The following rules apply to the use of the NatStats website. Users are required to agree to comply with these terms and conditions. To ensure compliance, activities are logged and reviewed by system administrators.

Inappropriate Use


Users must not make inappropriate use of this workspace. Inappropriate use includes:
  • the introduction of any information or material not related to the purpose of this facility
  • material infringing the Copyright Act 1968
  • material of an offensive nature by normal community standards
  • material which may defame, harass, distress or inconvenience any other person, or
  • material which brings this service or the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) into disrepute
  • providing access to the service to any person who is not registered.

Action, which may include withdrawal of access, will be taken in regard to inappropriate use of this facility.

Privacy


Information in NatStats directly or indirectly identifying individuals or organisations is subject to the protections of the NatStats privacy statement.

Acceptable Use Policy


The intent of the Acceptable Use Policy is to create a positive environment where people are able to publicly contribute their views on NatStats, in the spirit of improving the ABS Website, without fear of abuse or harassment or exposure to offensive or otherwise inappropriate content and protecting the operators of the consultation forum from legal liability.
When contributing your views to the NatStats website, please ensure that you:
  • do protect your personal privacy and that of others by not including personal information of either yourself or of others in your posts to the forum, (such as names, email addresses, private addresses or phone numbers);
  • do post material that is relevant to the issues currently being consulted on;
  • do represent your own views and not impersonate or falsely represent any other person;
  • do not be abusive, harass or threaten others;
  • do not make defamatory or libellous comments;
  • do not use insulting, provocative or hateful language;
  • do not use obscene or offensive language;
  • do not post material to the forum that infringes the intellectual property rights of others;
  • do not post multiple versions of the same view to the forum;
  • do not promote commercial interests in your posts to the forum; and
  • do not include internet addresses or links to websites, or any email addresses, in your contribution.

Any comments in breach of this policy will not be published. If an email address is provided, you may be provided with an opportunity to amend your comments and resubmit them.