As well, RNAO may, but is not obliged to, ask You to actively confirm your consent to the revised Agreement. If RNAO does not do so, but You continue to use the Site after the changes come into effect, You will be deemed to have agreed to abide by the revised Agreement. If You do not agree with the revised Agreement without qualification, do NOT log in, discontinue using the Site and instruct RNAO to disable any password for the Site assigned to You.
Should You violate these Terms and Conditions or any other rights of RNAO, RNAO reserves the right to pursue any and all legal and equitable remedies against You, including, without limitation, restricting, suspending or terminating your access to all or any part of the Site.
You represent and warrant that: (i) You have the capacity to enter into a legal agreement in the province, state, territory or country in which You reside; and (ii) your use of the Site will not violate any applicable law or regulation in the province, state, territory or country from which You are accessing the Site.
You should print or save a local copy of the Terms Use for your future reference.
By using the Site (as a casual visitor, registered user or otherwise), You agree to comply with any guidelines for using this Site that RNAO may post to the Site from time to time. If You do not agree, without limitation or qualification, to do so, discontinue using the Site.
BECOMING A REGISTERED USER
When signing up to be a Registered User of the Site, You represent and warrant that any information You provide about yourself to RNAO is correct. While You are Registered User, You will provide RNAO with updates to that information should any of it stop being correct, so that RNAO’s information about You remains correct and current.
If You are given a personal username and/or a password for the purpose of accessing certain features of the Site or participating in certain activities run via the Site, You are responsible for all activities conducted under that username or password, and You will take all necessary steps to ensure that no one other than You uses that username or password and that that password is kept confidential. If You have any reason to believe that any password assigned to You has become known to or been used by any other person, You will inform RNAO immediately.
You will be asked to suggest one or more usernames when You register with the Site. Please note that the assignment of a username to You is in RNAO’s sole discretion. As well, RNAO may, at any time, change any username or password assigned by RNAO to You. RNAO will notify You when it does so.
Each Registered User will have personal profile. The Registered User’s user-ID will be displayed as part of his or her profile. The Registered User may choose to include further information in his or her profile.
By creating a profile Permitted Organization, You: (i) agree to administer the profile for the Permitted Organization so that it contributes to the Site in a positive manner and is not disruptive; and (ii) represent and warrant to and covenant with RNAO that You are authorized to do so by the Permitted Organization. Additionally, You acknowledge that RNAO may remove any Organization Profile that You create at any time and for any reason.
The Site includes a number of public and private communities, each formed for a different purpose. The portions of the Site dedicated to any public community are visible to all users of the Site, but only Registered Users may participate in the community’s online discussions. The portions of the Site dedicated to any private community are visible only to the members of the private community.
RNAO may create communities (public or private) from time to time (each a “RNAO Sponsored Community”).
By creating a User-sponsored Community, You: (i) agree to administer the User-sponsored Community so that it contributes to the Site in a positive manner and is not disruptive; and (ii) if the User-sponsored Community is associated with a Permitted Organization or any other entity, You represent and warrant to and covenant with RNAO that You are authorized by the entity to do so. Additionally, You acknowledge that RNAO may remove any Organization Profile that You create at any time and for any reason.
USE OF THE SITE
You may use the Site only for personal, non-commercial purposes.
You will not:
seek to gain access to any portions of the Site You are not authorized by RNAO to access;
use the Site to impersonate or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity including but not limited to RNAO;
when posting any materials to the Site, forge headers or otherwise manipulate other identifiers in order to create the impression that another person posted the materials;
use the Site to either directly or indirectly interfere with, disrupt or damage the Site, the server(s) on which it hosted, the networks connected to them or any other user’s access to the Site;
access the Site through any automated means (for example, bots or web crawlers) or using an interface other than the one made available on the Site by RNAO;
adapt, translate, modify, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any aspect of: (i) the Site; (ii) any software or technology used in connection with the Site; or (iii) downloaded from the Site;
violate any applicable local, provincial, state, national or international law or regulation (including any laws relating to the export of data or software); or
collect or store personally identifying information about other users of the Site for any purposes unrelated to the Site or that are illegal or unlawful.
From time to time, You may choose to ask, make or provide questions, suggestions, ideas, comments, recommendations, feedback, requests or other information relating to the Site (“Feedback”) to RNAO. By providing any Feedback to RNAO, You: (i) agree that the Feedback is not confidential; and (ii) assign all right, title and interest in and to the Feedback to RNAO including all intellectual property rights. RNAO shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of any Feedback for any purpose (commercial or otherwise) without any acknowledgment of or compensation to You.
The contents of the Site, including any and all information, content, links, reports, data, databases, tools, e-mail, code, photographs, pictures, video, postings, graphics, interfaces, web pages, text, files, software, product names, company names, trade-marks, logos, trade names, or other materials contained on or in the Site is the “Content”. The Content includes materials contributed to the Site by or on behalf of RNAO (the “RNAO Content”) and materials contributed to the Site by Users of the Site (“User-generated Content”). RNAO Content includes a variety of materials, not all of which are vetted to the same extent as RNAO’s official, published recommendations, practice standards, guidelines or tools. Accordingly, You should use your professional judgment and make your own evaluation of any RNAO Content before deciding to rely upon it.
You may retain a copy of any Content forming part of the Site solely for your personal reference and records, provided that any marks, logos or other legends that form part of that Content are not removed from the copy. Otherwise, all rights in and to any item of Content are reserved by the contributor of that item. Consequently, You may not modify, publish, display, transmit, adapt, sell, license or in any way exploit any item of Content that You did not contribute, without the express prior permission of the contributor of that item.
By submitting or sending your own content to RNAO or otherwise making it available for display on or through the Site, You acknowledge that the content is your User-generated Content and grant RNAO the royalty-free, unrestricted, world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User-generated Content (in whole or part) and to incorporate it in other works (in each case irrespective of the form, media, or technology used) for the purpose of allowing RNAO to administer, operate, display, distribute and promote the Site including but not limited to allowing other sites to link to Content on the Site. You acknowledge that RNAO may need to do the following in order to operate, display or distribute the Site and agree that RNAO may do so: (i) transmit User-generated Content over various networks; and (ii) reformat User-generated Content.
You represent and warrant to and covenant with RNAO that: (i) You have now and that You will continue to have all necessary rights and authority to grant the licenses set out in the preceding paragraph; and (ii) the User-generated Content that You contribute to the Site will not infringe any proprietary right of any third party. You also represent and warrant to RNAO that any “moral rights” in any User-generated Content that You contribute to the Site have been waived and that RNAO, and its successor and assigns may rely on those waivers. With the exception of any User-generated Content that includes personal information, You agree that all User-generated Content that You contribute will not be considered confidential.
You should maintain a back-up copy of any User-generated Content that You contribute to the Site. In any event, RNAO will not provide a copy of that User-generated Content to You. Additionally, RNAO is not responsible for User-generated Content that is lost or destroyed for any reason.
You agree that You will not post or upload to the Site or otherwise make accessible or transmit on or via the Site any User-generated Content or links to content that:
is illegal, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful (racially, sexually, ethnically or otherwise) or victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability;
promotes illegal activity including without limitation the provision of instructions for any illegal activity;
solicits from other users any passwords or personal information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to or which may interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or any other similarly destructive activity;
You do not have a right to transmit under any law or regulation or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under a nondisclosure agreement); or
infringes or contributes to the infringement of any intellectual property, industrial or other proprietary rights, protected or protectable, under the laws of Canada, any foreign country, or any political subdivision of any country, including, without limitation, all copyrights, moral rights (including rights of attribution and rights of integrity), trade-marks, service marks, trade names, logos, brand names and other identifiers, trade secrets of any party.
RNAO assumes no obligation to update the Content. RNAO reserves the right to change any and all Content at any time without notice. RNAO, its licensors and suppliers are not responsible for any Content other than the RNAO Content.
You agree not to link to any page forming part of the Site other than the home page without RNAO’s prior written approval.
With respect to Content, the person who contributes the Content to the Site is responsible for the Content. Consequently, RNAO does not provide any representations, warranties or guarantees with respect to User-generated Content, its quality or its accuracy. Before using or relying on any User-generated Content, You should take reasonable steps to verify its accuracy, completeness or usefulness: You are using it at your own risk. Additionally, views and opinions expressed in materials forming part of the User-generated Content do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of RNAO.
The Content is not to be used or relied upon for any diagnostic, treatment or other health care related purposes. The Content does not create a patient-physician relationship between You and RNAO or any other contributor, and the Content is not intended in any way to be a substitute for professional diagnosis, treatment or advice. If You are a health care professional, You should exercise your own professional judgment before deciding to rely on any Content. If You are not a health care professional, the Content of the Site cannot and should not replace the professional judgment of the health care professionals who care for You, your family and the other individuals in your life. Discuss the Content with the health care professionals, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something You have read on this Site. If You choose to rely on any of the Content, You do so solely at your own risk.
Further, RNAO does not recommend or endorse any specific products, services, treatments, procedures, tests, physicians, organizations, opinions or other information that may be described on the Site or any third party website to which You can link from the Site.
SCREENING AND MONITORING
RNAO may but is not obliged to review any Content. Even if RNAO does review, the review may not be to your satisfaction. You acknowledge this and the consequence that follows from it: Content accessible on or via the Site may include materials that are offensive or otherwise objectionable to You.
RNAO reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post, remove or block access to any Content that is available via or on the Site at any time, without notice and without liability.
RNAO reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to set limits on the amount of User-generated Content that You may contribute.
DISCLAIMER REGARDING THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND LINKED SITES
RNAO, Registered Users or third parties may provide, links to resources not forming part of the Site. RNAO has no control over such resources. You acknowledge and agree that RNAO is not responsible for the availability of such external resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such resources. You further acknowledge and agree that RNAO will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such resource.
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or other third parties accessible on or via the Site, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between You and such advertiser or other third parties. You agree that RNAO will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or other third parties on the Site. Please note, if You provide any information to a third party (e.g., your contact information or credit card information), such information is collected by the third party and not by RNAO, even if You made a purchase from a third party web site that was linked from or framed within the Site.
Please note that RNAO controls the Site from within Canada, and the Site is hosted in Canada.
RNAO reserves the right to communicate with You regarding your use of the Site. You consent to RNAO’s use of any contact information that You provide to RNAO in doing so. The content included in any such communication is deemed to be Content made available on the Site by RNAO.
RNAO STRONGLY ENCOURAGES REGISTERED USERS AND OTHER USERS OF THE SITE TO COMPLY WITH THEIR CONFIDENTIALITY OBLIGATIONS AS HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND IMPOSED BY ANY ORGANIZATIONS FOR WHOM THEY WORK, ESPECIALLY WHEN USING THE SITE.
Without limiting the preceding paragraph, RNAO does not warrant that the Site or any Content: (i) will be available at all times; (ii) will operate without errors; (iii) defects or errors in the Content will be corrected; (iv) will be accessible regardless of the hardware or software that You wish to employ to access it; (v) is absolutely secure, notwithstanding RNAO’s use of commercially reasonable efforts to secure it; or (vi) is free from viruses or other harmful code.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL RNAO, ITS REPRESENTATIVES OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY PERSON WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF ANY SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE SITE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED ON THE SITE. FURTHERMORE, RNAO EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY USER OF THE SITE OR ANY SPONSOR OR ADVERTISER OF THE SITE.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT
It is the policy of RNAO to investigate and respond to claims of intellectual property infringement.
Notices of claimed infringement should be directed to:
158 Pearl Street,
Toronto, ON M5H 1L3
Attention: RNAO Communities Copyright Complaints
Please put "Notice of Infringement" in the subject line of all such notifications and include in each such notice a reasonably detailed description of the materials alleged to be infringing and the proprietary rights alleged to be infringed. Also include in the notice: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the individual sending the notice; (ii) the address, telephone number, and email address for the sender; (iii) a statement that the sender is or is authorized to represent the owner or exclusive licensee of the proprietary rights alleged to be infringed; and (iv) a written statement that the information in the notice is accurate.
Names, phrases, words, titles, logos, icons, graphics, images or designs, used throughout the Site and the Content may be trade names, registered or unregistered trade-marks or services marks (the “Marks”) of RNAO, its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors, or other entities and individuals. The Marks are protected by Canadian and international trade-mark and other laws. Any use of any of the Marks without the express of the owner of the Mark is strictly prohibited.
158 Pearl Street,
Toronto, ON M5H 1L3
Attention: RNAO Communities Violations
Please put "Notice of Violation" in the subject line of all such notifications and include in each such notice a reasonably detailed description of the alleged violation.
TERM AND TERMINATION
No term of the Agreement will be deemed to be waived by reason of any previous failure to enforce it. No term of the Agreement may be waived except in a writing signed by the party waiving enforcement.
The Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without reference to the conflict of laws provisions. You agree to attorn to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario for the conduct of any legal proceedings under, or related to, the Agreement.
Except as expressly provided otherwise in the Agreement, RNAO will not be liable for any failure or delay in its performance under the Agreement due to any cause beyond its reasonable control.
RNAO reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change or modify the Site from time to time including but not limited adding or removing functionality or features or changing its name. RNAO may change the Site without prior notice to You.