Social Media Policy

Thanks for liking or following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

The Bicycle Queensland Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages are a place for you to learn about our latest initiatives, hear about our events, share your bike riding experiences, get advice on riding and have a bit of fun. Here are a few guidelines to make sure our social media sites are a friendly and useful place to visit and search for information. Please keep them in mind:

  • Be nice – Please treat people the way you’d like to be treated. Be respectful of other people’s opinions and feelings. Watch out for each other in the online community much like you would in the ‘real world’ neighbourhood.
  • Be kind – Conduct yourself in a civil manner in the online world just like you would in the offline world. If you use any obscene, profane or sexually explicit language or upload content that is violent, racist, abusive, threatening, or slanderous against anyone or any group we will remove or delete your entries.
  • Be careful – We can’t guarantee the accuracy of all information posted. Always consider any advice carefully before following it. You are responsible for deciding what to do with information posted on the Bicycle Queensland social media sites.
  • Keep some things to yourself – Don’t post your own or anyone else’s personal information such as passwords, credit card numbers, contact information or other personally identifying information.
  • Don’t act like a troll – Please don’t post inflammatory messages designed to foster arguments (this is also known as ‘trolling’). If you see any of these please don’t respond as this will make the situation worse but do report the post to Bicycle Queensland staff.
  • No junk mail please – Our pages are not intended for the promotion of third-party services, products, websites or organisations. Don’t post advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters or any other form of unauthorised advertising.
  • Respect our site – Don’t upload trojan horses, worms, spyware, files, or external links to sites that force the download of any virus, program, spyware or other content or code as it could interfere with the functioning of the site.
  • Be specific – The more specific you can be, the easier it is for someone to follow you. Discussions that veer off topic, are unrelated, are repetitive or campaigning, may be edited or removed.
  • Avoid politics – political discussion on government decisions is probably inevitable, but we don’t want to be debated as it can damage BQ and not achieve much anyway.
  • Bicycle Queensland staff reserve the right to edit, move, lock or delete any posts, tweets or messages we deem inappropriate or disruptive. Users who persist in violating these guidelines may be barred from posting to the BQ social media pages.

Any questions regarding the Bicycle Queensland social media pages can be emailed directly to Bicycle Queensland at webadmin@bq.org.au 

If you would like information about Bicycle Queensland please telephone 07 3844 1144.

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