Dated July 23, 2003
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Please read carefully before accessing and/or using the Canadian Dental Association Web site. By accessing, using this Web site, you (users accessing this Web site) acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by this agreement (including modifications), and will comply with all applicable laws. If you do not agree with any of the terms, please do not use this website. "Account holders" are those users who have a legitimate user ID and password to access the password-protected portions of this web site.
Materials published on this site may only be copied or used for non-commercial purposes for personal use or within your organization. No other use of the information is permitted. In consideration of this permission, all printouts, copies or reproductions of all or any part of the information contained in this site must include all copyright and other proprietary notices.
User obtains no rights in the information or in any product, process, technology or trademark which it includes or describes, and is expressly prohibited from modifying the information or creating derivative works without the express written consent of CDA. Use or transmission of all or any part of the information contained in this site in violation of any applicable Canadian laws or other legislation and is hereby expressly prohibited.
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips and software, is the property of the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) or its content suppliers and is protected by Canadian and international copyright laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on this site is the exclusive property of CDA and protected by Canadian and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property CDA or its software suppliers and protected by Canadian and international copyright laws.
You acknowledge that information or material which you provide electronically through your access to or usage of this website is not confidential or proprietary and acknowledge that unprotected e-mail communication over the Internet is subject to possible interception, alteration or loss. You also acknowledge that any information or materials which you provide electronically through your access to or usage of this website does not infringe the rights of any person or entity, and may be used in whole or in part in any manner by CDA including, but not limited to, reproduction, retransmission, publication of such information or material or ideas, concepts or other know-how contained therein for the purposes of CDA or disclosure of your identity.
TRADEMARKS AND SERVICE MARKS
Canadian Dental Association, CDAnet and other graphics and logos are both trade and service marks of CDA in the Canada and other countries. CDA's trade and service marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not CDA's product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits CDA.
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY CDA ON AN 'AS IS' BASIS. CDA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, CONFIDENTIALITY OR SECURITY, INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, CDA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CDA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. THE CONTENT OF THIS SITE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT ANY NOTICE TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY. ANY PERSON OR ENTITY THAT STORES DATA ON THIS SITE DOES SO AT THEIR OWN RISK WITH THE FULL UNDERSTANDING THAT THE DATA MAY BE DELETED OR INADVERTENTLY LOST AT ANY TIME AND THAT THEY AGREE THAT THEY SHALL HAVE NO RECOURSE AGAINST CDA FOR SUCH LOSS. ANY PERSON OR ENTITY USING THIS SITE DOES SO WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WHATEVER INFORMATION, PERSONAL OR OTHERWISE, THAT IS ENTERED INTO OR STORED WITH THE SITE MAY NOT BE CONFIDENTIAL AND IS SUBJECT TO PUBLIC DISCLOSURE. THE PEOPLE OR ENTITIES AGREE THAT THEY SHALL HAVE NO RECOURSE AGAINST CDA FOR SUCH PUBLIC DISCLOSURE REGARDLESS HOW THE DISCLOSURE OCCURS. The information and materials on this website are not intended to provide specific dental, health, legal or other advice for your individual circumstances, and you should consult your own professional advisors to determine how any information or materials provided on this Web site apply to your individual circumstances.
Links and references to other websites are provided to you as a convenience only. CDA has not reviewed and does not expressly or impliedly endorse other websites or any information or material, or the accessibility thereof, via such links, and does not assume any responsibility for any such other websites, information or material posted thereon, or products or services offered thereon. You may not create links from other websites to this website, except if expressly permitted by CDA (to obtain permission, contact our webmaster at email@example.com).
INVESTIGATIONS AND RESPONSIVE ACTIONS
You acknowledge that CDA reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of this Policy. When CDA becomes aware of possible violations, CDA may initiate an investigation which may include gathering information from the users involved and the complaining party, if any, and examination of any and all material on CDA servers or the servers of CDA suppliers.
If CDA believes, in its sole discretion, that a violation of this Policy has occurred, it may take responsive action. Such action may include, but is not limited to, temporary or permanent removal of material from CDA servers, the cancellation of Online Discussion posts, warnings to the user(s) responsible, and the suspension or termination of the account or accounts responsible.
CDA, in its sole discretion, will determine what action will be taken in response to a violation on a case-by-case basis. Violations of this Policy may also subject the user(s) to criminal or civil liability.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACCOUNT
You agree that You are responsible for use of Your account, with or without Your consent of use.
While using CDA Services, You are prohibited from and agree not to store, distribute or transmit any text, images, data, programs etc. ("Material") that are illegal. Examples of illegal Material include, but are not limited to, Material that is threatening coercive and/or harassing in nature, Material containing child pornography, and copyrighted, trademarked or other proprietary Material used without proper authorization. The account holder may not post, upload or otherwise distribute copyrighted, trademarked and or patented Material (Intellectual Property) on CDA' servers without the consent of the owner of the Intellectual Property.
The storage, distribution, or transmission of illegal Material may subject the account holder(s) to criminal as well as civil liability, in addition to the actions outlined in this Policy.
You are strictly prohibited and agree not store or distribute certain other types of Material on CDA servers. Examples of prohibited Material include, but are not limited to, programs containing viruses or Trojans and tools to compromise the security of other sites.
SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY
You agree not to attempt to circumvent user authentication or security, of any host, network, or account on the CDA network or the Internet itself. Example of these tools include but are not limited to cracking utilities, port scanning utilities, denial-of-service (DOS) attack programs, or password guessing programs.
You agree not to attempt to seek information on, obtain copies of or modify files of other data or passwords belonging to other users without permission.
If the account violates this Policy, CDA may publish an account holder's account information, to the maximum extent allowed by law, to a publicly accessible list/location, which will allow other Internet Service Providers to identify account holder(s) that abuse Internet privileges.
CDA web site accounts are for Individual use only. You agree not to share passwords or accounts with other Individuals. Account Holders of accounts that expressly permit multiple users, may share passwords and access with Individuals associated with their account. You agree to assume all risks and liability for sharing Your account password with others or allowing use of Your account by others. You are responsible for Your account and the security of Your password.
CDA reserves the right to discontinue access to any CDA Online Discussion at any time for any reason. CDA will investigate complaints regarding posts containing illegal Materials and/or posts of inappropriate Material to Online Discussions by account holders and may, in its sole discretion, take action based on the rules stated herein. Criteria for determining whether a post is inappropriate include, but are not limited to, the established Online Discussion conventions outlined herein, the system resources consumed by the posting, and applicable laws.
Established Online Discussion conventions ("Netiquette") prohibit advertising. Netiquette prohibits certain types of posts in Online Discussions. Types of prohibited posts include chain letters, pyramid schemes, encoded binary files, job offers or listings, and personal ads.
You are prohibited from and agree not to alter the headers of posts to Online Discussion items to conceal their e-mail address or to prevent other account holders from responding to posts.
You may not use CDA resources to cancel articles that you did not post. Only the poster of an Online Discussion article or CDA has the right to cancel the article. The sole exception to this rule is for moderators of formally moderated Online Discussions; the moderator of an Online Discussion may cancel any articles in an Online Discussion he/she/it is moderating.
You are prohibited from and agree not to attempt to disrupt Online Discussions. Disruption is defined as posting a large number of messages to an Online Discussion that does not contain substantive content, to the extent that normal discussion in the group is significantly hindered. Examples of disruptive activities include, but are not limited to, posting multiple messages which does not contain text in the body of the message, posting messages that are abusive or derogatory in nature, posting messages that are illegal, or posting many follow-ups to messages without new text.
You agree not to engage in any practices which may, in CDA sole discretion, interfere with other users' use and enjoyment of Online Discussion or the Internet in general.
If the account violates this Policy, CDA may publish an account holder's account information, to the maximum extent allowed by law, to a publicly accessible list/location, which will allow other Internet Service Providers to identify all account holders that abuse Internet privileges.
This site is created and controlled by CDA in the province of Ontario, Canada. As such, the laws of the Province of Ontario, and the applicable laws of Canada, will govern these disclaimers, terms and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. You agree to be bound by such laws and to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario in connection with the interpretation or application of these terms.
We reserve the right to make changes to our site and these disclaimers, terms and conditions at any time.
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