Terms of Use



Introduction. This agreement (”Agreement“) between You and the BC Psychological Association (”BCPA“) consists of the BC Psychological Association’s Website’s (the “the Website“) Terms of Use (”Terms“). “You“, “Reader” or “Commenter” means any entity identified by its comments, e-mail, registration information or IP address. If You use this Website on behalf of your employer, organization or company, they shall also be bound by the terms of this Agreement.

Privacy (Comments). When You leave a comment, BCPA is automatically notified and receives IP, WHOIS, and e-mail information pertaining to the Commenter. This information is not stored by BCPA for other purposes than to moderate comments. This information is not being sold or used for other purposes. If you have concerns with the way this information is used, please contact BCPA directly to arrange for complete removal of this information. Removal of all personal information will result in the removal of any content the Commenter might have contributed to this Website, including comments. This Website is hosted in British Columbia, Canada. Be aware that laws regarding personal information and privacy may differ from Your location. To read our complete BCPA privacy policy, please visit this page.

Website content. All the contents of the Website, including comments, constitute the opinion of the author, and author alone; they do not represent the views and opinions of BCPA, BCPA’s employees, board of directors, or editors. You should never substitute information from this Website for information obtained from a Registered Psychologist or other licensed medical professional; always consult your doctor before using any prescription, drugs, or supplements; please consult your psychologist before undergoing any psychological treatments. The content of this Website is not intended to cause harm. If you have any concerns about the contents of this Website, please contact BCPA. Disagreeing with the content of the Website does not constitute sufficient grounds for you to ask BCPA to remove or modify any parts of this Website.

Copyright policy. All the text, images and other content being part of this Website is property of BCPA, unless noted otherwise. All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners. You are not allowed to reproduce, sell, and modify any part of this Website. You are welcome to link to this Website, and to discuss its contents in a respectful manner. When you quote or link to this Website, please include the Website’s name in your link. You are not authorized to use this content for personal profit. UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, MODIFICATION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING OF ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED. Whenever copyrighted material is mentioned or used, BCPA is doing so according to fair dealing practices. Use of material from this Website according to fair dealing practices requires proper acknowledgment. Simply linking back to the Website is not considered proper acknowledgment; please provide a link including BCPA’s name, the name of the page you are linking, and a permanent link (”Permalink“) to that page.

Comment policy. BCPA is not responsible for the content of any comments made by the Commenter(s). BCPA is also not responsible for knowing whether the content of your comment is breaking the law in other countries or jurisdictions. BCPA reserves the right to edit, delete, or not publish a comment if this is deemed to be potentially illegal (this includes, but it is not limited to, comments containing hateful, libelous, and defamatory content). All comments on this Website have to be written in English. Comments intending to advertise or off-topic (”SPAM“) will be deleted. BCPA also reserves the right to block Commenter(s) who have previously published offensive comments, illegal content, or SPAM.

Forbidden actions. You are not authorized to (i) use comments on this Website to advertise for products of any kind, including other Websites, (ii) to infringe the copyright and comment policy of this Website, (iii) to attack this Website using malicious software, or use this Website for data mining, (iv) to commit any illegal actions while using the Website, or against this Website, (v) to restrict access to this Website, (vi) to impede the normal functioning of this Website, and (vii) to menace BCPA with, or cause physical or financial harm to, BCPA’s employees, volunteers, editors, and directors.

Changes to the Terms. BCPA reserves the right to change these Terms at any time. You will only be notified by the Website through posts or syndicated content (RSS), NOT IN PERSON. It is Your responsibility to make sure that you agree with the new Terms, whenever changes have been announced. Changes to the Terms will be effective 48 hours after the notice has been posted on the Website. If you do not agree with the Terms, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

No Guarantee. BCPA makes no guarantee regarding the accuracy of the content of the Website. In addition, BCPA can not guarantee that the Website will be accessible at all times or during any down time (i) caused by outages to any public Internet backbones, networks or servers, (ii) caused by any failures of your equipment, systems or local access services, (iii) for previously scheduled maintenance or (iv) relating to events beyond BCPA’s control such as strikes, riots, fires, floods, explosions, war, terrorism, governmental action, labor conditions, natural or man-made disasters, or interruptions in Internet service to an area where BCPA or your servers are located. Although BCPA will try to moderate comments quickly, BCPA makes no guarantee to the Commenter that his or her comments or trackbacks will be displayed promptly, without modifications, or that they will be displayed at all, as all comments will be published at the discretion of BCPA.

No Warranty or Condition; Links. BCPA makes NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. To the extent links and external content are based on or displayed in connection with the Website, BCPA SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE DISPLAY OF SUCH LINKS AND SEARCH RESULTS, whether this external content is breaking the law in this or other jurisdictions. YOU AGREE TO USE THE WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK, and that You will not consider the Website’s content to be a suitable substitute for professional advice.

Limitations of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL BCPA BE LIABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. Each party acknowledges that the other party has entered into this Agreement relying on the limitations of liability stated herein and that those limitations are an essential part of the Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, BCPA shall not have any liability for any failure or delay resulting from any condition beyond the reasonable control of BCPA, including but not limited to governmental action, labor conditions, power failures, natural or man-made disasters. BCPA is not liable for the content of any comments the Commenter might leave on this Website (see comment policy).

Obligation to Indemnify. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold BCPA, its employees, directors, and applicable third parties (collectively “Indemnified Person(s)“) harmless from and against any and all third party claims, liability, loss, and expense (including damage awards, settlement amounts, and reasonable legal fees, brought against any Indemnified Person(s), arising out of, related to or which may arise from Your use of the Website and/or Your breach of any term of this Agreement. In Québec, this will include judicial and extra-judicial costs and fees; elsewhere in Canada, legal fees on a solicitor and its own client basis.

Applicable Laws; Venue. BCPA operates the Website from British Columbia, Canada, and makes no representations that materials in the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Any claim related to the use of the Website or to the Website materials shall be governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia. Any action related to the access, use, content, or existence of this Website shall be filed only in the appropriate court located within British Columbia. The use of this Website constitutes Your express permission and consent to the jurisdiction of the provincial and/or federal courts of the Province of British Columbia for purposes of such actions.

Legal notices and Contact information. If You are intending to carry out legal action of any kind against the Website or BCPA, you are required to contact BCPA SEVEN BUSINESS DAYS before any legal claim is made. Please remember that BCPA means to DO NO HARM to You or anyone else through this Website. If You feel that your rights have been infringed, please contact BCPA, and allow seven business days for the reply to be received. BCPA will do whatever possible to address Your concerns.