Terms and Conditions

The Health Warriors Network offers this website, including all information, software, products and services available from this website or offered as part of or in conjunction with this website (the "website"), to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all of the terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here. The Health Warriors Network reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions immediately by posting the changed Terms and Conditions in this location.

Your continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices, and any changes to the Terms and Conditions made by the Health Warriors Network.

The term 'healthwarriorsnetwork.ca' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

Use the website at your own risk. This website is provided to you "as is," without warranty of any kind either express or implied. Neither the Health Warriors Network nor its employees, agents, third-party information providers, merchants, licensors or the like warrant that the website or its operation will be accurate, reliable, uninterrupted or error-free. No agent or representative has the authority to create any warranty regarding the website on behalf of the Health Warriors Network. The Health Warriors Network reserves the right to change or discontinue at any time any aspect or feature of the website.

Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP)

Ownership, control, access, and possession, or OCAP, is self-determination applied to research. It offers a way out of the muddle of contemporary Aboriginal research and the ethical dilemmas that characterize it.

The principles of OCAP apply to research, monitoring and surveillance, surveys, statistics, cultural knowledge and so on. OCAP is broadly concerned with all aspects of information, including its creation and management.

Ownership

Ownership refers to the relationship of a First Nations community to its cultural knowledge/data/information. The principle states that a community or group owns information collectively in the same way that an individual owns their personal information.

Control

The aspirations and rights of First Nations Peoples to maintain and regain control of all aspects of their lives and institutions extend to research, information and data. The principle of control asserts that First Nations Peoples, their communities and representative bodies are within their rights in seeking to control all aspects of research and information management processes which impact them.

Access

First Nations Peoples must have access to information and data about themselves and their communities, regardless of where it is currently held.

Possession

While ownership identifies the relationship between a people and their data in principle, possession or stewardship is more literal. Although not a condition of ownership per se, possession (of data) is a mechanism by which ownership can be asserted and protected.

Exclusion of Liability

The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered 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.

Indemnification

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

All trademarks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.

Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

Copyright

Except for material in the public domain under Canadian copyright law, all material contained on the website (including all software, HTML code, Java applets, Active X controls and other code) is protected by Canada and foreign copyright laws. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these terms and conditions, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, modify, rewrite, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material contained on the website without the prior consent of the copyright owner.

None of the material contained on the Health Warriors Network may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo reproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of Avatar Media Inc.. Violation of this provision may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.