Terms and Conditions

Last updated: 9 December 2016

1 - Acceptance of website Terms and Conditions of Use
By using this website you agree to abide by these Terms & Conditions.  The Heart Research Institute CAN (“HRI”) may, without notice, amend or modify its Terms & Conditions by posting the amended Terms & Conditions to this website. Your access to and use of the Site is subject to these Terms & Conditions. Please read them carefully before using the Site.

Use of the Site indicates your automatic acceptance of these Terms & Conditions. These Terms & Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and HRI with respect to this Site.

If any provision of these Terms & Conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible and will be deemed deleted to the extent that it is not enforceable, and the remaining provisions of the Terms & Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.

The failure by HRI to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any of these Terms & Conditions will not be construed as a waiver of any right or remedy of HRI in respect of any existing or subsequent breach of these Terms & Conditions.

These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by the laws of Canada, and each party submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Canada.

This Website (Site) is owned, operated and maintained by The Heart Research Institute CAN, Suite 1200, 350 Bay Street, Toronto ON, MSH 256. Charity Registration Number 83580 6936 RR0001.

2 - Ownership
The information, text materials, graphics, logos, button icons, images, video and audio clips, trade marks (whether registered or not), advertisements, layout, arrangement, graphical user interface, look and feel, and control features of the Site (Content) are owned by HRI, unless otherwise expressly stated.

HRI reserves all copyright on material on its website, including any photographs and graphic designs. Except for use permitted under the copyright laws in Canada or granted in a separate agreement, the use of material on this Site for any purpose, including repackaging in hard copy or compilation for CD-ROM or any other electronic media, is prohibited unless prior written permission by HRI is obtained. The unauthorised use of or lack of sufficient acknowledgment as stated in clause 7 below is against the law and is expressly forbidden.
 

3 - Intended audience
All information provided on this website has been prepared in accordance with Canadian law, and is intended for use by residents across the Canada by the HRI Communications Manager in consultation with Researchers and Senior Support Staff, approved by the Director.  It is intended as a communication tool and not as a source of medical advice for treatment. Please consult your health care provider if you have, or suspect you have, a heart problem.

Persons residing outside of Canada use this website at their own risk, and should take into consideration the legislative requirements of their country of residence when accessing this website. 

4 - Donations and Payments
Should you choose to make a donation to us you should confirm that in doing so will not constitute a contravention of the laws of your country of residence.

Although HRI seeks to protect online payment details in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, the security of such information transmitted online cannot be guaranteed. As such any data transferred is at your own risk.

If you use a payment card on our Website, you must be the authorised user a stated of the card and have permission and funds to make the relevant payment or donation.

5 - Restrictions on use
HRI reserves the right to deny you access to, or use of, all or part of the Site, without prior notice, if you engage in any conduct that HRI believes, in its sole discretion:

violates any term or provision of these Terms & Conditions; or
violates the rights of HRI or third parties; or
is otherwise inappropriate for continued access and use of the Site.

6 - System integrity and user conduct
You must not use this Site to:

  • impersonate or otherwise misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any other person or entity;
  • send junk, obscene, indecent, offensive, or threatening electronic mail or 'spam' to people who would not wish to receive mail from you;
  • falsify or delete any attributions, legends, or other proprietary designations of origin or source of any Content of the Site;
  • interfere with or disrupt the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Site;
  • attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site or computer systems or networks connected to the Site through any means;
  • commit forgery (or attempted forgery);
  • harass any individual, or harm minors in any way;
  • collect or store personal data about other users, including email addresses; or
  • violate any applicable Commonwealth or international law, convention or regulation.

 

7 - Intellectual property
All HRI logos and program names are registered trademarks of HRI.

All content on this website including logos, brand names, text, photographs, information, statistics, images and other material is protected by copyright, trademark and intellectual property laws in Canada.

HRI logo must not be reproduced or used in any way unless HRI provides its prior approval in writing.

Reproduction of any part of this website without the express permission of HRI is illegal unless otherwise indicated.  Where reproduction is permitted in writing by HRI Legal, only one copy of the material may be made, and that copy may only be used for personal or non-commercial purposes.  Where reproduction is permitted you must not amend or edit the material in any way, and HRI asserts its right to be recognised as the author and acknowledgment of the material should be cited as “Copyright of the Heart Research Institute Canada”.

8 - Indemnity, disclaimer and limitation of liability
Whilst due care has been taken in the preparation of the content of this Site HRI makes no representations regarding the accuracy, currency or reliability of the information provided unless otherwise indicated, and note there may be errors, omissions and typographical errors contained in the material provided.

You agree to indemnify HRI including its employees, directors, officers, committee members, honoraries, research scientists, agents, volunteers, contractors, subcontractors and collaborators from any loss or damage which it may suffer as a result of your use of this website.

9 - HRI programs
HRI runs various programs, events and functions and should you choose to participate in or attend any of these programs or events you do so at your own risk.  Should the program or event you choose to participate in involve physical exertion or exercise, we recommend you consult your health care provider prior to commencement to determine the suitability of our program/event to your level of fitness.

HRI programs and events may have their own specific terms and conditions, which are separate and in addition to these website Terms & Conditions.  Where an inconsistency exists between the program/event Terms & Conditions and these website Terms & Conditions, the program/event Terms & Conditions will prevail.

10 - Hyperlinks, advertising, sponsors & third-party content
This website may contain the content of third parties (Third Party Content).  This content may include, but is not limited to hyperlinks to external (third party) websites, paid advertisements and mention of program sponsors.  None of these things is to be taken as an endorsement, recommendation or approval of the third party, advertiser or sponsor or their products or services.  HRI accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, currency or suitability or otherwise regarding Third Party Content.  Any use or reliance on such content is at your own risk and HRI does not accept liability for any loss, damage, costs or expenses arising as a result of the use or reliance.

Should you have any queries, concerns or complaints regarding a third party’s website please refer your query, concern or complaint to the third party.

Should you wish to provide a link to this website from another site you may do so provided you adhere to the following terms and conditions:

11 - Terms and Conditions for providing a link to this website from another site:
Permission is granted to link to this website subject to the following terms and conditions:

No responsibility or liability lies with HRI (or any employee, agent or servant) for any errors or omissions resulting from use of this website.

Under no circumstances should your site use the link to HRI website to provide specific product or service endorsement or promotion. Nor should the link be placed to imply product or service endorsement or be associated with commercial interests.

The function of HRI’s website includes the promotion and awareness of heart research and communication of information.

HRI reserves the right to withdraw permission to link to this website at any time and the organization in question agrees to remove any link to this website on receiving such notice from HRI.

12 - Privacy notice
HRI respects and upholds your right to privacy. For further information regarding how we deal with your personal information please see our Privacy Notice. HRI’s Privacy Notice details how your visits to our website are dealt with.

13 - Contact details
Should you have any queries or concerns regarding HRI’s website Terms & Conditions please contact HRI’s webmaster by emailing support@hricanada.org