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Social Media Community Guidelines


BDC's Social Media accounts, including blog commenting feature, ("BDC SM Accounts") are intended to provide users with a place to connect and to share their experiences, stories and challenges. In order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to ensure that they are expressed in an appropriate manner, BDC has implemented Social Media Community guidelines ("Guidelines"). These Guidelines clearly outline the rules of conduct for participation on BDC SM Accounts and should be consulted by all users.

A community of respect

In order to create a positive and engaging environment for users among our BDC SM Accounts, we ask all users to treat each other with respect. Users may disagree with an idea; however, they must be respectful of others at all times. Insults, threats or harassment of other users, organizations or employees are prohibited.

BDC will not tolerate and reserves its right to delete - to the full extent that each respective social media platform allows - any post or comment that;

  • are defamatory, indecent, hateful, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, disgraceful, vulgar or inappropriate;
  • encourage or suggest illegal activity, announcements from labour or political organizations and unintelligible or irrelevant posts.

Stay on topic

Users must ensure that their posts and comments are relevant to the topic at hand so as not to break the flow of a conversation. Would you want to be disrupted during a conversation at a networking event?

Everything is public

Nothing is private when posting or commenting on a public feed. Once "send" is clicked, the post or comment can be indexed and can turn up in search engines even years later. It is important to ensure that you do not say something that you might regret later. Do not post or comments anything that you would not want others to know. Remember that the information you share on a public feed may be captured, stored, accessed, potentially disclosed and used inappropriately by others.

Your comments are your own

Any comments or opinions shared by our followers on BDC SM Accounts are those of their respective contributors only. The views expressed by outside contributors do not represent the views of BDC, its management or employees and BDC does not endorse, or approve those views.

Use your own original content

All content posted by users on BDC SM Accounts must comply with intellectual property rights related to such content.


BDC is not responsible or liable for damages that may occur while you are using a BDC SM Account. You must comply with the social media platform or tool terms and conditions on which BDC SM Accounts are hosted.

When do we respond?

We make it a habit to read all messages, posts and comments, and we may answer when appropriate. However, although our accounts are being continuously monitored, replies will be made between 9 am and 8 pm eastern time, Monday to Friday.

Updates to the guidelines

BDC reserves the right to amend these Guidelines at any time without prior notice.

I am a client

If you are a client and have any questions or concerns specifically related to you, a product or service, please contact your account manager or call us at 1-877-232-2269 .

Contact us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Guidelines or any other matter regarding our social media properties, please contact us.

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