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Please read the Terms of Use and Privacy Agreement  ("Agreement") carefully before using www.VirtualMedLibrary.com, a  “web portal” maintained by VirtualMedLibrary. Your use of the web portal is  subject to your acceptance of this Agreement.


Mission Statement


VirtualMedLibrary’s Mission Statement is two-fold.

For Health care providers, VirtualMedLibrary aims to deliver  a multi-user interphase that allows you to create, update, customize, retrieve  and share your medical resources online, in effect making VirtualMedLibrary.com  ‘your virtual medical handbag, and info exchange medium’.

 

Simultaneously, VirtualMedLibrary attempts to promote the distribution of patient-friendly health information to those who seek it. Every health care provider maintaining their library with VirtualMedLibrary will be encouraged to facilitate pertinent patient resources on their home page.

 


Ownership & Disclosures


VirtualMedLibrary.com is a not-for-profit web portal.

1. VirtualMedLibrary is owned, operated and sponsored by  private Canadian community physicians.
2. VirtualMedLibrary does not engage in any form of monetary  or non-monetary gain or generate any form of reward system, either directly or  indirectly, from any third party organization, including referenced websites or  the information, material, products, or services contained in or accessible  through such websites.


Copyright Policy


Content on VirtualMedLibrary is made available on a Fair Use  Basis.

1. Some content posted to VirtualMedLibrary maybe copyrighted material, and the use of it on this web portal may not have been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.
2. Such material is made available on a non-profit basis,  for educational and discussion purposes only.
3. The operators of VirtualMedLibrary believe that this  constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material.
4. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this portal  for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission  from the copyright owner.


Use of Content / Disclaimer


VirtualMedLibrary does not sponsor or endorse content found  on any and all third party websites which are accessible from  www.VirtualMedLibrary.com.

1. VirtualMedLibrary hosts links to other external  third-party websites solely as a convenience to users of its web portal.
2. In almost all instances, the links to external  third-party websites are from nationally and internationally recognized  authorities in their respective fields, and are duly referenced.
3. Notwithstanding, VirtualMedLibrary does not necessarily  sponsor, agree with or endorse the content contained in the links to such third party websites
3.1 Users access and use such websites, including information, material, products, and  services therein, solely at the users’ own risk.
3.2 VirtualMedLibrary makes no warranties or representations  as to the content and assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or  omissions therein and that occur from accessing content that is displayed both  from within this web portal or as an external link from this web portal.  
3.3 VirtualMedLibrary also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the web portal, external websites or your downloading of any materials from the web portal or other external websites.
3.4 VirtualMedLibrary is not responsible for the privacy  practices or the content of such external third-party web links and websites.
4. You do NOT need to obtain VirtualMedLibrary’s expressed written consent in order to use any content provided on VirtualMedLibrary’s web portal.


The Patient-Health Care Provider Relationship


Content on VirtualMedLibrary is designed to support, not to  replace the relationship between a patient and their health-care providers.

1. Content found on VirtualMedLibrary is of a health-related  nature.
2. Such content is designed to support, not to replace the  relationship between a patient and their health-care providers.
3. Patients are encouraged to use such information for their  own independent reading purposes, and are strongly advised to discuss their  readings with their appropriate health care providers, who are professionally  trained to attempt and put such information into a clinical and practical  context.

Advertising Policy

 

It is the policy at VirtualMedLibrary not to host or receive funding, in any way, shape or form, from advertising.


General Compliance with Laws

 

All users shall comply with all local applicable laws,  statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding use of this web portal.


Changes to the Privacy Statement

 

VirtualMedLibrary reserves the right to edit, change or  suspend any clause contained within this Policy at any time and without prior  notice.

1. VirtualMedLibrary may make improvements or changes in the  information, services, products, and other materials on www.VirtualMedLibrary.com,  or terminate www.VirtualMedLibrary.com, at any time and without notice.
2. VirtualMedLibrary may modify this Agreement at any time,  and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the  modified agreement.
3. When modifications are made to the Agreement, a visible  notice will be displayed on the web portal and an email will be sent to  subscribing users via vAlerts.


Contacting the Web Portal Administrators

 

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the  practices of this web portal, or your dealings with this web portal, please contact operations@VirtualMedLibrary.com


Effective date: September 18th., 2007

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