Ottawa Health Services Network Inc. (OHSNI) does not warrant that the functions contained on its website(s) or the third party hyperlinked websites will be error-free or accessible on an uninterrupted basis, that defects will be corrected, including Discussion Groups or bulletin boards, or that the server that makes the website(s) available are free of viruses or other harmful components.
OHSNI reminds you to check this User Agreement from time to time as it may change without notice.
BY CONTINUING TO USE OHSNI website(S), YOU ARE AGREEING TO ABIDE BY ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT IN THIS SECTION.
- Website Guidelines And Policies
- Copyright Policy
- Submitting And Linking To Sites Policy
- General Acceptable Use Policies
- Privacy Statement
Scope of the policy
1.1 This policy shall apply to all http material residing on ohsni.ca.
Purpose of the ohsni.ca website
2.1 The purpose of the ohsni.ca is to provide a single portal to access high-quality information. The website serves as a resource that contains general information, public relations, current news and links to other organization’s websites.
3.1 Technical maintenance of the ohsni.ca website and operating systems shall be the responsibility of OHSNI.
3.2 Policies for the ohsni.ca website shall be set by OHSNI.
3.3 Creation and maintenance of the software, files and core content of the website shall be the responsibility of the Webmaster. The Webmaster shall administer all server accounts, enforce all web policies, maintain a high standard of quality for pages on the site and be responsible for the website.
Website content policies and guidelines
4.1 OHSNI recognizes the value and potential of creating files of electronic information on the Internet. All users are encouraged to publish and submit information consistent with the mission, interest, standards and policies of OHSNI. Information placed on the ohsni.ca website plays an important role in developing and maintaining the strong reputation and image of OHSNI. It should be creative, diverse and in good taste. The website is an open public document available to anyone, anywhere in the world. Those who place information on the site must realize the responsibilities inherent in this form of electronic publishing.
4.2 Content of all electronic pages must comply with local, provincial and federal laws including, but not limited to copyright, libel and indecency statutes. Photographs and personal information about an individual must not be included without appropriate written permission.
4.3 The use of ohsni.ca Internet resources for private business, commercial activities, fund-raising, merchandising, solicitation, or advertising shall be prohibited.
4.4 OHSNI reserves the right to remove any page from its servers at any time without prior notification to the creator of the page. The creator of the page will be notified of this action, and appeal of the removal of a page may be made to the ohsni.ca Webmaster.
4.5 Violation of website policies may result in immediate revocation of ohsni.ca website personal page publishing privileges, and possible further disciplinary action against the person responsible for the violation. All ohsni.ca disciplinary policies and penalties apply to violations of website policies.
4.6 Prior to the publishing of any photographs on a website, appropriate written permission must be obtained. The individual must complete a permission form included with the policies. These signed permission documents should be kept on file at OHSNI.
4.7 Users are not permitted to publish personal pages, resumes, or links to resumes.
4.8 All uses of the ohsni.ca or OHSNI graphic identity must be linked to the official website images. No other use of the ohsni.ca or OHSNI logo or trademark is allowed.
4.9 All documents, images, photographs, graphic designs such as a logo, once posted to ohsni.ca Internet web server remain the property of OHSNI.
All rights to material on this website are reserved by OHSNI or by the authors. Permission is granted to reproduce and distribute copies of the work for nonprofit educational or library purposes, provided that copies are distributed at or below cost, and that the author, source, and copyright notice are included on each copy.
For information about obtaining rights for other uses, contact:
Ottawa Health Services Network Inc.
120- 1929 Russell Road
Ottawa, ON K1G 4G3
Fax: 613- 523-8163
Copyright not owned by or licensed to OHSNI:
Copyright in much of the material on ohsni.ca continues to be owned by private parties.
The policy and guidelines therefore:
i. Affirms the general rule that, in accordance with law, OHSNI will clear the rights needed to use the works;
ii. Affirm that OHSNI will inform users of their responsibilities regarding copyright and, where appropriate, will take reasonable steps to ensure that users obtain the clearances they require before using federally held materials for digital projects;
iii. Encourage the recording of copyright management information to facilitate the clearance of copyright.
Mirror sites may not be submitted. Mirror sites are sites that contain identical content, but have altogether different URLs.
URLs that contain only the same or similar content as other sites listed on ohsni.ca may not be submitted. Sites with overlapping and repetitive content are not helpful to users of the directory. Multiple submissions of the same or related sites may result in the exclusion and/or deletion of those and all affiliated sites.
Sites with an address that redirects to another address may not be submitted.
Ohsni.ca has a policy against the inclusion of sites with illegal content. Examples of illegal material include child pornography; libel; material that infringes any intellectual property right; and material that specifically advocates, solicits or abets illegal activity (such as fraud or violence).
Sites "under construction" may not be submitted. Submission shall wait until a site is complete. Sites that are incomplete, contain "Under Construction" notices, or contain broken graphics or links are not good candidates for the directory.
Sites consisting largely of affiliate links, shall not be submitted.
No links to for-profit sites for recognition resources will be allowed.
You are prohibited to conduct activities on ohsni.ca that include, but are not limited to:
Transmitting unsolicited messages that, in the sole judgement of ohsni.ca, causes significant disruption or elicits complaints from other Internet users.
Harassing users or groups in any way.
Impersonating users from any Internet service providers in any way.
Uploading or downloading, transmitting, posting, publishing, receiving, retrieving, storing or otherwise reproducing, distributing or providing access to information, software or other material which is (i) confidential or is protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights, without prior authorization form the rights holder(s); (ii) is defamatory, obscene, child pornography or hate literature; or (iii) constitutes invasion of privacy, appropriation of personality, or unauthorized linking or framing.
Transmitting, posting, receiving, retrieving, storing or otherwise reproducing, distributing or providing access to any program or information designed to assist users in defeating copy-protection, registration and any other anti-theft mechanisms associated with commercial or shareware programs.
Transmitting, posting, receiving, retrieving, storing or otherwise reproducing, distributing or providing access to any program or information designed to assist in the fraudulent use of telecommunications services.
Using an Internet host's resources in a manner not authorized by its administrators. This includes mail relaying, transmitting chain letters, make-money-fast or pyramid style schemes of any sort.
Posting or transmitting any information or software which contains a virus, "cancelbot", "trojan horse", "worm" or other harmful or disruptive component. It is the responsibility of everyone who uses ohsni.ca to protect the website and other users from virus infections.
OHSNI does not condone any lewd, defamatory, offensive or discriminatory submissions of its users. OHSNI periodically reviews the contents of its chat rooms, discussion groups and bulletin boards and reserves the right to pull any submissions from the site at its sole discretion.
Ohsni.ca respects your privacy. Any personal information you provide to us — including your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address — will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of ohsni.ca.
If you would like to be removed from our regular mailing list, please contact us.
Ottawa Health Services Network Inc.
120- 1929 Russell Road
Ottawa,ON K1G 4G3
Fax: 613- 523-8163
Information Collection and Use
Ohsni.ca is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Information is collected from our users at several different points on our website.
In order to use some features of this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the topics on our site for which they have expressed interest and for the user to receive their lost password. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (mailing address, position, technical skill, etc.).
You should be aware that when you share personal information in public areas of our website(s), such as chat rooms, discussion groups or bulletin boards, this information might be seen and used by other members of the public. We urge you to exercise good judgment when sharing personal information in these forums.
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We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use for reporting and sponsorship purposes. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners, sponsors, and donors. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We only share this information so that we can secure funding to continue providing this site free of charge.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that ohsni.ca does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information, and we have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information.
We may also send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as postal code or email address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update, or remove that user's personal data provided to us.
Our users are given the opportunity to "opt-in" to newsletters and site update emails. For example, to receive notification of new programs or services. To unsubscribe from these, please see that section above. To unsubscribe from any updates, users can follow the directions at the bottom of any email received from OHSNI regarding the website.
Notification of Changes
Questions or Comments
Agreement to Terms
Ohsni.ca is a free online service which offers users the ability to upload and download freely distributable information and materials.
The Terms, as well as the Site (and information contained within the Site) may be updated or revised from time to time without notice to you. You agree to periodically review these Terms, and your continued access to or use of the Site shall constitute your acceptance of the updated or revised Terms.
Registration and Contact Information
Registration is optional with ohsni.ca to download materials. If asked to provide your e-mail address and telephone number during your use of the site, please provide an accurate and complete e-mail address and telephone number. OHSNI will not release your information.
See privacy statement.
Users may unsubscribe from this service at any time and at no cost.
Use of Information and Services.
Third parties may provide certain information displayed on the Site. Although OHSNI believes that such information comes from trustworthy sources, the third-party information is not necessarily sponsored, endorsed, recommended, or licensed by OHSNI. You should directly contact the third parties and/or their references for the most accurate information.
Under no circumstances will OHSNI be liable for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information, services or other material on the Site. While OHSNI will attempt to keep its Site current, accurate, and complete, OHSNI and its suppliers cannot guarantee, and will not be responsible for any damage or loss related to, the timeliness, accuracy, or completeness of the information, services, or other material on the Site.
When using the Site, you agree to abide by the following rules: (a) you may not post or transmit content (information, data, text, software, graphics, sound, photographs, video, messages, etc.) ("Content") that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, harmful, threatening, abusive, hateful, that violates the property rights of others (including without limitation infringing use of a copyright or trademark), that violates the privacy or publicity right of others, or are otherwise objectionable; (b) you may not interfere with other users' use of the Site; (c) you may not use the Site to conduct any activity that is illegal or that violates the rights of others; (d) you may not use the Site to advertise or sell products or services to others; (e) you may not impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (f) you may not post or transmit Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, confidential information, etc.); (g) you may not post Content to the Site unless the Content is freely owned by you or used with the permission of all other persons with any rights in the Content; and (h) you may not use the Site to collect or store personal data about other users.
Removal of Content.
OHSNI does not do a prior review of Content posted by any party other than OHSNI and has no responsibility for Content posted by any party other than OHSNI to the Site. However, OHSNI reserves the right in its sole discretion to delete any Content submitted to or appearing on the Site. Message boards, and/or other information sharing locations on the Site may contain the opinions and views of other users. OHSNI is not responsible for the accuracy of any messages or postings on the Site. If you believe that any Content posted on the Site is infringing, defamatory or otherwise violate the letter or spirit of these Terms, please contact OHSNI immediately.
Submissions and Use of Content.
If you submit Content to the site, you must select a publishing license type for the content that you submit. If you submit Content to the Site, you grant to OHSNI, or warrant that the person who uploaded of such Content has expressly granted to OHSNI, a world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use and reproduce that Content. There is no limit to the number of uploads a user can submit to the site.
If you download Content from the site, you will abide by the publishing license type of the Content downloaded from the site. There is no limit to the number of downloads a user can access.
The Site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other Internet sites. OHSNI has no control over such sites; OHSNI does not endorse, and is not responsible for, any such sites or the information, material, products or services contained on or accessible through those sites. You acknowledge that OHSNI shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance upon any such information, material, products, or services.
Your correspondence or business transactions with, or participation in promotions of, third parties found on, or e-commerce through, the Site and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that OHSNI shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such transactions or as the result of the presence of such third parties on the Site.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless OHSNI, its affiliates, governing board, officers, agents, employees, partners, funders and suppliers from any liability, loss, claim, demand, and expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to (a) your use of the Site; (b) your violation of these Terms; or (c) your posting of Content to the Site.
Modifications to Site.
OHSNI reserves the right to, from time to time, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the information, services, products, and/or other Content on the Site with or without notice.
Use and Storage of Content on the Site
OHSNI may establish general practices and limits concerning the use of the Site, including without limitation, the maximum number of days that Content will be available on, or retained by, the Site. OHSNI, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time.
Disclaimer of Warranty.
You expressly understand and agree that this site, and all information and content on the site, is provided on an “as is??? AND “as available??? basis. OHSNI and its information suppliers disclaim all express and implied warranties with regard to the site and all information services, and materials contained on the site, including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.
OHSNI makes no warranty that (A) the site will meet your requirements or that the results that may be obtained from the site will be satisfactory; (B) The site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; (C) The quality of any products. Services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the site will meet your expectation, and; (D) any errors in the site will be corrected.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from OHSNI or through the site shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the terms.
Limitation of Liability.
OHSNI may, in its sole discretion, with or without notice, suspend or terminate your use of this Site, and remove and discard any Content on the Site, for any reason, including, without limitation if you violate these Terms. OHSNI may also bar you from any future access to the Site. OHSNI will not be liable to you for any such suspension, termination or prohibition on future access.
Should you object to any subsequent modifications of the terms and conditions of these Terms, your sole recourse will be to immediately notify OHSNI of your termination of these Terms, which termination will be effective immediately. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the terms and conditions of these Terms will survive any termination of these Terms.
Any notices to you by OHSNI may be made by either e-mail or phone.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and OHSNI and govern your use of the Site, and supersede any prior agreements between you and OHSNI regarding the Site (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of these Terms).
These Terms and the resolution of any dispute related to these Terms or the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Canada, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Ohsni's failure to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will be enforced in accordance with their terms. The section headings in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, you hereby waive your right to bring any claim against OHSNI more than 1 year after such claim first arose.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms will be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the Canadian Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim will be arbitrated on an individual basis, and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. You consent to the arbitration being conducted in the city of Ottawa, Ontario. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or OHSNI may seek any interim or preliminary equitable relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, necessary to protect the rights or property of you or OHSNI pending the completion of arbitration.
"ohsni.ca" is a trademark of OHSNI. All other trademarks are the property of the people and organizations that uploaded the respective materials.