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TransformTO: Getting TO Net Zero – Terms of Use

Collection Authority Statement

Environment and Energy Division collects personal information under the legal authority of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, SO 2006, Chapter 11, Schedule A, s 136(c) and the City of Toronto By-law No 851-2017. Your name and email address will only be used to keep you informed about the progress of the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy. Questions about this collection can be directed to the Program Manager – Environment, Environment & Energy at Metro Hall, 2nd Floor, 55 John Street, Toronto, M5V 3C6 or 416-397-0311.

Terms of Use

Submissions will be reviewed by City of Toronto Staff to ensure that the appropriate guidelines below are met.

Users should avoid:

  1. Language that may be considered harmful, profane, obscene, discriminatory, defamatory, hateful, abusive, threatening, or otherwise offensive to others.
  2. Posting or linking to any inappropriate, offensive or illegal material.
  3. Posting content that reveals personal or sensitive information, including:
    o Personal identification information
    o Private contact information and addresses
    o Online login information (usernames and passwords)
  4. Content that may be inappropriate, indecent, offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized may be harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, profane, obscene, violent, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way.
  5. Content that may violate or encourage others to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation.
  6. Content that may defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third party right.
  7. Content that may contain commercial advertising, including but not limited to logos, brand names, and slogans, subject to copyright laws
  8. Content that may include any viruses, worms, corrupt files, Trojan horses, or other forms of corruptive code or content that may harm or interfere with the website, and/or any third party websites.
  9. Posting comments that include:
    o Unsolicited chain mail
    o Criticisms using insulting language
    o Unsolicited or irrelevant product and business promotion
    o Hateful or shaming remarks like comments about physical appearance

By making a submission to TransformTO: Getting TO Net Zero: Idea Board, submitters warrant that any entry is original and does not infringe any third party intellectual property and assign all intellectual property rights in any materials created to the City of Toronto, including, but not limited to, copyright and all economic rights, including a waiver of moral rights, with no compensation or further consent required.

Submissions that do not pass the formal review shall not be included on the website. Submissions that include threatening or illegal content may be brought to the attention of the appropriate body for possible investigation by appropriate law enforcement organizations.

Social media linked submissions that do not meet copyright or other submission requirements will be removed from the site. In order to make a submission, you must be at least 18 years of age, or you must have a parent or guardian post it for you. By making a submission, users agree to accept all legal liabilities for their content, and agree to hold the City of Toronto, its Councillors, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns and all others associated with the administration of TransformTO: Getting TO Net Zero: Idea Board harmless.

Notice of Public Record

Please note that all approved submissions will be considered records that are available to the general public under section 27 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.