WEKH/FWE: Sharing Platform Terms of Use

The WEKH/FWE: Sharing Platform is designed to allow women to access resources and information they need, to offer knowledge and connections they may have, and to support each other in this difficult time. Post an Ask to find the help you need. If you have something you can share with another member of the community, post a Give.

1. Users

The Sharing Platform is designed for women by women. It includes women entrepreneurs, professionals and organizations that support women entrepreneurs, researchers and academics, and those working in government ministries and agencies that serve women entrepreneurs.

Our definition of woman is inclusive to all women-identified, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people.

2. Community Guidelines

This platform is designed to be a space where all users feel comfortable asking for what they need, sharing and engaging.

All discussion on the platform must be respectful and inclusive. A member of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) staff will monitor and moderate the platform on a daily basis and other experts will support us as connectors and curators. We reserve the right to remove any posts or comments, without warning, which we deem to:

  • Discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, ability, religion, political affiliation or beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression
  • Aim to exploit other users
  • Contain threatening, abusive, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, or hateful content
  • Threaten another user’s privacy
  • Attempt to impersonate or misrepresent another user, person or entity
  • Attempt to “spam,” clog or inhibit open discussion
  • Focus on content entirely unrelated to women entrepreneurship

Violations may result in a users’ ability to use the platform to be revoked.

If you have any concerns about a particular post or user on the platform, please contact di.wekh@ryerson.ca

3. Profile Visibility

If you create an Ask or a Give, your user name and selected profile type (e.g. Researcher | Chercheuse) will be visible to all users on the Platform. Your email address will not be visible unless you decide to privately email users who comment on your post outside of the platform.

If you respond to an Ask or a Give, your email address will be shared with the user who has created the post. This is to facilitate easy communication outside of the platform between users who may help one another. Other users of the platform will only see the name you provide for your profile during the sign-up process.

4. Accessibility

Our goal is to make WEKH/FWE: Sharing Platform accessible to individuals with a wide range of abilities and lived experiences wherever possible. At this time Glide Apps, the system that the platform is built on, does have certain limitations that make it difficult to ensure that all features of the platform are accessible to all possible users. We are working diligently to make the platform more accessible as new features are made available. Please contact di.wekh@ryerson.ca with feedback on platform limitations or requests to accommodate specific needs.

5. Privacy Policy

The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) is housed at Ryerson University. As such, our activities are governed by the University’s Privacy Policy which is subject to Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) requirements regarding the use, disclosure, and retention of personal information. Read the policy here.