Website Disclaimer and Terms of Use

Terms of use

The information on this website is provided for information and education purposes only. It is not intended and does not constitute healthcare or medical advice. The information is not intended to be and must not be used for diagnosis, is general in nature and not specific to you, nor should any decision regarding treatment and/or medication be based on any of the information on this site.

Any decision concerning your health, treatment and/or medication should be made in consultation with a qualified healthcare professional. If you have, or suspect you have, a health problem you should contact your healthcare professional immediately. Before participating in or commencing any nutritional or health program you should consult with your treating healthcare team or physician.

Although we carefully review our content, we cannot guarantee nor take responsibility for the medical accuracy of documents we publish, nor can we assume any liability for the content of Web sites linked to this site.


Unless otherwise noted, all content on this web site is copyright protected. All images, names and logos remain the property of Northern Health and require written permission for use.

Northern Health grants you a limited license to display on your computer, print, download and use the information contained in this site for your own personal, non-commercial or educational purposes only, provided that:

  • You do not modify the information; and
  • All copyright and other proprietary notices are retained.

No other use of the information is permitted. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not:

Use any of the information for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);

  • Include any of the information or reference thereto in or with any information, product or service that you create, distribute or provide;
  • Copy or transfer any of the information onto your own web site or any other web site or server.

Warranty disclaimer

Any information on this Site represents the opinions of the authors and not of Northern Health. Northern Health does not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the information on the Site or of any products or services referenced on the Site. Northern Health assumes no obligation to update the information or advise on further developments concerning topics mentioned. The information may be changed from time to time without notice.

Northern Health disclaims all warranties, representations and conditions regarding use of the Site or the information, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, whether expressed or implied, or arising from a course of dealing, usage or trade practice.

Limitation of Liabilities

Northern Health, its affiliated physicians, employees, directors, agents and any other parties involved in the creation, production or delivery of the Site, including the provision of the information, disclaim any responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs or obligations including any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages whatsoever and howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with the use or misuse of the Site or the information whether such damages arise in contract, tort, negligence, equity or statute law.

Related/External Links

This site may provide links to other Internet sites only for the convenience of readers. Northern Health is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites and cannot guarantee that the information is current or accurate. This information is provided as a public service.

Readers should verify information before acting on it. Northern Health does not endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at any other Internet sites. Northern Health does not assume and is not responsible for any liability whatsoever arising from the linking to any linked website, the operation or content (including the right to display such information) of any linked website, or for any of the information, interpretation, comments or opinions expressed in any linked website. Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites are to be directed to the organization operating the website.


Northern Health pledges to always respect the privacy and anonymity of its users, including survey participants. Collection, use, disclosure and retention of personal information must comply with the provisions of the BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

We do not require users to register at our site. Information may be requested for candidates applying on-line for employment with Northern Health.

The information including names, email addresses or any other contact information, personal or medical data provided to us voluntarily by our visitors in their communications with us is securely stored and not shared with any third party.

Web browsers, such as Internet Explorer and FireFox offer a significant amount of data to websites they visit. Most web servers, including Northern Health, log that data for a period of time.

We do not use any of that information to identify specific users. Information is used to identify trends in usage, times, browser use for compatibility testing and error checking.


Information sent to our website over the Internet is not secure. Therefore, if a user visits the Contacts page or other e-mail addresses published on the site, to send an e-mail, the information provided may be intercepted as it travels to our website. We will not be responsible for any damages suffered by individuals as a result of the transmission and information that is sent to us or for any errors or changes made to the transmitted information.

If you have any questions about this statement, please feel free to contact us.

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