Social Media Policy

Hunter Valley Wine Show expects its employees, contractors and invited Judges (participants) to maintain a certain standard of behaviour when using Social Media.

Hunter Valley Wine Show acknowledges;

  • Its participants have the right to contributecontent to public communications on websites, blogs and business or social networking sites not operated by Hunter Valley Wine Show
  • Inappropriate behaviour on such sites has the potential to cause damage to Hunter Valley Wine Show, as well as its employees, clients, business partners and/or suppliers.

All participants of Hunter Valley Wine Show must refrain from posting, sending, forwarding or using, in any way, inappropriate material including but not limited to material which:

  • Is intended to (or could possibly) cause insult, offence, intimidation or humiliation to Hunter Valley Wine Show, its clients, business partners or suppliers.
  • Is defamatory or could adversely affect the image, reputation, viability or profitability of Hunter Valley Wine Show, its clients, business partners or suppliers.
  • Contains any form of Confidential Informationrelating to Hunter Valley Wine Show, its clients, business partners or suppliers.

All participants of Hunter Valley Wine Show must comply with this policy. Any breach of this policy will be treated as a serious matter and may result in disciplinary action.

  • Disciplinary action that may be taken includes, but is not limited to, issuing a formal warning, directing people to attend mandatory training, suspension from the workplace and/or permanently or temporarily denying access to all or part of Hunter Valley Wine Show.

Social Media includes all internet-based publishing technologies. Forms of Social Media include, but are not limited to, social or business networking sites (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn), video and/or photo sharing websites (i.e. YouTube, Flickr). Business/corporate and personal blogs, micro-blogs (i.e Twitter), chat rooms and forums and/or Social Media.

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