BCCA Social Media Policy

The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) has multiple social media accounts that provide the public with a way to interact with us at the corporate level as well as through our specific programs and services. Information shared through these channels supports our vision and mission.

Social Media Accounts
All BCCA social media accounts are the responsibility of the BCCA Marketing team:

We primarily use social media to share:

  • News releases and other documents
  • Relevant information produced and disseminated by external individuals or organizations, including media
  • Photos, videos, facts, comments or quotes related to programs and BCCA advocacy activities

Our Presence on social media
The BCCA Marketing team manages the social media accounts. We update and monitor these accounts during regular working hours: Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST.

Links to Other Websites & External Sources
As Industry Advocacy is one of the BCCA’s primary functions, we frequently share external news, links, and other information that is relevant to the work of the organization. The Vision and Mission statements guide these choices.

The BCCA takes no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, or reliability of external information. A link is not an endorsement of an external site or its content.

Likes & Follows
BCCA chooses to like, follow, and subscribe to external accounts. These actions are not an endorsement.

When BCCA social media pages are engaged with through any action, such as a “Like” or “Follow”, this action authorizes the BCCA social media account to publish updates which will appear on your account’s news feed.

Comments & Other Interactions
BCCA strongly encourages comments and participation in the conversations on our social media accounts. We read all comments and messages. We consider all suggestions and ideas and pass them on to relevant members of our staff. However, we cannot reply to every message and comment we receive on our social media accounts

BCCA is not responsible for comments left by users. These comments represent the opinions of those who post them, not those of the BCCA.

BCCA reserves the right to edit or withdraw comments at our discretion if they do not comply with the comment etiquette (see below).

If BCCA believes a comment or question calls for a public reply we may post a response to all users.  We may also disseminate the content through other channels, such as our website or other social media.

Comments Etiquette
BCCA does not tolerate offensive, disrespectful, or abusive comments. Examples of unacceptable content include:

  • Racist, sexist or offensive language
  • Hate speech
  • Sexually explicit language
  • Personal attacks and defamatory statements
  • Breaking copyright rules (including copying and pasting content without crediting the source and/or author)
  • Violating someone’s privacy (e.g. by providing personal information such as phone numbers and e-mail addresses)
  • Threats or harassment
  • Spam
  • Commercial promotional content
  • Anything illegal

Any individual who posts unacceptable content may be excluded temporarily or permanently from the dialogue spaces of BCCA accounts and be reported to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, or YouTube.

Information posted by BCCA is subject to Canada’s Copyright Act.

When you publish a comment or question on a BCCA account, BCCA has the right to adapt, summarize, translate and reproduce it on other social media accounts. You also give BCCA the right to include the username used to post the original content. If you wish to remain anonymous, send us your questions or comments in a private message.

Comments posted on BCCA’s social media accounts must comply with the provisions of the Copyright Act. For instance, when you quote another person or organization, you must identify the source and author.

BCCA takes no responsibility for copyright infringement committed by users on its social media accounts.

Protection of privacy
Please read the confidentiality policies of FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

Information shared with BCCA via social media is subject to the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. The information   can be captured, stored, consulted, and disclosed in response to a request.

To protect your personal information and that of others, we recommend that you do not include information such as telephone numbers or email addresses in your comments and messages.

BCCA does not collect or keep personal information on users of its accounts, unless a message or   comment voluntarily provides personal information. Such personal information provided will be passed on to the BCCA’s staff so they can respond to you.

Personal information posted on the BCCA’s Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube channel or included in Tweets will become public given the nature of these sites. To request the removal personal information that you have included on one of our pages, contact us.

BCCA may adapt, summarize, translate and reproduce user comments or questions on other social media accounts. BCCA may mention on these other accounts the username used to post the original content. The username of a person who sent a private message on social media will not be reproduced if BCCA to shares their comments.