Terms and Conditions
Website and Platform Terms and Conditions of Use
Welcome to the University Health Network’s website and online services (“UHN Site” or the “Site”), an online information, education and communications service provided by UHN in Toronto (“UHN”). This policy is intended to cover the uses for all of the Site, although additional conditions, restrictions and privacy policies may apply.
Health Care Disclaimer
The content, materials and services offered on this Site are here to educate consumers on health care and medical issues that may affect their daily lives. Nothing in the content, materials or services should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This Site and its services do not constitute the practice of any medical, nursing or other professional health care advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always talk to your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment, including for your specific medical needs. UHN does not represent or warrant that any particular service or material offered through this Site is safe, appropriate or effective for you. We advise users to always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions regarding personal health or medical conditions. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately. If you are in Canada and are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.
Intended for Users 18 and Older
The Site is intended for use by individuals 18 years of age or older. This Site is not directed for use by children under the age of 18. Users under the age of 18 should get the assistance of a parent or guardian to use this Site.
You agree that you will not:
- upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that may infringe or violate any rights of any party;
- use this website for any purpose in violation of local, provincial, federal or international laws;
- use this Site as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material to any third party;
- use this Site to post or transmit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity; or
- attempt to disable, “hack” or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of this Site.
- If you use any part of the Site requiring secure access, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.
Termination of Use
UHN may, in its sole discretion, terminate your account or your use of the Site or remove any material posted or transmitted on the site at any time without prior notice to you and without your consent. UHN reserves the right to change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspects of the Site at any time without prior notice.
Blogs and Interactive Media
If you use blogging features or otherwise post information to the Site, you give UHN the irrevocable, royalty-free right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works from and otherwise use your submission for any purpose, in any form, and on any media.
If you use blogging features or otherwise post information to the Site, you agree you will not:
- post material that infringes on the rights of any third party, including intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights;
- post material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by UHN in its sole discretion;
- post advertisements of solicitations for business;
- post chain letters or pyramid schemes;
- impersonate another person including but not limited to a spouse, child or sibling;
- allow another person to use your credentials for posting or viewing comments; or
- post the same note more than once or “spam”.
UHN reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:
- terminate a user’s access to the entire Site or specific features such as the blog;
- edit or delete any communications posted on the blog features, regardless of whether such communications violate these standards.
You agree that you will indemnify UHN against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses (including reasonable lawyers’ fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party relating to any materials you have posted or other actions taken by you on the Site.
The trademarks Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and Toronto Rehab, and all logos used by the UHN, are trademarks of UHN. The content and design of the UHN Site is protected by Canadian and international copyright laws. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, display, transmit or frame any of these materials without prior written consent from the copyright owners, except that you may view, download, display and print a single copy of these materials on a single computer for personal, non-commercial use only, so long as: you do not alter or modify the materials in any way; you include all applicable notices and disclaimers (including copyright notices); and you do not use the materials in a way that suggests an association with UHN or an affiliated UHN entity. You understand and agree that title to these materials shall not pass to you or any other user.
With respect to any material you post to the UHN Site, you hereby grant UHN a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to reproduce, create derivative works of, edit, modify, broadcast, publish, sell or otherwise use any of that material. You also hereby waive, in favour of UHN, all of your worldwide moral rights in and to that material, including the right to the integrity of the material, the right to be associated with it as its author/co-author by name or under a pseudonym and the right to remain anonymous.
Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE UHN SITE AND ANY SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED BY THE UHN SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. UHN DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO ANY MERCHANDISE, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE. IN ADDITION, UHN DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT USE OF THE UHN SITE WILL BE FREE FROM TECHNOLOGICAL DIFFICULTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, UNAVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION, DOWNTIME, SERVICE DISRUPTIONS, VIRUSES OR WORMS, AND YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING SUFFICIENT PROCEDURES AND CHECKPOINTS TO SATISFY YOUR PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCURACY OF DATA INPUT AND OUTPUT.
THE USE OF THE SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND IN NO EVENT WILL UHN BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR ANY OTHER MONETARY OR OTHER DAMAGES, FEES, FINES, PENALTIES, OR LIABILITIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THIS SERVICE, OR SITES ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SERVICE, AND/OR CONTENT OR INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SERVICE IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS PARAGRAPH WILL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT, MATERIAL AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE.
Errors on UHN Site
Content and availability of materials and services are subject to change without notice. Errors will be corrected where discovered, and UHN reserves the right to revoke any stated offer and to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions.
Links to Third Party Websites
The Site may contains links to other sites operated by third parties, including but not limited to third party sites that may display the UHN trademarks (“Third Party Site” or “Third Party Sites”). These links are available for your convenience and are intended only to enable access to these Third Party Sites and for no other purpose.
You agree that any dispute or claim (including personal injury claims) related to your use of the UHN Site is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Superior Court of Ontario, and will be adjudicated under the laws of Ontario. This agreement also applies to anyone claiming on your behalf.
If you have any questions about the UHN Site or these terms and conditions of use, please contact:
Co-Director, Cancer Self-Management Research Centre
Senior Manager, Educational Design and Knowledge Translation | Cancer Education | Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Regional Lead, Patient Education | Toronto Central South | Cancer Care Ontario