Privacy Policy

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Preamble respects your privacy and treats the information you provide to us in a way that secures your privacy. We offer this Privacy Policy to explain to you how we treat personal information.

About is the website for the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP), the  professional association of psychiatrists in Canada working to help children, youth and their families reach their optimal potential for mental and emotional well-being.

Privacy Practices is primarily a reference site and does not require visitors to provide us with any information in order to access our services and information. However, we do collect and use some information in the process of providing our services. does not attempt to track or record any information connecting you personally with your IP address or other online identification.

In addition, were you to contact, we would have any information you provide us in that communication (such as, for example, your email address were you to send us an email). Any information you choose to provide us in individual communications will only be used to respond to those communications. Any individual communications you choose to send us will not be retained, and we will take reasonable steps to delete such communications within a reasonable period of time. collects additional information from membership in a members only section of the site. This information can include name, address, contact number, and e-mail address and is collected on a secure site. uses that information only for the purposes for which we collected it. We do not share this information with any external third party. may transfer personal information in our possession to third parties where required to do so by law. Other than as mentioned here, does not disclose any of the information we collect to external parties.

Note to International Users

This site is hosted in Canada and is intended for and directed to users in Canada. You should be aware that this website is governed by Canadian law, and that any information you transfer to is subject to Canadian laws.

Changes and Updates to Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. Changes will be posted here, and we ask that you check this Policy regularly. If you have questions about this policy, you can direct them to

Special thanks to

This document was adapted with permission from whose policy outline was created by the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Internet Clinic (CIPPIC) at the University of Ottawa.

Policy on Internet Links*

The Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP) aims to provide relevant links for visitors to its website, while keeping in mind that (despite disclaimers) the quality of the links may reflect on the CACAP website (

The following criteria will be considered when reviewing sites for possible links:

Nature of site (commercial or not-for-profit)

The site, or the group hosting the site, should be not-for-profit. The CACAP will not routinely link to private or commercial sites, or those intended primarily for the sale of products.

Target audience

The site should be designed for CACAP target audiences (in particular, health care professionals and members of the public with an interest in child and youth mental health).

Credibility and reliability of information

Where possible, information on linked sites should be attributed and sourced. If this is not the case, the CACAP should verify the credibility and reliability of the source organization to the best of its ability.

Usefulness to our audiences

It is helpful for users if we provide links to sites that complement information on the CACAP site. Where appropriate, the Internet can be a “referral” service to groups that specialize in a particular area of child mental health and which have a reputation for credibility.


Where possible, the CACAP will link to bilingual sites. We recognize that many valuable sites are produced in one language only. French-only sites, in particular, can be especially valuable for francophone users given the proliferation of English-only sites on the Internet.?


Links are one way to support partnerships, either with a coalition or a single group.

Services and resources

Useful links might be those that offer a valuable service relevant to child and youth mental health care (e.g., access to credible publications, journals, on line resources, etc.).

Consistency with CACAP messages

While we cannot be responsible for content on linked sites, every effort will be made to ensure we do not link to sites that contradict CACAP policy and information.

Requests for links from the CACAP site will be reviewed by staff against the above criteria. If a site meets the criteria, it will be referred to the Website Committee for a final decision. Requests will be reviewed at regular meetings and teleconferences. If you have questions about links from the CACAP site, please contact

* Adapted with permission from Canadian Paediatric Society