TERMS OF CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Canada, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction. Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to this website or to services you purchase through this website shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Ontario, Canada, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate its intellectual property rights, OrthoEvidence Inc. may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in provincial or federal court in the province of Ontario, Canada, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts.
OrthoEvidence is a for-profit, non-industry funded knowledge dissemination tool that was launched on October 1st, 2011. The individuals responsible for the website have no conflicts of interests to report.
Our commitment to your confidentiality is most simply expressed by our promise to you that, unless required by law: a. we will never give, share, sell, trade, loan, rent or disclose any personally identifiable information about you without your express permission; b. we will protect every credit card transaction made on our website; and c. we will promptly remove your contact information from our promotional mail and email lists upon request.
The copyright in this website and all material contained in it, including the content, layout, design and graphics, is owned or licensed by OrthoEvidence Inc. This website may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without the express prior written consent of OrthoEvidence Inc. To obtain such consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. ORTHOEVIDENCE and THE A.C.E. REPORT are trademarks of OrthoEvidence Inc. All other brand names, product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Any authorized reproduction of the material on this website must include the customary bibliographic citation, including author attribution, date, article title, and, where feasible, a copyright notice identifying OrthoEvidence as the owner of copyright in the following format: © 2017 OrthoEvidence Inc. OrthoEvidence Inc. acknowledges and appreciates links to this website. However, all hyperlinks should be directly to the homepage at myorthoevidence.com. Linking directly to other pages within the site or framing content on the site is prohibited without prior written consent.
USER-GENERATED MATERIAL & USER CONDUCT
For all material that you upload or post on the website, you hereby grant OrthoEvidence Inc. a non-exclusive, limited, royalty-free, worldwide and perpetual license to use, publicly display, reproduce and distribute this material via the website at myorthoevidence.com. This license does not grant OrthoEvidence Inc. the right to reproduce or otherwise distribute such material in any other media. You must not use the website in any way that causes or is likely to cause the website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way. You must use the website for lawful purposes only. You must not use the website for any of the following:
- For fraudulent purposes in connection with a criminal offence or otherwise unlawful activity
- To send, use or re-use any material that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing; or in breach of copyright, trademark, confidence, privacy or any other right; or is otherwise injurious to third parties; or objectionable; or which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any spam; or
Personal information is defined as information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization. In other words, it does not include the information that one expects to find on a business card.
USER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use your personal information to process your orders and, where applicable, to issue invoices and maintain our database of registered users. In addition, if you apply for a position with OrthoEvidence Inc., we will use your personal information to assess your candidacy. Lastly, we may use your contact information (name, e-mail and postal address, if provided) so that we may communicate with you about our services and topics of interest. OrthoEvidence Inc. may use your organization affiliation to provide customized service to you, process your registration, and for our internal monitoring of traffic patterns.
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have a right to challenge the accuracy and completeness of your personal information and to have it amended, as appropriate. You also have a right to request access to your personal information and receive an account of how that information has been used and disclosed, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. For example, if the requested information would reveal personal information about another individual, your request for access may be limited or denied. To request access or to amend your personal information, please contact our Privacy Officer at the address below. OrthoEvidence Inc. will respond within thirty (30) days of receipt of your written request.
ACCOUNTS AND PASSWORDS
Each registered user of this website is provided with a personal account, including a login name and password. Personal accounts may not be shared. As a registered user, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login name and password and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities and charges that are incurred by your account. OrthoEvidence Inc. reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion. If you register to this website as a student, resident or trainee for a reduced subscription fee, you may be required to submit documentary proof of your status upon request and you hereby authorize OrthoEvidence Inc. to make inquiries to verify same with the identified institution(s).
We e-mail users of the website who have member accounts. By opening an account with OrthoEvidence, you consent to receive our newsletters, and will have the option to unsubscribe or update your e-mail newsletter preferences at any time.
You may cancel your subscription to this website at any time by sending notice of your cancellation by email to email@example.com with “Subscriptions” in the subject line or by regular post to: OrthoEvidence Inc., Attn: Subscriptions 3228 South Service Road, Suite 206 Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7N 3H8 We do not issue refunds for unused portions of your subscription period or any automatic renewal thereof.
OrthoEvidence Inc. uses various safeguards to ensure that your personal information is protected against loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying or alteration. These include: security of our physical premises; security software and firewalls to prevent unauthorized computer access or "hacking"; and internal passwords that restrict access to our electronic files. We use only reputable third-party companies to maintain our electronic records and to store and destroy our paper files.
Like most other commercial websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information to optimize your visit to our website. Our website server will automatically collect IP addresses. We may view the IP log from time to time, for example, to maintain the security of our website. We do not routinely link the IP addresses to other personally identifiable information. We know your time is valuable and you don’t want to waste it. To help save you time, we use a special feature called a “cookie” to help us provide customizable services to our regular customers. Cookies are like mini-files that live on your hard drive and save your preferences so you do not have to re-enter the same information over and over again. Cookies do not damage your system or impair its functioning in any way. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your Internet browser. If you choose not to accept cookies, your experience on this website may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
Email sent over the Internet is not secure and may be lost, intercepted, or altered. If you send personally identifiable information to us via email, we will not be liable if it is lost or intercepted, altered or misused by someone else. Instead, we encourage you to use the secure online contact form available on this website.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES
This website has been designed to be a resource for information on matters that might be of interest to medical professionals. As a result, there are links throughout the website to third-party sites. These links are provided for convenience only, and do not mean that OrthoEvidence Inc. endorses or recommends the information contained in linked websites, or guarantees its accuracy, timeliness or fitness for a particular purpose. OrthoEvidence Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or practices of third-party sites.
OrthoEvidence Inc. will respond to inquiries about its policies and practices relating to its handling of your personal information. Inquiries should be directed to our Privacy Officer using the contact information below. We will investigate all complaints and will respond within 30 days of receipt of a written inquiry. If the complaint is found to be justified, we will take appropriate measures to resolve it, including, if necessary, amending this Policy and its procedures.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
OrthoEvidence Inc. uses all reasonable skill and care in the operation of the website. However, under no circumstances whatsoever is OrthoEvidence Inc. liable to you for any damages or lost profits arising from the posting or use of any material provided on this website including, without limitation, claims based on copyright, trade secrets, defamation or invasion of privacy. In no event will the total liability of OrthoEvidence Inc. for all damages, losses and causes of action (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) exceed the amount specifically paid to it by the affected Registered User(s).
The views, beliefs, and opinions expressed here are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the official position of OrthoEvidence or of its partners.
The content of OrthoEvidence’s website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice, or as a substitute for the medical advice of a physician.
Below is a list of all the revisions made to our Terms of Service and Conditions, with links to view each revision.
May 24th, 2018. Terms of Service and Conditions