Policies

Site Management

The Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) Website is managed by the CIU National Office. Materials on this web site are produced and/or compiled to provide direct access to information about the mandate, role, responsibilities, programs and services offered by the CIU. The site content is changed on an ongoing basis.


Copyright / Permission to Reproduce

The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.


Non-Commercial Reproduction

Information on this web site is posted so that it may be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use. It may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the CIU, provided that: visitors exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced; the Customs and Immigration Union be identified as the source; and the reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made, in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the CIU.


Commercial Reproduction

Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from the CIU National President. For permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes, please send a written request to:

Webmaster
Communications & Political Coordination
Customs and Immigration Union
1741 Woodward Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 0P9
Fax: 613.723.7895
Email: web@ciu-sdi.ca


Third-party Materials

Some of the material found on the CIU Website may be subject to copyright held by other organizations. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material. It is the sole responsibility of the visitor to determine the copyright of the content and to obtain all necessary permissions. For information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please contact:

Webmaster
Communications & Political Coordination
Customs and Immigration Union
1741 Woodward Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 0P9
Fax: 613.723.7895
Email: web@ciu-sdi.ca


Privacy

The Customs and Immigration Union is committed to maintaining the privacy of visitors to this site. All technical measures relating to the hosting of this site are managed under contract by the CIU.

The CIU nor it’s contractors does not automatically collect any personal information through this web site. This information would only be obtained if it is supplied by contacting the CIU, in which case the personal information will only be used to respond to a visitor’s specific inquiry or request and for no other purpose. To better safeguard their privacy, visitors who wish to contact the CIU should not include any personal information that is not required for responding to a comment or request. For instance, an e-mail request would not require a home or business address for the response.

Personal information submitted by visitors who wish to make comments or requests will not be disclosed to anyone outside the CIU unless authorized by the individual concerned, or unless required or authorized by law.


Disclaimers

Some of the information in this web site has been provided by external sources. The CIU is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information provided by external sources. Visitors wishing to rely upon this information should consult directly with the source of the information.

The CIU accepts no responsibility should any damages be caused to a person as a result of the use that is made of information provided in, or taken from, this site or as a result of reliance on the information available on the site.

This disclaimer of liability also applies to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of information under any cause of action.


Official Languages

The CIU is committed to ensuring that all information on this site is available in both French and English. However, visitors should be aware that some information from external sources is available only in the language in which it was provided.


Accessibility

The CIU makes every effort to meet the needs of its visitors by providing web sites that are accessible and that offer content equally in both official languages. If visitors are having difficulty accessing or interpreting any of its web pages, they should contact:

Webmaster
Communications & Political Coordination
Customs and Immigration Union
1741 Woodward Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 0P9
Fax: 613.723.7895
Email: web@ciu-sdi.ca


Links

This site contains links to other sites. The CIU provides these links as a service and convenience to its visitors. It takes no responsibility for the content at third-party sites and a link to them in no way implies an endorsement or recommendation of the products, services or information found there.

A link to another site does not mean that the CIU is affiliated or associated with the owner of a linked site, or has editorial control over the site’s content. The CIU is not responsible for the privacy practice or the content of those sites. A third-party site may have a privacy policy different from that of the CIU Website and may provide less security than the CIU Website. The CIU disclaims all liability with regard to any access to linked web sites by visitors.

The CIU reserves the right to regularly review and re-evaluate any and all links and reserves the right to terminate any link without prior notification. The CIU allows for third-party web sites to provide links to its web site, as long as:

  • The third parties consider offering a link to the home page, in addition to linking to a specific page within the CIU site;
  • The CIU content is not displayed in a frame or presented inline at third-party sites;
  • Links to CIU web pages are periodically checked to ensure their integrity.

Social Media Standards

CIU is committed to creating an online community that both encourages self-expression and also reflects the value of the union, including respect for the dignity and rights of others. We ask all users to do their part to help us achieve this goal. In addition to adhering to the various social media standards – such as Facebook posting guidelines – we ask that you do not post content that is:

  • Threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, indecent or objectionable;
  • Fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading;
  • In violation of any intellectual property right of another;
  • In violation of any law or regulation;
  • Racist, homophobic or otherwise discriminatory in nature;
  • Commercial solicitation of goods or services;
  • Otherwise offensive, graphically or in tone.

At the discretion of the moderator, CIU reserves the right to remove any content or user that it determines contravenes these guidelines. In addition, CIU reserves the right to remove without notice any posts, comments, photos and/or any other content considered irrelevant to the discussion.

On Facebook, individual users can also use Facebook’s social reporting tools to report inappropriate or offensive content. Please note that content posted by users on CIU’s social media pages does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of CIU.