Required Age to Contribute
To contribute to the Discussion Forum, you must be at least 19 years of age. If you are under 19, you must obtain the consent of your parent or legal guardian, in which case your legal parent or guardian will be responsible for your use of the Discussion Forum.
Submission and Review of Content
The Province reserves the right to edit, refuse to post or delete questions, comments, ideas and other contributions to the Discussion Forum (collectively, the “Content”). Content that the Province deems, in its absolute discretion, to be objectionable or inappropriate, including without limitation Content that: (a) is defamatory, threatening, hateful, indecent, obscene, illegal, immoral or sexually explicit; (b) makes unproven or unsupported accusations against individuals, groups or organizations; (c) potentially or actually infringes any third party’s copyright, trademark, right of privacy, publicity or any other intellectual property or other right; (d) contains information about or images of any person other than yourself; (e) advertises a product, person or organization; (e) contains material that could compromise the integrity or security of the Discussion Forum, or of the website or server on which the Discussion Forum resides; or (f) is far off-topic.
If you are concerned about inappropriate Content please e-mail email@example.com citing the date and author of the Content in question.
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You retain ownership of all Content you submit to the Discussion Forum (“Your Content”). You represent and warrant that: (a) Your Content is your original work, or has been provided to you or obtained by you from the rightful owner with all necessary permissions; and (b) Your Content does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.
Permission to Use Contributions
You agree that the Province may reformat, rearrange or otherwise modify Your Content, and you understand and agree that the Province has no obligation to acknowledge you by name or pseudonym as the author of Your Content or to ensure that you remain anonymous.
With the exception of Your Content and Content submitted to the Discussion Forum by other contributors, all intellectual property in the Discussion Forum, including but not limited to copyright, official marks and trademarks, is owned by the Province. Copying or unauthorized use of any such intellectual property without the express written consent of the Province is prohibited.
Collection of Personal Information
In order to hear your thoughts on library service and to facilitate discussion with other users of the Discussion Forum, the Ministry of Education, which is responsible for library services for government, is collecting personal information from you. In addition to your name and your opinions, we are collecting:
- Your e-mail address, which may be used to contact you for clarification of your comment(s), to notify you of future opportunities to participate in public consultations, and to keep you updated on the progress of our library transformation efforts and
Your personal information is collected by the Ministry of Education Libraries Branch under s. 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA, BC) and will be used to register you for an account for accessing the Commons site and to contact you in the administration of your account. Should you have any questions about the collection of this personal information please contact Libraries Branch, Ministry of Education, Victoria, BC, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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