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Terms & Conditions

Using the Cardiac College™ Website

By using this site, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions in their entirety. If you do not agree to one or more of these Terms and Conditions of use, you may not use this site.

University Health Network ("UHN") may revise and update these Terms and Conditions without notice at any time. Your continued usage of the Cardiac College™ site will mean you agree to and accept those changes.

This site does not provide medical advice.

Please be advised that all of the information on the Cardiac College™ website is provided for general informational purposes only. This site does not provide medical or legal advice. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, nor is it a substitute for legal advice. If you have or suspect you have a health problem, please consult your family physician. If you have or suspect you are experiencing a health emergency, please promptly visit a hospital Emergency Department in your area. If you have any legal issues associated with your use of the Cardiac College™ web site, you are advised to seek legal advice by contacting your own legal counsel.

UHN does not warrant or guarantee the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information on this Cardiac College™ web site.

Reliance on any information appearing on or provided in relation to the site is solely at your own risk.

This site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our website.

The site and the content provided are on an "as is" basis. When using the site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of UHN. As such, UHN assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of this site.

Use of Content

UHN authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on UHN's Cardiac College™ web site solely for your personal, non-commercial use if you include the following copyright notice: "Copyright © 2014 University Health Network. All rights reserved." Any other use of the material is strictly prohibited without UHN's prior written permission and the permission of the applicable rights holder(s). Without limiting the foregoing, and by way of example only, you may not use the material on UHN's Cardiac College™ website in your or other third party programs, materials, websites or other content without first contacting UHN and entering into a written Memorandum of Understanding with UHN. If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the content.

Viewing Videos on the Cardiac College™ Website

The material contained in videos on the site is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Please be advised that users are cautioned as some videos may contain explicit scenes and/or graphic images that may be inappropriate for certain audiences. By accessing the video, you acknowledge and fully understand that it is for informational and educational purposes only.

The views and opinions of authors expressed in the video do not necessarily state or reflect those of UHN and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. UHN does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes or services.

Specific medical advice will not be provided. UHN urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s). It is not the intention of UHN to provide specific medical advice through video, but rather to provide users with information to better understand certain medical practices and procedures.

External Websites Linked from the Cardiac College™ Website

Any websites linked from the site are created by organizations outside UHN. Those organizations are responsible for the information contained within their sites. UHN is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites or third-party advertisements and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. Any specific comments regarding these sites should be directed to that individual organization.

General Information

Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others of these Terms and Conditions of Use does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms and Conditions of Use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between us and any site user with respect to the site, its uses and services.

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the site, these Terms and Conditions, the UHN Disclaimer, and any applicable Memorandum of Understanding you have entered into with UHN constitute the entire agreement between you and UHN with respect to the use of UHN's Cardiac College™ website.

General Legal Terms and Conditions

Use prohibited where contrary to law
Use of UHN's Cardiac College™ web site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction where the Portal or any of the Content may violate any laws or regulations. You agree not to access or use UHN's Cardiac College™ web site in such jurisdictions. You agree that you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws or regulations. Any contravention of this provision (or any provision of this Agreement) is entirely at your own risk.

Governing law and jurisdiction
UHN's Cardiac College™ website is operated by UHN from its offices within the Province of Ontario, Canada. You agree that all matters relating to this Agreement, or your access or use of UHN's Cardiac College™ web site and its content shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without regard to conflict of laws principles. You agree and hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario with respect to all matters relating to your access and use of UHN's Cardiac College™ website and the content as well as any dispute that may arise therefrom.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall UHN, its physicians, other qualified health care providers, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and their respective successors and assigns be liable for any damages of any kind, including without limitation, any direct, special, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages (and including without limitation any loss or damages in the nature of or relating to medical injury, personal injury, wrongful death, improper diagnosis, inaccurate information, improper treatment or any other loss incurred in connection with your use, misuse, modification of, or reliance upon the Cardiac College™ site or the content, or your inability to use the Cardiac College™ site, regardless of the cause and whether arising in contract (including fundamental breach), tort (including negligence), or otherwise. The foregoing limitation shall apply even if UHN knew of or ought to have known of the possibility of such damages.


Cardiac College™ site use is entirely voluntary and provided for information. As a result, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless UHN, its physicians, other qualified health care providers, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and their respective successors and assigns, from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, costs, or expenses whatsoever, including, without limitation, legal fees and disbursements, resulting directly or indirectly from (i) your breach of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or (ii) your access to, use, misuse, reliance upon or inability to access or use the Cardiac College™ site or the content.

Copyright and Limited License

The content of the Cardiac College™ site is protected by copyright law and is owned by UHN. Except as granted by the limited licenses herein or in a separate Memorandum of Understanding that you have entered into with UHN, any use of the content, including modification, transmission, presentation, distribution, republication, or other exploitation of the Cardiac College™ site or of its content, whether in whole or in part, is prohibited without the express prior written consent of UHN. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, you are hereby granted a limited, non-transferable and non-exclusive license to access and view the Cardiac College™ site and its contents for your personal, non-commercial use. You must also abide by any additional requirements governing the use of any special content that may be set out in the Cardiac College™ site.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions of Use or the website in general, please contact us at

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