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Terms of use

The content on the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner website is intended to provide general information. It is not legal advice, and should not be regarded as such. We reserve the right to revise, withdraw or change the content on this website at any time without notice.

Some information on the website, for example register information, is provided in the performance of functions under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014. Users should note that no liability is incurred by the Board or Commissioner for anything done or omitted in good faith, either in the performance of a function under the Act, or in the reasonable belief that the act or omission was in the performance of a function under the Act.

Information on the website is provided on the basis that persons or organisations accessing the website undertake responsibility for assessing the accuracy of its content and where necessary seek legal advice from a qualified legal practitioner. While all care is taken, the Board and Commissioner make no statements, representations or warranties as to accuracy, currency or completeness of information on the website. Nor does the Board or Commissioner warrant that the website is free from viruses or interference. The Board and Commissioner disclaim all responsibility or liability for any loss or damage arising from use or reliance on the website, whether or not caused by any negligent act or omission. No responsibility is taken for any information or services which may appear on any linked websites.

The Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner website contains links to domains other than www.lsbc.vic.gov.au. These external sites are controlled and produced by third parties. Links to these websites are provided by the Board and Commissioner for user information only, and do not constitute an endorsement of any material, product or service that may be found at those sites.

Copyright

Unless otherwise indicated, material on this website is copyright of the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner, but the Board and Commissioner encourage the dissemination and exchange of public information. You may download, print and otherwise reproduce information on the website subject to the condition that you include the copyright notice © Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner.

Social Media 

We use social media to help the legal profession and consumers to understand their rights and obligations, and how to access our services.  Our current channels include Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

When you access our social media pages, you agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the social media platform you're using , as well as our guidelines. Comments, visuals, videos or other types of materials posted by users on our pages don't necessarily reflect the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner opinions or policy. 

Reporting legal or consumer issues 

Our social media pages are not the place to report legal complaints, or discuss the details of investigations, legal proceedings or public personal information. Users must not disclose private, confidential or secure information. This includes any information that would enable others to identify the individual or organisation concerned. We encourage any person that would like assistance with a regulatory matter to contact us directly. You can find a list of direct contacts on our website. 

Responding to and moderating social media comments

Our social media pages are monitored during normal business hours, 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, AEST, excluding public holidays.  We reserve the right to remove inappropriate material or comments that don't apply with our terms of use.  This includes posts or comments that:

  • contain information that personally identifies an individual or organisation
  • are abusive, harassing, threatening or attacks others
  • contain hateful language, targets race, ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality, or political beliefs
  • is fraudulent, deceptive, misleading or unlawful
  • trolls or deliberately disrupts discussion
  • is considered spam
  • includes link baiting (to draw traffic to your own site).

We reserve the right to block users who breach these guidelines. 

If you see anything on any of the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner social media pages that breach these terms of use, please contact us. 

Monitoring

For information about how your personal information will be handled by the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner when you access or interact with any of our web presences, including our social media accounts, please refer to our privacy policy. 

 

 

 

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