According to the Office québécois de la langue française, netiquette refers to a set of practices developed over the years to guide users’ behaviour on the Web, especially during social media discussion and through email. In applying these practices, Ministère de la Famille (Ministère) hopes to promote peaceful discussions on its social platforms.
All Internet users are responsible for what they post, and for checking the accuracy of their statements. Comments must be relevant and meaningful to the subjects to which they relate. Spam and repetitive messages will not be tolerated.
The Ministère de la Famille, for its part, undertakes to publish users’ comments in their entirety, without any corrections.
The Ministère does reserve the right, however, to delete any comment that:
- is abusive, defamatory, discriminatory, rude, hateful, offensive or of sexual connotations
- has commercial or promotional purposes
- is irrelevant or misleading
- is vague or unclear
- contains personal or confidential information.
A message typed in uppercase is considered as shouting. Comments are just as valid and much more pleasant to read when written in lowercase.
The Ministère reserves the right to delete any message that violates the rules of netiquette. It also reserves the right to change these rules of conduct at any time, without notice, and to put en end to a discussion as necessary.
It is understood that, in joining a discussion, Internet users agree to the above-mentioned conditions.
The Ministère actively monitors its accounts and joins the conversation online during business hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.
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