Reference to "The Academy" means Academy for Continued Advancement in Healthcare Education, including any company that the Academy controls (for example a subsidiary that it owns). Reference to "we" or "our" means the Academy.
Please remember that all of the information available through the Service is intended for adults who are licensed healthcare professionals. While we hope you find the Service helpful, you should remember that it is not meant to serve as a substitute for your own clinical judgment as a healthcare professional. The Academy does not provide medical advice. If you are a consumer who chooses to use the professional-level information available through the Service, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it to replace any relationship with your physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about medications and other treatments, consumers should always consult their physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel. We each follow standard sets of editorial procedures for information that we each make available through the Service. However, we don't offer you any warranty or guarantee related to the Service that we provide. We specifically disclaim any warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. It's your job to evaluate the information and results from the Service we provide. If you are a healthcare professional, you should exercise your professional judgment in evaluating any information, and we encourage you to confirm the information made available or otherwise obtained through the Service with other sources before undertaking any treatment based on it. If you are a consumer, you should evaluate the information together with your physician or another qualified healthcare professional. The use of the Service is at your own risk and the Service and the content are provided on as "AS IS" basis. Some information made available through the Service may be provided by users of the applicable Web site. The Academy is not responsible for that information. Whether the information is provided by us, our licensors or a user of a Web site owned and operated by the Academy, neither we nor our licensors are liable for any damages resulting from your use of the information made available through the Service. Although we are selective about the organizations we link to from our respective Web sites, we don't assume any responsibility for any Web sites that are linked to or from the Service. While we welcome your feedback regarding the Service, we must make the final decisions about the content made available through the Service. You can use the feedback link on the home page of the applicable Web site to submit comments. If you are dissatisfied with the response you receive or with the content of the Service, your only remedy is to stop using the Service.
You acknowledge and agree that the Service and information, content and software presented to you through the Service or used in connection with the Service contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected under Canadian and international intellectual property laws, including copyright, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except when expressly authorized by us or our licensors, you agree not to sell, rewrite, modify, redistribute, create derivative works, or rent the Service of any information presented to you through the Service, in whole or in part.
Linking to Us
Usually, we don't mind if you include a simple link from your Web site to the Service. However, you must first ask our permission if you intend to frame our site or incorporate pieces of it into a different site or product in such a way that is not clear to our users that we are the source of the content. You are not allowed to link to us if you engage in the publication or promotion of illegal, obscene, or offensive content, or if the link in any way negatively impact on our reputation.
The Academy may make some software and accompanying documentation available for downloading through the Service. These materials are the copyrighted work of the Academy or companies that have licensed the software to the Academy. We do not transfer any ownership rights in software or related documentation to you when you download it through the Service; rather, you are allowed to use the software and documentation under the terms of this license agreement.
We offer our users several tools that allow you to record and store information. You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your passwords or accounts. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of activation codes and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your account and password; (3) promptly inform us of any need to deactivate a password. You grant us and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Service the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of the Service. We cannot and do not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit in connection with the Service, or your or third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received using the Service.
Laws that Govern this Agreement
The Academy controls the components of the Service made available through their respective Web sites from their offices within the province of Quebec in Canada. The Service can be accessed from Canada and from other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each province or country able to access the Service may differ, by accessing the Service, you and the Academy agree that the statutes and laws of the province of Quebec, without regard to choice of laws principles, will apply to all matters relating to use of the Service. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. The Academy does not make any representation that materials made available through the Service are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access these sites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Termination and Modification
Notice and Take Down Procedures and Copyright Agent
If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Service infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from the Service by contacting the copyright agent (identified below) and providing the following information:
1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
2. Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
3. Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
5. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
6. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.
The agent for copyright issues relating to the Service is as follows:
Academy for Continued Advancement in Healthcare Education
Attn: Office of Privacy
6525 Boul. Monk
C.P. 96506 Montreal, QC H4E 4P3
Or call: 1-866-889-1558
In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, we maintain a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers and account holders of the Site who are repeat infringers.
The Academy commits itself to respect the privacy of any user or visitor to their websites. We will in all cases respect your privacy preferences. Any data or information that may be communicated to the Academy by means of any of its websites are protected by the national privacy legislation and An Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector of the province of Quebec, which requires Academy to maintain the confidentiality of all information and data they may collect be they written, graphic, audio, visual digital, electronic or any other type of information.
Any information or data that may be collected by the Academy via their websites that may enable the identification of the user is kept and protected as strictly confidential information at the Academy. This type of information is usually only obtained if provided by the user via e-mail, or other communication with the Academy via the website. While no attempts are made to link individual unregistered users to information captured by the Academy website, the following data may be automatically collected: the IP address from which the site is accessed; the type of browser used to access the website; the date and time the site was accessed; the pages viewed and, if applicable, the site that linked the user to the Academy website. This information would be used to improve the service offered by the Academy websites. Any such information collected by the Academy via its websites will not be transferred to any third parties in accordance with all applicable laws.
For physicians visiting the website, we also link the website tracking data generated from the session cookies to some of the personal information you provided. Through this linkage, we can create aggregate demographic profiles of web usage. These statistical and aggregate reports do not contain any personally identifiable information.
We use aggregate reports to learn how many physicians visiting the website with certain characteristics (e.g., specialty, geographic region) visit a particular portion of the website. This aggregate information will help us to determine areas of the website of particular interest to certain segments of the physician community. The aggregate reports could also serve as the catalyst for the creation of new features on this website and the development of future benefits and services for physicians.
We will not sell or share the information collected on this website with any other organizations except to the extent that disclosure is required by a valid legal requirement such as a law, regulation or search warrant.
The statistical and aggregate reports generated on this website will be shared with the steering committee.
This Academy website may contain links to other websites. The Academy is not responsible for the content or the privacy guidelines of these other sites. Users are encouraged to verify the privacy policies of sites linked to by the Academy websites and to use their own good judgment regarding the accuracy and reliability of the information they contain.