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Terms of Use for Creating an Account

By creating an account, you acknowledge, understand and accept the following:

  • You must carefully read the guide entitled Electronic Petitions — Guide for Creating and Submitting a Petition, which is available on the e-petitions website.
  • The purpose of this account is to provide the House of Commons with the necessary information about you so that you may be contacted by the House of Commons or a Member of Parliament who sponsors an e-petition put forward by you, in accordance with the Electronic Petitions — Guide for Creating and Submitting a Petition, these Terms of Use and the Terms of Use for Creating and Submitting an E-petition.
  • You must provide your full name, city, province or territory, country, postal code, phone number and email address.
  • Your personal information will not be shared or publicly disclosed, except in accordance with the Electronic Petitions — Guide for Creating and Submitting a Petition, these Terms of Use and the Terms of Use for Creating and Submitting an E-petition.
  • Any draft e-petitions saved on this website, including information relating to supporters, may be consulted by the Clerk of Petitions at any time.
  • It is the petitioner's responsibility to inform potential supporters that their name and email address will be inputted in the e-petitions system and used to contact them when creating and submitting an e-petition.
  • Only one e-petition per petitioner may be active in the system at one time.
  • During election periods, you will not be able to create, submit or take further action on any e-petitions in the system. Shortly after an election, you will once again be able to take action on an e-petition you have created but not yet submitted or create new petitions.
  • Your account may be closed under the following circumstances:
    • At any time, if the House of Commons determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that the Electronic Petitions — Guide for Creating and Submitting a Petition, these Terms of Use or any other Terms of Use relating to e-petitions have been breached.
    • Upon written request to the Clerk of Petitions, provided you do not have an active e-petition. The Clerk of Petitions may require a person to validate his or her identity before closing an account upon that person's request.
  • Information already made public or shared with a Member of Parliament in accordance with the Electronic Petitions — Guide for Creating and Submitting a Petition, these Terms of Use and the Terms of Use for Creating an E-petition may not be amended or deleted.
  • A breach of these Terms of Use may amount to contempt of the House of Commons.
  • These Terms of Use may, at the sole and absolute discretion of the House of Commons, be subject to change at any time.

November 2015

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