Terms of use

The ‘Quality of Life Tool for Bipolar Disorder’ (herein referred to as ‘QoL Tool’) unless otherwise stated, is copyrighted by CREST.BD researchers, Drs. Erin Michalak and Greg Murray. While the tool is free to use, any reproduction of information and materials requires prior permission from CREST.BD. In addition, the graphics, design and format of QoL Tool are the property of CREST.BD researchers and may not be reproduced or distributed without permission.

The information and assessments provided via the QoL Tool are intended for the purpose of identifying quality of life assessment scores, information and skill development purposes only. The assessment on this website is not intended nor designed to provide a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or any other condition.

People seeking a diagnosis or treatment of bipolar disorder, mania, depression, psychosis, anxiety or other mental disorders should consult a medical practitioner or mental health professional. None of the information on this web site is a substitute for a diagnosis and treatment by an appropriate health professional. Individuals who are experiencing symptoms are advised to talk to a health professional. If you are in crisis, visit our Help section to access information on international crisis lines.


CREST.BD researchers and contractors that provide services related to the QoL Tool 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 website constitutes your agreement to the Terms of Use and Disclaimer.

Feedback and comments about the QoL Tool can be submitted via the Help section.


Your registration as a QoL Tool user constitutes your agreement to terms of the Privacy Notice and the Terms of Use.

CREST.BD researchers recognise 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 the QoL Tool you will be asked to enter your username. We suggest that you use a pseudonym or a made-up username.

Why QoL Tool researchers are collecting personal information from you

Whether you are a research participant, registered user or non-registered user, when using the QoL Tool, you will be asked to complete an assessment by entering information, which you may consider to be sensitive. The program asks for this information in order to provide you with tailored and individualized feedback about your quality of life. For research participants and registered users, the information on your QoL Tool results is stored in your profile with information about the date and time you complete the assessment. Information is also collected in summary form about most frequently visited pages and exit pages. This is intended to help CREST.BD researchers understand how visitors use the QoL Tool and the related CREST.BD Bipolar Wellness Centre. The UBC Research Ethics Board has reviewed the data collection and privacy protocol and has approved data collection activities related to the QoL Tool.

All the information gathered is stored on the University of British Columbia’s server and is subject to stringent security measures.

  • We 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"; and
  • We will never give any of your personal information, your username or your browser details to any advertisers.

Storage and security of your personal information

The CREST.BD researchers will take all reasonable steps to keep all information about you secure. Your information is held on a secure UBC server that is in controlled facilities. In addition, all the staff on the CREST.BD team, UBC employees and contractors that provide services related to our information systems, are obliged by law to respect the confidentiality of any personal information and/or research information held by CREST.BD. Please keep 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 you have a problem or a complaint, please contact us.

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