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Netiquette Policy

Netiquette (a word made up of net and etiquette) is a charter that defines the rules of conduct and politeness governing the behaviour of Internet users on a given digital platform or platforms.

 

La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal

La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal is the institution responsible for the management and development of Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal and Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery.

This netiquette policy aims to define the rules surrounding the use of the various digital platforms of La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal, including, but not limited to, its websites and social media pages.

 

Welcome to our digital spaces

We are pleased to welcome you to our digital platforms and value the opportunity they present to open a space for discussion about our institutions and the services they offer. To ensure that our digital platforms remain a harmonious place, we would like to thank you for following these few basic rules when using them.

 

Rules of courtesy and moderation

We encourage constructive exchanges, discussions and comments made with respect and courtesy. The moderation of our digital spaces is performed a posteriori, generally according to office hours, from Monday to Friday, excluding holidays. We reserve the right to delete any publication that does not respect the present netiquette or whose message:

  • is rude;
  • is disrespectful, discriminatory, defamatory, or hateful;
  • is advertising or promotional;
  • is published in a repetitive manner;
  • is irrelevant;
  • represents a personal attack or is insulting, harassing, intimidating, or threatening;
  • contains confidential information such as personal information.

The user also agrees to respect the terms of use of social networks where La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal has an official space, including but not limited to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

Use of language

For everyone's convenience, we invite users to express themselves in French or English, languages in which La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal also responds to messages. Messages must respect traditional case and must not be written in capital letters or use excessive capitalization, which on the Internet is equivalent to shouted language. Abbreviated SMS-type language is to be avoided and any publication written in illegible or difficult to understand language will be ignored or deleted.

 

Origin of the contents, respect for intellectual property and liability

La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal is committed to respecting the intellectual property of contents. Likewise, Internet users who publish content on its platforms (or identify it in contents) must ensure that they respect intellectual property rights.

As with the content you upload on our platforms, you must at all times hold the full rights to any comment and text you publish on the platforms of La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal.

Hyperlinks are permitted unless they violate this Netiquette, are irrelevant or are for advertising or promotional purposes.

You may not imply or suggest that La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal, its management or employees approve, share or endorse your comment, unless expressly authorized to do so. La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal and its institutions are not responsible for comments or content posted by users and disclaim any liability that may arise from them. Your contribution is under your full, total and complete responsibility.

 

Dissemination of content

By publishing content on an account of La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal or by identifying it in a content, Internet users grant La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal free and unlimited permission and right to use and distribute their content for any useful purpose. It is therefore likely to be published on all the platforms of La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal, among others. However, La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal cannot guarantee that your comment or content will be published in its entirety. It is possible that your comment be edited for length or clarity. By writing on a social media and/or digital platform dedicated to discussion, Internet users understand that their comments are published on the web for an indefinite period of time and are indexed by Internet search engines. La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal is under no obligation to remove your comment or content from its platforms, even if you request it. We therefore advise you to think carefully about the consequences of publishing your comment or content.

 

Protection of personal information

We are committed to respecting the right to privacy. Consequently, we cannot deal with a particular case on social media.

If you wish to post photos or videos on our platforms, you must first obtain the consent of the people who appear in them.

We encourage you to protect your personal information and that of others by being cautious and reserved so as not to reveal sensitive or personal information if you wish to discuss your experiences.

 

Reporting abuse

Internet users may report illicit content or behaviour found on one of the digital spaces of La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal by writing to :

  • For Notre-Dame Basilica: info [at] basiliquenddm.org
  • For AURA: info [at] aurabasiliquemontreal.com
  • For Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery: info [at] cimetierenddn.org

 

Users who contravene these guidelines may be banned from the digital spaces of La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal.

La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal reserves the right to modify its Netiquette rules at any time without prior notice. In the event of a discrepancy between the French and English versions of these rules, the French version shall prevail. Please note that the various platforms of La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal are not powered and monitored in real time. There may therefore be a delay before receiving a response.

Thank you for your collaboration and understanding. Happy surfing!