Disclaimer

1. Terms of Use

The use of this blog (“Site”) is subject to the following terms and conditions and constitutes the user’s agreement to these terms and conditions. Eastern Health reserves the right to change these terms and conditions or any content of the website at any time without notice. Please review the Terms and Conditions regularly as your continued use of the website will constitute your agreement to any changes.

2. This Site does not Provide Medical Advice

The content of this Site is provided for general information purposes only. The content is not intended to replace consultations with a health care professional or to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider with any medical or health questions. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Site.

3. Copyright and Submissions

This Site and the content are protected by copyright, trade-mark and other proprietary rights of Eastern Health or third parties. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms and Conditions, no portion of the Site or the content, including without limitation trade-marks, trade names and logos, may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, without prior written permission from Eastern Health or the applicable third party. Any unauthorized downloading, redistribution, retransmission, copying, modification or commercial use of the content may be a violation of federal or other law and could result in legal action.

Subject to the preceding paragraph, Eastern Health grants to you a limited license to display, print and use the content of this Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Such license is revocable by Eastern Health at any time at the sole option of Eastern Health. In consideration of this limited license, you shall ensure that all copyright, trade-mark and other proprietary notices are retained on any copy of the Site materials in the same form and manner as on the original.

All information submitted to Eastern Health via the Site shall be deemed and remain the property of Eastern Health and Eastern Health shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, know-how or other techniques contained in information provided to Eastern Health.

You agree that any information submitted to Eastern Health does not infringe the intellectual property rights, including copyright, trade-mark, trade secret or patent rights, of any third party and you grant Eastern Health the right to provide access to the information on the Site.

4. Content and Links

Eastern Health has used reasonable efforts to ensure the information provided on this Site is accurate when posted. However, Eastern Health does not make any representation or warranty of any kind as to the quality, accuracy, currency or completeness of the content on this Site. The views or opinions expressed in the content on this Site do not necessarily reflect those views or opinions of Eastern Health. Eastern Health does not endorse or recommend any products, services, techniques or procedures mentioned on this Site.

This Site may contain links to websites and servers maintained by third parties over whom Eastern Health has no control. These links have been provided solely as a convenience for users of this Site and do not constitute an endorsement by Eastern Health of the content of such third party sites. Eastern Health makes no representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party websites.

Eastern Health does not monitor the general content of blog entries and Eastern Health does not monitor specific postings to the website. The content of postings are the responsibility of the person making them and should not reveal any personal information, identifying information of yourself or others or confidential/private information of any kind. By making a posting you specifically acknowledge that Eastern Health assumes no liability for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct by you or third parties. You also acknowledge that Eastern Health reserves the right to remove any materials from the website for any reason whatsoever.

5. No Warranty

Any information on this Site represents the opinions of the authors and not of Eastern Health. Eastern Health does not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the information on the Site or of any product or services referenced on the Site. Eastern Health assumes no obligation to update the information or advise on further developments concerning topics mentioned. The information may be changed from time to time without notice.

Eastern Health disclaims all warranties, representations and conditions regarding use of the Site or the information, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, whether expressed or implied, or arising from a course of dealing, usage or trade practice.

6. Disclaimer of Liability

Eastern Health, its affiliated physicians, employees, directors, 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 or consequential damages whatsoever and howsoever caused, airing 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.

7. Non-confidentiality

Absent the use of encryption, the Internet is not a secure medium and privacy cannot be ensured. Information provided to Eastern Health by virtue of this Site will be received by Eastern Health on a non-confidential basis. We recommend the use of appropriate security, antivirus and other protective software.

Eastern Health assumes no liability for the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data transmitted in connection with this Site and does not warrant that the Site is free of infection, viruses, worms, or codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.

8. Governing Law

This website is administered by Eastern Health which is located in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Any matter arising out of the use of this website shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the federal laws of Canada. You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

In addition to the above;

a) Eastern Health reserves the right to determine which comments are acceptable for Eastern Health’s social media sites and may remove or modify any communication that does not follow these terms. In addition, Eastern Health may, at its sole discretion, terminate a user’s ability to post comments to any social media site for repeated or excessive violations of these standards or when Eastern Health has a reasonable basis to believe that the user’s comments may cause harm if published.

b) Eastern Health is not responsible for any content that third parties publish, post, upload, distribute, disseminate or otherwise transmit via social media. Any content, views, opinions and/or responses to questions uploaded, expressed or submitted by the creators, sponsors, advertisers or users of social media other than the content provided by Eastern Health, are solely the views, opinions and responsibility of the company or person submitting them and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Eastern Health.

Eastern Health reserves all rights relating to Eastern Health’s social media accounts including, but not limited to, all rights to add, remove or modify any of its content or material posted on the accounts and discontinue the accounts.

Eastern Health does not monitor the general content of blog entries. The content of postings are the responsibility of the person making them and should not reveal any personal information, identifying information of yourself or others or confidential/private information of any kind. By making a posting you specifically acknowledge that Eastern Health assumes no liability for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct by you or third parties.

c) Questions posted to Eastern Health social media sites will be responded as promptly as possible during working hours (Monday to Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.). Inquiries outside of these hours will be addressed as soon as possible when office hours resume. Please be advised that EH contact information is available on the Contact Us page.

d) Keep in mind, comments and postings to Eastern Health social media sites are not private and can be seen by other people. Eastern Health recommends that users do not post anything that they would not want everyone on the Internet to read. Eastern Health cautions against posting information that could make users vulnerable to financial or medical identity theft, such as financial information or insurance numbers. In addition, for the privacy or our users, Eastern Health recommends that hospital room numbers or any other private information not be posted to social media sites.

For Eastern Health’s full disclaimer and privacy statement, please visit: http://www.easternhealth.ca/AboutEH.aspx?d=1&id=285&p=73

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