CAMAP Forum Access Agreement
*Updated November 2021
As a condition of access to and participation in the Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers (“CAMAP”) Forum (“Forum”), CAMAP requires members to accept and adhere to the terms of the following Forum Access Agreement (“Agreement”). For the purposes of this Agreement, “members” include members of CAMAP and all others who access and/or participate in the Forum.
PLEASE READ THIS FORUM ACCESS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE CAMAP FORUM. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE CAMAP FORUM, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT IN THEIR ENTIRETY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCLUDED IN THIS AGREEMENT, THEN YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE CAMAP FORUM AND MUST EXIT IMMEDIATELY.
CAMAP makes the Forum available to interested members for the purpose of providing an exchange of information relating to topics about the practice of medical assistance in dying (“MAiD”), patients and families facing grievous and irremediable medical conditions, and the healthcare and other professionals that care for such patients and families.
CAMAP will deny access to the Forum to any member who has not agreed to the terms of this Agreement and reserves the right to terminate access to any member who does not abide by the rules and terms contained herein.
The CAMAP Forum is intended to be a closed forum to be used solely by a community of professionals with common concerns and to provide these professionals with a means to seek guidance from each other. To meet this purpose, the Forum encourages a frank and free-flowing exchange of both facts and opinions. Any posted information must be related to the purposes of the Forum. Forum members shall not cause a copy of a Forum submission or posting, or the information contained therein, to be disseminated to any other person, nor shall they cause the contents of a submission or posting to be attributed to its author except in discussions with other CAMAP Forum members who are subject to this Agreement.
CAMAP believes that anonymous postings are neither necessary for the purposes of the Forum nor consistent with the professional level of dialogue expected. Therefore, the member’s name will be posted with any and all postings.
Members agree to have their personal information, such as their name and email address, collected by CAMAP. Members from outside of Canada agree to have their personal information transferred and stored outside of their jurisdiction for use by CAMAP for the purpose of administration of the Forum.
CAMAP reserves the right to monitor, moderate, and administer the Forum and, in its sole discretion, decline to post and/or remove messages or materials that it believes do not comply with the terms of this Agreement or are not in the best interests of CAMAP. CAMAP also reserves the right to disallow the use of any particular screen name or e-mail address, or to terminate any member’s posting privileges at any time.
Forum Conduct & Privacy
Members should exercise common sense, civility, and courtesy in submitting comments or materials for posting on the Forum. Inappropriate submissions will include, for example, comments or materials that:
- make false or defamatory statements about others;
- are obscene, vulgar, abusive, patently offensive, or hateful;
- can be reasonably perceived as threatening;
- harass or discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, or other protected factors;
- contain advertising or spam;
- are off-topic; or
- are invasive of the privacy rights of others (e.g., by including addresses, telephone numbers, or other personal information about third persons without their consent).
Anyone who believes that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to immediately notify the CAMAP Forum Administrator (see below).
Members must comply at all times with the applicable standards for privacy of individually identifiable health information and other electronic or digital information security rules established by the federal government, provinces, and other regulators, including applicable foreign laws for members who access the Forum from outside of Canada. Although this Forum is intended to be closed (see above), information posted to the Forum is not treated as confidential and, therefore, should not identify any patient or other third party by name or other identifying features, characteristics, or any other individually identifiable patient health information. Since information posted to the Forum may be downloaded, reproduced, and disseminated without the knowledge of the senders, members must use extreme care when submitting or posting information.
Members who post files, articles, or other documents must ensure that they do not violate any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual or proprietary rights. This may be accomplished, for example, by obtaining the express consent of the owner of the rights. Unless expressly provided otherwise, members represent that any and all material provided to CAMAP for the Forum may be published, displayed, copied, downloaded, transmitted, or modified by CAMAP or any Forum members within the terms of this Agreement.
Members are prohibited from using the Forum for illegal purposes or in any manner that violates CAMAP’s constitution, bylaws, purposes, or any other policies, procedures, rules, or regulations of CAMAP.
Members are prohibited from posting commercial messages advertising or selling goods or services.
Members must respect the security of the Forum and may not attempt to gain access to areas private to CAMAP or other members. A member may not upload, post, or transmit any material containing software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt or limit the functionality of CAMAP’s website, forum hosting software, equipment, or other connected software and/or hardware. Members may not attempt to decompile, reverse engineer, modify, or hack the hosting software to defeat or overcome any encryption or digital rights management technology implemented by CAMAP, or to harm, disable, overburden, misuse, or interfere with any other party’s use of the Forum or CAMAP website, servers, networks, or systems.
Any views expressed on the Forum are those of individual members. They do not and should not be construed as representing the views of CAMAP. CAMAP makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information posted to the Forum, whether posted by CAMAP or any third party, and CAMAP assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use or misuse of such information for any purpose.
The information, opinions, and recommendations presented within the Forum are for general information only. Such information should not be considered professional advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified professional.
Postings on the Forum are provided for informational purposes only to facilitate discussion on a given topic. Use of the Forum and reliance on any information therein is at the risk of individual members.
All members understand that the Forum is intended to provide information, opinions, and recommendations in a Canadian context. Members from outside of Canada must take particular care not to rely on the Forum’s Canadian content in relation to any non-Canadian circumstances.
Postings on the Forum are not:
- recommendations or endorsements of a course of treatment for a particular patient;
- professional opinions or advice;
- legal opinions or advice; or
- practice guidelines or other policies intended to supplant a clinician’s judgment with respect to particular patients or clinical situations.
Unless specifically stated otherwise, CAMAP does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, product, process, service, or organization presented or mentioned on the Forum, and information from the Forum should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement.
The site and the content are provided “as is” and “as available”. CAMAP expressly disclaims all warranties, including any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. CAMAP makes no warranty that the Forum, or any computer, server, device, software, or other technology associated with the Forum, is free of viruses, worms, or other elements or codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.
Each member having access to the Forum shall indemnify and hold CAMAP harmless from and against any and all liability, claims, damages, losses, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to their acts or omissions or to materials or information they transmit in connection with the use of the Forum.
While CAMAP has a policy to resist any disclosure of Forum communications to those who are not Forum members, CAMAP cannot assure Forum members that their communication can be protected from disclosure compelled by a subpoena or other legal process. A member subject to legal process seeking disclosure of Forum communications will promptly notify the CAMAP Forum Administrator of the communications being subpoenaed. The CAMAP Forum Administrator will notify any Forum members who have submitted postings that may be disclosed. CAMAP and/or the members involved may assert whatever privacy, privilege, or other rights they have to nondisclosure. CAMAP and the member or members involved in the legal action may disclose the submissions to their legal counsel to receive legal advice or representation, if necessary, without violating the terms of this Agreement, provided that such disclosure will be maintained by the member and their counsel as privileged lawyer-client communications to the extent permitted by law.
Applicable Laws and Forum
CAMAP is incorporated as a non-profit society in the Province of British Columbia. This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the Province of British Columbia. In addition, in the event of legal proceedings under this Agreement, members consent to be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of British Columbia.
CAMAP reserves the right to modify the rules and terms of this Agreement from time-to-time in the best interests of CAMAP, provided all members are notified prior to any such change.
Complaints and Inquires
Any Forum member who has a complaint or inquiry regarding the CAMAP Forum or a posting on the Forum should contact the CAMAP Forum Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.