Disclaimer and Terms of Use

By using this Site, you agree to the following disclaimer and Terms of Use. University of Calgary reserves the right to amend these Terms of Use at any time without notice. You can read the University of Calgary’s digital privacy statement here.

Privacy Statement

The University of Calgary is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who work and study at the University or who otherwise interact with the University in accordance with the standards set out in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Alberta. When you register to access programs in this Site, you will be asked to provide certain information, such as your name and contact information. Registrant information will not be disclosed to any third party without your express consent except as authorized or required by law. All information requested by this Site will be used solely for the administration and management of the programs offered via the website.

Reserved Rights and Grant of Limited License

Copyright @ 2018 by University of Calgary. All rights reserved.

University of Calgary either owns the intellectual property rights, including copyright, or has acquired the necessary licenses, in the information, including all text, HTML code, multimedia clips, images, graphics, icons, Java code, and the selection and arrangement of the contents of the Site (collectively in this section the “Information”). As a user of the Site, you are granted a limited license to use (display or print) short extracts of the Information for your own personal non-commercial use only, provided the Information is not modified in any way, and you shall be fully responsible for any consequences resulting from such use of the Information. Any other use of the Information is strictly prohibited. None of the Information may be otherwise reproduced, republished or re-disseminated in any manner or form without the prior written consent of the University of Calgary. The University of Calgary will take appropriate legal action to enforce and protect its rights.

No Medical Advice

The Site is intended for physicians and other healthcare providers for specific educational needs, and as a supplement to their accumulated medical training, experience and judgement. The Site is not intended in any way to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The web pages in this Site (the “Material”) have been prepared for informational purposes only. This Material is not intended to replace any medical advice/care or existing policies, procedures, protocols or your professional medical judgement.

No Liability

University of Calgary is not responsible for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damage or any other damages whatsoever and howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Site or in reliance on the Information available on the Site, including any loss of use, lost data, lost business profits, business interruption, personal injury and/or wrongful death or any other pecuniary loss, whether the action is in contract, tort (including negligence) or other tortious action. The University of Calgary disclaims any liability whatsoever for unauthorized use or reproduction of any portion of the Site, the Information or the Materials.

Links to Other Sites

The Site may contain links to other sites. These links are provided as references only to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest. These other sites were independently developed by parties other than the University of Calgary, and the University of Calgary does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained at such third party sites. In providing links to other sites, the University of Calgary is in no way acting as a publisher or disseminator of the material contained on those other sites and does not seek to control the content of, or maintain any type of editorial control over, such sites. A link to another site should not be construed to mean that the University of Calgary is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the link or the description of the link to such other third party sites.


Commercial advertisements, logos, or endorsements are not permitted on this Site, except when used to recognize sponsorship or corporate support. All sponsors/corporate supporters of the web portal and online program offerings are clearly indicated to the user.

Message Content (Comment and Discussion Fields)

As a service to its users, this Site may provide a venue for comment or discussion of various aspects of healthcare. By posting a message to the Site in any manner, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use as set out in this section. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms, then do not post comments to this Site. You are entirely responsible for all information and material that you post on the Site. The University of Calgary does not pre-screen the content of any messages posted and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of anything which may appear on the Site or any of the third party products or services that may appear here.

By accessing this Site you agree that you will not:

(a) transmit any message, information, data, text or other materials (in this section “Content”) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or that may be invasive of another’s privacy, or may constitute a violation of the Human Rights Code of Canada and/or Alberta;

(b) impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to, a University of Calgary official, forum leader, guide or host or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

(c) post or transmit any computer virus or any other software or graphic files in this Site or transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as non-disclosure agreements);

(d) post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes” or any other site of solicitation;

(e) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, provincial, national or international law while using or accessing the Site; and

(f) upload or transmit any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.

By submitting content to the Site, you automatically grant copyright or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted copyright to the  University of Calgary on a  royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any such content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.

Computer Viruses

While every effort is made to ensure that all information provided at the Site does not contain computer viruses, you should take reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses and should ensure that you have a complete and current backup of the applicable items of information contained on your computer system.

Conformance with Law

You agree that your use of the Site shall not violate any applicable local, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law. Some jurisdictions may have restrictions on the use of the Internet by their residents.