Website and Forum Code of Conduct

Tuesday, 02 February 2021 21:36 administrator



The Lac Pilon Website and Forum were designed, developed and launched in 2010 to encourage and aid in the private, secure, and productive sharing of information between residents and to facilitate communication between The Lac Pilon Association and the residents of Lac Pilon. The Website and Forum are for the benefit of all users and offers residents a platform to easily share and discuss issues related to the local environment, lake activities, news and local concerns. When used for positive messaging and respectful dialogue, it can enrich all Lac Pilon residents’ quality of life. In addition to being a communication tool, the website was conceived to record, document, centralize, and share the history of the lake and its community. As such, The Website and Forum were designed with privacy in mind. The intent was to veer from public offerings (i.e. Facebook) which did not allow granular control of the privacy of content that was deemed essential to achieve participation and confidence from Lac Pilon Association Membership.


The Lake Pilon Association (“The Association”) created the Lac Pilon Website (“The Website”) to offer an online communication platform and historic data archive for The Membership. The Website’s mission is to adhere to the Lac Pilon Association’s mandate to protect the common interests and enhance the quality of life of Lac Pilon Association Members (”Members”), on or around Lac Pilon. The Website Administrator(s) (“The Administrator(s)”) is a volunteer position appointed by The Association Board of Directors to oversee the architecture and maintenance of The Website.




  1. Personal information and communications contained within The Website are considered confidential and may not be disclosed or communicated in any format to persons, organizations, institutions or enterprises not directly affiliated with the Lac Pilon Association,

  2. The Association, its Board of Directors and The Administrators don’t warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any posts published on the forums and assume no liability for content provided by other users,

  3. Users should exercise both common sense and courtesy in the messages they transmit on The Association Website and may not use The Association to transmit defamatory, obscene, and otherwise offensive communications,

  4. Before posting, search around for related topics that you may contribute to,

  5. Be aware of internet website etiquette. Take the time to inform yourself if you are unfamiliar with general website protocols,

  6. Users should be aware that once something is posted online it has an infinite lifespan,

  7. Be respectful of conflicting opinions, do not intentionally disparage or offend others,

  8. Be truthful and honest, do not post something that is misleading or demonstrably false. Endeavour to retract false statements publicly if you are informed of their falsehood,

  9. Stay on topic when engaging in an online discussion. Don’t intentionally derail threads and don’t troll. Thread bumping, hijacking or posting comments that are unrelated to the original thread is not acceptable conduct,

  10. Users may not post content, images, information, products, activities or solicitations that contravene the Criminal Code of Canada,

  11. Threats to property or persons will not be tolerated and will result in immediate and indefinite suspension of posting privileges,

  12. Users are cautioned that threats, intimidation, and/or harassment may result in an offended party pursuing legal action,

  13. Users are expected to treat one another with respect and kindness, even if they may not agree with each other.