United Association (UA) Canada Social Media Policy
Revised April, 2018

Purpose of UA Canada Social Media Policy

The purpose of the UA Canada Social Media Policy is to promote constructive, informed dialogue about the many important issues facing our union and industry. All persons who use this website and our social media platforms are expected to communicate their views in a civil, polite and respectful manner. While we encourage the free and open discussion of issues, there is no reason for anyone to express their views using language that is libelous, harassing, threatening, racist, sexist, hateful or otherwise inappropriate. To this end, UA Canada will use all available means to ensure its social media pages provide a forum where members feel comfortable sharing their views.

 Guidelines for Use of UA Canada Social Media: Anyone using any social media related the UA Canada shall comply with the following principles:

  • Act as a responsible participant. If you’re going to participate, be responsible. Endeavor at all times to engage in fair and reasonable discussions.

  • Be polite and respectful. Do not use libelous, harassing, or threatening language. Do not use profanities, vulgarities or offensive language. As an organization that promotes diversity, UA Canada will also not tolerate ethnic slurs, racist or sexist language, or hate speech of any kind. Treat your audience and other contributors with respect.

  • Stay on topic. When participating in a comment thread, please keep your comments germane to the topic being discussed. This will keep the discussion focused, avoid confusing other users and make for a more constructive overall dialogue.

  • Keep it truthful and accurate. Do not make false, unsupported or unsubstantiated statements. If you are offering a personal opinion, identify your statement as your own personal opinion.

  • Protect sensitive information. Do not comment on or otherwise disclose anything that may be privileged, confidential, proprietary or private.

  • Ensure compliance with the law. Respect and comply with all laws applicable to the internet, including copyright, fair use and other intellectual property laws.

  • Remain careful and cautious. If you find yourself wondering whether a particular comment is appropriate, you’re better off not saying it. The internet has a long memory and such comments can become part of a permanent record.

UA Canada reserves the right to delete or block content within its control when that content is deemed in violation of this policy. UA Canada also reserves the right to block or restrict the access of users within its control who violate this policy. Finally, UA Canada reserves the right to take disciplinary or other appropriate action against officers, employees and members who violate any laws or policies, including this policy.

Note: Communications made through any social media account, blog or website of United Association Canada shall in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to UA Canada.

United Association (UA) Data Protection Policy
Revised April, 2018

Policy Brief & Purpose

The UA Canada Data Protection Policy refers to our commitment to treat information of officers, employees, members and other interested parties with the utmost care and confidentiality.

With this policy, we ensure that we gather, store and handle data fairly, transparently and with respect towards individual rights.

Scope

This policy applies to all parties (officers, members, employees, etc.) who provide information to us online.

Policy elements

As part of our operations, we need to obtain and process digital information. This information may include offline or online data that makes a person identifiable such as names, addresses, usernames and passwords, images, videos, social insurance numbers, financial data etc.

UA Canada collects this information securely and only with the full cooperation and knowledge of interested parties. Once this information is available to us, the following rules apply.

Data will be:

  • Collected fairly and for lawful purposes only

  • Processed by the company within its legal and moral boundaries

  • Protected against any unauthorized or illegal access by internal or external parties

Data will not be:

  • Communicated to third parties without notice and permission

  • Distributed to any party other than the ones agreed, with the exception of legitimate requests from law enforcement authorities

Disciplinary Consequences

All principles described in this policy must be strictly followed. A breach of these data protection guidelines may require disciplinary and/or legal action.