Social media terms and conditions

This page contains community guidelines asking for protection of privacy and mutual respect between users of ACC’s social media accounts. It also states the Disclaimer, Copyright and Conditions of Use for ACC’s social media accounts.

Community guidelines

We welcome your comments, questions and feedback on ACC’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn), but we do ask that you are respectful of the community and follow these guidelines:

Protecting your privacy (and the privacy of others)

Please do not share any of your own or anyone else’s private information on Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) social media accounts. If there is something you need to discuss relating to a specific claim or levy, call 0800 101 996 or email claims@acc.co.nz (claims) or 0800 222 070 or business@acc.co.nz (business levies). Our customer services will need to verify your identity if you would like to discuss individual circumstances.

Any posts which contain private information will be removed.

General terms

  1. Please be respectful of other users of ACC’s social media accounts.
  2. Stay on topic and do not upload content or post a comment that is unrelated to the purpose the account.
  3. Do not use language or content that:
  • appears to be spam
  • is racist, sexist or discriminatory
  • contains insults or put downs
  • is likely to be offensive, inflammatory or provocative (including swearing and obscene or vulgar comments)
  • contains potentially harmful advice
  • is not accurate.
  1. Do not break the law or encourage others to do so (this includes defamation, breaching privacy, breaching another person’s intellectual property rights such as copyright, condoning illegal activity and contempt of court).
  2. In the course of using the community areas of ACC’s social media accounts, please do not post personal information – addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or other online contact details – relating either to you or other individuals.
  3. Do not impersonate or falsely claim to represent a person or an organisation. Do not attempt to log on using another user’s account.
  4. Do not make any commercial endorsement or promotion of any product, service or publication.

Removing comments and banning users

Any comments and posts that breach these terms will be removed by ACC. If an individual repeatedly violates this policy, that user will be blocked from posting in the future. ACC accepts no liability in any way connected to the use of or access to the ACC social media accounts.

Giving permission

By making any contribution to the ACC social media accounts publically - including comments, photos or videos – you are granting ACC permission to reuse this content inside that platform. Permission will be sought via an individual request to the owner of the comment if ACC wishes to utilise the content outside of the platform.

General information

Disclaimer

The content provided on the ACC’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin) is intended to inform of injury-prevention messages, provide general information on ACC-related services and inform of ACC activity. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information set out on ACC’s social media accounts is accurate.

However, visitors to these accounts are advised that:

  • the information provided does not replace or alter the laws of New Zealand and other official guidelines or requirements
  • ACC does not accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever, whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise, for any action taken, or reliance placed, as a result of reading any part, or all, of the information in ACC’s social media accounts or for any error, inadequacy, deficiency, flaw in or omission from the information provided in ACC’s social media accounts
  • all links, shared content, and references to other products, websites or organisations not within ACC are provided for convenience only and are not, and should not be taken as, endorsement of those products, websites or any information contained in those websites
  • ACC does not necessarily endorse any website or organisation, which has links to ACC's website. Liking, favouriting or sharing information does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation, it is for the purpose of sharing information
  • the information on ACC’s social media accounts has been provided for New Zealand conditions.

Copyright

Except where stated, the content on ACC’s social media accounts is the copyright of the Accident Compensation Corporation. It may be reproduced for personal or in-house use without formal permission or charge, with acknowledgement of ACC’s copyright. For permission to use the information on ACC’s social media accounts for any other purpose, please email Socialmedia@acc.co.nz.

ACC’s social media accounts provide links to other sites. Permission to use copyrighted materials from other sites must be obtained from the copyright owner.

Conditions of Use

While the content on ACC’s social media accounts is publicly accessible all content (text, images) is the copyright of ACC. Copyright queries should be directed in the first instance to Socialmedia@acc.co.nz.

ACC only licenses users to download and print content (including images) subject to their adherence to the following Conditions of Use. By their use of the content (including images), users agree to follow these Conditions of Use:

  • The content of the ACC page may not be used for any commercial purpose without permission from ACC.
  • You may download and print text and images for your own personal and non-commercial use only.
  • Educational institutions may make print-outs and photocopies for distribution to students.
  • The content (including images) may not be re-published in print or electronic form without permission from ACC.
  • Users are not permitted to download content (including images) in order to mount them on their own servers for public use or for use by a set of subscribers. Downloads of text or images to a server for access by third parties is strictly prohibited.
  • Individuals and institutions are encouraged to make a link to the ACC social media channels subject to our Conditions of Use.
  • It is not in our interest or that of our users to have uncontrolled subsets of our content available elsewhere on the Internet.
  • Any content that ACC provides will follow the ACC Code of Conduct and Code of ACC Claimants’ Rights.
  • ACC will work in co-operation with authorities in the event that material breaching other parties’ rights, or that is otherwise unlawful, is posted on ACC’s social media channels.
  • Our content is continuously updated and modified on a regular basis.
  • ACC has the right to amend the terms of use.

Reviewed: 15 December 2015