Privacy Policy

Read these terms of use carefully before accessing this site. By accessing this site, you signify your agreement with these terms of use. If you don’t agree with these terms of use, don’t access this site. Doctors Nova Scotia reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update these terms of use.


Copyright ©2024 Doctors Nova Scotia. All rights reserved. All information on this site is copyrighted by Doctors Nova Scotia or other contributors. By accessing this site, you are granted a limited license to use the information for personal, non-commercial use, without modification or alteration, provided both the association’s copyright notice and this permission clause appear. Any other use requires the prior expressed written consent of Doctors Nova Scotia.

Disclaimer is a service provided by Doctors Nova Scotia for its members and the public. Doctors Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit medical association constituted under the Doctors Nova Scotia Act, 1995-96, c. 12.

The information contained on this site is provided for educational information purposes only. The information is neither designed nor intended to constitute medical advice. Due to the complexity of medical care, you should consult a physician to determine the appropriateness of the information for making a treatment decision. Online resources are not a substitute for professional medical care or advice.

Certain portions of the information has been contributed by other persons. When a patient submits a shout-out to, a Doctors Nova Scotia administrator will review the submission to ensure patient and physician privacy, and will then publish it on the site. Doctors Nova Scotia reserves the right to manage all information posted to This includes, but is not limited to, all decisions on publishing, editing and removal of published works.

Any information created by Doctors Nova Scotia is believed to be accurate and reliable when posted. However, Doctors Nova Scotia makes no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, completeness or suitability of the information. The information provided on the site is provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Doctors Nova Scotia disclaims all warranties express or implied including, but not limited to, implied warranties of fitness for particular purpose.

The information on this site may be changed from time to time without notice. Certain portions of the information may have been contributed by other persons and should not be assumed to have been reviewed or endorsed by the association.

Doctors Nova Scotia does not warranty or guarantee the files available for downloading from this site will be free of viruses or other harmful components. The association does not guarantee the information will be provided in an uninterrupted or error-free manner.


Any comments or materials sent to Doctors Nova Scotia including, but not limited to, feedback data, questions, comments, suggestions, corrections and bug fixes or any other communications (collectively “feedback”) shall be deemed to be non-confidential and Doctors Nova Scotia shall be free to use such ideas, concepts, know-how and techniques contained therein, and to use, reproduce, disclose, exhibit, display, adapt, create derivative works and/or distribute the feedback to others accessing this site without limitation and without obligations.

Community guidelines

We ask that all users abide by the following Community Guidelines:
  • We will remove patient shout-outs that are inappropriate, off-topic, include misinformation, are abusive or promote/solicit third-party websites. We will not tolerate personal attacks, racism, sexism, spamming or excessive posting. We reserve the right to remove comments that are not in keeping with our guidelines.
  • We are not responsible for the accuracy of patient shout-outs that have been posted by the public.

Governing law

The laws in effect in the Province of Nova Scotia shall govern this agreement and any dispute or claim based on your use of the site or information. You agree that any action or proceeding relating to this agreement or your access to the site shall only be brought in the courts of the Province of Nova Scotia.

If you do not agree to be bound by the above terms and conditions, click on the back button of your web browser until you have left this site.

Privacy statement

Doctors Nova Scotia believes you should understand how it uses the information you provide. Doctors Nova Scotia operates under the following set of strict privacy principles:

  • This site does not collect any personally identifying information about visitors except when specifically and knowingly provided by such visitors.
  • Personally identifiable information provided by visitors will not be disclosed to anyone unless you indicate Doctors Nova Scotia may do so.
  • Only statistical information about visitors to the website may be shared with any third parties. Personally identifiable information will not be shared at any time without permission.


Upon user approval, places a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of visitors’ computers. A “cookie” is a small text file placed on your hard drive by a web page server. It is essentially your identification card and can’t be executed as code or deliver viruses. It is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It can save you time and money by taking you directly to the pages you use most frequently. Cookies help the association to see which areas of the site are most popular. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies.

IP Addresses

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you access the Internet. Doctors Nova Scotia collects IP addresses for the purpose of system administration, to report aggregate information, and to audit the use of its site. When visitors request pages from, its server logs the visitor’s IP address. Doctors Nova Scotia doesn’t link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. Although the visitor’s session is logged, the visitor remains anonymous. Doctors Nova Scotia can and will use IP addresses to identify the visitor when necessary to enforce compliance with site terms of use or to protect the association’s site and other visitors.


The importance of security for all personally identifiable information about visitors is of utmost concern to Doctors Nova Scotia. The association exercises great care in providing secure transmission of your information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while Doctors Nova Scotia strives to protect your personal information, the association cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Once we receive your transmission, Doctors Nova Scotia makes every effort to ensure its security.

Contacting Doctors Nova Scotia

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