Terms of Use

Please read this page carefully. This page states the Terms and Conditions under which website visitors may use this site, the content of which is owned by or licensed to the MS Society of Canada and is operated and administered by the MS Society of Canada.

By using this site, you agree to be bound by all of the Terms and Conditions set forth below. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this site. The MS Society of Canada may, at our sole discretion, revise these Terms and Conditions at any time.

The MS Society of Canada seeks to provide programs, resources and activities that provide the greatest quality of life benefits for the greatest number of Canadians impacted by multiple sclerosis. Providing timely, credible, relevant information about MS in order to support people with the daily challenges of MS is a priority for the MS Society of Canada. Although it strives for timeliness and accuracy in all of its materials, the MS Society of Canada makes no representation, warranties, or assurances as to the availability, accuracy, currency, or completeness of this site or its contents. The MS Society of Canada shall not be liable for any damages or injury resulting from your access to, inability to access, or use of this site, including, without limitation, any damages or injury arising from any links to other sites contained within or referred to in this site.

Privacy

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada recognizes your right to privacy and pledges to protect it. The MS Society of Canada is a member of the Canadian Marketing Association, and will fulfil our responsibilities under the federal Personal Information and Electronics Documents Act (PIPEDA). For further detailed information about the Society’s privacy policy, please visit mssociety.ca.

Information Collected

When visiting our web site, our web server automatically logs (records) domain name and standard information about the operating system and web browser you are using, as provided by your web browser. This information is used for statistical purposes to help us manage our site, but it does not identify you in any way.

We only collect personal information about you if you volunteer it in a survey and/or guest book and/or other website registration functions. We may use this information to contact you for support purposes and to answer questions you submit to the site. All information is kept confidential.

Any automatically collected information may be maintained indefinitely and used for our internal business and marketing purposes, such as assessing traffic patterns and usage of various features on the site, but will not be sold or otherwise disclosed to third parties for any purposes.

If you supply us with your mailing address online and if you give permission for us to contact you, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information about new programs and services or upcoming events.

Notwithstanding any other statements or representations here or elsewhere on our site, The MS Society of Canada reserves its right to disclose any information in its possession if it is required to do so by law, or if it believes, in good faith, that such a disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, defend its rights or property, or to respond to an emergency situation.

If you are concerned about the information you have provided to the MS Society of Canada via your use of someonelikeme.ca, or would like to review, update or delete that information, please contact us at: someonelikeme@mssociety.ca or call: 1-800-268-7582.

We will make all reasonable efforts to comply with your wishes with regard to updating or deleting your personal information from our databases.

Disclaimer

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services for people with MS and their families. It is a major source of information about multiple sclerosis. This information is based on professional advice, published experience and expert opinion but does not represent therapeutic recommendation or prescription. The opinions expressed someonelikeme.ca do not necessarily represent the views of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy, but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions.

Any reference to a commercial or non-commercial product, process, service or company, whether in material provided by us or by submitted by users of this site, is not an endorsement or recommendation by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada does not endorse or recommend products, services or manufacturers. The MS Society of Canada assumes no liability whatsoever for the use or contents of any product or service mentioned.

The MS Society of Canada is not responsible for the contents of any “off site” Internet information referenced by or linked to the MS Society of Canada’s Internet site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

A Note To Parents Of Minors

Although the MS Society of Canada is a non-commercial, non-profit, charitable foundation and as such is not subject to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we take children’s privacy very seriously. The MS Society of Canada does not share or sell the information sent to us, whether by minors or anyone else.

The MS Society of Canada does not collect any personally identifiable information from users of this site, with the exception of opt-in features such as our message boards and blog commenting functionality. In these cases, all users have the option of commenting under a pseudonym. All correspondence on the message boards and in the blog comment sections is filtered by our staff before posting.

Our Contact Us page does not ask for any personally identifiable information other than an e-mail address. Sometimes minors write the MS Society of Canada with a personal question; we therefore collect e-mail addresses on the Contact Us form in order to be able to respond.

Site Security

The MS Society of Canada employs reasonable security measures to protect any personal information you choose to submit to it. Such security involves the use of SSL-secured Web forms, firewalls, and other commonly employed security methods.

Third Party Links

This site contains links to websites owned by third parties; clicking these links will take users away from someonelikeme.ca. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and are not an endorsement by the MS Society of Canada of the contents of the other sites. The MS Society of Canada is not responsible for the content of any linked sites and makes no representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such sites. If you decide to visit any third-party sites using links from this site, you do so at your own risk.

Disclaimer Of Warranties

The MS Society of Canada does not warrant that the site will operate error-free or that the site or its server is free of computer viruses or other harmful material. If your use of the site or the site’s material results in the need for servicing or replacing of equipment or data, the MS Society of Canada shall not be responsible for those costs. This site and its material are provided on an “as is” basis without any warranties of any kind.

The MS Society of Canada, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaims all warranties, including the warranty of merchantability, non-infringement of third parties’ rights, and the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.

Disclaimer Of Consequential Damages

In no event should the MS Society of Canada, its educational partners, users of this website (including blog commenters and those posting on the message boards), or any third parties mentioned in the site content, be liable for any damages whatsoever (including without limitation, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, lost profits, or damages) resulting from the use or inability to use material on this website or sites linked to this website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is advised of the possibility of such damage.

Use Of Site Material

The contents of this site, including, without limitation, text, graphics, images, and other content (the “Content”) — and with the exception of user-submitted content — are owned by or licensed to the MS Society of Canada and are protected by copyright under both Canadian and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the Content violates copyright, trademark, and other laws. You agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy you make of such material. You may not sell or modify our Content or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. Use of the Content on any other website or in a networked environment is prohibited.

Miscellaneous

This site originates from Canada. The MS Society of Canada does not claim that the content on this site is appropriate or may be used outside of Canada. Access to the content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the site from outside Canada, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the substantive laws of Canada, without respect to its conflict of law principles. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts situated in Canada with respect to any dispute, disagreement, or cause of action related to or involving this site. If any provision is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided elsewhere in this site, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the MS Society of Canada with respect to your use of this site.

If you would like more information about the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada privacy policy, please contact us at: someonelikeme@mssociety.ca OR 1-800-268-7582

Last updated March 2011