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Terms of use

This website is hosted by 76engage on behalf of Canadian Heritage. The site was created to encourage and facilitate respectful and purposeful dialogue on subjects relating to various Canadian Heritage programs, policies and initiatives. 

By registering to participate, you indicate you acknowledge and accept the Terms of Use described below and the Privacy Notice produced for each engagement. You also acknowledge that the comments you provide will be viewable to the public.

The views and opinions of participants do not necessarily reflect those of Canadian Heritage.

Content will be monitored and any activity or material that appears to violate the Terms of Use will be removed. Similarly, registered users who repeatedly act contrary to the Terms of Use may have their accounts temporarily or permanently suspended. By choosing to participate on this website, you are indicating that you accept to abide by the Terms of Use.

When providing comment, we request that you do not include personal information about yourself or others.

You may submit content and actively participate on this site, provided the content is not illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, an invasion of privacy, objectionable or infringing of intellectual property rights of third parties, and does not consist of or contain software viruses, commercial solicitation or any form of “spam.” Content must also be relevant to the discussions.

Canadian Heritage reserves the right to remove comments that are:

  • containing personal information about you or others;
  • racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous;
  • insulting or involve questionable conduct in regards to another person;
  • aggressive, rude, coarse, violent, obscene, profane or pornographic in nature;
  • offensive or abusive to an individual or organization;
  • used for advertising or promotional purposes;
  • repetitive or spamming threads; or
  • off-topic or do not add to the normal flow of the discussion.

Canadian Heritage is committed to providing a safe, open and respectful discussion forum. The Terms of Use are designed to allow all users to share their opinions and ideas. Constructive disagreements are permissible provided they are not abusive, intolerant or insulting. Comments of this nature are subject to removal.

Canadian Heritage will post original content in both English and French. Registered participants may choose to participate in either English or French. Content generated by participants will appear the language they have chosen to participate in.

If you post or submit comments or otherwise participate on this site (“Material”), you grant Canadian Heritage an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative work from, distribute and display such content or material. Your privacy and anonymity will always be maintained. You irrevocably waive all moral rights to such Material. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all rights to any Material submitted and that your Material does not violate these Terms of Use and will not cause injury to any person or entity.

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