This statement sets out the Psychology Foundation of Canada’s policy relating to the collection and use of your personal information with respect to the Stress Strategies website. This Notice is in addition to the Terms of Use. Your registration as a Stress Strategies user constitutes your agreement to terms of the Privacy Notice and the Terms of Use.

Please note that this Privacy Notice applies only to the Stress Strategies website and not to any other websites that are linked to the Stress Strategies site or mentioned on the site.

Your personal information is important to us

The PFC recognizes that your privacy is very important to you and that we are under a legal obligation to protect the integrity of your personal information. When you register with Stress Strategies you will be asked to enter your username. We suggest that you use a pseudonym or a made-up username.

When you take part in the Stress Strategies problem-solving process, you will be asked to answer a number of questions and enter some information, some of which you may consider to be sensitive, about yourself. The program asks for this information in order to provide you with tailored and specifically relevant information to help you deal with your personal stress problems. If you have registered, the information is stored in the Stress Strategies database so that you can come back and access it at a future time. Information stored in the Stress Strategies database is subject to stringent privacy measures.

Anonymous information is collected in summary form about most frequently visited pages. This is intended to help the Stress Strategies designers understand how visitors use the program.

  • PFC will not use or disclose any information about you without your consent unless we are required to do so by law;
  • We will never use your personal information to send you unsolicited information or "spam";
  • The PFC will not ask for any personal information apart from your e-mail address and password (if you choose to register) and any information you provide about your experiences with stress:
  • The PFC will never give any of your personal information, your username or your browser details to any advertisers.

If you choose not to register, the information you provide is stored on your own computer using transient or session cookies. If you do not register, no information is saved in the Stress Strategies database.

Our use of cookies

The Stress Strategies site uses transient or session cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk when you open a web page. Cookies by themselves do not identify you or any user but they do identify your browser. Because Stress Strategies uses ‘transient’ cookies, your computer will retain the information you provide for 3 months from the time of your last visit to the Stress Strategies site.

Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies, and while you can set your browser to not accept cookies you will not be able to use Stress Strategies if you do this. You can play an important role in keeping your personal information secure by using a made-up username and by keeping your password secure.

If you have any further queries relating to our Privacy Notice, or if you have a problem or a complaint, please contact us at

Terms of use

The material on the Stress Strategies website, unless otherwise stated, is copyrighted by the Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC) and is intended for educational use by consumers. Any other activity or reproduction of information and materials requires prior permission from the PFC. In addition, the graphic and design of Stress Strategies are the property of the PFC and may not be reproduced or distributed without permission.

None of the information on this website is a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by an appropriate mental health or health professional.

The information provided throughout Stress Strategies is intended for information, self-help and skill development purposes only. The stress management strategies and problem-solving tools presented on Stress Strategies are intended solely for the purpose of enabling individuals to better understand their own experience of stress and identify stress management strategies which may be helpful.

Although the information and strategies offered on Stress Strategies may reduce symptoms of stress in some people, the PFC and its staff make no claims that Stress Strategies will be helpful for every individual. This site is not designed to diagnose or treat clinical levels of stress, post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health or stress-related problems. The diagnosis and treatment of stress-related mental health disorders require a medical practitioner or qualified mental health professional. People who are dealing with significant levels of ongoing stress or who are seeking a diagnosis or treatment of depression, anxiety or other mental disorders, should consult a mental health or medical professional. Persons under age 16 are advised to talk with their parents, guardians or other trusted adults about getting help for stress-related problems.

Stress Strategies contains links to Internet websites operated by third parties. These linked sites are not controlled by the PFC and the PFC is not responsible for the contents of any of these sites. We provide these links to you as a convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked website by the PFC. You visit any linked website at your own risk.

Stress Strategies contains references to information materials developed by third parties. These information materials were not developed by the PFC and the PFC is not responsible for the contents of the materials. We provide references for these information materials as a convenience to you only.

The Psychology Foundation of Canada and its staff shall have no liability for claims by, or damages of any kind whatsoever to, a user of this website or any other person for a decision or action taken in reliance on the information contained on this website. Such damages include, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages. YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE DISCLAIMER.

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