Terms of Participation

Welcome to CNAR’s Communities of Interest. These communities have been developed primarily to promote interaction, build alliances and facilitate the co-ordination of initiatives by those who have an interest in regulation in Canada. The following terms of participation explain what is expected of all participants.

Privacy

  1. In order to participate in a Community of Interest, users are required to register with CNAR's website by providing information such as name, telephone number, email address. Neither the Administrators of this service, nor the Chair or Mentor, are responsible for the privacy practices of any user.
  2. Remember that all information that is disclosed in these areas becomes available to other participants and users should exercise caution when deciding to share any personal information.
  3. It is a condition of participating in the group that participants agree to only provide, use and disclose information for the educational benefit of the group members. Participants agree not to provide, use or disclose information, or permit the provision, use and disclosure of information for any other purpose, including use in a proceeding or hearing.
  4. All information that is displayed on the virtual boardroom will be stored by CNAR for an indefinite period, and as long as it deems necessary. Any documents created by the community become the property of CNAR for use at its sole discretion, unless a request has been forwarded regarding a specific document or series of documents that are displayed only for sharing among participants.

General Guidelines

  1. Communities are at their best when participants treat their fellow participants with respect and courtesy. Therefore, we ask that you conduct yourself in a professional and appropriate manner when participating in these communities. Comments or exchanges that are deemed to be disrespectful, vulgar, racial, obscene, harassing, defamatory, threatening or inappropriate will not be tolerated.
  2. The community is moderated by a volunteer member of CNAR's network. Please respect this person's role and limitations.
  3. Feedback is welcome on the usefulness of particular features and we encourage input on what we can do to improve your experience.
  4. The promotion of any commercial interest is strictly prohibited.
  5. Repeated attempts to share incorrect, inaccurate or misleading information may result in the termination of a participant’s account and privileges.
  6. Participants are prohibited from transmitting unauthorized solicitations or content that infringes on any third party’s intellectual property rights.

These guidelines are not exhaustive, nor do they address all behaviour. As such, moderators have full discretion to address any behaviour that they feel is inappropriate. If needed, CNAR reserves the right to suspend access to a Community of Interest at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, failure to abide by these guidelines.

Communities of Interest and Workspaces