Disclaimer and Privacy statement
- Disclaimer for all Smile Garden Dentistry websites and social networking pages
- Additional social media clauses
- Privacy Statement
Disclaimer of use for Smile Garden Dentistry website and social networking pages
The use of this website (“Site”) is subject to the following terms and conditions and constitutes the user’s agreement to these terms and conditions. Smile Garden Dentistry reserves the right to change these terms and conditions or any content of the website at any time without notice. Please review the Terms and Conditions regularly as your continued use of the website will constitute your agreement to any changes.
2. This Site does not Provide Medical Advice
The content of this Site is provided for general information purposes only. The content is not intended to replace consultations with a health care professional or to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider with any medical or health questions. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Site.
3. Copyright and Submissions
This Site and the content are protected by copyright, trade-mark and other proprietary rights of Smile Garden Dentistry or third parties. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms and Conditions, no portion of the Site or the content, including without limitation trade-marks, trade names and logos, may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, without prior written permission from Smile Garden Dentistry or the applicable third party. Any unauthorized downloading, redistribution, retransmission, copying, modification or commercial use of the content may be a violation of federal or other law and could result in legal action.
Subject to the preceding paragraph, Smile Garden Dentistry grants to you a limited license to display, print and use the content of this Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Such license is revocable by Smile Garden Dentistry at any time at the sole option of Smile Garden Dentistry. In consideration of this limited license, you shall ensure that all copyright, trade-mark and other proprietary notices are retained on any copy of the Site materials in the same form and manner as on the original.
All information submitted to Smile Garden Dentistry via the Site shall be deemed and remain the property of Smile Garden Dentistry and shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, know-how or other techniques contained in information provided to Smile Garden Dentistry. You agree that any information submitted to Smile Garden Dentistry does not infringe the intellectual property rights, including copyright, trade-mark, trade secret or patent rights, of any third party and you grant Smile Garden Dentistry the right to provide access to the information on the Site.
4. Content and Links
Smile Garden Dentistry has used reasonable efforts to ensure the information provided on this Site is accurate when posted. However, Smile Garden Dentistry does not make any representation or warranty of any kind as to the quality, accuracy, currency or completeness of the content on this Site. The views or opinions expressed in the content on this Site do not necessarily reflect those views or opinions of Smile Garden Dentistry. Smile Garden Dentistry does not endorse or recommend any products, services, techniques or procedures mentioned on this Site.
This Site may contain links to websites and servers maintained by third parties over whom Smile Garden Dentistry has no control. These links have been provided solely as a convenience for users of this Site and do not constitute an endorsement by Smile Garden Dentistry of the content of such third-party sites. Smile Garden Dentistry makes no representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party websites.
5. No Warranty
Any information on this Site represents the opinions of the authors and not of Smile Garden Dentistry. Smile Garden Dentistry does not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the information on the Site or of any product or services referenced on the Site. Smile Garden Dentistry assumes no obligation to update the information or advise on further developments concerning topics mentioned. The information may be changed from time to time without notice.
Smile Garden Dentistry disclaims all warranties, representations and conditions regarding use of the Site or the information, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, whether expressed or implied, or arising from a course of dealing, usage or trade practice.
6. Disclaimer of Liability
Smile Garden Dentistry, its affiliated dentists, employees, directors, agents and any other parties involved in the creation, production or delivery of the Site, including the provision of the information, disclaim any responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs or obligations including any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages whatsoever and howsoever caused, airing out of or in connection with the use or misuse of the Site or the information whether such damages arise in contract, tort, negligence, equity or statute law.
Absent the use of encryption, the Internet is not a secure medium and privacy cannot be ensured. Information provided to Smile Garden Dentistry by virtue of this Site will be received by Smile Garden Dentistry on a non-confidential basis. We recommend the use of appropriate security, antivirus and other protective software.
Smile Garden Dentistry assumes no liability for the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data transmitted in connection with this Site and does not warrant that the Site is free of infection, viruses, worms, or codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.
8. Governing Law
This website is administered by Smile Garden Dentistry which is located in Ontario, Canada. Any matter arising out of the use of this website shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada. You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario.
Additional social media clauses:
In addition to the above;
- Smile Garden Dentistry reserves the right to determine which comments are acceptable for Smile Garden Dentistry’s social media sites and may remove or modify any communication that does not follow these terms. In addition, Smile Garden Dentistry may, at its sole discretion, terminate a user’s ability to post comments to any social media site for repeated or excessive violations of these standards or when Smile Garden Dentistry has a reasonable basis to believe that the user’s comments may cause harm if published.
- Smile Garden Dentistry is not responsible for any content that third parties publish, post, upload, distribute, disseminate or otherwise transmit via social media. Any content, views, opinions and/or responses to questions uploaded, expressed or submitted by the creators, sponsors, advertisers or users of social media other than the content provided by Smile Garden Dentistry are solely the views, opinions and responsibility of the company or person submitting them and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smile Garden Dentistry.
- Smile Garden Dentistry reserves all rights relating to Smile Garden Dentistry’s social media accounts including, but not limited to, all rights to add, remove or modify any of its content or material posted on the accounts and discontinue the accounts.
- Smile Garden Dentistry does not monitor the general content of blog entries. The content of postings is the responsibility of the person making them and should not reveal any personal information, identifying information of yourself or others or confidential/private information of any kind. By making a posting you specifically acknowledge that Smile Garden Dentistry assumes no liability for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct by you or third parties.
- Keep in mind, comments and postings to Smile Garden Dentistry social media sites are not private and can be seen by other people. Smile Garden Dentistry recommends that users do not post anything that they would not want everyone on the Internet to read. Smile Garden Dentistry cautions against posting information that could make users vulnerable to financial or medical identity theft, such as financial information or insurance numbers. In addition, for the privacy of our users, Smile Garden Dentistry recommends that hospital room numbers or any other private information not be posted to social media sites.
Smile Garden Dentistry respects the privacy and confidentiality of a person’s personal and health information while collecting, using or disclosing information in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Smile Garden Dentistry will not collect, use or disclose personal or health information that is not in accordance with FIPPA, PHIPA, PIPEDA or Smile Garden Dentistry policies.
Privacy and Confidentiality
At Smile Garden Dentistry, we respect our clients, patients and residents’ right to confidential care. Access to our patients’ personal health information is available to those who ‘need to know’ to provide care (dentists, physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians and other health professionals and staff).
We will not discuss our patients’ care with anyone other than their parents/legal guardians.
If there are special circumstances that require additional security around privacy, please let the receptionist know about it as soon as you arrive.