- The basics
- The legal stuff
- Intellectual property
- Use of company materials.
- Account and account use
- Sale of goods and services
- Shipping/delivery/return policy
- Affiliate marketing and advertising
- Acceptable use
- Protection and privacy
- Reverse engineering and security
- Data loss
- Service interruptions
- Termination of account
- No warranties
- Limitation on liability
All of the writing, opinions, or information contained in this blog or website should be taken only as suggestions for your own diabetes care.
If you have questions or concerns about individual health matters or the management of your diabetes, please consult your doctor, specialist nurse or diabetes care team.
I am not a doctor, dietician, trained diabetes educator (although I play one in real life) or accountant and have no formal medical training. You can learn more about my background here.
Links are provided for your convenience and do not necessarily signify any endorsement on our behalf.
Any pages or posts with affiliate links are clearly marked for your convenience. Items purchased through this site or its affiliates directly supports the work of Diabetes Advocacy.
If you have any further questions, please contact us directly at [email protected]
Further terms and conditions of this website..
The legal stuff
The following terms and conditions govern and apply to your use of or reliance upon this website maintained by Diabetes Advocacy (the “website”).
Your access or use of the website indicates that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and any other applicable laws, statutes and/or regulations. We may change these terms and conditions at any time without notice, effective upon its posting to the website. Your continued use of the website will be considered your acceptance of the revised terms and conditions.
All intellectual property on the website and social channels managed by Diabetes Advocacy are owned by us or our licensors, which includes material protected by copyright, trademark, and patent laws. All trademarks, service marks and trade names are owned, registered, and/or licensed by us. All content on the website and social channels managed by Diabetes Advocacy, including but not limited to text, software, code, designs, graphics, photos, sound, music, videos, applications, interactive features and all other content is a collective work under Canadian and other copyright laws and is the proprietary property of the Company; All rights reserved.
Use of company materials.
Account and account use
If your use of the website requires and account identifying you as a user of the website (an “account”):
- You are solely responsible for your account and the maintenance, confidentiality, and security of your account and all passwords related to your account, and any and all activities that occur under your account, including all activities of any persons who gain access to your account with or within your permission.
- You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account, any service provided through your account or any password related to your account, or any other breach of security with respect to your account, or any service provided through it, and you agree to provide assistance to us, as requested, to stop or remedy any breach of security related to your account, and
- You agree to provide true, current, accurate, and complete customer information as requested by us from time to time and you agree to promptly notify us of any changes to this information as required to keep such information held by us current, complete, and accurate.
Sale of goods and services
We may sell goods or services or allow third parties to sell goods or services on the website. We undertake to be as accurate as possible with all information regarding the goods and services, including product descriptions and images. However, we do not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any product information and you acknowledge and agree that you purchase such products at your own risk.
You will ensure payment for any items you purchase from us. Prices indicated on the website are subject to change. We reserve the right to reject or cancel an order for any reason, including errors or omissions in the information you provided to us. If we do so after payment has been processed, we will issue a refund to you in the amount of the purchase price. We may also request additional information from you prior to confirming a sale, and we reserve the right to place any additional restrictions on the sale of any of our products. For the sale of digital products, we will charge your credit or debit card when the product is made available to you for digital use and/or download.
For any questions, concerns, or disputes, you agree to contact us in a timely manner at the following:
Affiliate marketing and advertising
We, through the website and its services, may engage in affiliate marketing whereby we receive a commission on or percentage of the sale of goods or services on or through the website. We may also accept advertising and sponsorship from commercial businesses or receive other forms of advertising compensation.
You agree not to use the website for any unlawful purpose, or any purpose prohibited under this clause. You agree not to use the website in any way that could damage the website, the services or the general business of Diabetes Advocacy.
You further agree not to use and/or access the website
- To harass a, abuse, or threaten others or otherwise violate any person’s legal rights;
- To violate any intellectual property rights of us or any third party;
- To upload or otherwise disseminate any computer viruses or other software that may damage the property of another;
- To perpetrate any fraud;
- To engage in or create any unlawful gambling, sweepstakes, or pyramid scheme;
- To publish or distribute any obscene or defamatory material;
- To publish or distribute any material that incites violence, hate or discrimination towards any group;
- To unlawfully gather information about others.
Protection and privacy
Through your use of the website, you may provide us with certain information. By using the website, you authorize us to use your information in Canada and any other country where we may operate.
When you register for an account, you provide us with a valid email address and may provide was with additional information, such as your name and/or billing information. Depending on how you use our website, we may also receive information from external applications you use to access our website, or we may receive information through various web technologies, such as cookies, log files, clear gifts, web beacons, or others.
We use this information gathered from you to ensure your continued good experience on our website, including through email communication. We may also track certain of the passive information received to improve our marketing and analytics, and for this, we may work with third-party providers.
If you would like to disable our access to any passive information we receive from the use of various technologies, you may choose to disable cookies in your web browser. Please be aware that we will still receive information about you that you have provided, such as your email address.
Reverse engineering and security
You may not undertake any of the following actions:
- Reverse engineer, or attempt to reverse engineer or disassemble any code or software from or on the website;
- Violate the security of the website through any unauthorized access, circumvention of encryption or other security tools, data mining or interference to any host, user or network.
We are not responsible for the security of your account or content. Your use of the website is at your own risk.
You defend and indemnify Diabetes Advocacy and any of its affiliates and hold us harmless against any and all legal claims and demands, including reasonable attorney’s fees, which may arise from or relate to your use or misuse of the website, your breach of these Terms and Conditions, or your conduct or actions. We will select our own legal counsel and may participate in our own defence, if we wish to so.
We may need to interrupt your access to the website to perform maintenance or emergency services on a scheduled and unscheduled basis. You agree that your access to the website may be affected by unanticipated or unscheduled downtime, for any reason, but that we will have no liability for any damage or loss caused as a result of such downtime.
Termination of account
We may, in our sole discretion, suspend, restrict, or terminate your account and your use of the website, effective at any time, without notice to you, for any reason, including because the operation or efficiency of the website or our or any third party’s equipment or network is impaired by your use of the website, any amount is past due from you to us, we have received a third party complaint which relates to your use or misuse of the website, or you have been in or are in breach of any term or condition of these Terms and Conditions. We will have no responsibility to notify any third party, including any third-party providers of services, merchandise, or information, of any suspension, restriction, or termination of your access to the website.
Your use of the website is at your sole and exclusive risk and any services provided by us are as on an “as is” basis. We disclaim any and all express or implied warranties of any kind, including, but not limited to the implied warranty of fitness for any particular purpose and the implied warranty of merchantability. Again, we are not medical professionals nor are we accountants. Please check with your diabetes team before making any changes to your diabetes care.
Further, we make no warranties that the website will meet your needs or that the website will be uninterrupted, error-free, or secure. We also make no warranties as to the reliability or accuracy of any information on the website or obtained through the Services. Any damage that may occur to you, through your computer system, or as a result of loss of your data from your use of the website is your sole responsibility and we are not liable for any such loss or damage.
Limitation on liability
We are not liable for any damages that may occur to you as a result of your use of the website, to the fullest extent permitted by law. The maximum liability of Diabetes Advocacy arising from your use of the website is limited to the greater of ten ($10) Canadian Dollars or the amount you paid to Diabetes Advocacy in the last six (6) months. This applies to any and all claims by you, including, but not limited to, lost profits or revenues, consequential or punitive damages, negligence, strict liability, fraud, or torts of any kind.