Facebook Policy

Interested parties can find the SIA on Facebook by searching for Security Industry Authority- this link opens in a new window

Content

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) Facebook account is managed by the SIA Communication team. If you 'like' us, you can expect updates covering some or all of the following:

  • News releases
  • Alerts about new content on our website
  • Invitations to provide feedback on specific issues
  • Details of events and exhibitions we are attending
  • Industry related news articles appearing in national, trade or online media
  • Monthly editions of the SIA Update newsletter

Like Us

If you wish to be kept informed of any updates to our Facebook page then click on the 'Like' link.

When you click 'Like' on our page, you are making a connection to our page. The page will be displayed in your Facebook profile, and in turn, you will be displayed on our page as a person who likes that page. You will then be able to post a comment.

Availability

We will update and monitor our Facebook account during office hours, Monday to Friday. Facebook may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Facebook downtime.

Moderation

The purpose of the dialogue on our facebook page is to enable as many people as possible to submit, rate and comment on our stories or discussions. We want to keep discussion as open as possible and will not attempt to exclude or edit critical opinions. However, to protect this service from abuse, ideas and comments must satisfy some basic conditions.

In order for this dialogue to comply with the law and with the Civil Service Code, you must not include:

  • party political material. This is a government facebook page and we cannot publish party political content. This does not mean you cannot raise controversial issues
  • potentially libellous, false, or defamatory statements
  • any commercial endorsement, promotion of any product, service or publication
  • language which is offensive, extreme, or provocative. This not only includes obvious swear words and insults, but any language to which people reading it could reasonably take offence

Please also ensure that your ideas and comments:

  • are respectful of others – comments should not be malicious or offensive in nature, and should not constitute a personal attack on a person's character
  • don't incite hatred on the basis of race, religion, gender, nationality or sexuality or other personal characteristics
  • don't reveal personal details, such as private addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or other online contact details
  • don't break the law – this includes libel, condoning illegal activity, and breaking copyright
  • are reasonably concise, and don't constitute spamming of the site
  • are in English– unfortunately, we do not currently have the resource to moderate comments in other languages
  • are relevant – please don't post messages unrelated to this channel or the subject under discussion

We reserve the right to delete ideas and comments that breach our guidelines, and to suspend the ability to comment at any time.

Official Correspondence

The usual ways of contacting us for official correspondence are detailed in the contact us section of our website.