General Terms and Conditions
This agreement contains warranty disclaimers and other provisions that limit the author’s liability to you. Please read these terms and conditions carefully and in their entirety, as using, accessing and/or browsing the site constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to be bound to each and every term and condition set forth herein, please exit the site immediately and do not use, access and/or browse the site.
By entering the site, you acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand these terms and conditions, that the provisions, disclosures and disclaimers set forth herein are fair and reasonable, and that your agreement to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions is voluntary and is not the result of undue influence exercised upon you by any person or entity.
Any information downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this Web Site is done at your own discretion and risk. You shall be solely responsible for any damage or loss of data that results from the downloading or use of the information and for any results or lack of results from the use of such data.
Limitation of liability: This site and the materials and products on this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, McCulloch Wellness Sciences disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. McCulloch Wellness Sciences does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components. McCulloch Wellness Sciences does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. The information that McCulloch Wellness Sciences provides does not replace your relationship with your doctor. The information is for your general use, so be sure to talk to a qualified healthcare professional before making medical decisions or if you have questions about your health.
Your sole remedy for any claims in connection with this Web Site is to discontinue using this Web Site and the related Information and services. The foregoing limitation shall apply and survive notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any remedy. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you.
Indemnification: You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless McCulloch Wellness Sciences and its affiliates from any and all claims or losses arising from your use of or reliance on this Web Site or any services or information made available on or through this Web Site.
Choice of Law: These terms and conditions and your use of the Web Site shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, without giving effect to any conflict of laws provisions. By using this Web site, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and agree that venue is proper and convenient in the Province of Ontario.
Severability: If any provision of these terms and conditions is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effectuate the intent of these terms and conditions, and the remainder of these terms and conditions shall continue in full force and effect.
Waiver: Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms and conditions will not constitute or be deemed a waiver of such right or provision.
USE OF THIS WEB SITE
Content: All content displayed or available on the Web Site including literary content, images, educational materials, graphic designs, video or audio (referred to collectively as “Information”), is owned by McCulloch Wellness Sciences or other third parties where specified. This information is provided for your personal use. You may not modify, republish, post, transmit or distribute any Information without the express written consent of McCulloch Wellness Sciences. McCulloch Wellness Sciences expressly retains all right, title and interest in and to any proprietary Information. Failure to adhere to these provisions could subject you to legal consequences.
User Accounts: McCulloch Wellness Sciences reserves the right to terminate any user account for any reason at its sole discretion. User accounts are intended to be associated with and created by a single person and not created for purposes of sharing proprietary information or created by the result of automation. Any accounts found to have been created via an automated script or attempting to use a user account to gain unauthorized access to the site will be immediately removed and blocked.
Password and Security: You are responsible for creating a strong password and maintaining the confidentiality of the user credentials you use to access the website. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. Should your account be compromised in any way, you agree to immediately notify McCulloch Wellness Sciences of any unauthorized use of your account. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of your browsing session. McCulloch Wellness Sciences cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision.
External links: McCulloch Wellness Sciences may link to external web sites offering content or services (“Third-Party Sites”). Links from drfionand.com to such Third-Party Sites do not constitute an endorsement by McCulloch Wellness Sciences of the Third-Party Sites content, products or services. You acknowledge and agree that McCulloch Wellness Sciences is not responsible for any damages or losses from exposure to the linked Third-Party Sites and their products, content or services.
Introduction: McCulloch Wellness Sciences is concerned about your privacy and your time. We want you to understand what personal and personally identifiable information (“personal information”) we collect about you, and how we use your personal information. The nature of the Services that we provide through our Web Site requires that we collect and use personal information about you as more fully described below. Some of your personal information may be disclosed to third parties in order to provide the Information and services that you request, and may be used by both McCulloch Wellness Sciences and third parties to provide that Information and/or perform those Services. In addition, McCulloch Wellness Sciences and third parties may use your personal information to offer you additional information, products or services that we feel match your areas of interest.
How we use personal information: We use the personal information you provide through the registration process and quizzes to provide you with the Information and services you request and to provide you with information about related services and/or products.
We sometimes provide non-identifiable, aggregated usage or tracking information collected from this website to third parties. We may also provide certain of your personal information to third parties that provide services to us in operating the Web Site or our businesses, such as software development and information processing. If you do not wish to receive certain communications from the Web Site, you have the ability to opt out by declining the service offered or informing us that you no longer wish to receive such communications. The opt-out feature and instructions for its use are available on the Web Site. We will comply with your request unless such communications are necessary for the administration of your account, required by law, or necessary to protect our rights.
Besides using information to provide our services, the Web Site uses information maintained about you, and other information obtained from your current and past activities to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our rights. At times, McCulloch Wellness Sciences may review the information of multiple users to identify problems or to resolve disputes.
Disclosing personal information: McCulloch Wellness Sciences uses commercially reasonable efforts to limit disclosures of your personal information. We may disclose your personal information to other third parties that we work with to the extent necessary to provide the Information and Services you request through the Web Site, and/or to provide you with related information, to communicate with you, and to provide you with information on other products and services in your areas of interest.
Technical and legal circumstances beyond our control could prevent McCulloch Wellness Sciences from ensuring that your information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described herein. For example, among other things, we may be required by law, regulation or court order to disclose personal information to government representatives or third parties under certain circumstances. If McCulloch Wellness Sciences is requested by law enforcement officials or judicial authorities to provide personal information, McCulloch Wellness Sciences may, without your consent, provide such personal information. In matters involving claims of personal or public safety or in litigation where the data is pertinent, McCulloch Wellness Sciences may use or disclose your personal information without your consent or court process. Unauthorized parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions despite any commercially reasonable security efforts by McCulloch Wellness Sciences. You acknowledge that despite the use of such technology, no website is 100% secure. Further, corporate restructuring, sale of assets, merger, divestiture and other changes of control or financial status affecting McCulloch Wellness Sciences may require disclosure as an incidental result of a transfer of assets by operation of law or otherwise, and the consummation of a sale, merger, bankruptcy or liquidation transaction involving McCulloch Wellness Sciences or certain of its affiliates or business divisions could require the sale, assignment or transfer of your personal information to a purchaser or McCulloch Wellness Sciences’s successor in interest. Therefore, McCulloch Wellness Sciences and affiliates do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information shall remain private or under the sole control of McCulloch Wellness Sciences under all circumstances.
If you have any questions that are not answered elsewhere on this site, if you would like to review the personally identifiable information we have collected about you, or if you believe that this policy has been violated, please contact us. Our response to such inquiries may be limited to information under our direct control.
Some unofficial plain-english philosophy around our terms and conditions
The field of health is complicated, contextual and constantly changing based on new findings where health practitioners must discern validity based on their training and clinical experience. We work hard to provide you with the best information we can find and interpret, but as a courtesy and not as a substitution for the advice of a medical practitioner provided in a 1 to 1 consultation. Please follow the references in our blog posts and do your own research before forming your own opinions. If you feel it is appropriate, discuss your opinion respectfully (and with an open mind) with your health practitioner to determine your best treatment before acting on your findings. We have seen many patients take an article out of context or lack knowledge of a contraindication and find their health in a worse position as a result. The role of a doctor is to help guide you through the many pitfalls you can encounter that could never be covered in a blog post. Please know, this website is here to report what we have found and not act in place of your doctor. Any use of the information we provide without the supervision of a medical practitioner is not only against our recommendation, but can only be done at your own discretion and risk.
With respect to our content and it’s dissemination, we work hard to find and provide our information and though we take our integrity seriously, due to the uncertain nature of health, we are not in a position to make claims or guarantee the accuracy of our articles. If you want to incorporate our content in your own medical blog, please take care to represent the information we present as clinical speculation and be clear about the importance of the role of a qualified medical practitioner. Also, please be original in your own articles where our material is referenced and make an effort to move the content forward according to your own studies (e.g. do not simply copy what we’ve done) and provide a link back to our blog if you use our information.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, be well and stay safe.