Terms of use and privacy statement

Terms of use and privacy statement

Read the Terms of Use and Privacy Statement carefully before accessing this site. By accessing this site you signify your agreement with these terms of use.

Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update these terms of use.

Copyright

Copyright © 2016 Doctors Nova Scotia. All rights reserved.

By accessing this site you are granted a limited license to use materials produced by DNS for personal, non-commercial use, without modification or alteration, provided both the association’s copyright notice and this permission clause appear. Any other use requires the prior express written consent of DNS.

Some of the materials on our site may be subject to copyrights held by other organizations. If such restrictions exist, you will need to seek permission from the rights holder to reproduce the material.

Disclaimer

The website doctorsNS.com is a service provided by DNS for its members and the public.

The information contained on this site is provided for educational information purposes only. It is not designed nor intended to constitute medical advice. Due to the complexity of medical care, you should consult a physician to determine the appropriateness of the information for making a treatment decision. Online resources are not a substitute for professional medical care.

The information created by DNS is believed to be reliable when posted and may be changed from time to time without notice. Certain portions of the information may have been contributed by other persons or organizations and shouldn’t be assumed to have been reviewed or endorsed by the association.

DNS does not guarantee the files available for downloading from this site will be free of viruses or other harmful components; nor does the association guarantee the information will be provided in an uninterrupted or error-free manner.

Linked sites

The website doctorsNS.com provides links to third-party sites that are not under the control of DNS.

If you visit any of the external links listed on doctorsNS.com, DNS cannot guarantee: the content of the linked sites, how those sites use personal information or their privacy practices. When entering another website, we encourage you to read their privacy policy first to determine whether you wish to proceed.

Feedback

Any comments or materials sent to DNS, including, but not limited to, feedback data, questions, comments, suggestions, corrections and bug fixes or any other communications (collectively “feedback”) shall be deemed to be non-confidential and DNS shall be free to use the ideas, concepts, practical knowledge and techniques contained therein, and to use, reproduce, disclose, exhibit, display, adapt, create derivative works and/or distribute the feedback to others accessing this site without limitation and without obligations.

Privacy statement

DNS believes you should understand how it uses the information you provide and furthermore that you should have the right to approve the use of that information. DNS operates under the following set of strict privacy principles:
  • This site does not collect any personally identifying information about visitors except when specifically and knowingly provided by such visitors.
  • Personally identifiable information provided by visitors will not be disclosed to anyone unless you indicate Doctors Nova Scotia may do so. To view the DNS Privacy Policy, please click here.
  • Only statistical information about visitors to the website may be shared with any third parties. Personally identifiable information will not be shared at any time without permission.

Cookies

Like most websites, doctorsNS.com uses “cookies.” A cookie is a small text file placed in the browser files on your hard drive by a web server. A cookie is essentially your identification card; it is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It can save you time and money by taking you directly to the pages you use most frequently. A cookie cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. Cookies help DNS see which areas of the site are most popular. Visitors to doctorsNS.com may opt out of cookies/tracking by either disabling JavaScript within their browsers or downloading the “Opt-out” plugin for Google Analytics.

IP addresses

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you access the Internet. DNS collects IP addresses for the purpose of system administration, to report aggregate information and to audit the use of its site. When visitors request pages from doctorsNS.com, the DNS server logs the visitor’s IP address. DNS does not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. Although the visitor’s session is logged, the visitor remains anonymous. DNS can and will use IP addresses to identify the visitor when necessary to enforce compliance with site terms of use or to protect the association’s site and other visitors.

Security

The importance of security for all personally identifiable information about visitors to doctorsNS.com is of utmost concern to DNS. The association exercises great care in providing secure transmission of your information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 per cent secure. As a result, while DNS strives to protect your personal information, the association cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us electronically. Once we receive your transmission, DNS makes every effort to ensure its security.

Contacting Doctors Nova Scotia

For more information on this Website Terms of Use and Privacy Statement, email: .

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