Terms and Conditions of Use and Disclaimer


By using this Site, you signify your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions, do not use this Site. These Terms and Conditions may change from time to time and it is your responsibility to check for such updates. The last revision date for these terms and conditions is April 8, 2011.

Privacy Statement

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) is committed to protecting your privacy and has developed a privacy policy. When you register on this Site, you will be asked to provide certain information, such as your name and contact information. Registrant information will not be disclosed without consent except as authorized or required by law.

All information requested by MDcme.ca will be used solely for the administration and management of the programs offered via the website. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Memorial University Act (RSNL 1990 Chapter M-7) and is used for the purposes of academic administration, program planning and promotion of MDcme.ca services. Questions about this collection and use of personal information may be directed to the MDcme.ca Privacy Officer at 709-777-6653.

Reserved Rights And Grant Of Limited Licence

Copyright @ 2002 by MUN. All rights reserved. MUN either owns the intellectual property rights, including copyright, or has acquired the necessary licences, in the information, including all text, HTML code, multimedia clips, images, graphics, icons, Java code, and the selection and arrangement of the contents of the Site (collectively in this section the Information). Portions of the Information have been licensed to MUN. As a user of the Site, you are granted a limited licence to use (display or print) short extracts of the Information for your own personal non-commercial use only, provided the Information is not modified and you shall be fully responsible for any consequences resulting from such use. Any other use of the Information is prohibited. None of the Information may be otherwise reproduced, republished or re-disseminated in any manner or form without the prior written consent of MUN. MUN will take appropriate legal action to enforce its rights.

Links to Other Sites

The Site may contain links to other sites. These links are provided as references to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest. These other sites were independently developed by parties other than MUN, and MUN does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained at such sites. In providing links to other sites, MUN is in no way acting as a publisher or disseminator of the material contained on those other sites and does not seek to control the content of, or maintain any type of editorial control over, such sites. A link to another site should not be construed to mean that MUN is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the link or the description of the link to such other sites.


Commercial advertisements, logos, or endorsements are not permitted on www.MDcme.ca, except when used to recognize sponsorship or corporate support. All sponsors/corporate supporters of the web portal and online course offerings are clearly indicated to the user. MDcme.ca does provide hyperlinks, including text, logos, or other identifiers, to sponsors' commercial web pages. However, promotional statements may not be associated with such links. All sponsors have been informed of the use of its logo on www.MDcme.ca, and the use of the logo should maintain the visual presentation and integrity of the sponsor's logo.


  • Commercial Advertising - a message created and displayed for the primary purpose of promoting a business or organization and/or the products and services of that business or organization with the intent to influence choice, opinion, or behavior.
  • Sponsorship recognition - acknowledgement of support for a MDcme.ca project, program, or event. Sponsorship recognition differs from commercial promotion in that it does not contain promotional information about a product or service that goes beyond mere acknowledgment of support.

No Medical Advice

Information provided on the Site is for information purposes only, and is provided on an "as is" basis. MUN, its licensors and suppliers, including the University of Ottawa, University of Calgary, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, Dalhousie University and Queens University, have made every effort to provide accurate and current medical information, but these parties do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information provided. The Site is intended for physicians and other healthcare providers for specific educational needs, and as a supplement to their accumulated medical training, experience and judgement. The Site may incorporate fictitious case scenarios to highlight important issues and strategies in medical treatment and education. The Site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

No Liability

MUN, its licensors and suppliers, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaim all representations, warranties and conditions, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise including, but not limited to, the implied representations, warranties and conditions of merchantability, non-infringement of third parties right and fitness for a particular purpose.

MUN is not responsible for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damage or any other damages whatsoever and howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Site or in reliance on the information available on the Site, including any loss of use, lost data, lost business profits, business interruption, personal injury and/or wrongful death or any other pecuniary loss, whether the action is in contract, tort (including negligence) or other tortious action. MUN disclaims any liability for unauthorized use or reproduction of any portion of the Site.


Certain words, phrases, names, designs or logos used on the Site may constitute trademarks, service marks or trade names of MUN or other entities. The display of any such marks or names on the Site does not imply that a licence has been granted by MUN or other entities.

Computer Viruses

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.

Message Content (Discussion Groups)

As a service to its users, MUN may provide a venue for comment or discussion of various aspects of healthcare. By e-mailing the Site or posting a message to the Site in any manner, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions set out in this section. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms, then do not post comments or send e-mail to this site.

You are entirely responsible for all information and material that you post on the Site. MUN does not pre-screen the content of any messages posted and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of anything which may appear on the Site or any of the third party products or services that may appear here.

By accessing this Site you agree that you will not:

(a) transmit any message, information, data, text or other materials (in this section Content) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or that may be invasive of another's privacy, or hateful racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

(b) impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to, a MUN official, forum leader, guide or host or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

(c) post or transmit any computer virus or any other software or graphic files on any MUN Forum or transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as non-disclosure agreements);

(d) post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or any other site of solicitation;

(e) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, provincial, national or international law while using or accessing the Site; and

(f) upload or transmit any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party. By submitting content to the Site, you automatically grant C or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted C MUN the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.

MUN and its designees shall have the right, in their sole and unfettered discretion, to edit, refuse to post, or remove any content posted on the Site Forums. Without limiting the foregoing, MUN and its designees shall have the right to remove any content that is in violation of the provisions hereof or, in its sole discretion, is otherwise deemed objectionable.

Conformance With Law

You agree that your use of the Site 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 to indemnify and hold harmless MUN, its suppliers and/or licensors against any claims and expenses, including reasonably legal fees, arising from any violation by you of these terms and conditions.


This is the entire Agreement between you and MUN pertaining to your right to use the Site, and supersedes all prior or collateral oral or written representations or agreements related thereto. In the event that one or more of the provisions of this Agreement is found to be illegal or unenforceable, this Agreement shall not be rendered inoperative but the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Newfoundland and Labrador.