Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the website. The purpose of this website is to provide information and resources related to 2SLGBTQ health and wellness to our various stakeholders, including but not limited to community members, service providers, researchers, policy makers and the general public in Ontario. Rainbow Health Ontario does not advertise or accept advertising on any content located on this website. By using this www.rainbowhealthontario.ca website, you are agreeing to be bound by the current version of the terms of use provided in the paragraphs below or any amendments later made to them.

1. Disclaimers

Rainbow Health Ontario, a program of Sherbourne Health, is referred to herein as “RHO”. Although the information provided on this website is obtained or compiled from sources we believe to be reliable, RHO makes no warranty as to the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any information on this website or on any third party websites that may be accessed through this website. RHO may update information or make any changes in the content of this website at any time without notice.

The content provided on the RHO website is for informational purposes only and does not render medical advice or professional services. The information provided through this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your healthcare provider. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the RHO website.

Any third party websites that may be accessed through this website are the sole responsibility of the third party who is posting the website and are not under the control of RHO. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation by RHO of any third party websites and the content thereof. Users wishing to rely upon this information should consult directly with the source of the information.

Information on this web site is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non infringement or title.

RHO assumes no liability for any damages whatsoever, including without limitation, indirect, special, consequential, punitive, or incidental damages of any kind, lost profits, revenue, use, business interruptions, loss of programs or other data on your information handling system or otherwise, whether brought in contract or tort, arising out of or connected with this web site, the inability to use this web site or the use, reliance upon or performance of any material contained in or accessed from this web site or any linked web site, even if rho is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.

You acknowledge and agree that your access and use of this website and the content is entirely at your own risk and liability.

2. Copyright and use of materials

All content included on the RHO website is protected by copyright law and is the property of RHO or the party accredited as the provider of the content. Except as specifically permitted herein, no content on this website may be, in whole or in part, downloaded, reproduced, sold, or transmitted in any form or by any means, except with the express prior written consent of RHO.

Subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement, you are hereby granted the right to access, view and use the website and the content for your personal, non-commercial and informational use. You may download, store and/or print copies of items comprising the content for noncommercial and educational use, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such content. Any copies that you make of the material must bear any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices that pertain to the material being copied.

3. User Content

The RHO website allows you to submit content for inclusion in designated areas on the website. You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type to this website that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to the RHO website, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.

By submitting communications or content to this website, you automatically grant – or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted – RHO a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, store, make derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, or display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever material you submit, and you, not RHO, have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.

If you submit personal information, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself. RHO’s use of any personally identifying information you provide to this website is governed by the terms of our Website Privacy Policy. RHO reserves the right to refuse any content submission which it considers inappropriate and inconsistent with our standards of providing a 2SLGBTQ-positive website.

4. Linking to the website

RHO encourages links to this website. The permission to link to the RHO website is based on agreement with the following conditions:

(a) RHO grants you the right to use the RHO logo and tagline solely for the purpose of serving as a link from the applicable website to this website. You must not alter the appearance of any RHO logo or tagline without written authorization from RHO.

(b) RHO shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on the linked website. You will not use the RHO name, logo, or link in a way that implies sponsorship or endorsement by RHO.

(c) The linked website will not contain material that is offensive, libelous, or defamatory; infringes any other entity’s intellectual property rights; infringes upon or violates any applicable law; or makes negative or disparaging references to RHO.

(d) RHO reserves the right to prohibit or refuse to accept any link to this website and may immediately terminate any right to link to this website, at any time, for any reason, by written notice, to take effect as soon as you receive it. 

5. Privacy

Please review our Website Privacy Policy which also governs your visit to the RHO website, so that you may understand our privacy practices.

6. Advertising Policy

This website does not accept or display any commercial advertisements.

7. Jurisdiction

This agreement between you, the user and RHO shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein. You hereby consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the province of Ontario in any proceeding related to this agreement.

8. Entire Agreement

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and RHO relating to your access and use of the Website. There are no representations, warranties, forms, conditions, undertakings or collateral agreements, express, implied or statutory between the parties other than as expressly set forth in this agreement. Thanks for your cooperation. If you have questions or comments regarding this website, please contact us at info@rainbowhealthontario.ca.