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Dear Dyslexic aims to be an interactive, inclusive and supportive place for all members to share their experiences.  Dear Dyslexic welcomes and encourages open discussion and comments on the social media sites.

Dear Dyslexic looks forward to hearing from you in all circumstances, including when you want to share a criticism. However, we work hard to ensure the forums are a supportive environment for those with dyslexia, parents, families professionals and the general community and we expect that your comments and posts will always be respectful of others.

Please note that comments and posts that we consider offensive, abusive, bullying or which unreasonably upset our community will be deleted immediately. Participants who repeatedly post inappropriate material will be blocked from the site.

The information posted on Dear Dyslexic including any advice offered, is for the general information of the reader. You must exercise your own judgement about its accuracy and relevance to you. This information does not constitute and is not a substitute for professional or medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should seek assistance from a medical officer or other qualified health provider or professional in relation to any questions you may have regarding health, mental health and developmental issues for yourself, child and families.

The information posted on Dear Dyslexic represents the opinions of the person posting it; dear Dyslexic may not share or support that opinion. Dear Dyslexic takes no responsibility for the views expressed on Dear Dyslexic by any third party.

  • you must comply with any conditions relating to the content you submit including without limitation:
    • acting responsibly and respectfully;
    • not submitting content:
    • that includes any unsolicited messages or any offensive, inflammatory, defamatory, threatening, abusive, hateful, racist, obscene, fraudulent, deceptive or otherwise unlawful information;
    • advertising or endorsing any products or services of any other organisation;
    • that personally identifies any other person without their expressed consent; or
    • that the Dear Dyslexic considers inappropriate.

    When participating in conversations or posting comments on social media sites, please keep these important factors in mind. Always remember that when you post a comment to a blog or social media site, it is published for the world to see. For your own privacy and that of your family, you should consider carefully how much detailed personal medical information linked to your name you want published on the Internet. We recommend you also exercise caution and avoid posting detailed personal information like your location, financial information, etc. Dear Dyslexic reserves the right to remove any material that it determines to be inappropriate.

    Definitions

    • Message flooding. Message flooding is making sure your opinion is heard by repeatedly posting the same message.
    • Flaming. Flaming is expressing a strongly held opinion to the point where it dominates the conversation and destroys the tone and camaraderie of the group.
    • Trolling. Trolling is posting a comment whose sole intent is to incite controversy or comment.

    Your use of any Dear Dyslexic social media sites is subject to the Dear Dyslexic Website Terms of Use (including where applicable the terms of any third party social media provider like Facebook). Without limiting any other provision in those terms.

    Dear Dyslexic makes a significant effort to monitor and respond to posts and questions on Dear Dyslexic social media platforms, within 36 hours, however we may not always be able to respond to all posts or answer online requests for information within this time frame.

    By submitting content to any Dear Dyslexic social media sites (wall posts, comments, photos, links, etc.) you understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public, and that the Dear Dyslexia may use this information for internal and external communications, promotional and fundraising purposes. Please note that other participants may use your posted information beyond the control of the Dear Dyslexic.  If you do not wish to have the information you have made available via the above mentioned sites used, published, copied and/or reprinted, please do not post it on any of these sites.

    Disclaimer for content on linked site

    Dear Dyslexia accepts no responsibility or liability for the content available on any sites linked to from this site.