News 10 Jan 2013

MA releases ‘Electronic Communications and Social Media Policy’

Motorcycling Australia has released an 'Electronic Communications and Social Media Policy' ahead of the 2013 season.

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MA has released an Electronic Communications and Social Media Policy for 2013.

Motorcycling Australia has this week released an ‘Electronic Communications and Social Media Policy’ ahead of the 2013 season.

According to a post on the governing body’s official website, the five-page policy is to recognise the importance of the ever-increasing importance of electronic communications online.

The policy includes the growing state of social media, in which riders and industry representatives are able to communicate closer and more publicly with fellow members or fans than ever before.

“In recognition of the increasing importance and prevalence of electronic communications, Motorcycling Australia has introduced the Electronic Communications and Social Media Policy,” the statement reads.

“This policy has been developed in collaboration with the State Controlling Bodies and aims to serve the best interests of all our members and stakeholders.

“The document sets out a clear framework for acceptable online behaviour for communications involving fellow MA members, volunteers, officials, coaches, sponsors, partners, staff and other people connected with our sport and clubs.”

Breaches of the policy ‘may result in disciplinary action from the RCB (Relevant Controlling Body)’, including a potential warning or caution, a suspended penalty, a fine of up to $5000, suspension from membership, loss of licence for up to two years, or a combination of any of the above.

Click here to download MA’s Electronic Communications and Social Media Policy in full.

For further information regarding this policy, contact the MA National Risk and Compliance manager Claire Lawrence at [email protected]

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