

Who should use this policy

ABA volunteers and staff, ABA members and members of the public

When this policy should be used

When accessing and using ABA social media spaces


Using ABA Social media spaces

The ABA provides its online services, including ABA-managed spaces on third- party platforms (eg. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter), on the following terms. By continuing to access ABA social media spaces, you agree to be bound by the terms outlined below and any additional terms (including Group Rules) outlined within the group platform.

Please check this page regularly so you are aware of any updates to the terms. If you do not agree with any of the terms, as updated or amended, please do not join the group.

Contributing content

You are responsible for all content you contribute to ABA social media accounts, including text, photos, videos, audio, and links (Your Content).

ABA will not reuse your content without your written permission.

You confirm you own or have the right to use any copyright material included in Your Content (including music, photos, quotes and excerpts of audio or video), that you have permission of anyone appearing or performing in Your Content and that you are not infringing any person’s rights by submitting the content to the ABA.

You also confirm you have, where appropriate, sought the consent of the parent or guardian of any person under the age of 18 who is featured in Your Content.

You understand and agree that the ABA has ultimate editorial control over all its online spaces. The ABA may edit, remove or exercise its discretion not to accept or publish your contribution for legal, editorial or operational reasons including if the ABA considers it to be:

  1. defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or that it violates laws regarding harassment, discrimination, racial vilification, privacy or contempt. The ABA reserves the right to close comments on posts that may elicit harmful, defamatory or otherwise unlawful user contributions.
  2. intentionally false or misleading.
  3. an infringement of intellectual property rights including copyright.
  4. abusive, offensive or obscene.
  5. inappropriate, off topic, repetitive or vexatious.
  6. compromising the privacy of any person or containing inappropriate personal information.
  7. seeking to endorse or promote commercial products or services; seeking to directly solicit donations.
  8. providing advice or information that is medical in nature.
  9. deliberate provocation of other community members; or
  10. impersonating someone else and/or posting on behalf of a suspended/blocked member. 

If you breach these Terms of Use, the ABA may remove you or block your account and contributions.

The ABA values the role of its communities in guiding content standards and etiquette among members. If you have concerns about inappropriate content on ABA social media spaces, you can alert the moderator by using the report function of the platform you are on.

When accessing or participating in an ABA-managed space on a third-party platform, you agree to comply with the terms and conditions specified by that third-party platform.

The ABA recommends you make sure you understand the privacy settings for each platform with which you engage and choose appropriate options to protect your personal details and content shared.

Approved by
Senior Managers, Growth & Development, Breastfeeding Information & Research
Date approved