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Terms and conditions

Social media

This notice has been written to explain how the Leaders’ Debates Commission interacts with the public on social media platforms.

Content and frequency

The Leaders’ Debates Commission uses its social media accounts as an alternative method of sharing the content posted on its website and interacting with stakeholders. By following the Leaders’ Debates Commission’s social media accounts (by “following,” “liking” or “subscribing”), you can expect to see information about its programs and services.

Because the servers of social media platforms are managed by third parties, social media accounts are subject to downtime that may be out of the Government of Canada’s control. The Government of Canada accepts no responsibility for platforms becoming unresponsive or unavailable.

Links to other websites and ads

Our social media accounts may post or display links or ads for websites that are not under the control of the Government of Canada. These links are provided solely for the convenience of users. The Government of Canada is not responsible for the information found through these links or ads, nor does it endorse the sites or their content.

Following, “favouriting/liking” and subscribing

Our decision to “follow,” “favourite/like” or “subscribe” to another social media account does not imply an endorsement of that account, channel, page or site, and neither does sharing (re-tweeting, reposting or linking to) content from another user.

Comments and interaction

We will read comments and participate in discussions when appropriate. We ask that your comments be relevant and respectful. We reserve the right to delete comments that violate this notice, and the user may be blocked and reported to prevent further inappropriate comments.

We cannot engage in issues of party politics or answer questions that break the rules of this notice.

We reserve the right to edit or remove comments that:

  • Contain personal information;
  • Are contrary to the principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
  • Express racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous, insulting or life-threatening messages;
  • Put forward serious, unproven or inaccurate accusations against individuals or organizations;
  • Are aggressive, coarse, violent, obscene or pornographic;
  • Are offensive, rude or abusive to an individual or an organization;
  • Are not sent by the author or are put forward for advertising purposes;
  • Encourage illegal activity;
  • Contain announcements from labour or political organizations;
  • Are written in a language other than English or French;
  • Are unintelligible or irrelevant; and
  • Are repetitive or spam.

In short, please be respectful and make sure that your comments are relevant to where they are posted. The views of users commenting on our social media accounts do not necessarily represent the views of the Leaders’ Debates Commission or the Government of Canada.

Accessibility of social media platforms

Social media platforms are third-party service providers and are not bound by Government of Canada standards for Web accessibility.

Copyright

Information posted by the Government of Canada is subject to the Copyright Act.

Privacy

Social media accounts of the Leaders’ Debates Commission are not Government of Canada websites and represent only its presence on third-party service providers.

For more information, please refer to our Privacy regarding third-party social media.

Official languages

Many social media platforms have multiple language options and provide instructions on how to set your preferences. The Government of Canada respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring that our information is available in both French and English and that both versions are of equal quality.

Date modified: May 22, 2019