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Terms and Conditions

Thank you for visiting the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) website and reviewing our Terms & Conditions. PCMCH provides this website service to support our mission of improving the delivery of maternal child health care services by building provincial consensus regarding standards of care, leading practices and priorities for system improvement.

PCMCH is a provincial program, hosted by the Hospital for Sick Children, that is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).  PCMCH is accountable for meeting set deliverables and abiding by provincial policies as is articulated in the Hospital Service Accountability Agreement between the Hospital for Sick Children and MOHLTC. Whenever used in these Terms and Conditions, the terms “we”, “us”, “our” and “PCMCH” shall mean The Hospital for Sick Children.

Acceptance of Terms & Conditions and Changes

By using or accessing PCMCH’s website at www.pcmch.on.ca (the “Webite”), and any of its pages, Users of the Site (“you”) signify your acknowledgment of and assent to the terms and conditions (“Terms & Conditions”) set forth below. If you have not already done so, please take some time to familiarize yourself with them.

PCMCH reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice to you, by posting revised terms to this website. Your continued use after such change signifies your acceptance to be bound by these terms and any changes thereto.

Please check these terms and conditions periodically for changes. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, immediately exit from this website and do not access any other pages.

Disclaimer of Warranty / Limitation of Liability

Although we make every effort to ensure that all information posted on our website is accurate and complete, we do not represent that it is so, or guarantee it, and accept no liability or obligation for accuracy or completeness. We reserve the right to update the information as necessary without notice. You should check the website from time to time for changes.

Disclaimer of Warranty

Use of this website and its contents is at your own risk. This website and all of its content are provided free of charge, on an “AS IS” basis. You must not rely on any content published on or linked to this website without first making your own enquiries to verify it is accurate, current and complete. PCMCH does not make, and expressly disclaim, any representations, warranties, covenants and conditions, express or implied, arising out of operation of law, course of performance, course of dealing, usage of trade or otherwise, including any express or implied warranties and conditions of: quality; accuracy; completeness; legality; currency; reliability; safety; efficacy or fitness for a particular purpose; non-infringement; and uninterrupted, virus-free or error-free use of this website or those to which it is linked.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances will PCMCH and its advisory bodies, employees, and independent contractors have any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation direct, indirect, consequential, contingent, special or incidental), whether based in contract, tort, negligence or any other legal basis, arising out of or in connection with this website, any linked website or linked social media platform (including without limitation any damages suffered as a result of the use, inability to use, failure of, or any omissions or inaccuracies in, this website, any linked websites or linked social media platforms, or any of the services or content of the foregoing), even if PCMCH has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damage or loss, or if such damage or loss was foreseeable.

Information provided on this website is intended for information purposes only, is not intended to constitute medical advice, and should not be relied upon in any such regard. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or detailed statement concerning the matters addressed. PCMCH does not recommend or endorse the use of any treatment method described on this website. Any information contained in this website, or any websites to which a link is provided, should be only under the supervision of an appropriately qualified healthcare provider.

Use of Website

The website is intended primarily for use by residents of Ontario, Canada. All information on the site is copyrighted by PCMCH or other contributors, and may be used for lawful purposes only. You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations (including, without limitation, all Canadian national, provincial, and local laws and regulations) governing the use of this website. Evidence of the possible use of this website for illegal purposes will be provided to law enforcement authorities. You agree that any action or proceeding related to these Terms & Conditions shall only be brought by you in the courts of the Province of Ontario.

Users of the site are granted a limited license to use (display or print) the information for personal non-commercial use only, provided the information is not modified and all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein are retained. None of the website materials may be otherwise copied or transmitted in any way, without the prior written consent of PCMCH.

Logo and Hyperlinks Policy

PCMCH does not permit the use of its logo in any material (print or digital), without expressed written permission. PCMCH does not allow the unauthorized use of its logo or other graphics to create links. Text links are permitted to PCMCH site only upon our prior written approval and must be made to our site home page at www.pcmch.on.ca rather than to any other specific pages within our site.

If you want to link to this website please contact PCMCH (info@pcmch.on.ca) before creating that link so that your site may be previewed.

Linked Websites

PCMCH website includes links to websites independently created and maintained by other public and/or private sector organizations. Links to these websites are provided for your convenience only and should not be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or approval by PCMCH.

The Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies applicable to independent third-party websites may be different than those applicable to PCMCH website. Therefore, your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions for such sites. Those who choose to access information obtained through any hyperlink on PCMCH website are solely responsible for the compliance of such information with any applicable law. PCMCH shall have no liability for any loss or damage arising from your use of any independent third-party website. Any specific comments regarding these sites should be directed to that individual organization.