Terms of use for Statistics Canada Facebook pages

Statistics Canada is using Facebook as a communications tool and outreach channel to reach and engage with Canadians.

Statistics Canada does not endorse any of the views expressed in comments posted by users, and in no way verifies or confirms the accuracy of those comments. Comments that violate Rules of engagement may result in the comment being deleted and the user being blocked from the account.

Pages

Statistics Canada has two Facebook pages, one for each official language:

English: Statistics Canada
French: Statistique Canada

Content

By liking Statistics Canada on Facebook, what you get includes:

  • interesting facts on Canada and its population
  • new data releases on various subjects
  • information on survey and census collection activities
  • information on new products and services
  • information about recruitment at Statistics Canada
  • announcements about new website features
  • and much more...

Availability

Statistics Canada recognizes that the Internet is a 24/7 medium, and your messages and comments are welcome at any time. However, posting and moderating will occur during regular business hours, Monday to Friday. Messages and comments posted after business hours or on weekends and statutory holidays will be read as early as possible.

Facebook may occasionally be unavailable. Statistics Canada is not responsible for a lack of service caused by Facebook downtime.

Posting frequency

The number of Facebook posts on each business day will vary and may depend, for example, on the number of articles and publications that are being released.

Use of "Share"

Statistics Canada may share information or links posted on the official Facebook page of other Government of Canada institutions and other statistical organizations when that information is deemed relevant to Statistics Canada's mandate and fans. The decision to share a particular message does not imply endorsement of any kind.

Use of "Like"

Statistics Canada's decision to "Like" a particular Facebook page does not imply endorsement of any kind. Similarly, the appearance of a Facebook user as a fan of a Statistics Canada page does not imply endorsement. Statistics Canada will only use the "Like" function for the pages of other Government of Canada institutions and other statistical organizations publishing information that is relevant to its mandate.

Wall posts and comments

Statistics Canada welcomes feedback and ideas that are constructive and relevant from its fans. All wall posts and comments will be read and any emerging themes or helpful suggestions will be passed to the appropriate people in the organization.

However, we may not be able to respond to all wall posts and comments. They will be handled on a case-by-case basis. For general enquiries about Statistics Canada products and services, contact us.

Links to other websites

Facebook posts by Statistics Canada may include, for your convenience, links to websites that are not under the responsibility of Statistics Canada or the Government of Canada. Since many of these websites are not subject to the Official Languages Act, they may not be available in both official languages. Statistics Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content, and is not endorsing the sites and their content in any way.

Accessibility

Statistics Canada, as part of the Government of Canada, is committed to achieving a high standard of accessibility. Facebook is a third-party service provider and is therefore not bound by the Government of Canada policies for web accessibility.

If you have any problems accessing the information on our Facebook pages, contact us to receive the information in an appropriate format.

Copyright

Information posted by Statistics Canada on its Facebook pages is subject to the Copyright Act of Canada. For more information, visit our Copyright notice page.

Official languages

Statistics Canada respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring that information products of equal quality are available in both English and French.

Posts will be published simultaneously in both official languages—in English on the Statistics Canada page and in French on the Statistique Canada page. Messages and comments that require a response will be answered in the official language of origin.

Posts or shared content from Statistics Canada may include links to websites that are not subject to the Official Languages Act, which means they may not be available in English and French. Links leading to unilingual content will always include the mention '(English only)' or '(français seulement).' These links are provided solely for your convenience and Statistics Canada is not responsible for the information found through them.

Privacy

Statistics Canada is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals. Our pages Statistics Canada and Statistique Canada are hosted by Facebook, a third-party service provider, and are outside the control of the Government of Canada. We encourage you to read the Facebook's Data Use Policy.

Information shared with Statistics Canada on Facebook is subject to the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. For more information, visit Statistics Canada's Privacy notice.

Statistics Canada employees on Facebook

Some Statistics Canada employees may be active on Facebook through their own personal accounts, under their own names or pseudonyms. Despite their professional affiliation with Statistics Canada and the Government of Canada, their posts do not represent the official position of Statistics Canada or that of the Government of Canada, and should be considered the product of each individual as a private citizen.

Media enquiries

Media representatives are asked to refrain from submitting questions or requests through Statistics Canada's Facebook pages. Please send them to our Media Hotline.

General enquiries

Statistics Canada is committed to serving its clients in a prompt, reliable, courteous and fair manner. For general enquiries on our products and services, contact us.

If you are looking for more information about the organization and its data holdings, please visit www.statcan.gc.ca.

 
 
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