Social Media Notice

Interacting With Us on Twitter

This notice has been written to explain how NSICOP interacts with the public on Twitter.

Content and Frequency

The NSICOP Twitter account is managed by the NSICOP Secretariat on behalf of the Committee. We use our Twitter account as an alternative method of sharing the content posted on our website. By following our Twitter account, you can expect links to our press releases and revised (unclassified) reports.

If we have new content to share, you should expect to see it posted Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST/EDT. Because the servers of social media platforms are managed by a third party, our Twitter account is subject to downtime that may be out of our control. As such, we accept no responsibility for the platform becoming unresponsive or unavailable.

Links to Other Websites and Ads

Our Twitter account may post or display links or ads for websites that are not under our control. These links are provided solely for the convenience of users. NSICOP is not responsible for the information found through these links or ads, nor does it endorse the sites or their content.

Following and Re-tweeting

Our decision to "follow" another social media account does not imply an endorsement of that account and neither does sharing (re-tweeting, reposting or linking to) content from another user.

Comments and Interaction

We will not respond to comments through the Twitter platform. We ask that you direct any questions to our general inquiries inbox: ssc.nsicop.generalinquiries-renseignementsgeneraux.cpsnr.spc@canada.ca. Journalists can direct their questions to our media inquiries inbox: ssc.nsicop.media-media.cpsnr.spc@canada.ca. We will do our best to respond to your inquiries in a timely manner.

While you are free to comment on our posts, we ask that your comments be relevant and respectful. We reserve the right to hide and report comments that violate this notice, and the user may be blocked and reported to prevent further inappropriate comments.

We cannot engage in issues of party politics or answer questions that break the rules of this notice.

We reserve the right to hide and report comments that:

  • Contain personal information;
  • Include protected or classified information of the Government of Canada;
  • Infringe upon intellectual property or proprietary rights;
  • Are contrary to the principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
  • Express racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous, insulting or life-threatening messages;
  • Put forward serious, unproven or inaccurate accusations against individuals or organizations;
  • Are aggressive, coarse, violent, obscene or pornographic;
  • Are contrary to any federal, provincial or territorial laws of Canada;
  • Are offensive, rude or abusive to an individual or an organization
  • Constitute impersonation, advertising or spam;
  • Encourage illegal activity;
  • Contain announcements from labour or political organizations;
  • Are written in a language other than English or French;
  • Are unintelligible or irrelevant; and
  • Do not, in our opinion, add to the normal flow of the discussion.

In short, please be respectful and make sure that your comments are relevant to where they are posted. The views of users commenting on our Twitter account do not necessarily represent the views of NSICOP.

Accessibility of Social Media Platforms

If you have difficulty accessing content on our Twitter account, please contact us and we will try to solve the problem or provide you with the information in a different format.

Official Languages

Many social media platforms have multiple language options and provide instructions on how to set your preferences. NSICOP respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring that our information is available in both French and English and that both versions are of equal quality.

Questions and Media Requests

Please direct any questions to our general inquiries inbox: ssc.nsicop.generalinquiries-renseignementsgeneraux.cpsnr.spc@canada.ca.

Journalists can direct their questions to our media inquiries inbox: ssc.nsicop.media-media.cpsnr.spc@canada.ca.