Terms of Use

Any person using Township websites and social media platforms agrees to the Code of Conduct, Terms of Use, Conditions, and all applicable laws.

Township of Langley websites and social media platforms are not an official statement of the Township of Langley's policy, law, practice, services, or procedure, and should not be construed as such. They are intended to supply general information for the Township of Langley, or obtain information as stated in the privacy policy.

While an effort is made to post only accurate information, the Township of Langley does not guarantee that the information posted is always current or correct. The Township of Langley does not warrant or make any representations as to the quality, content, accuracy, or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links, and other items contained on its websites. The Township of Langley makes no warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information for any purpose, or to results obtained by individuals using the information, and is not responsible for any action taken in reliance on the information contained herein / therein.

Township of Langley websites and social media platforms may contain links to other internet sites. Such external websites or social media platforms contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of the Township of Langley. The Township of Langley does not endorse, approve, certify, or control external websites or social media platforms and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficiency, timeliness, or correctness of the information located at the sites or platforms. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by the Township of Langley.

Communications made through any Township of Langley website email, messaging system or social media platforms is for convenience only, and shall not be deemed to constitute legal notice to the Township of Langley or any of its officers, agents, agencies, employees, or representatives with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of actions or for any other purpose.

Code of Conduct

This document guides the conduct for posting comments on Township of Langley websites and social media platforms. The Township of Langley provides websites with social capabilities as in present on social media so that the public can have an opportunity to be part of an online conversation, to be informed of Township information and to have a positive experience.

a) Websites and social media platforms are provided as a forum for community conversation. All users must be respectful of others, especially when disagreeing with others. Users must also be courteous to everyone - even those whose opinions you may disagree with. We encourage healthy debate, but please express your opinion about a person’s ideas, not about them personally.

b) Users must abstain from defamatory speech. Personal remarks, about other users, including negative remarks about their age, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, intelligence, character, appearance, health, mental health, education, or any other personal characteristic are not appropriate and will not be tolerated. Posts, comments and discussions intended to criticize, ridicule or attack other users personally are not allowed and will be immediately removed. The same rules apply to comments regarding or directed at members of the Township’s Council, the Administration, or the Township of Langley, generally.

c) Users must not post obscene, vulgar, or otherwise offensive content. Users must not display words, information, or images that are vulgar, obscene, graphically violent, graphically sexual, harm minors in any way, exploit images of children, or are otherwise objectionable. This includes URLs of sites that display such words, images, or information.

d) Users must follow the laws governing copyright and fair use or fair dealing of copyrighted material owned by others. Always get permission from rightful owners of content, logos, photos, and video files.

e) Discussions should be transparent, open and honest. Be clear on your role or understanding of a topic.

f) Be yourself. Use your real name. Comments and posts using pseudo names or anonymous names may be removed.

g) Spam, including advertisements and personal promotions, will be removed.

h) Material that advocates illegal activity, or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them will be removed and participation privileges suspended.

i) If you see something that bothers you, tell us about it. We will do our best to investigate all complaints and will take action if appropriate. The Township of Langley will be actively monitoring the site, but we may not look at every conversation or media posted. However, if we notice something—or you report something—that we believe violates the Terms of Use or this Code of Conduct, we will take appropriate action which action may include: removing postings, locking postings, providing a warning, suspending usage to maintain the integrity of the website or social media platform, or informing law enforcement. Remember that these guidelines are intended to provide a safe forum for all community participants. These guidelines are a work in progress, and may be changed at any time by the Township so please check back often to make sure you understand the expectations of use of the Township’s websites and social media platforms.