Legal disclaimer

Please read the following terms and conditions before using The OT Toolbox Community. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not use this site. By using The OT Toolbox Community websites or any The OT Toolbox products or other electronic or web-based services on this website, you agree to the following terms and conditions. Your continued access or use of the services provided on this site shall be deemed your acceptance of this Legal Disclaimer. If you use this site, you have accepted these terms and conditions listed under General Disclaimer and Health Information, and Terms of Link Resources, Terms of Upload Resources, and Terms of Blog Resources.

General Disclaimer

The information on The OT Toolbox Community website is intended to provide information for Occupational Therapy practioners, including Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapy Students, and Occupational Therapy Assistant Students. Information on this site is not to be construed as professional advice or medical recommendations. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your family doctor. You should not use this information as self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease.

Readers should direct any questions concerning personal health care to licensed physicians, Occupational Therapists, and through individualized evaluation and intervention.

Please do not send The OT Toolbox Community medical questions, request for service, or clinical concerns regarding your care or treatment via e-mail. This Web site is not intended for that purpose.

By providing your e-mail address as a registered user of The OT Toolbox Community, you authorize us to send emails regarding The OT Toolbox Community updates to you using e-mail.

The OT Toolbox Community/The OT Toolbox and members of The OT Toolbox Community shall not be liable, under any circumstances, for any claim, expense, damage or loss of any kind, including but not limited to, any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages that result from your use, misuse, or inability to use this website. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless The OT Toolbox Community/The OT Toolbox and any of its affiliates and business partners from any liability whatsoever, including but not limited to damage to intellectual property rights arising from the alteration, publication, downloading, uploading, use or misuse of the information contained on this website. If you are not satisfied with the information contained on this website, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of this site.

The OT Toolbox Community/The OT Toolbox is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement on this web site.

Statements and photographic images promoting specific product information and efficacy are made by the community members. The OT Toolbox Community/The OT Toolbox neither adopts nor endorses these statements. Information contained on The OT Toolbox Community website is intended for the sole use of individuals using the website.

The OT Toolbox Community/The OT Toolbox does not warrant or make any representations regarding the usefulness of or the expected results of the material contained on the website.

Health Information

The health information on The OT Toolbox Community is provided by The OT Toolbox Community/The OT Toolbox/ The OT Toolbox Community members solely for informational purposes as a public service to promote and enhance the profession. It is not meant to provide medical advice tailored to you in any way. It does not constitute medical advice and is not intended to be a substitute for proper medical care provided by an occupational therapy practioner. The OT Toolbox Community/The OT Toolbox assumes no responsibility for any circumstances arising out of the use, misuse, interpretation or application of any information supplied on this website.

Terms of Use:

Your use of networking media, including but not limited to participation in or use of blogs, sharing links, threaded discussions, message boards link threads and comments, upload threads and comments, is conditioned upon your compliance with the following:

  1. Do not post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, racist, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information. This includes, without limitation, any transmissions that are or that encourage illegal conduct. This ban includes anything that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law.
  2. Never post or transmit comments containing harassing or offensive language, using sexual references, sexual nicknames, racial slurs or rude or deliberately offensive comments.
  3. Do not engage in disruptive activity online, including excessive use of scripts, sound waves or scrolling (repeating the same message over and over).
  4. Do not post or transmit any information, software or other material that violates or infringes the rights of others. This prohibition includes material that constitutes an invasion of privacy or publicity rights permission from the owner.
  5. Never post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties.
  6. Do not post any information, software or other material for commercial purposes.
  7. Do not solicit other users to join or contribute money to any online service or other organization, or advocate or attempt to persuade users to join in legal or illegal schemes.
  8. Never pretend to be any other person or entity. Site users also may not falsely represent their professional or other affiliation with any person or entity.
  9. Do not use The OT Toolbox Community to collect personally identifiable information.
  10. Never upload document files belonging to another person. Only upload file resources and tools belonging to you.

Terms and conditions listed under disclaimers and terms of use may change at any time. The OT Toolbox Community will make its best efforts to alert community members of any changes. Members are responsible for reading the disclaimer/terms of use page at intervals.

A.Uploaded File Resources:

The OT Toolbox Community grants a permission for its community members to upload their OWN document files as resources they would like to share with the community. Examples of such files include but are not limited to data collection sheets, lists of strategy ideas, screenings, red flags indicating therapy intervention, etc. Such file uploads shall not (a) suggest that The OT Toolbox Community or its members promotes or endorses any third party's causes, web sites, products or services, or (b) be used or associated with any inflammatory, pornographic, defamatory or unlawful site or materials in any way, or in any manner that would disparage or adversely affect the name, reputation and goodwill of The OT Toolbox Community or its members and The OT Toolbox and its products and services.

Uploaded files MUST be solely owned by the community member that uploaded the file.

Uploaded File Owners shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless The OT Toolbox Community, The OT Toolbox, it's owners, authors, and employees from and against all liability, demands, claims, suits, losses, damages, infringement of proprietary rights, causes of action, fines, or judgments (including costs, attorneys' and witnesses' fees, and expenses incident thereto), arising out of their failure to comply with the terms and conditions of this "Uploaded File Resources" section.

Uploaded files may be shared with the community. The OT Toolbox Community/The OT Toolbox assumes no responsibility for files that have been uploaded and assumes no responsibility for any circumstances arising out of the use, misuse, interpretation or application of any information supplied on this website.

The uploaded files added by members of The OT Toolbox Community are not intended as medical advice or therapy assessment/intervention/advice. The OT Toolbox Community/The OT Toolbox/members of The OT Toolbox Community are not liable for any injury as a result of using this website. By using The OT Toolbox Community websites or any The OT Toolbox products or other electronic or web-based services, you agree to these terms and conditions. Your continued access or use of the services provided on this site shall be deemed your acceptance of this Legal Disclaimer.

You agree that The OT Toolbox Community and The OT Toolbox, at our sole and absolute discretion, determines whether any information transmitted or received violates this provision.

You also agree to indemnify and hold The OT Toolbox Community and The OT Toolbox, and our employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by a third party arising from any information or material you contribute to The OT Toolbox Community.

B.Links Added as a Resource

The OT Toolbox Community grants a permission for its community members to link to and share other web sites using text links. Such link shall not (a) suggest that The OT Toolbox Community or its members promotes or endorses any third party's causes, web sites, products or services, or (b) be used or associated with any inflammatory, pornographic, defamatory or unlawful site or materials in any way, or in any manner that would disparage or adversely affect the name, reputation and goodwill of The OT Toolbox Community or its members and The OT Toolbox and its products and services.

Linking Site Owners shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless The OT Toolbox Community, The OT Toolbox, it's owners, authors, and employees from and against all liability, demands, claims, suits, losses, damages, infringement of proprietary rights, causes of action, fines, or judgments (including costs, attorneys' and witnesses' fees, and expenses incident thereto), arising out of their failure to comply with the terms and conditions of this "Links Added as a Resource" section.

The links added by members of The OT Toolbox Community are not intended as medical advice or therapy assessment/intervention/advice. The OT Toolbox Community/The OT Toolbox/members of The OT Toolbox Community are not liable for any injury as a result of using this website. By using The OT Toolbox Community websites or any The OT Toolbox products or other electronic or web-based services, you agree to these terms and conditions. Your continued access or use of the services provided on this site shall be deemed your acceptance of this Legal Disclaimer.

While using The OT Toolbox Community site, you may access certain non-The OT Toolbox Community or The OT Toolbox websites or content. While The OT Toolbox Community does make its best efforts to review appropriateness (including valid and appropriate links), The OT Toolbox Community neither reviews, controls nor endorses the content and accuracy of any non-The OT Toolbox Community/The OT Toolbox websites or other material, and therefore will not be responsible for their content and accuracy. Community members are able to comment on links deemed inaccurate or inappropriate for educational purposes to others in the community. The OT Toolbox Community reserves the right to delete links deemed inappropriate. Your access content found on other websites and non-The OT Toolbox Community/The OT Toolbox content is at your sole risk.

C.Blog Posts Added as a Resource

The OT Toolbox Community grants a permission for its community members to author and create blog posts. These blog posts may include links to other web sites using text links. Such link shall not (a) suggest that The OT Toolbox Community or its members promotes or endorses any third party's causes, web sites, products or services, or (b) be used or associated with any inflammatory, pornographic, defamatory or unlawful site or materials in any way, or in any manner that would disparage or adversely affect the name, reputation and goodwill of The OT Toolbox Community or its members and The OT Toolbox and its products and services.

Blog posts may include images taken by community members. Images should not include identifiable content or information.

Blog posts should be unique content and not taken from other websites or blogs.

Images used on blog posts should be unique content and not uploaded or copy/pasted from other websites or blogs.

Blog posts may be shared on social media networks and linked to from other websites.

Members writing blog posts shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless The OT Toolbox Community, The OT Toolbox, it's owners, authors, and employees from and against all liability, demands, claims, suits, losses, damages, infringement of proprietary rights, causes of action, fines, or judgments (including costs, attorneys' and witnesses' fees, and expenses incident thereto), arising out of their failure to comply with the terms and conditions of this "Blog Posts Added as a Resource" section.

The blog posts and the information included in blog posts added by members of The OT Toolbox Community are not intended as medical advice or therapy assessment/intervention/advice. The OT Toolbox Community/The OT Toolbox/members of The OT Toolbox Community are not liable for any injury as a result of using this website. By using The OT Toolbox Community websites or any The OT Toolbox products or other electronic or web-based services, you agree to these terms and conditions. Your continued access or use of the services provided on this site shall be deemed your acceptance of this Legal Disclaimer.

The OT Toolbox Community/The OT Toolbox owners reserve the right to remove blog posts.