Requests for membership in the Problem Gambling Portal website are considered subject to acceptance of the following terms and conditions. Please read these terms carefully and then, if you want to submit your request, indicate your acceptance of the following terms and conditions (hereinafter referred to as this “Agreement”):
Appropriateness of Participation
While the user participates in the Problem Gambling Portal website programs and activities, the user agrees that the user will support CAMH’s goals of civility and privacy. Postings must be appropriate. If any posting demonstrates the following, it will be deleted by the moderator:
- Mention of a patient by name or other identifier
- Crude or salacious language
- Discrimination on any basis, including race, creed, colour, sex, country of origin, etc.
Repeatedly posting objectionable material is grounds for revocation of access to this website or any part of it.
Views Expressed are Those of Users
The Problem Gambling Portal may provide various collaboration and communication forums for its member users. The purpose of these forums is to create and sustain an online community that is dedicated to providing an opportunity for member users to exchange ideas, provide information, and facilitate general dialogue and opinions. As such, the content appearing in a Problem Gambling Portal Discussion Board does not necessarily reflect the views of CAMH, and CAMH does not assume responsibility or liability for the materials found on a Problem Gambling Portal collaboration and communication forums, nor for any claims, damages or losses resulting from any use of this service or the materials contained therein.
Abusive Expressions or Inadvertent Disclosure by Others
CAMH is not responsible for the content of any postings by its member users within collaboration and communication forums. The user specifically acknowledges that CAMH is not liable for the defamatory, negligent, inaccurate, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user.
Links from the Problem Gambling Portal webpages on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from CAMH. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites.
The Site and Its Online Community Do Not Provide Medical Advice
The contents of the Problem Gambling Portal website, including postings, messages, text, graphics, images, and other material contained on the Portal website’s collaboration and communication forums ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The user should always seek the advice of their physician or other qualified health provider with any questions the user may have regarding a medical condition. The user should never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something the user has read on the Problem Gambling Portal website, including its collaboration and communication forums.
Collaboration and Communication Forums Information that CAMH May Log
The Problem Gambling Portal website may provide various collaboration and communication forums for its users, including discussion boards, chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups. Any information that is disclosed in these areas may become public information and the user should therefore exercise caution when deciding to disclose the user’s personal information in such places. Be aware that the information that the user contributes to collaboration and communication forums, such as discussion board postings and chat sessions, may be logged.
Server Log Information that CAMH Gathers
CAMH web servers generate logs that may contain information about computers or devices used to access the Portal website or about general activity on the Portal website, such as the following:
- Internet address of computer or device
- Type of browser or other client application used
- The operating system of the computer or device
- Web pages requested
- Referring Web pages
- Time spent on the site
Many CAMH Web server administrators produce summary reports from these logs and share that information with Portal website content managers. Portal website content managers typically use this information in aggregate to understand what pages are popular, how users are navigating to and within their site, and when their sites are used most frequently. While CAMH strongly discourages the inclusion in server logs of information that could identify individuals, the user should be aware that such information inadvertently may be captured.
Cookies and Login Security
Cookies are small pieces of data stored by a Web browser on a user’s computer. Cookies are often used to retain information about preferences and pages a user has visited. For example, when a user visits some sites on the Web, one might see a “Welcome Back” message. The first time one visited the site a cookie was probably stored on the user’s computer; when the user returns, the cookie is read again. One can refuse to accept cookies, one can disable cookies, and one can remove cookies from one’s hard drive. Cookies are used so the user will not have to repeatedly enter user names and passwords should the user go to different parts of the Portal website.
Continuity of Provision of Data
As a result of the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, pages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of the Portal website is at the user’s sole risk. CAMH does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published on this website or web server could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. CAMH and/or its respective units and programs may make improvements and/or changes in the information and/or programs described herein at any time.
CAMH Standard License Agreement Terms for Problem Gambling Website
The CAMH Standard License Agreement Terms for Problem Gambling Website found at [http://www.problemgambling.ca/EN/ProblemGambling/Pages/CAMHStandardLicenseAgreement.aspx] are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement.
By accepting these conditions, you agree to assume liability for your actions on the site; you will indemnify CAMH for any and all claims arising from its operation of the site; you will abide by all policies for the site, as well as all applicable provincial and federal laws; you will limit CAMH’s liability by agreeing that CAMH will not be responsible for any level of service, but, rather will provide service on an “as is” basis; and you will provide that either party in its sole discretion may terminate this Agreement without prior notice.
If you do not agree to accept these conditions, you may close this window now and thereby stop the request process immediately.