Social media Netiquette

The University of Vienna promotes and supports an open dialogue. Therefore, we are looking forward to your comments and participation in discussions. To guarantee respectful communication, the following rules apply to all comments posted on the social media channels of the University of Vienna.

  • Users are personally responsible for their posts.
  • There is no tolerance for contributions that

– contain sexist, racist or discriminatory content;

– contain personal attacks or libellous contents;

– are abusive, defamatory or unlawful;

– contain threats or incitement to violence;

– are pornographic;

– are aimed at bad-mouthing a person, a group of persons, a department (sub-unit) or a degree programme;

– serve the sole purpose of advertising any service or company or are of a promotional nature.

  • Respectful communication is important to us. Be mindful of your wording and do not use abusive language.
  • Repeated posting of identical or similar contributions disturbs the discussion. Contributions will not appear any sooner. Therefore, please refrain from spamming or flooding a contribution with a high amount of comments.
  • The comments are moderated. Contributions can be deleted, shortened or hidden. There is no legal claim on publication.
  • Users who repeatedly violate the rules of the netiquette will be blocked.
  • If contributions violate existing law or infringe the rights of third parties, users are liable to prosecution.

University of Vienna’s Blog

The University of Vienna’s Blog is subject to the same set of rules as the University’s social media channels. It applies both to contributions as well as to comments. Here it is important that

  • we permit no contributions that infringe copyright, producer rights, rights of exploitation and use, or personality rights of third parties by means of its contents (especially text, images, photographs, drawings, videos). If other persons have contributed to the preparation and development of the blog contribution, you have to obtain their permission for the submission and possible subsequent publication before you submit the contribution.
  • the comments are moderated: This means that comments on the entry will only appear after the editors have approved them. The reasons for not publishing a comment are listed above.

Let’s all try to get along. 🙂

Kind regards,

the University of Vienna’s Social Media Team

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