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Healthcare Excellence Canada makes no warranties, representations, guarantees, or covenants, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment, accuracy, completeness, or non-infringement in respect to the Website and the Materials. Healthcare Excellence Canada assumes no responsibility or liability arising from any error, omission, opinions expressed by authors, or use of any information contained on the Website or in the Materials to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Healthcare Excellence Canada makes no representations or warranties regarding the Website and/or the Materials including, without limitation, no representation or warranty that: (i) the Website or the Materials will be compatible with your computer, mobile or other device and/or software; (ii) the Website or the Materials will be accurate, reliable, complete, current, timely or suitable for any particular purpose; (iii) that the operation of the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free; (iv) that defects or errors in the Website or the Materials will be corrected; (v) that the Website or the Materials will be free from viruses, Trojan horses, malware, worms or other harmful components; and (vi) that communications to or from the Website will be secure and/or not intercepted.
In no event shall Healthcare Excellence Canada be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website. You acknowledge and agree that you are using the Website and the Materials, if applicable, at your own risk and liability.
All information contained within the Website is available in both English and French. Users should be aware that some information from external sources is available only in the language in which it has been provided.
It is not the intention of Healthcare Excellence Canada to provide specific medical advice or replace the judgment of a healthcare professional, but rather provide users with information to better understand matters related to patient safety and quality improvement in health services. The Materials are provided for informational/educational purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the views of Healthcare Excellence Canada, Health Canada or any other third party.
The Website may link to, or be linked to, websites not maintained by or related to Healthcare Excellence Canada. Healthcare Excellence Canada provides such links for your convenience only. The inclusion of a link on the Website does not constitute Healthcare Excellence Canada’s endorsement, approval, affiliation, or sponsorship. It is your responsibility to review and comply with the terms and conditions of linked websites and to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from malicious, disruptive, or otherwise harmful software or data, including using anti-virus software.
Healthcare Excellence Canada is not responsible for the content of any third-party website, nor does it make any representation or warranty of any kind regarding any third-party website including, without limitation: (i) any representation or warranty regarding the legality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, timeliness, security, suitability of any content on any third-party website; (ii) any representation or warranty regarding the merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose of any material, content, software, goods, or services located at or made available through such third-party websites; and (iii) any representation or warranty that the operation of the third-party website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects or errors in such third-party websites will be corrected, or that such third-party websites will be free from viruses or other harmful components.
It is prohibited to misuse the Website, including use of the Website in such a manner that interferes with another person’s use or enjoyment of the Website or the Materials. It is prohibited to use the Website in any way that is designed to compromise the security of the Website or the integrity of Materials such as hacking, corrupting, or destroying Materials, or the intentional introduction of viruses. You agree that you will not use the Website or any Materials for any purpose that is unlawful.
Accessing the Website from locations where the Materials are illegal is prohibited and anyone accessing the Website from outside of Canada is doing so at his or her own discretion and is responsible for compliance with local laws.
The transmission of data or information over the internet or other forms of networks may not be secure, and is subject to possible loss, interception or alteration while in transit. Healthcare Excellence Canada cannot guarantee security of any communication to or from the Website. Healthcare Excellence Canada does not assume any liability for any damage you may experience or costs you may incur as a result of any electronic transmissions over the internet, other forms of networks or otherwise while using the Website. You should take reasonable and appropriate precautions to ensure compatibility of any website you visit with your specific computer, mobile or other device. Healthcare Excellence Canada does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the internet.
Healthcare Excellence Canada will not be liable to you in contract, tort (including negligence or gross negligence), or otherwise for any loss or damage whatsoever, including without limitation loss of information, programs, or data, or for direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages, however caused or arising in connection with the Website, even if Healthcare Excellence Canada has been notified of the possibility of such damage or loss or if such damage or loss was foreseeable. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Healthcare Excellence Canada will not be liable to you in connection with any Materials or the actions of other users. You agree that your sole remedy for any claim, loss, damage, costs or expenses is to cease using the Website and the Materials.
You agree that Healthcare Excellence Canada may assume the defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify Healthcare Excellence Canada and you agree to cooperate, at your own cost, with Healthcare Excellence Canada defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of Healthcare Excellence Canada.
Last update: March 1, 2021