What personal information we collect
We collect information from you when you register to use this site. This includes your email address and additional demographic information as provided by you on the registration form.
Please note that you are able to browse any publicly accessible sections of this website completely anonymously without signing up.
The content you create as part of your interactions with this website. These can include responses to surveys, comments on discussion forums, or any of the other engagement opportunities available here.
We collect information about your usage of the site, such as pages visited, documents downloaded, etc.
How we use the information we collect
We collect this information in order to:
analyse and interpret it to help meet our objectives and obligations;
communicate information to you about engagement opportunities, events and other initiatives; and
respond to enquiries and otherwise engage with stakeholders.
Kitchen Table is built on the platform Open Social. The Open Social platform is designed to be compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and the principles of privacy by design. Detail on Open Social’s Privacy, Security and GDPR compliance details are available here.
The Kitchen Table platform is hosted on Amazon Web Services cloud in Canada.
You are granted a limited, revocable, non-exclusive and non-transferable right to create a hyperlink to the Website, so long as the link does not portray The Corporation of the City of Guelph, or any of its affiliates, officials, employees, agents, representatives, programs, including the Website and any Content, in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.
Limitations of Use
Unauthorized use of the Website and/or its Content may violate applicable copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws. You must retain all copyright and trademark notices, including any other proprietary notices, contained within the Content on this Website. The use of any Content on any other website or in any environment of networked computers is prohibited. You are not permitted to engage in any resale or commercial use of the Website or the Content, any derivative use of the Website or its Content; or any downloading or copying of information from the Website for the benefit of another person. You may not gather, extract, reproduce and/or display on any other website or other online service, any material on or from the Website, whether or not by the use of spiders or other ‘screen scraping’ software or system used to extract data, without our express consent.
In addition to any other rights or remedies available to us, and without any liability whatsoever, we may, in our sole discretion, at any time and without notice, suspend, terminate or restrict user access to all or any component of the Website.
Username and Password
The Website or certain portions of it may be accessed by use of your login name and password. You are solely responsible and liable for any use and misuse of your login name and password and for all activities that occur under your login name and password. For security reasons, you must keep your login name and password confidential and not disclose them to any person or permit any other person to use them.
All login names and passwords remain our property and may be cancelled or suspended at any time by us without any notice or liability to you or any other person. We are not under any obligation to verify the actual identity or authority of the user of any login name or password.
You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your login name or password, or if you know or suspect that your login name or password has been lost or stolen, has become known to any other person, or has been otherwise compromised.
Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights
All Content and its compilation are protected by Canadian and international copyright and trademark laws. Unauthorized use of the Contents may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You agree that the Content may not be used, copied, reproduced, altered, distributed, republished, displayed, posted or transmitted by you in any form or by any means without our express prior written consent, which may be withheld in our absolute discretion. You acknowledge that the Content is and shall remain our property and the property of our licensors. You may not modify, participate in the sale or transfer of, or create derivative works based on any Content, in whole or in part.
User Content and Content Standards
The Website contains content added, created, uploaded, submitted, distributed or posted to or through the Website, or to us in connection with the Website, by users (“User Content”), and also may contain bulletin and message boards, chat areas, private/direct message functions, news and events postings, personal or group web pages, forums or other interactive features that allow you to upload, post, submit, publish, display or transmit User Content on or through the Website.
User Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such User Content. You represent that all User Content provided by you is in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You acknowledge that all Content, including User Content, accessed by you using the Website is at your own risk.
All User Content must be lawful, not “spam”, and clear of virus or other malware. Without limiting the foregoing, User Content must comply with the City of Guelph’s social media principles and guidelines found here [Note to draft: Hyperlink to https://guelph.ca/news/social-media/ and the forum policies and etiquette guidelines found here and the following minimum standards (collectively, the “Content Standards”):
- Not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property rights of any other person;
- Not be likely to deceive any person;
- Not be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization; and
- Not give the impression that the user acts as an agent or representative of, or the content otherwise emanates from us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.
Intellectual Property Rights to User Content
Links to Third-Party Sites and Software
Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer
We expressly disclaim all representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the Website and/or Contents, all of which are provided on an "as is" and “as available” basis. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability or suitability of the Website or any of the Content or data, and any other products or services offered on or through the Website, including without limitation, any implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, title and non-infringement and those arising by statute or otherwise in law or from a course of dealing or usage of trade. This disclaimer applies to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law in jurisdictions that limit the exclusion of implied warranties.
We assume no responsibility, and will not be liable for, any damages to, or any viruses affecting your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing on the Website or your downloading of any Content, materials, data, text, images, video or audio from the Website.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, under no circumstances will The Corporation of the City of Guelph or any of our affiliates, officials, officers, employees and authorized representatives be liable for any loss, claim, or damages of any kind, including without limitation, general, special, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or any other damages (including, without limitation, economic loss, lost profits, lost savings, business interruption or damages relating to data) of any kind whether in an action in contract, tort, negligence or any other legal theory, arising out of or relating in any way to the function, use or inability to use by any party any of the Content, the Website, or any third-party site to which the Website is linked, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, computer hacking, even if we or any of our representatives, are advised of the possibility of such damages, losses, or expenses. We are not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. Your sole and exclusive remedy is to stop using the Website. If the foregoing limitation is found to be invalid, you agree that our total liability of for all damages, losses, or causes of action of any kind or nature shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law.
Questions and Comments
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