Terms and Conditions

1. General

  • Please read all of the Terms and Conditions carefully before using this website.
  • When used in the Terms and Conditions, "CCI" includes the Canadian Cataract Institute, its subsidiaries, affiliates and respective officers, directors and employees.
  • CCI reserves the right to modify or otherwise update the Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.
  • You should review these Terms and Conditions on a regular basis for any changes.
  • Your continued use of the CCI Portal website constitutes your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions as amended from time to time.

2. Copyright and Permissions

Copyright for this website is held by CCI. All rights reserved. Copyright for all material found on this website is held by CCI or its licensors. Please consult individual material for relevant copyright information and notices.

Generally, you may reproduce or otherwise use materials found on this website only in accordance with Canadian copyright law. You are permitted to make one copy for your personal use provided that credit is given to the original source. In all instances you are required to seek permission from the copyright holder. It is your sole responsibility before you reproduce material to determine the copyright holder and to follow the appropriate process.

All other CCI owned content
Please contact the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) at 1-800-893-5777 or accesscopyright.ca should you wish to do any one of the following:

  • digitally copy a work from print or digital form to be included in an electronic presentation such as PowerPoint,
  • digitally reproduce a digital or scanned work onto a device such as a CD -ROM, USB port or personal computer, or send a digitally scanned work by email,
  • post a work from either print or digital form on a website accessible to the general public (i.e. Internet),
  • post a work from either print or digital form on a website where access is restricted, such as a password-protected company Intranet,
  • copy a work either in print or in digital form by a photocopier or similar method for use as an overhead or slide and projected onto a screen, or copy a work by a photocopier, fax machine or other similar use of already published material in a new work to be published.

Should you wish to adapt or modify an article or figure in any way or create a version of an article or figure in a language other than the one made available by CCI, please contact the CCI at this email address: info@cciportal.com
Please submit one request for each intended use. Blanket permissions are not processed and please do not send duplicate requests. Permission fees are determined by intended use, number of copies and other factors.

Other copyright holders

For permission to reproduce materials found on the site that are owned by a source other than CCI, in any form or manner, contact the copyright holder.

3. Disclaimer
All content found on cciportal.com is provided for information and education purposes and the CCI portal provides information on a wide range of ophthalmological and medical topics. The information contained on cciportal.com is not intended to substitute for the advice of a cataract surgeon or physician, nor is it intended to provide legal, accounting, financial or tax advice.

4. Limitation of Liability
CCI is not responsible in any manner for direct, indirect, special or consequential damages howsoever caused and arising from your use of cciportal.com or from the purchase, licensing, use or performance of any products or services made available on this website. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, delay in operation or transmission, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of information on this website.

5. No Warranty
While CCI makes every effort to keep the content on cciportal.com current, no representations, warranties or conditions are given (either express or implied) that the website will be error free or completely accurate at all times. The information available on this website is provided "as is." CCI expressly disclaims any warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, that your use will be uninterrupted, secure or error-free. At any time and without notice, CCI may correct errors or inaccuracies and change or update the content of the website. The CCI is not responsible in any manner for direct, indirect, special or consequential damages howsoever caused arising out of the use of this website, of any software that may be available for download or the purchase or license of any goods or services on cciportal.com.

6. Privacy and submissions

Please read our Privacy Statement carefully so that you will understand how your personal information will be treated as you make use of cciportal.com. By using cciportal.com you agree to the terms of the Privacy Statement.

CCI reserves the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and edit or remove any Submission at any time without notice. While CCI reserves this right, we will endeavour to contact the author of any submission removed from the cciportal.com site. However, the CCI cannot ensure prompt removal of a questionable Submission after online posting and the CCI assumes no liability for any action or inaction with respect to the Submission on cciportal.com. CCI does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any Submission posted. All Submissions represent the opinion of user/author of the Submission and do not represent the opinion of the CCI. “Submission” here refers to any posting or comment made on the cciportal.com website.

7. Goods/Services

Your reviews on goods/services
You are welcome to post reviews, comments or other similar content to cciportal.com on goods or services relevant to this website. In the interests of transparency, please disclose any interests, financial or otherwise, that you may have in the product or service that you are reviewing. Your personal information will be treated as set out in the CCI's Online Privacy Policy Statement.

8. Links

Links to Other Sites
This website may contain links to other websites. Any such other websites are independent from cciportal.com and CCI has no control over the contents or operation of other websites and as such makes no representation or warranty. When leaving the cciportal.com website you may be subject to legal terms and conditions and privacy policies of that other website. The provision of a link to other websites is for convenience and does not constitute an endorsement by CCI of other websites.

Links to cciportal.com
CCI encourages links to cciportal.com however CCI reserves the right to prohibit or refuse to accept any link to another website and you agree to remove any link you may have to cciportal.com upon the request of CCI. You may link to the main page or individual pages on the cciportal.com website provided you respect the following:

  • Do not create links that may lead others to think that CCI content is your own or that the CCI is endorsing your site when such is not the case. For example, do not frame any part of cciportal.com within your site. All links must bring up cciportal.com in a separate full window.
  • Notify CCI via email at info@cciportal.com if you are adding a link and to which web pages. Knowing who is linking to the cciportal.com website helps CCI evaluate the effectiveness of the site and to plan for the future.
  • If you want to copy cciportal.com content, please read the Copyright and Permissions section of these Terms and Conditions.
  • Make sure that you read all disclaimer notices associated with the cciportal.com content before sending your viewers to cciportal.com.
  • You cannot use the CCI name or logo without prior written agreement from CCI.
  • If you are in doubt about the inclusion of a link from your site to cciportal.com, please contact us via email at info@cciportal.com for assistance.

9. Jurisdiction

The laws of Canada apply without regard to conflict of law principles.