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Terms of Use

The purpose of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ Share your Story website is to provide a platform for users to share their human rights stories and experiences with other users.

The Terms of Use outlined here relate to any and all materials originating from online submissions to the Share Your Story website, namely written submissions, video submissions and images.

By submitting your content, you grant the Canadian Museum for Human Rights the non-exclusive right to use your content royalty-free, in perpetuity. We may also edit your submission for length, size or clarity.

All input submitted may be displayed on the Share Your Story website and, if displayed, is publicly accessible. Think carefully about your intent and the consequence of publication of any of your submissions.

When you share your story with us:

  • Keep your story relevant to the topic (human rights).
  • Avoid repetitive posting; duplicate stories will not be posted again.
  • Be respectful and courteous, keeping in mind that this content is public.
  • Avoid linking to external sites in your submission. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights reserves its right to take down any submissions with external links.
  • Your story must be created and owned by you, including any images, text or videos included in your submission. Breaking copyright rules is not permitted. If the majority of your submission was written or created by someone else, even with a proper credit, it will not be accepted.
  • Offensive content, including offensive statements on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or mental or physical disability is strictly prohibited.
  • The following content is also strictly prohibited:
    • Pornography, vulgarity, obscenity or sexually explicit content
    • Anything illegal
    • Hate speech
    • Threats, harassment
    • Personal attacks, insults and defamatory statements
    • Threats or suggesting committing a criminal act

Respect other people’s privacy by not including personal information in your submission (such as phone numbers and email addresses) or private dialogue.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights cannot guarantee that all submissions to the Share Your Story website will be posted. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has no obligation to store or archive the input provided by users.

Users can request, at any time, that the Canadian Museum for Human Rights remove their submissions from the Share Your Story website.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will contact users if it plans to use their story, in whole or in part, in any capacity outside of the Share Your Story website. This may include use in promotional materials, exhibit content and social media.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights reserves the right to remove any content from the Share Your Story website that does not follow the Terms of Use outlined here.

If you violate any of these guidelines, your submission will not be accepted. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time without notice.