Important notices
Netiquette


CONDITIONS OF USE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
AND RULES OF CONDUCT

 

The Communications Department administers Investissement Québec’s official social media accounts : LinkedIn-Québec Open a new window, LinkedIn-International Open a new window, Twitter-Québec Open a new window, SlideShare Open a new window and YouTube Open a new window.

 

 

 

Netiquette

Netiquette is the set of rules of conduct and courtesy that governs how Internet users behave on the social media, whether it is applied in full or in part. Please read the netiquette rules before posting on any of Investissement Québec’s social media platforms.

 

Investissement Québec favours exchanges that are cordial, constructive and beneficial to everyone.

 

Anyone who fails to respect these rules may have his or her comments rejected and be barred from the Corporation’s social media.

 

Investissement Québec may modify its rules of netiquette at any time without notice.

 

1. Interactions

 

You are encouraged to convey your thoughts freely while remaining courteous and respectful. Everyone is invited to add comments and express opinions that foster a healthy, stimulating discussion.

 

Investissement Québec will respond 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 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.

 

2. Behaviour

 

Investissement Québec prohibits comments that are illegal, inappropriate, obscene, offensive, defamatory, racist, abusive, discriminatory, insulting or unrelated to its activities. It will reject such comments and may 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.

 

3. Promotion

 

Commercial advertising, personal ads and calls to action of any kind are prohibited and will be removed without notice, if applicable.

 

Comments unrelated to the topic of posts will be rejected, if applicable.

 

Investissement Québec reserves the right to comment any inaccurate or misleading information.

 

4. Identification

 

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.

 

5. Language

 

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.

 

Investissement Québec reserves the right to correct spelling mistakes.

 

6. Content

 

The same comment may not be posted more than once.

 

Investissement Québec reserves the right to edit comments for length or clarity, if necessary.

 

For reasons of confidentiality, Investissement Québec will not handle individual files publicly.

 

7. External Links

 

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.

 

8. Authenticity of Information

 

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.

 

9. Distribution and Public Nature

 

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.

 

Report Abuse

 

To report abuse, write to infoiq@investquebec.com. 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

 

Contact Information

Communications Department

600, rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, bureau 1500

Montréal (Québec)  H3B 4L8

1 844 474-6367

infoiq@investquebec.com

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