Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Website Policies

Privacy Policy

This section explains what information the Canadian Cardiovascular Society collects when you visit our websites, and how we handle that information.

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Terms of Use

By accessing this website and any other websites or applications associated with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) and any of their pages, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below.

Changes may be made at any time to the Terms and Conditions without prior notice. It is your responsibility to review the Terms and Conditions each time you enter the website. Your continued use of the website shall constitute your acceptance to be bound by the Terms and Conditions and any changes thereto.

CCS Guidelines Disclaimer

CCS Guidelines and all related resources are developed for health care professionals; specialists, family physicians and allied health professionals, obliged with the duty of bestowing optimal care to patients and families.

Guidelines are developed following a thorough consideration of medical literature and the best available evidence and clinical experience. They represent the consensus of a Canadian panel comprised of multidisciplinary experts on a given topic with a mandate to formulate disease-specific recommendations.

Recommendations are aimed to provide a reasonable and practical approach to care for health professionals obliged with the duty of bestowing optimal care to patients and families and can be subject to change as scientific knowledge and technology advance and as practice patterns evolve.

CCS Guideline recommendations are not intended to be a substitute for physicians using their individual judgement in managing clinical care in consultation with the patient, with appropriate regard to all the individual circumstances of the patient, diagnostic and treatment options available and available resources. Adherence to these recommendations will not necessarily produce successful outcomes in every case.

All Content (as defined below) contained on the website is the property of CCS, its content suppliers, or its licensors, and is protected by Canadian and international copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws. “Content” includes any and all material, information in text, graphical, video and audio forms, images, reports, articles, publications, data, databases, charts, graphics, photographs, illustrations, maps, interfaces, web pages, text, files, software, product names, company names, trademarks, logos and trade names contained on the website.

Certain names, words, titles, phrases, logos, icons, graphics, or designs in the pages of the website may constitute trade names, registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks (“Trademarks”) of CCS or of third parties that are used under licence. The display of Trademarks on the website does not imply the grant of any licence to any other party and, except with the express written consent of CCS, the use of any Trademarks is prohibited.

CCS hereby grants a personal, limited, revocable, non-transferable, and non-exclusive license to access, read and download the Content located on the website for personal, non-commercial, and not-for-profit use only. The website is made available for lawful, personal use only and not for commercial use.

You may print pages from the website for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you do not modify any of the Content and you do not remove or alter any visible or non-visible identification, marks, notices or disclaimers. Other than as specifically described herein, the website and its Content may not be copied, imitated, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, modified, indexed, catalogued, merged with other data, mirrored, or distributed in any way, in whole or in part, without the express written consent of CCS.

Access to Information Request Form

The Access to Information Request Form can be used by Canadian citizens, permanent residents or other individuals present in Canada, or corporations present in Canada, to file an access to information request with The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) under the Access to Information Act or under the Privacy Act .

Cookie Policy

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society websites use cookies. Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your browser when you visit a website. Some aspects of website design rely on cookies to give you the best possible experience (for example, to show where you left off in a menu, or how far through a page you scrolled). We also set cookies from third-party applications such as Google Analytics (which gives us more information about site visits, without storing personally identifiable information) , this information helps us improve our website.

View our Cookie Policy.

Linking Policy

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) has established a formal policy regarding hyperlinking from or to its suite of Web sites. The purpose of the policy is to insure that CCS members, partners, stakeholders and interested parties are provided access to both credible content and not-for-profit professional organizations recognized for their commitment to cardiovascular health and care.

View our Linking Policy.

Social Media Policies and Notices

Social media has become an increasingly popular — and a very useful — part of the Internet. Social media includes multiple media for sharing information including, but not limited to, blogs, networking sites, virtual worlds, and video- and photo-sharing sites. The Canadian Cardiovascular Society also is now using some of these tools, including FacebookTwitterYouTube, and LinkedIn, to build an online community and communicate with our members and the public. We’re eager for you to be part of the conversation as well.

However, CCS’s reputation online is important and we rely on you to follow these simple but important guidelines.

View our Social Media Policies and Notices.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions about your privacy rights as explained in these Privacy Notices, or by post mail at:

CCS Privacy Officer c/o The Canadian Cardiovascular Society
150 Elgin Street, Suite 1000
Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4

Business Number:  106844186RC0001
Corporation Number: 034494-0

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