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Disclaimer and the McGill Med-Dent Student Gateway are not affiliated or associated, nor do they reflect the opinion of McGill University,, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, McGill University Faculty of Dentistry, and the Office of Admissions, Equity & Diversity of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For official advice, please contact the University or Faculty in question.

The Medical & Dental Students' Societies of McGill University (MSS and DSS) and the Med-P/Dent-P Student Association (MDSA) shall not be held liable for any damages, claims, liabilities or obligations arising from the use or misuse of the material contained in this website, whether such obligations arise in contract, negligence, equity or statute law. Although information provided on this website is done so in good faith, we do not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the information provided.

Information published on the Student Gateway website is provided for information and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Information provided is not designed or intended to constitute medical advice or to be used for diagnosis.

Links to other sites are provided as a reference to assist you in identifying and locating other Internet resources that may be of interest. We do not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained in other sites, nor do we necessarily endorse the viewpoints expressed in other sites.

Privacy Policy

The Medical & Dental Students' Societies of McGill University respect each individual’s right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information throughout the Student Gateway only in the ways disclosed in this statement. This statement applies solely to information collected on webpages hosted on the Student Gateway; club webpages may implement their own privacy policies.

Information Collection

The Medical & Dental Students' Societies collect information through our Web site at several points.

Google Analytics

The Student Gateway uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google Analytics collects the following information from all visitors:

  • Type of user agent (web browser) used, software manufacturer and version number.
  • Type of operating system
  • Screen colors (color processing ability of the users screen)
  • Javascript support
  • Flash version
  • Screen resolution
  • Network location and IP address (which can include country, city, state, region, county, or any other geographic data)
  • Hostname
  • Bandwidth (internet connection speed)
  • Time of visit
  • Pages visited
  • Time spent on each page of the website
  • The website (URI) the user came through in order to arrive at this website (example: clicking on a hyperlink from that took the user to this website)
  • Search engine query used (example: typing in a phrase into a search engine like Google, and clicking on a link from that search engine)

This data is primarily used to optimize our website for our visitors and we will NOT use this data for marketing purposes.

This data DOES NOT include any personalized identification information such as:

  • Names
  • Phone Numbers
  • Email Addresses
  • Mailing Addresses
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Bank Account Numbers
  • Credit Card Information

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for 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. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Student Gateway Login System

The Student Gateway employs its own cookies. Cookies enable us to determine if you are logged in and to maintain that state until you decide to logout. Our cookies do have an expiration date.

Information Usage

The Student Gateway offers forums. Please be advised that information posted in these venues becomes public knowledge. If our policy on information collection or uses changes, will advise you by posting a prominent message on our homepage.

We offer links to other Web sites. Please note: When you click on links to other Web sites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours.

Access to Information

Users may access their own personal information through the Profile page after they login. They may also edit selected personal information at that page and contact us about any other inaccuracies they may find. Users may delete their information from our database by sending an e-mail to the MSS VP IT, whose contact information can be found on the MSS Council page.

Copyright Statement

Unless otherwise stated, all content (including but not limited to: text, documents, images, site design) on the Student Gateway website ( are the property and copyright of the Medical Students' Society of McGill University and/or the Dental Students' Society of McGill University.

By visiting this website, you are hereby permitted to print or display the information provided on this website for non-commercial, personal uses only, on the condition that the information is not modified and all copyright notices remain. None of the information may be otherwise republished or reproduced in any other manner without the prior permission of the Medical Students' Society of McGill University and/or the Dental Students' Society of McGill University.