Terms of Use and Disclaimer

By accessing and using this web site (the “Site”) of Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia Branch (also referred to herein as “C&W”), the user (also referred to herein as “you”) acknowledges this notice, and agrees to the terms and conditions set out below. If you do not agree with any part of these terms and conditions, you should immediately discontinue any use of the Site. 

These Terms of Use may change from time to time without notice and it is your responsibility to check for updates. 

Content/Reserved Rights

Except where stated otherwise, the terms "BC Children's Hospital Research Institute", “research institute” and "BCCHR" used on the Web Site shall be deemed to include Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia Branch  and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns.

C&W owns and operates the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute Website. All information on the Site (the "Information") is copyrighted by C&W, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, or by other contributors. BC Children's Hospital Research Institute and related words, domain names and logos are the property of C&W. All other trademarks, product names and company names or logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners.

Limited License

You are granted a limited license to display on your computer, print, download and use the Information for your own personal, non-commercial or educational purposes only, provided the Information is not modified and all copyright and other proprietary notices are retained. None of the Information may be otherwise reproduced, republished or re-disseminated in any manner or form without the prior written consent of an authorized representative of C&W.

Links and No Endorsement

This Site may contain links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Any links provided to other sites are provided as a reference to help you identify and locate other resources that may be of interest. Such links and resources are provided for reference only and were independently developed by parties other than C&W. C&W is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources or for the contents of any such linked sites and does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information on or available from such sites or resources. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by C&W of the site. Use of any such linked site is at the user's own risk. In addition, the mention of another party or its product or services on the Site should not be construed as an endorsement by C&W of that party or its product or service.

No Advice or Warranties

The Information on the Site, including but not limited to newsletters, articles, opinions and views, is provided for information and education purposes only. Except where the material on the Site is explicitly identified as comprising the official version of a document, the material on the Site should not be used to replace official documents.

You shall be fully responsible for any consequences resulting from your use of the Site. The Information on this Site is general in nature and is not specific to you. It is not intended to replace professional advice, whether medical, legal, or otherwise. It is not designed or intended to constitute healthcare or medical advice or to be used for diagnosis. Any decision concerning your health, treatment and/or medication should be made in consultation with a qualified healthcare or medical professional. Please consult with your physician before making any decision regarding diagnosis and/or treatment. Online resources are not a substitute for the personalized judgment and care of a trained healthcare or medical professional. 

C&W does not guarantee the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the information on the Site. While every effort is generally made to check the information, C&W is providing this Site and the Information on an "as is" basis and makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the Site or the Information. The Site may contain technical, typographical or other errors and should not be assumed to be error free. Furthermore, third parties may have contributed some material on the Site and it should not be assumed that this material has been reviewed or endorsed by C&W.

Periodically, the Information may be changed without notice. C&W reserves the right to not publish, or to remove any content that they deem in their sole discretion, to be inappropriate for the Site, for any reason whatsoever. C&W assumes no obligation to update the Information or advise on further developments concerning topics mentioned. 

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

C&W, and its officers, directors, employees, agents and any other parties involved in the creation, production or delivery of the Site including the provision of the Information disclaim any responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs or obligations including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages (collectively the "Damages") whatsoever and howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with the use or misuse of the Site or the Information whether such Damages arise in contract, tort, negligence, equity or statute law or by way of any other legal theory. 

Date: June 3, 2003

Revised: 12/19/2008; 27/9/2016