GrowingGuide.ca (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”) forms part of our Sponsor’s family of websites and is owned and operated by our Sponsor – one of Canada’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) – and the Company’s contractors.
If you don’t want to be bound by the Conditions of Use, do not access the Website.
The Company reserves the right to modify the Conditions of Use of the Website at any time and at the Company’s sole discretion. However, the Company wants to ensure that you are aware of any changes to the Conditions of use. The Company will post prominent notices on the Website regarding any planned changes to these Conditions of Use for at least thirty days before they come into effect, after which the changes will immediately become effective. By continuing to use the Website after any such changes, you indicate that you accept the modified Conditions of Use.
Use of the Website
The Website is intended for general information purposes only, by accessing the Website, you agree to use the information contained here solely for those purposes. By accessing the Website, you also agree to use any information found on it in accordance with all applicable local, provincial, national or international laws and regulations.
The Website may include nutritional, disease awareness, exercise and fitness, and other general information provided by healthcare practitioners. You agree that all access and use of any information on the Website, regardless of its source, is not the professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment advice of a qualified healthcare professional.
Always speak to your qualified healthcare professional before modifying, beginning, or stopping any course of treatment. Never disregard advice from your qualified medical professional because of something you have read on the Website or any website linked to from the Website.
Copyright and Intellectual Property
The Company authorizes you to view, copy and print materials and information published on the Website for non-commercial or personal use only, however all materials you have copied or printed from the Website must retain all: copyright notice; other proprietary notices; and disclaimers.
Except for the authorized uses above, the Company does not authorize you to, and you agree not to, use, copy, distribute, modify, transmit, revise, reverse engineer, republish, translate, sell, exploit, post, re-post or create derivative works of the contents of the Website for any purpose without the Company’s prior written permission.
The authorized uses specified above do not apply to the design elements or layout of the Website. Some elements of the Website are protected by trade dress and other laws – the Company does not authorize their copying or imitation in whole or in part.
Except for the authorized uses above, you understand and agree that these Conditions of Use do not grant you any license under any patent, trade-mark, copyright, or trade secret of the Company or any third party.
The Company owns or licenses various trade-marks and service marks. The Company makes its best efforts to use capitalized, bolded, and/or italicized text in order to highlight those trade-marks and service marks wherever they appear on the Website. Any use or misuse of these trade-marks or service marks not expressly permitted by these Conditions of Use is prohibited, and by using the Website you agree not to make such prohibited use.
From time to time, trade-marks belonging to third parties may appear on the Website – the Company does not claim any ownership, sponsorship, endorsement, or licensee rights to those trade-marks. Such non-licensed third-party trade-marks are used only to identify the specific products and services of their owners.
You may provide the Company with information such as corrections, questions, enhancement or improvement ideas, comments, suggestions, or the like regarding the content of the Website or any of the products or services (the Company refers to this type of information as “Feedback”). You agree that: i) Feedback is non-confidential; ii) The Company is free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute Feedback without limitation; and iii) The Company will not have any duty to compensate you for Feedback you provide; and iv) The Company is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in Feedback for any purpose whatsoever including improving, developing, manufacturing and marketing its products.
The Company reserves the right to take any steps it considers necessary to prevent or restrain any prohibited or unauthorized use of or access to the Website. This includes, but is not limited to, legal action or suspending or terminating your access to the Website with or without notice.
Retention of ownership of Intellectual Property
Any use of the Website not expressly permitted in these Conditions of Use is strictly prohibited. The Company retains all copyright and other proprietary rights in the contents of the Website.
From time to time you may encounter links to the Company’s other sites and third party websites. These links are provided solely for reference or convenience purposes and these Conditions of Use do not apply to those websites. You acknowledge and agree that links to such sites cannot be taken as reflecting the Company’s endorsement of the sites or any association with their owners.
You agree that, you follow links to third party sites at your own risk, and that the Company is not responsible and will not be liable for: (i) the availability of such websites; (ii) reviewing or maintaining such websites (iii) how these websites treat your personally identifiable information, (iv) the content of such websites, including (without limitation) any products, advertising, goods, services, other materials or content available from such websites; and (v) the use that others make of these websites.
Your linking to a third party website or webpage is entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of such websites or webpages. Similarly, the Company does not expressly authorize you to link to any of the Company’s websites. The Company reserves the right to request that links to any of its websites that you post, re-post, or distribute be removed.
Please ensure that you check the legal terms and conditions posted on each website you link to.
You agree not to: (i) interfere with other users' use and enjoyment of the Website or other resources available online; (ii) transmit, distribute, direct, or link to any files that may contain viruses, or other contaminating or destructive code; (iii) post or transmit material for advertising or commercial purposes on the Website; (iv) post or transmit any content to the Website which may injure, disparage or constitute defamation or libel of any third party; (v) post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that constitutes or encourages criminal conduct or that violates any law; (vi) collect, solicit, transmit, post or otherwise abuse any personally identifiable information of any third party in connection with the Website; or (vii) direct or cause any third party to take any action in (i) through (vi) above.
By accessing the Website, you and the Company agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, the Website will be governed by the laws and regulations of the Province of Ontario, Canada without regard to any conflicts of laws principles. You and the Company also agree and submit that the courts of the Province of Ontario, Canada will be the most convenient jurisdiction to resolve such matters and that those courts should have jurisdiction over any dispute resulting from your use of the Website.
The Website and the information it contains is intended for use by residents of Canada only. Other countries may have regulatory requirements or medical practices which are different than those in Canada, and the Company makes no promise or suggestion that materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Accessing materials on the Website from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Anyone who chooses to access the Website from countries other than Canada does so at their own risk and is responsible for compliance with local laws.
These Conditions of Use contain the entire agreement between you and the Company relating to the use of the Website and the materials and information contained there. These Conditions of Use cannot be modified except as described above. If any provision of these Conditions of Use is waived, voided, or otherwise deemed invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, that waiver, voiding, invalidation or unenforceability will not affect any other term in these Conditions of Use. Instead, the remaining terms of these Conditions of Use will continue in force as if the waived, voided, or otherwise deemed invalid or unenforceable portions had been removed or modified as required to comply with applicable laws or regulations.
THE CONTENTS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THOSE ARISING BY LAW, STATUTE, USAGE OF TRADE, OR COURSE OF DEALING. THE COMPANY ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE INFORMATION OR OTHER DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE REFERENCED BY OR LINKED TO THIS SITE. THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUITABILITY, FOR ANY PURPOSE, OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE, YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, OR YOUR USE OF THE CONTENTS OF ANY SITE LINKED TO THIS SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS OR TIMELINESS OF ANY CLAIMS, STATEMENTS OR INFORMATION ON THIS SITE OR ANY SITE TO WHICH IT IS OR CAN BE LINKED.
THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT, REPRESENT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SITE WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEM, OR WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE, WITHOUT INTERRUPTIONS, OR WILL BE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. YOU USE THE SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CONSEQUENCES, HOWEVER REMOTE, RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE SITE. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW PROHIBITS THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
THIS SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN; THESE CHANGES WILL BE INCORPORATED IN NEW EDITIONS OF THIS SITE.
THIS SITE IS INTENDED FOR USE BY RESIDENTS IN CANADA. IF YOU ARE NOT AN INTENDED USER OF THE SITE, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE SITE. ANY REFERENCES TO THE COMPANY’S PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND PROGRAMS ARE ONLY APPLICABLE TO RESIDENTS IN CANADA. THESE REFERENCES DO NOT IMPLY THAT THE COMPANY INTENDS TO ANNOUNCE SUCH PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR PROGRAMS IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY OTHER THAN CANADA.
THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES AND ANY DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, SUBCONTRACTORS OR AGENTS OF THE FOREGOING, INCLUDING ANY EDITORIAL ADVISORS, SHALL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OF ANY KIND, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, PATENT OR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WRONGFUL DEATH, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION AND WHETHER RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY OF USE OF ANY CONTENTS OF THIS SITE (OR A SITE LINKED TO THIS SITE), OR ANY OTHER CAUSE AND EVEN IF CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR IF THE COMPANY OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAVE BEEN APPRISED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES OCCURRING, OR BOTH.
THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW PROHIBITS THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. IN ANY EVENT, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES AND ANY DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, SUBCONTRACTORS OR AGENTS OF THE FOREGOING TO YOU HEREUNDER SHALL NOT EXCEED YOUR ONLINE CHARGES FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE.
Automatic Collection of Information
The Company welcomes you to participate in its discussion, commenting, and social media channels. The Company welcomes you to contribute to the discussion, but for your enjoyment and the enjoyment of all users of the Website, the Company requires that you follow these simple rules.
Be yourself. Do not impersonate any other party or disguise the source of any information you submit. This includes, but isn’t limited to, impersonating medical professionals or other users.
Disclose Any Professional Connections. If you are an employee of the Company or have a professional connection to the Company and are contributing in your personal capacity, you must disclose your position. For example, you may include a phrase in your comment stating, "I am an employee of the Company commenting in my own personal capacity.”
Take care with personal information. Avoid providing or soliciting personal information that might allow others to identify, contact, track, harass, or impersonate you or another person.
Be civil in all of your interactions with the Website. Do not, and do not attempt to, defame, ridicule, libel, mock, disparage, harass, threaten, intimidate, abuse, bully, defraud or mislead other users. Do not make offensive or inappropriate comments, including but not limited to offensive or inappropriate comments about race, religion, social class, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. Avoid using, posting, linking, or otherwise making available profane, obscene, indecent, pornographic, sexual or otherwise objectionable content.
Inappropriate content is unwelcome. The Company may remove any such content from the Website without notice. The Company reserves the right to review any comments or posts prior to posting them to the Website, so your comments and posts may not appear right away.
Respect the Intellectual Property of others. Only post content if you own or have the appropriate rights to the content - including any right required to post or share that content on the Website.
Respect the Company’s Intellectual Property. All of the content that the Company creates or posts on the Website, including any trademarks, logos, taglines, videos, text, photos, graphics, and designs is protected under Canadian and international trademark and copyright laws, intellectual property laws, proprietary rights and laws, and is owned by or licensed to the Company unless otherwise indicated.
You own the content you post, but you grant the Company a license. By posting content to the Website, you grant the Company a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post. If the content you post is Feedback, you grant the Company additional rights (see above).
The Company is Not Responsible for User Created Content. By using the Website, you acknowledge and understand that the Company does not endorse and is not responsible for any shared, posted, or linked to comments, references, opinions, claims, advice or other content shared here by any user of the Website.
The Website and these Conditions of Use have been designed to comply with Canadian laws and regulations to allow use by Canadian individuals only. Any information the Company provides is intended for Canadian individuals only.
Do not share your own or anyone else’s medical information. Do not attempt to provide medical advice on this Website. Medical questions should be addressed to a qualified physician or health care provider. Information on the Website is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any health condition or problem.
From time to time the Company may have to remove posts, comments, or other shared content comment from the Website. Here's why:
Your comment inappropriately references a product, service, or website (the Company’s or someone else's). The Company doesn’t endorse any users' comments other than its own, but the Company still has to pay attention to the laws and regulations that govern this industry in Canada. In many cases, the Company is only allowed to mention name, price and quantity when discussing a product. Also, often the Company cannot allow links to third party websites since the Company cannot ensure that they contain, and will continue to contain, information that is both fair and balanced.
Your comment references a possible adverse event. Your comment includes reference to a possible adverse event related to any product.
If you are not Canadian, ask a qualified physician or health care provider for more information or contact your local health authority to report adverse events.
Your comment includes vulgarity. If you use bad language, your comment or post may be removed. The Company may also remove comments and posts it deems to be a personal attack of any kind or which it deems to be offensive, including for use of terms that target specific ethnic, racial, religious, age or gender orientation groups. Treat other users with respect at all times.
You are providing medical advice. The Company knows its users want to help one another, but serious legal, regulatory, and health related implications may result from spreading unsolicited and unverified medical advice; the Company can't allow it on the Website. As always, consult a qualified physician or health care provider for medical advice.
Your comment is spam. Sometimes comments are spam, are clearly off-topic, make unsupported claims, or promote services or products. Please do not use the Website for these purposes.
Computers can be tricky. Sometimes the Company will need to remove a comment or comments for a reason not outlined above, or comments may be removed or may not be posted due to technical reasons. If that is the case, the Company will attempt to post a notification to the Website indicating why comments or posts were removed. But please know that the Company reserves the right to delete any comment at its sole discretion.
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