WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

All use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions as well as the terms set out in our Privacy Policy (attached below). Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to be bound by these terms. These terms may change from time to time without notice. We recommend that you read these terms and conditions regularly. If you do not agree with the following terms and conditions, please do not access this website.

DISCLAIMER

The materials provided on this site are for informational purposes only. Although we make reasonable efforts to ensure that the materials contained on this site are accurate, we do not warrant or guarantee: (a) the accuracy, currency or completeness of the materials; (b) that the site will be available without interruption, error or omission; (c) that defects will be corrected; or (d) that the website and the server(s) that make it available are free from viruses or harmful components. The website and the materials provided on the website are provided “as is” and “as available” without representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, either expressed or implied. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk. These materials do NOT constitute medical advice or other professional advice and you may not rely on the contents of this website as such. Doing so without seeking the advice of a qualified medical professional constitutes a misuse of the information. The materials provided on this site are intended for medical professionals for the purpose of supporting evidence-based decision making, by providing links to published research reports about the diagnosis, treatment, prediction and prognosis, etiology, and economics of orthopaedic conditions. However, "evidence does not make decisions". Clinicians making decisions about the care of their patients must take into account the limitations of evidence from research as well as the unique nature of their patients' circumstances and wishes. Readers should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. Because of this fact and also because of regular advances in medical research, we strongly recommend that readers independently verify any information they choose to rely on. Ultimately it is the readers' responsibility to make their own professional judgments. OrthoEvidence Inc., its employees, directors and agents will have no liability for any damage arising from misuse of any information on this website, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages. The contents of this website do not necessarily represent the opinions of OrthoEvidence Inc. The description or reference to a product or publication does not imply endorsement of that product or publication by OrthoEvidence Inc.

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).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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 info@myorthevidence.com. 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: © 2011 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.

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.

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
  • To cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety. OrthoEvidence Inc. reserves the right to remove: (a) any material uploaded or posted on the website, for any reason, including material which in its sole judgment violates any of these terms and conditions, threatens the privacy or security of any person or entity or is otherwise considered inappropriate for any reason. You shall indemnify OrthoEvidence Inc. from any and all actions or losses whatsoever which it may bear as a result of the use and reproduction any material uploaded or posted by you to the website, including without limitation, claims based on copyright, trade-marks, trade secrets, defamation or invasion of privacy.

EMAIL COMMUNICATION

We e-mail users of the website who have member accounts. By opening an account with OrthoEvidence, you consent to receiving our newsletters, and will have the option to unsubscribe or update your e-mail newsletter preferences at any time.

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).

GENERAL

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.

TERMINATION

You may cancel your subscription to this website at any time by sending notice of your cancellation by email to info@myorthoevidence.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.

FEEDBACK

We welcome your feedback. If you have questions or comments about this website, the website terms of use or the privacy policy, please contact us at info@myorthoevidence.com.

DISCLOSURE

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.

PRIVACY POLICY

OrthoEvidence Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy outlines how we handle your personal information to protect your privacy.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

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.

PROMISE

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.

USE 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.

SAFEGUARDS

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.

WEBSITE PRIVACY

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

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.

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.

CHALLENGING COMPLIANCE

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.

MODIFICATIONS

The OrthoEvidence Inc. Privacy Policy may be modified at any time. Please check the policy regularly.

PRIVACY CONTACTS

If you have any questions or complaints about this Policy or the handling of your personal information, if you wish to withdraw your consent to our use of your personal information, or to request access to or update any information we have on file, please contact our Privacy Officer by sending notice of your concerns by email to info@myorthoevidence.com with “Privacy” in the subject line or via regular post at: OrthoEvidence Inc., Attn: Privacy Officer 3228 South Service Road, Suite 206 Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7N 3H8