Social media comment policy
The Alberta government adheres to the following social media comment and general use policy.
Wall posts and discussion forums
The Government of Alberta, just like any other participant in social media, cannot commit to replying to every post. We will, however, attempt to engage in conversation when possible. The views of visitors participating on this page do not necessarily represent the views of the Government of Alberta. GoA staff will be monitoring the input and may participate or intervene, as appropriate.
In the case of ongoing investigations or legal proceedings, we will not be able to comment.
This site and information set out on it is provided solely for the convenience of interested users. While we try to ensure that the accuracy of the content, the Government of Alberta shall not be responsible for any reliance by the user on the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or reliability of the content. In using this content, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Government of Alberta from any and all third party claims, demands, actions or costs (including legal costs on a solicitor-client basis) arising out of your use of this site.
You also shall agree that you shall not use this site in such a way as to offend the privacy, personal, property or other rights of any individuals or organizations. You also agree not to use this site in such a way as to breach the laws of jurisdiction in which you currently reside.
All comments will be moderated and reviewed by Government of Alberta staff. Please keep in mind that the Government of Alberta cannot tolerate comments that are offensive to an individual or an organization, rude in tone, or abusive. We also reserve the right to edit or refuse comments that meet any of the following conditions:
- contrary to the principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous, insulting, or life-threatening messages
- serious, unproven or inaccurate accusations against individuals or organizations
- aggressive, coarse, violent, obscene, or pornographic comments
- messages where the sender is not the author
- messages for advertising purposes
- announcements from labour or political organizations
- unintelligible or irrelevant messages, and
- any other message that the forum moderators feel will not add to the normal flow of debate.
Submissions meeting any of the above conditions will be deleted.
To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. Information you provide will be monitored for inappropriate or unnecessary personal information or images about the submitter or a third party, and we will take reasonable steps to protect your privacy and that of a third party.
Posted items and links
Links to other websites
Any links posted by visitors that meet the above conditions will be deleted.
Links to websites not under the control of the Government of Alberta may appear either in the blog entry itself or in comments submitted by readers. These links are provided solely for the convenience of interested users. The Government of Alberta is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content of any other website. The Government of Alberta does not endorse, authorize, approve, certify, maintain, or control these external Internet addresses and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of the information located at such addresses. The Government of Alberta is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. The Government of Alberta encourages users to review the privacy policies of any linked websites before navigating any website or disclosing personal information online.
Links from other websites
There may be circumstances where access to this website is provided by a hypertext link located at another website. The Government of Alberta has no responsibility for the content of such other sites and does not endorse, authorize, approve, certify, maintain, or control these external Internet addresses and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of the information located at such addresses.
Users who repeatedly and/or purposefully post submissions that meet any of the above conditions or violate the aforementioned policies in any way may be prevented from accessing this page.