Social media, websites and blogs give speech pathologists unprecedented access to potential clients, colleagues and others. However, they also come with significant legal risks. As many individuals and companies have discovered the hard way, it can be difficult to control what other people post to or on your sites.
This template is designed to set some “house rules” for others commenting and uploading content onto your websites, blogs and social media pages/profiles. They are designed to mitigate (not eliminate) intellectual property, client privacy and confidentiality, and defamation risks associated with other people’s content, recognising that, ultimately, you may be held liable for other people’s actions and content posted to sites and pages under your control.
The template house rules also give you the right to delete testimonials in accordance with our ethical duty not to use testimonials to promote health services to vulnerable people.