Professionally-led online support for Canadians affected by cancer

Terms of Use

Introduction
Disclaimer
Medical information
Web portal privacy
Copyright
Governing law

Introduction

CancerChatCanada is located within the British Columbia Cancer Agency and is funded in part by the Canadian Partnership against Cancer (CPAC).

Every effort to ensure the quality of the information provided on CancerChatCanada, including in its selection of featured services and resources provided by other partners in cancer control. The services and partners that appear on this site have been selected for their expertise in cancer control and chronic disease, and their pan-Canadian, provincial and/or territorial focus.

Disclaimer

By using this web portal or any information you obtain on or through it, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions detailed below. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, please exit now and do not access any other pages on the web portal.

Liability: For documents and software available from or through this web portal, CancerChatCanada does not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, drugs, therapies, treatments, products, processes, or services disclosed.

The information is provided "as is" and users are urged to verify it for themselves and consult with medical experts before they rely on it. Users will not hold the CancerChatCanada responsible for how they use any information provided by or through the web portal.

Any information available from or through this web portal may be changed at any time and without notice. Although CancerChatCanada may provide archives of any previous versions of the web portal, it has no obligation to do so.

Endorsement: CancerChatCanada does not endorse or recommend any information, drugs, therapies, treatments, products, processes, or services. The views and opinions of authors carried on this web portal do not state or reflect those of CancerChatCanada, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. External links: Some pages or links on this web portal provide links to other Internet sites. This is done for the convenience of users. CancerChatCanada is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does CancerChatCanada endorse or guarantee the information, drugs, therapies, treatments, products, processes, or services described or offered on these other Internet sites.

Users cannot assume that these external sites will abide by the same policies (including those that relate to privacy) that CancerChatCanada adheres to. As a user, it is your responsibility to examine the terms and conditions of linked pages and to ensure you are satisfied with them.

Viruses: Although CancerChatCanada uses reasonable efforts to scan the web portal for computer viruses, worms, and other malicious software, no one can guarantee that all aspects of the web portal are free from such problems. Users should use virus scanning software and take other precautions they deem necessary to protect themselves from such problems. CancerChatCanada hereby disclaims any responsibility for any damages that may occur if a user suffers problems that relate to any computer viruses, worms, or other malicious software that originated on any part of the web portal.

Medical information

CancerChatCanada does not intend to provide users with specific medical advice. Instead, our goal is to provide users with a form of support that will help them cope with any medically diagnosed conditions. We will not provide specific medical advice and we urge users to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to their personal questions. Even though all or part of the web portal may be certified under the Health on the Net Code or any other similar program, CancerChatCanada accepts no responsibility or other liability to obtain or maintain this type of certification. We do not assume any liability in this way, even if provisions to the contrary exist in such codes or certification programs.

Web portal privacy

CancerChatCanada is committed to respecting the personal privacy of people using this web portal. For more information on the privacy practices that apply to this web portal, please review the CancerChatCanada's Privacy Policy.

Copyright

All users of this web portal are required to abide by Canadian and foreign copyright laws.

Unless it is specifically described as being in the public domain, all material on or available through this web portal is owned by CancerChatCanada or is contributed or licensed by individuals, companies, or organizations. All people who reproduce, redistribute or make commercial use of this information are expected to adhere to the terms and conditions asserted by the copyright holder. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by "fair dealing" as defined by copyright law requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

For more details about Canadian copyright law visit the website of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Governing law

If the user of this web portal normally resides in Canada, the use of this web portal shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of Canada and the province or territory in which the user normally resides. If the user of this web portal normally resides outside of Canada, the use of this web portal shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of Canada and the province of British Columbia.

Any legal action shall be launched in and all users of this web portal must agree to use the courts located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the location of the head office of the CancerChatCanada.

Changes to the Acceptable Use Policy

CancerChatCanada regularly reviews all of its policies and procedures and may change the Acceptable Use Policy. Users will be notified of any changes and are expected to comply.

Contacting Us

If you have any question, concerns, or comments regarding this policy, please contact us.

Last updated: June 3, 2010