You are welcome to post comments on our social media sites however, we expect everyone who participates in online dialogue with us to follow a few simple rules. Please keep your comments clean and respectful. WCSWR reserves the right to remove any posts or content that does not meet these guidelines.

We do not allow comments that do not meet the following criteria – or that is believed to be inappropriate in the opinion of the Human Resources Manager or designate for the Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.

The inappropriate content includes:

  • Provides the personal information of individuals.
  • May tend to compromise the safety or security of women and children at our shelters, any member of the public or public systems.
  • Promotes, perpetuates or fosters discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, nationality, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.
  • Is profane or abusive.
  • Is sexually explicit or links to content that is sexually explicit.
  • Conducts or encourages illegal activity.
  • Is advertising and or promotions that do not involve WCSWR or its partners.
  • Is for the purposes of promoting a candidate for municipal, provincial or federal election.
  • Violates a legal ownership interest of another party.

Notwithstanding the examples listed above, WCSWR reserves the right to post, refuse to post, or remove, anything posted on its blog, Facebook page or its other forms of social media at any time, without notice.

These rules might sound strict and a bit of legalese, but please keep in mind, the overall goal is simple: to ensure that we can all participate online in a respectful, relevant way.

We remind also you:

To protect your privacy

When you registered for your social media accounts, you may have provided personal information. And since then, you may have added even more information and photos to your accounts. We feel an obligation to remind you that if you don’t have your privacy settings restricted, then anyone who views our blog, Facebook page or other social media spaces could potentially view your personal information. We strongly encourage you to review your personal privacy settings and remind you that if you don’t restrict them, then you have consented to the display and release of your personal information.

About your personal information

Personal information, which includes your Internet Provider (IP) address, is being collected, managed, processed and or stored by a third party service provider and is therefore, not in the sole domain, custody and control of WCSWR. Additionally, your personal information may cross the border to a foreign jurisdiction and will therefore, be subject to the governing laws of that jurisdiction.

What may happen to content posted to our page

Any articles or content posted to the WCSWR blog, Facebook page or other social media spaces may be subject to public disclosure. This means that WCSWR could be compelled to disclose information if it were ever called for in connection with a matter before the courts.

Our Commitment:

While the Women’s Crisis Service of Waterloo region will always take a balanced approach between reaching out to people in our community in the ways that you’re used to sending us feedback, we also recognize that real-time platforms, like Facebook, provide us with a great way to reach you where you are – rather than you coming to us.

• We will post topics and updates on WCSWR and, from time to time, we’ll ask for your feedback.
• We will strive to be current, responsive to comments that contain inaccurate or inappropriate content.

We look forward to having a conversation with you.