Terms of Use


We publish a variety of health technology assessments and other materials, and makes them available on this website. Use of the website and material on the website is governed by these Terms of Use. We reserve the right to amend or modify these Terms of Use at any time, without notice. The current version of these Terms of Use will be available each time you access the website.

By using the website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. You also agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations when using the website and are prohibited from attempting to violate the security of the website. If you do not agree, do not use the website.

Not a Substitute for Professional Advice

The information and publications on this website are primarily intended to help Canadian health care decision-makers, health care professionals, health systems leaders, and policy-makers make well-informed decisions and thereby improve the quality of health care services. While patients and others may access the information and publications on this website, they are made available for informational and educational purposes only. The information and publications should not be used as a substitute for the application of clinical judgment in respect of the care of a particular patient or other professional judgment in any decision-making process, or as a substitute for professional medical advice.

Publications on this website contain a notice describing the intended purpose and limitations of the publication, which users should read.

Accuracy and Currency of Information

While we have taken care to ensure that the information and publications on the website are accurate, complete, and up to date as at the applicable date the material was first published by us, We do not make any guarantee to that effect. We do not guarantee and are not responsible for the quality, currency, propriety, accuracy, or reasonableness of any statements, information, or conclusions contained in the source documentation used by us in preparing the information and publications on this website. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions or injury, loss, or damage arising from or relating to the use (or misuse) of any information, statements, or conclusions contained in or implied by the information or publications on this website or in any of the source documentation.

Availability of the Website

While we strive to provide a website of reasonable quality, we do not make any guarantee that the website will operate error-free and without interruption at all times or that the website or its contents are fit for any particular purpose, do not infringe intellectual property rights, or will be completely free of errors, viruses, or other harmful or invasive files. We are not responsible for your use of or inability to use the website, any damage sustained by your computer or any loss of data that may result when downloading material from the website, or any error, delay, interruption, or omission in information on the website.

Links to Third-Party Sites

This website contains links to other information available on the websites of third parties on the Internet. We do not have control over the content of such sites. Use of third-party sites is governed by the terms and conditions set out for such sites. We do not make any guarantee with respect to any information contained on such third-party sites, and we are not responsible for any injury, loss, or damage suffered as a result of using such third-party sites. We have no responsibility for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by third-party sites.

Privacy and Cookies

The website does not collect personal information from users unless they provide it voluntarily in order to fill in a form — such as the subscriber form and the form for receiving or downloading copies of our publications. We use and disclose any such personal information for the purpose identified when it is submitted, such as sending copies of a publication to a subscriber. Questions about the use of such information should be directed to [email protected].

The website uses session-based cookies to enable you to navigate during your use of the website. These cookies are not maintained after you leave the website.


The copyright and other intellectual property rights in this website and its contents are owned by us and our licensors. These rights are protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and other national and international laws and agreements. You may use, download, or print materials from the website for non-commercial, personal use or private research and study only, provided you do not modify them and appropriate credit is given to us. You may not otherwise copy, modify, translate, post on a website, store electronically, republish, or redistribute any material from the website in any form or by any means without our prior written permission. To request permission, email [email protected].

You may not use any technologies that enable you to modify the website or to post comments or data to be seen by other users.

Linking Policy

You may link to this website if you obtain prior written permission from us and comply with the following requirements:

  • Requests for permission to link should be sent to [email protected].
  • If you do link to the website, do not create links in a way that might lead others to think that content on our website is your own or that we are endorsing your site when such is not the case.
  • Do not frame any part of the website within your site.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The information and publications on this website are prepared and intended for use in the context of the Canadian health care system. Other health care systems are different; the issues, information, and conclusions or recommendations related to the subject matter of information and publications on this website may be different in other jurisdictions and, if used outside of Canada, it is at the user's risk. These Terms of Use and any questions or matters of any nature arising from or relating to the content or use (or misuse) of this website and any information or publications on this website will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, and all proceedings shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario, Canada.

Please contact the Vice-President, Corporate Services, at  [email protected] with any inquiries about these Terms of Use or other legal matters.