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This web site herein referred to as the "Site", owned and operated by His Majesty the King in Right of Alberta, as represented by The Canadian Pain Society (“CPS”). By using this Site, you, the user agree to the following terms and conditions (Terms & Conditions). If you do not agree to all of the Terms & Conditions, please discontinue your use of the Site immediately.

The Canadian Pain Society and their agents, suppliers, service providers and other representatives are all together referred to as “we” or “us” or “CPS” in this User Agreement.

The Canadian Pain Society may change the content of the Site, including all text, data, information, recordings, graphics, images, icons and any other content (collectively, the Content) at any time without notice. These Terms & Conditions may be revised by The Canadian Pain Society at any time without notice. Please review the Terms & Conditions regularly, as your continued use of the Site will constitute your agreement to any changes.

These Terms & Conditions, Copyright & Disclaimer and Membership User Agreement represent the entire agreement between every user and The Canadian Pain Society regarding use of the Site and its Content. In the event a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms & Conditions to be unenforceable, the remainder of the provisions shall be unaffected and continue in full force and effect. The failure of The Canadian Pain Society to enforce strict performance of any provision of the Terms & Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any such provision or right.

You agree that your use of the Site shall not violate any applicable local, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law. If you violate any of the Terms & Conditions, your limited license to use the Content will automatically terminate. You must immediately cease your use of the Site and destroy any copies of the Content or any portion thereof.

This Site is administered by The Canadian Pain Society, which is located in Alberta, Canada. Any matter arising out of the use of this Site shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without reference to its conflict of laws principles. You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Alberta to determine any action or proceeding arising out of or in connection with this Site.

Use of Links
This Site may contain links to websites and servers maintained by third parties over whom The Canadian Pain Society has no control. These links have been provided solely as a convenience for users of this Site and do not constitute an endorsement by The Canadian Pain Society of the content of such third party sites. The Canadian Pain Society makes no representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party websites. The Canadian Pain Society does not endorse, authorize, approve, certify, maintain, or control these external Internet addresses and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of the information located at such addresses. The Canadian Pain Society is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. The Canadian Pain Society encourages users to review the privacy policies of any linked websites before navigating any website or disclosing personal information online.



Users consent to communications from The Canadian Pain Society when these terms and conditions are acknowledged when voluntarily completing any contact form, membership form, or newsletter form on this site.  You also agree that all notices, disclosures, agreements and other communications we provide to you electronically meet the legal requirements that such communications be in writing.

Non-Commercial or Educational Reproduction
All information on this site has been posted to provide Canadians with evidence-based pain education information regarding annual memberships.

The information has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial (educational) use and except where otherwise prohibited, may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from The Canadian Pain Society. We only ask that:

  • The materials are not modified.

  • Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials.

  • The Canadian Pain Society is identified as the source of the materials.

  • The reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with or without the endorsement of The Canadian Pain Society.

Commercial Reproduction
Re-production of multiple copies of materials on the site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial distribution is prohibited, except with written permission from The Canadian Pain Society. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes, please contact

The Canadian Pain Society may terminate this agreement, including any licenses contained herein, at any time and further may terminate the user’s access to any and all portions of this website if, The Canadian Pain Society determines, in its sole discretion, that the user failed to comply with any term of these Terms of Use. Upon termination, the user must cease use of this website and destroy all materials obtained from this website, and all related documentation and all copies thereof, whether made under these Terms or otherwise, and/or take any additional or alternative reasonable steps that The Canadian Pain Society may direct in respect of the termination of the use.

Copyright & Disclaimer


Proprietary Right and Grant of Limited License
This Site and the Content are protected by copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights of The Canadian Pain Society. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms and Conditions, no portion of the Site or the Content, including without limitation trademarks, trade names and logos, may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, without prior written permission from The Canadian Pain Society or the applicable third party. Any unauthorized downloading, redistribution, retransmission, copying, modification or commercial use of the Content may be a violation of federal or other law and could result in legal action.

Subject to the preceding paragraph, The Canadian Pain Society grants to you a limited license to display, print and use the Content of this Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Such license is revocable byThe Canadian Pain Society at any time at the sole option of The Canadian Pain Society. In consideration of this limited license, you shall ensure that all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices are retained on any copy of the Site materials in the same form and manner as on the original.

Copyright of all materials on this website, including the underlying HTML, text, illustrations, designs, icons, audio clips, video clips, documents, products, software and all other content is either owned by The Canadian Pain Society has obtained a license to use the materials for the website.

The materials on the site are protected by the Copyright Act. Except as noted in Using this Site, none of the materials may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written consent of the Government of Alberta, or the original creator, where applicable.

Trademarks and Official Marks
All trademarks used and/or displayed on this website are registered or unregistered trademarks or official marks of the Government of Canada, The Canadian Pain Society and third party providers. Nothing on this website should be interpreted to grant any license to use any trademark or official mark without the express written permission of The Canadian Pain Society.

To obtain permission to use trademarks, please send a request to:

The Canadian Pain Society makes every effort to ensure that Canadians are kept up-to-date on the latest developments and tools of the Canadian Health System. In doing so, we go to great length to ensure the accuracy of the information posted. However, it must be noted that there may be instances where information is not as current as it can possibly be.

The materials on this site are provided "as is" without warranties or conditions of any kind either expressed or implied. To the fullest extent possible under applicable law, The Canadian Pain Society disclaims all warranties and conditions, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or other violation of rights. The Canadian Pain Society does not warrant or make any other representations regarding the use, accuracy, timelines, applicability, performance, security, availability or reliability of this website or any sites linked to this site, or the results from the use of this website or any sites linked to this website, or otherwise respecting the materials on this website or any sites linked to this website.

This Site Does Not Provide Professional Medical Advice
The Content of this Site is provided for general information purposes only. The Content is not intended to replace consultations with a health care professional or to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider with any medical or health questions. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Site.

Currency and Accuracy of Information
The Canadian Pain Society has used reasonable efforts to ensure the information provided on this Site is accurate when posted. However, The Canadian Pain Society does not make any representation or warranty of any kind as to the quality, accuracy, currency or completeness of the Content on this Site. The views or opinions expressed in the Content on this Site do not necessarily reflect those views or opinions of The Canadian Pain Society. The Canadian Pain Society does not endorse or recommend any products, services, techniques or procedures mentioned on this Site.

Limitation of Liability
In no event shall The Canadian Pain Society, their committee members, paying members or any supplier of Content mentioned on this Site be liable for any losses, damages, claims or expenses whatsoever including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption, resulting from the use, misuse or inability to use this Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or other legal theory, and whether or not The Canadian Pain Society, is advised of the possibility of such damages.

Absent the use of encryption, the Internet is not a secure medium and privacy cannot be ensured. Information provided to The Canadian Pain Society by virtue of this Site will be received by The Canadian Pain Society on a non-confidential basis. We recommend the use of appropriate security, antivirus and other protective software.

The Canadian Pain Society assumes no liability for the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data transmitted in connection with this Site and does not warrant that the Site is free of infection, viruses, worms, Trojan horses or codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.

User Account

In order to use the The Canadian Pain Society Account, you must agree to our terms and conditions by clicking “I Accept” and successfully complete the online registration and/or verification processes. By accepting these terms and conditions you confirm that you are at least 14 years of age. You acknowledge you have read, understand, and agree to our terms of use and to be legally bound by them. By doing so, you also agree to be bound to the terms of use, privacy policy, and copyright and disclaimer notices found on The Canadian Pain Society.

If you are an owner of an account on this website, you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your private user details (username and password). You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account or password.

We reserve all rights to terminate accounts, edit or remove content and cancel memberships in our sole discretion.

Terms & Conditions

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