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Online and Social Media Policy Statement

The Toronto Public Library welcomes your participation to support the vibrant, dynamic, and interactive spirit of the Library's virtual community. Your comments, posts, messages and creative content are welcome, provided they encourage a respectful dialogue and comply with the Library's mission, values and policies.

By choosing to post content on this site, you are agreeing to Toronto Public Library's Online and Social Media Policy and Terms of Use. By doing so, you grant Toronto Public Library the non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free right to reproduce, modify, edit, publish and distribute the images, stories and other e-content that you submit. This includes the right for the Library, at its sole discretion, to upload this content to our permanent Digital Archive.

You are responsible for the content that you post. The Library reserves the right to delete, remove, or not accept any submission that it believes to not be supportive of the safe and welcoming space of the Library's Rules of Conduct for user behavior. For example, you cannot post content that you do not own, or any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, hateful or discriminatory.

You must own all the rights to any material that you submit. You may not submit any material protected by copyright without the permission and acknowledgement of the copyright owner.

Use of and browsing the Library's social media channels is done at user's own risk. The Library does not accept any responsibility for any content that appears on its online and social media channels that does not originate from Toronto Public Library employees or authorized external contributors. The Library is not responsible for any content that is not maintained by or related to the Library, such as a third party site. Viewing all external links and sites is done at your own risk.

If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, please contact socialmedia@torontopubliclibrary.ca.