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In furtherance of its charitable mission in providing educational resources to its community and the general public, Cleveland Clinic has developed and created educational health information. All Materials appearing on http://www.clevelandclinic.ca/ and other websites owned and run by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (the “Websites”) are copyrighted and cannot be reused without permission. This policy explains the options for using Material from the Websites.

For the purposes of this policy, “Material” includes without limitation, all text, data, illustrations, graphical elements, animation, photos and tools, appearing on the Websites.

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER. All Materials are for informational purposes only.  Although the Materials are based on the latest research and national treatment standards, and have been written or approved by Cleveland Clinic physicians or health professionals (unless otherwise specified this information is not intended to replace a personal consultation with a healthcare professional.  Moreover, any information sent through e-mail from Cleveland Clinic Canada should not be relied upon as a medical consultation. The Websites and any communications made using the Websites are not designed to replace a physician's independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient.

ALTHOUGH OUR HEALTH INFORMATION CONTENT IS REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, CLEVELAND CLINIC DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SUCH INFORMATION.
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All Materials are the sole and exclusive property of Cleveland Clinic unless otherwise noted, and you acquire no right, license, title or interest therein or thereto through the use of the Website. 
In no event shall you modify, delete or change in any way any Cleveland Clinic copyright or trademarks or other Cleveland Clinic ownership designations or any Materials.

RIGHT TO USE AND RESTRICTIONS ON USE. You may only print one single copy of any of the Materials on any of the Websites provided that such Materials may only be reprinted for personal, non commercial use. Otherwise, reproduction of Materials in any form is prohibited except with the prior written permission of Cleveland Clinic. 

No edits or alterations to the Materials are permitted. Cleveland Clinic copyright notice must not be removed from any Material.

Reprint rights do not allow you to repackage, sell, resell, post on blogs or any other website, display, republish, reproduce, link or frame or store any Material without expressed written permission of Cleveland Clinic.

For multiple copies of any material or other licensing arrangements or permissions to use any materials, please contact Meegan Guest at guestm3@ccf.org.

Last updated: 11/1/2009