CMF Mesothelioma Health Network User Agreement

I have applied for membership in one or more of the CMF's confidential email lists, so that I can participate in email discussions with other mesothelioma professionals. As a condition of my membership and participation, I agree as follows:


  1. To the best of my ability, I will try to ensure that any advice or information which I post to a CMF Mesothelioma Health Network email list is medically and legally accurate.


  1. I understand that any information or advice which I receive via a CMF Mesothelioma Health Network email list is merely the efforts of the list's members seeking to help each other work effectively and that I am solely responsible for any use I may make of this information or advice in my work. I understand that it is not intended to amount to advice on which I should rely. I understand that I should obtain more specific or professional advice before taking, or refraining from, any action or inaction on the basis of the content on the website or information from the email list.


  1. To protect the confidentiality of my own and other members' patients, I will not post the name of a patient in a message to a CMF Mesothelioma Health Network email list. I will also avoid posting any information that might identify a patient when discussing a case.


  1. Any username, password, or any other piece of information chosen by me or provided to me as part of the CMF’s security procedures, will be treated as confidential, and I will not disclose it to any other person or entity. For clarity, I will take all possible steps to preserve the confidentiality of any password for the email list's website and archive of past messages:

    • I will not give my password to non-members or leave it in a place where non-members may see it; and
    • If I become aware that my password may have been given to a non-member, I will change it immediately.


  1. I understand and agree that the website and its entire contents, features, and functionality, including but not limited to all information, software, code, text, displays, graphics, photographs, video, audio, design, presentation, selection, and arrangement, are owned by the CMF, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected in all forms by intellectual property laws including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and any other proprietary rights.


  1. I am not permitted to modify copies of any materials from this site nor delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this site. I will not not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the website or any services or materials available through the website.


  1. I understand that CMF staff and/or CMF contractors are responsible for facilitating and monitoring the CMF Mesothelioma Health Network email list and that the CMF and its Board of Directors cannot guarantee that the CMF’s email list service will be error free or uninterrupted or that it will meet any specific requirements that I may have. Additionally, I understand that the CMF and its staff and/or contractors cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted and the CMF shall have no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party.


  1. I warrant and agree that my use of the website and any statement that I post shall not:

    • in any manner violate any applicable federal, provincial, local, or international law or regulation
    • include or contain any material that is exploitive, obscene, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, hateful, defamatory, violent, inflammatory, or discriminatory based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age or other such prohibited ground or be otherwise objectionable;
    • involve, provide or contribute any false, inaccurate or misleading information;
    • impersonate or attempt to impersonate the CMF, a CMF staff member, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses, or screen names associated with any of the foregoing);
    • include engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the website, or which, as determined by us, may harm the CMF or users of the website or expose them to liability;
    • promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote, or assist any unlawful act; and
    • give the impression that they originate from or are endorsed by the CMF or any other person or entity.


  1. I understand that I am solely responsible for any statements which I send to a CMF email list, and I agree to hold the CMF and the other members of the email list harmless from any legal consequences resulting from my statements. For clarity, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, I agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the CMF, its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, service providers, contractors, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to my breach of this User Agreement, use of the website and statements or posts made to the email list.


  1. I agree that the CMF and its affiliates, agents, directors, officers, employees and other personnel shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages caused by the use or operation of a CMF email list or any web sites, and other services provided by the CMF and I hereby release the Board of Directors, staff, contractors and any institutions with which they are affiliated from any and all claims of any nature arising from such use.


  1. I acknowledge that the CMF has the right, without provision of notice to:

    • remove or refuse to post on the website any of my user submissions for any or no reason whatsoever;
    • at all times, to take such actions with respect to any user submission deemed necessary or appropriate in the CMF’s sole discretion;
    • take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, regulatory authority or harmed party for any illegal or unauthorized use of the website; and
    • terminate or suspend my access to all or part of the website for any or no reason, including without limitation, any violation of this User Agreement.


  1. As a condition of my access and use, I agree that I shall only use the website for lawful purposes and in accordance with this User Agreement.


  1. I agree that I will endeavor to follow the Guidelines for Members (below), and that I will follow any changes to this User Agreement and the Guidelines that may be posted on the email list's web site from time to time.


  1. I understand that if I do not adhere to the terms in this Agreement, my membership in any CMF email list to which I belong may be revoked.


  1. By using the website or by clicking to accept the terms and conditions, I accept and agree to be bound and comply with the terms and conditions of the CMF’s Privacy Policy, found at If I do not agree to these terms and conditions or the Privacy Policy, I acknowledge and agree that I shall not access or use the website.


  1. I understand that my use of the website is at my own risk and the CMF has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for my use of the website.


  1. By applying to join one or more of the CMF's email lists, I understand that I am consenting to the collection of the personal information which I provide to the CMF, as well as other information about me which the CMF may receive in the course of dealing with my request or providing services to me. I also consent to such disclosure of my personal information as may be reasonably necessary in order to provide these services to me.


  1. I understand that the terms of this User Agreement may change from time to time, and that the current version will always be posted on the CMF Mesothelioma Health Network Discussion Board. By continuing my membership in the Network, I agree to comply with the terms of the most recent agreement as posted on this site. I further agree to periodically review the terms and conditions in order to be aware of any such modifications and my continued use shall constitute acceptance of any new terms of this User Agreement.


  1. This website will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision, principle or rule (whether of the laws of the Province of Ontario or any other jurisdiction) and notwithstanding your domicile, residence or physical location.


  1. I understand that I may withdraw my consent to the collection, use or retention of my personal information at any time by advising the CMF in writing that I wish to do so.


  1. Should I become aware of misuse of the website including libelous or defamatory conduct, I acknowledge that I must report it to the CMF at


  1. All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications relating to the website must be directed to