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Terms of Use

Website Material

The material displayed on this website ("Material") is produced or compiled by Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH) & Providence Health Care Society (PHC) for the purpose of providing you with direct access to information about health care issues and services available through VCH and PHC.

Copyright and Trademarks

The Material is protected by Canadian and international copyright law and is the sole or joint property of Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care, or the property of third parties identified as the owners of the Material. The Materials includes words, designs, phrases, marks or symbols that constitute registered or unregistered trademarks or official marks of VCH, PHC or third parties. The use of any trademarks or official marks is strictly prohibited, without the express prior written consent of the owner of the mark.

Limited Permission to Use

Subject to the terms and conditions described in herein, VCH and PHC grant to you a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to access, view, download and print a single copy of the Material, or part of it, provided that:

  • you use the Material for personal, educational and information purposes only. Any commercial use or distribution of the Material is strictly prohibited;
  • you retain any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the Material;
  • you do not edit or modify the Material in any manner;
  • you do not download, print or otherwise use the non-text portions of the Material, including but not limited to, designs, logos, symbols, marks, photographs, tables, charts, games, and other graphical information. The prior written consent of VCH and PHC or the third party owner of any non-text portions of the Material is required before it may be copied or otherwise used in any manner.

Except as expressly permitted above, use or distribution of the Material, or any part of it, for any purpose whatsoever, is strictly prohibited without the express prior written consent of VCH and PHC.


You understand that use of the Material is at your own risk. The Material is provided on an 'as is' basis without warranties of any kind. To the extent permitted by law VCH and PHC each disclaim all warranties, including without limitation, the warranty of merchantability, non-infringement of third party rights, and the warranty of fitness for particular purpose. Neither VCH nor PHC represent or warrant the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the Material on this website or on any sites linked to this website nor the results to be obtained from using such Material. The Material on is not intended to provide medical advice and you are responsible for seeking your own independent professional advice for any health or medical conditions that you may have.

For more information concerning copyright and the content of the Material found on this website, or to request permission to use the Material outside the scope of the permission set out above, please contact us.