Terms & Conditions of Use

Please read the following terms and conditions of use ("Terms and Conditions of Use") for the Toronto East General Hospital Web site ("TEGH Site" or the "Site") carefully. By using this Site, you are agreeing to accept these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of Use, please do not use this Site. Toronto East General Hospital ("TEGH") may revise and update these Terms and Conditions without notice at any time. Your continued use of the TEGH Site will mean you accept those changes.

Right to Use this Site

This is a Canadian Web site. Its content is intended for Canadian residents only. Provided that you comply with the Terms and Conditions of Use, you have the right to use this Site to view various materials, including all information, documents, and other content on the Site (collectively, the "Material"). If you violate any of the Terms and Conditions of Use, your permission to use the material automatically terminates and you must destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the material.

Ownership of Materials and Copyright

The Material on the Site is owned by TEGH and is subject to copyright protection. TEGH authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the Material on the TEGH Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: "Copyright © (Year) Toronto East General Hospital. All rights reserved." Any other use of the Material is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of TEGH and the permission of the applicable rights holder(s). The trademarks of TEGH and others used on the Site are the property of TEGH or their respective owners. You may not use any trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of TEGH or the respective owner.

Third-Party Web Sites Linked from TEGH's Site

Any Web sites linked from the TEGH Site are created by organizations outside TEGH. Those organizations are responsible for the information contained within their sites and any comments regarding these sites should be directed to that individual organization. TEGH does not approve or endorse the content on any third-party Web sites. These links are strictly provided as a convenience to you for additional information. TEGH is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites or third-party advertisements and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party Web sites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites.

Privacy/Personal Information

TEGH may collect certain personal information about you, including your name and e-mail address, in the course of your use of the TEGH Site and our relationship with you. This information will be processed for the purposes of providing information to you and otherwise as is appropriate in the context of your relationship with TEGH. You may have a right of access to, and correction of, information that TEGH holds about you. You hereby expressly consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information described in these Terms and Conditions of Use. You hereby expressly consent to TEGH's use of your personal information for the purpose of informing you of our services. You may at any time request in writing that we stop using your personal information for the purposes described herein.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

This Site has been developed by TEGH for information purposes only. This Site does not provide medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have or suspect you have a health problem, you should contact your family doctor for consultation, diagnosis and treatment. If you have or suspect you are experiencing a health emergency, please promptly visit the Hospital Emergency Department nearest you.

Except as otherwise noted herein, the Material provided on this Site is provided "as is" without any warranties or representations of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement of intellectual property. Reliance on any information provided by TEGH appearing on or provided in relation to the Site is solely at your own risk. TEGH takes no responsibility for viruses that may damage your computer system or data resulting from your access to or use of the Site or the Material contained on the Site.

In no event will TEGH be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of this site, any third-party sites, or the materials, services, or products contained or provided through any or all such sites.

General Information

This Site is operated and controlled by TEGH from its offices in Ontario, Canada, but can be accessed from jurisdictions whose laws may differ from those of the Province of Ontario. By accessing the Site you agree that the laws of the Province of Ontario shall govern your use of this Site, the Terms and Conditions of Use and any dispute or claim based on your use of the Site or the Material. You agree that any action or proceeding related to your use of the Site shall only be brought by you in the courts of the Province of Ontario located in Toronto, Ontario. You agree that if you choose to access this Site from other locations you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with any and all local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

If any provision of the Terms and Conditions of Use is found to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, then such provision is deemed severable and will not affect the validity or enforceability of any of the remaining provisions. The failure of TEGH to act with respect to a breach by you or others of these Terms and Conditions of Use does not waive TEGH's right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms and Conditions of Use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between TEGH and you with respect to the Site, its uses and services.