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Terms and Conditions

This website provides an online information service and community social networking tools (e.g. discussion forums) for educational purposes. It is provided by the Division of e-Learning Innovation, within the Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Canada. All users of machealth public community tools (e.g. discussion forums) must act in accordance with all privacy legislation pertaining to personal health information. machealth public and its affiliates will not be responsible for any action by any user that is not in accordance with privacy of personal health information legislation.
By accepting these Terms and Conditions you agree to act in accordance with all, as stated. It is your responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions periodically for any amendments or deletions.
Privacy Policy

Your registration with enables us to meet accreditation and credentialing standards for continuing health education, and enables you to save your progress and a record of learning activities. It also enables you to participate in certain social networking online 'groups' on the site, some of which have public membership, and some of which are private 'members-only' groups. We will not share personal information gathered on this web site with any other parties. It is our intention to protect against improper use of your personal information. Accordingly, the Division of e-Learning Innovation has provided safeguards for the protection and storage of the personal information you have provided. Access to your registration information is limited exclusively to people required to process your registration. Accrediting bodies such as McMaster University's Continuing Health Sciences Education office, the OCFP, the CCFP, or Royal College, may require some of your personal information (such as address or specialty) for accreditation purposes.
The information gathered during your activities on machealth public may be grouped with other people's information so that we can make decisions about how to improve machealth public for other users. Your information may be used for research purposes, e.g. used in validating the effectiveness of a learning program, and under all circumstances will remain anonymous.

Unless otherwise noted, all materials on this site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images, multimedia, video, audio, graphic design elements, layout, instructional design, instructional elements or tools, are exclusively licensed for use by the Division of e-Learning Innovation and/or various partners/contributors to the machealth public site and are protected in accordance with copyright and intellectual property legislation. Except where stated otherwise, you are not to reproduce in any way any element of this site. You may download and print a single copy of portions of any content on a single computer for non-commercial purposes only.
If you wish to build a hyperlink to this website, you may proceed only with expressed consent of the Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University.
The content on this web site has been provided by the Division of e-Learning Innovation and/or its various affiliates for educational purposes and is not to be regarded as medical advice. Though great care has gone into ensuring the accuracy and currency of all content, McMaster University and/or its partners, cannot guarantee the accuracy, currency, or adequacy of the information. Accordingly, the Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University, and its partners/affiliates will not be liable, under any circumstances, for the consequences of any incorrect information, opinion, or statement. Users of this site are not to accept any information as medical advice and do so at their own risk.

If you have any questions regarding the Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy you may direct them to:

Dr. Anthony Levinson

Director, Division of e-Learning Innovation and machealth
John R Evans Chair in Health Sciences Educational Research and Instructional Development
Associate Professor, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8

Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 26525