Website Terms and Conditions of Use

By accessing this website (“website”) and any other websites associated with the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit (BCIRPU), and any of their pages, the user (also referred to herein as “you”) acknowledges this notice, and agrees to the terms and conditions set out below (“Terms and Conditions”). If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, immediately exit from the website and do not access any other pages.

By using this website or any part of it, you assume all risks associated with the use of this website, including any risk of relying on information or content found on this website; or risk to your computer, software, or data being damaged.

The injury prevention and safety information on this website is provided for informational and educational purposes only and is not designed or intended to constitute professional advice, whether medical, legal, or otherwise. This online resource is not a substitute for the personalized judgment and care of a trained medical professional.

The BCIRPU owns this website. All information on the website (the “Information”) is copyrighted by the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, or by other contributors. Active & Safe Central, and related words, domain names, and logos are the property of the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit. All other trademarks, product names, and company names or logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners.

Permission is granted to download the materials (information or software) on this website for non-commercial use only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

Any links provided to other sites are provided as a reference to help you identify and locate other resources that may be of interest. These links to outside sites and resources were independently developed by parties other than BCIRPU; therefore, BCIRPU does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information on or available from such sites or resources. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by BCIRPU of the site.

BCIRPU and its officers, directors, employees, agents and any other parties involved in the creation, production or delivery of the website including the provision of the Information disclaim any responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs or obligations including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages (collectively the “Damages”) whatsoever and howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with the use or misuse of the website or the Information whether such Damages arise in contract, tort, negligence, equity or statute law or by way of any other legal theory.

Site Terms of Use Modifications

BCIRPU may revise the terms of use for this website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Revisions and Errata

Information on this website is believed to be accurate and reliable; however, we do not guarantee its accuracy or reliability; therefore, reliance on any information appearing on the site is at your own risk. The Information is supplied “AS IS” and may contain technical, typographical, or other errors and should not be assumed to be error free. The information may also be changed from time to time without notice.

Governing Law

Any claim relating to the Active & Safe Central website shall be governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Your Contributions to the Website

If you submit or upload any content to the website, you agree to accept and comply with the following rules at all times. In these Terms & Conditions of Use, “content” means any blog, comment, or other user generated content.

You are wholly responsible for all content posted by you on the website. You must not post or upload any content or use the website in a way that breaches any law or infringes any organization/individuals’ rights. You agree to not post or upload any content or use the website in a way that is offensive, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing, false, misleading or unreliable.

We do not guarantee that we moderate any content posted to the website but we reserve the right to review/remove/edit any content at any time (including any blogs or comments). We also reserve our right to terminate your access to the website or any part of it.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

Maintenance of this website is provided by the BCIRPU. When you launch the Active & Safe Central website, a limited amount of information essential for the operation and security of the site is automatically collected. The collected information is used for the following purposes:

Personal information provided on the website is collected pursuant to section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c.165. BCIRPU will not disclose personal user information unless permitted by law.


Information sent to our websites over the Internet is not secure. This means that if the visitor uses an email address published on our website to send an email, the information provided may be intercepted as it travels to our websites. We will not be responsible for any damages suffered by individuals as a result of the transmission and information that is sent to us or for any errors or changes made to transmitted information.

Social Media Buttons

You might see social media buttons on this website.

Social media buttons let visitors share or bookmark web pages, and are often identifiable by a share sign or icon. This site contains buttons for: Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

In order to connect social buttons to the relevant external sites, there are scripts from those domains, which are outside of this site. Those sites could be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including this site. To be certain what information those sites collect, and how to opt out, check the respective policies of each site.

Google Analytics

This website uses IP masking within Google Analytics to anonymize personal information collected by Google. IP masking is a customization which removes the last octet of the visitor’s IP address prior to its use and storage by Google.

Website visitors who do not want to be tracked by Google Analytics can download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the website itself or to other web analytics services.

For more information visit Google Analytics.

For questions about the collection or use of your information or the content of this policy, please contact:

BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit