Outlined below is important information regarding the terms and conditions of using the services ("Service", collectively "Services")
of the VisitDoctor.ca Site (as defined below) as a VisitDoctor Member or as a Guest to this Site (as defined below).
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY.
BY USING THIS SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS OF USE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.
This agreement is the user agreement (the "Agreement" or "User Agreement") for the VisitDoctor.ca website. This Agreement describes the terms and
conditions applicable to your use of our services available under the domain and sub-domains of
("Site"). If you do not agree
to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, do not access the Site or use the Services.
You must read, agree with and accept all of the terms and conditions contained in this document and the
, which include those terms and conditions expressly set out below and those incorporated by reference, before you may use this website. Also note
that other pages on this Site may contain further terms and conditions that apply to you as a VisitDoctor user.
This Site is owned and operated by VisitDoctor.ca Inc.
, a company incorporated under the federal laws of Canada.
1. Access Rights
You must be at least 18 years of age to use our website; and by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that
you are at least 18 years of age.
privacy and cookies policy Users of the Site shall be considered as either "Guests" or "Members" as follows:
are allowed access to a basic level of Services available on the Site. Access to some features may be limited;
who are allowed to access additional features that are not otherwise available to Guests.
A User of the Site may also be classified by the Site as an "Inactive Member". An Inactive Member
is a User of the Site who was at one
time a Member but now no longer has access to additional features or Services.
2. Electronic Communications
When you visit the VisitDoctor.ca website, or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically and you consent to receive communications from us
electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications
that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
By using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that VisitDoctor.ca will send member e-mails relating to their member account, or other VisitDoctor promotions.
You can opt out of your subscription to VisitDoctor's e-mail services at any time by logging in to the Site and changing your notification preferences. You can also
unsubscribe to special promotional e-mails at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any of our e-mail communications under opt-in preferences.
3. Materials Posted on Site: Reviews and Ratings
It is your sole responsibility to review the content of all materials submitted by you to VisitDoctor.ca . If you are a health provider, in the event you discover
any material about you that is inappropriate, it is your responsibility to report the issue to us for investigation and possible action. You acknowledge that we do not
and cannot monitor all the material that is posted on the website.
We reserve the right to monitor all communications made by you through the Site to ensure compliance with this Agreement. Where we have determined in our sole discretion
that a rating, review, posting, email, image, or communication (the "Inappropriate Material") by you through the Site is in violation of this Agreement or any content
guidelines, or is otherwise unacceptable, we reserve the right to remove, edit, move the Inappropriate Material.
4. Your Conduct When Using the Site
When using the Services available on the Site, you agree to use the Services in accordance with the following:
5. Your VisitDoctor.ca Password
- You will use the Site only for any the following general purposes and for no other purpose:
- finding a health care provider for yourself or another person;
- reading reviews and ratings of health care providers submitted by other Guests and Members;
- submitting your own reviews and ratings of health care providers who you have experience with;
- or any other purpose authorized by VisitDoctor.ca at our discretion
- any review of a health care provider that you submit to be included on the Site:
- shall be a true representation of your experience with the particular health care provider;
- shall not be false, misleading, or untrue;
- shall not include your name or any other personally identifiable information that may be used to identify you or another patient
- you acknowledge that:
- the list of health care providers listed on VisitDoctor.ca may not be a complete list of every health care provider within the specified specialty
category or specified distance of the addressed specified and may not be updated on a regular basis even if we have been advised of incorrect or incomplete
- the information contained about a particular health care provider may not be accurate or complete and may not be updated on a regular basis even if we
have been advised of incorrect or incomplete information;
- any map displayed may not be complete, accurate, or up-to-date;
- any request to show results of health care providers who are accepting new patients may not be complete, accurate, or up-to-date and may not be updated
on a regular basis even if we have been advised of incorrect or incomplete information;
- any records of a particular health care provider that that states such health care provider accepts new patients may not be complete, accurate, or
up-to-date and may not be updated on a regular basis even if we have been advised of incorrect or incomplete information;
- any ratings or reviews on the Site:
- are submitted by other Users of the Site;
- may not be complete, accurate, or up-to-date;
- do not represent the views or opinions of VisitDoctor.ca
- the inclusion of any health care provider on the VisitDoctor.ca website shall not be considered as an endorsement of such health care provider
by VisitDoctor and shall not in any way mean that VisitDoctor has conducted any due diligence or other investigation regarding the health care provider;
- you agree that the Site is NOT to be used by you as a source of medical advice or for the diagnosis of any medical condition;
- you agree that in the event of an emergency, you will call 9-1-1 and not rely on the information contained on the VisitDoctor.ca website;
- you agree that you will not submit ratings or reviews of any health care provider which contains material that in the sole discretion of VisitDoctor
constitutes denigration, slander, harassment, abuse or defamation, or is pornographic, racist, obscene, or otherwise offensive as determined by VisitDoctor in
its sole discretion;
- you agree that you will not use any of the Services in any way that infringes the privacy rights, intellectual property rights, or any other rights
of any health care provider, patient, person or entity;
- you will not post or otherwise distribute messages or pictures or use any of the Services in any way which:
- violates, plagiarizes or infringes upon the rights of any third party, including but not limited to any copyright or trade-mark law, privacy or other
personal or proprietary rights, including intellectual property rights; or
- is misleading, fraudulent, or is otherwise unlawful or violates any law;
- you will not use any of the Services to distribute, promote or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation for funds, advertising or
solicitation for goods or services, promoting any website;
- you will not post or transmit in any manner any contact information including, but not limited to, email addresses, instant messenger usernames,
telephone numbers, postal mail addresses, website URLs, or full names through your publicly posted information.
VisitDoctor.ca is entitled to act on instructions received under your password. You are responsible for keeping your user ID, password, and any and all other account
information confidential. VisitDoctor is not responsible for any actions taken or transaction made to or from your accounts by any other party using your password.
6. Proprietary Rights
All materials on VisitDoctor.ca, including, without limitation, ratings reviews, information, images, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, surveys and special promotions,
are protected by intellectual property rights owned and controlled either by VisitDoctor.ca or its affiliates and subsidiaries, or by other Users or by third parties who have
licensed their material to VisitDoctor.ca. Material from the Site may not be copied, downloaded, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any
way without the prior written consent of VisitDoctor.ca or except as specifically permitted on the Site. Use of material for any purpose and other than your own personal,
non-commercial or home use is a violation of copyrights and other intellectual property rights. The use of any such material on any other website, social network, blog,
handheld device application, web based application, or networked computer is prohibited.
The trade marks, logos and service marks that you see on this Site are registered and unregistered marks of VisitDoctor.ca or its affiliates and subsidiaries, or third
parties who have licensed the use of such marks to VisitDoctor.ca. Nothing in this Site grants any license or right to use any marks displayed on this site without the
written permission of the owner of the mark. Your misuse of the marks displayed on this Site or any other content on this Site is strictly prohibited.
VisitDoctor.ca makes no representation that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in locations other than Canada. Those who choose to access this
site from locations outside Canada do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent, local laws apply.
VisitDoctor welcomes your comments on our services, including the VisitDoctor Site. However, any notes, messages, billboard postings, ideas, suggestions or other material
that you submit to VisitDoctor.ca will become the sole and exclusive property of VisitDoctor.ca. VisitDoctor is entitled to use any material that you submit for any type of
use forever in any media, whether now known or later developed. When you submit material to VisitDoctor’s website, you agree that VisitDoctor has the right to publish the
material for any use as outlined above including, but not limited to, promotional and advertising purposes, without compensation to you of any kind. As a result, we must
ask that you do not send us any original creative materials such as stories, product ideas or artwork.
7. Linked Sites
SOME LINKS IN THE VISITDOCTOR SITE LET YOU LEAVE THE VISITDOCTOR SITE. THE LINKED SITES ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF VISITDOCTOR AND VISITDOCTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
CONTENT OF ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED SITE. VISITDOCTOR IS PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO YOU ONLY AS A CONVENIENCE, AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT
IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY VISITDOCTOR OF THE LINKED SITE.
8. Disclaimer and Disruptions or Interruptions in Service
THE MATERIALS IN THE VISITDOCTOR SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY NOTED HEREIN. TO THE
FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, VISITDOCTOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE VISITDOCTOR SITE AND ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH THE VISITDOCTOR SITE IS LINKED. VISITDOCTOR DOES NOT WARRANT THE FUNCTIONS,
INFORMATION OR LINKS CONTAINED ON THESE SITES OR THAT THEIR CONTENTS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT THESE SITES OR THEIR CONTENTS ARE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT
THE OPERATIONS OF THE VISITDOCTOR NETWORK OR ITS CONTENTS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT THESE SITES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES,
WORMS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WITHOUT LIMITATION, VISITDOCTOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO ANY SPECIFIC MERCHANDISE OR SERVICE
THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR OR OBTAINED BY MEMBERS.
IN THE EVENT THAT THERE IS AN INTERRUPTION OR DISRUPTION IN ANY OF THE SERVICES OFFERED BY VISITDOCTOR FOR ANY AND ALL REASONS, EVEN IF VISITDOCTOR OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN MADE
AWARE OF AN ISSUE THAT COULD RESULT IN OR IS LIKELY TO RESULT IN AN INTERRUPTION OR DISRUPTION OF SERVICES, VISITDOCTOR SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO ISSUE A REFUND FOR ANY PURCHASE
MADE BY YOU. AS SOON AS VISITDOCTOR OFFICIALS HAVE IDENTIFIED THE CAUSE OF AN INTERRUPTION OR DISRUPTION, VISITDOCTOR SHALL USE IT REASONABLE EFFORTS TO RETURN SERVICE AS SOON
AS REASONABLY POSSIBLE.
9. Use of the Term "Partner"
The use of term "partner" on this Site and in any other materials is not intended to indicate that the "partners" are in a legal partnership with VisitDoctor.ca. Rather,
the term is used in a marketing sense to show participation by the other parties involved in the VisitDoctor products and services.
These terms and conditions of use constitute an agreement that is effective until terminated by VisitDoctor.ca at any time without notice. VisitDoctor.ca may terminate your
right to use this Site immediately, without notice to you if, in the sole discretion of VisitDoctor.ca, you fail to comply with any of these terms and conditions of use or
engage in any fraudulent activity. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access the benefits of this Site; and the restrictions imposed on you with
respect to material copied or downloaded, the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in these terms and conditions of use, shall survive the termination of
11. Governing Law
This agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada without giving effect to any principles
unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and will not affect the validity and enforceability of
any remaining provisions.
12. Compliance with Laws
You agree that your use of VisitDoctor.ca shall not violate any applicable local, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the
force of law. Some jurisdictions may have restrictions on the use of the Internet by their residents.
You agree not to impersonate another person in your use of the site including without limiting the generality of the foregoing any content of a review submitted.
You do not have any right to assign this Agreement or any of your rights to the Service to anyone. VisitDoctor may assign any or all of its rights and obligations
under this Agreement or to the Service to any third party. At the election of VisitDoctor, if VisitDoctor’s obligations herein are assumed by a third party, VisitDoctor
shall be relieved of any and all obligations and liability under this Agreement.
While every effort is made to ensure that all information provided at the site does not contain computer viruses, you should take reasonable and appropriate precautions
to scan for computer viruses and should ensure that you have a complete and current backup of the applicable items of information contained on your computer system.
You should pay specific attention to some of the newer viruses that have been written to automatically execute when an infected word processing document is loaded into
certain word processing programs.
15. Service Providers
To provide and process the services to you, VisitDoctor.ca shares your personally identifiable information with our authorized service providers that perform certain
services or functions on our behalf.
16. Our Obligations
VisitDoctor may be required by law to disclose information you have provided in using any of the services on the Website. VisitDoctor may also disclose information
where someone poses a threat to VisitDoctor’s interests (such as user fraud) or whose activities could bring harm to others. In addition, it may be necessary in the
reasonable opinion of officials of VisitDoctor that certain information be provided to third parties, such as law enforcement authorities or governing bodies for a
particular health care provider. In the event that VisitDoctor receives a court order to disclose information on the Website about you or your activities on the Website,
you agree that such information may be disclosed.
17. Other Web Sites
There are several places throughout VisitDoctor that may link you to other websites that do not operate under VisitDoctor information privacy practices. When you click
through to these websites, VisitDoctor information privacy practices no longer apply. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements for all third party Web sites
to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing your information.
You have the option of sending e-mail to Customer Support requesting a change to the information you provided to us or to receive a copy of the information we have stored.
We will make every reasonable effort to honour your wishes. Proof of identity may be required.
18. Request Customer Support or Submit Questions/Suggestions
When you request assistance with viewing your profile, logging on to the VisitDoctor Web site, or accessing your account, we will respond to you via e-mail or telephone.
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent and we only use your information as described
most important assets. We store and process your information on computers located in Canada or the United States that are protected by physical as well as technological
20. Liability Limit
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, OUR SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR OUR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH OUR SITE, OUR SERVICES OR THIS AGREEMENT, HOWEVER ARISING, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE. Neither VisitDoctor, its parent, nor its affiliated
or related entities or its content providers are responsible or liable to any person or entity whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss, damage (whether actual, consequential,
punitive, special or otherwise), injury, claim, liability or other cause of any kind or character whatsoever based upon or resulting from any information or reviews, ratings or
opinions provided on the VisitDoctor site or from the use of, or the inability to use VisitDoctor materials. You specifically agree that VisitDoctor is not liable for any
defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with the VisitDoctor site or any materials on the site, or with any of VisitDoctor’s terms
You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand,
including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your
violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
22. No Agency
You and VisitDoctor are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created
by this Agreement.
23. Changes to These Terms and Conditions of Use
VisitDoctor.ca reserves the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update these Terms and Conditions of Use by posting the modified, altered or updated terms on the Site,
and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates. If you do not agree to such modifications, alterations or updates, you should terminate your use of
the Services. Your continued use of any of the Services following the posting of notice of any changes in this Agreement shall constitute your acceptance of such modifications,
alterations and updates.