CONDITIONS OF USE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
AND RULES OF CONDUCT
The Communications Department administers Investissement Québec’s official social media accounts : LinkedIn-Québec , LinkedIn-International , Twitter-Québec , SlideShare , YouTube and the Innovative Manufacturers Facebook page.
Netiquette is the set of rules of conduct and courtesy that governs how Internet users behave on social media.
Anyone who fails to respect these rules may have his or her comments rejected and be barred from the Corporation’s social media.
Netiquette evolves based on new needs and situations, and Investissement Québec may modify its rules at any time without notice.
You are encouraged to convey your thoughts freely while remaining courteous and respectful. Everyone is invited to add comments, share posts and express opinions that foster a healthy, stimulating discussion.
Investissement Québec will respond to questions and moderate discussions, where applicable, during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays), within 24 business hours.
Comments and questions from the news media must be, and will be, forwarded to the Corporation’s spokesperson.
Investissement Québec does not take part in political discussions because they are not part of its mission.
Comments must be respectful to other Internet users and to the brand.
Investissement Québec prohibits comments and photos that are irrelevant, illegal, inappropriate, obscene, offensive, defamatory, racist, abusive, discriminatory or insulting. It may reject such comments and bar their authors at its sole discretion and without notice.
Exchanges must not lead to quarrels or personal attacks between users.
Exchanges must not turn into a private discussion between two users to the exclusion of others.
Commercial advertising, personal ads and calls to action of any kind are prohibited and may be removed without notice.
Comments unrelated to the topic of posts may be rejected.
Investissement Québec reserves the right to comment on any inaccurate or misleading information.
Anonymous comments are not permitted. Any comment made anonymously or under a pseudonym will be automatically removed. To comment or post, you must display your name.
Investissement Québec does not tolerate identity theft. It reserves the right to delete a comment if an author’s identity is in doubt.
The views expressed are the authors’ alone and do not reflect the Corporation’s position.
You are encouraged to write in English on English-language media and in French on French-language media. The use of other languages is prohibited, except for occasional words.
Please use clear language and avoid text messaging jargon. Investissement Québec reserves the right to delete comments that are incomprehensible.
Using all caps on the Web is often interpreted as shouting or seen as aggressive. Comments with one or more words in all caps (except for acronyms and abbreviations) will be rejected.
Please limit the use of emoticons.
The same comment should not be posted more than once.
For reasons of confidentiality, Investissement Québec will not discuss individual files publicly.
You may include a hyperlink in a comment as long as your message is intelligible and the link is to a relevant site or article. Investissement Québec is not responsible for the content of these sites.
Please ensure that the content you post is authentic and respects the intellectual property rights and privacy of third parties.
Information posted is the author’s sole responsibility. Investissement Québec cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of this information.
By posting on Investissement Québec’s social media platforms, you acknowledge that your comments will be public and permanent. You grant the Corporation the free and unlimited right to use and distribute your comments for any purpose whatsoever. You also agree that your comments will be indexed by Internet search engines.
Investissement Québec encourages you to consider your comments carefully and avoid including personal or confidential information.
To report abuse, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. A specific comment is not automatically removed as soon as you report abuse. Investissement Québec’s Communications team will read the comment during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays).
We look forward to talking with you on our social media platforms!
Investissement Québec’s Communications team
600, rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, bureau 1500
Montréal (Québec) H3B 4L8
1 844 474-6367