Using our Website - Privacy Policy

Similar to other websites, the Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline website uses a standard technology called "cookies" and web server logs. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard drive of your computer and are used to remember your preferences. You have the ability to control cookies on your computer by setting your internet browser preferences to disallow cookies or by deleting folders containing cookies on your computer. Cookies and web server log files allows us to calculate the aggregate number of individuals visiting the Canadian TBI Guideline website and which webpages are most visited. This information helps us to improve our website and improve the user's experience. Aggregate data may be shared in publications produced by the Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline Steering Committee. Non-identifying information provided for use on the Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline Algorithm is not stored or collected.

Please note, we are not responsible for the practices or content employed by the websites linked from our website nor the information or content contained therein. Links to other websites or resources are provided on topics that may be of interest the users of the Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline website. Our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect when you use a link to another website from our website.

Terms of Use

By using our site, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use. Please review the following terms carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not use this site. The term "us" or "we" or "our" refers to the Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline, the owner of the Website. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our Website.

Acceptance of Agreement

You agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement") with respect to our site (the "Site"). This Agreement constitutes the entire and only agreement between us and you, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the Site, the content provided by or through the Site, and the subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement may be amended at any time by us from time to time without specific notice to you. The latest Agreement will be posted on the Site, and you should review this Agreement prior to using the Site.


The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, and other matters related to the Site are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of the Site, except as allowed (see Linking to the Site), is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the Site. The posting of information or materials on the Site does not constitute a waiver of any right in such information and materials. Some of the content on the site is the copyrighted work of third parties.

Intellectual Property

Any logos of Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline used in the Web Site (including but not limited to the Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline name and logo) cannot be used with prior written permission. Any other intellectual property in the Web Site, is property of the Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline.

Limited License, Permitted Uses

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to:

  1. access and use the Site strictly in accordance with this Agreement;
  2. use the Site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes; and
  3. print out discrete information from the Site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes and provided that you maintain all copyright and other policies contained therein. No print out or electronic version of any part of the Site or its contents may be used by you in any litigation or arbitration matter whatsoever under any circumstances.

Restrictions & Prohibitions on Use

Your license for access and use of the Site and any information, materials or documents (collectively defined as "Content and Materials") therein are subject to the following restrictions and prohibitions on use:

You may not

  1. copy, print (except for the express limited purpose permitted by Limited License, Permitted Uses), republish, display, distribute, transmit, sell, rent, lease, loan or otherwise make available in any form or by any means all or any portion of the Site or any Content and Materials retrieved therefrom;
  2. use the Site or any materials obtained from the Site to develop, of as a component of, any information, storage and retrieval system, database, information base, or similar resource (in any media now existing or hereafter developed), that is offered for commercial distribution of any kind, including through sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other commercial distribution mechanism;
  3. create compilations or derivative works of any Content and Materials from the Site;
  4. use any Content and Materials from the Site in any manner that may infringe any copyright, intellectual property right, proprietary right, or property right of us or any third parties;
  5. remove, change or obscure any copyright notice or other proprietary notice or terms of use contained in the Site;
  6. make any portion of the Site available through any timesharing system, service bureau, the Internet or any other technology now existing or developed in the future;
  7. remove, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any Site software or use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the Site architecture;
  8. use any automatic or manual process to harvest information from the Site;
  9. use the Site for the purpose of gathering information for or transmitting
    • unsolicited commercial email;
    • email that makes use of headers, invalid or nonexistent domain names, or other means of deceptive addressing; and
    • unsolicited telephone calls or facsimile transmissions;
  10. use the Site in a manner that violates any state or federal law regulating email, facsimile transmissions or telephone solicitations; and
  11. export or re-export the Site or any portion thereof, or any software available on or through the Site, in violation of the export control laws or regulations of Canada.

Documents & Forms

We may make available through the Site copies of the Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline, data and tools (collectively, "Documents"). All Documents are provided on a non-exclusive license basis only for your personal one-time use for non-commercial purposes, without any right to re-license, sublicense, distribute, assign or transfer such license. Documents are provided for a charge and without any representations or warranties, express or implied, as to their suitability, legal effect, completeness, accuracy, and/or appropriateness. The Documents are provided "as is", "as available", and with "all faults".

Linking to the Site

You may provide links to the Site, provided that you do not remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, advertisements, the copyright notice, or other notices on the Site, your site does not engage in illegal activities, and you discontinue providing links to the Site immediately upon request by us.

Errors, Changes & Corrections

We do not represent or warrant that the Site will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected. We do not represent or warrant that the information available on or through the Site will be correct, accurate, timely or otherwise reliable. We may make changes to the features, functionality or content of the Site at any time. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or delete any documents, information or other content appearing on the Site.

Third Party Content

Third party content may appear on the Site or may be accessible via links from the Site. We are not responsible for and assume no liability for any mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, omissions, falsehood, obscenity, or profanity in the statements, opinions, representations or any other form of content on the Site. You understand that the information and opinions in the third party content represent solely the thoughts of the author and is neither endorsed by nor does it necessarily reflect our belief.

Links to Other Websites

The Site contains links to other Web sites. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions express in such Web sites, and such Web sites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by us. Inclusion of any linked Web site on our Site does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked Web site by us. If you decide to leave our Site and access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, attorneys, and service providers, and affiliates (collectively, “Affiliated Parties”) harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney's fees, related to your violation of this Agreement or use of the Site.


Your right to use the Site is not transferable or assignable. Any password or right given to you to obtain information or documents is not transferable or assignable.


The Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline does not accept advertising on this website.


The Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline does not accept advertising on this website.

Limitation of Liability

We and any Affiliated Party shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting in any way from

  1. any errors in or omissions from the Site or any services or products obtainable therefrom,
  2. the unavailability or interruption of the Site or any features thereof,
  3. your use of the Site,
  4. the content contained on the Site, or
  5. any delay or failure in performance beyond the control of a Covered Party.

Use of Information

We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to the use and assignment of all information regarding Site uses by you and all information provided by you in any manner consistent with our Privacy Policy. All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated by you to us (collectively, a "Submission") will forever be our property. We will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential and will not be liable for any ideas (including without limitation, product, service or advertising ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in a future iteration of the Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline or Site. Without limitation, we will have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights to the Submission of every kind and nature everywhere. We will be entitled to use the Submission for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Submission. You acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever material you submit, and you, not us, have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.


Use of this website and its contents is at your own risk. The information, content and documents from or through the site are provided "as-is," "as available," with "All faults", and all warranties, express or implied, are disclaimed. The information and services may contain bugs, errors, problems or other limitations. We and our affiliated parties have no liability whatsoever for your use of any information. In particular, but not as a limitation thereof, we and our affiliated parties are not liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages. The content of these guidelines is based on the status of scientific knowledge available at the time of their finalization (2015) as well as on the opinion of the experts who participated in the development of the guidelines. Choices reflected in these guidelines do not preclude the possibility of other approaches or practices also being valid and relevant. Healthcare professionals must at all times use their clinical judgment and consider other factors such as patient preferences and resource availability in applying these recommendations. Moreover, healthcare professionals must at all times respect the legal and normative regulations of the regulatory bodies, in particular with regards to scopes of practice and restricted/protected activities, as these may differ provincially.

Legal Compliance

You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Site and the Content and Materials provided therein.