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"What's With Weed" Website Privacy Policy, Disclaimer and Sponsorship

WhatsWithWeed.ca is a Canadian educational resource developed with young people in Ontario who are both marijuana users and non-users, in partnership with drug education specialists, drug treatment counsellors and researchers with funding from Health Canada. It is not meant to replace advice from a health care professional.

Comments or questions can be sent to info@whatswithweed.ca

Your privacy is important to us.

The WhatsWithWeed.ca website provides you with customized tools and information that will help you assess and reduce problematic marijuana use. If you proceed with the assessment tools, you will be asked to provide information specific to your profile or a friend's profile. Specifically, in the tool, "Check How I compare with others" you will also be asked to provide a user name.


What kind of information is collected and why?


Assessment Tool # 1 - "Check where I'm at with weed"

For this assessment tool, only your IP address is recorded. All web servers automatically record IP Addresses. "WhatsWithWeed.ca" uses IP Addresses only to identify which country our visitors are from, and which ISP (Internet Service Provider) they're using to access our site. We will not sell or share IP Addresses. We will collect these addresses for research purposes so that aggregate data can be analyzed on the demographics of who is accessing the website (e.g. in November/06, 900 youth from Ontario accessed the website and went to the assessment page first). We do not keep individual statistics.


Assessment Tool # 2 - "A survey to help us make the site better"

For the website opinion survey, your opinion about the elements you found useful and those you didn't will be recorded. Your information will be grouped with other people's information so that we can make decisions about how to improve the system for other users. Your opinion is valuable to us.. Please click here to take the survey


How will this information from these assessment tools be used?

  • Your information will be used to create your personal profile regarding potential risks of your marijuana use


  • Your information will be grouped with other people's information so we can make decisions about how to improve the system for other users


  • The research data gathered on this site will be reviewed on the basis of population to provide the reviewers with aggregate data about the people who access the WhatsWithWeed.ca website




  • Assessment Tool # 3 - "Check how I compare with others"

    For this assessment tool, we are working with a company called V-CC Systems that specializes in the collection of health data. The following outlines the type of anonymous information collected by V-CC and how it is used

    Gender: some materials are gender specific based on assessment and risk research.

    Age: some of the feedback we provide to you is based on how your use compares with others of the same age in Canada.

    User name: this program personalizes your answers and creates a program that is specific to you. Please do not use your last name. To protect your anonymity we suggest that you use a nickname or an alias. Also, in order to save your personal information so you can log in at a later date we need your first name, an alias or a screen name. We do not record your first name, alias or screen name.

    IP Address: "WhatsWithWeed.ca" uses IP Addresses only to identify which country our visitors are from, and which ISP (Internet Service Provider) they're using to access our site. We will not sell or share IP Addresses. We will collect these addresses for research purposes so that aggregate data can be analyzed on the demographics of who is accessing the website (e.g. in November/06, 900 youth from Ontario accessed the website and went to the assessment page first). We do not keep individual statistics.



    How will this information be used?

    As above - Your information will be used to create your personal profile regarding potential risks of your marijuana use.

    And - Your information will be grouped with other people's information so we can make decisions about how to improve the system for other users

    As well - Your information from this assessment tool will be used to collect anonymous efficacy and clinical data that is used in validating the effectiveness of this software platform.

    The research data gathered on this site will only be reviewed on the basis of population, and will only be reviewed by V-CC and its advisors. No personal data will be used, forwarded or sold to an outside organization.

    We do not ever sell or share email addresses, names, or addresses to third parties and we will not contact you with any marketing offers or spam.



    Disclaimers

    The information & materials provided on this website are intended to provide information about problematic marijuana use rather than general information on marijuana use and effects. This information has been provided by young people, researchers, educators and counsellors. While all attempts have been made to provide accurate, current & reliable information & content, we recognize the possibility of errors. Therefore we make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability of the material provided by this website. This information does not take the place of advice from a health care professional.


    "What's With Weed" Copyright

    Parent Action on Drugs holds copyright over all materials unless otherwise indicated. Appropriate clearance has been obtained for third party materials. Materials may be reproduced when used by educational institutions or non-profit organizations within a non-commercial context. No part of the content may be altered, reproduced, translated or redistributed in any form or by any means or for any purposes other than those noted above (including sales) without the prior written permission of Parent Action on Drugs. For more information contact info@whatswithweed.ca.



    Sponsorship Disclaimer

    The opinions and interpretations in this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Health Canada.


    Your Internet Activities Can Be Discovered

    You might not want people who use your computer to know you have been accessing sites for information about problematic marijuana use. Internet browsers record a history of recently visited web sites for fast reloading on your next visit.

    To clear your Internet activities you need to clear the computer's memory of the most recent pages you have accessed on the Internet.





     
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