Removing the barriers to care
 

This website is owned and operated by STRONGEST FAMILIES INSTITUTE, a not-for-profit corporation continued under the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, whose registered office is at 267 Cobequid Road, Suite 200, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada (hereinafter "SFI").

General

By accessing or using this Website, you are agreeing to these Terms of Use. Please read them carefully. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, you may not access or use this Website.

For the purposes of these Terms of Use, "this Website" means all the web pages related to the https://strongestfamilies.com site, excluding any links to third party sites.

SFI Programs

This Website may allow some users to access functions, capabilities and information associated with certain educational programs created by SFI to assist persons to manage mild to moderate mental health disorders, to learn certain skills or to learn other specialized information (each a “Program”).

Disclaimers

SFI PROGRAMS ARE NOT INTENDED TO ADDRESS COMPLEX OR SEVERE MENTAL HEALTH OR OTHER PROBLEMS OR TO ASSIST PERSONS WHO ARE AT RISK OF IMMINENT HARM.

IF YOU SUFFER FROM A COMPLEX OR SEVERE CONDITION OR ARE AT RISK OF HARM, YOU SHOULD SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SUCH AS A FAMILY PHYSICIAN, PSYCHIATRIST OR PSYCHOLOGIST.

IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, INCLUDING THOUGHTS OF SUIDCIDE OR SELF-HARM, YOU SHOULD CALL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM.

SFI does not warrant or make any representations as to the security of this Website nor does it warrant that this Website will work uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that this Website is free from viruses or other harmful elements. Neither SFI nor any of its agents or subcontractors shall be liable for any damages either direct, indirect, special, consequential, punitive or other damages (including but not limited to financial losses, loss of data, loss of profits, loss of business, and business interruption) arising out of the use of or inability to use this Website or the content, information or advice provided thereon, including any damage to or any virus that may infect your computer equipment.

You indemnify SFI against damages or claims otherwise resulting from your use of this Website including, without limitation, your use of any Communications Services (as defined below) and your provision of any links to this Website.

Passwords and Account Security

If you have been authorized by SFI to use this Website to access a Program, you will access your account using a password. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords associated with any account you use to access or use this Website and that you will be solely responsible to SFI for all activities that occur under your account. If you allow others to access this Website through your account and password, you will indemnify SFI and its affiliates against any liability or costs arising from claims by other people based on their access and use of your account.

In the event you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or your account, you shall notify SFI immediately.

You agree not to access any Program through other means except through the interface provided by SFI.

Communications

This Website may, from time to time, include certain functions or capabilities that permit you to communicate with SFI or with others (“Communications Services”). You are prohibited from using any Communications Services for posting, sending or receiving messages which are inappropriate or unrelated to the purpose of the Communication Service. SFI is not liable for any loss or damage resulting from your use of any Communication Services.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not use any Communications Service to: (i) defame, abuse, harass or threaten others; (ii) publish, post, upload or disseminate infringing, obscene or unlawful material; (iii) upload files, software or programs covered by intellectual property rights of others; (iv) upload viruses, corrupted files or programs which might damage the computers of others; (v) advertise or promote any goods or services; (vi) conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; (vii) falsify or delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations; (viii) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; (ix) harvest or collect information about others, including e-mail addresses; (x) violate any applicable laws or regulations.

SFI may review and remove any material posted, sent or received using a Communications Service at its discretion.  SFI may terminate your access to any Communication Services at any time for any reason without notice to you.

SFI may disclose any information communicated using Communications Services as required or permitted by law, legal process or government request.

Third Party Links

This Website may include links to external or third-party websites. Such external or third-party websites are accessed at your own risk and responsibility and SFI is not in any way responsible or liable for the owners or operators of these websites, for any goods or services they supply or for the content, use or availability of their websites.

Copyright and Trademarks

All information on this Website is copyrighted by us or other contributors. SFI grants you a limited licence to use (display or print) the information for personal, non-commercial use only, provided the information is not modified and all copyright and other proprietary notices are retained. You are strictly prohibited from making any other use of the information on this Website without our permission and the permission of the applicable rights' holders. None of the information on this Website may be otherwise reproduced, republished or re-disseminated in any manner or form without our prior written consent. Nothing contained in these Terms of Use grants or confers on you any right in any copyright in any of the information provided on or through this Website.

The name “STRONGEST FAMILIES INSTITUTE” and all other SFI trade names, trademarks, logos and other indicators of origin found on this Website or on any of the written materials accessible through this Website are owned by SFI (the “SFI Marks”). Nothing in these Terms of Use grants or confers on you the right to use any SFI Marks for any purpose and you agree not to display or use the SFI Marks in any way.

You may not remove, obscure or alter any trade mark notices that might be contained within this Website or as part of any written materials accessible through this Website.

Linking to this Website

If you wish to provide a hypertext or other link to this Website, you must email us with details of:

a)    the URL(s) of the web page(s) from which you are proposing to link to this Website; and/or

b)    the URL(s) of the web page(s) on this Website to which you are proposing to link

We will consider your request. It is our decision as to whether you may provide a hypertext or other link to this Website and we are under no obligation to permit you do so.

Changes to Terms of Use

SFI may change these Terms of Use from time to time. Such amended Terms of Use shall be effective upon publication on this Website. By accessing and using this Website you are accepting that you are bound by the (then) current terms of use and disclaimer. Please check these Terms of Use regularly to ensure that you are aware of all terms governing your use of this Website.

Operation, Modification and Suspension of Website

SFI may change the format and content of this Website and any Program at any time and may suspend the operation of this Website for support or maintenance work, in order to update the content or for any other reason. SFI reserves the right to terminate access to this Website and any Program at any time and without notice.

Data Protection

Personal details provided to SFI through this Website will only be used in accordance with our privacy policy. Please read this policy carefully before using this Website. By providing your personal details to us you are consenting to their use in accordance with our privacy policy.

Data Storage

You understand that SFI may establish practices and limits concerning its Services, such as the maximum number of days that information submitted through this Website will be retained, the maximum disk space allowed on SFI’s computer system respecting your account, and the maximum number of times you can access information using this Website in a given period of time. You understand and accept that SFI has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of messages or content maintained or shared using Communications Servcies or otherwise using this Website; or for the loss of information or data because of the malfunction of data servers or other events. You also should understand that SFI has the right to change these practices and limits at its own discretion, subject to applicable laws and professional standards.

General Provisions

Entire Agreement. These Terms of Use represent the entire agreement between you and SFI. It governs your use of the Website and replaces any prior agreements made between you and SFI on this matter. You may also be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you purchase or any products or services from SFI.

Applicable Law and Arbitration. Disputes with SFI arising from these Terms of Use (“Disputes”) will be governed by the laws of Nova Scotia regardless of your country of origin or where you access SFI. Any Disputes shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Act (Nova Scotia), and shall be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in English, with written reasons from the arbitrator at either party's request, and with arbitration costs and solicitor fees of both parties to be borne by the party that loses. Either party can obtain injunctive relief, orders to compel arbitration, or orders to enforce arbitral awards in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Waiver. Failure by SFI to enforce any right or provision from these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties will agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the party’s intentions as they are reflected in the provision, and the other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

Limitation of Action. You agree that regardless of any law that states the contrary, any claim or cause of action from or related to these Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after the claim or the cause of action was discovered or ought reasonably to have been discovered.

Severability. If any portion of the Terms of Use is found to be null, void, voidable or unenforceable, the portion that remains is in full force and effect.

Assignment. You shall not assign any rights or obligations under these Terms of Use. Any assignment and delegation shall be deemed ineffective. SFI may assign or delegate all rights and obligations under the Terms of Use without notice to you. We may also substitute (upon notice to you) SFI for any third party that will assume our rights and obligations under the Terms of Use.

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