Terms of use: comments & tags

The Library welcomes your comments, reviews and tags to our catalogue; however, there are a few rules you need to keep in mind.

Your obligations

Making a contribution

  • Contributions need to be in English and be your own work.
  • You may not publish any abusive or defamatory content in comments, reviews or tags that is likely to offend others on racial, ethnic, religious or other grounds.
  • Comments made about someone else's comments or review must be constructive and polite.
  • You may not publish any advertising material or spam.
  • If you are adding personal information, consider others' privacy, as outlined in the Information Privacy Act 2000 (Vic).
  • If you are under 13 you need to ask the permission of a parent or guardian before contributing.

Requirement to sign in to contribute

The software currently requires contributors to sign in using their Library card.

Using contributions

Comments and reviews submitted to the site express the opinions of the author, not the Library. You should make your own judgement about the information's reliability, accuracy and currency before using it for any purpose.

Alerting us

We would like you to alert us to any comments, reviews and tags that you think contravene these terms of use by using the feedback form.

Our rights

Modifying or removing contributions

All comments, reviews and tags will be subject to review by the Library, and we reserve the right to modify or remove contributions for any reason.

Responding to contributions

We may respond to comments and reviews at our discretion.

Blocking users

If we believe you have repeatedly and knowingly contravened these terms of use, we may take action by deleting all your contributions from our site, and preventing you from submitting any further comments, reviews or tags.

Re-use of contributions

The Library reserves the right to re-use your contributions in publications and on our other websites or partner websites such as the National Library's Trove. The Library will not disclose your name or other personal details, as stated in our privacy policy.