Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

As a group, we believe our collective knowledge, experience and ideas can make a huge impact on modern slavery in Australia if we use the potential provided by online networks. To that end, Anti-Slavery Australia and a team of community moderators will be working hard to ensure that, as a group, we align our actions with that purpose. These Terms of Use and Privacy Policy should not only help you navigate within the community but also help you understand what to expect from others in this community.

We may need to amend these terms from time to time by written notice to you. Any change takes effect from the notification to you.

Guiding Values

Respect others:
We ask you to employ the same ethics and social responsibilities in your interactions in this community as you would in your face-to-face lives. We hope to keep this a judgement-free space where individuals will keep an open mind, feel comfortable to ask questions, share their opinions (in an equally respectful manner) and offer insights. Everyone should have a chance to contribute to discussion.

Be inclusive and welcome diversity:
There is room for all voices within this community. Embrace different viewpoints and opinions, and recognise how these can enrich the community. Remember we are all working towards the same objective and you never know – someone who you would not ordinarily think to connect with might help you to meet your goals.

Support one another and show kindness:
If you see something that is new to you, helpful for your work, encouraging or powerful, make sure to let the author know. Showing kindness and offering support can take on different forms – perhaps it's a comment, a like or a private message. Whatever form you choose, show your appreciation and don't hesitate to build others up!

Be helpful and relevant:
Online spaces have a tendency to create tangents, and while that is fine in the appropriate context, we ask that topical groups and discussions remain on task as set by the individual who established them or by the core team of contributors. Social interactions and off-topic conversations are welcome, but please choose to have these through one of the breakout discussions or via private message. We each need to play our part to help keep the purpose and mission of this community on track.

Trust and confidentiality:
The collaborative relationship relies on trust to establish a healthy and thriving environment for members to learn from and contribute to. We want to make sure the space can be kept meaningful and worthwhile for your involvement. We ask that you trust those within this space and make ethical decisions about sharing the information gathered in this community, outside this space. In general, members should not disclose the content of discussions in the community without the consent of those providing information. If you come across information that a member has flagged as confidential, please do not share this information outside the group.

Be committed to long-term growth:
The collaboration will take at least a year to establish and then several more to mature. We will all need to manage our expectations and set realistic expectations around what we hope to achieve here in line with the age of the community and the interactions within the partnership. Start your own discussions, make new groups and invite others to be part of the conversation. The more each person commits and engages, the sooner and quicker we make steps towards our common goal.

Assist and respect moderation:
Community moderators will monitor interactions throughout the community and ensure the Terms of Use are upheld. Please be respectful of the time they give to helping this community flourish and take on board any moderation requests as they come. If you come across content or behaviour which do not fit with the community's purpose or values, please flag it with the moderators through the ‘Mark As Inappropriate’ button. If you wish to raise additional concerns about a member’s behaviour, please contact the Community Manager via Contact Us or by emailing ASAresearch@uts.edu.au.


The following behaviours are not permitted and will not be tolerated:
  • Defamatory, indecent, offensive, profane, discriminatory, misleading, unlawful or threatening comments
  • Personal attacks, name-calling, trolling and abuse
  • Spamming
  • Posting promotional material or posting links to third party websites that are not relevant to modern slavery.

You must not permit anyone else to access the platform using your access details.

You must not permit anyone to:
  • Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, object code or underlying structure, ideas or algorithms relating to the software platform;
  • Modify, translate or create derivative works based on the software platform;
  • Copy, rent, lease, distribute, pledge, assign or otherwise transfer or allow any security interest on the software platform;
  • Use the software platform for timesharing or service bureau purposes or otherwise for the benefit of a third party;
  • Hack, manipulate, interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of or otherwise attempt to gain unauthorised access to the software platform or its related systems, hardware or networks or any content or technology incorporated in any of the foregoing;
  • Remove or obscure any proprietary notices or labels of Higher Logic or its suppliers on the software platform;
  • Access or use the software platform in violation of any applicable laws.

You must comply with Higher Logic’s Acceptable Use Policy and Anti-Spam Policy as updated from time to time at Higher Logic’s sole discretion.

The Site Administrators reserve the right to delete comments at their discretion; remove content that is fraudulent, deceptive or misleading; and block and remove any repeat offenders. Prior to taking such action, a moderator will contact the user privately to explain the platform’s rules and provide the user with an opportunity to remedy their action, for example by editing their comment or agreeing to change their behaviour.

Privacy and Confidentiality

This community is not suitable for discussing confidential information and sensitive matters, such as specific instances of modern slavery containing a person’s personal or identifying information. Sensitive information must not be shared on the platform.

If you wish to refer to a specific modern slavery case or an experience with a client, you may have general discussions so long as you use your discretion and do not disclose any personal or identifying details about the particular client or matter. The Site Administrators reserve the right to delete comments and posts at their discretion that do not adhere to this.

Please exercise your judgement, remembering that your posts on the discussion boards and blogs are visible to other members.

Your membership, profile and posts are only visible to other members i.e. the general public cannot view this information. Additionally, your personal contact details, such as email address, are only visible to members who you have approved as your ‘Contact’. You can customise your privacy settings by clicking on Profile > My Account > Privacy Settings.

Do not disclose the personal contact details of other members to people outside the community without obtaining that individual’s consent.

Intellectual Property

By posting material, you warrant and represent that you own the copyright with respect to such material, have received permission from the copyright owner or otherwise acknowledge the source material.

Please be aware that the Partnership is a closed community that can only be accessed by approved members. To maximise the benefit of the community, it is important that members can share information freely. However, please remember that you should not share information that you have obtained with people who are not members, unless the material is publicly available or you have obtained express permission from the author.

If you are in doubt about whether certain information can be shared outside the community, please consult with the Community Manager via Contact Us or by emailing ASAresearch@uts.edu.au.


Anti-Slavery Australia at the University of Technology Sydney is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. In no event shall Anti-Slavery Australia at the University of Technology Sydney be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

This community is designed to facilitate greater collaboration and dialogue amongst a greater number and range of stakeholders in the modern slavery space. It is not intended to replace direct communication between individuals and organisations through other existing channels. Any users wishing to make reports or referrals, particularly on urgent matters, should contact individuals and organisations through their direct websites, email addresses and/or phone numbers. Anti-Slavery Australia at the University of Technology Sydney is not liable for any losses or damages that result from messages in the community not being sent, received or responded to between users.

Privacy Policy

Any personal information, such as your name and email address, that you have provided to Anti-Slavery Australia at the University of Technology Sydney, to join the community, is collected for the purpose of: reviewing your application to join the community, providing you with information and communicating with you. Other than in order to provide access to the platform, information will not be provided to third parties unless required to do so by law.

You acknowledge that any information that you upload to the platform will be disclosed to and stored outside Australia in the USA and you consent to that disclosure, access and storage outside Australia.

Please note, as an online community, other users will be able to see your posts and the personal information you provide in your profile. You can control what information others see on your profile through the Privacy Settings under My Account. By default, any personal contact information you provide (such as email and phone number) can only be viewed by users who you have added as a ‘Contact’.

You can deactivate or delete your account at any time by contacting us through the Contact Us page. Upon deletion of your account, all of your personal data will be permanently deleted from the platform. Any content you have posted will remain on the platform but will display with the author as ‘Anonymous User’. However, deleting your account will not remove mentions of your name or personal information contained within posted content, such as signature blocks. For this reason, the default signature block is blank and we encourage you to use discretion around sharing personal information on discussion posts and blogs.

Should this community end, the community’s data will be retained by the University of Technology Sydney for minimum 5 years after the community ceases, to meet our retention obligations under the NSW State Records Act.

External Sites
We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

A "cookie" is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows us to recognise you each time you visit this site (personalisation, etc). Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and we do not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies may also be used by third party content providers such as news-feeds.

Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet
While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition, other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.  For any other information, please contact us using the Contact Us page.