Terms Of Use

Self-Help Connection – Terms of Use

Selfhelpconnection.ca (the “Website”) is a website owned and operated by Self-Help Connection Clearing House (“SHC”, “we”, “us”, “our“), a registered charitable organization in Nova Scotia, Canada aimed at promoting wellness through self-help education, training, and community connections. SHC facilitates virtual and in-person wellness programs and events (the “Community Programs”) and provides access to various resources through the Website and Community Programs. SHC is funded by the Nova Scotia Office of Addictions and Mental Health.

SHC is committed to ensuring a positive experience for all who access our Website or participate in our Community Programs, while safeguarding our rights and the rights of our users. The following terms and conditions (the “Terms“) govern your access to and use of the Website and/or Community Programs (collectively, the “Services”).

These Terms are a legal agreement between you and SHC, and your use of the Services indicates your agreement to be bound by these Terms and our privacy policy, found at https://selfhelpconnection.ca/privacy-policy (the “Privacy Policy”), incorporated herein by reference.

If you do not agree with these Terms, please do not use the Services.

Not Medical Advice

The Services are not to be relied on for any medical or other emergencies at any time and under any circumstances. The Services are provided for general information purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

You should always seek advice from a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with questions regarding a medical condition or before taking, or refraining from taking, any action or inaction based on the Services. You should never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking such advice based on the Services.

Your Use of the Services

Lawful and Personal Use. As a condition of your access and use of the Services, you agree that you will use the Services solely for lawful purposes, in strict adherence to these Terms, and exclusively for your personal, non-commercial use. SHC has the right, without provision of notice to terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Services for any or no reason, including, without limitation, any violation of these Terms.

Geographic Location. SHC is based in Nova Scotia in Canada. The Services are intended for use only by persons located in Nova Scotia. The Services are not intended for use in any jurisdiction where such use is not permitted. If you access the Services from outside of Nova Scotia, you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for compliance with local laws of your jurisdiction.

Age Restriction. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that you are at least 19 years of age.

Registration for Community Programs

To participate in or make use of the Community Programs, you may be required to complete a registration form. It is a condition of your participation in the Community Programs that all the information you provide is correct, current, and complete.

By providing your registration information, you are consenting to SHC’s use of the information consistent with our Privacy Policy, found at https://selfhelpconnection.ca/privacy-policy. Your privacy and the security of your personal information is of the utmost importance to SHC. Your personal information is used to facilitate the Community Programs and to evaluate and enhance their quality and impact. SHC thanks you for your trust and valuable contribution to the betterment of our community.

Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand and agree that any use of the Services is done so at your own risk. SHC has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for your use of the Services.

The Services are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis, without any warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. The foregoing does not affect any warranties that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

SHC does not make any warranty, representation, or endorsement with respect to the completeness, security, reliability, suitability, accuracy, currency, or availability of the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, SHC does not represent or warrant that the Services will be accurate, reliable, error-free, or uninterrupted, that any defects will be corrected, or that the Website or any other website or server making the Services available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Limitation on Liability

Except where prohibited by law, SHC will not be liable for any negligence, gross negligence, negligent misrepresentation, fundamental breach, damages of any kind, under any legal theory, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, including, but not limited to, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of profits, or loss of business or anticipated savings, arising out of or in connection with your use, or inability to use, or reliance on, the Services, including but not limited to the Website, the Community Programs, and any other Third-Party Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages.

Third-Party Links

The Services may provide links to third-party websites. We make no representations about any other websites that may be accessed through the Services. If you choose to access any such websites, you do so at your own risk. We have no control over the contents of any such third-party websites and accept no responsibility for such websites or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use thereof. You are subject to any terms and conditions of such third-party websites.

The Services may include content provided by third parties, including, but not limited to, third-party licensors (the “Third-Party Content”). All statements or opinions expressed in Third-Party Content are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. Third-Party Content does not necessarily reflect the opinion of SHC. SHC has no responsibility or liability whatsoever to you, or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any Third-Party Content.

Intellectual Property Rights and Ownership

You understand and agree that all content provided through the Services is owned by SHC, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected in all forms by intellectual property laws. You have no right, title, or interest in or to such content, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by SHC. Any use of the Services not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may infringe or violate intellectual property laws or other proprietary laws.


Severability. If any term or provision of these Terms is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of these Terms or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction.

Entire Agreement. The Terms and our Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and SHC regarding the Services.

Governing Law. The Services and these Terms are governed by the laws of Nova Scotia, Canada, notwithstanding your residence or physical location. Any dispute between you and SHC which cannot be resolved will be referred to the courts of Nova Scotia, Canada, and no other place. You agree to be bound by the laws of Nova Scotia.

Headings. The headings in these Terms are for convenience only and do not have any legal effect.