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FeelingBetterNow® is evidence based and was developed by a team of the foremost mental health care professionals. All your information is kept totally secure and you remain anonymous at all times. See how other users have benefited from FeelingBetterNow®.

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Welcome to FeelingBetterNow®

Thanks for using our FeelingBetterNow® Service. The Service is provided by Mensante Corporation (“Mensante”). By using our Service, you are agreeing to these terms. Please read them carefully.

  1. Your FeelingBetterNow® Account

    You need to create an Account in order to use our Service. To protect your Account, keep your password confidential. You are responsible for the activity that happens on or through your Account.

  2. Terms of Service and Privacy

    The data you enter on the Service is subject to the Mensante’s Privacy Policy, available elsewhere on this site. By using our Service, you agree that Mensante can use such data in accordance with our privacy policies.

  3. Ownership and Our Relationship with You

    Mensante and our Service is protected by Proprietary Rights including, but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, service marks, international treaties, Canadian laws and laws of other countries. You agree to abide by all Proprietary Rights and laws. Mensante owns all rights, title, and interest in the Service.

    You may not use content, logos or branding from our Service without Mensante‘s prior written consent.

  4. Warranties, Disclaimers and Liability

    We provide our Services using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care and we hope that you will enjoy using it. But there are certain things that we do not promise about our Services.

    1. Content

      The Service is provided solely to assist you and your mental health professional. You should consult your physician or other mental health professional you trust to determine the appropriateness of the information for your specific situation and before making any decision regarding treatment and/or medication.

      The content and resources provided on the Service are not a substitute for the personalized judgment and care of a trained mental health care professional. The Service does not make any diagnosis. Only a physician or a psychologist can make a diagnosis.

      The information on this site is derived from DSM-5 and treatment Guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association and Canadian Network of Mood and Anxiety Disorders (CANMAT).

    2. Third Party Websites or Apps

      We are not responsible for any third party websites or apps you link to from the Service. You are responsible for reading the third Parties’ own Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies.

      Any links we provide Third Party websites or apps are provided as a reference to help you identify and locate online resources that may be of interest. These other websites and apps were independently developed by Third Parties and we do not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained at, or endorse the viewpoints expressed at such other sites.

    3. Your Computer or Device

      Although we attempt to provide information that is available, uninterrupted, timely, secure, error-free and free of computer viruses or other harmful components, we do not make warranty of it. Anything you download or otherwise obtain through the Service is done at your discretion and risk. We are not responsible for any damage to your computer or loss of data.

    Other than as expressly set out in these terms, neither Mensante nor its suppliers or distributors nor your employer make any specific promises about the Service. For example, we don’t make any commitments about the content within the services, the specific functions of the services, or their reliability, availability, or ability to meet your needs. We provide the services “as is”.

    Some jurisdictions provide for certain warranties, like the implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all warranties.

  5. Indemnification

    You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Mensante and your employer from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party in connection with or arising out of your misuse of the Service or failure to comply with this User Agreement.

  6. Mobile Devices

    Our Service is available on mobile devices. Do not use such our Service in a way that distracts you and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety laws.

  7. Modifying and Terminating our Services

    We are constantly improving our Service. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop the Service altogether.

  8. Waiver and Severability

    If you do not comply with the terms of this Agreement, and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).

    If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.

  9. Applicable Law

    The laws of Ontario, Canada will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these terms or the Service.

Privacy Policy Statement 

Mensante Corporation is committed to protecting your privacy when using the FeelingBetterNow® (FBN) website. We adhere to the Canadian government’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA"), which sets out how personal information is to be protected using the ten privacy principles of the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information (www.scc.ca) that have been adopted by all provincial and territorial privacy legislation. The federal Act can be viewed at https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/privacy-topics/privacy-laws-in-canada/the-personal-information-protection-and-electronic-documents-act-pipeda/.

FBN does not collect any personally identifying information such as your name, gender, age, or home/business address. While FBN is completely anonymous, you have the option to use your email address for password recovery purposes, to receive follow-up reminders, or become eligible for prizes.

To further protect your privacy, as with any password, we recommend you use a strong password such as at least 8 characters including, a capital letter and a number. We recommend not using anything that identifies you such as your name, birthday, address and the like.

We adhere to the following ten privacy principles mentioned above:

  1. Accountability: Mensante is accountable for protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all personal information under its custody and control. Mensante has appointed an individual who is responsible for ensuring its compliance with the following Privacy Principles.
  2. Identifying Purposes: The purposes for which you enter your personal information is to enable the FBN tool to provide you with feedback based upon the answers you provide to the Diagnostic Risk Assessment questions asked. Upon request, we will provide Aggregate Data Reports to the organizations that purchased the FBN service (see Principle 5).
  3. Consent: By agreeing to use the FBN website terms and conditions and privacy policy statement, you are consenting to the collection of your personal information for the purposes of providing you with feedback on your responses to the answers you provide when you use the FBN Diagnostic Risk Assessment tool(s). You are also consenting to permit Mensante to provide your organization with Aggregate reports on members’, employees’, insureds’ or students’ use of the FBN website and Diagnostic Risk Assessment tools. “Aggregate Data” is defined in 5 below.
  4. Limiting Collection: The only personal information that is collected by Mensante is that which you provide when you enter your responses to the FBN Assessment. We also collect your User Name and password for purposes of allowing you to log back into the website. We only collect your email address should you choose to provide it as part of the password recovery process or to enable us to send you reminders to revisit the FBN website, or be eligible for a prize.
  5. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention: Upon request, Mensante will provide Aggregate Data Reports to our customer organizations on its employees’, insureds’, members’ or students’ use of the FBN website. “Aggregate Data” means information such as the total number of individuals from the organization who used the FBN website and completed the Diagnostic Risk Assessments. None of the personal information entered into the Diagnostic Risk Assessments is ever disclosed to anyone. We never sell any personal information under our custody or control. We retain your personal information only as long as we need to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected.
  6. Accuracy: The accuracy of the personal information you enter into the FBN Diagnostic Risk Assessment tools is maintained unchanged until such time as you choose to change it by returning to the FBN website and re-using the tools.
  7. Safeguards: We ensure the confidentiality of your personal information by storing your information in a secure data centre on secure servers with access limited to a limited number of authorized persons for the purposes of maintenance of the database. See “Website Use” below for additional security information.
  8. Openness: Upon request, Mensante will provide you with a copy of our privacy policy and procedures that pertain to the management of personal information.
  9. Individual Access: You may return to and use the FBN website as often as you choose.
  10. Challenging Compliance: You may contact Mensante’s privacy officer at any time should you wish to register a compliant or concern about Mensante’s privacy practices. This person can be contacted at 416-928-9195.

Website Use

As you use FBN, we may also collect non-identifiable information through the use of commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies. A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to the browsers of visitors’ computers and that may then be stored on the hard drives of their computers. The goal is to improve efficiency and effectiveness and to measure Website activity. Certain login information may be maintained in a cookie stored locally on your personal computing device (i.e. not on a server) in order to streamline the login process. There are no cookies tracking your browsing history outside of the FeelingBetterNow website itself, or your location, activity, social networking and the like. Other information collected may include standard information regarding your web-connected device, web browser type, browser language, Operating System, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on our web site (such as the web pages viewed and the links clicked).

When Exiting the Website

The FeelingBetterNow® website contains links to other related information websites and mobile applications (“apps”). If you visit a link for another site or app, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site or app.


The measures Mensante Corporation takes to ensure the security of personal information include:


Updates to this Privacy Policy

Mensante Corporation reserves the right to update this privacy policy at any time.