Acceptance of website ‘Terms and Conditions’

By accessing this website and any other websites associated with Hospice Waterloo Region (“website”), and any of their pages, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below (“Terms and Conditions”). If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, immediately exit from the website and do not use or access on any other pages.

Changes may be made at any time to these Terms and Conditions, without prior notice to you. It is your responsibility to review the Terms and Conditions each time you enter the website. Your continued use of the website shall constitute your acceptance to be bound by the Terms and Conditions and any changes thereto.

References to Hospice Waterloo Region (“HWR”) in these Terms and Conditions includes its directors, officers, employees, agents and other representatives.

Ownership, copyright and permitted use

All Content contained on the website is the property of HWR and is protected by Canadian and international copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws.

HWR hereby grants a personal, limited, revocable, non-transferable and non-exclusive license to access, read and download the Content located on the website for personal, non-commercial and not-for-profit use only. The website is made available for lawful, personal use only.

You may print pages from the website for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you do not modify any of the Content and you do not remove or alter any visible or non-visible identification, marks, notices or disclaimers. Other than as specifically described herein, the website and its Content may not be copied, imitated, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, modified, indexed, catalogued, merged with other data, mirrored or distributed in any way, in whole or in part, without the express consent of HWR.

Disclaimer and limitation of liability

The Content on the website is intended for educational and informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to provide medical advice and, to the extent that medical advice is required, users should consult with qualified medical professionals. Information in text files, interactive tools, messages or articles on this website cannot replace consultations with qualified health-care professionals to meet your individual medical needs.

The Content is obtained from a number of sources and is provided without charge on an “as is” basis without any representation, warranty or condition, whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise, as to quality, accuracy, completeness, legality, currency, reliability, efficacy or fitness for a particular purpose.

Advertising and editorial independence

The presence of advertising or a sponsor logo on the website does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by HWR, nor is it a guarantee for the quality, value or effectiveness of any products, services or methods advertised by our sponsors. No advertising or sponsorship is intended to substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional.
HWR maintains editorial independence and operational separation from our corporate sponsors. HWR makes decisions about the Content without interference from our corporate sponsors and none of our health information is altered or edited by our corporate sponsors.

Privacy policy

HWR, in accordance with industry-standard practice, monitors use of the website by means of tracking software and other methods (such as “cookies”). HWR employs safeguards to secure the information contained on and collected through the website, and collects, uses and discloses personal information in accordance with its privacy policy, which is incorporated by reference and available by clicking (here hyper link our Privacy Statement). This Privacy Statement may be amended by HWR from time to time, in its sole discretion, without notification or being liable to you or any other person, by making an amended Privacy Statement accessible through the website. Each time you use the website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by HWR in accordance with the Privacy Statement as it then reads.

Linking policy

We encourage other reputable websites to link to http://www.hospicewaterloo.ca in a manner that does not imply endorsement or approval of your website/product/service. Text links can use the anchor text “Hospice Waterloo Region” or the headline of the article on hospicewaterloo.ca that you are linking to, for example “I Have a Serious Illness.” The link to hospicewaterloo.ca should open in a new browser window. Hospicewaterloo.ca must not be framed within the originating website. We also request that you link to HWR content using the hospicewaterloo.ca URL rather than downloading portions of it to another web server, so that viewers will see the most up-to-date information.
Use of our logo is not permitted without the express consent of HWR.
HWR reserves the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to the website.

External link policy

Hyperlinks to a website are allowed only if the website is sponsored, supported, or partnered by the HWR; is educational in nature; or is a Canadian government website, including those sites sponsored by provincial or local governments.

The HWR will not allow any hyperlinks to any websites that advocate hate, bias, discrimination, or is dedicated to the sale of products.

Linked sites

While the website may contain links to third party sites (“Linked Sites”), HWR is not responsible for the content of any Linked Sites. HWR provides links to Linked Sites for informational purposes and for the convenience of its users only. HWR makes no representation or warranty regarding any Linked Sites or their content, and does not endorse any Linked Sites or any views expressed, information contained in, or products or services appearing, available or described thereon. Links to Linked Sites do not imply that HWR sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, the Linked Sites or their associated companies or products, or is legally authorized to use any content displayed in or accessed through the links to the Linked Sites. HWR does not control or guarantee the currency, accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information found on Linked Sites. HWR cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials published on Linked Sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsors of those Linked Sites. HWR is not responsible for transmissions users may receive from Linked Sites. HWR is not responsible for or liable in any way for commercial transactions which users transact with Linked Sites. When you access such Linked Sites, you are doing so at your own risk and are subject to the terms and conditions of use of the Linked Sites in question.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless HWR from and against any and all actions, proceedings, costs, claims, damages, demands, liabilities and costs, including without limitation reasonable legal fees and expenses, sustained and/or incurred by HWR, directly or indirectly, arising out of or connected to your use of the website or the Content in breach of these Terms and Conditions, your violation or infringement of the rights of others, and/or your violation of any applicable laws. You will assist and co-operate as fully as reasonably required by HWR in the defense of any such claim or demand.

Governing law and dispute resolution

These Terms and Conditions and all matters relating thereto are governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada, excluding any rules of private international law or the conflict of laws which would lead to the application of any other laws.

Any dispute between HWR and you arising from or relating to the website or the Content or the Terms and Conditions shall be resolved before the courts of the Province of Ontario sitting in the City of Kitchener, and you hereby irrevocably submit to the original and exclusive jurisdiction of those Courts in respect of any such dispute.

Contact us

If you have any comments or questions about the Terms and Conditions or your use of the website or any part thereof, please contact HWR at [email protected] or by mail at Hospice Waterloo Region, 298 Lawrence Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1Y4.

General

If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from the rest of the Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
No waiver by either party of any breach of or default of the Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. HWR’s failure to enforce any provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of such provision.
These Terms and Conditions, including any changes made from time to time, constitute the entire agreement between you and HWR relating to your use of the website and supersede all previous Terms and Conditions, written, oral or otherwise, between you and HWR with respect to your use of the website and the Content. The Terms and Conditions do not vary, alter, modify or otherwise affect any other more specific agreements between you and HWR regarding other matters.