Terms of Use

Terms of Use & Disclaimer

Please read the Terms of Use & Disclaimer carefully before using this web site. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms”).

General

Any information on the Manitoba Renal Program web site (the “Site”) represents the opinions of the authors and not that of the Manitoba Renal Program, its management or staff nor the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (“WRHA”), its Board of Directors, management or staff. The Site provides general information that may be of interest to readers. The information is not intended to replace consultations with professional advisors or to provide legal, medical or professional advice or diagnosis.

Copyright

This Site is protected under the copyright laws of Canada and other countries.

Manitoba Renal Program either owns the intellectual property rights in the information, including all text, HTML code, multimedia clips, images, graphics, icons and other content that Manitoba Renal Program makes available to you on the Site, or has obtained the permission of the owner of the intellectual property of such content to use the content on the Site.

Limited License

Manitoba Renal Program and WRHA grant 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 Manitoba Renal Program if you wish to use and/or publish the name, logo, likeness, photographs, graphics, illustrations, video, music or sound from the Site. For more information please contact Manitoba Renal Program Communications ph. (204-940-2664) ● or email to: kidneyhealth@wrha.mb.ca.

Unless otherwise noted, text on this Site 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 Manitoba Renal Program or the WRHA.

Trademarks

The Manitoba Renal Program name and logo are trademarks. Certain words, phrases, names, designs, or logos used on the Site may constitute trademarks, service marks or trade names of Manitoba Renal Program, WRHA or other entities. The display of such trademarks, service marks or trade names does not convey or create any license or privilege of any kind. Unauthorized use or exploitation of such marks or names is strictly prohibited.

No Advice or Warranties

Neither Manitoba Renal Program nor the WRHA warrant the quality, accuracy or 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. Manitoba Renal Program and WRHA expressly disclaim any and all warranties, representations 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.

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.

Third Party References or Links

Neither Manitoba Renal Program nor the WRHA exert responsibility, editorial or other control over the contents of the links to other Internet sites or any postings by a third party. Manitoba Renal Program and the WRHA disclaim any and all liability for any claims or damages which may result from use of linked websites and any postings by third parties.

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, privacy practices, content, transactions, or the functioning of the websites including any viral infection or other destructive/disruptive components on or from such web sites.

A link to another site should not be construed to mean that Manitoba Renal Program or WRHA 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.

Searches

Manitoba Renal Program is not responsible for the results of any search results that reference sites and information located worldwide throughout the Internet. The results of your use of the Site Search tool may automatically and unintentionally generate links or references to objectionable material. Computerized search technology does not give you search results limited to only the information that you were seeking.

Submissions

All information submitted to Manitoba Renal Program via the Site shall be deemed and remain the property of Manitoba Renal Program and the WRHA. Manitoba Renal Program shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, know-how or other techniques contained in information provided to Manitoba Renal Program through the Site or sent through e-mail. Manitoba Renal Program shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding any such information submitted to it unless specifically agreed by Manitoba Renal Program 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 Manitoba Renal Program the right to provide access to the information from the Site.

Confidentiality Warning

The Internet is not a secure medium and privacy cannot be assured. Manitoba Renal Program cannot assume any responsibility for any harm or damage you may experience or incur by sending personal or confidential information to anyone.

Privacy Statement

Manitoba Renal Program 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).

When you visit the Site, we only collect information that is necessary for the operation and security of the 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. [caj1] 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.

This Site does not use cookies [caj2] and we do not disclose this information to any public bodies, trustees, agencies or individuals.

Applicable Law

Manitoba Renal Program operates in 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.

Modifications

Manitoba Renal Program and WRHA reserve the right at any time, and from time to time, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice to you. Manitoba Renal Program and WRHA shall have no liability to you or any third party for any modifications, suspension or discontinuance of the Site or any part thereof.

No Liability

Manitoba Renal Program, the WRHA, its Board of Directors, management and staff shall not be liable for any loss or damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost, delayed or corrupted data or business interruption) resulting from the use, misuse or inability to use this Site or the information contained therein, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or other legal theory, and whether or not Manitoba Renal Program or WRHA is advised of the possibility of such damages.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify Manitoba Renal Program, the WRHA, its Board of Directors, management and staff 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; (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. If you are dissatisfied with any material on this Site or with any of the Terms of use of this Site, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Site.

For More Information

Manitoba Renal Program welcomes your comments and questions about our Terms of Use & Disclaimer. Please feel free to contact us ph. (204-632-3607) or email to: kidneyhealth@wrha.mb.ca.