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Audioboo comments policy

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) uses Audioboo to host audio files that it wishes to make available online. We welcome your views on the audio files that we post here. You can let us know your thoughts by:

  • leaving a comment on Audioboo

  • emailing

  • phoning: (0) 845 601 3034 / Overseas +44 (0) 1633 653 599 / Minicom (for the deaf or hearing impaired) - +44 (0) 1633 815044. Please note: calls may be monitored for training purpose

You should submit comments on Audioboo in good faith. In order to comply with the law and with the Civil Service Code, you must not include:

  • party political material. ONS is the executive office of the independent UK Statistics Authority, a non-ministerial department which reports directly to Parliament. We cannot publish party political content under the normal rules governing the Civil Service

  • potentially libellous, false, or defamatory statements

  • any commercial endorsement, promotion of any product, service or publication

  • language which is offensive, intemperate, 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, sexuality or other personal characteristic

  • 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 or Welsh – unfortunately, we do not currently have the resource to moderate comments in other languages

  • are relevant – please don’t post messages unrelated to the sound file in question

We reserve the right to delete comments that breach our guidelines and to suspend the account at any time.

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