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Last revised: July 2019

The Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. All rights reserved. All information on the site (the "Information") is copyrighted by The Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre ("we" or "us") or other contributors. Users of the site ("you") are granted a limited license to use (display or print) the Information and photographs for personal non-commercial use only, provided the Information and photographs arenot modified and all copyright and other proprietary notices are retained. Any other use is strictly prohibited without our prior permission and the permission of the applicable rights holders. None of the Information or photographs may be otherwise reproduced, republished or re-disseminated in any manner or form without the prior written consent of an authorized representative of The Montreal Children's Hospital. Certain words, phrases, names, designs or logos used on the Site may constitute trade marks, service marks or trade names of The Montreal Children's Hospital or other entities.

The Information on the site, including but not limited to newsletters, articles, opinions and views, is provided for educational information purposes only. It is not designed or intended to constitute medical advice or to be used for diagnosis. Due to unique individual needs, you should consult your own personal physician to determine the appropriateness of the Information for your specific situation and before making any decision regarding treatment and/or medication. Please consult with your physician before making any decision regarding treatment and/or medication. Online resources are not a substitute for the personalized judgment and care of a trained medical professional.

Any Information created by us is believed to be reliable when posted. However, we do not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the Information provided. Reliance on any information appearing on the site is at your own risk. We also expressly disclaim all warranties, representations and conditions regarding use of the site or the Information. We assume no obligation to update the Information or advise on further developments concerning topics mentioned. The Information is supplied "AS IS" and may contain typographical or other errors. The Information may be changed from time to time without notice. Certain portions of the Information may have been contributed by other persons and should not be assumed to have been reviewed or endorsed by us.

Reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of drug doses; however, you should confirm and follow the doses and schedules set out by the drug manufacturers. We do not accept responsibility for reliance on any drug doses that may be set out on the site. You assume full responsibility for the use of the Information. The Montreal Children's Hospital and the contributors of any Information are not responsible for any damages whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with the use of the site or your reliance on the Information, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action.

Reference to or mention of specific products, processes or services do not constitute or imply a recommendation or endorsement by us. Any links we provide to other sites are provided as a reference to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest. These other sites were independently developed by parties other than The Montreal Children's Hospital and we do not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained at, or endorse the viewpoints expressed at such other sites. Your use of any third party website is at your own risk and is subject to the terms of use of such site.

This is a Canadian website and its content is intended for Canadian residents only. The laws in effect in the Province of Quebec shall govern this agreement and any dispute or claim based on your use of the site or the information. You agree that any action or proceeding related to this agreement or your use of the site shall only be brought by you in the courts of the Province of Quebec.

The form and content of the website are protected by copyright and by Quebec, Canadian and foreign laws on intellectual property. All information and documents available on the site are the exclusive property of the MUHC. The user of the website is prohibited from reproducing, for any means whatsoever, texts, computer codes, opinions, videos, images, files and information contained, expressed or made available on the site. Printing copies for personal and non-commercial use is permitted. It is strictly forbidden for the user to sell or modify, for any purpose, anything expressed or made available on the MUHC website. 

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Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the material produced on this website is checked it is always wise to run anti-virus software before downloading any material from this website. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system whilst using the material on this website.

These Terms of Use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between The Montreal Children's Hospital and you with respect to the site.

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