Terms of Use and User agreement

You agree that you are not a citizen or resident of a geographic area in which access or use of this platform is prohibited by applicable law, decree, regulation, treaty, or administrative act.

The information and materials on the aLifewise web site and associated resources unless otherwise stated, are copyrighted by Lifewise, and may be utilised by users solely for their own personal use. Any other activity or reproduction of information and materials requires prior permission from Lifewise. In addition, the graphics, design and format of Lifewise are the property of Lifewise and may not be reproduced or distributed without permission.

Lifewise contains links to Internet web sites operated by third parties. These linked sites are not controlled by Lifewise and Lifewise is not responsible for the contents of any of these sites. We provide these links to you as a convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked website by Lifewise. You visit any sub website at your own risk.

In addition Lifewise contains references to information materials developed by third parties. These information materials were not developed by Lifewise and Lifewise is not responsible for the contents of the materials. We provide references for these information materials as a convenience to you only.

The information provided throughout Lifewise is intended for information, support and skill development purposes for people misusing alcohol. Professional therapeutic services are provided where it is considered that online intervention is appropriate. This service is not designed to treat severe clinical levels of alcohol abuse, depression or anxiety or complicated enduring mental health disorders. The diagnosis and treatment of clinical alcohol abuse, anxiety, depression and a range of disorders requires a medical practitioner or qualified mental health professional. One reason this is important is that anxiety and depression are sometimes caused by physical illness or certain medications and a doctor can check these out. Alcohol abuse can also cause physical health problems that require medical treatment.


People seeking a diagnosis or treatment of alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety or other mental disorders should consult a medical practitioner or mental health professional in the first instance. None of the information on this web site is a substitute for a diagnosis and should not be treated as such.

Lifewise and its staff make no claims that Lifewise will be helpful for every individual.

The screening tests on this web site are intended solely for the purpose of identifying symptoms, and are not designed to provide a diagnosis. Persons under age 18 with symptoms are advised to talk with a responsible adult about getting help from a qualified person.

The assessments used in this service are also intended solely to provide information.

You may not make any copies or back-up copies of Lifewise materials and shall ensure that none of your associates or employees do so.

Membership Termination

Lifewise may, with or without cause, immediately terminate your Lifewise membership or limit or terminate your access to the Member Area or the Site without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, the following may lead to a termination by Lifewise of a member’s membership and use of the Site: (a) breaches or violations of this Agreement or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated membership cancellation), (d) unexpected technical issues or problems, and (e) extended periods of inactivity. Lifewise has no obligation to maintain, store, or transfer to you information or data that you have posted on or uploaded to the Site.

Lifewise and its staff shall have no liability for claims by, or damages of any kind whatsoever to, a user of this service or any other person for a decision or action taken in reliance on the information contained on this website. Such damages include, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages.

Subscriptions and payment

We may charge you for your use of the Platform. Any such charges may involve either or both an upfront fee and a recurring subscription, payable in advance. The amount and payment conditions attaching to any charges will be notified to you in advance and form part of this agreement.

Where you purchase a course access will be available for 6 months.

We may choose to waive any such charges and grant you free use of the Platform in our absolute discretion. For example, we may choose not to charge you if you are participating in a beta test or research study. We will notify you in advance in writing if we choose not to charge you for your use of the Platform. We may terminate your free use of the Platform at any time for any or no reason.

Any recurring subscription fees must be paid by in advance and the subscription services will only commence after receipt of your payment mandate by Lifewise.

Your subscription will automatically renew every six months for a further period of 6 (six ) months You can opt-out from this Renewal at any time by emailing us at office@alifewise.ie or writing to us at our address here or by clicking [here].

We may increase the subscription fees in advance of any renewal to apply to that renewal. These will be notified to you in advance so that you can decide to renew or not.


You have a right to cancel within 7 days with a full refund once you have not accessed any of the paid content.

We will terminate access to fee paying services, if you fail to keep in place a valid direct debit mandate or valid credit card details or fail to pay us any amount due under this terms of use on the due date for payment and remain in default not less than 30 days after being notified to make such payment.

Sale of Business

We reserve the right to transfer information (including your Personal Data) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of our company provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of the Website Privacy Policy and provided that the third party only uses your Personal Data for the purposes that you provided it to us. You will be notified in the event of any such transfer and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt-out.

Modifications to this Agreement

We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on this Site. We encourage you to review this Agreement periodically for any updates or changes, which will have an update effective date.

The laws of Ireland apply to the Terms (and any matter or dispute arising out of or in connection with them) and, the courts of Ireland have exclusive jurisdiction in connection with the Terms and all such matters and disputes. This does not prevent us from instituting proceedings outside of Ireland.

Legal Disclaimer

Whilst every effort is made to check the information and files on these pages Lifewise assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of any of the information in these documents or any others referenced or linked to them and users are urged to contact other, reliable, sources of such information to check its validity. In no event shall Lifewise be liable for any incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, loss of data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability in connection with the use of information, files, articles or anything else obtained from this site. Lifewise can accept no responsibility whatsoever for links to other sites.

Lifewise can accept no responsibility whatsoever for the content, views and opinions expressed within the member’s area including but not limited to the discussion area and forum area. All members’ are bound by terms and conditions of use but Lifewise cannot accept any responsibility for the violation of these terms and conditions.

Lifewise does not guarantee that the website and/or forum is always monitored and moderated, Lifewise accepts no responsibility for any period where the site is not monitored or moderated.

Lifewise will capture first name and email address to access the member’s area and users may provide incomplete and anonymous data. Notwithstanding this we treat all personal information as confidential and will not disclose this information save where anything of a criminal nature is expressed or people may be exposed to risk.

E-mail and other methods of transmitting information over the Internet are subject to interference or scrutiny by third parties and should be independently verified. Lifewise cannot ensure security and privacy of such communications and all risk in transmitting such communications lies with you.

Users should make sure to evaluate the terms and conditions of use and the relevance, accuracy and completeness of the information given here before relying on this information for any important issues. Users should also get appropriate professional advice to help in their own particular situation or contact emergency services.

Lifewise does not offer professional advice or counselling and any such information displayed on the website is disclaimed.

The contact numbers provided in the support directory are based on the most current information available; Lifewise accepts no responsibility for inaccurate contact numbers and/or such services being unavailable.

The information and comments on this site may include opinions or recommendations of third parties that may not reflect the views of Lifewise or mean a commitment from the organisation to any opinion or action.

Lifewise shall accept no responsibility nor be held liable for any injury, personal or otherwise of any member (including moderators), howsoever arising.

None of the terms of this Agreement will be interpreted so as to deprive you of any rights you may have under mandatory Irish or other applicable law.

The limitation on our liability does not affect our liability in the event of your death or personal injury resulting from an act or omission of Lifewise or our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. Our total aggregate liability to you for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the fees paid by you to us in the 12 (twelve) months preceding your claim or claims.

Site Usage Rules


May use this website for their own personal use only

  • Do not criticise other users or moderators
  • Do not post personal information, about yourself or anyone else.
  • Do not derail a conversation/make off-topic posts
  • Do not promote illegal activities
  • Do not look for medical advice
  • Do not promote political, religious or ideological points of view
  • Do not link to offensive/sexually explicit sites
  • Do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, disability, sexuality, marital status or membership of the Travelling community
  • Do not advertise/promote services
  • Do not post details of eating disorder behaviour
  • Do not astroturf/pretend to be someone else
  • Do not open more than one account
  • Do not post or comment if you’re under 18
  • Do not use any information for direct marketing purposes
  • Do not disclose to any person or entity personally identifiable information about other members that you encounter while using this Site (whether posted in the Member Area by a member or emailed to you by a member) without the express consent of such member.
  • Do not use manual or automated methods of data collection without our express written permission.
  • Do not use the website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website


If you violate the site usage rules, Lifewise can take any of the following actions:

  • Issue a warning
  • Modify or remove a post or comment
  • Issue a temporary ban
  • Suspension of access to a service
  • Issue a permanent ban
  • If we are made aware of any Child Protection concerns we have a duty of care to report these concerns to the appropriate authority. The safety and welfare of children are paramount.
  • If we are concerned that you or another person are an immediate and serious danger to yourself or others we have a duty of care to report these concerns to the appropriate authority, this may include contacting emergency services and providing them with whatever information we have about you including your IP address.

If you do not agree with these terms you may not use the website. Your continued use of our Website or Services will signify your acceptance of this Policy

Version 1: 2nd of March 2016