Terms of Use

  1. Volunteer or staff use of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle’s (The Diocese) website and social media channels is subject to these Terms of Use.
  2. The Diocese’s website, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, Instagram account, and any other platform accounts (collectively, “social media channels”) are social media locations for community members to connect to and learn about the Diocese and its congregations through information, pictures and video concerning initiatives and programs. Our goal is to provide useful and interesting content about our organization and foster an open and respectful dialogue relating to the specific initiatives, projects and topics covered in our posts and tweets and other multi-media.
  3. The Diocese of Qu’Appelle reserves all rights relating to the organization’s social media channels, including but not limited to: (i) adding, removing, or modifying any content, (ii) blocking disruptive users; and (iii) discontinuing any of our social media channels at any time. The Diocese does not represent that the information its social media channels is accurate, complete, reliable, useful, timely or current. You read all content at your own risk. Do not rely on the information or advice in any of these postings.
  4. The Diocese may, in its sole discretion, delete irresponsible content or content that is otherwise inconsistent with the purpose of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle social media channels; namely, dissemination and sharing of on-topic, appropriate content. To the extent applicable, the Diocese reserves the right to block any user that fails to follow these Terms of Use. Examples of inappropriate or off-topic messages include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Defamatory, malicious, obscene, intimidating, discriminatory, harassing or threatening comments or hate propaganda;
    • Words that are deemed by the staff from time to time to be inappropriate in the context of our faith journey;
    • Calls to violence of any kind;
    • Activity that violates any law or regulation;
    • Attempts to target the Diocese followers to offer goods or services, of either a commercial or private nature;
    • Spam directed at the Diocese or any of its Followers, including any form of automatically generated content or repeatedly posting the same content;
    • Content deemed to constitute an unapproved use of any of our products or is otherwise false or misleading;
    • Any potential infringement upon any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, brand names, trade names, logos, copyrights or trade secrets of any person, business or place;
    • Other content deemed to be off-topic or to disrupt the purposes of the channel, its Followers, and its sense of community and acceptance; and
    • Content posted by fake or anonymous users.
  5. The Diocese does not create, control, represent, or endorse any opinions or statements expressed by others within its social media channels, including those that Follow/Like the Diocese and those Followed/Liked by the Diocese and that any content posted by anyone other than the Diocese is the responsibility of the submitter and not the Diocese. Links which take you out of our social media channels, websites, and digital assets are not under the control of the Diocese, and the Diocese is not responsible for the terms and conditions, privacy policy, or content of any such site or any further links from such site. The Diocese is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by the Diocese.  Also, please keep in mind that if the Diocese follows another user’s account, “likes” another page, re-tweets, “favourites”, shares or otherwise reposts another user’s content, such an action does not constitute an endorsement.
  6. Content that a follower submits to the Diocese social media channels is public and will not place the Diocese under any obligation to the follower. This means the Diocese is free to disclose and use the ideas contained in content on a non-confidential basis to anyone without any liability to the anyone. 
  7. Posting content on our social media channels by a follower results in a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to the Diocese to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit and display and distribute such content in any and all media or distribution methods now known or later developed. Further, by submitting content, a follower represents and warrants to the Diocese that they are the sole owner of the content and that the Diocese of Qu’Appelle’s use of the content will not violate the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to copyright rights; and that they will defend and hold the Diocese harmless from any and all claims arising therefrom. By submitting content, any right to inspect or approve of such uses is waived and constitutes an agreement to hold harmless the Diocese and all others identified above from any and all claims they, their heirs, executors or assigns may at any time have against the Diocese of Qu’Appelle on account of the granting of the license or arising out of Diocese’s use of the content.

Our website and social media accounts are intended for a global audience. 

All Terms and Conditions of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter apply, respectively.

Additional social media and website guidelines 

for Diocese Staff and volunteers

  1. User names and passwords for all Diocesan social media accounts and the website shall be provided to the Website Coordinator, the person responsible for social media posting (the “Administrator”) and to the staff and shall be kept in a secure place.
  2. The Diocese’s use of its website and social media is primarily as a vehicle to both share information about its priorities and work and those of its congregations.  
  3. Posts and other activity of both the Website Coordinator and Administrator on the Diocesan website and/or social media accounts shall be periodically monitored by a second person, preferably a member of the Diocesan staff, intended to be a “check and balance” on content, grammar and other relevant matters.
  4. The Diocesan website and social media content must consist of relevant information, including:
      • News media content related to relevant social justice and faith-based issues 
      • Information and education around faith-based topics, projects and events
      • Stories and information about Diocesan staff, programs, initiatives and the faith journeys of congregations and its members
      • Information about the work of other, similar organizations whose mission aligns with that of the Diocese
  5. Any information not listed in item 4 above must be approved by the Bishop, Archdeacon or the Dean before it is posted.
  6. Every attempt will be made by the Website Coordinator and the Administrator to maintain a positive, supportive, encouraging, and respectful tone in the Diocese’s posts and on-line activity.  Personal attacks, speculation or dissemination of rumours not based on fact, as well as messaging that is unnecessarily negative or distasteful is unacceptable.  
  7. The Website Coordinator and the Administrator shall make every attempt to adhere to the acceptable wording guidelines used by the Anglican Church of Canada.