Terms and Conditions

(1) Introduction

The Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty (hereafter “The Campaign”) is collecting online videos to inform the government of the human cost of the legacy of cannabis conviction records for simple possession. The ultimate objective is to persuade the government to enact legislation to pardon Canadians convicted of simple cannabis possession offences. The “TESTIMONIALS” page of the website is designed to offer Canadians an opportunity to provide their input and meaningfully engage with others through the innovative tool of video vignettes. The information collected through this video collection—upon approval by the moderator—will be available for public viewing on the website www.cannabisamnesty.ca/testimonials. From time to time, certain videos will be featured on the social media platforms managed by The Campaign. The Terms and Conditions set out the terms for use of The Campaign website and the Privacy Notice sets out how your personal information will be collected and for which purpose, as well as how it will be used and disclosed. The Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Notice should be read jointly.

(2) Campaign Use and Reproduction of Materials

  1. Ownership and usage of content by The Campaign

    Materials on The Campaign website (www.cannabisamensty.ca/testimonials) were developed for the purpose of collecting online videos to inform the government of the human cost of the legacy of cannabis conviction records for simple possession.

    By posting written or video comments on the site, you hereby grant The Campaign a non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, translate, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the user-generated content in connection with The Campaign and third-parties under agreement with The Campaign, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the user-generated content in any media format and through any media channel, but for the sole purpose of promoting the objectives of The Campaign.

    By posting a video onto the website, you hereby consent to the use and publication of your image. If another person is featured in the video, you must receive their consent (or the consent of their parent if they are a minor) prior to posting it on the website.

    The Campaign reserves the right to use any user-generated content on the site for communications or any other purposes related to The Campaign.

(3) Use and Reproduction of Materials by Third Parties

  1. Non-commercial reproduction

    Subject to Terms (3) and (4) below regarding commercial purposes, you may reproduce the materials in whole or in part for non-commercial purposes, and in any format, without charge or further permission, provided you do the following:

    • Exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
    • Indicate both the complete title of the materials reproduced as well as the creator (where available); and
    • Indicate that the reproduction is a copy of the version available at www.cannabisamnesty.ca/testimonials.
  2. Commercial Reproduction-Consent Required-Held by The Campaign

    Unless otherwise specified, you may not reproduce materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution without prior written permission from the copyright administrator. To obtain permission to reproduce The Campaign materials on this site for commercial purposes, contact:

    Annamaria Enenajor
    Campaign Director, Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty
    92 Isabella St.
    Toronto, ONT
    M4Y 1N4

    Or via email at info@cannabisamensty.ca

  3. Copyright Held by Another Party

    Some of the content on The Campaign website (www.cannabisamnesty.ca) may be subject to the copyright of another party. Where information has been produced or The Campaign does not hold copyright, the materials are protected under the Copyright Act, and international agreements.

  4. Trademark notice

    The official symbols of The Campaign, including the Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty Wordmark, may not be reproduced, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes, without prior written authorization.

(4) Participation guidelines

  1. General guidelines

    The Campaign wants all participants to provide open and honest opinions and stories to the public and the Government of Canada while ensuring a respectful and productive online discussion.

    The Web is a 24/7 medium and your video submissions are welcome at any time. All videos will be subject to moderation before they are posted. The Campaign may modify or edit your video submission to decrease length, for a better understanding or for technical reasons, but will strive to respect the content and meaning of your submission in doing so.

  2. Video guidelines

    All video submissions will be reviewed by The Campaign and/or third-parties under agreement with The Campaign before they are made accessible to the public. This moderation is a precautionary measure to ensure guidelines are followed but it does not limit your liability and responsibility.

    The Campaign or third-parties under agreement with The Campaign may modify or edit your submission to decrease its length, for a better understanding or for technical reasons, but will strive to respect the content and meaning of your submission in doing so.

    In using the video submission process, you shall not:

    • Copy any content unless expressly permitted to do so either herein or by the owner of the copied content;
    • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that:
      • Is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially or ethnically objectionable, encourages criminal behavior, gives rise to civil liability, violates any law, or is otherwise objectionable;
      • You do not have a right to make available under any law or under a contractual relationship;
      • Infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party (including privacy rights);
      • Is or contains unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations for business, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
      • Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or data or the consultation website or that of any users or viewers of the consultation website or that compromises a user’s privacy; or
      • Contains any falsehoods or misrepresentations or create an impression that you know is incorrect, misleading, or deceptive, or any material that could damage or harm minors in any way;
      • Shows any individuals who have not consented to their inclusion in the video and its submission to the consultation website;
    • Impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent their affiliation with a person or entity;
    • Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any material transmitted to or through The Campaign website or impersonate another person or organization;
    • Interfere with or disrupt The Campaign website or servers or networks connected to the consultation website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to The Campaign website or probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures;
    • Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, provincial, national or international law or regulation;
    • Collect or store personal data about other users or viewers;
    • License, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the consultation website or applications associated with The Campaign;
    • Modify, translate, make derivative works of, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of any third-party applications associated with The Campaign website or any software provided or used as part of The Campaign website, except to the extent the foregoing restrictions are expressly prohibited by applicable law.

    The Campaign reserves the right to remove any content submitted that violates any of the above guidelines or for any other reason at the Campaign’s sole discretion.

    If you have any questions about these Terms or if you wish to make any complaint or claim with respect to the consultation, please contact us at: info@cannabisamensty.ca

Private Notice

(1) Introduction

To provide The Campaign with a video or videos to be housed on the TESTIMONIALs page of the website, you must register on this site by either i) creating an account which requires you to provide an e-mail address, first name and last name or ii) using your Facebook or Google Plus account, which may require you to login with your platform username and password. All comments you post on the site will only display your first name and last initial (e.g. Jane D).

You may visit any part of this site without registering or providing any personal information.

(2) Your Privacy and the Internet

  • If you use Facebook or Google to post a video on the TESTIMONIALs page, you should take the time to become familiar with their privacy policies and terms of use because these policies may affect your decision to use these platforms to register and login to the site. In cases where services are provided by organizations outside of The Campaign, such as social media platforms, the third-party service provider may record search or mobile applications information, including Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
  • If using Facebook or Google, information available on your public profile may be provided to The Campaign according to your user settings. Only the first name, last name and email address will be saved and used for the login. Other information will not be saved and used. Users have the option to adjust what information they consent to providing by changing their user settings on Facebook and Google+.
  • The Campaign website will not share information with Facebook or Google outside of the user registration and login from the social networks. The user may choose to share their Facebook or Google profile information to login to The Campaign video platform, which is located on the TESTIMONIALs page, and create an account.
  • Third party components will only be accessed when they are needed, that is, only when a user chooses to register or log in using a social network), or sharing with URLs.
  • The Campaign will only collect personal information and opinions if you supply it by email or if you register in a secure part of the site with Facebook or Google to submit a video, or register using the email sign-up process.

(3) Third-Party Social Media

The Campaign’s use of social media is an extension of its presence on the Web. Social media account(s) are public and are hosted by third party service providers such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Users who choose to interact with The Campaign via social media should read the terms of service and privacy policies of these third-party service providers and those of any applications (apps) used to access them.

For more information about The Campaign please contact:

Annamaria Enenajor
Campaign Director, Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty
92 Isabella St.
Toronto, ONT
M4Y 1N4

Or via email at info@cannabisamensty.ca

Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty is an Open Democracy Project Civic Campaign Accelerator participant. Website by DemocracyKit, created with NationBuilder.