Terms of Use

By using Township of Langley websites and social media platforms you agree to be bound by these the Terms of Use, Code of Conduct, Privacy Policy (collectively the “Terms of Use”), applicable social media platform terms and conditions, and all applicable laws.

The Township of Langley may modify or amend the Terms of Use without notice at any time. As such, it is important that you read these Terms of Use on a regular basis so that you are aware of any such changes.

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.

The Township of Langley does not guarantee a response to every question or comment received through its social media platforms. The Township of Langley’s liking, following, messaging, or sharing of content should not be interpreted as any kind of endorsement.

When you engage on Township of Langley social media platforms, you are subject to the applicable social media platform’s terms of use. For more information, consult the applicable social media platform.

The Township of Langley is not responsible for any personal information or other information you post on public social media channels. By submitting content to any Township of Langley social media platforms, you understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public and as such, is considered a public record.

Code of Conduct

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 of Langley information and to have a positive experience. The following guides the conduct for posting comments on Township of Langley websites and social media platforms to promote a safe forum for all community participants.

a) Be Respectful: Websites and social media platforms are provided as a forum for community information and 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) Be Honest: Use your real name. Comments and posts using pseudo names or anonymous names are not permitted. Be clear on your role or understanding of a topic – discussions should be transparent, open, and honest.

c) Be Relevant: Comments should stay on the topic of the original post. Comments that take an extreme or inappropriate tangent from the conversation may be removed to encourage and facilitate effective discussions relevant to the original posted topic.

d) Follow The Law: 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. Material that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them, are prohibited.

e) Do Not Make Personal Attacks: Users must abstain from defamatory and hateful 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 of Langley’s Council, the Administration, or the Township of Langley, generally.

f) Do Not Post Offensive Content: 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.

g) Do Not Post Spam: Spam, including advertisements, personal or political statements, and repetitive comments on multiple and often unrelated posts, will be removed.

The Township of Langley may monitor its websites and social media platforms and may take any action it deems appropriate, including hiding or deleting posts, locking posts (disabling comments), providing a warning, blocking/suspending/banning user access, or informing law enforcement.

The Township of Langley may actively monitor our sites during regular business hours, but we may not look at every conversation or media posted. 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.