use of this web site indicates your agreement to be bound by the Terms
of Use / Privacy Statement."
of Use and Privacy Statement (last revised: October, 2003)
IMPORTANT: READ THESE
FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS (THE "TERMS") OF USE CAREFULLY
BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE. By using this web site, you are agreeing to
these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms
and Conditions of Use, do not use this web site. The WRHA reserves the
right to revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. Use
of this web site after changes are posted will signify your acceptance
of the revised Terms. Visit this page prior to using this web site to
review the current Terms.
Choice of Law
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) operates in Winnipeg, Manitoba,
Canada, and this Site and its content is intended for use by residents
of Canada only. You agree that the laws of the Province of Manitoba and
the laws of Canada applicable therein shall govern as to your access or
use of this Site and its content and as to the interpretation, validity
and effect of this agreement notwithstanding any conflict of laws provisions
or your domicile, residence or physical location. You hereby consent and
submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province
of Manitoba in any action or proceeding instituted under or pursuant to
this agreement and all matters relating to your access and use of this
Site and its content.
No Healthcare or Medical
The information that is provided on the Site is not intended to be healthcare
or medical advice. Many factors unknown to the WRHA may affect the applicability
of any statement or comment to your particular circumstances. You should
not act nor refrain from acting based upon any information contained on
the Site without consulting a qualified health care professional.
If you have or suspect
you have a health problem, you should call your health care provider immediately.
This Site contains general information that is not specific to any individual
person. If you have any questions after reading this, ask your own physician
or health care professional or provider. They know you and can best answer
The Site has been
prepared specifically for the WRHA, not for any manufacturer or other
company, and the authors have not received any remuneration from any manufacturer
or other company in connection with its preparation.
The Site shall not
be reproduced without the consent of the authors.
Any information on the WRHA web site (the "Site") represents
the opinions of the authors and not that of the WRHA, its Board of Directors,
or its management. The Site provides general information that may be of
interest to readers. The information is not intended to replace consultations
with your health care professional or to provide medical advice or diagnosis.
Please direct all personal medical and health questions to your health
care professional. The WRHA, its Board of Directors, management, staff
and/or its physicians shall not be liable for any damages, claims, liabilities,
costs or obligations arising from the use or misuse of the material contained
in this Site, whether such obligations arise in contract, tort, negligence,
equity or statute law.
This Site is protected under the copyright laws of Canada and other countries.
The materials and images on this website are protected by copyright and
The WRHA either owns
the intellectual property rights, including copyright, in and to this
Site, or has acquired the necessary licenses in the information, including
all text, HTML code, multimedia clips, images, graphics, icons and the
selection and arrangement of the contents of this Site.
Unless otherwise noted,
the content of the WRHA website is for visitor's personal and non-commercial
The WRHA grants the user of this Site a limited license to display on
their computer, print, download and/or use the underlying HTML, text and
other content that is made available on the Site, for non-commercial,
personal or educational purposes only, provided that:
content is not modified;
included with, and displayed on, each copy of such content is the associated
copyright notice and this limited license.
No other use is permitted. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing,
you may not:
make any commercial
use of such content;
include such content in or with any product that you create or distribute;
copy such content onto your, or any other person's, web site.
Permission to Reproduce
Advanced, written authorization is required from WRHA if you wish to use
and/or publish the name, logo, and/or likeness, photographs, graphics,
illustrations, video, music and sound from WRHA's website. For more information
please contact WRHA Communications ph. (204) 926-7000 or email email@example.com.
Unless otherwise noted,
text on this website may be reproduced for non-commercial personal purposes.
Any reproductions may not be represented as an official version of the
materials reproduced, or as having been made in affiliation with, or with
the endorsement of WRHA.
Certain words, phrases, names, designs, or logos used on the Site may
constitute trademarks, service marks or trade names of WRHA or other entities.
The display of any such marks or names on the Site does not imply that
a license has been granted by [name of facility/region] or other entities.
No Advice or Warranties
The WRHA does not warrant the quality, accuracy nor completeness of the
information or services made available on this Site. Such information
and services are provided on an "as is" and "as available"
basis without warranty or condition of any kind. WRHA expressly disclaims
any and all warranties and conditions of any kind whether express or implied,
including without limitation implied warranties or conditions of merchantability,
fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. WRHA may include
inaccuracies or typographical errors. You should not assume that the Site
will be error-free or that the Site will operate without interruption.
The information on
the Site, including but not limited to, newsletters, articles, opinions,
views, wording, graphics and images is provided for educational or information
purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical, legal or professional
advice whatsoever and should not be relied upon in that respect. You should
not act or rely on any Information on this Site without seeking the advice
of a professional.
The information provided
on this Site is believed to be reliable when posted. However, the WRHA
does not guarantee the quality, accuracy, completeness or timelines of
the information. WRHA assumes no obligation to update the information
or advise on further developments concerning topics mentioned. The information
contained on the Site may contain typographical errors. WRHA does not
warrant the completeness, timeliness or accuracy of any of the content
on this site. WRHA may make changes to the content at any time in its
sole discretion without notice.
WRHA, TO THE FULLEST
EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE.
WRHA disclaims all
warranties, representations and conditions regarding use of the Site or
the information, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose and whether express or implied, or
arising from a course of dealing, usage or trade practice.
No Endorsement or
The WRHA does not exert responsibility, editorial or other control over
the contents of the links to other Internet sites or any postings by a
third party. The WRHA disclaims any and all liability for any claims or
damages, which may result from any postings by third parties. The WRHA
disclaims any and all liability for injury and/or other damages, which
result from an individual using techniques discussed on this or the linked
References in this
Site to third parties' goods, services, products or publications are not
endorsements or approval of such goods, services, products or publications.
Links to other web sites are not endorsements or approvals of such sites,
the third parties named therein, or their products and services, nor is
any liability assumed for incompatibility, non-suitability, viral infection,
worms, Trojan horses, or other destructive/disruptive components on or
from such web sites.
A link to another
site should not be construed to mean that [name of facility/region] is
affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark,
trade name, logo or copyright symbol that may be reflected in the link
or the description of the link to such other sites.
The WRHA web site
contains links to web sites and servers maintained by third parties over
whom WRHA has no control. By providing these links, WRHA is not endorsing
these websites nor is it responsible for the privacy practices, content,
transactions, and the functioning of the websites.
No part of the Site
should be taken to constitute an offer or solicitation to by or sell products
The WRHA uses its best efforts but is not responsible for the results
of any search results that reference sites and information located worldwide
throughout the Internet. Because some of the content on the Internet consists
of material that is adult-oriented or otherwise objectionable to some
people, the results of your use of the Site Search tool may automatically
and unintentionally generate links or references to objectionable material.
WRHA can make no claim that such surprises will not occur. Computerized
search technology does not give you search results limited to only the
web sites that you were seeking. There may be extraneous referenced results
You expressly understand and agree that [name of facility/region] is not
responsible for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential
damage or any other damages whatsoever and howsoever caused, arising out
of or in connection with the use of the Site or in reliance on the information
available on the Site, including any loss of use, lost data, lost business
profits, business interruption, personal injury, or any other personal
or pecuniary loss, whether the action is in contract, tort (including
negligence), other tortious action or any other cause of action.
The WRHA disclaims
any liability for unauthorized use or reproduction of any portion of the
WRHA assumes no liability
for the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data transmitted
in connection with this web site.
In no event shall
WRHA or any third parties mentioned on this web site be liable for any
damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages,
personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from
lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use, misuse or
inability to use this web site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort
or other legal theory, and whether or not WRHA is advised of the possibility
of such damages.
You agree to indemnify the WRHA from and against any and all actions,
claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses, including reasonable
legal fees, arising directly or indirectly from: (a) your breach of any
of these Terms or any additional terms; (b) your access to or use of this
Site or any web site to which this Site is or may be linked from time
to time; (c) your use of, reliance on, or publication, communication or
distribution of anything on or from this Site; or (d) your violation of
any law or regulation to the detriment of the WRHA. If you are dissatisfied
Site, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Site.
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.
You agree not to impersonate
another person in your use of the Site or the sending of any e-mail to
an address listed on the Site.
All information submitted to the WRHA via the Site shall be deemed and
remain the property of the WRHA and the WRHA shall be free to use, for
any purpose, any ideas, concepts, know-how or other techniques contained
in information provided to the WRHA through the Site or sent through e-mail.
WRHA shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding
any such information submitted to it unless specifically agreed by [name
of facility/region] or required by law.
You agree that any
information submitted for inclusion at the Site does not infringe on the
intellectual property or other rights of any third parties and you grant
[name of facility/region] a right to provide access to the information
from the Site. You warrant that any software submitted to [name of facility/region]
shall be free of computer viruses.
Viruses and Infections
While every effort is made to ensure that all information provided on
this site does not contain computer viruses, WRHA cannot and does not
either guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through
the web site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, or codes that
manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You should take reasonable
and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses and should ensure
that you have a complete and current backup of the applicable items of
information contained on your computer system.
The Internet is not a secure medium and privacy cannot be assured. The
WRHA cannot assume any responsibility for any harm or damage you may experience
or incur by sending personal or confidential information to anyone.
The WRHA is committed
to maintaining confidentiality, and privacy of your personal information
in accordance with The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
Act of Manitoba (FIPPA) and your personal health information in accordance
with The Personal Health Information Act of Manitoba (PHIA). [link to
When you visit our
Web site, we only collect information that is necessary for the operation
and security of the Web site. The Web server automatically collects your
Internet domain name or Internet Protocol (IP) address, which may identify
you depending on the "naming standards" followed by your Internet
Service provider. This information is collected so that we know how many
people visit our site, the geographical region they are from, and which
pages they view on our site. The collection of this information is in
accordance with FIPPA. The information is maintained in statistical reports
and individuals are not identified. This information is not used for any
other purpose. The statistical information is kept for 3 years before
it is destroyed.
on this web site and we do not disclose this information to any public
bodies, trustees, agencies or individuals.
Before sending any
personal information to the WRHA, please read the following information:
Personal Information under FIPPA is any recorded information on an identifiable
individual. This can include, but is not limited to, an individual's name,
address, telephone number, age, identifying number, fingerprints, blood
type, health care history, education, financial, criminal, or employment
INFORMATION TO THE WRHA
As a visitor to this website, you are anonymous to the organization. There
may be situations where you are requested to voluntarily provide personal
information. All personal information collected will be kept confidential.
We obtain this information only when you provide it voluntarily for a
specific purpose namely responding to and processing your requests for
information. Personal Information that you provide will not be shared
outside of our organization except as required or permitted by law.
INFORMTION VIA THE INTERNET
Users should note when using this web site that information will be transmitted
over a medium which is beyond the control and jurisdiction of WRHA. Accordingly,
WRHA assumes no liability for the delay, failure, interruption or corruption
of any data transmitted in connection with this web site.
As we cannot guarantee
the security of electronic systems or e-mail, we do not recommend sending
personal health information or sensitive personal information or complaints
electronically. For all such matters please contact by postal mail at
WRHA, 1800-155 Carlton St, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4Y1 or by calling 926 7000
8:00am to 5:00 pm Central Standard Time, Monday to Friday.
For more information on the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
Act (FIPPA) and how you can protect the privacy of your personal information,
please contact Access and Privacy Services. Phone: 204-945-3738 Toll free:
1-800-617-3588 (Manitoba) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
These Terms represent the entire agreement between every user and WRHA
regarding use of the web site.
By agreeing to use
this site and providing personal information, you acknowledge reading
the Terms and Privacy Statement and agree with its terms including the
collection, use, and disclosure of such information. WRHA reserves the
right to update the Terms and Privacy Statement at any time. Users are
responsible for reviewing this document periodically for changes.
This statement was
last revised on: October, 2003
FOR MORE INFORMATION
WRHA welcomes your comments and questions about our Privacy Statement