Terms of Use

These Terms of Use constitute an agreement between you and Alberta Health Services with respect to your participation in the AlbertaQuits Services Online Community (“AlbertaQuits OnLine Services“). These Terms of Use set out the terms and conditions that apply to you when you submit your comments, photographs, videos, stories or other content (collectively, the “Content“) to the website.  By clicking “I Accept”, you are deemed to have read and to have agreed unconditionally to the terms and conditions set out below.

1. Eligibility to Contribute:

1.1 To participate and contribute to AlbertaQuits OnLine Services site, you must be 18 years of age or older.

2. Submission and Review of Content:

2.1 Alberta Health Services reserves the right to review all Content submitted to AlbertaQuits OnLine Services, and to refuse to publish to AlbertaQuits OnLine Services and to delete from the server on which AlbertaQuits OnLine Services is located, any Content that Alberta Health Services deems, in its sole discretion, to be objectionable or inappropriate, including without limitation Content that:
(a) is defamatory or obscene;
(b) threatens or is hateful towards a specific group of people;
(c) is unlawful;
(d) advertises private interests;
(e) impersonates or falsely claims to represent a person or organization; or
(f) invades the privacy of any person or otherwise violates the rights of any person.

2.2 Alberta Health Services reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove from AlbertaQuits OnLine Services at any time any Content that potentially or actually infringes any third party’s copyright, trademark, right of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other right.

2.3 If you are concerned about inappropriate content please e-mail us, citing the date and author of the Content in question.

3. Ownership and License:

3.1 You retain ownership of all Content you submit to AlbertaQuits OnLine Services (“Your Content“). You represent and warrant that:
(a) Your Content is
(i) your original work, or
(ii) has been provided to you or obtained by you from the rightful owner with all necessary permissions;
(b) Your Content does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.

3.2 By submitting Your Content to AlbertaQuits OnLine Services, and in consideration of the opportunity to participate in AlbertaQuits OnLine Services and other valuable consideration (the receipt and sufficiency of which you hereby acknowledge), you grant to the Alberta Health Services a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, reproduce, publish, communicate to the public by telecommunication, modify, display and distribute Your Content in any and all formats for any and all purposes associated with AlbertaQuits OnLine Services.

3.3 You agree that the Alberta Health Services may engage independent contractors and service providers to assist Alberta Health Services to exercise the rights you grant to the Alberta Health Services under these Terms of Use.

3.4 You agree that Alberta Health Services may reformat, rearrange or otherwise modify Your Content, and you understand and acknowledge that Alberta Health Services has no obligation to acknowledge you by name or pseudonym as the author of Your Content or to ensure that you remain anonymous.

3.5 With the exception of Your Content and Content submitted to Alberta Health Services by other contributors, all intellectual property in the AlbertaQuits OnLine Services, including but not limited to copyright, official marks or trademarks, is owned by Alberta Health Services. Copying or unauthorized use of any such intellectual property without the express written consent of Alberta Health Services is prohibited.

3.6 Use of any material from or links to third party websites must be in accordance with these Terms of Use. Alberta Health Services does not control such third party websites and is not responsible for their contents. The inclusion of hyperlinks to such third party websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with these third parties.

4. Access to Information:

4.1 If a request is made under the Health Information Act (HIA) for access to your personal information where the information in question has not already been made public by you, you will be contacted to determine if you consent or not to this disclosure.  If you choose to not consent, your personal information will not be disclosed.

5. Collection of Personal Information:

5.1 Your personal information including name, email address, phone number, photographic image and opinions, are characterized as “personal information” under HIA.  We are collecting this information to support you with your quit smoking process or to help someone else to quit smoking or to review the membership portal.  We want to undertake research to determine the success of the site and ways to improve our service.  Therefore, Alberta Health Services is collecting personal information from you to both support you and to engage in research.  Your email address or phone number may be used to: (a) contact you for clarification of your comment(s); (b) contact your for research purposes; and (c) provide you with notices about changes to the service or new programs being offered through AlbertaQuits Services.

5.2 For the purpose of administering the AlbertaQuits OnLine Service, Alberta Health Services is also collecting details of your visit to the website on which AlbertaQuits OnLine Service is located, including your IP address, the date and time of your visit, and your acceptance of these Terms of Use.

5.3 If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, please contact the Chief Privacy Officer, Information & Privacy, 10301 Southport Land SW, Calgary AB T2W 1S7  Telephone:  1-877-476-9874 or Email:

6. Access and Disclosure:

6.1 By accepting these Terms of Use, you consent to:
(a) the use of your personal information for the purposes outlined in Article 5 above;
(b) the disclosure of your personal information to Alberta Health Services independent contractors or service providers to the extent that such independent contractors or service providers require access to such information in order to perform services in connection with AlbertaQuits OnLine Service; 
(c) for the purpose of participating in AlbertaQuits OnLine Services, the public disclosure of and access in or outside of Canada to personal information that you post and is publically available; and
(d) if you have consented, at the time of your registration on AlbertaQuits Online Services, to the disclosure of your personal information to a third party surveyor, the surveyor will only contact you to conduct a onetime evaluation of AlbertaQuits for Health Canada approximately 7 months after your initial registration with AlbertaQuits Online Services. You may revoke your consent to the disclosure of your personal information, and participation in this onetime evaluation, at any time by sending a letter outlining your request to the Chief Privacy Officer, Information & Privacy, 10301 Southport Land SW, Calgary, AB, T2W 1S7, or by emailing privacy@albertahealthservices.ca. Revoking your consent to the disclosure of your personal information to the surveyor will not change the smoking cessation services available to you through AlbertaQuits Online Services.

7. Unsubscribing from AlbertaQuits by TXT:

7.1 To opt out of this service at any time txt STOP to 123456 or login to your account and unsubscribe from there. For assistance email . Max 3 msg/day. Standard messaging and data rates apply.

8. Limitation of Liability and Indemnity:

8.1 You agree that under no circumstances will Alberta Health Services or any of its respective employees or agents be liable to any person or entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages based on:
(a) use of any Content under these Terms of Use;
(b) any use by you of AlbertaQuits OnLine Services; or
(c) any failure by you to abide by these Terms of Use.

8.2 You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Alberta Health Services and all of its respective employees and agents from and against all claims, demands, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable legal fees) arising from:
(a) your use of AlbertaQuits Services; 
(b) your violation of any provision of these Terms of Use;
(c) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any claims or actions based on infringement or violation of intellectual property rights, libel or slander or other defamation, rights of privacy or rights of publicity; and
(d) any claim that any of Your Content caused damage to a third party.

9. Disclaimer:

9.1 AlbertaQuits OnLine Services and all of the information it contains are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. All implied warranties, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement are hereby expressly disclaimed.

10. Additional Terms:

10.1 If any term or provision of these Terms of Use is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, all other terms and provisions of these Terms of Use will nonetheless remain in full force and effect.

10.2 These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Alberta.