Terms and Conditons

Your access of information or request of information or submission of information contained on the Quality Summit website constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out below.

General Content

Information, software, other material provided in, or accessible through the Quality Summit website are provided as general information and for reference purposes only and should not be considered as specific medical advice. Organizations and individuals assume all responsibility for using and/or relying on information they may access to through the Quality Summit website.

The Quality Summit website may contain information provided by provincial health care organizations and regional health care authorities. HQC is not responsible for the opinions expressed by these organizations.

Copyrights and Intellectual Property

Some information contained on the Quality Summit website may be protected by copyright; where this is the case, copyright will be indicated. Individuals or organizations are not permitted to copy, distribute or publish any copy written information without first obtaining permission from the copyright owner.

The use of information accessed through Quality Summit website for commercial purposes without written permission from the HQC is prohibited. HQC retains all intellectual property rights on all information contained within Quality Summit website.

External Links and Agreements

All links to other web sites within the Quality Summit website are provided as potential references that may be of interest to you. The HQC does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy, appropriateness, or security of the information contained within these sites or additional links contained within these sites. The HQC does not endorse the viewpoints expressed on these sites. Please refer to the terms of use and privacy policy for each site visited.

Email and Web Forms

Any email messages or information uploaded to the site either sent to us through email addresses available on our site or through the forms on the site could potentially be intercepted on their way to intended recipients. The HQC will not be responsible for any damages suffered by organizations or individuals as a result of information that is sent to us in these ways, or for any errors or changes made to information that is transmitted to the HQC.

Privacy

Users of Quality Summit website agree to abide by all of the provisions of the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Health Information Protection Act (HIPA). All information provided to the Quality Summit website must be collected, compiled and presented according to the provisions of the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and HIPA. Organizations and individuals using the information provided on Quality Summit website agree to use this information in a manner consistent with the conditions of the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and HIPA.

HQC will not be held responsible or liable for any organization or individual who uses the Quality Summit website in breach of the terms and conditions set out in of the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and HIPA. Please review our  Quality Summit website privacy policy.

No Liability

Under no circumstances shall HQC (including its directors, officers, employees, or contract personnel) be liable to any individual or organization for:

  1. Any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages including loss of profits or loss of business opportunities that may result from access or use of the Quality Summit website or information contained within the web site, including but not limited to the use of any services or products, or your reliance on medical or treatment information provided on or through our web site, or that results from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion, or corruption of files, errors, defects, delays in preparation or transmission or failure of performance; and
  2. Any loses or expenses (including legal fees) arising out of or in connection with any allegation, claim, suit or other proceeding based on a contention the use of the Quality Summit website or information contained on the web site by any individual or organization infringes the intellectual property rights or contractual rights of any third party.

The limitations of liability described in the Terms and Conditions of the Quality Summit website shall apply regardless of whether the cause of action is in contract (including without limitation, breach of a fundamental term), tort (including without limitation and negligence), equity or other doctrine of law.

3rd Party Administration

HQC may decide at its discretion to use 3rd party services to maintain and administer the Quality Summit website. The HQC will not be responsible for any damages suffered by organizations or individuals as a result of 3rd party negligence as it may relate to information posted to the site, or for any errors or omission in the information transmitted to the site.

Indemnification

Individuals and organizations agree to indemnify HQC (including its directors, officers, employees, or contract personnel) from and against any and all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs – including legal fees, resulting from a breach of any of the provisions of the Disclaimer.

No Warranties

HQC (including its directors, officers, employees, or contract personnel) provides Quality Summit website and information contained within the web site on an “as is, where is” basis and does not make any express or implied warranties, representations, endorsement, or conditions with respect to the website of information contained within the website, including without limitation, warranties as to the merchantability, operation, non-infringement, usefulness, completeness, accuracy, currentness, reliability, and fitness for a particular purpose.

Further, HQC does not represent or warrant that the Quality Summit website will be available and meet your requirements, that access will be uninterrupted, that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, that no viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties will be transmitted or that no damage will occur to your computer system, or attacks on the site or breaches of security. Individuals and organizations take sole responsibility for adequate protection and backup of data and/or equipment and to take reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or other destructive properties.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of use of the Quality Summit website, individuals and organizations agree not to use the services provided by this site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the terms and condition of this on-line agreement. Individuals and organizations agree not to attempt to gain unauthorized access to services provided through this web site, other user accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to this web site through hacking, password sniffing, or any other means.  Individuals also agree not to disclose or share passwords or IDs with any other individuals.  Health Quality Council reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend a user account at any time and for any length of time for any breach of these terms and conditions or as a result of termination of their employment by their respective employer.

Jurisdiction

The HQC is located in Saskatchewan, Canada and the Quality Summit website is managed within Saskatchewan, Canada. This on-line agreement and any disputes or actions arising from the access to the Quality Summit website or information contained within the website shall be governed by the laws of Saskatchewan, Canada and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein.

The information, products, or services described within Quality Summit website may or may not be available or applicable outside Saskatchewan, Canada. Please be aware of the laws of your location or that otherwise may apply to you in relation to any of the matters described within the Quality Summit website.

Unofficial document if printed. Changes may be made to the terms and conditions contained in this document at any time by the HQC without notice. Upon accessing our web site you are agreeing to review the terms and conditions contained in this document on a regular basis and your continued access and use of information contained within the web site will constitute your agreement to agree to any such changes.