Terms and Conditions
April 8, 2013
Thank you for visiting the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research website. Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully before using this website.
1. Terms and Conditions of Use of Site
The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research ("OICR") provides this website (the "Site") to you solely for informational purposes subject to your agreement to and compliance with the terms and conditions of use set forth below (the "Terms and Conditions"). By visiting or otherwise using this Site, including without limitation, accessing, using, and/or downloading messages, information, data, text, software or images, or other content from this Site (collectively the "Content"), or sending messages, information, data, text, software or images, or other Content to the Site, you agree on your own behalf, and on behalf of any entity on whose behalf you may act, to accept and abide by the Terms and Conditions for each use of and each visit to this Site. If you do not agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this Site.
OICR has the right, in its sole discretion, to add to, remove, modify or otherwise change any part of the Terms and Conditions, in whole or in part, at any time.
There may be specific terms and conditions posted on the registration pages for an event that are specific to that event. Please check the home page for an event for which you may register to see if there are terms and conditions specific to that event.
Please check the Terms and Conditions frequently for updates by checking the date of the "Last Update" at the top of this document. If any term, condition or any change thereto is not acceptable to you, you must discontinue your use of this Site immediately. Your continued use of this Site after any such changes are posted will constitute acceptance of those changes. These Terms and Conditions apply exclusively to your use of this Site and do not alter the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with OICR.
OICR may, at any time without notice or liability, and for any reason whatsoever, terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this Site, including (i) changing the availability of, restricting access to, or imposing limits on any or all features or services on, or links to, the Site; (ii) adding, removing or changing any fees or charges for use of the Site or any features thereof; and (iii) removing, adding, modifying or otherwise changing any Content on this Site. OICR reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of this Site at any time without notice, but confirms that it has no duty to do so.
OICR is committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals using this Site. OICR does not trade, rent or sell your personal information to any third party.
OICR only collects personal information if you choose to supply it through this Site or by contacting us via email. When OICR collects your personal information on its website, e.g., through general or specific inquiries or to register for events, OICR may collect your first and last name, email address and subject of your inquiry, for the purpose of responding to your specific request for information. OICR also will add your contact information to a central database/distribution list for purpose of providing you with its annual report, newsletters and notification of upcoming events. You may opt-out of receiving such communications from OICR at any time by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OICR also collects personal information on this Site for specific and identified purposes, e.g., individuals who contact OICR to register for events will be asked for specific information. Information that is collected in this manner will be used for the purposes identified to you at the time of collection.
Access to the OICR contact database will be limited to those OICR staff that require access to the personal information for the purposes identified and to fulfill their employment responsibilities. This information is hosted by NetSuite Inc., a company based in the United States with servers in the United States and in other countries. The information will be retained only so long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and will be kept confidential and secure. You will be notified if the intended purpose for the collection and use of this information changes and will be provided with an opportunity to have your personal information deleted from the contact database. If you opt-out of receiving communications from OICR your personal information will be deleted from the contact database.
OICR may disclose specific personal information to third party service providers under contract only:
- To the extent required for the identified purposes, as described to you at the time of collection;
- To other third parties, such as sponsors and website content partners, but only where and to the extent you give OICR your permission to do so; and
- Pursuant to a legal proceeding or when otherwise permitted or required by law.
This Site collects aggregate information (“Aggregate Information") through the use of web server logs.
Aggregate Information is standard web server/visitor traffic information, regarding overall website traffic patterns. Web servers normally collect this type of basic information as part of their web log processes.
In addition to information provided by visitors to its website, OICR uses Internet tracking tools associated with standard Internet protocols and web-based systems. This system information is typically stored in log files and the information is used for aggregate reporting. Aggregate reporting includes total number of visitors, most visited sections, peak traffic times, etc. Log files are simply transaction records web servers maintain. Those logs are used for recording information, such as:
- Service provider IP addresses;
- Browser versions;
- Referring websites;
- Search terms used;
- Average number of pages requested;
- Average duration of visit;
- Total visitor traffic.
OICR uses aggregate information gathered from visits to improve the design of its website. This information supplies a broad picture of how people use the website to help the management of OICR systems and to better serve its audience.
OICR is committed to data security. To prevent unauthorized access, to maintain the accuracy of personal information and ensure that personal information is used and disclosed only pursuant to this policy, OICR takes reasonable steps to maintain physical, electronic, contractual and administrative safeguards to secure personal information collected from its website with a level of security that is appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information collected.
Certain affiliated sites hosted by OICR, such as www.bioinformatics.ca, collect sensitive personal information, such as credit card information, for the purposes described on those sites. The manner in which such information is managed and secured is specifically described on those sites.
Alison Van Nie, Privacy Officer
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
MaRS Centre, South Tower
101 College Street, Suite 800
Canada M5G 0A3
3. Proprietary Rights
The Site Content is protected by Canadian and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. Any unauthorized copying, redistribution, reproduction or modification of the Content by any person may be a violation of trade-mark and/or copyright laws and could subject such person to legal action. You agree to comply with all copyright laws worldwide in your use of this Site and to prevent any unauthorized copying of the Content.
Certain names, graphics, logos, icons, designs, words, titles and phrases on this Site constitute trade-marks, trade names, trade dress and associated products and services of OICR or its affiliates (the "Marks"), and are protected in Canada and internationally and their display on this Site does not convey or create any license or other rights in the Marks. Any use of any of same, in whole or in part, without prior written authorization of OICR is strictly prohibited.
Other trade-marks, trade names, trade dress and associated products and services mentioned on this Site may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The display of these trade-marks, trade names, trade dress and associated products and services on this Site does not convey or create any license or other rights in these trademarks or trade names. Any unauthorized use of them is strictly prohibited.
4. Restrictions on Site Use
Subject to the Site Terms and Conditions, you are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable, revocable, limited license to display on your computer, print and download and use the content of this Site for informational purposes only and solely for your own non-commercial personal or internal company use provided you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices. No other use is permitted.
Prohibited uses include, without limitation:
- reselling any Content;
- including any Content in or with any product that you create or distribute unless the copyright attribution accompanies such Content;
- copying any Content onto your own or any other website;
- removing any proprietary notices or labels on this Site or the Content provided on this Site;
- plagiarizing the Content on this site or otherwise violating or infringing the Proprietary Rights of OICR or any third party; or
- using this Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, impair, interfere with the security of, negatively affect the functioning of, or otherwise abuse, this Site or any services, system resources, accounts, servers, networks, or affiliated or linked sites, connected to or accessible through this Site (including without limitation uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on this Site computer viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other files or computer programs which are potentially harmful, disruptive or destructive or that may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on this Site's infrastructure).
In addition, you agree that you are solely responsible for actions and communications undertaken or transmitted in the course of your usage of this Site, and that you will comply with all laws that apply or may apply to your use of or activities on this Site or in respect of the Content. OICR will investigate occurrences which may involve violations of such laws, and may involve, and co-operate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. OICR reserves the right at all times to disclose any information regarding your usage of the Site as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request.
5. Links to Third Party Websites
Certain links on this Site may take you to other websites. OICR provides these links only as a convenience.
OICR welcomes links to this Site. However, you agree that if you want to link to this Site your website shall not:
- create frames around any part of this Site or use other techniques that alter the visual presentation of this Site;
- imply that OICR is endorsing you or any other person, or your or such other person's products or services;
- imply an affiliation between you or any other person, or your or such other person's products or services, and OICR without the prior written consent of OICR;
- misrepresent your relationship or that of any other person with OICR or present false, misleading or otherwise damaging information or impressions about OICR or any of its products or services; or
- contain materials that may be interpreted as distasteful, harmful, offensive, infringing or inaccurate.
Links to this website may be made by text only and may only read “Ontario Institute for Cancer Research” or “OICR”. OICR reserves the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to this or any other OICR website or a page of this or any other OICR website from your website.
This Site is provided on an "as-is, as available" basis. While OICR believes the information on this Site to be correct, OICR makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness or currency of any information displayed on this Site.
This Site is designed for educational purposes only. OICR is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services, and should not be relied upon as such. The information provided on this Site is not intended as a substitute for medical professional help or advice, but is to be used only as an aid in understanding current medical knowledge. A physician should always be consulted for any health problem or question, or medical condition. Use of or reliance on the information displayed on this Site is at your own risk.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, OICR disclaims all representations, warranties and conditions, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement of proprietary rights, and implied warranties and conditions arising from the course of dealing, usage, trade or performance.
7. Limitation of Liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL OICR AND ITS RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY THE "OICR PARTIES") BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, FAILURE TO REALIZE EXPECTED SAVINGS, INTERRUPTION OF ACTIVITIES, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR ECONOMIC LOSS) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, EVEN IF ANY OF THE OICR PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ANY EVENT, THE OICR PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO ACCESS THIS SITE, IF ANY. IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY OICR PARTY BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF ANY HYPER-LINKED WEBSITE.
These Terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws in force in the province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, and any dispute arising hereunder shall be resolved exclusively by the courts in the province of Ontario.