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The following information was developed in consultation with current website policies for the Department of Justice Canada, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, the Provincial Government of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, BC Health Guide, the University of Teesside and Simon Fraser University.

Copyright Statement [top]
All artworks (photos and graphics), documents (including but not limited to working papers, reports, briefing notes, media releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, text on webpages), presentations and other materials within the www.sfu.ca/act4hlth/ domain belong to the creator(s), as stipulated by the Canadian Copyright Act, Canadian laws, Simon Fraser University's Intellectual Property policy, regulations, and international agreements. If authorship is not specified, assume the copyright belongs to the ACTION for Health project.

In the context of this policy, all of the below actions constitute a means of reproducing content from the ACTION for Health website, as per the nature of the internet and digital technology:

  • Printing any materials from the website onto paper
  • Visiting the website using a web browser (online or offline)
  • Opening any file (other than webpages) accessible from the ACTION for Health website, without downloading the file onto a computer before viewing - technically-speaking, the file is actually temporarily stored in the Temporary Internet Files (or equivalent) folder to enable viewing
  • Downloading any material from the website to a computer, storing the data in a directory other than the Temporary Internet Files (or equivalent) folder to enable retrieval at the later date
  • Copying and pasting materials from the website into other computer programs such as Word, Word Perfect, a HTML editor or a graphics editor

    Reproduction Policy [top]
    Non-Commercial Reproduction/Personal Use
    Disseminating our research findings beyond the academic community is a priority of the project. Materials found on the ACTION for Health website may be reproduced (see above for definition) for personal and public, non-commercial consumption, without charge or further permission from the ACTION for Health project. We ask only that:

    • The material be reproduced in its entirety - except when quoting passages from the website, which demands that credit be given to the website and creator(s). Do not modify or alter the content in any way - this includes copying and pasting the contents from the ACTION for Health website into another piece of software like Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop.
    • Proper credit be given to the creator(s) where appropriate (in the bibliography, list of references, as a citation etc.)
    • Due diligence be exercised in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced
    • The ACTION for Health website be identified as the source
    • The reproduction not be represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with or with endorsement by ACTION for Health.

Commercial Reproduction
Without the express written consent from the ACTION for Health Project Co-ordinator and creator(s) of the material(s) in question, no content from this website may be reproduced, in part or in whole, for commercial purposes.

Incomplete Reproduction of Materials
Please request, in writing, for permission from the Project Co-ordinator to reproduce portions of any material available on this website for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. The Project Co-ordinator reserves the right to deny your request if the purpose of the reproduction conflicts with the values of the project.

Third-Party Materials
Some of the materials (images, documents) found on the ACTION for Health website have been provided by external sources. As such, these pieces are subject to copyrights held by organizations other than ACTION for Health. Users wishing to rely on works produced by external sources should contact the source of the materials directly.

Contact Kelly, our Project Co-ordinator, for Copyright-related enquiries by email, with "RE: Copyright" as the subject line.

Privacy Statement
We are committed to providing our visitors with a website that respects their privacy. The following summarizes the ACTION for Health website privacy policy and practices.

  • We do not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, e-mail or address. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via email.
  • Any personal information you do provide is protected under the Canadian Privacy Act. This means that, at the point of collection, you will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected and that you have a right of access to the information.
  • Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except project staff who requires the information, e.g., to respond to a request.
  • This website uses temporary "cookies" to record the IP addresses of users who visit the ACTION for Health site; however, the technology makes no attempt to identify or collect individual users' behaviour on the site. The log containing the IP addresses of visitors is only available to SFU Academic Computing Services staff (whose servers host this website), while aggregate information is available to the ACTION for Health Webmaster. Essentially, the data is collected to help SFU ACS staff to:
    • Understand how the SFU domain is being used or accessed
    • Monitor the demand placed on servers and other equipment
    • Collect evidence of technical vulnerability
    • Assess the damages done if a user attacks the SFU domain

Questions or comments regarding our website privacy practices and policy should be directed to Kelly, our Privacy Officer, by email, with "RE: Web Privacy" as subject line.

If you have further concerns and or questions related to the collection of IP addresses by SFU ACS, please contact SFU Academic Computing Services directly.


Note: The ACTION for Health website privacy policy is derived from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website's Privacy Statement; CIPO is a Special Operating Agency of Industry Canada.



Legal Disclaimer
Health Information on Website
ACTION for Health undertakes reasonable efforts to provide accurate and current information on its website, but assumes no responsibility for omissions and inaccuracy of website materials. The mention of specific products or services on this website does not constitute or imply a recommendation or endorsement by the project, unless explicitly stated.

The views and opinions of the authors of web content (including but not limited to papers, reports, presentations and other materials accessible through the website) do not necessarily reflect those of our project funders (SSHRC of Canada, VCHRI and SFU), community (e.g., Vancouver Public Library) or institutional partners (e.g., Dalhousie University).

ACTION for Health assumes no responsibility or liability for any claims of direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages based on any use of this website and or other website to which this site is linked.

If you have specific questions or health concerns, please consult a physician.

Links to other Websites
Links to websites not under the control of the ACTION for Health project are provided solely for the convenience of users. By providing these links, ACTION for Health is neither endorsing the websites, nor is it responsible for the privacy practices, functioning or the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content. Users wishing to rely on information provided by these websites should consult directly with the source of the content.

Please review the Terms & Conditions for SFU website for further details.



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