Terms and Conditions

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

General Content

Information, software, other material provided in, or accessible through the Better Healthcare 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 Better Healthcare Website.

The Better Healthcare website is a provincial resource that contains information provided by provincial health care organizations and regional health care authorities. HQC is not responsible for the opinions expressed by these organizations.

Provincial health organizations may authorize their employees to create and maintain user accounts on the site and to post content and commentary to the site. These organizations must ensure the employees they authorize to use the site are in compliance with the terms and conditions of the site and its privacy policies. In addition these organizations must inform HQC when to activate, modify or suspend accounts.

Copyrights and Intellectual Property

Some information contained on the Better Healthcare 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 Better Healthcare for commercial purposes without written permission from the HQC is prohibited. HQC retains all intellectual property rights on all information contained within Better Healthcare.

External Links and Agreements

All links to other web sites within the Better Healthcare 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 Comments

The Better Healthcare  website is a public site and as such is not restricted to only those users with an authorized user ID and password. As a result, any email messages or commentary made 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 Better Healthcare agree to abide by all of the provisions of the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All information provided to the Better Healthcare site must be collected, compiled and presented according to the provisions of the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Organizations and individuals using the information provided on Better Healthcare agree to use this information in a manner consistent with the conditions of the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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

Restricted Access

Provincial health organization user accounts on the Better Healthcare website are offered on a restricted basis, available only to those users with an authorized user ID and password. HQC will make every attempt to keep the information on the site secure. The HQC will not be responsible for any damages suffered by organizations or individuals as a result of information posted to the site, or for any errors or omission in the information transmitted to the site either as a result of site user errors or attacks on the site or breaches of security. HQC is not responsible for the use or misuse of the information on the site, or sharing of IDs and passwords by any user on 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 Better Healthcare 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 Better Healthcare web site 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. 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 Better Healthcare web site, 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 Better Healthcare Website is managed within Saskatchewan, Canada. This on-line agreement and any disputes or actions arising from the access to the Better Healthcare 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 the Better Healthcare 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 Better Healthcare 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.