Disclaimer information for users of Verily Connect

The information on http://www.verilyconnect.org.au (the “Verily Connect website”) and in the Verily Connect mobile application (app) is presented by the Verily Project (“us”, “we”, or “our”) for the purpose of sharing information to registered users free of charge.

The website contains links to other websites that are external to the Verily Project. Links to the external websites are provided for the user’s convenience and do not amount to an endorsement or a recommendation of any products or services or information offered by the websites linked from the Verily Connect website The Verily Project takes reasonable care in selecting linking websites but accepts no responsibility or liability for content available at the sites linked from the Verily Connect website.

The Verily Project does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.

Disclaimer for the Guides

The Verily Project team has exercised due care in ensuring the accuracy of the material contained in the Guides on Verily Connect, however the information in the Guides is made available on the basis that the Verily Project is not providing professional advice on a particular matter.

The Guides are not a substitute for independent professional advice. Nothing contained in Verily Connect is intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional’s advice.

Disclaimer for Verily Connect Chat

The chat section of Verily Connect helps you find, connect and engage with other carers of people living with dementia and/or memory problems.

We want the chat service to be a place where people feel welcome, safe, and free to express themselves and share their thoughts and ideas. However, users may not disclose personal identifying information on the public parts of the chat service.

Promoting or advertising products or services different from the spirit and intent of Verily Connect is discouraged and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by us.

We reserve the right to monitor correspondence on Verily Connect Chat for the purpose of ensuring compliance with applicable laws and the Internet Code of Practice, and to maintain a secure, safe and effective chat environment. Please also be advised that public communications on Verily Connect Chat will be collected as data for the Verily Project.

Disclaimer about video-conference meetings

The video-conference meetings are a peer support group – they provide an opportunity for people in similar situations to meet online.

One of the research team will attend each meeting to assist people to learn how to use the technology and to help make introductions. However, it is our intention that participants will take leadership and ownership of the group’s discussions and activities.

The research staff are not trained to provide advice or counselling. Their role is only to ensure that technical aspects of the meetings work well.

If you need expert advice about dementia please contact Dementia Australia on 1800 100 500. If you need crisis support or suicide prevention please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Although access to the video-conference meetings is restricted to people who are participating in the Verily project, you should still be cautious about disclosing private information. All people who attend the meetings will be asked to keep the discussions confidential, however we cannot enforce this agreement.

The views or opinions expressed by participants in the video-conference meetings will be their own. Any advice given and actions taken due to the advice are not the responsibility of Verily Connect. Each person is solely responsible for their own actions. If you wish to check any advice given, you are recommended to speak to a health professional or to Dementia Australia on 1800 100 500.