Terms of Use Agreement

The content presented on the IBD Clinic website is accurate and current to the best of our knowledge, however we accept no legal responsibility for either errors or omissions. The information presented is intended to educate and improve awareness and knowledge of IBD. The website content is not intended to replace or supersede the information provided to you by your physician. Please refer to this website when discussing IBD with your health care provider.

The IBD Clinic website allows the public to ask specific questions concerning IBD. Please be aware that not all questions posed can be answered in this online setting. By submitting a question, you are giving the IBD Clinic website authority to contact you in response to your question as well as to present your question and answer online. The question may be rephrased to appeal to a more general audience and/or to remove any personal identifiers.

The IBD Clinic website provides access to online information for the public. Patients at the IBD Clinic and health care practitioners associated with the IBD Clinic can access additional information once they register for an account. Eligibility is based upon a review of your association with the Clinic and is at the discretion of the Clinic. The Clinic may terminate your access to the restricted content at any time at its discretion. The registrant must decide if he or she wishes to share this information to gain access to the additional material on the website.

The IBD Clinic will take every effort to protect the security and confidentiality of your information. However because of risks associated with online communication, we cannot absolutely guarantee confidentiality during this exchange. As the IBD Clinic is a joint venture with the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, all personal information collected will be done so in accordance with the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the “FOIPP Act”).

Personal information collected for the purpose of creating an online account and accessing additional content within the website, the information may also be used for any or all of the following activities:

  • Evaluating and improving the quality of services and resources on the IBD Clinic site and for research purposes pertaining to these topics conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta. Data used for this purpose will be used in an aggregated format and de-identified.
  • Maintaining communications with you, including responding to any inquiries that you may have
  • Fulfilling any official requirements (e.g., legal, regulatory, processing, or security) that entails disclosing your personal information
  • Informing you of new features, content, or events that we believe you may be interested in.

Permitted Use

As a user of the Website you may view, copy, print and use (collectively, “use”) documents or other materials (“Documents”) on the Website and you agree that you will observe and comply with any notice or restriction on or accompanying any particular Document(s) you wish to obtain from or through the Website.

Restrictions and Prohibited Uses

You agree that you will not use the Website for any improper, fraudulent, illegal or malicious purpose, including, without limitation, to impair use of the Website by others. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and you agree to not modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Website.

As a user you are responsible for maintaining the integrity of your username and password. Your username and password are for your use only. You should not let anyone else use your username and password and you cannot transfer your account to anyone else. You are responsible for keeping your password private and confidential. If anyone logs into the Website using your username and password, you will be responsible for all entries and communications made using your account. 

Intellectual Property

The Documents found on the Website are protected under copyright laws of Canada and other countries. You agree to ensure that any copyright notice along with any other notices and disclaimers appearing on these Documents are reproduced and retained on all copies in the same form and manner as on the original and that proper credit is given to the creator(s) and source of the Documents.

The trade names, trade-marks and official marks owned by the IBD Clinic and its affiliates, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service without the express prior written consent of the IBD Clinic.

Third Party Website Hyperlinks

The Website may contain links to third party websites or applications. These links have been provided solely as a convenience for you. The IBD Clinic does not monitor or investigate such websites and we are not responsible for the content or practices of such websites. If you decide to access these third party websites and applications, you do so at your own risk.

Further, because the IBD Clinic does not have any control over such websites or applications, you acknowledge and agree that the IBD Clinic is not responsible for the availability of such external websites and/or resources. You further agree that in accessing such websites you are subject to whatever terms are required by that third party, and the IBD Clinic is not responsible for any failure by the third party to make you aware of such terms, or for your failure to be aware of such terms.