Site terms & guidelines

On this page are four brief notices concerning this personal blog.

  1. Privacy policy
  2. Social media guidelines
  3. Accessibility & usability practises
  4. Copyright


 
Privacy policy
Personally identifiable information is not collected without your knowledge. Maya Bastian is committed to the protection of your privacy and will never sell, rent, trade, or disclose your personal information, including your e-mail address, to a third party without your consent. Every precaution is taken to protect users’ information. Website usage stats are aggregated using cookies from Google Analytics. Please note that contact forms on the web use email and so are not secure with sensitive information. This policy is based on PIPEDA legislation.

 
Social media guidelines
When commenting in this blog and related social media let’s engage, help others, and give constructive criticism. Let’s commit to building and strengthening relationships based on ongoing dialogue and mutual respect. Please be legal, respectful, relevant, and aware. 1) Be legal. Do not post comments that are libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive or contain otherwise illegal content. 2) Be respectful. You should not make others feel unsafe or unwelcome. You should not threaten, written or otherwise, others. 3) Be relevant. Your comments should be on-topic and not self-promoting (unless that’s the topic). 4) Be aware. This site and related social media accounts are not monitored 24/7. Posts may be moderated and decisions should be considered final. Postings are subject to all applicable Federal, State and Provincial legislation. This includes, but is not limited, to cyberbullying laws in each State, the Criminal Code of Canada and the Ontario Human Rights Code. See more about how the Canadian Criminal Code and other jurisdictions interpret interpersonal communications online.

 
Accessibility & usability practises
In line with Ontario’s Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), these pages have been constructed to “transform gracefully”, in other words, they: 1) separate structure from presentation. They use Cascading Style Sheets to control much of the presentation. 2) all content is provided as text; when images, audio or video files are used, they are given equivalent alternatives. 3) documents do not rely on one type of hardware. Users can access the site with a variety of browser technologies, mobile devices, screen resolutions and settings, with or without mice, etc. 4) all attempts have been made to ensure that the content is understandable and navigable. There is a standardized site menu that indicates where you are within the site structure.

 
Copyright
All content in this website falls under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License. You are free to: 1) Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format for any purpose. 2) Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material. You must give appropriate credit and link to the original content and to the license. This personal blog is a chiefly a portfolio for friends and associates. Low-resolution media from the web may be used for non-commercial and editorial purposes. I give credit and link to each original media source where possible. Please contact me if media is used without credit and source link.