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Social Media Terms of Use

These Terms of Use apply to you when you communicate with The Regional Municipality of York through social media websites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Flickr).

Disclaimer

Content

The content posted by the public does not necessarily reflect the views of York Region. Any official content posted by York Region can be recognized by the page name and the York Region profile photo. We reserve the right to delete, without notification, any objectionable content posted by the public. Any individual who repeatedly violates the terms of this policy will be blocked from posting to the York Region page and reported to the social media website.

Objectionable content includes, but is not limited to: personal attacks, harassment, threatening/defamatory/abusive/offensive/graphic/obscene/explicit/hateful/racist content or content that suggests or encourages illegal activity.

If you post content that is deemed to be spam or is for commercial purposes, as determined by York Region at its sole discretion, we will delete the content.

The appearance of external links does not represent official endorsement by York Region.

Copyrighted Material

Social media websites are third party service providers that collect, store and manage your copyrighted material whenever you access and use the site. Please refer to the social media site’s Terms of Service for particulars. Note that York Region has no control over what social media websites do with your copyrighted material.

Personal Information

Social media websites are third party service providers that collect, store and manage your personal information whenever you access and use the site. Please refer to the social media site’s Terms of Service and privacy policy for particulars. Note that York Region has no control over what social media websites do with your personal information.

York Region also collects your personal information for the purpose of including your posts on its page and for the purpose of engaging in an interactive dialogue with you through the social media website, and does so under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (Ontario) but subject to compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Ontario) ("MFIPPA") and York Region's Records Retention By-law (the "By-law").

The Municipal Act, 2001, MFIPPA and the By-law prescribe rules that require York Region to retain records, including records containing personal information, for a minimum period of time, to ensure that records are not disclosed without legal authorization, and that ultimately records are destroyed upon the expiry of applicable retention periods set out in the By-law.


 


 


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