1. The Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie and its offices abroad (“the Ministère”) encourage dialogue in the form of words, photographs and videos (“comments”) posted by Internet users on the Ministère’s spaces in social media such as Facebook.
  2. The Ministère reminds Internet users that their dialogue has to be respectful and courteous. It also invites them to post short comments, create paragraphs (avoid “walls of text”) and not overuse capital letters.
  3. Internet users who post comments on one of the Ministère’s spaces must agree to abide by this netiquette.
  4. Defamatory, offensive and obscene comments and discriminatory comments based on aspects such as race, sex, religion, nationality, language and sexual orientation will not be tolerated and will be deleted. The same applies to comments that encourage hatred or violence, and discourteous comments aimed at a member of the community.

    The Ministère also reserves the right to delete comments and ban Internet users whose comments are intentionally provocative, unrelated to the subject at hand, repetitive or intended to spread spam by means of hyperlinks, as well as users who band together to invade the Ministère’s spaces. This right is not limited to the cases described in the previous sentence.
  5. Comments posted on the Ministère’s spaces are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Ministère. Similarly, the Ministère is not responsible for links to external sites included in comments.
  6. The information posted on the Ministère’s spaces has no legal force and does not replace any official messages, laws or regulations, which have precedence.

Last update: 2013-01-17