All your personal information will be kept confidential and the selected iSPOT-D site will comply with all applicable privacy laws.
This website will only collect personal information for contact purposes; only collect personal information from the individual to whom it relates; only collect such information as is reasonably necessary; notify the individual concerned when it collects personal information either at the time of collection or as soon as practicable thereafter; state what the personal information will be used for; state who will receive the personal information; provide contact details regarding who to contact regarding access to and correction of the personal information; take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information holdings are relevant, not excessive, accurate, up to date, complete and that the collection does not unreasonably intrude on the personal affairs of individuals; retain personal information for no longer than is necessary and then dispose of it lawfully and securely; protect personal information from loss, unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure or other misuse; ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to ensure that personal information is not used or disclosed without authorisation by external service providers; not disclose personal information outside the selected iSPOT-D site except where: the subject of information has consented to the disclosure, or has been notified of the likelihood of the disclosure; or the selected iSPOT-D site is required by legislation, court order or other legally enforceable instrument and the request is not in an appropriate written form; or disclosure is reasonably believed to be necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the life or health of any person otherwise and to the extent permitted by the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.
Information Automatically Logged
The AmIDepressed website may make a record of online assessments. All data and demographic information will not be identifiable. Collection of this data will be used for statistical and traffic monitoring purposes.
If you submit your details or make an enquiry, the selected iSPOT-D site will record your e-mail address and contact details for the purpose of contacting you.
The online assessment and collection of demographic information has received approval from the Sydney West Area Health Ethics Committee, IRB and Swinburne University Human Research Ethics Committee.
Personal information collected will not be disclosed to anyone outside the serlected iSPOT-D site. Individuals are also provided with alternative means of providing personal information to the selected iSPOT-D site other than via the website (i.e. phone, email, and postal address).
The site may contain links to other sites. AmIDepressed.org or AmIDepressed.org.au are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
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Data Quality/Access/No warranties
This website is provided "as is" without any representations or warranties, express or implied. AmIDepressed.org or AmIDepressed.org.au makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, AmIDepressed.org or AmIDepressed.org.au does not warrant that this website will be constantly available or available at all; or the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.
Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any mental health matter you should consult an appropriate professional.
The Centre for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) is a 20-item self-report screening measure use to identify patient who will benefit from additional assessment and possible treatment of depressive symptomatology (Santor & Coyne, 1997). The CES-D is intended to measure depressive symptoms in the general population (i.e. non-psychiatric persons older than 18). Please note that these results should not be used as an instrument of diagnosis, but rather to orientate the presence and severity of symptoms consistent with the criteria of the DSM-IV. The authors warn against the use of this instrument as a sole diagnostic measure, as depressive symptoms may be part of other primary diagnostic disorders. Participants involved in the iSPOT-D will receive a clinical interview and face-to-face assessment as required for diagnosis.
Limitations of liability
The selected iSPOT-D site will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website for any indirect, special or consequential loss.
These limitations of liability apply even if the viewer has been expressly advised of the potential mental health needs.
Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit the selected iSPOT-D site's liability in respect of any: death or personal injury caused by the selected iSPOT-D site's negligence; fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of the selected iSPOT-D site; or matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for the selected site to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.
By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.
If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.
If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.
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