1. Use of this Website
2. No Medical Advice
The information on this website is provided for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional legal advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
If you have or suspect you have a health problem, please consult your family physician. If you have or suspect you are experiencing a health emergency, please promptly visit a hospital emergency department in your area. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
This site contains health-related and medical-related materials that may be explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our site.
If you rely on any information appearing on or provided in relation to this site, you do so solely at your own risk.
If you are in a jurisdiction where access to this website or use of this website is illegal, do not use this site. St. Michael’s Hospital is not responsible for your decision to use this site contrary to any laws.
4. Age Requirements
The website is provided for use by persons who are at least 19 years old and who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. By using this website, you represent to us that you are at least 19 years old have the authority to enter into this contract.
5. User Obligations
Anyone who uses this website (“User”) shall comply with the following obligations:
(a) Users shall not upload, transmit or post any communications or content of any kind that infringes or violates the rights of anyone else.
(b) Users shall not use this site for any purpose in violation of any laws, including local, national and international laws.
(c) Users shall not use this site as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited materials to anyone. Users shall not post advertisements or solicitations of business on the blog.
(d) Users shall not post material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful or embarrassing to anyone, as determined by us in our sole discretion.
(e) Users shall not impersonate another person.
(f) Users shall not permit another person to use the User’s identification for posting or viewing comments.
(g) Users shall not post the same note more than once (e.g., spam).
(h) Users shall not post chain letters or pyramid schemes on the blog.
(i) Users shall not post links to websites that contain materials that would violate these obligations if they were posted directly on the blog.
6. Communications and Posting Content
By posting any comments, posts or other material on this site, you give St. Michael’s Hospital the irrevocable right to use your submission for any purpose in any form and on any media, including the right to reproduce, publish, distribute, display, modify and create derivative works from your submission. Healthydebate.ca closes comments two months after content is published.
St. Michael’s Hospital reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any of the following:
We are committed to protecting privacy. If you transmit any personally identifiable information, you are consenting to the public disclosure of that information in the forum to which you have transmitted it. You are not permitted to post any information that is personally identifiable information of another individual.
Unless stated otherwise in reference to a particular document or material, the materials provided on this website are provided under the terms of a CreativeCommons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike license. The terms of the license are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ . Attributions are to be made to HealthyDebate.ca, a project under the direction of Dr. Andreas Laupacis, at the Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital.
9. Trademarks & Use of Name
The names “HealthyDebate.ca”, “Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute”, “Keenan Research Centre” and “St. Michael’s Hospital” and the Angel logo are trade-marks, trade-names and service-marks (“Marks”) owned by St. Michael’s Hospital. Other product and service names and logos appearing on the website may be registered or unregistered Marks of their respective owners. Nothing on this website grants you any right to use any Marks. You shall not use the Marks of St. Michael’s Hospital or the names of any of its personnel for any purpose without obtaining written permission from the department of Public Relations of St. Michael’s Hospital.
10. Using the Site as a Source
We welcome links to pages on our website if the following guidelines are observed:
(b) You will check your links often to ensure they remain active because we may change the URLs for individual pages as we update content;
(c) Re-posting content or images on other websites or framing this websites pages within another website is prohibited; and
(d) Paraphrasing or excerpting HealthyDebate.ca content is not permitted.
If you need to describe our website, please use the following description:
“HealthyDebate.ca is a project under the direction of Dr. Andreas Laupacis, at the Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital.”
11. Termination & Survival
St. Michael’s Hospital makes no representations as to any matter whatsoever, including accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. The opinions expressed on the website do not reflect opinions of St. Michael’s Hospital. The views expressed in the Blogs that appear in the Opinions section do not reflect the views of healthydebate.ca or St. Michael’s Hospital.
We do not operate, control, supply, or endorse any information, products, services or merchandise that is not clearly identified as supplied by St. Michael’s Hospital. We do not represent that files available for downloading will be free from any code that contains contaminating or destructive properties, including infections, viruses, worms or Trojan horses.
13. Limitation of Liability
The site and the content provided are on an “as is” basis. When using the site, information will be transmitted over a medium that is beyond the control and jurisdiction of St. Michael’s Hospital. St. Michael’s Hospital assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of this site.
St. Michael’s Hospital is not liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken based on reliance upon the information contained on or provided through this website. The sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with this site is to stop using this site.
St. Michael’s Hospital will accept sponsorship of the website but will not accept advertising on the website. Sponsors are acknowledged on the ‘Our Sponsors’ portion of the website. Sponsorship revenue is used to support HealthyDebate.ca as well as research and education at St. Michael’s Hospital. For inquiries concerning sponsorship opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Michael’s Hospital does not endorse any companies, products or services. Sponsors are not permitted to make any claims that St. Michael’s Hospital has endorsed any companies, products or services. Certain types of sponsorship will not be accepted by St. Michael’s Hospital, including sponsorship from alcohol or tobacco manufacturers or distributors.
Some of the content on this website is provided by persons who are under research collaboration or a consulting arrangement with St. Michael’s Hospital (“Content Provider”). All content on this website has been independently developed by St. Michael’s Hospital and/or its Content Providers. If materials have been submitted by a Content Provider, we will identify that Content Provider as providing the materials.
Funding original content on this site does not entitle any sponsor to have any influence over the content. If one of our sponsors has funded original content provided to this site, we will identify that content as funded by the sponsor.
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The parties have expressly requested and required that this contract and all other related documents be drawn up in the English language. Les parties conviennent et exigent expressement que ce contrat et tous les documents qui s’y rapportent soient rediges en anglais.