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Disclaimers & Privacy Statement

Your access to and continued use of the Niagara Health System (“NHS”) web site at niagarahealth.on.ca
(the “Site”) constitutes your acceptance of, and is conditional upon your continued acceptance of and compliance with, the following terms, which may change from time to time.

If you do not agree to be bound by these terms, please exit the Site now and discontinue your use of the Site.

Disclaimer Statements

Legal Notice / Copyright Statement
All materials published or otherwise accessible through the Site, including but not limited to articles, opinions, text, photographs, images, illustrations, and other materials (the “Content”) are protected by copyright and are owned or controlled by NHS or used by NHS with permission. The compilation of all Content on the Site is the exclusive property of NHS. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices and restrictions contained in any Content.

Limited License to Use Content
You are granted a limited licence to use (display or print) the Content for personal non-commercial use only, provided that the Content is not modified and all copyright and other proprietary notices are retained. Reproduction, dissemination or republication of any of the Content is not permitted without the prior written consent of NHS. Certain words, phrases, names, designs or logos used on the Site, including but not limited to, the Niagara Health System, Welland Hospital Foundation, St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation, Greater Niagara General Hospital Foundation, Douglas Memorial Hospital Foundation, Port Colborne General Hospital Foundation, and Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital Foundation are trademarks or trade names of NHS or third parties. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting any licence or right to use any trade marks or trade names displayed on the Site without NHS’s written permission or the written permission of the third party that may own them.

No Medical Advice Statement
The Content on the Site, including but not limited to newsletters, articles, opinions and views, is provided for educational information purposes only. The Content is not intended as medical advice or to be used for diagnosis. If you have a health concern, you should consult with your physician or other qualified health care practitioner. Online resources are not a substitute for the personalized judgment and care of a trained medical professional.

Content Disclaimer
Although NHS has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the Content posted on the Site is reliable, NHS does not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the Content provided. Use of the Site is at your own risk. NHS expressly disclaims all warranties, representations and conditions regarding use of the Site or the Content. NHS does not guarantee that the Content on the Site is up-to-date and NHS assumes no obligation to update the Content or to advise on further developments concerning the Content. The Content is supplied “as is” and may be changed from time to time without notice. Certain portions of the information may have been contributed by other persons and should not be assumed to have been reviewed or endorsed by NHS. NHS has not received any remuneration from any third party relating to the preparation or inclusion of any Content on the Site.

Limitation of Liability
You assume full responsibility for the use of the Content. NHS is also not responsible and assumes no liability for any viruses that may infect your web site or infect, affect or damage your computer equipment or other property, related in any way to your access to, use of, browsing in, or downloading of any Content from the Site. NHS is not responsible for any damages whatsoever (including direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages) arising out of or in connection with the use (including unauthorized use or reproduction) of the Site or your reliance on the Content, whether in an action of contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise.

Links Policy
Links to other web sites or references to or mention of specific products, services, processes or publications other than those of NHS do not imply recommendation, verification, investigation, or endorsement of same by NHS and are provided by NHS for your convenience and/or reference only. NHS makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site accessible through the Site, and you understand and acknowledge that any such web sites are independent from the Site and that NHS has no control over the content of such web sites.

Conformance with Law
You agree that your use of the Site shall not violate any applicable local, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law. Some jurisdictions may have restrictions on the use of the Internet by their residents.

Sales of Products and Services

  • The products and services described on the Site (each, a “Product”) are available only in jurisdictions where they may be legally offered for sale.
  • Except as expressly stated on this Site, any Product is offered with no conditions or warranties, express, implied, statutory or otherwise at law, or arising out of course of dealing or usage of trade, and in particular, without limitation, no warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We do not guarantee or warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the Products, and we are not responsible for patent or latent defects in the Products.
  • You agree that, with respect to any Product, NHS is not liable in any event for:
    • any indirect, special, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages in connection with or arising out of your purchase or use of any Products, howsoever caused, even if we have been advised of the possibility thereof; or
    • any damages, direct or indirect, in connection with or arising out of your non-compliance with the manufacturers’ specifications or our directions regarding the Products; or
    • any claim by you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, that exceeds the amount you paid for the Product.
  • Any request by you to purchase a Product is deemed to be an offer only, and all offers are subject to acceptance by us. Title to a Product does not pass to you until we have received in full the Product’s purchase price plus all applicable taxes and shipping and handling fees. Except as expressly stated on this Web Site, the Products are available for sale only to residents of the Province of Ontario, Canada.

Governing Law
The laws in effect in the Province of Ontario govern this agreement and any dispute or claim based on your use of the Site or the Content. You agree that any action or proceeding related to this agreement or your use of the Site will only be brought by you in the courts of the Province of Ontario. The Site is intended for use by residents of Ontario, Canada only.

Confidentiality Statement
Absent the use of encryption, confidentiality and security of information over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. NHS cannot ensure privacy and authenticity of information or instructions sent to NHS, or sent by NHS to you, over the Internet. NHS will not be responsible for any damages incurred by you if information is communicated by you over the Internet or if NHS provides you with information at your request.

Privacy Statement

Niagara Health System (NHS) has created this privacy statement to demonstrate NHS’s firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses NHS’s information gathering and dissemination practices for its Web site: www.niagarahealth.on.ca.

Protection of Privacy
Niagarahealth.on.ca respects the privacy of its Internet users and is committed to protecting that privacy.

Collection of Personal Information
Niagarahealth.on.ca does not collect information that personally identifies individuals except when individuals provide such specific information on a voluntary basis. In all such instances, niagarahealth.on.ca will collect only information that is voluntarily provided by its users and undertakes that such information will not be sold or made available to third parties.

User Behaviour
Niagarahealth.on.ca reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics, in order to measure interest in and use of the various sections of niagarahealth.on.ca so as to improve design and navigation. Only aggregated data from these analyses, not individual data, will be used for this purpose.

Cookies
Users should be aware that certain non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by niagarahealth.on.ca through the operation of what are called “cookies”. “Cookies” are small text files that identify an individual computer’s browser entering a web site. They allow the site to track that browser’s movement through the site over several sessions. Through cookies, a web site can recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s access to and use of the site and allow a site to track usage behaviour that will allow content improvements. Niagarahealth.on.ca uses cookies only for the above-mentioned purposes and will not use them to identify users or to track usage of the Internet other than on the niagarahealth.on.ca. If you do not want a cookie placed on your computer by niagarahealth.on.ca, you may disable cookies altogether by modifying the “Preferences” section of your Netscape or Internet Explorer browser. Note that it is possible that some aspects of niagarahealth.on.ca may be unavailable to you if you choose this option.

Links to Other Web Sites
Niagarahealth.on.ca contains links to other web sites. Niagarahealth.on.ca is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.