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​Terms and Conditions

Date last revised: May 2010
  1. General
  2. Copyright and Permissions
  3. Trademarks
  4. Disclaimer
  5. Limitation of Liability
  6. No Warranty
  7. Purchase/License of Goods/Services
  8. Privacy
  9. Links
  10. Advertising and Sponsorship
  11. Jurisdiction
  12. Language

1. General

  • Please read all of the Terms and Conditions carefully before using this website.
  • When used in the Terms and Conditions, "CMA" includes the Canadian Medical Association, its subsidiaries, affiliates and respective officers, directors and employees.
  • CMA reserves the right to modify or otherwise update the Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.
  • You should review these Terms and Conditions on a regular basis for any changes.
  • Your continued use of cma.ca constitutes your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions as amended from time to time.

2. Copyright and Permissions

Copyright
Copyright for this website is held by the CMA. All rights reserved. Copyright for all material found on this website is held by CMA or its licensors. Please consult individual material for relevant copyright information and notices.

Permissions
Generally, you may reproduce or otherwise use materials found on this site only in accordance with Canadian copyright law. You are permitted to make one copy for your personal use, provided credit is given to the original source. In all instances, except for CMA Policy Statements as set out below, you are required to seek permission from the copyright holder. It is your sole responsibility before you reproduce material to determine the copyright holder and to follow the appropriate process.

CMA Policy Statements
You may, for your non-commercial use, reproduce, in whole or in part and in any form or manner, unlimited copies of CMA Policy Statements only, provided that credit is given to the original source. Royalty fees do not apply. For further information, please contact the CMA's Permissions Coordinator via email at permissions@cma.ca

All other CMA-owned content
Please contact the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) at 1-800-893-5777 or permissions@accesscopyright.ca should you wish to do any one of the following:

  • digitally copy a work from print or digital form to be included in an electronic presentation such as PowerPoint,
  • digitally reproduce a digital or scanned work onto a device such as a CD-ROM, USB port or personal computer, or send a digitally scanned work by email,
  • post a work from either print or digital form on a website accessible to the general public (i.e. Internet),
  • post a work from either print or digital form on a website where access is restricted, such as a password-protected company intranet,
  • copy a work either in print or in digital form by a photocopier or similar method for use as an overhead or slide and projected onto a screen, or
  • copy a work by a photocopier, fax machine or other similar use of already published material in a new work to be published.

Should you wish to adapt or modify an article or figure in any way or create a version of an article or figure in a language other than the one made available by the CMA, please contact CMA's Permissions Coordinator at permissions@cma.ca.

Please submit one request for each intended use. Blanket permissions are not processed; please do not send duplicate requests. Permission fees are determined by intended use, number of copies and other factors.

Other copyright holders
For permission to reproduce materials, in any form or manner, from or by:

  1. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine please contact the CJEM editorial office at cjem@caep.ca.
  2. Practice Solutions Ltd or MD Financial Management​ Inc.: contact the Member Service Centre at 1-888-855-2555.
  3. Other content: contact the copyright holder.

3. Trademarks

The name of the CMA in both English and in French ("Canadian Medical Association/Association médicale canadienne"), the CMA logo and the name and logos of its subsidiaries and a number of official marks such as "Doctor", "Dr.", "MD", and "Physician" are owned by CMA and protected under Canadian trademark laws. The use of these marks requires the express written permission from the CMA, and any unauthorized use of these marks is strictly prohibited. Access to cma.ca does not constitute a license or a right to use of CMA's trademarks, its subsidiaries or those owned by any other party. To request permission to use a CMA trademark, please contact CMA Legal Services Directorate at 1-800-267-9703.


4. Disclaimer

All content found on cma.ca is provided for information and education purposes. The website provides information on a wide range of health and medical topics. The information is not intended to substitute for the advice of a physician, nor is it intended to provide legal, accounting, financial or tax advice. You should always consult your doctor for specific information on personal health matters, or other relevant professionals to ensure that your own circumstances are considered.


5. Limitation of Liability

The CMA is not responsible in any manner for direct, indirect, special or consequential damages howsoever caused and arising from your use of cma.ca or from the purchase, licensing, use or performance of any products or services made available on this website. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, delay in operation or transmission, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, information on this website.


6. No Warranty

While the CMA makes every effort to keep the content on cma.ca current, no representations, warranties or conditions are given (either express or implied) that the site will be error-free or completely accurate at all times. The information, goods and services available on this website are provided "as is." The CMA expressly disclaims any warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, that your use will be uninterrupted, secure or error-free. At any time and without notice, CMA may correct errors or inaccuracies and change or update the content of the website, as well as the goods and services made available on cma.ca. The CMA is not responsible in any manner for direct, indirect, special or consequential damages howsoever caused arising out of the use of this website, of any software that may be available for download or the purchase or license of any goods or services on cma.ca.


7. Purchase/License of Goods/Services

The purchase or license of goods and services from cma.ca are subject to all of the Terms and Conditions, and in addition the following provisions:

Prices, Payment, Shipping and Returns
The credit card or other payment information you give to purchase or license products and services provided on cma.ca must be accurate and complete. This information will be used to charge you for any purchased or licensed products or services on this website. The CMA or its suppliers reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to make any necessary updates, modifications and adjustments at any time without prior notice to product descriptions, warranties and prices due to errors, product discontinuation, changing costs, new market conditions or any other business factor. Prices for backordered items cannot be guaranteed. All prices are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated and are subject to applicable provincial and federal sales tax, handling charges and shipping charges. Certain products may be eligible for free shipping and handling. Details are provided at time of ordering. You will be informed of the total charges and asked to confirm the transaction before it is charged to your credit card. You are responsible for all fees and taxes incurred by you. All orders for shipment outside of Canada may be subject to additional taxes, shipping charges, customs and duties -- all of which shall be paid and provided for solely by you. Returns policies and after-sales support vary depending on the merchant. View details regarding a particular purchase.

eCoupons
eCoupons are not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. They are valid for one year from the date of issue. eCoupons may be used only once, and no cash will be returned if you do not use the full amount. If you have an eCoupon you will be asked to enter the coupon number when you enter the checkout page and your discount will be applied to your purchase price.

Goods/services of other merchants
There may be links to the websites of other merchants offering goods or services for purchase or licence. Each of these merchants is responible for setting and explaining their individual shipping, return, security, warranties and other purchase or licensing policies. The CMA does not guarantee, warrant or endorse any product or service sold by these merchants, nor does CMA hold any liability or responsibility for the quality or performance of any product or service sold to you by any merchant. The purchase or licence of any product or service from these merchants is a transaction solely between you and that merchant. The CMA holds no responsibility or liability for any merchant or your relationship with such merchant. Any question or dispute you may have regarding any such product or service should be addressed directly to the responsible merchant.

Your reviews on goods/services
You are welcome to post reviews, comments or other similar content to cma.ca ("Submissions") on any of the goods or services provided through this website. In the interests of transparency, please disclose any interests, financial or otherwise, that you may have in the product or service that you are reviewing. By making a Submission, you agree that the Submission is not confidential or proprietary and that CMA may copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, copy, transmit or otherwise use the Submission in whole or in part worldwide and/or incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology. Your personal information will be treated as set out in the CMA's online Privacy Policy Statement. The CMA reserves the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and edit or remove any Submission at any time without notice. The CMA cannot ensure prompt removal of a questionable Submission after online posting, and assumes no liability for any action or inaction with respect to the Submission on cma.ca. The CMA does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any Submission posted. All Submissions represent the opinion of user/author of the Submission and do not represent the opinion of the CMA.


8. Privacy

Please read our Privacy Statement carefully so that you will understand how your personal information will be treated as you make use of cma.ca. By using cma.ca you agree to the terms of the Privacy Statement.


9. Links

Links to other sites
This website may contain links to other websites. Any such other websites are independent from cma.ca and the CMA has no control over the contents or operation of other websites, and as such makes no representation or warranty. When leaving the cma.ca site you may be subject to legal terms and conditions and privacy policies of that other website. The provision of a link to other websites is for convenience and does not constitute an endorsement by the CMA

Links to cma.ca
The CMA encourages links to cma.ca; however, CMA reserves the right to prohibit or refuse to accept any link to another website and you agree to remove any link you may have to cma.ca upon the request of the CMA. You may link to the main page or individual pages on the cma.ca website provided you respect the following:

  • Do not create links that may lead others to think that CMA content is your own, or that the CMA is endorsing your site when such is not the case. For example, do not frame any part of cma.ca within your site. All links must bring up cma.ca in a separate full window.

  • Notify the CMA via email at permissions@cma.ca if you are adding a link, and indicate to which web pages. Knowing who is linking to cma.ca helps us evaluate the effectiveness of the site and plan for the future.

  • If you want to copy cma.ca content, please read the Copyright and Permissions section of these Terms and Conditions. Make sure that you read all disclaimer notices associated with the cma.ca content before sending your viewers to cma.ca.

  • You cannot use the CMA name, logo or other CMA trademarks without prior written agreement from CMA. Please read the Trademarks section of these Terms and Conditions.

If you are in doubt about the inclusion of a link from your site to cma.ca, please contact CMA's Permissions Coordinator via email at permissions@cma.ca for assistance.


10. Advertising and Sponsorship

Advertising found on cma.ca must comply with the Advertising and Sponsorship Policy. CMA holds no responsibility or liability for any liability, loss, damage, claim or causes of action arising from the content of advertising found on cma.ca or for any claims and representations made.


11. Jurisdiction

The laws of the Province of Ontario and of Canada apply without regard to conflict of law principles. The application the United Nations Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to the purchase of goods and services and is expressly excluded.


12. Language

It is agreed that the English version of these Terms and Conditions constitute the official version, should there be any discrepancy between the English and French versions.