IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY.

1. Use of Site

This website ( the “Site”) is provided by The Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres (“The Network”) (being “us”, “we” or “our”) including its centres and institutes.  Your access to and continued use of this Site and social media channels (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) constitutes your acceptance of, and is conditional upon, your continued acceptance of and compliance with these General Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”) and all applicable laws.  “Use” of the Site collectively includes:

a) visiting or using the Site including without limitation to use, access, or download, text, data, images, PDFs, videos , i-learning modules,  newsletters, articles, illustrations, animations, games, views, opinions or other materials, including materials submitted by you (“Submitted Content”), which is collectively referred to as “Content”; and/or

b) visiting or using the Site including without limitation to submit, post or upload your images, text, data, illustrations, animations or other Submitted Content to the Site.

Each time you Use the Site you signify your acceptance and agreement, and the acceptance and agreement of any person or entity on whose behalf you may act, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by the Terms.  You represent and warrant that you have the legal authority to agree to and accept this agreement on behalf of yourself and any person or entity you may represent. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions you should not use this Site.

2. Modifications

The Network reserves the right in its sole discretion to add, remove, modify or otherwise change the Terms at any time.  Your continued Use of the Site following the posting of any such changes will mean you accept the changes.  If any change to the Terms is unacceptable to you, you should cease using the Site.

The Network reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to add, remove or modify any Content on this Site.  The Network reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions to any part of the Site but has no duty to do so, and the Terms shall apply to any such changed version of the Site.

3. Ownership  

This Site, its Content, and all associated copyright is owned by The Network. The Site and all of its Content is the property of The Network and others and is protected by Canadian and international copyright, trademark and other laws. Your use of the Site does not transfer to you any ownership or other rights in the Site or its Content. Any unauthorized distribution, transmission or publication is strictly prohibited.  

4. Permitted Use of Site  

Except as otherwise provide for in these Terms, You may use this Site only for your own lawful, personal, non-commercial purpose;  You are granted a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to use the Content for personal non-commercial use only and provided the Content is not modified and all copyright and other proprietary notices are retained. Any other use is strictly prohibited without our prior written permission and the permission of the applicable rights holders; none of the Content may be otherwise reproduced, republished or re-disseminated in any manner or form without the prior written consent of an authorized representative of The Network.

5. User Conduct

The views and opinions expressed on The Network’ social media pages reflect the thoughts of the online users and not necessarily those of The Network.

6. Disclaimer  

The Content on this Site is provided is provided for educational information purposes only.  The Content is not designed or intended to constitute medical advice.  The Network makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the content developed by The Network is reliable when posted.

You acknowledge when you Use this Site that:

a) your Use  of and any reliance by you on this Site is at your own risk;

c) The Network makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, quality, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or sustainability of the Content. The Network assumes no obligation to update the Content or advise on further developments concerning the topics mentioned in the Content.      

THE CONTENT ON THIS SITE IS NOT FOR EMERGENCY OR CRISIS HELP.  IF YOU REQUIRE EMERGENCY HELP, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES: IN ONTARIO CALL 911 OR GO TO YOUR LOCAL HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM.     

THE NETWORK DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.  THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED RESPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, ALL OF WHICH ARE DISCLAIMED BY THE NETWORK TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.   

7. Limitation of Liability

The Network expressly disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions or conduct of any third-party user of the Site or any advertiser or sponsor of the Site (collectively, a “Third Party”). Under no circumstances shall The Network or its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, damage (including special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages), or expense arising in any manner whatsoever, directly or indirectly, from (1) the acts, omissions, or conduct of a Third Party; or (2) any use or inability to use any content located at or made available at any website linked to or from the Site.

If you decide to access or use any linked website or content, materials, software, goods or services from any website linked to or from the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

You hereby release The Network and its officers, directors, employees, agents and their respective successors and assigns from any injury, loss, damages or expenses that you may incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them, arising directly or indirectly from your purchase or use of any products or services referenced by or made available through the Site or by third parties through the Site.

8. Indemnity

You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Network, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, healthcare practitioners, agents, licensors, and all third parties mentioned at the Site, from and against all claims, actions or demands, and losses or damages relating thereto, alleged to result from or resulting from your Use of the Site and its’ Content or your breach of the Terms.  

9. Prohibited Activities

Except as otherwise provided in these Terms, You may not directly or indirectly:

a. copy, reproduce, reuse, transmit, adapt, publish, frame, post, upload, modify, broadcast or distribute any Content in any way, including for any public or commercial purpose whatsoever, without our prior written permission;

b. use or attempt to use another person’s password, account, likeness, or other information in connection with this Site;

c. impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation any The Network’ employee or The Network’ healthcare practitioner in connection with this Site;

d. register an email that you do not own or do not have permission to register from the owner;  

f. scrape any Content from this Site, whether automatically or manually;

g. disrupt or interfere with any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Site; or

h. attempt to obtain unauthorized access to parts of the Site that are restricted from general access.

10. Links/Linking

This Site may contain links to other websites that are not under the ownership or operation of The Network.  We do not control, recommend or endorse and are not responsible for these sites or their content, products, services or privacy policies. If you use these sites, you do so at your own risk. Downloading material from certain sites may risk infringing intellectual property rights or introducing viruses into your computer system.  You should take notice when you leave this Site and read the privacy policies and terms of these other sites.  You should also independently assess the authenticity of any website which appears or claims that it is one of our sites (including those linked to through an email).

Linking to this Site

The Network welcomes links to this Site subject to the Conditions for Linking described below.  You agree that by linking to this Site, you and the owner of the linked website will be deemed to have agreed to the following Conditions for Linking:

a. The linked website shall not:

  • frame any part of this Site or use any other methods or techniques to alter the visual presentation of this Site;
  • make or imply any endorsement or recommendation of you, the owner of the linked website, or any products or services mentioned on the linked website, without the prior written consent of The Network;
  • misrepresent the relationship of yourself or the website owner with The Network or present false or misleading information regarding The Network  or its services; and   
  • contain any materials that are offensive or promote information that is false, misleading or illegal or promote illegal activities  

b. A link may be made to the Site’s homepage, however, where appropriate we encourage “deep linking” to relevant pages rather than to the Site’s homepage.

c. The Network can terminate right to link to Site and use of Licensed Marks

d. The Network may amend the Conditions for Linking at any time and you and the website owner agree to be bound by such amended Conditions for Linking.   

11. Website Privacy

The Network respects your privacy; we do not sell, rent, or trade personal information about our Site users. We collect, use, and disclose personal information only with your consent, and after identifying the purposes for which the personal information is collected, or as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law. Generally, information may be collected to improve the operation of the Site, process requests, and/or respond to feedback. We also use contact information to send periodic e-mail alerts or bulletins to subscribers who have opted to use this service.

Information Collected Automatically on Use of Site

The Site may automatically collect information including but not limited to the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, your operating system, the parts of the Site you visit, the pages and images viewed, the content you post or download from the Site and your internet service provider’s IP address.  Such information collected is generally used to improve the Site and for Site administration purposes.  The information may be used to create aggregate tracking information reports regarding Site traffic patterns and Site user demographics.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer through your browser when you visit the Site.  Cookies are used for a number of purposes such as to track the Site’s user traffic patterns and to personalize your online experience on this Site.  You may refuse the use of cookies by using the appropriate settings in your internet browser if your browser permits. However, by doing so you may be unable to use the full functionality of this Site.  This site may also use “remarketing pixels”.

Google Analytics

This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses cookies to assist The Network to analyze how visitors use the Site and to analyze the information generated by the cookies (which includes your IP address). This information is transmitted to and stored by Google. Google uses the information for the purposes of compiling reports on Site activity for The Network, evaluating your use of the Site and providing other services to The Network related to internet usage and website activity. By using this Site you agree to the use of Google Analytics.  For more information on Google’s privacy policy, please visit their website: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html   

Google Adworks and Facebook remarketing services

This Site also uses Google Adworks and Facebook remarketing services, and may use other third party remarketing services, to advertise about The Network, its foundation and other affiliates, across the internet on third party websites accessed by you once you have visited this Site. This remarketing could, for example, be in the form of an advertisement placed on the Google search results page or on Facebook.  Google, Facebook and other third party vendors use cookies to serve such ads to you based on your past visits to this Site. By using this Site you agree to the use of Google Adworks and Facebook remarketing services.
You can opt out of Google Adworks and Facebook remarketing by visiting the links below:   

Opt out of Google Adworks

Opt out of Facebook remarketing

Privacy of Personal Information and Personal Health Information

During your Use of the Site you may choose or be requested to voluntarily provide personal information such as your email address and name for the purposes of communications or for accessing certain features of the Site.  The Network may use such personal information to communicate with you. By using this Site, you signify your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the Terms.  If you do not agree with the Terms, you should not use the Site.  

12. Governing Law

This is a Canadian website and its content is intended for Canadian residents only. The laws of the Province of Ontario shall govern this agreement and any dispute or claim based on your use of the Site or the Information and Uploaded Content. You agree that any action or proceeding related to this agreement or your use of the Site shall only be brought by you in the courts of the Province of Ontario.

13. General – Terms constitute the entire agreement between The Network and users; independent parties; no waiver of any provision valid unless in writing; and The Network failure to enforce any of the specific provisions of the Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any such right or provision.