General Account Information
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment Twitter account is managed by the ministry’s Communications Branch.
The @environmentont Twitter account will be updated and monitored during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, excluding holidays observed in Ontario. Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment accepts no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.
If you follow this account, you can expect on average 0-3 tweets per day.
Tweets may include the following types of content:
Twitter.com has rules of conduct that we follow and expect our followers will as well, including that your communications will not:
If you follow @environmentont, the ministry will not automatically follow you back. This helps us reduce resource wastage due to handling spam. It also discourages the use of Direct Messaging and allows you to easily identify key Twitter accounts that are relevant to the ministry. Being followed by @environmentont does not imply an endorsement of any kind.
Twitter accounts that engage in inflammatory behaviour (personal attacks on other users, derogatory remarks, foul language), and those identified as spam accounts will be un-followed or blocked by @environmentont.
The linking to any website and/or Twitter account or the mention of any product, company or individual is not an endorsement by the Government of Ontario or Ministry of the Environment of the referenced product(s), view(s) expressed, company, individual, or any service advertised as in such referenced material.
Privacy and personal information
It is the responsibility of every individual following this Twitter account to protect their own personal information and privacy. Please do not send us personal information through Twitter. Any personal information received through the @environmentont account Twitter account will be treated as a communication by you through the Government of Ontario’s website and will be handled by use in accordance with the Government of Ontario’s website privacy statement.
The views expressed in Re-Tweets made by the @environmentont account do not necessarily represent the views of the Government of Ontario or the Ministry of the Environment, and neither accept any liability in relation to such views.
The ministry welcomes comments, feedback and ideas from all its followers. However, by providing feedback and ideas to us, you are granting Her Majesty the Queen in right of Ontario (“Ontario”) your permission to use, copy, modify, publish and transmit your feedback and permit others (whether within or outside the Government of Ontario) to do so, without the need to seek further permission from you and without any compensation to you. You also agree to waive any moral rights for the benefit of Ontario in any copyright you hold in and to the feedback and ideas.
The ministry also endeavours to join the conversation where possible. However, the ministry is not able to reply individually to all messages received via Twitter. The Communications Branch will read all @replies and Direct Messages sent to us and, when possible, will respond to them in their language of origin and will pass on communications as appropriate.
While we attempt to ensure that all information we post on our Twitter account is accurate and complete, we do not represent that it is so, or guarantee it, and accept no liability or obligation for accuracy or completeness.
This document may be updated from time to time. Please check back regularly to see if there have been any updates.
For questions or official correspondence, please visit the Contact Us section of the ministry’s website.