The Canadian Primary Care Information Network (CPIN) is the owner of the CPIN materials (content of this website, patient messages, and surveys – hereafter referred to as “Materials”) on this website (hereafter “Website”). In addition to the protection afforded by these Terms, CPIN Materials are protected under copyright law.
Your use of the CPIN Materials does not grant you any ownership rights to those CPIN Materials, and you may not use or alter them except where expressly permitted under these Terms.
CPIN reserves the right to modify CPIN Materials, remove some from the Website and/or end the availability of some Materials.
Use of CPIN Materials
To access certain CPIN Materials (e.g. patient messages, surveys and summary reports), you must first subscribe to CPIN services and obtain a secure password and username.* You must meet specific requirements to subscribe to CPIN services. If you wish to access and use these CPIN Materials, you must apply for a subscription; CPIN will then determine whether you meet the requirements for subscription.
Subscribers to CPIN services are permitted to use CPIN Materials for the purposes of education, patient communication and quality improvement efforts in their practice. It is prohibited, however, to make any commercial use of CPIN Materials without CPIN’s express, prior written authorization. It is also prohibited to distribute or publish CPIN summary reports as they may contain aggregated information from other care providers or primary care clinics.
* Primary care providers who are participating in certain CPIN studies may not require a subscription to access CPIN Materials.
CPIN takes great care to publish only accurate information, and to provide Internet links to reliable information on other websites. However, errors may happen; moreover, much of the information CPIN relies on is provided by institutions independent of CPIN. Although we make every effort to ensure the reliability of the information provided by CPIN and by external websites we link to, we cannot guarantee their accuracy or availability. For these reasons and others, the CPIN Materials are provided to you as is and without warranties of any kind whatsoever.
By using CPIN Materials or the CPIN Website, you agree to indemnify CPIN against all losses, damages, costs, expenses or other injuries of any kind relating to your use of CPIN Materials or Website.
See also: Intended Use of CPIN Patient Surveys and Outreach Messages
Information you provide on a voluntary basis when using www.cpin-rcip.com (such as contact information or feedback provided to CPIN by site visitors through our contact form) is stored securely. We may use the information you voluntarily provide in the following ways:
- To respond to inquiries and/or other requests
- To send you information and updates
- To improve service to our members and users
- To determine new topics, content and services
Click here to learn more about how CPIN collects, stores and secures patient data.
Intended Use of CPIN Patient Surveys and Outreach Messages
Patient surveys and outreach messages created by the Canadian Primary Care Information Network (CPIN) are intended for use by primary care practices to communicate with their patients and to support quality improvement of patient care.
CPIN patient surveys are designed to gather patient feedback on quality of care and patient information needs.
Patient outreach messages
Patient outreach messages are designed by healthcare professionals for use by primary care practices, to provide patients with information on general and current health topics or clinic operations. Messages are not intended to provide a diagnosis or suggest a treatment.
The CPIN message system permits primary care practices to alter or create information based on their needs and preferences. CPIN assumes no liability for information altered by users of the message system.
Questions, Concerns or Complaints
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions, concerns or complaints about CPIN’s services or website.