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5850/5980 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3K 6R8

Terms of Use / Disclaimer

Use of Web Site 

By using this Web Site (the "Web Site") of the IWK Health Centre, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. The IWK Health Centre may change these terms and conditions by posting such changes on the Web Site. Your continued use of the Web Site constitutes your acceptance of such changed terms and conditions. 

No Healthcare or Medical Advice 

Information, material and content on or available via this site ("Content") is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical or other advice or recommendations, and should not be relied upon in that regard. You should not rely on the Content to replace consultation with qualified health care professionals to meet your, or your child's, health care needs. This website contains links to other Internet sites. These links are provided as references to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest.   Such links are provided for reference only and were independently developed by parties other than the IWK. Therefore, the IWK is not responsible for the content of any such linked sites and does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained at such sites or of the content of any file you might choose to download from such sites. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the IWK of the site. 

Limited License

The IWK Health Centre grants you a limited license to display on your computer, print, download and use the information contained in this Web Site for your own personal, non-commercial or educational purposes only, provided that:

  • You do not modify the information; and
  • All copyright and other proprietary notices are retained. 

No other use of the information is permitted. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not: 

  • Use any of the information for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  • Include any of the information or reference thereto in or with any information, product or service that you create, distribute or provide;
  • Copy or transfer any of the information onto your own web site or any other web site or server. 

No Warranties

Any information on this Web Site represents the opinions of the authors and not necessarily of the IWK Health Centre. The IWK Health Centre does not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the information on the Website or of any product or services referenced on the Web Site. Reference to or mention of specific products, processes or services do not constitute or imply a recommendation or endorsement. The IWK Health Centre assumes no obligation to update the information or advise on further developments concerning topics mentioned. The information may be changed from time to time without notice. 

The IWK Health Centre disclaims all warranties, representations and conditions regarding use of the Web Site or the information, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, whether expressed or implied.

The IWK Health Centre does not warrant that the functions contained in the Web Site or the Content will be uninterrupted or error free, or that the Web Site is free of harmful elements such as viruses.

Disclaimer of Liability

In no event shall the IWK Health Centre, or any of its directors, officers, employees, professional or other staff or consultants, be liable in any manner for direct, indirect, special, consequential or punitive or other damages, however caused, arising out of your use of this Web Site and/or any web browser, including any damages you may suffer in contract, tort, negligence equity, statute law, if you transmit confidential or sensitive information to the IWK Health Centre, if the IWK Health Centre communicates such information to you at your request over the Internet, or out of the Content or any failure of performance, error, omission defect or other problem with this Web Site.