PSPC LinkedIn Terms of Use

Public Services and Procurement Canada's (PSPC's) mandate is to be a common service agency for the Government of Canada's various departments, agencies and boards. With a strong focus on quality services and sound financial stewardship, we ensure optimum value by enabling other government departments and agencies to provide their programs and services to Canadians.

PSPC's LinkedIn company page is a great way to interact with the department and learn about everything from government procurement and payroll and pension administration to greening government operations and more. We look forward to sharing information with you beyond the usual government web experience, but always encourage visits to our website for more detailed information.

The use of LinkedIn by PSPC is intended to encourage interaction between the user of this platform and PSPC, and in no way verifies or confirms either the accuracy of user comments or their compliance with the guidelines outlined here. PSPC does not endorse any of the views in comments posted by users. Comments in violation of these Terms of Use may result in PSPC blocking the user in question to prevent further inappropriate engagement.

Content

The PSPC LinkedIn company page is used as an alternative method for accessing the material posted on PSPC's Web site and facilitating professional networking among employees and clients. If you are looking for more information about the Department, information is available on the PSPC's web site.

Links to Other Web sites

From time to time PSPC LinkedIn updates may link to Web sites that are not under the control of PSPC or the Government of Canada. These links are provided solely for the convenience of the users. The Government of Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content. 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

We aim to update and monitor our LinkedIn company page during regular office hours (9 a.m. to 5 a.m. Eastern Time) Monday to Friday, with limited monitoring on weekends. Any activity during holidays, after core hours and on weekends would likely be along the lines of emergency or urgent communications of significant value to our followers. Otherwise, the account will be relatively inactive during these times.

Third-party LinkedIn services may occasionally be unavailable, and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Followers

At this time, PSPC will only take steps to block followers if they do not abide by these Terms of Use. Users may also be reported to LinkedIn if they do not comply with the service provider's terms of use.

The appearance of a LinkedIn user as a follower of the PSPC account does not imply endorsement.

A LinkedIn company page cannot follow individuals or other company pages.

Comments

Feedback and interaction is highly encouraged. All comments made on the LinkedIn company page will be read, and any 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 comments, they will be handled on a case-by-case basis and responded to when deemed appropriate.

If we feel a comment or a question posed to PSPC is of significant business value and/or requires a greater level of detail, we may develop a formal response and distribute the information through other channels such as our Web site or other social media channels. We will pay attention to emerging themes and helpful suggestions and look forward to this potential interaction.

Reporters are asked to send questions to the appropriate contact in Media Relations and to refrain from submitting questions on LinkedIn.

PSPC cannot engage in issues of party politics or answer questions that break the rules of our Guidelines for User Submissions in Social Media Tools.

Accessibility

LinkedIn, as a third party service provider, is not bound by Government of Canada policies for web accessibility.

Copyright

Information posted by PSPC is subject to the Copyright Act of Canada. For more information, see the Important Notices page on the PSPC Web site.

Official Languages

PSPC respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring that information products are available in both French and English, of equal quality. PSPC's bilingual company page and regular updates are available in both official languages.

Through the very nature of the social media forum, content may vary between the English and French updates, particularly where comments are concerned. Any responses that originate from PSPC will be made available in both official languages when it concerns both English and French communities. Responses to comments will be made in the official language of origin.

rs should be aware that some links may direct users to sites of organizations or other entities that are not subject to the Official Languages Act and that these sources are only available in the language in which they are written.

LinkedIn is available in multiple languages including English and French. To change this user preference, go into your account settings and adjust accordingly.

Privacy

PSPC's LinkedIn company page is not a Government of Canada Web site and represents our presence on LinkedIn, a third-party service provider. Users are encouraged to read LinkedIn’s privacy policy.

Information shared with PSPC on LinkedIn is subject to the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act, which means that the information you share with PSPC's LinkedIn company page may be captured, stored, accessed and disclosed in response to a request under either of these acts.

The personal information provided by you to PSPC's social media accounts is collected under the authority of the Financial Administration Act (FAA), in accordance with the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada. This information is being collected to capture conversations between you and PSPC via the Department's social media accounts. “Conversations” include questions and answers, comments, “likes”, retweets and other interactions where you provide feedback on content that the Department has posted, or when the Department provides you with information based on content that you post. The personal information collected is described in Personal Information Bank entitled Public Communications. Under the provisions of the Privacy Act, individuals have the right of access to, correction of and protection of their personal information.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, PSPC recommends that you do not include personal information in your comments or responses. Personal information includes home addresses and telephone numbers, photographs containing images of identifiable individuals, and any other information consisting of personal information as defined in paragraph 3 of the Privacy Act. Should you have any questions about your privacy rights as explained in these Terms of Use, please contact the departmental Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Directorate.

Additional Information

If you are looking for more information about the Department, please consult our web site.

The usual ways of contacting us for official correspondence are detailed in the Contact Us section of our web site.

If you have questions about this policy, please contact MediasSociaux.SocialMedia@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.

Contact information

PSPC's LinkedIn company page is managed by the Department’s Corporate Communications team, located at:

11 Laurier Street, Portage III
Gatineau, Quebec
Canada
K1A 0S5

Email: SocialMedia-MediasSociaux@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

For further contact details, please see the Contact Us page on PSPC’s Web site.

For media enquiries

Media representatives can contact PSPC's Media Relations team during regular working hours.

Thank you for taking the time to read this policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.