The Water Sustainability Act Blog (the “Blog”) is a public forum that welcomes candid dialogue and diverse views about the Water Act Modernization project.
To contribute to the Blog, you must be either of the age of majority or have obtained legal parental or guardian consent, in which case your legal parent or guardian will be responsible for your use of the Blog.
Submission and Review of Content: Questions, comments, ideas and other contributions to the Blog (collectively, the “Content”) will be screened before they are published and we hope the Blog will be self-governing. We are confident that contributors will not submit Content that offends any law or includes information about other people.
The Province reserves the right to edit or delete Content for any reason to ensure that all Content is reasonable and appropriate. In particular, defamatory, indecent, obscene, illegal, immoral and sexually-explicit Content will be removed. We will also remove: (a) Content that potentially or actually infringes any third party’s copyright, trademark, right of privacy, publicity or any other intellectual property or other right; and (b) Content containing information about other identifiable individuals, including their names, email addresses, images of them or comments about them. If you are concerned about inappropriate content please e-mail email@example.com, citing the date and author of the Content in question.
Ownership and License: You retain ownership of all Content you submit to the Blog (“Your Content”). You represent and warrant that: (a) Your Content is your original work, or has been provided to you or obtained by you from the rightful owner with all necessary permissions; and (b) Your Content does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.
You agree that the Province may reformat, rearrange or otherwise modify Your Content, and you understand that the Province has no obligation to acknowledge you by name or pseudonym as the author of Your Content or to ensure that you remain anonymous.
With the exception of Your Content and Content submitted to the Blog by other contributors, all intellectual property in the Blog, including but not limited to copyright, official marks or trademarks, is owned by the Province. Copying or unauthorized use of any such intellectual property without the express written consent of the Province is prohibited.
Freedom of Information: Since most government information, including the contents of this Blog, may be the subject of a freedom of information request, it is possible that some or all of the information you submit will be disclosed publically under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FOIPPA”). Please consider this when commenting.
Collection of Personal Information: Your name, email address and your opinions are characterized as “personal information” under FOIPPA. In order to hear your thoughts on Water Act Modernization, and to facilitate discussion with other users, we are collecting this personal information from you and we will share it with the Ministry of Environment, which is responsible for Water Act Modernization for government. Your email address may be used to contact you for clarification of your comment(s), to notify you of future opportunities to participate in public consultations, and to keep you updated on the progress of
The authority to collect personal information comes from Section 26(c) of FOIPPA. If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, please contact: Ian Graeme, Manager, Water Stewardship Division; by mail: to Po Box 9362, Victoria BC V8W 9M2; phone: 250 356-6663 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.