Website Disclaimer, Privacy, and Copyright Statements


Information published on the Pan-Canadian Palliative Care Research Collaborative (PCPCRC) website is provided for informational and educational purposes only.

This website does not provide medical advice.

Information provided on this site is not designed or intended to constitute medical advice or to be used for diagnosis. PCPCRC and/or its members shall not be liable for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs, or obligations arising from the use or misuse of the material contained in this website, whether such obligations arise in contract, negligence, equity or statute law. We do not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness, or suitability of the information provided.

This website contains links to other websites that are independently operated. Any links PCPCRC provides to other websites are provided as a service to website visitors. PCPCRC does not recommend or endorse any of the products or services on linked websites, and expressly disclaims any liability associated with such sites and/or their products or services. Links are provided for convenience and information only, and we assume no responsibility for their content or their privacy practices, nor is liability assumed for incompatibility, non-suitability, viral infection, worms, Trojan horses, or other destructive/disruptive components on or from such sites. PCPCRC does not guarantee the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or appropriateness of the information contained within linked websites, nor is it liable for the products and services sold through, by or from these sites or their proprietors.

Reference to or mention of specific products, processes or services do not constitute or imply a recommendation or endorsement by PCPCRC.


E-mail over the Internet is not a secure medium and privacy cannot be ensured. PCPCRC cannot assume any responsibility for any harm or damage you may experience or incur by sending personal or confidential information to anyone. Due to the unsecure nature of the medium NO confidential information should ever be sent using e-mail. Should you choose to provide personal information through e-mail or other means, the information will only be used for the specific purposes for which it has been provided (e.g., to respond to a specific discussion among members). Any e-mail addresses sent to us are kept confidential and are used only to reply to or send information if authorized by the e-mail account holder.

We strive to improve the access, design, and functionality of our website so that you are able to find the information you are seeking easily and quickly. In order to do this, we need to determine what information visitors access most frequently, and we may do this by tracking statistics such as IP address, browser type, domain name, access times and referring website addresses. These statistics are used to improve our website and ensure that it provides an optimal Web experience for visitors. When you come onto our site, the site will check to determine which browser you are using (i.e., Internet Explorer, Chrome) so that you are provided with the proper style sheet for that browser so that you may best view our site. We do not link server log information to any other data in a way that would enable us to identify individual visitors. Information collected through this website is not shared or sold with any third-party.

Some information may be automatically collected by our website through the use of cookies. The cookies help us recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s access to the site and allow us to track usage behaviour that will lead to content improvements. PCPCRC uses cookies only for the above-mentioned purposes and will not use them to identify users. PCPCRC does not sell, give, or disclose information gathered on its website to any third-party.

Copyright and Use of Content

This website is protected under the copyright laws of Canada and other countries.

Information on the PCPCRC site is copyrighted by PCPCRC or by other contributors. As a visitor to this site, you are granted a limited license to display or print the information provided for personal, non-commercial use only, provided the information is not modified and all copyright and other proprietary notices are retained. None of the information may be otherwise reproduced, republished, or re-disseminated in any manner or form without the prior express written permission of an authorized representative of PCPCRC. PCPCRC owns the intellectual property rights in the underlying HTML, text, and other content that it makes available to you on its website or has obtained the permission of the owner of the intellectual property of such content to use the content on its website. PCPCRC website shall not be reproduced without the consent of the authors.

PCPCRC does not warrant the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information or services made available on this website. Such information and services are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. The PCPCRC website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. The display of trademarks, tradenames, or service marks on this website does not convey or create any license or privilege of any kind. Unauthorized use or exploitation of such marks and names is strictly prohibited.

PCPCRC uses its best efforts but is not responsible for the results of any search results that reference sites and information located worldwide throughout the Internet. Because some of the content on the Internet consists of material that is adult-oriented or otherwise objectionable to some people, the results of your use of PCPCRC tool may automatically and unintentionally generate links or references to objectionable material. PCPCRC can make no claim that such surprises will not occur. Computerized search technology does not give you search results limited to only the websites that you were seeking. There may be extraneous referenced results as well.

We will revise this statement as needed.

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