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Terms and Conditions

Introduction

The Canadian Association of Clinical Research Specialists (CACRS) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt association of clinical research specialists. This web site (www.cacrs.com) (the “web site”) is provided to you by The Canadian Association of Clinical Research Specialists (“CACRS)”), subject to your acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein.

Acceptance

These Terms and Conditions explain the terms and conditions under which you may use the web site. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AS YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS THERETO. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS PLEASE DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE.

Disclaimer

You agree that your use of this web site (including downloading material) is at your sole risk. All materials and information published on or otherwise accessible through this web site which may include, without limitation, text, images, graphics, audio clips and software (the “Content”) are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. CACRS does not warrant or make any representations concerning the completeness, timeliness, suitability or accuracy of any of the Content displayed on or accessible through this web site, or that access to this web site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free. In no event shall CACRS be liable for any damages of any kind related to the use or misuse of the Content. CACRS disclaims and negates all warranties and conditions, whether express or implied, in respect of the content including, without limitation, implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other rights.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL CACRS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE OR ANY CONTENT AND INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR INABILITY TO REGISTER FOR A COURSE OF STUDY, LOSS OF USE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, LOSS OF DATA OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS, WHETHER BASED ON AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, EVEN IF CACRS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE WEB SITE OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEB SITE.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold CACRS and its presidents, officers, employees, contractors and agents harmless from all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, due to or arising out of your use of the web site or your breach of these Terms and Conditions.

Copyright

© 2019. The Canadian Association of Clinical Research Specialists. All rights reserved. The Content of this web site is protected by Canadian and other national and international copyright, trademark and other laws. All Content is owned or controlled by CACRS. The copying, reproduction, redistribution or publication of any part of this web site and/or the Content is prohibited, unless expressly authorized in writing by CACRS. Use of the Content for any purpose other than as expressly permitted by the terms and conditions set out on this web site or by the owner of the Content is prohibited, and may result in civil and/or criminal penalties. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices and restrictions contained in any Content and in any other content accessed through this web site. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading Content from this web site.

Trade-Marks

The trade-marks, logos, names and icons identifying CACRS’ and/or any third party products and/or services (collectively the “Trade-marks”) displayed on this web site, are registered and unregistered Trade-marks of CACRS and others. Nothing contained on this web site should be constructed as granting any license or right to use any Trade-mark displayed on this web site, without the written permission of CACRS or other owner. Your use of the Trade-marks is prohibited. You are advised that CACRS will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, which may result in civil and/or criminal penaltiesAlthough the CACRS site links to other Internet sites, CACRS takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites and does not exert any editorial or other control over those other sites.

CACRS is providing information and services on the Internet as a benefit and service in furtherance of CACRS' nonprofit and tax-exempt status. CACRS makes no representations about the suitability of this information and these services for any purpose.

Use of this Site

While visiting this web site you may not: (A) post, upload, publish, reproduce or otherwise distribute information or other material (i) constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or (ii) which is protected by copyright, or other intellectual property right, without obtaining permission of the copyright owner or right holder; or (B) otherwise use this web site in a manner which is contrary to law including, without limitation, the posting or transmitting of any information or software which contains a virus or other harmful or disruptive component. Those clients who are permitted to upload, publish information about their own profiles and/or services or blogging on CACRS website are responsible for the contents or information contained in their advertising and blogs and CACRS makes no representations about the suitability of this information and these services. This applies specially on those customers who are using the portals/templates of Principle Investigators Connect, Research Center Profiles and CROs and Research Service Providers.

Privacy Policy

CACRS adheres to its privacy policy, posted on this web site, in its collection, use and disclosure of personal information. You agree that you have read and agree to the terms of the aforementioned privacy policy.

Links, Uploads, Publications, Advertisements

The web site may contain links to third-party websites. CACRS has no control over such third-party websites and uploads. CACRS makes not representations or endorsements whatsoever about any such linked site or with respect to any product and/or service available on any such linked site. It is your responsibility to take precautions to ensure that any material obtained by you from any such linked site is free of such items as viruses and other items of a destructive nature. Use of any such linked site and/or any information obtained therefrom is at your own risk.

Revisions

CACRS reserves the sole right to either modify or discontinue this web site including any features therein at any time with or without notice to you. CACRS shall not be liable to you or to any third party should CACRS exercise such right.

CACRS reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting the amended terms on the web site, which posting shall constitute notice to you. All amended terms shall be effective immediately upon such notice. Your continued use ofthe web site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgement of the modified Terms and Conditions; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Terms and Conditions.

Policy Regarding Postings

After you have registered and your Membership is confirmed, you will be able to post content on the Service and communicate with other Members. You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") or transmit to other Members via the Service. By posting Content to any public area of the Service, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to CACRS an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

CACRS does not control and is not responsible for any notes, messages, billboard postings, photographs, profiles or other materials posted or delivered to the Service by you or other Members. CACRS is not obligated to and does not regularly review, monitor, delete, or edit postings. However, CACRS reserves the right to do so at any time in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, and to delete or edit any posting that is objectionable, offensive, illegal, or in violation of this Agreement with or without notice. You agree that you have no recourse against CACRS if we refuse to post, or if we delete or refuse to delete, any post by you or other members.

You agree that you will not:

  • Post or deliver any unsolicited advertisement, promotional materials, junk e-mail, bulk e-mail (also known as "spam"), chain letters, surveys or contests, or solicit participation in any pyramid schemes, without our express prior written consent. The number of postings by any Member is subject to reasonable limits at the discretion of CACRS
  • Post or deliver any advertisement or solicitation via the Service to buy or sell any products or services, or engage in commercial activities and/or sales, without our prior written consent.
  • Post or deliver, or provide links to, any postings containing material that could be considered harmful, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, violent, abusive, profane, insulting, threatening, tortuous, harassing, hateful or otherwise objectionable.
  • Post or deliver, or provide links to, any postings containing material that harasses, victimizes, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of medical condition, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability.
  • Post or deliver, or provide links to, any postings containing defamatory, false or libelous material.
  • Post or deliver information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous.
  • Post or deliver any posting that infringes or violates any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including, without limitation, copyrights, patents, trademarks, laws governing trade secrets, rights to privacy, or publicity.
  • Post or deliver any posting to that you do not have a right to make available under law or contractual or fiduciary relationships.
  • Post or deliver information that violates our community guidelines.
  • Impersonate another person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, or adopt a false identity if the purpose of doing so is to mislead, deceive, or defraud another.
  • Manipulate identifiers, including by forging headers, in order to disguise the origin of any posting that you deliver.
  • Use this Service in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair or otherwise interfere with the use of the Service or other users' computer equipment, or cause damage, disruption or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to this Service, any related website, other accounts, computer system, or networks connected to this Service, through hacking, password mining, or any other means.
  • Obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through this Service, including harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others such as e-mail addresses.

You are solely responsible and liable for postings delivered to the Service using your account. Any violation of these provisions can subject your CACRS membership to immediate termination and, possibly, further legal action.

We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Service and terminating the membership of such violators.

No Agency.

There is no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship between CACRS and any User of the Service.

Termination

Should you object to the Terms and Conditions or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with this web site, your only recourse is to immediately terminate your use of this web site.

Miscellaneous

These Terms and Conditions, which may be modified from time to time, including any documents referenced herein and any other applicable terms and conditions contained on this web site constitute the entire agreement between CACRS and you pertaining to your use of this web site. CACRS’ failure to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not be constructed as a waiver of such provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision hereof.

These Terms and Conditions shall bind and ensure to the benefit of both parties and their respective successors, heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives and permitted assigns. You shall not assign your rights or obligations hereunder without CACRS’s prior written consent.

You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in your use of this web site. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein (without regard to conflicts of laws provisions).

The section headings used herein are for convenience of reference only and have no legal or contractual significance.

CACRS has no obligation to monitor this web site. However, you agree that CACRS has the right to monitor this web site electronically from time to time and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental request, to operate this web site properly, or to protect itself.

Modification of these Terms of Use.

This Terms of Use modified in March, 04, 2019. CACRS may from time to time change the terms and conditions governing this premium service. It is important that you regularly review these terms and conditions to stay informed with regard to any changes in the terms and conditions governing your use of this premium service. Your continued use of this premium service constitutes your agreement to all such terms and conditions.

European Union and Other Foreign Nations.

This CACRS website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of Canada. CACRS makes no representation that this website is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations. By using this site and submitting any personal information, visitors from outside of Canada acknowledge that this site is subject to the Canadian law, consent to the transfer of personal data to Canada, and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.

Contact Information

If you have any issues and/or questions with these Terms and Conditions or any rule, policy, guideline or practice which CACRS uses to operate this web site, please contact us at [email protected]and CACRS will be pleased to respond to your concerns.

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