Terms of use for Statistics Canada YouTube channels

Statistics Canada is using YouTube 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.

Channels

Statistics Canada has two YouTube channels, one for each official language:

English: Statistics Canada
French: Statistique Canada

Content

Videos uploaded on Statistics Canada's YouTube channels will cover various themes and topics, ranging from information on surveys to recruitment opportunities.

The Statistics Canada YouTube channels are mainly used as an alternative method for accessing the video material posted in different sections of Statistics Canada's website. If you are looking for more information about the organization, please visit Statistics Canada.

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 office hours, Monday to Friday. Messages and comments posted after business hours or on weekends and statutory holidays will be read as early as possible.

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

Subscriptions

Statistics Canada will only subscribe to the YouTube channels of other Government of Canada institutions and other statistical organizations publishing information that is relevant its mandate. Statistics Canada's decision to subscribe to a particular YouTube channel does not imply endorsement of any kind.

Subscribers/Friends

Statistics Canada will only accept friend requests from other Government of Canada institutions and other statistical organizations publishing information that is relevant to Statistics Canada's mandate. The appearance of a YouTube account as a subscriber to a Statistics Canada channel does not imply endorsement of any kind.

Messages and comments

Statistics Canada welcomes feedback and ideas that are constructive and relevant from YouTube users. All videos and channel comments, as well as emails sent to the YouTube account 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 messages and comments. They will be handled on a case-by-case basis. For general enquiries about Statistics Canada products and services, please contact us.

Links to other websites

Content provided by Statistics Canada on YouTube 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. YouTube is a third-party service provider and is therefore not bound by the Government of Canada policies for web accessibility. As such, all videos uploaded to our YouTube channels are available on our website in accessible formats, along with transcripts.

If you have any problems accessing the information on our YouTube channels, contact us.

Copyright

Information posted by Statistics Canada on its YouTube channels 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.

Videos will be posted simultaneously in both official languages—in English on the Statistics Canada channel and in French on the 'Statistique Canada' channel. Messages and comments that require a response will be answered in the official language of origin.

Videos 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 channels Statistics Canada and Statistique Canada are hosted by YouTube, a third-party service provider, and are outside the control of the Government of Canada. We encourage you to read Privacy at YouTube.

Information shared with Statistics Canada on YouTube 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 YouTube

Some Statistics Canada employees may be active on YouTube through their own personal accounts and channel, under their own names or pseudonyms. Despite their professional affiliation with Statistics Canada and the Government of Canada, videos uploaded and comments posted by them 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 YouTube channels. 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 Statistics Canada.

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