Terms of Service & Disclaimer

These Terms of Service and conditions are important, so read them carefully and completely. Be aware that if you browse or otherwise use drjanicestuart.com you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service and also the terms of the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions then please do not access or use my site.

Please note that these Terms of Service may be updated from time to time without prior notice. You can find the most recent version by clicking the link ‘T.O.S.’ at the bottom of each page of drjanicestuart.com.

Editorial Content

I created this site to provide a platform to communicate with others about therapy-related matters, and about my clinical practice. It is intended for your personal and non-commercial use only. The information provided is for personal education, edification, information and entertainment. I intend to provide qualiy general mental health information and information related to how people experience and deal with mental health struggles.

My primary goal with drjanicestuart.com is to provide users with relevant, quality information and content. I respect the intelligence of my readers and believe that with the appropriate tools and resources they can make informed decisions in their best interests.

I make every reasonable effort to ensure that all posted information is accurate at the time of posting, but I do not guarantee its reliability or accuracy. Please note that many ideas and suggestions on this site are derivations, interpretations or conjecture based on research, or just hypotheses based on what researchers have discovered so far, so not all content on the site has evidenced-based to the same degree. However, I’ll reference research studies whenever I feel it’s advisable.

No professional advice

This site does not offer online psychotherapy or psychological services. It is not intended as a substitute for face-to-face professional psychological advice or therapy.

Any products or programs that may be offered are intended for educational use only. Do not substitute any products or programs that you may access here for any planned or ongoing medical or psychological treatment you may receive from health care providers. All products/programs should never be listened to/learnt while you are driving a vehicle of any kind.

Disclaimer of warranties & liability.

The information provided on this site is on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind, express or implied. Neither I nor any employees, affiliates, information providers or content partners will be liable for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions or other defects in the information contained in drjanicestuart.com.

There are no warranties as to the results experienced from the use of the information on this website. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information and results from tools provided, preferably in conjunction with your mental health provider(s).

If you are a mental health professional you must exercise your professional judgment in evaluating any information contained herein, especially before undertaking any treatment based upon it.

I will not be responsible for any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, computer virus, line failure, theft or unauthorized access to or alteration of the site.

Obligation of users to check credentials.

The term “mental health professional” includes psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, nurse practitioners and social workers, but is not limited to these professions. I do not endorse any mental health professional mentioned or listed on the site and will not be liable for damages to anyone as a result of using the services of any such mental health professional accessed through drjanicestuart.com.

Use site information at your own risk.

I take reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and quality of information posted on drjanicestuart.com including random monitoring of bulletin boards and forums and screening articles, but I take no responsibility for or guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any such information or process disclosed, nor for errors and omissions.

In addition, I do not necessarily endorse, oppose or edit the opinions or recommendations posted by any contributors, professional or not. But I will always use every effort to remove content that is unlawful, hurtful, hateful, discriminatory, unkind or inconsistent with these Terms of Service.

I cannot be responsible for information or comments posted by users, nor responsible for any damages resulting from your particular use of any information on drjanicestuart.com. You agree that if you rely on such information that you do so solely at your own risk.

And even though I’m picky about the organizations I link to, I can assume no responsibility for any web sites that are linked to drjanicestuart.com, or that you visit following a link from this site.

Affiliate connection disclosure

From time to time I may be compensated in some way, shape or form if I ever recommend products or services on drjanicestuart.com. Please note that the only offers I would even think of endorsing are products that I like by people I trust. The presence or lack of financial compensation in no way affects any recommendation I might make on this site.

Copyright

All contents of drjanicestuart.com, including selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement, are subject to Canadian and international law regarding copyright and trademark protection and may not be used except as provided by these Terms of Service. Which simply means that unless and until I give my permission, explicitly or implicitly, no copying please.

All communications and materials transmitted or posted to the site, including any data, questions, comments, or suggestions, I treat as non-confidential and non-proprietary information.

I might use such communications or materials for any purpose, including reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and further posting. However I would never do that without first obtaining the consent of the user.

You hereby permit any other user to access, view, store or reproduce for personal use any material uploaded or posted to the site, and agree that drjanicestuart.com has the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material made available by the users.

Caution

Although we’re learning more and more about the brain and how it works, the interpretations and implications of those facts (i.e. the theory) are not yet set in stone. Accordingly, view them as a best-guess hypothesis based on what researchers have discovered to date. In other words, not all content on drjanicestuart.com has been researched or evidenced to the same degree although references to research studies will be cited where possible.

Links to other websites

I have not reviewed all the sites that drjanicestuart.com may link to, and am not responsible for the contents of these sites. Although I make every effort to include only those sites that reflect the same vision and spirit here, you still must visit them at your own risk.

Linking here

I will always welcome a link from your web site to ours. But you cannot link to this site if your website in any way might compromise my reputation, or is engaged in unlawful, obscene or offensive activities.

No liability for postings.

I have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and review any discussions, postings, or transmissions published on drjanicestuart.com or any related sites. I am not responsible or liable for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, profanity or inaccuracy contained in any post on the site. And I have the right in my sole discretion to edit, remove or refuse any material submitted to or posted on drjanicestuart.com.

Prohibited postings.

You may not post or transmit any material which violates or compromises the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or which contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services.

I reserve the right to refuse service or terminate site access to anyone whose conduct restricts, prohibits or inhibits another user from using or enjoying the site, or is harmful to the interests of drjanicestuart.com, its users, members, affiliates or suppliers.

Complaints

If you ever have any concern or complaint regarding any content or postings on this site please contact me, Dr. Janice Stuart at 604-724-4255 or else email me at: info@drjanicestuart.com. I promise to do my utmost to satisfy any concerns and answer any questions you might throw at me. And though it’s pretty unlikely, would you also please report any violations of these Terms of Service that you suspect.

If a complaint cannot be resolved in this manner, we’ll resolve out differences through binding arbitration in Vancouver, B.C. with all issues interpreted according to the laws of British Columbia and/or any applicable federal laws.

Privacy

You are deemed to have read and be in agreement with the terms of the separate Privacy Policy.

Contact information.

If you have any questions or comments regarding drjanicestuart.com please contact me by mail at #511A – 470 Granville Street Vancouver B.C. V6C 1V5.

DATED July 2015.

DISCLAIMER

Any information, products or services that I provide through drjanicestuart.com are for general information purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for face-to-face professional advice or a consult with a legally-certified mental health professional.

The content offered on my site should not be relied upon for diagnosis or treatment of a mental or medical condition. I let me make this very clear: please do not disregard professional advice, or delay seeking professional advice, as a result of something you have read on drjanicestuart.com. Your particular issues should always be dealt with by a mental health professional familiar with your personal circumstances.

By submitting a question to me or to another user, you understand and expressly agree that the drjanicestuart.com is not responsible for any reply or information that you do or do not receive. and that any loss, harm, or injury arising this way is your responsibility alone.

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE OR FEEL THAT YOU MAY BE A DANGER TO YOURSELF OR TO OTHERS, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CALL 911 AND NOTIFY THE POLICE OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Warning!

Please note that withdrawal from many psychiatric drugs can cause serious and even life-threatening emotional and physical reactions. In short, it may pose problems not only to start taking psychiatric drugs (i.e. side effects) but it can also be hazardous to stop taking them.

I strongly advise that anyone wishing to go off their medication do so ONLY after a thorough consultation with their physician or health care professional.

Reference: Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome by Donald S. Robinson, MD

DATED January 2014.