Terms and Conditions

Appropriate Use

Users of the OUTSIDEPLAY.org web site are expected to abide by the University of British Columbia's Appropriate Use of Technology Policy. In particular users must “respect the rights of others by complying with all University policies regarding sexual, racial and other forms of harassment, and by preserving the privacy of personal data to which you have access.” Commercial use and advertising is also not permitted without written consent. Administrators reserve the right to revoke accounts and remove materials that do not conform to these guidelines.

Ownership and Related Rights

All copyright and related rights to original work posted on is owned by and is the sole responsibility of its author(s). Website administrators will never claim ownership over users' materials.

UBC Online Privacy Statement

Your privacy as a user of OUTSIDEPLAY.org web site is important to us. Maintenance of the OUTSIDEPLAY.org web site is provided by the Digital Lab, Department of Pediatrics, a division of The University of British Columbia (UBC). Support of users of the OUTSIDEPLAY.org web site is provided by Digital Lab. Digital Lab supports the protection of privacy and the freedom in accordance with UBC Policies #118: Records Management, and #106: Access to and Security of Administrative Information Systems and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act R.S.B.C. 1996 c. 165.
When you launch the OUTSIDEPLAY.org web site, a limited amount of information essential for the operation and security of the site is automatically collected. The collected information is used for the following purposes:
   - Monitoring network traffic
   - Creating visit and participation logs
   - Storing and retrieving cookies
   - Collecting user responses
Personal information provided on the OUTSIDEPLAY.org web site is collected pursuant to section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c.165. Digital Lab will not disclose personal user information unless permitted by law. For further information on Freedom of Information and UBC, please contact the Freedom of Information Coordinator by e-mail at ACCESS.AND.PRIVACY@UBC.CA

Monitoring Network Traffic

To ensure consistent service and security for OUTSIDEPLAY.org users, UBC IT Services and/or Digital Lab monitors the site's server 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The various software programs used to monitor network traffic, check for computer viruses, monitor network performance and ensure network security may detect the following visitor information:
   - IP address and/or domain name
   - Browser name and version
   - Operating system
   - Requested pages
   - Referring URL
   - User ID
The information is used for systems administration as well as for compiling aggregate information that allows Digital Lab to assess the number of site visits, average time spent on the site, number of users online and number of pages accessed.

Login Security (Secure Socket Layer)

Digital Lab is committed to securing all communication with OUTSIDEPLAY.org through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology as it is transmitted over the Internet.

Creating OUTSIDEPLAY.org Visit and Participation Logs

Information that is collected through the web application is used solely for the operations of the Digital Lab.

Storing and Retrieving Cookies

Cookies are small files generated by a web site and stored in the visitor's computer. When the visitor returns to the site, the server can retrieve the information stored in the cookie. Cookies cannot be read by a web site other than the one that set the cookie. UBC CMS uses cookies to spare users from having to re-enter information. Most cookies last through a single session or visit. No cookie will contain information that will enable anyone to contact you via telephone or e-mail. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may turn them off in your browser, or set your browser to ask you before accepting a new cookie. Some pages may not function properly if the cookies are turned off.
Digital Lab reserves the right to amend this online privacy policy at anytime without notice. By using the OUTSIDEPLAY.org web site, users agree to abide by the guidelines for responsible use of the University's Information Technology Services with respect to the University of British Columbia's Responsible Use of Information Technology Facilities and Services Policy #104.
Although Digital Lab makes every effort to maintain the security of this web site, Digital Lab cannot guarantee against, and is not responsible for, unauthorized access or fraudulent use of your personal information.


Outside Play uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser - however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
Outside Play uses IP masking within Google Analytics to anonymize personal information collected by Google. IP masking is a customization which removes the last octet of the visitor's IP address prior to its use and storage by Google.
Website visitors who do not want to be tracked by Google Analytics can download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the website itself or to other web analytics services.
For more information visit the Google Analytics Overview page.