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In this legal disclaimer, the terms “we”, “us”, “our”, and the “Network”, refer to the Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network, composed of constituent entities including The Ottawa Hospital / L’Hôpital d’Ottawa, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute / Institut de recherche de l’Hôpital d’Ottawa, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and McMaster University, and any related entities, subsidiaries or affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, service providers, contractors, licencors, licensees, suppliers, successors or assigns, with the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

If you access this website from outside Ontario, you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for compliance with local laws of your jurisdiction.

General Information Purposes Only

The content on our website is provided for general information purposes only. Without limitation, the information is not intended or designed to constitute or replace medical advice or to be used for diagnosis. It is recommended that you obtain advice from a physician or other appropriate health professional before taking, or refraining from, any action or inaction on the basis of the content on our site. It is recommended that specific information on personal health matters be obtained from a physician or other appropriate health professional. Any decision involving patient care should be based on the judgement of the attending physician according to the needs and condition of each individual patient.

This website may include content provided by third parties, including from other users and third-party licencors. All statements and/or opinions expressed in any such third-party content, other than the content provided by the Network, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. Such materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Network.

Third Party Websites

For your convenience, this website may provide links or pointers to third-party sites. We make no representations about any other websites that may be accessed from this website. If you choose to access any such sites, you do so at your own risk. We have no control over the contents of any such third-party sites and accept no responsibility for such sites or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. You are subject to any terms and conditions of such third-party sites.

Limitation on Liability

Except where such exclusions are prohibited by law, under no circumstance will the Network be liable for negligence, misrepresentation, breach, damages of any kind, under any legal theory, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, including, but not limited to, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of data, and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract, breach of privacy or otherwise, even if the party was allegedly advised or had reason to know, arising out of or in connection with

your use, or inability to use, or reliance on, the website, any linked websites or such other third-party websites, nor any website content, materials, posting or information thereon even if the party was allegedly advised or had reason to know.

Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand and agree that your use of the website, its content, and any services or items found or accessed through the website is at your own risk. The website, its content, and any services or items found or accessed through the website are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. The foregoing does not affect any warranties that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

The Network cannot and does not make any warranty, representation or endorsement with respect to the completeness, security, reliability, suitability, accuracy, currency or availability of the website or its contents. Without limiting the foregoing, the Network cannot and does not represent or warrant that the website, its content, or any services or items found or accessed through the website will be accurate, reliable, error-free, or uninterrupted, that defects will be corrected, or that our website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

We cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files, toolkits, publications, data or other materials available for downloading from the internet or the website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are solely and entirely responsible for your use of the website and your computer, internet and data security. To the fullest extent provided by law, we will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by denial-of-service attack, distributed denial-of-service attack, overloading, flooding, mailbombing or crashing, viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data, or other proprietary material due to your use of the website or any services or items found or accessed through the website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.