Website Terms and Conditions of Use
Welcome to

The web-based home of
The Ontario Partnership on Aging and Developmental Disabilities

About this Web Site

This web site is operated by the Ontario Partnership on Aging and Developmental Disabilities (OPADD) under the domain name “” (“OPADD Web Site”) and on behalf of the Ontario Partnership on Aging and Developmental Disabilities and its related committees and working groups and may be used for information and communication purposes only.

The OPADD website is a resource for the sharing of knowledge about aging and developmental disabilities. It is geared to family caregivers, students, support professionals,
policy makers and all others with an interest in aging and developmental disability. The Web site provides data and other information including, but not necessarily limited to, articles, publications, graphics, video, sound, images, icons, software, pictures and other materials (“Content”) on aging and developmental disabilities.

Terms of Use

By using the site or downloading materials from the site, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in this notice. If you do not agree to abide by these terms and conditions do not use the site or download materials from the site.


While every effort has been made to ensure that information is free from error, OPADD does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of Content on this web site. All information is subject to change without notice. OPADD recommends that you seek independent advice before acting upon Material on this web site or Third Party Material. OPADD does not guarantee that the OPADD Web Site or Third Party Web Sites will be free from viruses, or that access to the OPADD Web Site or Third Party Web Sites will be uninterrupted.

Providing Personal Information via the OPADD Web Site

Information accessible on the OPADD Web site does not require you to identify yourself. You may access it anonymously. However, OPADD does collect personal information about you when you choose to provide it, such as when you send an E-mail request or inquiry to us which includes your personal information. We collect only as much personal information as is necessary to communicate with you via the Web site or other means. The only personally identifying information arising from your use of the OPADD Web Site is what you
voluntarily supply.

Privacy Statement

OPADD is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our site. We have taken appropriate measures to protect and ensure the privacy of any personal information you provide. OPADD will not, under any circumstances, use any information provided by visitors for any purpose inconsistent with the purpose for which the information was provided, as stated on the Web page, or inconsistent with the provisions of applicable legislation.

Use And Disclosure of Personal Information

OPADD is the sole owner of the information collected on the site. OPADD does not use or retain personal information that you provide for any secondary purposes unless you have first been notified and your permission has been obtained. OPADD will not sell, rent, share or otherwise disclose your personal information to any organization or individual that is a member or participant in OPADD or to any organization or individual outside OPADD unless you are first notified and your permission is received.

From time to time the OPADD web site may request information from you via surveys or ask permission to send you information. Your participation will be completely voluntary and you will have a choice of whether or not to participate. Any survey information will be used solely for the purposes of research related to aging and developmental disabilities, and/or monitoring and/or improving OPADD’s ability to provide you with appropriate and timely information. If you choose not to participate, you will still be able to use the OPADD Web Site.

Correcting/Changing Personal Information

If your personal information changes (e.g. name, address, postal code, telephone number, email address etc.), or you no longer desire communications from us, OPADD will correct, update or remove the information at your request.

Links to Other Websites

The OPADD Web Site may contain links to other web sites operated by third parties. OPADD does not endorse, or approve of the operators of Third Party Web Sites, or the information, graphics and material on those Third Party Web Sites.

The OPADD privacy statement applies solely to information collected on the OPADD Web site.

Subject to any applicable law which cannot be excluded, OPADD makes no warranties or representations:

  • Regarding the quality, accuracy, merchantability or fitness of purpose of
    Third Party Material or products or services available through Third Party
    Web Sites; or
  • That Third Party Material does not infringe the intellectual property rights
    of any person. OPADD is not authorising the reproduction of Third Party
    Material by linking Material on this web site to Third Party Material.

Links to other sites usually open a new browser window. OPADD is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by OPADD nor can we be held responsible in anyway for the content found on any third party Web site. When you follow a link on the OPADD Web Site, material at a Third Party Web site may be displayed in your browser framed by material on this web site. This material is also Third Party Material for the purpose of these Terms of Use.

All offers to sell and statements relating to goods and services available on Third Party Web Sites are the responsibility of and given by the Third Party Web Site Operator. OPADD expressly disclaims acting in any other respect on behalf of Third Party Web Site operators.

Third Party Software

Unless otherwise indicated software downloads available via links from the OPADD Web Site are third party products. These products may be subject to a licence agreement between you and the relevant product owner. To the extent permitted by law, OPADD accepts no liability in respect of such third party products and OPADD provides no warranty and gives no endorsement in respect of such products or any party connected with them. We do, however, welcome your feedback or suggestions concerning these products.

Linking to the OPADD Web Site

Please contact OPADD if you would like to place a link to any part of the OPADD Web Site.

Acceptance and Changes to Terms of Use

Users of the OPADD web Site acknowledge and accept that use of the OPADD Web Site indicates acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Statement.

These are the current Terms of Use. They replace any other terms of use for the OPADD Web Site published on site to date. OPADD may at any time vary the Terms of Use by publishing the amended Terms of Use on the OPADD Web Site. Users accept that by doing this, OPADD has provided sufficient notice of the variation. OPADD reserves any rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use.

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