Social Media Guidelines

Comments, opinions and healthy debates of followers & visitors to the Dublin Port Social Media platforms are welcomed, however Dublin Port Company will not facilitate the use of profane, inappropriate or offensive language on its Social Media channels, which includes Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Please note that profane, inappropriate or offensive language and commentary of any variation written by followers of / or visitors to Dublin Port Company’s social media channels will not be tolerated. Dublin Port Company reserves the right to hide, block or report inappropriate comments or posts containing such language. We welcome your comments and love to hear your feedback regarding Port related activities so please be nice, have fun and connect.


Social Media Competitions

Dublin Port Company competitions are open to all persons over the age of 18 years who are residents of Ireland. The contest shall only be construed and evaluated according to Irish law.  Only one submission per person will be counted. Obscene, provocative, or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. Dublin Port Company retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.   

Entry to competitions constitutes your acceptance of these official terms & conditions. By entering, participants agree to have their submitted name, Facebook user ID displayed on the Dublin Port Company Facebook channel (Newsfeed, Timeline) for the purposes of the contest, without any fee or other form of compensation.  


Entry rules: The contest is open to all people over the age of 18 years, who are residents of Ireland.  Individuals employed by Dublin Port Company (“Sponsor”), Facebook, affiliate companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and judges and members of their immediate family (parent, child, spouse, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or persons living in the same household, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Dublin Port Contests are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. In addition, the following provisions shall apply: Facebook’s privacy policy and Facebook’s Terms of Service as described in these terms and conditions. Inquiries and comments regarding the contest should be sent to the promoter and not to Facebook.


Winner notification:  The Winner will be notified directly through a reply to the comment/entry left on the conversation thread about the contest on the Dublin Port Company Facebook page. Prizes are limited to one (1) per person. If Sponsor is unable to contact a chosen winner within seven (7) days, if all required information required of the winner are not submitted within the specified time period or if the prize is returned to the Sponsor as undeliverable, or if the winner has not complied with the Official Terms & Conditions document, the prize will be forfeited and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document referenced above, the winner will be required to promptly return his prize to the Sponsor.   


Transfer of rights of pictures, videos, texts; User generated content:

  1. a) By submitting your comments, pictures or videos, the entrant confers the irrevocable right of usage of these assets to Dublin Port Company, to publish it unlimited in terms of time and content on social media, to use and if necessary, edit the material for the purpose of publication. Editing of texts is also permitted as long as the content of the message is not falsified.
  2. b) By submitting pictures, you declare to transfer all the necessary rights on the material you have submitted to Dublin Port company.
  3. c) In this respect, we point out explicitly that the publishing of pictures within the purview of the Copyright Act on a website. Such publication is only granted therefore, if you have the copyright of the photograph or the author has granted you the appropriate rights. You agree therefore to only send those images you have all the necessary rights for this purpose. Their use and / or content must not violate legal regulations or rights of third parties.
  4. d) If claims made against Dublin Port Company by a third party for an alleged violation of property rights because of your photos / submissions, we have the right to delete them immediately. In addition, you are in such a case obliged to indemnify Dublin Port Company upon first written demand from these claims. Dublin Port Company is not entitled to make any agreements with third parties without the entrant’s consent, in particular to conclude a settlement.  


Prizes:  Prizes are non-transferable or substitutable by winner and are not redeemable for cash. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied by Sponsor, except for the standard manufacturer’s warranty which comes with the prizes. Winners will receive prizes or prize confirmation within thirty (30) days of winner verification. Upon delivery to the winner’s address, Sponsor will be deemed to have awarded the prize to the winner with winner assuming full responsibility for the prize. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.     


Privacy:  By entering this contest, the participant confirms that the provided data can be saved by Dublin Port Company  for the duration of the contest to the extent described above and can be processed. After conclusion of the promotion, the data will be deleted. The data of the winners will further be saved in so far as this is required by law. The data will not be used for any other purposes. Participants may at any time revoke their consent to the storage and uses of their data described above by emailing to request a member of staff to correct or delete the stored data. The withdrawal of the consent regarding the usage of the data will not affect the participation, as long as it is not a revocation of the usage of data relating to the contest. Privacy policy of Dublin Port Company can be found here .