Legal Notices

Acceptance of conditions of use

Protection of personal information

Content

Password and security of newsletter subscription

Communications with users

Third-party services

Technical requirements

Privacy policy

Cancelling your subscription to the newsletter

Intellectual property rights

Linking to this website

Applicable law and jurisdiction

1.1 Acceptance of conditions of use

Welcome to the website myhealthywaist.org produced by the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk of Université Laval (the “Chair”). By using this website you agree to the following conditions of use, which constitute a contract between the Chair and you. We may change these terms from time to time. The latest version of these terms is available by clicking on the “Legal Notices” link at the bottom of any page on this website.

The Chair releases diverse contents produced by physicians, specialists, researchers and content partners. While we hope you find this website helpful, you should remember that it is not meant to serve as a substitute for your clinical judgment as a health professional. Please remember that although this website is accessible to the public, it is specifically intended for health professionals. If you are a member of the general public who chooses to use the professional-level information contained on this website, you should never rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it as a substitute to any relationship with your physician or other qualified health professional. For medical concerns, pertaining to any of the content included on this website, including decisions about medications and other treatments, members of the general public should always consult their physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency care providers.

1.2 Protection of personal information

The Chair is committed to protecting your personal information. Accordingly, the Chair strictly adheres to the rules of confidentiality prescribed and approved by the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec (Quebec Access to Information Commission).

This information is used by authorized personnel only. Such information may be transmitted in accordance with conditions of use or written contracts sent to your attention when subscribing to certain online services.

This information may also be used for research, evaluation, or survey purposes. However, information may not be communicated to other persons, organizations, or businesses unless otherwise provided by law, nor may this information be validated by them.

1.3 Content

The content of this website includes, but is not limited to, the following: data, information, documents, presentations, sound files, photographs, images, videos, and messages. It is designed to increase knowledge about abdominal obesity and the concept of cardiometabolic risk. It is for your general information only and is subject to change without notice. Medical advice must only be provided by healthcare professionals. Accordingly, the information presented on this website must not be substituted for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All information found on this website should be used in the light of clinician’s knowledge and judgement.

The Chair follows a standard set of editorial procedures for information contained on this website. However, the Chair does not offer any warranty or guarantee related to this website. The Chair specifically disclaims any warranties, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We have made every effort to ensure that all information on this website is accurate. However, we cannot guarantee completeness or suitability of the information and materials found on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, and the Chair shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any information available through this website meet your specific requirements. If you are a health professional, you should exercise your professional judgment in evaluating any information, and the Chair encourages you to confirm the information contained on this website with other sources before undertaking any treatment based on it. If you are a member of the general public, you should evaluate the information together with your physician or another qualified healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice solely based on the content of this website.

Views and opinions expressed on this website represent only those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Chair and/or Université Laval.

The content of this site takes the form of information, data, documents, presentations, sound files, photographs, images, videos, and messages. It is designed to help you learn more about abdominal obesity and the concept of cardiometabolic risk.

We follow a standard set of editorial procedures for information that we put on this site. However, we do not offer you any warranty or guarantee related to our website. We specifically disclaim any warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. If you are a health professional, you should exercise your professional judgment in evaluating any information, and we encourage you to confirm the information contained on our website with other sources before undertaking any treatment based on it. If you are a member of the general public, you should evaluate the information together with your physician or another qualified healthcare professional.

Views and opinions expressed on this site represent only those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Chair and/or Université Laval.

1.4 Password and security of newsletter subscription

The newsletter option requires you to indicate your e-mail address in order to register. Security and confidentiality are recognized to the full extent. Your email address will be used strictly by the Chair’s webmaster and will not be distributed to any other parties.

1.5 Communications with users

The Chair’s webmaster communicates with users through channels appropriate to the nature and subject of the intended message. The Chair’s approach prioritizes contextual help and page warnings in order to help users distinguish official communications from piracy attempts, phishing, or spam.

1.6 Third-party services

At times, you may be invited to use a service that is provided by a third party (e.g., downloading Adobe Flash from Adobe.com) and hosted on such third party's website. These third-party services are generally identified and carry the third party's logo along with its own conditions of use.

1.7 Technical requirements

Minimum browser requirements are Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 1.x or Safari 4. The most recent version of the browser is recommended for higher security, but is not a requirement for the website. To take full advantage of this website functionality, the following add-ons are recommended: Flash 9 and Acrobat Reader 9.

1.8 Privacy policy

Information provided when subscribing to the newsletter and the IP addresses collected by our webmaster are protected in the same way as your personal information.

We use cookies to store session-related information and identify you during subsequent visits.

1.9 Cancelling your subscription to the newsletter

You may cancel your subscription at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe from our newsletter” option located at the bottom of the page.

1.10 Intellectual property rights

The Chair respects intellectual property rights and asks that you do the same. Should your intellectual property rights be violated through one of our services, we ask you to notify us by sending an email to chair.cardiometabolic-risk@criucpq.ulaval.ca. All content, web services, and materials used by the Chair contain information that is protected under intellectual property law. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the Canadian Copyright Act, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

1.11 Linking to this website

The Chair agrees that you may have a simple link from your website to ours. However the Chair is concerned about the integrity of this website when it is accessed in a manner solely determined by third parties or viewed in a setting solely created by third parties. Specifically, the Chair is concerned with activities such as linking to an internal or subsidiary page of this website that is located on one or several levels down from the home page of this website ("Deep Linking") and incorporating any part of this website as part of your own web page ("Framing"). Consequently, you must first ask the Chair’s permission if you intend to Deep Link or Frame this website or otherwise incorporate portions thereof into a different website or product in a way that is not clear to all users. You are not allowed to link to this website if you engage in illegal or offensive content, or if the link in any way has a negative impact, in the opinion of the Chair, on the reputation of the Chair and/or of any of its affiliates, officers, employees and any content provider to this website.

1.12 Applicable law and jurisdiction

This website is operated by and provided to you by the Chair, which is affiliated with Université Laval and has its offices within the province of Québec, in Canada. This website can be accessed from any Canadian province and from other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each province or country able to access this website may differ, by accessing this website, you agree with the Chair that the statutes and laws applicable in the province of Québec, without regard to the choice of laws principles, will apply to all matters relating to the use of this website.

The Chair makes no representation that materials on this website are appropriate and available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this website from other locations may do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

By visiting this website, you expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with the Chair, or in any way relating to your use of this website resides in the courts of the judicial district of Québec, province of Québec, Canada, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of the courts of the province of Québec in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving the Chair or its affiliates, officers, employees and content providers.