Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's YouTube Terms of Use

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) provides leadership in the growth and development of a competitive, innovative and sustainable Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.

AAFC's YouTube channel is a great way to connect with the Department and learn how it is driving innovation and ingenuity to build a world leading agricultural and food economy for the benefit of all Canadians.

By using YouTube you are bound by the YouTube Terms of Service and its related policies and rules, which govern your access to and use of YouTube. You are strongly encouraged to read the Terms of Service.

By participating in, subscribing to, joining or following our YouTube channels, you are also agreeing to AAFC's Terms of Use. These terms do not modify your agreement with YouTube.

The use of YouTube by AAFC is intended to encourage interaction between us and other YouTube users. AAFC does not endorse any of the views in comments posted by users. Comments in violation of AAFC's Terms of Use may result in AAFC deleting the comment and blocking the user in question to prevent further inappropriate comments.

These Terms of Use are reviewed periodically and may be amended without notice at any time in the future to ensure quality service. Please check back often to obtain the latest Terms of Use.

Content

Videos displayed on AAFC's YouTube channels will cover various agriculture-related topics.

AAFC's YouTube channels are mainly used as an additional method for accessing the material posted on our departmental Web site. If you are looking for more information about the Department, information is available on the AAFC Web site.

AAFC does not endorse any particular social media site or tool.

Posting Frequency

The number of videos posted will vary depending on when new content becomes available. Videos will be posted Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST/EDT.

Links to Other Web Sites

Links to Web sites not under the control of the Government of Canada from our YouTube channels are provided solely for the convenience of users. Neither AAFC nor the Government of Canada is responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content on these sites. The Government of Canada does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their content.

Availability

AAFC's YouTube channels are also subject to downtime that may be out of AAFC's control, because YouTube servers are managed by a third party. As such, we accept no responsibility for the YouTube Web site becoming unresponsive or unavailable. If you have trouble accessing YouTube, all of our videos can also be found on our departmental Web site.

Subscriptions

AAFC subscribes to other Federal Government of Canada YouTube channels as well as certain organizations and professional associations that are relevant to our mandate. Our subscription to a particular channel belonging to a non-Federal Government of Canada organization or professional association does not imply endorsement of any kind.

Subscribers

We will accept subscriber requests from individual users on the condition that as long as they comply with these terms of use. However, we will take steps to remove or block subscribers if they do not abide by these terms of use. Users may also be reported to YouTube if they do not abide by YouTube's Terms of Service.

The views of participants commenting on our YouTube channels do not represent our views, nor do we verify or confirm the accuracy of posted comments. We reserve the right to remove or not post comments if they appear to be in breach of these terms of use.

Feedback and Messages

Feedback and interaction is highly encouraged. All video and channel comments, as well as email sent to our YouTube account will be read. Emerging themes or helpful suggestions will be passed to the relevant people in the Department. Although we are not able to reply individually to all feedback, they will be handled on a case-by-case basis and responded to when deemed appropriate.

Policy on comments

We welcome your comments and recognize that disagreements and constructive arguments are acceptable as part of the discussion. However, abusive or insulting comments are not acceptable. We expect the content of posts to be respectful of others.

We disclaim all liability for comments posted to YouTube. We will also moderate all comments and reserve the right to remove ones containing content that is not appropriate, including any of the following:

  • racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, defamatory, or messages that threaten injury or death;
  • abusive, aggressive, coarse, vulgar, violent, obscene, or pornographic comments;
  • comments that encourage or suggest illegal activity;
  • messages that infringe copyright or other intellectual property rights;
  • comments not sent by the author and/or posted by anonymous or robot accounts;
  • repetitive posts copied and pasted by multiple users; and
  • messages that infringe upon an individual's privacy.

Anyone acting contrary to these terms may be blocked from posting to our YouTube channels.

The views of participants commenting on our YouTube channel do not represent our views, nor do we verify or confirm the accuracy of posted comments.

Although the following list is not exhaustive, as a user, by participating in AAFC's YouTube channel, you are granting AAFC permission to use, copy, reproduce, disclose, summarize or translate any comments or content you provide.

If we feel a comment or a question posed to AAFC requires a greater level of detail, we may develop a formal response and distribute the information through other channels such as our Web site.

AAFC cannot engage in issues of party politics or answer questions which violate the principles of these terms. If you have additional questions or concerns, please address them through official correspondence as detailed in the Contact Us section of our Web site.

Accessibility

All information provided by AAFC on its YouTube channel is also available in an accessible format on our departmental website.

Copyright

Information posted by AAFC is subject to the Copyright Act of Canada. For more information, see the Terms and conditions page on the AAFC Web site.

Official Languages

AAFC respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring that information products are available in both French and English, of equal quality where required under the Official Languages Act. Videos will be posted simultaneously in both official languages.

English videos on YouTube
French videos on YouTube

Through the very nature of the social media forum, content may vary between the English and French YouTube accounts, particularly where messages and comments are concerned. Any comments that originate from AAFC will be made available in both official languages. As well, comments, video responses, and questions received in one official language on one account could be summarized and translated in the other official language and provided to the other account page.

By participating in AAFC's YouTube channel, users are consenting to the possibility that their comments could be summarized and translated by AAFC.

Users should be aware that some links posted on the AAFC YouTube channel may direct users to sites of organization or other entities that are not subject to the Official Languages Act and that those sources are only available in the language in which they are written.

The YouTube interface is available in multiple languages including English and French. To change the interface's language settings, select either "English" or "French" from the language selection menu available in YouTube's Web site footer (at the bottom of the YouTube web page).

Privacy

AAFC's YouTube channels are not Government of Canada Web sites. They represent our presence on YouTube, a third-party service provider. Users are encouraged to read YouTube's Privacy Policy as well as YouTube's Privacy Guidelines.

As YouTube is a publicly available website, AAFC considers anything you write or post on the site accessible to the public. We are not responsible for personal information posted by participants.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, AAFC recommends that you are very careful about what you post. Avoid posting anything personal about yourself or anyone else. Personal information includes such things as home addresses, telephone numbers, photographs containing images of identifiable individuals, and other elements of personal information as defined in paragraph 3 of the Privacy Act.

AAFC is subject to the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act. Therefore, information you post to our channel may be copied, stored, accessed or disclosed in response to a request under either of these Acts.

Any personal information collected through this process is authorized by the Financial Administration Act, and in accordance with the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada and described in Standard Personal Information Bank PSU 938, Outreach Activities.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Employee Use of YouTube

Some AAFC employees use YouTube in their personal capacity under their own names or pseudonyms. Despite their professional affiliation with AAFC, the conduct of employees on YouTube in their personal capacity does not represent the official or unofficial position or views of AAFC. These employees are reminded that they continue to be bound by the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service and departmental policies regarding use of the internet and social media.

Contact Information

AAFC's YouTube channels are managed by the Communications and Consultations Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, located at:

1341 Baseline Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C5
Email: socialmedia@agr.gc.ca

For further contact details, please see the Contact Us page.

Media Enquiries

Reporters are asked to send questions to Media Enquiries and to refrain from submitting questions on YouTube.

Media representatives can contact AAFC's Media Relations Team during regular working hours and on an emergency basis after regular working hours.